Jeffrey de Zwaan

Talented Dutch ace Jeffrey de Zwaan is the latest young star to join Team Unicorn.

In what is fast becoming his breakthrough year, De Zwaan sensationally won his first senior PDC title as he swept to victory at Players Championship 10 to confirm his arrival in the elite of world darts.

For Unicorn, the capture of De Zwaan is seen as another significant investment in the future of the sport. “I am thrilled to be joining the best team in darts and to sign as I win my first big title makes it even more special for me,” he said.

The young Dutch ace edged out Welshman Jonny Clayton in a last leg decider to win his maiden senior title in Wigan.

It has all happened for De Zwaan in 2018. He caused one of THE shocks of the year when he dumped World No.1 Michael van Gerwen out of the UK Open Finals in Minehead. He only won a Tour Card in the tough environment of Q School in January.

‘The Black Cobra’ then reached two Pro Tour Finals in quick succession....a UK Open qualifier and a Players Championship and he lost both finals to now Unicorn stablemate Gary Anderson.

He is on course for a place in the world’s top 50 and a prized place back at the World Championship. But this is only the start for the 22-year-old who is already making great strides in the world of darts. He has already raced up to 67th in the world rankings in a matter of months.

“It is a big moment in my life to sign for Unicorn and win at the Players Championship. It is an amazing feeling that Unicorn have confidence in me and I promise I won’t let anybody down!”

De Zwaan’s rapid no-nonsense style is the key to his success as he sticks to his darting principles and the success will surely come over the next decade.

People got a glimpse of what was to come in 2012 when De Zwaan beat Belgium’s Kenny Neyens to win the World Youth Masters crown.

Team Unicorn Player Liaison Matt Rankin, pictured with Jeffrey, said: “We have kept a close eye on Jeffrey since he played so well against Michael Smith at the 2016 World Championship. He has made a fantastic start to the year and securing his signature is incredibly pleasing for us. He is an exciting talent and it will be great to work with him over the coming years.”

He has also played at the Grand Slam and is on course to qualify for both the World Matchplay and World Grand Prix.

One of a growing number of Dutch starlets to breakthrough, Jeffrey de Zwaan looks set to make a big name for himself.

Player Name: Jeffrey de Zwaan
Nickname: The Black Cobra
Date of Birth:  26-03-1996
Height: 1.80m
Home Town: Leidschendam
Family/Marital Status:  Relationship with Daphne Van Der Linden
Occupation Before Darts: Waiter/Cook
Hobbies: Darts, football, cooking
Sponsors: Unicorn, Bengi BV
Darts Used: Unicorn Jeffrey de Zwaan 23G
Best Darts Moment So Far:  UK Open Finals 2018 beating Michael Van Gerwen
Practice Partners: Mike Zuydwijk, Vincent Van Der Meer
Favourite Double On The Dartboard: 20 and 16
Favourite Food: Italian, Thai
Favourite Drink: Ice Tea
Favourite Holiday Destination:  Thailand
Favourite Music: Andre Hazes and Raw Hardstyle
Favourite Movie: Sons of Anarchy
Favourite PDC Competition: World Championship
Favourite TV Programme: The Voice of Holland
Favourite Footy Team: ADO Den Haag
Sporting Heroes: Raymond Van Barneveld
PDC World Championship   Last 64   2016
World Masters   Last 16   2014
World Matchplay   Semi Final   2018
UK Open   Last 32   2018
Grand Slam Of Darts   Last 32 Group   2017
European Championship   Last 32   2015
Players Championship Finals   Last 64   2017
Zuiderduin Masters   Last 24 Group   2013
PDC Development Tour Germany   Winner   2017
PDC Tour Card European Qualifying School   Winner   2018
PDPA Players Championship Wigan   Winner   2018
World Youth Masters   Winner   2012