Jonathan De Guzman started his youth career at the North Scarborough Soccer Club in Canada. To improve his skills, the youngster trained six times a week and was active in three different teams, including the team of his older brother. When his brother Julian left Canada to join Olympique Marseille's youth academy, Jonathan De Guzman's urge to also pursue his career in Europe grew strongly. At the age of 12, two years after his brother went to France, he joined the Feyenoord youth academy in the Netherlands
Jonathan De Guzman is a Canadian-born footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder and is currently playing for Villarreal CF. De Guzman was born in Canada, but made himself available for the Netherlands after he gained Dutch citizenship in 2008. He has been capped four times for the Netherlands U21, scoring three goals and was active on the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. De Guzman progressed through the Feyenoord Academy, making his first team debut in 2005 and has played over 100 matches for the club from Rotterdam. In the summer of 2010 De Guzmán signed a three-year contract with RCD Mallorca following a free transfer. The following summer he was purchased by Villarreal.