Rafael van der Vaart







Full Name: Rafael Ferdinand van der Vaart
Nationality: Dutch
Birthday: February 11, 1983 in Heemskerk (Netherlands)
Zodiac: Aquarius
Height: 1,75 meters
Weight: 73 kilograms
Marital status: married with Sylvie (1 son: Damian Rafael)
Club: Hamburger SV
Position: Midfielder (left, center)
Inside Facts:

  • His mother is spanish and his father dutchman.
  • Van der Vaart comes from the youth trail from the Amsterdam football club.
  • Because of his talent he became to incurred to AFC Ajax as he was seventeen years old. The debut was against FC Den Bosch on April 19, 2000. The match endings with 1-1 draw. His first goal for Ajax he schoots on October 20, 2000.
  • At the season 2000/2001, he became the best Talent of the Year for Ajax. He was also voted by readers of the italian magazine Calcio as European Talent of the Year.
  • His first international for the Netherlands he made on Octobre 06, 2001 against Andorra. Holland wins 4:0.
  • The season 2001/2002 was a very hard time for Rafael. His knee was injuried and needed to operation. After the painful injury he went back to the football place. But there he became injuried again. And again he needed a operation. There became removing its entire mensicus. Although he had played less, Van der Vaart scored 14 goals for AFC Ajax.
    At the season 2002/2003, he came back. In the Amsterdam Tournament - an annual association football tournament - he finds the net two times against the FC Barcelona. The result in the end of this match was 4-3 for Ajax. Through a goal of Van der Vaart win the Team against the Inter Milan the Tournament. At this season, he became plaqued through other injuries, but nevertheless he had 21 appearances and shoot 18 goals.
  • In the summer 2005 he moved from Ajax Amsterdam to the Hamburger SV (Germany). The fee was around 5,1 million Euros.


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