Wesley Sneijder

  • Date of birth : 09/06/1984
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Netherlands Netherlands
 
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Wesley Sneijder

Wesley Sneijder

Clubs: AFC Ajax, Real Madrid CF, FC Internazionale Milano, Galatasaray AŞ.

• Left his native Utrecht to join Ajax's academy as a schoolboy; twice voted young talent of year in the Netherlands – the second time after a brilliant 2006/07 season in which he scored 18 Eredivisie goals.

• Won his first cap for the Netherlands four months after making his top-flight debut for Ajax in December 2002; leapt to prominence with a man-of-the-match performance in the UEFA EURO 2004 play-off triumph against Scotland, scoring once and setting up three other goals in a 6-0 win in Amsterdam.

• Won one Eredivisie (2004) and two Dutch Cups (2006, 2007) with Ajax before joining Madrid for €27m in August 2007; scored the winner on his Liga debut, against Club Atlético de Madrid, and also finished the season strongly as the Merengues won the league.

• Featured at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and was man of the match in the Oranje's opening two games of UEFA EURO 2008, against Italy (3-0) and France (4-1), scoring in both; selected for UEFA's Team of the Tournament.

• Left Madrid for Inter in August 2009, taking the No10 shirt and rapidly endearing himself to the Nerazzurri fans; scored twice in the latter stages of the UEFA Champions League en route to a final victory against FC Bayern München in his former home stadium, the Santiago Bernabéu.

• Also won Serie A and the Coppa Italia, which was retained in 2011, in his first season in Italy.

• Was one of three players − along with David Villa and Thomas Müller − who scored a tournament-best five goals at the 2010 World Cup, but lost out on the top scorers' prize to the latter by virtue of assists and number of minutes played; also finished second, behind Diego Forlán, in the Golden Ball poll for the tournament's best player.

• Out of favour with Inter, he completed a reported €7.5m transfer to Galatasaray in January 2013 and made his debut for Cim Bom in a 2-1 Istanbul derby victory against Beşiktaş JK. 

UEFA honours
UEFA EURO 2008: Team of the Tournament
UEFA Champions League: winner 2010
UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year: 2010
UEFA.com users' Team of the Year: 2010

Last updated: 29/01/13 17.46CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 18/12/2014 02:05 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands2-0TurkeyTurkey9001
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundHungaryHungary1-4NetherlandsNetherlands9000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-0EstoniaEstonia3600
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundEstoniaEstonia2-2NetherlandsNetherlands9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAndorraAndorra0-2NetherlandsNetherlands7900
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundTurkeyTurkey0-2NetherlandsNetherlands9010
13.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageSpainSpain1-5NetherlandsNetherlands9001
18.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageAustraliaAustralia2-3NetherlandsNetherlands9000
23.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageNetherlandsNetherlands2-0ChileChile7500
29.06.2014FIFA World CupRound of 16NetherlandsNetherlands2-1MexicoMexico9010
05.07.2014FIFA World CupQuarter-finalsNetherlandsNetherlands0-0
(4-3(p))
Costa RicaCosta Rica12000
09.07.2014FIFA World CupSemi-finalsNetherlandsNetherlands0-0
(2-4(p))
ArgentinaArgentina12000
30.08.2014Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor0-2GalatasarayGalatasaray7700
09.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic2-1NetherlandsNetherlands9000
13.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray0-0EskişehirsporEskişehirspor7100
16.09.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageGalatasarayGalatasaray1-1AnderlechtAnderlecht9000
20.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueBalıkesirsporBalıkesirspor2-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
26.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1SivassporSivasspor9001
01.10.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal4-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
04.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueErciyessporErciyesspor1-2GalatasarayGalatasaray8710
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-1KazakhstanKazakhstan9000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundIcelandIceland2-0NetherlandsNetherlands4600
18.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9020
22.10.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageGalatasarayGalatasaray0-4DortmundDortmund9000
26.10.2014Turkish Super Leagueİstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir4-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
31.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1KasımpaşaKasımpaşa3600
04.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageDortmundDortmund4-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9001
08.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueKarabüksporKarabükspor1-2GalatasarayGalatasaray6700
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands6-0LatviaLatvia9000
22.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray0-3TrabzonsporTrabzonspor2900
26.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageAnderlechtAnderlecht2-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
29.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor0-1GalatasarayGalatasaray6400
06.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1AkhisarAkhisar9000
09.12.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageGalatasarayGalatasaray1-4ArsenalArsenal9010
13.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor0-5GalatasarayGalatasaray9000

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General info

  • Name: Wesley Sneijder
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 09/06/1984 (30)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 10
  • Club: Galatasaray ( TUR)

  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 72kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second group stage)
    26/02/03: Ajax 0-0 Arsenal
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    26/09/00: Iceland 1-1 Netherlands

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Netherlands329
Netherlands U-2110
Netherlands U-1981
Netherlands U-1662
Total4712

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Ajax255
Real Madrid90
Galatasaray174
Internazionale256
Total7615
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Internazionale10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Internazionale31
Ajax81
Total112
Last updated: 10/12/2014 01:06 CET
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