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


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 06/07/2015 12:47 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
Costa RicaCosta Rica12000
09.07.2014FIFA World CupSemi-finalsNetherlandsNetherlands0-0
30.08.2014Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor0-2GalatasarayGalatasaray7700
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageItalyItaly2-0NetherlandsNetherlands9000
09.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic2-1NetherlandsNetherlands9000
13.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray0-0EskişehirsporEskişehirspor7100
20.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueBalıkesirsporBalıkesirspor2-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
26.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1SivassporSivasspor9001
04.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueErciyessporErciyesspor1-2GalatasarayGalatasaray8710
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-1KazakhstanKazakhstan9000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundIcelandIceland2-0NetherlandsNetherlands4600
18.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9020
26.10.2014Turkish Super Leagueİstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir4-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
31.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1KasımpaşaKasımpaşa3600
08.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueKarabüksporKarabükspor1-2GalatasarayGalatasaray6700
12.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNetherlandsNetherlands2-3MexicoMexico8110
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands6-0LatviaLatvia9000
22.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray0-3TrabzonsporTrabzonspor2900
29.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor0-1GalatasarayGalatasaray6400
06.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1AkhisarAkhisar9000
13.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor0-5GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
20.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray3-2MersinMersin8400
04.01.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş0-2GalatasarayGalatasaray8000
22.01.2015Turkish CupFourth roundGalatasarayGalatasaray0-2Diyarbakır Büyükşehir BelediyesporDiyarbakır Büyükşehir Belediyespor7200
25.01.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-0RizesporRizespor9011
01.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-2BursasporBursaspor9000
04.02.2015Turkish CupFourth roundGalatasarayGalatasaray3-1FBM Makina Balçova YaşamsporFBM Makina Balçova Yaşamspor9000
09.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueEskişehirsporEskişehirspor1-2GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
12.02.2015Turkish CupRound of 16GalatasarayGalatasaray4-1KonyasporKonyaspor9020
16.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray3-1BalıkesirsporBalıkesirspor9010
21.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueSivassporSivasspor2-3GalatasarayGalatasaray8100
27.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray3-1ErciyessporErciyesspor9010
03.03.2015Turkish CupQuarter-finalsGalatasarayGalatasaray4-0ManisasporManisaspor5400
08.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
14.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-2İstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir9000
21.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa2-3GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
28.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands1-1TurkeyTurkey9001
31.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNetherlandsNetherlands2-0SpainSpain6200
05.04.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray4-2KarabüksporKarabükspor9020
19.04.2015Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor2-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9001
30.04.2015Turkish CupSemi-finalsGalatasarayGalatasaray4-1SivassporSivasspor8310
04.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-2GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
08.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray1-0KonyasporKonyaspor9000
12.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueMersinMersin0-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
16.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray1-0GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği9010
24.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-0BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9010
03.06.2015Turkish CupFinalGalatasarayGalatasaray3-2BursasporBursaspor9000
05.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNetherlandsNetherlands3-4USAUSA1200
12.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundLatviaLatvia0-2NetherlandsNetherlands9001

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General info

  • Name: Wesley Sneijder
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 09/06/1984 (31)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 10
  • Club: Galatasaray ( TUR)

  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 72kg

  • Currently playing:
    • 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

Netherlands U-2110
Netherlands U-1981
Netherlands U-1662

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid90
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 13/06/2015 01:09 CET
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