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: 13/07/2014 01:05 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands2-0TurkeyTurkey9001
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundHungaryHungary1-4NetherlandsNetherlands9000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-0EstoniaEstonia3600
08.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundIndonesiaIndonesia0-0NetherlandsNetherlands4600
08.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundIndonesiaIndonesia0-0NetherlandsNetherlands4600
19.08.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1GaziantepsporGaziantepspor9010
25.08.2013Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor1-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
30.08.2013Turkish Super LeagueEskişehirsporEskişehirspor0-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundEstoniaEstonia2-2NetherlandsNetherlands9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAndorraAndorra0-2NetherlandsNetherlands7900
22.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş0-3GalatasarayGalatasaray8900
28.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray1-1RizesporRizespor3500
06.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar2-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundTurkeyTurkey0-2NetherlandsNetherlands9010
19.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1KarabüksporKarabükspor9020
27.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueKayserisporKayserispor2-4GalatasarayGalatasaray4510
01.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1KonyasporKonyaspor900
15.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği1-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
22.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1TrabzonsporTrabzonspor8500
28.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueErciyessporErciyesspor1-3GalatasarayGalatasaray8910
15.01.2014Turkish CupSixth roundGalatasarayGalatasaray2-0TokatsporTokatspor9000
19.01.2014Turkish CupSixth roundAntalyasporAntalyaspor1-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
22.01.2014Turkish CupSixth roundElazığsporElazığspor1-0GalatasarayGalatasaray2300
26.01.2014Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor0-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
02.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray6-0BursasporBursaspor5730
08.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray3-0EskişehirsporEskişehirspor8900
17.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueAntalyasporAntalyaspor2-2GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
22.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray1-0BeşiktaşBeşiktaş8100
02.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor1-1GalatasarayGalatasaray8100
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-0NetherlandsNetherlands7200
08.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray6-1AkhisarAkhisar7610
14.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueKarabüksporKarabükspor0-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
22.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray0-1KayserisporKayserispor9000
25.03.2014Turkish CupSemi-finalsGalatasarayGalatasaray2-2BursasporBursaspor9010
29.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor0-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
06.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray1-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9010
16.04.2014Turkish CupSemi-finalsBursasporBursaspor2-5GalatasarayGalatasaray9010
19.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray0-4KasımpaşaKasımpaşa9000
27.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueElazığsporElazığspor0-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
03.05.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray3-2GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği9000
07.05.2014Turkish CupFinalEskişehirsporEskişehirspor0-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9010
11.05.2014Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor1-4GalatasarayGalatasaray8520
17.05.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1ErciyessporErciyesspor9000
31.05.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundNetherlandsNetherlands1-0GhanaGhana8200
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

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General info

  • Name: Wesley Sneijder
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 09/06/1984 (29)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 10
  • Club: Galatasaray ( TUR)

  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 72kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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: 13/07/2014 01:05 CET
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