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Ibrahim Afellay

Ibrahim Afellay

Recruited by FC Barcelona in January 2011 after several seasons of steadily increasing stature and maturity with PSV Eindhoven, Ibrahim Afellay is a creative, pacy wide midfielder whose participation at UEFA EURO 2012 was placed in jeopardy when he sustained cruciate ligament damage to his left knee in September 2011.

• Born in Utrecht of Moroccan descent, Afellay joined PSV in 1996 having been scouted while playing for amateur outfit USV Elinkwijk.

• Developed gradually at PSV, scoring his first two Eredivisie goals in 4-2 defeat of Feyenoord in the final home game of 2004/05, and was ever-present in the UEFA Champions League the following campaign.

• Heavily involved as PSV won four successive Dutch titles from 2004/05 to 2007/08, he was voted Talent of the Year in the Netherlands in 2006/07 after scoring six times in 27 league appearances; eclipsed that total two seasons later with a career-best 13 top-flight goals.

• Eligible to play for Morocco but chose the Netherlands instead, making his debut in a UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier away to Slovenia; made three appearances at the final tournament and the same number at the 2010 FIFA World Cup as the Oranje finished runners-up to Spain.

• Played all but seven minutes of the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League group stage as PSV finished top of their section – joined Barcelona for a reported €3m a few weeks later and ended the season with a cameo in the UEFA Champions League final against Manchester United FC.

• Ruled out for almost seven months in autumn 2011 when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in training but proved his fitness in Barcelona's remaining Liga games to earn a place in the Dutch squad for UEFA EURO 2012.

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
winner 2011

Last updated: 30/05/12 13.54CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/02/2015 03:53 CET
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-0AndorraAndorra1900
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania1-4NetherlandsNetherlands1400
23.08.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos3-1VolouVolou6010
13.09.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos3-0OFIOFI6800
16.09.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageOlympiacosOlympiacos3-2AtléticoAtlético6911
27.09.2014Greek Super LeagueAtromitosAtromitos1-0OlympiacosOlympiacos9000
01.10.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMalmöMalmö2-0OlympiacosOlympiacos7900
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-1KazakhstanKazakhstan9011
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundIcelandIceland2-0NetherlandsNetherlands7800
22.10.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageOlympiacosOlympiacos1-0JuventusJuventus2100
26.10.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos1-0PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
04.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageJuventusJuventus3-2OlympiacosOlympiacos9000
09.11.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos5-1PanthrakikosPanthrakikos5600
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands6-0LatviaLatvia6901
26.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageAtléticoAtlético4-0OlympiacosOlympiacos4500
03.12.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos1-2PAOKPAOK6100
09.12.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageOlympiacosOlympiacos4-2MalmöMalmö1310
13.12.2014Greek Super LeagueLevadiakosLevadiakos1-2OlympiacosOlympiacos2711
17.12.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos2-0PanioniosPanionios6200
11.01.2015Greek Super LeagueXanthiXanthi1-3OlympiacosOlympiacos6800
18.01.2015Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos2-0PanetolikosPanetolikos6400
24.01.2015Greek Super LeagueOFIOFI0-3OlympiacosOlympiacos9000
01.02.2015Greek Super LeagueVeriaVeria0-2OlympiacosOlympiacos6200
04.02.2015Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos2-1AtromitosAtromitos6910
08.02.2015Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK0-0OlympiacosOlympiacos9000
14.02.2015Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos3-0ErgotelisErgotelis5700
19.02.2015UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32DniproDnipro2-0OlympiacosOlympiacos9000
22.02.2015Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-1OlympiacosOlympiacos500

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Ibrahim Afellay
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/04/1986 (28)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Olympiacos ( GRE)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 76kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    13/09/05: PSV 1-0 Schalke
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Qualifying round)
    28/03/07: Slovenia 0-1 Netherlands

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Netherlands164
Total164

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Olympiacos62
PSV200
Barcelona70
Schalke41
Total373
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
PSV222
Olympiacos10
Total232
Last updated: 20/02/2015 01:09 CET
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