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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: 07/02/2016 02:10 CET
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageItalyItaly2-0NetherlandsNetherlands9000
09.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic2-1NetherlandsNetherlands9000
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-1KazakhstanKazakhstan9000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundIcelandIceland2-0NetherlandsNetherlands4600
12.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNetherlandsNetherlands2-3MexicoMexico8110
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands6-0LatviaLatvia9000
28.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands1-1TurkeyTurkey9001
31.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNetherlandsNetherlands2-0SpainSpain6200
05.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNetherlandsNetherlands3-4USAUSA1200
12.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundLatviaLatvia0-2NetherlandsNetherlands9001
15.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueSivassporSivasspor2-2GalatasarayGalatasaray4500
29.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor1-4GalatasarayGalatasaray9020
03.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands0-1IcelandIceland9000
06.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundTurkeyTurkey3-0NetherlandsNetherlands9000
12.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray1-1MersinMersin9001
15.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageGalatasarayGalatasaray0-2AtléticoAtlético9000
19.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor0-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
26.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1GaziantepsporGaziantepspor8900
30.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageAstanaAstana2-2GalatasarayGalatasaray9001
03.10.2015Turkish Super Leagueİstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir0-2GalatasarayGalatasaray9001
10.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan1-2NetherlandsNetherlands8010
13.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands2-3Czech RepublicCzech Republic9001
17.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray4-1GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği8000
21.10.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1BenficaBenfica9000
25.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9001
03.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBenficaBenfica2-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
07.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor4-3GalatasarayGalatasaray9011
13.11.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageWalesWales2-3NetherlandsNetherlands9000
21.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray3-3AntalyasporAntalyaspor9001
25.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageAtléticoAtlético2-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
29.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa2-2GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
04.12.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray3-0BursasporBursaspor9000
08.12.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageGalatasarayGalatasaray1-1AstanaAstana9000
14.12.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş2-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9010
17.12.2015Turkish CupPlay-offsGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1AkhisarAkhisar500
20.12.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray3-2AkhisarAkhisar9001
16.01.2016Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray3-1SivassporSivasspor8900
31.01.2016Turkish CupPlay-offsGalatasarayGalatasaray3-1GaziantepsporGaziantepspor9000
06.02.2016Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray0-0KonyasporKonyaspor9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

Winner

Nominee

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 Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16

  • 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
Netherlands3810
Netherlands U-2110
Netherlands U-1981
Netherlands U-1662
Total5313

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Ajax255
Real Madrid90
Galatasaray234
Internazionale256
Total8215
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Internazionale10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Internazionale31
Ajax81
Total112
Last updated: 09/12/2015 01:15 CET