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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: 13/04/2014 11:44 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
02.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageJuventusJuventus2-2GalatasarayGalatasaray7400
06.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar2-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundTurkeyTurkey0-2NetherlandsNetherlands9010
19.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1KarabüksporKarabükspor9020
23.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageGalatasarayGalatasaray3-1KøbenhavnKøbenhavn8010
27.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueKayserisporKayserispor2-4GalatasarayGalatasaray4510
01.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1KonyasporKonyaspor900
27.11.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal MadridReal Madrid4-1GalatasarayGalatasaray2700
11.12.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageGalatasarayGalatasaray1-0JuventusJuventus9010
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

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 (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

TeamPGS
Netherlands289
Netherlands U-2110
Netherlands U-1981
Netherlands U-1662
Total4312

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Ajax255
Real Madrid90
Galatasaray113
Internazionale256
Total7014
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Internazionale10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Internazionale31
Ajax81
Total112
Last updated: 19/03/2014 01:05 CET
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