Rafael van der Vaart

  • Date of birth : 11/02/1983
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Netherlands Netherlands
 
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Rafael van der Vaart

Clubs: AFC Ajax, Hamburger SV, Real Madrid CF, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Hamburger SV

• A graduate of Ajax's famed youth system, Van der Vaart made his first-team debut at 17, against FC Den Bosch in April 2000.

• Made his national team debut at 18 − against Andorra − during a brilliant first half of Ajax's 2001/02 title-winning season when he led the Eredivisie charts with 14 goals in 20 games; however, a right knee injury ended his campaign prematurely.

• The left-footed playmaker returned with 18 Eredivisie goals in 2002/03 and found the net on his UEFA Champions League debut against Olympique Lyonnais; was less prominent as Ajax regained the title in 2003/04 but was named club captain for the following campaign, his last before joining Hamburg.

• Scored in three successive UEFA EURO 2004 qualifiers but was out of form at the finals; it was a similar story at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, where he was not fully fit after an injury-wrecked debut Bundesliga campaign (though he still managed nine league goals and five in the UEFA Cup).

• Came good for the Oranje at UEFA EURO 2008 prior to leaving Hamburg for Madrid, where he was often a substitute in his debut campaign; made five appearances at the 2010 World Cup, coming on as a substitute in the final against Spain.

• After failing to cement his place in the Madrid side, he signed for Tottenham in an €11m move on 1 September 2010 and finished that season as the north London club's 13-goal top scorer in the Premier League.

• Made his 100th appearance for the Netherlands in a friendly against Belgium on 15 August 2012, a couple of weeks before he rejoined Hamburg. 

Last updated: 08/12/13 7.12CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 01/07/2015 18:16 CET
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-0AndorraAndorra7110
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania1-4NetherlandsNetherlands7611
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-0EstoniaEstonia5410
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands4-0RomaniaRomania7910
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands8-1HungaryHungary9010
18.08.2014German DFB CupFirst roundEnergieEnergie2-2
(1-4(p))
HamburgHamburg12011
23.08.2014German BundesligaKölnKöln0-0HamburgHamburg9000
30.08.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-3PaderbornPaderborn3700
19.10.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-1HoffenheimHoffenheim6600
25.10.2014German BundesligaHerthaHertha3-0HamburgHamburg6500
29.10.2014German DFB CupSecond roundHamburgHamburg1-3BayernBayern2101
01.11.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-0LeverkusenLeverkusen6310
09.11.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg2-0HamburgHamburg7900
23.11.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-0BremenBremen8600
29.11.2014German BundesligaAugsburgAugsburg3-1HamburgHamburg7510
07.12.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-1MainzMainz8310
13.12.2014German BundesligaFreiburgFreiburg0-0HamburgHamburg6500
16.12.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-1StuttgartStuttgart9000
31.01.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-2KölnKöln9000
04.02.2015German BundesligaPaderbornPaderborn0-3HamburgHamburg6610
07.02.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-1HannoverHannover4500
14.02.2015German BundesligaBayernBayern8-0HamburgHamburg5700
28.02.2015German BundesligaFrankfurtFrankfurt2-1HamburgHamburg1100
07.03.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-0DortmundDortmund800
20.03.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-1HerthaHertha7500
11.04.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-2WolfsburgWolfsburg6200
19.04.2015German BundesligaBremenBremen1-0HamburgHamburg8600
25.04.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg3-2AugsburgAugsburg7500
03.05.2015German BundesligaMainzMainz1-2HamburgHamburg9000
08.05.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-1FreiburgFreiburg9000
16.05.2015German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart2-1HamburgHamburg9001

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General info

  • Name: Rafael van der Vaart
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 11/02/1983 (32)
  • Country: Netherlands

  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    12/09/00: Gent 0-6 Ajax
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    26/10/98: Iceland 0-0 Netherlands

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Netherlands325
Netherlands U-2142
Netherlands U-1882
Netherlands U-16135
Total5714

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Hamburg53
Tottenham72
Real Madrid100
Ajax214
Total439
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Ajax83
Tottenham11
Hamburg178
Total2612
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Hamburg94
Total94
Last updated: 16/10/2013 01:55 CET
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