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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: 12/04/2016 02:42 CET
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-1KazakhstanKazakhstan9011
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundIcelandIceland2-0NetherlandsNetherlands7800
12.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNetherlandsNetherlands2-3MexicoMexico6700
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands6-0LatviaLatvia6901
28.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands1-1TurkeyTurkey9000
31.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNetherlandsNetherlands2-0SpainSpain500
09.08.2015English Premier LeagueStokeStoke0-1LiverpoolLiverpool7800
15.08.2015English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham2-2StokeStoke9000
22.08.2015English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-1StokeStoke5700
29.08.2015English Premier LeagueStokeStoke0-1West BromWest Brom2500
22.09.2015English League CupThird roundFulhamFulham0-1StokeStoke9000
26.09.2015English Premier LeagueStokeStoke2-1BournemouthBournemouth3600
03.10.2015English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa0-1StokeStoke3200
10.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan1-2NetherlandsNetherlands1000
19.10.2015English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea0-1StokeStoke1500
27.10.2015English League CupFourth roundStokeStoke1-1
(5-4(p))
ChelseaChelsea7600
31.10.2015English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-0StokeStoke3000
07.11.2015English Premier LeagueStokeStoke1-0ChelseaChelsea1100
21.11.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton0-1StokeStoke2500
28.11.2015English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland2-0StokeStoke500
01.12.2015English League CupQuarter-finalsStokeStoke2-0Sheff. WednesdaySheff. Wednesday9010
05.12.2015English Premier LeagueStokeStoke2-0Man. CityMan. City8500
12.12.2015English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham0-0StokeStoke6600
19.12.2015English Premier LeagueStokeStoke1-2Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
26.12.2015English Premier LeagueStokeStoke2-0Man. UnitedMan. United9000
28.12.2015English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton3-4StokeStoke9000
02.01.2016English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-1StokeStoke9000
05.01.2016English League CupSemi-finalsStokeStoke0-1LiverpoolLiverpool9000
13.01.2016English Premier LeagueStokeStoke3-1NorwichNorwich9001
17.01.2016English Premier LeagueStokeStoke0-0ArsenalArsenal8800
26.01.2016English League CupSemi-finalsLiverpoolLiverpool0-1
(6-5(p))
StokeStoke12000
02.02.2016English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United3-0StokeStoke9000
06.02.2016English Premier LeagueStokeStoke0-3EvertonEverton6200
13.02.2016English Premier LeagueBournemouthBournemouth1-3StokeStoke8610
27.02.2016English Premier LeagueStokeStoke2-1Aston VillaAston Villa7100
02.03.2016English Premier LeagueStokeStoke1-0NewcastleNewcastle7000
05.03.2016English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea1-1StokeStoke9000
12.03.2016English Premier LeagueStokeStoke1-2SouthamptonSouthampton9001
19.03.2016English Premier LeagueWatfordWatford1-2StokeStoke8400
25.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNetherlandsNetherlands2-3FranceFrance4510
29.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageEnglandEngland1-2NetherlandsNetherlands9000
02.04.2016English Premier LeagueStokeStoke2-2SwanseaSwansea9010
10.04.2016English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool4-1StokeStoke9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Ibrahim Afellay
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/04/1986 (29)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 14
  • Club: Stoke ( ENG)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • 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
Netherlands184
Total184

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Olympiacos62
PSV200
Barcelona70
Schalke41
Total373
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
PSV222
Olympiacos20
Total242
Last updated: 14/10/2015 01:08 CET
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