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: 17/04/2014 02:00 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundBelgiumBelgium4-2NetherlandsNetherlands4600
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-0AndorraAndorra7110
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania1-4NetherlandsNetherlands7611
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundNetherlandsNetherlands0-0GermanyGermany7200
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-0EstoniaEstonia5410
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands4-0RomaniaRomania7910
04.08.2013German DFB CupFirst roundSV Schott JenaSV Schott Jena0-4HamburgHamburg9010
11.08.2013German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke3-3HamburgHamburg9011
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal1-1NetherlandsNetherlands4600
17.08.2013German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-5HoffenheimHoffenheim8410
24.08.2013German BundesligaHerthaHertha1-0HamburgHamburg9000
31.08.2013German BundesligaHamburgHamburg4-0BraunschweigBraunschweig7910
14.09.2013German BundesligaDortmundDortmund6-2HamburgHamburg001
21.09.2013German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-2BremenBremen9000
24.09.2013German DFB CupSecond roundHamburgHamburg1-0FürthFürth9000
28.09.2013German BundesligaEintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt2-2HamburgHamburg9000
06.10.2013German BundesligaNürnbergNürnberg0-5HamburgHamburg9012
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands8-1HungaryHungary9010
20.10.2013German BundesligaHamburgHamburg3-3StuttgartStuttgart9010
27.10.2013German BundesligaFreiburgFreiburg0-3HamburgHamburg9010
02.11.2013German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-2MönchengladbachMönchengladbach9000
09.11.2013German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen5-3HamburgHamburg9001
16.11.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundNetherlandsNetherlands2-2JapanJapan7810
19.11.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundNetherlandsNetherlands0-0ColombiaColombia4500
14.12.2013German BundesligaBayernBayern3-1HamburgHamburg9000
21.12.2013German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-3MainzMainz9010
26.01.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-3SchalkeSchalke9000
01.02.2014German BundesligaHoffenheimHoffenheim3-0HamburgHamburg9000
08.02.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-3HerthaHertha9000
12.02.2014German DFB CupQuarter-finalsHamburgHamburg0-5BayernBayern4000
15.02.2014German BundesligaBraunschweigBraunschweig4-2HamburgHamburg5200
01.03.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen1-0HamburgHamburg4500
16.03.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-1NürnbergNürnberg8200
22.03.2014German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart1-0HamburgHamburg5800
26.03.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-1FreiburgFreiburg9000
30.03.2014German BundesligaMönchengladbachMönchengladbach3-1HamburgHamburg9000
04.04.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-1LeverkusenLeverkusen6801
12.04.2014German BundesligaHannoverHannover2-1HamburgHamburg4500

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General info

  • Name: Rafael van der Vaart
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (age): 11/02/1983 (30)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 23
  • Club: Hamburg ( GER)

  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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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