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Rafael VAN DER VAART
FC Midtjylland (DEN)

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Full name Rafael Ferdinand van der Vaart  
Date of Birth February 11, 1983
Birthplace Heemskerk, Netherlands
Height 175 cm
Position Attacking midfielder (or central midfielder / second striker)
Foot Left
Nationality Dutch
Club FC Midtjylland (DEN)
Nation Netherlands
Int. debut Age 18 (October 6, 2001 - vs. Andorra)
World Cups 8 matches (2010: 5 / 2006: 3)
Honours

Club
2
Dutch Championships (2001-02, 2003-04)
1 Dutch Cup (2001-02)
1 Dutch Super Cup (2002)
1 Spanish Super Cup (2008)
Individual
1
Dutch Young Player of the Year (2000-01)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TFR PLAYERS
Teams represented (central column) +
TFR Players Rankings (right column)
2016-17 Midtjylland (DEN)
-
2015-16 Real Betis (SPA)
-
2014-15 Hamburger SV (GER)
-
2013-14 Hamburger SV (GER)
-
2012-13 Hamburger SV (GER)
152
2011-12

Tottenham (ENG)

132
2010-11 Tottenham (ENG)
32
2009-10 Real Madrid (SPA)
128
2008-09 Real Madrid (SPA)
92
2007-08 Hamburger SV (GER) 
126

OTHER TFR RANKINGS
2016-17 None
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2015-16 None
-
2014-15 None
-
2013-14 None
-
2012-13 None
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2011-12 None
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2010-11 None
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2009-10 None
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2008-09 None
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2007-08 None
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CAREER STATISTICS
League Appearances & Goals
2016-17 Midtjylland
15
2
2015-16 Real Betis
7
0
2014-15 Hamburger SV
24
4
2013-14 Hamburger SV  
27
7
2012-13 Hamburger SV
27
5
- Tottenham
2
0
2011-12 Tottenham
33
11
2010-11 Tottenham
28
13
2009-10 Real Madrid
26
6
2008-09 Real Madrid
32
5
2007-08 Hamburger SV
29
12
2006-07 Hamburger SV
26
8
2005-06 Hamburger SV
19
9
2004-05 Ajax
22
6
2003-04 Ajax
26
7
2002-03 Ajax
21
18
2001-02 Ajax
20
14
2000-01 Ajax
27
7
1999-00 Ajax
1
0



DID YOU KNOW ?

Rafael van der Vaart has a Spanish mother (from Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz) and a Dutch Yeniche father.

He signed for Ajax on a trial basis as a ten-year-old but was eventually enrolled permanently after impressing the coaches.

At the age of seventeen, van der Vaart made his debut for the Ajax senior side in a 1-1 draw with Den Bosch in the 1999-00 season.

During an international match against Sweden on August 18, 2004 he was injured by then Ajax teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic which led to the sale of Ibrahimovic to Juventus FC two weeks later following controversial accusations that Ibra had intentionally tried to hurt van der Vaart.