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Vurnon Anita
Personal information
Date of birth 4 April 1989 (1989-04-04) (age 20)
Place of birth Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Left back, Midfielder
Club information
Current club Ajax
Number 23
Youth career
1996–1997 CVV Willemstad
1997–1999 Maarssen
1999–2005 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005– Ajax 22 (0)
National team
2004–2006 Netherlands U-17 28 (7)
2006–2007 Netherlands U-19 4 (0)
2008- Netherlands U-21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:15, 30 September 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:35, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Vurnon San Benito Anita (born 4 April 1989 in Willemstad) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a full back and midfielder for Ajax.



In his youth years on Curaçao, Anita started to play football at local team CVV Willemstad. After he moved to the Netherlands he started playing for amateur side VV Maarssen. Later he was scouted by Ajax and he joined their world famous youth system.

He is highly rated by coach Marco van Basten, who has rejected enquiries from Arsenal and Tottenham.


Anita performed in the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Peru for the Netherlands, where the Dutch came third. As of the 2005-06 season he was promoted to the first team of Ajax and on March 19, 2006 he made his Eredivisie debut in a 3-2 away loss against FC Groningen. That year he also participated in the KNVB Cup, which Ajax went on to win. The following season he added another match to his Eredivisie total, bringing it to two appearances.


Season Club Competition Apps Goals
2005/06 Ajax Netherlands Eredivisie 1 0
2006/07 Ajax Netherlands Eredivisie 1 0
2007/08 Ajax Netherlands Eredivisie 0 0
2008/09 Ajax Netherlands Eredivisie 16 0
Total 6 0

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