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Wesley Sneijder
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Personal information
Full name Wesley Benjamin Sneijder[1]
Date of birth June 9, 1984 (1984-06-09) (age 25)
Place of birth Utrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current club Internazionale
Number 10
Youth career
1991–2002 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Ajax 127 (44)
2007–2009 Real Madrid 52 (11)
2009– Internazionale 17 (4)
National team
2003– Netherlands 56 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 January 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 February 2009
.Wesley Benjamin Sneijder (About this sound pronunciation ; born 9 June 1984, in Utrecht) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for Italian Serie A club Internazionale as a midfielder.^ Wesley Sneijder plays down...
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^ Wesley Sneijder - Inter Milan Football Club skip to content .
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^ "We have been able to play superb football," Sneijder said.
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.He is a regular player for the Dutch national team, having made his debut in April 2003, and having represented his country at the 2006 World Cup and at two European Championships (2008 and 2004).^ FIFA World Cup European Qualifying - 2008/2009 .
  • Wesley Sneijder | Player Profile | Holland | Euro 2008 | Football | Sky Sports 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.skysports.com [Source type: General]

^ European Championship Qualifying - 2006/2007 .
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^ European Championships - 2007/2008 .
  • Wesley Sneijder | Player Profile | Holland | Euro 2008 | Football | Sky Sports 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.skysports.com [Source type: General]

.Wesley is known to be a dead-ball specialist and an expert in scoring from free-kicks.^ Wesley Sneijder delivers a nice ball from a free kick.
  • El Clasico at the Camp Nou tonight 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.livefootball.net [Source type: General]

^ Wesley Sneijder is also considered to be a dead-ball specialist.
  • Wesley Sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ In the build-up to Euro 2008, Sneijder scored a free kick in a friendly against Wales national football team on May 31, making it Wesley Sneijder second strike from a direct free kick in a row.
  • Wesley Sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

[2] .For the 2009/2010 season, he was Inter's primary free-kick taker and has so far scored 4 goals from free-kicks alone.^ Magnificant free kick goal from...
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^ Hargreaves is their best free kick taker.
  • Wesley Sneijder an option? [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

^ As far as I can remember, he has scored 2 free kicks in his Liverpool career.
  • Wesley Sneijder an option? [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

.He is also respected for his creative vision and his ability to unleash passes that lead to goalscoring opportunities.^ He is a goalscoring midfielder with a lot of experience, a nice pass, with a lot of creativity.
  • Manchester United launch £20m bid for Wesley Sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC redrants.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Early life

.Wesley Sneijder was born on 9 June 1984 in Utrecht into a football family: his father was a player, his older brother Jeffrey played for Stormvogels Telstar, and his younger brother Rodney plays for the youth academy of AFC Ajax.^ Wesley Sneijder plays down...
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^ Wesley Sneijder is a brilliant football player, but he prefers playing in Spain.
  • Spurs closing in on Kaboul and Sneijder - Sportingo 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

^ Wesley Sneijder (born June 9, 1984, in Utrecht (city), Netherlands) is a Netherlands Association football Midfielder (association football).
  • Wesley Sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

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Club career

Ajax

.Although Sneijder was not born in Amsterdam, he started his career in AFC Ajax's famous youth academy.^ Although Sneijder was not born in Amsterdam, Wesley Sneijder started Wesley Sneijder career in the AFC Ajax's famous youth academy.
  • Wesley Sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Early life== Wesley Sneijder was born on June 9, 1984 in Utrecht into a football family: his father was a player, his older brother Jeffrey plays for Stormvogels Telstar and his younger brother Rodney plays for the youth academy of Ajax.
  • Wesley Sneijder, Soccer Player - News - Evri 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

^ Born in Utrecht, Sneijder has found his way into regular first-team football in Amsterdam after rising up through the youth ranks.
  • Spurs closing in on Kaboul and Sneijder - Sportingo 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

.Following his older brother's footsteps, he signed for Ajax as a seven-year-old, initially on trial but impressed enough to be signed on a permanent basis.^ Sneijder made his Dutch debut as an 18-year-old just six-months after his first-team debut for Ajax and a month after his first appearance for Holland's Under-21s.
  • Wesley Sneijder | Player Profile | Holland | Euro 2008 | Football | Sky Sports 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.skysports.com [Source type: General]
  • Wesley Sneijder | Player Profile | Holland | Euro 2008 | Football | 365 Media Group | Football365 | Sporting Life | TEAMtalk 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.teamtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Every time I’ve seen the 25-year-old play he’s never ceased to impress me.
  • Manchester United launch £20m bid for Wesley Sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC redrants.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The future of the 25-year-old at the Bernabéu looks increasingly uncertain following Real's splurge in the transfer market this summer.
  • inside World Soccer | Soccer news, scores, standings and videos: wesley sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.insideworldsoccer.com [Source type: General]

.He made his debut for Ajax in a 2-0 win at SBV Excelsior on 22 December 2002 when manager Ronald Koeman, troubled by an injury-filled squad, called him up, advised by Danny Blind, the then-coach of the Ajax youth squad.^ Wesley Sneijder made Wesley Sneijder debut for Ajax in a 2-0 win at SBV Excelsior on December 22, 2002 when manager Ronald Koeman, troubled by an injury-filled squad called Wesley Sneijder up, advised by Danny Blind, the then-coach of the Ajax youth-squad.
  • Wesley Sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ A product of the hugely successful Ajax youth academy, Sneijder made his professional debut in a 2-0 win at Excelsior in December 2002.
  • Wesley Sneijder Profile, Statistics, News, Game Log - Netherlands, World Cup - ESPN Soccernet 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC soccernet.espn.go.com [Source type: News]
  • Wesley Sneijder Profile, Statistics, News, Game Log - Internazionale, Italian Serie A - ESPN Soccernet 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC soccernet-assets.espn.go.com [Source type: News]

^ Key injuries/sqaud omissions: Netherlands coach Marco van Basten originally omitted defender Khalid Boulahrouz from his squad, but then called him up to the team when winger Ryan Babel who suffered an ankle injury in a recent training session.
  • EURO 2008 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

.He rapidly established himself in the role of midfield general and occasional left winger.^ Wesley Sneijder rapidly established himself in the role of midfield general and occasional left winger.
  • Wesley Sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

.Despite his short height, he is quick, strong on the ball, and his passing range is enhanced by his ambidexterity.^ Despite Wesley Sneijder short height, Wesley Sneijder is quick, strong on the ball and Wesley Sneijder passing range is enhanced by Wesley Sneijder ambidexterity.
  • Wesley Sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

[3][4] .Due to his impeccable placement and confirmed ability to score from free kicks, Sneijder earned the reputation as a dead-ball specialist and has become the choice short-range free kick taker in all the major teams in which he has played.^ At least we'd have a recognised free kick taker if we signed Sneijder.
  • Wesley Sneijder an option? [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

^ Wesley Sneijder delivers a nice ball from a free kick.
  • El Clasico at the Camp Nou tonight 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.livefootball.net [Source type: General]

^ Hargreaves is their best free kick taker.
  • Wesley Sneijder an option? [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

[3]

Real Madrid

.On 12 August 2007, Ajax agreed to sell Sneijder to Real Madrid for 27 million, according to the club's web-site, making him the second most expensive Dutch football player.^ The best Real Madrid newsletter on the web .
  • Wesley Sneijder's Injury: How Real Madrid Will Cope | Bleacher Report 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

^ Last year saw Real Madrid snap-up Sneijder for 21million - making him the second most expensive Dutch player of all time.
  • Wesley Sneijder | Player Profile | Holland | Euro 2008 | Football | Sky Sports 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.skysports.com [Source type: General]
  • Wesley Sneijder | Player Profile | Holland | Euro 2008 | Football | 365 Media Group | Football365 | Sporting Life | TEAMtalk 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.teamtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ He wants to go, the fans want him to go - but do the Real Madrid players want him?
  • manutdweb.com - Ronaldo saga goes on as Sneijder opposes move 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.thefootballnetwork.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He was the second of three Dutchmen to sign for Real Madrid for the 2007 season, joining Royston Drenthe and later Arjen Robben.^ Wesley Sneijder was the second of three Dutchmen to sign for Real Madrid for the 2007 season joining Royston Drenthe and later Arjen Robben.
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^ Tags: Wesley Sneijder Real Madrid 07-08 Season La Liga Champions Goals Skills Passes Holland Netherlands Dutch midfielder .
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^ Wesley Sneijder also was given the number 23 which was worn by David Beckham for four full seasons at Real Madrid C.F..
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He also was given the number 23, which was worn by David Beckham for four full seasons at Real.
.In his first La Liga match for Real, he scored the winner in the Madrid derby against Atlético Madrid.^ He scored his first La Liga goal on 10 February, 2008 against Valladolid.
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^ In Wesley Sneijder first La Liga match for Real Madrid Wesley Sneijder scored the winner in the Madrid derby against Atlético Madrid.
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^ August 25: In his first La Liga match for Real Madrid Sneijder scored the winner in the Madrid derby against Atletico Madrid.
  • SNEIJDER (Wesley Sneijder) - Inter Milan and Netherlands 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.footballdatabase.com [Source type: General]

.On the second matchday, he scored two goals against Villarreal CF, one of them on a direct free-kick.^ Scoring three goals (one a sublime Beckham-esque free kick) in his first two La Liga appearances for Madrid led us all to believe that this was a star in the making, certainly worthy of wearing the white of Real.
  • Wesley Sneijder's Transfer To Inter Milan Is a Done Deal | Bleacher Report 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

^ His biggest moment for Holland to date came in 2004 when he almost single-handedly demolished Scotland by scoring one goal and creating four in the 6-0 Euro 2004 play-off second leg win at Hampden.
  • Wesley Sneijder | Player Profile | Holland | Euro 2008 | Football | Sky Sports 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.skysports.com [Source type: General]

^ In minute 26, the goal: free-kick from the left to the far post, Buffon punched the ball (falling over Panucci in the process) and the ball arrived to Van Bronckhorst.
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.Sneijder capped a fine first season in Spain by hitting a stunning free kick in the last game of the season against Levante UD at the Bernabéu, taking his goal tally to nine in the La Liga season, a season which also saw Real retain their title.^ He scored his first La Liga goal on 10 February, 2008 against Valladolid.
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^ Wesley Sneijder sends a free kick cross, goal kick.
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^ Michel Vorm takes the free kick.

.On 3 August 2008, Sneijder was stretchered off in the pre-season friendly at Arsenal with a suspected cruciate ligament injury after a collision with Abou Diaby.^ On August 3, 2008 Sneijder was stretchered off in the pre-season friendly at Arsenal F.C. with a suspected cruciate ligament injury after a collision with Abou Diaby.
  • Wesley Sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ The injury, suffered from a vicious tackle by Arsenal's Abou Diaby in a friendly on Sunday in the Emirates Cup, was originally diagnosed as a torn cruciate ligament according to El Marca newspaper.
  • Wesley Sneijder's Injury: How Real Madrid Will Cope | Bleacher Report 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

^ The injury, suffered on a vicious tackle by Arsenal’s Abou Diaby in a friendly on Sunday in the Emirates Cup, was originally diagnosed as a torn cruciate ligament according to El Marca newspaper.

.Sneijder had an MRI which confirmed the extent of the injury to be not as bad as first feared.^ Late substitute Sneijder sealed it after curling a free kick around the defensive wall and past the outstretched Bravo in the first minute of injury time.
  • Benzema, Sneijder lead Madrid past Sociedad 2-0- Hindustan Times 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.hindustantimes.com [Source type: News]

^ I was in a lot of pain at first, but after a visit to the hospital it is not as bad as it looked,” Sneijder said.
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.It is expected that he would be out for at least three months.^ Good news from Spain’s defending Champion, Real Madrid, as their star midfielder, Wesley Sneijder, will only be out for three months and not the previously feared six.

^ But after an MRI Monday Real Madrid reported on their Web site that Sneijder will avoid surgery and will only be out three months.
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^ HEWITT OUT FOR THREE MONTHS 10.

[5] .However, he managed to recover in time and was included in the starting eleven for the Champions League clash against Juventus in Turin.^ However, Wesley Sneijder managed to recover in time and was included in the starting eleven for the UEFA Champions League 2008-2009 clash against Juventus at Turin.
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^ Inter Milan advanced to the Coppa Italia semi-finals with a 2-1 victory over Juventus.The game may have been the last for Juventus coach Ciro Ferrara, with the Turin club struggling mightily in Serie A and also eliminated from the Champions League.It read more .
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^ Regained his starting place, scored four in the league and appeared in the Champions League and UEFA Cup.
  • SNEIJDER (Wesley Sneijder) - Inter Milan and Netherlands 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.footballdatabase.com [Source type: General]

.On 2 September 2008, AS reported that after Robinho's departure to Manchester City for €42 million, Sneijder would now be Real Madrid's new number 10.[6].^ Sneijder is expected to be pushed out of Real this summer following the arrivals of AC Milan star Kaka and Manchester Uniteds Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • Wesley Sneijder [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: General]

^ Last year saw Real Madrid snap-up Sneijder for 21million - making him the second most expensive Dutch player of all time.
  • Wesley Sneijder | Player Profile | Holland | Euro 2008 | Football | Sky Sports 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.skysports.com [Source type: General]

^ After the way the Dutchman has settled into Serie A life, Inter's board can't believe Real Madrid allowed Sneijder to leave them in August.
  • SNEIJDER! SNEIJDER! - Jose Mourinho, Siena, Inter Milan, Euro Leagues 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC footballblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

One day later, Real Madrid confirmed on their web site Sneijder's new number, 10. His previous number, 23, was taken over by his fellow Dutchman Rafael van der Vaart [7], whose preferred number is 23.
.Dutch magazine Voetbal International conducted a poll to decide who was the best Dutch free-kick taker.^ Sneijder was then denied from a free-kick by Livorno goalkeeper Francesco Benussi, who tipped the ball onto the post.
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^ HIS OWN MAN! Sneijder's free-kick beats the wall but hits his own man, Ooijer, who was standing in front of the 'keeper.

^ And I don’t know where you get your ratings from, but Romeo has definitely never been the best rated Dutch player in an international game.

.Sneijder received an overwhelming 70% of the votes while Arsenal's Robin van Persie came second with 21% and formerly-Ajax and current AC Milan striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was third with 3% of the vote.^ Robin van Persie (84) .

^ Robin van Persie booked.

^ Wesley Sneijder and received his second yellow ...
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[8]

Internazionale

.On 27 August 2009, Sneijder was bought by Internazionale from Real Madrid for a reported fee of 15 million,[9][10] signing a four-year contract.^ Comment 17, made on August 07, 2009 at 10.15 am .
  • Aston Villa Blog - Arsene Wenger and Wesley Sneijder loving the Aston Villa 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.thevillablog.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ August 8th, 2009 at 10:56 am .
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^ Comment 16, made on August 07, 2009 at 10.15 am .
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.He was given the number 10 shirt and made his starting debut a day after he signed the contract in the winning derby match (4-0) against AC Milan, making an immediate impact to the Inter squad.^ No Inter Milan match in play .
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^ Your shirt is the number 10.
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^ Inter Milan fear plot after derby win .
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.On 3 October 2009 he scored his first, decisive goal, at the 92nd minute against Udinese in a 2-1 win, after a brilliant match.^ Sneijder marked Wesley Sneijder 24th birthday in style by scoring one of the goals of the tournament; the second goal in the 31st minute of the Euro 2008 match against the World Cup Champion, Italy national football team.
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^ On June 13, Wesley Sneijder scored another goal for Holland in the Euro 2008 group stage match against France national football team in the 92nd minute from outside the box finishing the ball in the corner of the net bouncing off the crossbar on its way in.
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^ View Photo » Reuters Pictures 3 months ago Inter Milan 's Wesley Sneijder (R) shoots and scores a second goal against Udinese during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan October 3, 2009.
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[11][12] .His second goal was scored on 24 October 2009 against Catania, directly from free kick, and he scored his first UEFA Champions League goal for Inter in a dramatic 1-2 win against Dynamo Kiev in the 89th minute.^ Inter win seven-goal thriller .
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^ Barcelona, Inter advance in Champions Leagu...
  • Inter to probe Mourinho spat -- Shanghai Daily | 上海日报 -- English Window to China New 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.shanghaidaily.com [Source type: News]

^ Earlier in the day, 10-man AS Roma moved up to fourth and the final Champions League qualification position with a 1-0 home success against woeful Chievo.

.His next goal was also scored off a hard-swerving free kick in a Coppa Italia game against Livorno.^ In minute 26, the goal: free-kick from the left to the far post, Buffon punched the ball (falling over Panucci in the process) and the ball arrived to Van Bronckhorst.
  • Wesley Sneijder « mCalcio.com 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.mcalcio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He then also went on to score another header against Barcelona on the 21st minute, taking the score up to 2-0, after a first goal from Raul.
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^ This game was by far the most challenging of the three as the Fire had to come back from an early goal off the head of recently healthy striker Taylor Twellman.

.On 9 January 2010 he scored two stunning free kicks against Siena in the game which Inter won 4-3, however on 24 January he received a straight red card for showing dissent towards the referee in the Milan derby.^ Inter Milan won 2-1.
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^ Inter Milan won 4-3.
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^ A great Milan derby but what about that red card?
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International career

Sneijder (right) with Arjen Robben training for the Netherlands.
.Sneijder debuted with the Netherlands under-21 side against the Czech Republic on 28 March 2003. His first game with the senior Dutch side was against Portugal on 30 April that same year, when he became the eighth youngest player to play for the Netherlands in the first team's history.^ National team Sneijder made his debut for the Dutch Under-21 side against the Czech Republic on 28 March 2003 before being elevated to the full national team for the international friendly match against Portugal on 30 April aged just 18 years and 325 days.
  • SNEIJDER (Wesley Sneijder) - Inter Milan and Netherlands 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.footballdatabase.com [Source type: General]

^ Men's Under-21 Team .
  • TheFA.com - Holland 2-2 England: How it happened - HOLLAND v ENGLAND - 12/08/2009 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.thefa.com [Source type: News]

^ Every dutch player played like crap that game.

Euro 2004

.Sneijder reached the UEFA Euro 2004 semi-finals with the Netherlands.^ Netherlands squad – UEFA Euro 2004 .

^ Netherlands squad – UEFA Euro 2008 .

^ THE NETHERLANDS The Netherlands have reached the semi-final stage on four occasions in the last five European Championships but will have their work cut out to add to that tally this time round.

He began the competition mainly on the bench, and was subbed into two group stage matches. .He had also contributed two goals in the qualifying tournament.^ Ballack has been hot and cold all tournament long—scoring two goals but also struggling against Croatia.

World Cup 2006

.Sneijder started all four games for the Netherlands at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.^ Netherlands squad for the FIFA World Cup 2006 .
  • SNEIJDER (Wesley Sneijder) - Inter Milan and Netherlands 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.footballdatabase.com [Source type: General]

^ World Cup 2006 .
  • Wesley Sneijder can smile again - Netherlands 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC netherlands.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]
  • Wesley Sneijder: game accelerator - Netherlands 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC netherlands.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]
  • Wesley Sneijder - Forza Inter Forums 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.forzainterforums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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  • The Best XI at Euro 2008? - World Cup Blog 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]

^ After the Fifa World Cup 2006 , Robben returned to a new look Chelsea squad.
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He received one of the record 16 yellow cards doled out during the infamous Round of 16 clash with Portugal (titled the "Battle of Nuremberg"); Portugal went on to win 1-0.

Euro 2008

.In the build-up to UEFA Euro 2008, Sneijder scored a free kick in a friendly against Wales on 31 May, making it his second strike from a direct free kick in a row.^ Sneijder, though, did find the net in the 55th minute as the 23-year-old superstar whipped in a sublime 25-yard free-kick.
  • Match Report - Netherlands 2 - 0 Wales - Football Association of Wales 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.faw.org.uk [Source type: General]

^ Liv4life 20-6-09, 21:49 I think the point is that if we brought Sneijder in, we'd have a player to replace Gerrard as the "I take all the free kicks" player.
  • Wesley Sneijder an option? [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

^ RVN was into the heart of the action again, as he narrowly missed connecting with a Wesley Sneijder free-kick (Materazzi was key in deflecting the ball just enough).
  • Wesley Sneijder « mCalcio.com 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.mcalcio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The game ended 2-0 with goals from fellow-Real Madrid teammate Arjen Robben.^ Netherlands cristiano ronaldo manchester united real madrid euro 2008 dirk kuyt ruud van nistelrooy arjen robben Help Contact Advertise Developers Mobile BlogCatalog Blog TOS BlogCatalog © 2009 .
  • Wesley Sneijder // BlogCatalog Topic // BlogCatalog 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.blogcatalog.com [Source type: General]

^ He was positioned on both the right and left wing, Real Madrid went on to win the game 7-0.
  • EM fotboll - MSN Sport 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC sport.msn.se [Source type: General]

^ Robben completed his move to Real Madrid on a five-year deal on 22 August 2007 , He made his debut on September 18th, in the first Champions League game of the season against Werder Bremen .
  • EM fotboll - MSN Sport 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC sport.msn.se [Source type: General]

.Sneijder marked his 24th birthday in style by scoring one of the goals of the tournament; the second goal in the 31st minute of the Euro 2008 match against the World Cup champion, Italy.^ He was excellent at Euro 2008, and also impressed at the last World Cup.
  • Wesley Sneijder the key as Mourinho's master plan works wonders for Inter | Paolo Bandini | Football | guardian.co.uk 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ UEFA Euro 2008 Team of the Tournament .
  • UEFA Euro 2008 Team of the Tournament | Soccer Manager.com News 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC blog.soccermanager.com [Source type: General]

^ Friday’s stunning 4-1 victory over France, with goals from Dirk Kuyt, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben and man of the match for the second time in a row Wesley Sneijder, wins the group for the Netherlands.
  • Watch all the Euro 2008 Goals on Euro2008TV.com » Netherlands 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.euro2008tv.com [Source type: General]

.Following Giovanni van Bronckhorst's goal-line clearance and subsequent run into the Italian half, Sneijder received a headed ball from Dirk Kuyt and volleyed it with an acrobatic strike past Gianluigi Buffon.^ Giovanni Van Bronckhorst crosses the ball, clearance made by Stephen McManus.

^ Giovanni Van Bronckhorst 78m .
  • ESPN Australia - Latest Scores 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.espn.com.au [Source type: General]

^ After running half the length of the pitch with his team mates, Giovanni van Bronckhorst crossed the ball to Dirk Kuyt in the box.
  • Watch all the Euro 2008 Goals on Euro2008TV.com » Netherlands 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.euro2008tv.com [Source type: General]

.This brought the score to 2-0 after Ruud van Nistelrooy's opener five minutes previous.^ Ruud van Nistelrooy (53) .
  • EMM News Explorer: Wesley Sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC emm.newsexplorer.eu [Source type: General]

^ Share : Digg Email Print Ruud Van Nistelrooy was an excellent striker during the time he was at Manchester United, and [Read the rest of this entry »] .
  • Wesley Sneijder | CaughtOffside.com 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.caughtoffside.com [Source type: General]

^ Some pre-match stretching, Ruud van Nistelrooy does a few juggles & flicks, then hands the ball to the referee.
  • Wesley Sneijder « mCalcio.com 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.mcalcio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The match finished with a 3-0 victory to the Dutch after a third goal was scored by van Bronkhorst after another run by him, following a crucial save from Edwin van der Sar.^ Edwin van der Sar .
  • SNEIJDER (Wesley Sneijder) - Inter Milan and Netherlands 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.footballdatabase.com [Source type: General]

^ Van der Sar .
  • Voetbal International - Collega's nomineren Sar, Ruud, Sneijder voor wereldelftal 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.vi.nl [Source type: General]

^ Sar, Edwin van der (Goalkeeper) .
  • Soccer Videos, Highlights, News, Blogs, Teams, Players, and much more - FanDome 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.fandome.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Sneijder's goal contributed to the Netherlands' first victory over Italy in 30 years, which was the biggest defeat Italy had suffered since Sweden beat them by the same margin in 1983. Many fans and pundits agreed that this goal was one of the best of the tournament.^ He is another attacking MF with a good sense of one touch play and contributes goals too!
  • Manchester United launch £20m bid for Wesley Sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC redrants.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MATCH PREVIEW This is the most anticipated game of the tournament so far with the Dutch taking on the World Champions Italy in the first true heavyweight encounter of Euro 2008.

^ In fact, Sneijder has had one big season his entire career where he scored 18 goals....but of course in the Eredevisie.
  • Wesley Sneijder an option? [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

.On 13 June, he scored another goal for the Oranje in the Euro 2008 group stage match against France: in the 92nd minute, from outside the box, Sneijer struck the ball into the corner of the net, bouncing off the crossbar on its way in.^ Spain is on their way to the finals of the Euro 2008 against Germany on Sunday.

^ Friday’s stunning 4-1 victory over France, with goals from Dirk Kuyt, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben and man of the match for the second time in a row Wesley Sneijder, wins the group for the Netherlands.
  • Watch all the Euro 2008 Goals on Euro2008TV.com » Netherlands 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.euro2008tv.com [Source type: General]

^ But on the hour the Dutch international scored the only goal of the game as Benussi turned from hero to villain, stepping the wrong way as Sneijder took another shot from a dead ball and leaving himself rooted to the spot as the ball sailed into the top corner of his net.
  • Tag: Wesley Sneijder | Soccer News Info - Soccer News Info provides and information about Soccer Info Player And Team Gossip football 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.footballcupleague.com [Source type: General]

The match finished 4-1 for the Netherlands. .Although the Dutch lost to the Russians in the quarter-final, Sneijder was named in the Team of the Tournament for his strong performances.^ Therefore, the signal that players and staff defended Sneijder’s behavior last Saturday was another bright light in a Dutch team known for infighting.

^ It's a tournament Mourinho knows how to win and they have a very strong team right across the pitch.
  • Wesley Sneijder the key as Mourinho's master plan works wonders for Inter | Paolo Bandini | Football | guardian.co.uk 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Sneijder, in particular, was exceptional, and although he himself did not score, the Dutch forward had a hand in three of the five goals.
  • Wesley Sneijder the key as Mourinho's master plan works wonders for Inter | Paolo Bandini | Football | guardian.co.uk 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

Wesley Sneijder: International goals[13]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2003-10-11 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands  Moldova 2-0 5-0 Euro 2004 qualifying
2 2003-11-19 Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Scotland 1-0 6-0 Euro 2004 qualifying playoffs
3 2004-08-18 Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden  Sweden 1-1 2-2 Friendly match
4 2005-06-08 Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Finland 1-1 3-1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 2005-08-17 Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona, Spain  Andorra 0-3 0-3 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 2007-03-24 Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Russia 2-0 4-1 Friendly match
7 2007-09-08 Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Bulgaria 1-0 2-0 Euro 2008 Qualification
8 2007-10-17 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands  Slovenia 1-0 2-0 Euro 2008 Qualification
9 2008-05-01 Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Wales 2-0 2-0 Friendly match
10 2008-06-09 Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf, Berne, Switzerland  Italy 2-0 3-0 UEFA Euro 2008 group stage
11 2008-06-13 Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf, Berne, Switzerland  France 4-1 4-1 UEFA Euro 2008 group stage
12 2009-05-09 Grolsch Veste, Enschede, Netherlands  Japan 2-0 3-0 Friendly match

Career statistics

As of 04 November 2009.
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe Total
2002-03 Ajax Eredivisie 17 4 3 1 3 0 23 5
2003-04 30 9 1 0 7 1 38 10
2004-05 30 7 4 2 7 0 41 9
2005-06 19 6 3 2 7 4 29 12
2006-07 31 18 4 1 9 1 43 20
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
2007-08 Real Madrid La Liga 30 9 2 0 5 0 37 9
2008-09 22 2 1 0 4 0 27 2
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
2009-10 Internazionale Serie A 17 4 2 1 4 1 23 6
Total Netherlands 127 44 15 6 33 6 174 56
Spain 52 11 3 0 9 0 64 11
Italy 11 4 1 1 4 1 16 6
Career Total 190 59 19 7 44 6 254 73

Personal life

Sneijder married Ramona Streekstra on 18 June 2005. They have one son, Jessey, born 4 September 2006. The couple divorced on 21 January 2009. [14]
.On 8 May 2008, it was reported that Sneijder had prevented his younger brother Rodney from a summer transfer to his club at the time, Real Madrid.^ Now, at the cut price he’s inevitably going to be available for, I think Real Madrid’s Wesley Sneijder ticks all the right boxes.
  • Manchester United launch £20m bid for Wesley Sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC redrants.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Good news from Spain’s defending Champion, Real Madrid, as their star midfielder, Wesley Sneijder, will only be out for three months and not the previously feared six.

^ Tottenham and Liverpool are among Premiership clubs watching Wesley Sneijder’s situation at Real Madrid.
  • Liverpool Head Chase for Fantastic £17m Playmaker With Incredible Vision | CaughtOffside.com 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.caughtoffside.com [Source type: General]

.Sneijder said, "Real Madrid wanted him and Rodney was very happy about that.^ Now, at the cut price he’s inevitably going to be available for, I think Real Madrid’s Wesley Sneijder ticks all the right boxes.
  • Manchester United launch £20m bid for Wesley Sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC redrants.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Would have been awsome if Sneijder joined us, but as previous commenters have said its very unlikely that we will buy Sneijder.
  • Manchester United launch £20m bid for Wesley Sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC redrants.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I saw him in Chelsea and here at Inter as well, I'm very happy to be a player of Inter and a player of Mourinho and I want to prove myself even more."
  • Wesley Sneijder - Page 3 - Forza Inter Forums 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.forzainterforums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

But when I heard, I stopped the discussions. I am not in favour of juniors increasingly going to top clubs. .I've told him that he first must make a break through at Ajax."^ I am pissed off with him and he has basically told all of us to sod off indirectly through his actions and inactions so far this season and in the summer.
  • Manchester United launch £20m bid for Wesley Sneijder 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC redrants.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[15]
In August 2009 it's reported that he is dating Dutch actress and presenter Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen. As of 28 December 2009, they are engaged.

Club Playing Honours

Ajax
Real Madrid

Individual Playing Honours

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References

  1. ^ a b "The story of Wesley Sneijder". Wesley Sneijder official website. http://www.sneijderofficial.com/en/fact_file.asp. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  2. ^ http://inside.nike.com/blogs/nikefootball-en__EMEA/2008/08/26/dutch-master
  3. ^ a b Wesley Sneijder
  4. ^ Two-footed Sneijder the fulcrum of Holland's new counter-attacking style
  5. ^ "Sneijder avoids going under the knife". Realmadrid.com. 2008-08-04. http://www.realmadrid.com/cs/Satellite/en/1202740418878/noticia/Noticia/Great_news.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  6. ^ "El vestuario no le aceptaba y el dorsal 10 lo llevará Sneijder". as.com. 2008-09-01. http://www.as.com/futbol/articulo/vestuario-le-aceptaba-dorsal-llevara/dasftbpri/20080902dasdaiftb_23/Tes. Retrieved 2008-09-02. 
  7. ^ "Sneijder switches to‘10’ and Van der Vaart takes over ‘23’". realmadrid.com. 2008-09-03. http://www.realmadrid.com/cs/Satellite/en/1202741649574/noticia/Noticia/Official_shirt_numbers_2008-09-03.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-03. 
  8. ^ http://www.realmadrid.com/cs/Satellite/en/News/1193040487675/1202743981130/noticia/Noticia/Sharpshooter_Sneijder.htm
  9. ^ Inter Sign Real Madrid's Wesley Sneijder - Report
  10. ^ Wesley Sneijder joining Inter Milan from Real Madrid
  11. ^ "Wesley Sneijder signs four-year contract.". FC Internazionale Milano. 2009-08-28. http://www.inter.it/aas/news/reader?N=32049&L=en. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  12. ^ Serie A: Inter sink Milan 4-0 in derby destruction.
  13. ^ "Gespeelde wedstrijden". KNVB. http://knvb.nl/oranje/selectie/spelers/detail/gesp-wedstr?player_id=20030901143325607. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  14. ^ http://www.thespoiler.co.uk/index.php/tag/ramona-streekstra
  15. ^ "Sneijder blocked Real Madrid move for kid brother". http://www.tribalfootball.com/article.php?id=91768. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  16. ^ "Spain dominate Team of the Tournament". UEFA.com. 2008-06-30. http://en.euro2008.uefa.com/news/kind=1/newsid=729372.html#spain+dominate+team+tournament. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  17. ^ "Carslberg Goal of the Day". UEFA.com. http://en.gotd.euro2008.uefa.com/cgd/main/home.aspx. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 

External links

Awards
Preceded by
John Heitinga
AFC Ajax Talent of the year
2002
Succeeded by
Kenneth Vermeer
Preceded by
Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
AFC Ajax Player of the year
2006–2007
Succeeded by
Netherlands Maarten Stekelenburg

Simple English

Wesley Sneijder
File:Wesley Sneijder
Personal information
Full name Wesley Sneijder
Date of birth 9 June 1984 (1984-06-09) (age 26)
Place of birth    Utrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Internazionale Milano
Number 10
Senior clubs
Years Club
2002-2007
2007-2009
2009-
Ajax
Real Madrid
Internazionale Milano
National team
2003- Netherlands

Wesley Sneijder (born 9 June 1984) is a Dutch football player. He plays for Internazionale Milano and Netherlands national team.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
NetherlandsLeague KNVB Cup EuropeTotal
2002/03AjaxEredivisie1743130235
2003/0430910713810
2004/053074270419
2005/0619532742911
2006/07301841914320
SpainLeague Copa del Rey EuropeTotal
2007/08Real MadridLa Liga3092050379
2008/092220010232
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia EuropeTotal
2009/10Internazionale MilanoSerie A
CountryNetherlands 1264315633617455
Spain 521120606011
Italy 00000000
Total 1785417639623466

International career statistics

[1]

Netherlands national team
YearAppsGoals
200332
2004143
200530
2006100
2007113
2008103
200971
2010
Total5812

References


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