Wesley Sneijder Biography
Wesley Sneijder is a Dutch professional footballer playing for Qatar Stars League club Al-Gharafa and previously the Netherlands national team as a midfielder. He began his career in the famous youth academy of AFC Ajax.
He was named UEFA midfielder of the season and one of the three best midfielders in the world of 2010 by FIFA. He was also sold to Real Madrid for €27 million in 2007, winning La Liga in his first season with the club and later being sold to Internazionale for €15 million.
In 2013, he was sold to Galatasaray for €7.5 million and helped the club win the Süper Lig in his first season, following with the capture of the Turkish Super Cup, after a 1–0 win against rivals Fenerbahçe.
Internationally, he represented various youth squads for the Netherlands. He was a regular player for the Dutch national team, making his debut in April 2003 at the age of 18, and representing his country at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups, as well as the 2004, 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Football Championships.
Individually, he was awarded the 2010 Bronze Boot, the 2010 Silver Ball, and included in the team of the tournament for Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup, as well as named man of the match for six out of eleven games played by the Oranje at these two tournaments. He is the most capped Dutch player of all time, with 134 caps. He announced his international retirement in March 2018 and consequently granted a farewell match on 6th September 2018, against Peru.
Wesley Sneijder Age
He was born on 9 June 1984 in Utrecht, Netherlands. He is currently at the age of 34 as in 2018.
Wesley Sneijder Family
Sneijder comes from a family full of footballers. He was born to Barry Sneijder and Sylvia Sneijder-Thiele. His older brother Jeffrey and father were football players while his younger brother, Rodney, is currently a professional footballer.
Wesley Sneijder Wife
The footballer has married twice: first he married married Ramona Streekstra on 18 June 2005 but they got divorced in 2009. He then started dating actress Yolanthe Cabau in 2009 and the two got married in a civil ceremony in Amsterdam on April 7, 2010.
Wesley Sneijder Height | Measurements
Height: 1.70 m (5′ 7″ ft)
Weight: 72kg (159lbs)
Waist: 31 in (79cm)
Body Build: Athletic
Biceps: 14.5 in (79cm)
Chest: 39 in (99cm)
Shoe size: 10 (US)
Wesley Sneijder Current teams | Hangi Takımda
- Al-Gharafa SC (#10/ midfielder)
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Wesley Sneijder Tattoo
He decided it would be a good idea to get a tattoo to mark his wedding to Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen in July 2010, it appears he suffered from a bout of indecision. The message from Yolanthe reads ‘I love you’.
Wesley Sneijder FIFA 17
Ball Control 85
GK Positioning 11
Slide Tackle 37
Shot Power 87
GK Diving 9
Stand Tackle 41
Att. Position 74
GK Handling 5
Long Shots 84
GK Kicking 13
Sprint Speed 73
GK Reflexes 12
FK Acc. 85
Wesley Sneijder Net Worth
He earns an annual salary of $3.3 million from his playing career, his net worth is around $38 million.
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Wesley Sneijder says goodbye to Netherlands as one of the greatest ever
Adopted from: http://kwese.espn.com
Published: September 7, 2018
After helping Netherlands beat Peru 2-1 in the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, Sneijder spent part of his final evening on the international stage sitted on a sofa with his wife (Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau, who you may know from her role in the Michael Bay blockbuster “Pain & Gain”) and kids in the middle of the pitch.
The Dutch FA had put a TV there in a mocked up living room. On the screen, his former managers Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho, as well as former teammates Rafael van der Vaart, Arjen Robben and Dirk Kuyt said their goodbyes to him as he retired from the national team (though he will still continue to play for Al-Gharafa in Qatar.)
Then the people on the screen and the fans in the stands all started tapping their heads with their hands. Not because the stadium had collectively gone crazy (although Netherlands’ recent performances and results would have given them reason to) but in tribute to Sneijder’s winning header against Brazil in the quarterfinal of the 2010 World Cup.
According to Bert van Marwijk, his manager during that tournament, Sneijder is the greatest No. 10 Netherlands have ever had. Another great No. 10, Lionel Messi, ended up winning the 2010 FIFA Ballon d’Or, but according to many in Sneijder’s home country the prize should have gone to him instead.
And they might have a point. Sneijder was one of the best players in Jose Mourinho’s Treble winning Inter Milan side of 2009-10. He banged in eight goals in 41 appearances in his first season in Serie A, and set strikers Samuel Eto’o and Diego Milito up to score on a regular basis — reason enough for Mourinho to hail him as one of his favourite players ever.
Indeed, if it wasn’t for the toe of Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, which prevented Arjen Robben converting Sneijder’s nifty through pass in the 2010 World Cup final, he would have been a World Cup winner as well. But nobody tapping their head in the Johan Cruyff Arena on Thursday wished to be reminded of that.
As Sneijder said goodbye, the focus is on the future. And, with Memphis Depay scoring twice against Peru and Ajax midfielder and debutant Frenkie de Jong providing an assist, the future is slowly starting to look a bit brighter for the Oranje.
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