Wesley Sneijder

Because of the placement is perfect and confirmed his ability to score from free kicks, the Dutch player Wesley Sneijder is playing as an attacking midfielder for Internazionale. He was named UEFA midfielder and one of the three best midfielders in the world for 2010 by FIFA.

Sneijder earned a reputation as a dead-ball specialist. A product of the Ajax Academy, Previously he played for AFC Ajax with Whom he won six trophies and During the which time he was Awarded the Johan Cruijff Award (for best young players in the Netherlands) in 2004. Sneijder previous teams representing Various Dutch Youth.

Personal information
Full name : Wesley Sneijder
Date of birth : 9 June 1984 (age 27)
Place of birth : Utrecht, Netherlands
Height : 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position : attacking midfielder

Club information
Current club : Internazionale
Number  : 10

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 Ajax.

Club Career

Sneijder started his career in AFC Ajax's famous youth academy. Following his older brother's Footsteps, he signed for Ajax as a 17-year-old, initially on a trial but impressed enough to be signed on a permanent basis. He first made the bench as an unused substitute for Ajax in a 2-0 win at SBV Excelsior on 22 December 2002 manager Ronald Koeman, troubled by an injury-filled squad, Called him up, advised by Danny Blind, the then-coach of the Ajax youth squad.

Real Madrid
Sneijder was the second of three Dutchmen to sign for Real Madrid 2007-08 season, joining Royston Drenthe and Arjen Robben. In his first La Liga match for Real, he scored the winner in the Madrid derby against Atlético Madrid. On the second match day, he scored two goals against Villarreal CF, one of Them on a direct free-kick. 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 of the which also saw Real retain Their title. One day later, Real Madrid confirmed on Their web site Sneijder's new number, 10. 

On 3 October 2009 he scored his first, decisive goal, in the 92nd minute against Udinese in a 2-1 win, after a brilliant match.  On 9 January 2010 he scored two stunning free kicks against Siena in the which Inter won the game 4-3, however on 24 January he received a straight red card in the Milan derby. On April 6 Sneijder scored a free kick against CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals in the sixth minute, making it 2-0 on aggregate to Inter. On 20 April 2010 he scored Inter's equalizing goal During Their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg against Barcelona. Inter went on to win the game 3-1.

On 22 May 2010, Inter won the Champions League Final against Bayern Munich by 2-0. Both goals scored by Diego Milito were the resource persons, with Sneijder supplying the assist for the first goal.  On 21 August 2010, Inter started the 2010-11 season by winning the 2010 Italian Super Cup with a 3-1 win against Roma.  On 26 August 2010, Sneijder was named by UEFA as the best club midfielder of the Champions League 2009-10 season. On 26 October 2010, Sneijder was shortlisted for the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or award, the which Lionel Messi won.

On 28 October 2010, Sneijder signed a five year contract extension with Inter, tying him to the club until 2015. In the first leg, Sneijder and Inter were the resource persons uninspired and lost 1-0 to a late Mario Gomez goal at the San Siro. On 15 March 2011, Sneijder Inter helped turn it around scoring in the 63rd minute leading to a 3 - second win (3-3 on aggregate, Inter were the resource persons through on away goals) at the Allianz Arena, to book a place in the quarter-final against FC Schalke 04.

 International Career
Euro 2004
Sneijder reached the UEFA Euro 2004 semi-finals with the Netherlands.

2006 World Cup
Sneijder started all four games for the Netherlands at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

Euro 2008
The game ended 2-0 with a goal from fellow Real Madrid teammate Arjen Robben. 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 champions, Italy. 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.

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. 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, Sneijder struck the ball into the corner of the net, bounces off the crossbar on its way in . The match finished 4-1 for the Netherlands.

2010 World Cup
Sneijder was in the starting line-up for Their first match in the competition, a 2-0 victory over Denmark. Sneijder scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Japan. In the Netherlands' Round of 16 match against Slovakia, Sneijder scored in a 2-1 victory . Sneijder was again named man of the match on FIFA's website.

In the semi-final against Uruguay, Sneijder scored in the 70th minute, taking his total in the competition to five, raising him at the time to first place in terms of goals scored, along with David Villa. The Netherlands won the match 3-2 and progressed to the finals. In the World Cup Final, the Dutch lost to Spain 1-0 after extra time, conceding the only goal of the match after 116 minutes.

 Personal Life
He began dating Dutch - Spanish actress and presenter Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen.  Sneijder has two brothers, Jeffrey A former footballer  and Rodney who plays for Jong Ajax. Sneijder said, "Real Madrid wanted him and Rodney was very happy about that.

In October 2008, the Dutch magazine Voetbal International conducted a poll to Decide who was the best Dutch free kick taker. Sneijder received an overwhelming 70% of the votes while Robin van Persie came second with 21% and striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was third with 3% of the vote.


     Eredivisie (1) : 2003-04
     KNVB Cup (2) : 2005-06, 2006-07
     Johan Cruijff-Schaal (3) : 2002, 2005, 2006

Real Madrid
     La Liga (1) : 2007-08
     Supercopa de España (1) : 2008

     Serie A (1) : 2009-10
     Coppa Italia (2) : 2009-10, 2010-11
     Supercoppa Italiana (1): 2010
     UEFA Champions League (1) : 2009-10
     FIFA Club World Cup (1) : 2010

     2010 FIFA World Cup Silver medal

     Johan Cruijff Prijs (1) : 2004
     Ajax Talent of the Year (1) : 2004
     Ajax Player of the Year (1) : 2007

UEFA Euro 2008
     Man of the Match (2) : vs.. Italy, vs.. France,
     Team of the Tournament
     Best Goal of the Tournament :  vs. France
     Best Free kick Taker Dutch (1) : 2008
     2010 UEFA Champions League Final : Fans' Man of the Match

 2010 FIFA World Cup:
     Man of the Match (4): vs. Denmark (GM), vs. Japan (GM), vs. Brazil (QF), vs. Uruguay (SF)
     FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
     FIFA World Cup Silver Ball
     FIFA World Cup Bronze Shoe
     No. Goal.com. 1 (1) : 2010
     UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year (1) : 2010
     FIFA FIFPro World XI (1) : 2010
     UEFA Team of the Year (1) : 2010

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