Rafael van der Vaart

1983 - Today

Rafael van der Vaart

Rafael Ferdinand van der Vaart (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈraːfaːɛl vɑn dɛr ˈvaːrt] (listen); born 11 February 1983) is a Dutch professional darts player and former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.Van der Vaart began his career at Ajax's youth academy and worked his way into the first team, debuting as a 17-year-old. Known for his playmaking skills, he drew comparisons to Johan Cruyff. He was named Dutch Football Talent of the Year and became the first recipient of the Golden Boy Award while at the club. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rafael van der Vaart has received more than 1,951,004 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 715th most popular soccer player.

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Among soccer players, Rafael van der Vaart ranks 712 out of 13,233Before him are Pietro Rava, Zé Roberto, Toni Turek, Ubaldo Fillol, Ignacio Zoco, and Roy Makaay. After him are Rüştü Reçber, Alexis Sánchez, Bernd Hölzenbein, Willem van Hanegem, Humberto Maschio, and Bernard Vukas.

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Among people born in 1983, Rafael van der Vaart ranks 21Before him are Philipp Lahm, Juan Guaidó, Daniele De Rossi, Ricardo Quaresma, Yaya Touré, and Emily Blunt. After him are Mila Kunis, Henry Cavill, Claudio Bravo, Fabio Quagliarella, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, and Mika.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Rafael van der Vaart ranks 348 out of 908Before him are Joachim Wtewael (1566), Arnold Houbraken (1660), William Frederick, Prince of Nassau-Dietz (1613), Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau (1968), Roy Makaay (1975), and Wil van Gogh (null). After him are Willem van Hanegem (1944), Wim Suurbier (1945), Herman Gorter (1864), Jordi Cruyff (1974), Anthon van Rappard (1858), and Adriaan Blaauw (1914).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, Rafael van der Vaart ranks 32Before him are Erwin Koeman (1961), Mark van Bommel (1977), Marc Overmars (1973), Frank de Boer (1970), Faas Wilkes (1923), and Roy Makaay (1975). After him are Willem van Hanegem (1944), Wim Suurbier (1945), Jordi Cruyff (1974), Ronald de Boer (1970), Ruud Geels (1948), and Hans van Breukelen (1956).

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