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Profile of the Dutch footballer Rafael van der Vaart, who currently plays as a midfielder at HSV. The 31-year old player Vaart joined Hamburg from Tottenham and wears the number 23 shirt.

Rafael van der Vaart
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        (Squad number 23)

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Rafael van der Vaart Career
2005–2008Hamburger SV74(29)
2008–2010Real Madrid58(11)
2010–2012Tottenham Hotspur63(24)
2012–Hamburger SV52(12)

1998–1999Netherlands U1713(5)
1999–2000Netherlands U198(2)
2000–2001Netherlands U214(2)

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Rafael van der Vaart : HSV News
“Dutch football icon Johan Cruyff believes compatriot Rafael van der Vaart is not the player to help strugglers Hamburg avoid an historic first relegation from Germany's top flight.”
 YAHOOSports  14 days ago
“Rafael van der Vaart prevented HSV from falling further behind when the Dutchman cleared Ya Konan’s goal-bound header off the line, before Leonardo Bittencourt struck the foot of the post with a fierce drive from 20 yards.”
 bundesliga.com  5 days ago
“"I will have players like Rafael van Der Vaart and Wesley Sneijder, of course, but no one will be able to replace Kevin. "But anyway, as long as we are all in good form we have a good chance to get through the group stages.”
 Goal  7 days ago
“More of the same will be expected from the young Turk with top striker Pierre Michel Lasogga ruled out for the rest of the season and playmaker Rafael van der Vaart also nursing an injury and doing individual training sessions.”
 SuperSport  Today
“Rafael van der Vaart believes Gareth Bale has made a big mistake leaving the Premier League for Real Madrid and will struggle to justify his world record £86million price tag.”
 London Evening Standard  Yesterday
“Naturally comparisons have began to be placed, with many suggesting that we have found a replacement for still fans favourite, Rafael Van Der Vaart.”
 Football  Yesterday
“Arsene Wenger's team were two goals in front through Samir Nasri and Marouane Chamakh. But Bale, a Rafael van der Vaart penalty and Younes Kaboul's late winner resulted in a remarkable second-half turnaround.”
 SkySports  2 days ago
“Taylor tripped Tottenham’s on-loan striker Emmanuel Adebayor in the 40th minute and Rafael van der Vaart scored from the resulting spot kick to give Spurs a half-time lead.”
 Footy matters  3 days ago
Rafael van der Vaart Career Honours
  • AFC Ajax: Eredivisie (2): 2001–02, 2003–04
  • AFC Ajax: KNVB Cup (1): 2001–02
  • AFC Ajax: Johan Cruijff-schaal (1): 2002
  • Hamburger SV: UEFA Intertoto Cup (2): 2005, 2007
  • Real Madrid CF: La Liga: Runner up: 2008–09, 2009–10
  • Real Madrid CF: Supercopa de Espana (1): 2008
  • Netherlands: FIFA World Cup Runners-Up: 2010
  • Ajax Talent of the Year: 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Amsterdam Talent of the Year: 2000
  • Amsterdam Sportsman of the year: 2001
  • Amsterdam Tournament Most Valuable Player: 2001
  • Johan Cruijff Award: 2001
  • European Talent of the Year: 2002
  • Golden Boy Award: 2003
  • Ballon d'Or: 2008 – nominated (top 30)
  • Premier League Player of the Month (1): October 2010

    Source: wikipedia.org

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