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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(30)
2008–2010Real Madrid60(12)
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
“Rafael van der Vaart scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur hit back from 3-1 down to draw with north London rivals Arsenal.”
 Premier League  Yesterday
“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  18 days ago
“The 31-year-old has racked up seven goals and seven assists this season and the Dutch icon says his compatriot does not deserve to be playing for a side battling relegation Johan Cruyff believes that Rafael van der Vaart's talents are wasted at Hamburg”
 Goal  16 days ago
“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  Today
“Missing the talismanic Rafael van der Vaart – who has been in brilliant and hardworking form since Slomka took over – HSV never looked like they were accepting of the fact that their season will come down to two games against a team they’re expected”
 The Sport Review  Today
“When it comes to football philosophy, the duo are practically binary opposites. Gone are the days of Bale, Luca Modric and Rafael van der Vaart delighting the masses, with Ledley King providing solidity at the back.”
 Yahoo Sport  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  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  4 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

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