Wesley Sneijder

Date of birth09 June 1984
Place of birthUtrecht
NationalityDutch
Weight72 kg
Height1.70 m
PositionMidfielder

Sneijder was born into a football family. He began his career at Ajax's acclaimed youth academy.

In 2007, he was transferred to Real Madrid for 27 million euros— the second-highest fee paid for a Dutch footballer.

In 2009, he moved from Real Madrid to Internazionale for 15 million euros.

In 2010, he helped Inter win the Italian Super Cup against Roma, and was named by UEFA as the best club midfielder of the Champions League during the 2009-2010 season.

In 2012, Sneijder signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Turkish club Galatasary.

He represented various youth squads for the Netherlands and became a regular in the Dutch national team after making his debut in April 2003 at the age of 18.

Now with over 100 caps to his name, Sneijder represented his country at the 2006, 2010 (where the Netherlands were defeated 1–0 in the final) and 2014 FIFA World Cups, as well as the 2004, 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Ajax 01 Jul 2002 30 Jun 2007
Real Madrid 01 Jul 2007 28 Aug 2009
Internazionale 28 Aug 2009 13 Jan 2013
Galatasaray 13 Jan 2013

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 Ajax UEFA Champions League 1
2
2003-04 Ajax UEFA Champions League 2
1
2005-06 Ajax UEFA Champions League 1
2008-09 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 1
2009-10 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 2
2010-11 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 2
2011-12 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 5
2012-13 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 4
1
1
2012-13 Internazionale UEFA Europa League 3
2013-14 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 6
1
2
1
2014-15 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 6
1
1
2015-16 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 6
2015-16 Galatasaray UEFA Europa League 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
26 Feb 2003 Ajax v Arsenal D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
08 Apr 2003 Ajax v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
23 Apr 2003 AC Milan v Ajax D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
16 Sep 2003 AC Milan v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
22 Oct 2003 Ajax v Celta Vigo D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
26 Nov 2003 Ajax v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
07 Dec 2005 Arsenal v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Netherlands UEFA Under-19 2
3
1
1
2002-03 Netherlands International Friendly
1
2002-03 Netherlands UEFA Under-19 3
2002-03 Netherlands UEFA Under-21 1
2003-04 Netherlands International Friendly 4
2
2003-04 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 2
2
2
2004-05 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 4
2
2004-05 Netherlands International Friendly 1
1
1
2005-06 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 5
2
2
2005-06 Netherlands International Friendly 3
2006-07 Netherlands International Friendly 2
1
1
1
2006-07 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 5
1
2007-08 Netherlands International Friendly 5
1
2007-08 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 8
4
1
2008-09 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 1
3
2008-09 Netherlands International Friendly 2
2009-10 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 8
5
1
2009-10 Netherlands International Friendly 5
1
3
1
2010-11 Netherlands International Friendly 2
1
2010-11 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 6
1
2011-12 Netherlands International Friendly 6
1
1
2011-12 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 5
2
2012-13 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 3
2012-13 Netherlands International Friendly 2
1
1
1
2013-14 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 9
2
2013-14 Netherlands International Friendly 3
2014-15 Netherlands International Friendly 3
1
1
2014-15 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 6
2015-16 Netherlands International Friendly 2
2015-16 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 4
1
2
2016-17 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 4
1
2
2016-17 Netherlands International Friendly 2
2017-18 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Nov 2001 Albania v Netherlands W 1-8 UEFA U19 Group 13
12 Nov 2001 San Marino v Netherlands W 0-7 UEFA U19 Group 13
14 Nov 2001 Netherlands v France W 2-1 UEFA U19 Group 13
20 Mar 2002 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 1-2 UEFA U19 Quarter-final
10 Apr 2002 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands D 0-0 UEFA U19 Quarter-final
11 Oct 2002 Turkey v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA U19 Group 4 qualifying
13 Oct 2002 Latvia v Netherlands W 0-4 UEFA U19 Group 4 qualifying
15 Oct 2002 Netherlands v Finland W 3-0 UEFA U19 Group 4
28 Mar 2003 Netherlands v Czech Republic L 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 3
30 Apr 2003 Netherlands v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 Netherlands v Moldova W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
19 Nov 2003 Netherlands v Scotland W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
18 Feb 2004 Netherlands v USA W 1-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Netherlands v France D 0-0 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Netherlands v Greece W 4-0 International Friendly
29 May 2004 Netherlands v Belgium L 0-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Faroe Islands W 3-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 0-1 International Friendly
15 Jun 2004 Germany v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
23 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Latvia W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
18 Aug 2004 Sweden v Netherlands D 2-2 International Friendly
03 Sep 2004 Netherlands v Liechtenstein W 3-0 International Friendly
08 Sep 2004 Netherlands v Czech Republic W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
09 Oct 2004 FYR Macedonia v Netherlands D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
13 Oct 2004 Netherlands v Finland W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
17 Nov 2004 Andorra v Netherlands W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
03 Sep 2005 Armenia v Netherlands W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
07 Sep 2005 Netherlands v Andorra W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
12 Oct 2005 Netherlands v FYR Macedonia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
27 May 2006 Netherlands v Cameroon W 1-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 2006 Netherlands v Mexico W 2-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2006 Netherlands v Australia D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 2006 Serbia and Montenegro v Netherlands W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
16 Jun 2006 Netherlands v Ivory Coast W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
21 Jun 2006 Netherlands v Argentina D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
25 Jun 2006 Portugal v Netherlands L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
06 Sep 2006 Netherlands v Belarus W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
07 Oct 2006 Bulgaria v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
11 Oct 2006 Netherlands v Albania W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
07 Feb 2007 Netherlands v Russia W 4-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Netherlands v Romania D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
28 Mar 2007 Slovenia v Netherlands W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
02 Jun 2007 Korea Republic v Netherlands W 0-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 2007 Thailand v Netherlands W 1-3 International Friendly
22 Aug 2007 Switzerland v Netherlands L 2-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Netherlands v Bulgaria W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
12 Sep 2007 Albania v Netherlands W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
17 Oct 2007 Netherlands v Slovenia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
17 Nov 2007 Netherlands v Luxembourg W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
21 Nov 2007 Belarus v Netherlands L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
06 Feb 2008 Croatia v Netherlands W 0-3 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Austria v Netherlands W 3-4 International Friendly
29 May 2008 Netherlands v Denmark D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2008 Netherlands v Wales W 2-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2008 Netherlands v Italy W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
13 Jun 2008 France v Netherlands W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
21 Jun 2008 Netherlands v Russia L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
11 Oct 2008 Netherlands v Iceland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
15 Oct 2008 Norway v Netherlands W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
19 Nov 2008 Netherlands v Sweden W 3-1 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 Tunisia v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Netherlands v Scotland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
01 Apr 2009 Netherlands v FYR Macedonia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
12 Aug 2009 Netherlands v England D 2-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Netherlands v Japan W 3-0 International Friendly
09 Sep 2009 Scotland v Netherlands W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
10 Oct 2009 Australia v Netherlands D 0-0 International Friendly
03 Mar 2010 Netherlands v USA W 2-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2010 Netherlands v Ghana W 4-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 2010 Netherlands v Hungary W 6-1 International Friendly
14 Jun 2010 Netherlands v Denmark W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
19 Jun 2010 Netherlands v Japan W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
24 Jun 2010 Cameroon v Netherlands W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
28 Jun 2010 Netherlands v Slovakia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - round of 16
02 Jul 2010 Netherlands v Brazil W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
06 Jul 2010 Netherlands v Uruguay W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
11 Jul 2010 Netherlands v Spain L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Final
03 Sep 2010 San Marino v Netherlands W 0-5 UEFA European Championship Group E
07 Sep 2010 Netherlands v Finland W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group E
08 Oct 2010 Moldova v Netherlands W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group E
12 Oct 2010 Netherlands v Sweden W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group E
17 Nov 2010 Netherlands v Turkey W 1-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 2011 Netherlands v Austria W 3-1 International Friendly
25 Mar 2011 Hungary v Netherlands W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group E
29 Mar 2011 Netherlands v Hungary W 5-3 UEFA European Championship Group E
02 Sep 2011 Netherlands v San Marino W 11-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
06 Sep 2011 Finland v Netherlands W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group E
11 Nov 2011 Netherlands v Switzerland D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 2011 Germany v Netherlands L 3-0 International Friendly
29 Feb 2012 England v Netherlands W 2-3 International Friendly
26 May 2012 Netherlands v Bulgaria L 1-2 International Friendly
30 May 2012 Netherlands v Slovakia W 2-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2012 Netherlands v Northern Ireland W 6-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2012 Netherlands v Denmark L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
13 Jun 2012 Netherlands v Germany L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
17 Jun 2012 Portugal v Netherlands L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
15 Aug 2012 Belgium v Netherlands L 4-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 2012 Netherlands v Turkey W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
11 Sep 2012 Hungary v Netherlands W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
22 Mar 2013 Netherlands v Estonia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
07 Jun 2013 Indonesia v Netherlands W 0-3 International Friendly
11 Jun 2013 China PR v Netherlands W 0-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2013 Estonia v Netherlands D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
10 Sep 2013 Andorra v Netherlands W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
15 Oct 2013 Turkey v Netherlands W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
05 Mar 2014 France v Netherlands L 2-0 International Friendly
31 May 2014 Netherlands v Ghana W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2014 Netherlands v Wales W 2-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2014 Spain v Netherlands W 1-5 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
18 Jun 2014 Australia v Netherlands W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
23 Jun 2014 Netherlands v Chile W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
29 Jun 2014 Netherlands v Mexico W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
05 Jul 2014 Netherlands v Costa Rica W 0-0 (4-3) FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
09 Jul 2014 Argentina v Netherlands L 0-0 (2-4) FIFA World Cup Semi-final
04 Sep 2014 Italy v Netherlands L 2-0 International Friendly
09 Sep 2014 Czech Republic v Netherlands L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
10 Oct 2014 Netherlands v Kazakhstan W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
13 Oct 2014 Iceland v Netherlands L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
12 Nov 2014 Netherlands v Mexico L 2-3 International Friendly
16 Nov 2014 Netherlands v Latvia W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
28 Mar 2015 Netherlands v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
31 Mar 2015 Netherlands v Spain W 2-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2015 Netherlands v USA L 3-4 International Friendly
12 Jun 2015 Latvia v Netherlands W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
03 Sep 2015 Netherlands v Iceland L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
06 Sep 2015 Turkey v Netherlands L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
10 Oct 2015 Kazakhstan v Netherlands W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
13 Oct 2015 Netherlands v Czech Republic L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
13 Nov 2015 Wales v Netherlands W 2-3 International Friendly
25 Mar 2016 Netherlands v France L 2-3 International Friendly
01 Sep 2016 Netherlands v Greece L 1-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2016 Sweden v Netherlands D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
07 Oct 2016 Netherlands v Belarus W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
09 Nov 2016 Netherlands v Belgium D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Nov 2016 Luxembourg v Netherlands W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
25 Mar 2017 Bulgaria v Netherlands L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
09 Jun 2017 Netherlands v Luxembourg W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
31 Aug 2017 France v Netherlands L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group A


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.