Profile: Famous football player of Ajax football club: Gregory Van Der Wiel

Football player of Ajax Gregory Van Der Wiel

Gregory Van Der Wiel is a 23 year old Dutch born Footballer (born 3 February 1988) who plays his football for Dutch Giants Ajax football club. He has also represented Netherlands on the international level where his fine performances led them to FIFA WORLD CUP Final in 2010 in South Africa. He primarily plays as a right back he stands in at 1.83 meters (6 feet 0 inches) and wears the number 2 shirt for his club. Wiel started his career at Ajax in their Youth System in 1996 and he stayed there till 2002 before moving to Haarlem’s youth system he then came back to Ajax in 2005 and finally broke through into their first team.  He’s played for Ajax since 2007 making 108 appearances for them and scoring 9 times. He is labeled as an offensive right back as his pace on the right side is brilliant and his crossing and over-lapping runs are also a great weapon for any team to have. He has often been labeled weak defensively but his improvement over the past  year on his defensive ability has been remarkable. He was voted Dutch Young Player of The Year in 2009-2010 and AFC Ajax’s Talent of The Year in 2008-2009. He’s alson won The Eredivisie with Ajax in 2010-11 along with winning the KNVB cup twice with Ajax. He was in talks with Bayern Munich in after a successful World Cup Campaign but the deal failed to go through and he ended up staying with Ajax. Major clubs have been rumored to be looking to acquire his services.

Appearances:

  • 108 matches for Ajax and 9 goals
  • 24 matches for Netherlands National Team at the International level, yet to score
  • World Cup Runner Up in 2010

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Netherlands – The World Cup’s Bridesmaids

by on June 17, 2010
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Netherlands Football

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride is a term often used to describe the person who nearly wins the race, but never quite gets across the finish line. When it comes to World Cup competition, the Netherlands National Football Team knows a lot about being a bridesmaid.

In 1974, Holland Football Team came as close to the cup as you can get without winning. They fell to their host country’s team, Germany, in a 2-1 match and left with that “wait ‘til next time” attitude you’d expect of competitive players. The match was marred by a rather strange penalty call on Holland squad member, Johan Neeskens. In the first minute of the final, he was sent to the penalty area by the referee, Jack Taylor, because up until that point, no German player had touched the ball, but it had been passed by Dutch players 15 times.

Only four years later, in 1978, they fell once more to their host country, this time Argentina. During that tournament, in a phase-two match against Italy, Ernie Brandts of Holland earned the distinction of being the only player to score a goal and to own a goal in the same match, and the team did win to advance to the finals. Still, while it took extra time for the Argentine team to beat them, in the end a 3-1 score created a strange sense of déjà vu for the squad from the Netherlands.

Sadly, since those two near wins in the 1970s, the nearest Team Holland has come to playing in a World Cup Final was in 1998 when they lost a semi-final match to Brazil in a shoot-out.

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Top Coaches of FIFA World Cup 2010

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FIFA World Cup 2010 (general info)

2010_FIFA_World_Cup_logoYes, this is football time! Only 30 days to go! The greatest show on earth is knocking at the door. FIFA World Cup 2010 will be the 19th edition. This is the biggest football tournament in the world. And the venue of FIFA World cup 2010 is South Africa. The 11th June is the starting date of FIFA World Cup 2010. And this tournament will be held till the 11th of July. Read more..

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