Ibrahim Afellay

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Previously he played for PSV Eindhoven and during that time he was named Best Young Player in The Netherlands he adalad Ibrahim Afellay a Dutch professional footballer who plays for FC Barcelona as an attacking midfielder or wing. He player has played for the Dutch national youth team and now a part of the senior Dutch national team, which is represented in the UEFA Euro 2008 and 2010 FIFA World Cup, the latter of which saw them reach the finals.

Personal Information
Full name : Ibrahim Afellay
Date of birth : 2 April 1986 (age 25)
Place of birth : Utrecht, Netherlands
Height : 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position : attacking midfielder / winger

Club Information
Current club : Barcelona
Number : 20

Club Career

PSV Eindhoven
Born in Utrecht, in 1986 Afellay switched to the youth academy of PSV Eindhoven. Afellay's official debut for PSV Eindhoven was on 4 February 2004 During a cup match against NAC Breda at the age of 17. In the 2003-04 season he played three official games, and seven more in the 2004-05 season.On 15 May 2005, PSV Eindhoven played a game against Feyenoord. In the 2005-06 season Afellay played games in the Johan Cruijff Schaal-competition and the first three games. 

On 13 September, Afellay made his Champions League debut against Schalke 04. PSV won the game 1-0. In the 2005-06 season, following the departure of Important players including midfielders Johann Vogel and Mark van Bommel, Afellay grew to be a first-team regular, and was even pre-selected for the Dutch national team.

FC Barcelona
On 16 November 2010, FC Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven Came to terms regarding the transfer of Afellay to the Catalan side in January 2011. Afellay Travelled to Barcelona on 23 December 2010 for a medical to Finalize the deal. Afellay Blaugrana made his debut on 5 January 2011 in the Copa del Rey against Athletic Bilbao. 

Afellay made his debut for Barça in the Champions League in the second match against Arsenal, and came close to scoring on two Occasions. Barcelona went on to win the match. In the 76th minute, assisted Afellay Lionel Messi to score the opening goal of Barcelona's 2-0 victory over Real Madrid. He scored his first goal in the Spanish league in a 3-1 away win for Barcelona against Málaga CF on the last day of the 2010-11 season.

International Career
After Both the Moroccan and the Dutch national teams managers selected him for Their squads, he was caught in the dilemma to either play for the Moroccan national team, Because of his Moroccan descent, or to play for the Dutch team, the Netherlands being his place of residence. On 12 October 2010 Ibrahim Afellay scored his first international goals in a Euro 2012 qualifier against Sweden.

Euro 2008
Afellay was included in Marco van Basten's squad for Euro 2008 and was Mostly used as a substitute. 

2010 World Cup
Afellay was part of the Dutch team for the 2010 World Cup managed by Bert van Marwijk.



PSV Eindhoven
     Eredivisie : 4
         2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08
     KNVB Cup : 1
     Johan Cruijff Schaal : 1

FC Barcelona
     La Liga : 1
     UEFA Champions League : 1
     Supercopa de España : 1
     UEFA Super Cup : 1
     FIFA Club World Cup : 1

     Young Player of the Year in The Netherlands : 1

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