Rafael van der Vaart

Born: February 11, 1983 (age 33)

Height: 5'8.5" (175cm)

Hometown: Heemskerk, Netherlands
Nationality: Netherlands Dutch

Position: Midfielder
Team: Hamburger SV (no. 23)
Rafael van der Vaart
Career History
Senior2010-2012Tottenham Hotspur
2012-Hamburger SV
Sports Mole has 364 articles about Rafael van der Vaart. Articles 1 to 40:
Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool and Mauricio Pochettino Manager of Tottenham Hotspur greet prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane on October 17, 2015
Preview: Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between Liverpool and title-chasing Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.
Mar 31, 17:12
Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring during the friendly football match between Japan and Netherlands at the Fenix Stadium, on November 16, 2013 in Genk
Agent: 'Brazilian clubs want Rafael van der Vaart'
Real Betis midfielder Rafael van der Vaart is wanted by two Brazilian clubs, according to the experienced Dutchman's agent Marcos Leite.
Mar 10, 15:25
Hamburg's Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot during the German first division Bundesliga football match against Bayer Leverkusen on November 1, 2014
Rafael van der Vaart transfer details leaked
The Football Leaks website publishes a copy of Rafael van der Vaart's 2010 transfer document from Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur.
Jan 23, 21:39
Betis' forward Ruben Castro heads the ball past Rijeka's defender Niko Datkovic during the UEFA Europa League Group I football match Real Betis Balompie vs HNK Rijeka at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Sevilla on December 12, 2013
Result: Early Ruben Castro strike earns Real Betis win
Ruben Castro scores inside the opening five minutes to hand Real Betis a 1-0 win over Levante in La Liga.
Nov 27, 21:21
Fernando Torres drops to his knees after scoring for Atletico Madrid against Barcelona on September 12, 2015
Team News: Fernando Torres leads Atletico Madrid line at Real Betis
Fernando Torres is given the nod to start Atletico Madrid's La Liga meeting with Real Betis at ​Estadio Benito Villamarin.
Nov 22, 18:45
Gareth Bale is presented as a Real Madrid player by president Florentino Perez at the Bernabeu on September 2, 2013
Rafael van der Vaart: 'I never thought Gareth Bale would play for Real Madrid'
Rafael van der Vaart admits that he was left surprised by Gareth Bale's move to Real Madrid as he does not play at the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
Nov 10, 19:28
Betis' forward Ruben Castro heads the ball past Rijeka's defender Niko Datkovic during the UEFA Europa League Group I football match Real Betis Balompie vs HNK Rijeka at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Sevilla on December 12, 2013
Result: Ruben Castro strike enough for Real Betis win over Malaga
Real Betis secure a narrow away win over Malaga in their La Liga clash at the Estadio La Rosaleda as a second-half strike from Ruben Castro seals the three points.
Nov 7, 22:59
Heung Min Son celebrates scoring the 1-0 during the German first division Bundesliga football match between 1 FSV Mainz 05 v Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Mainz, Germany, on April 11, 2015
Rafael van der Vaart: 'Son Heung-min will be a success at Tottenham Hotspur'
Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Rafael van der Vaart believes that Son Heung-min has everything to become a success at the Premier League club.
Sep 11, 09:38
Porto's Spanish forward Adrian Lopez celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match FC Porto vs FC Bate Borisov at the Dragao stadium in Porto on September 17, 2014
Report: Porto forward Adrian Lopez to join Real Betis on loan
Porto forward Adrian Lopez will return to La Liga with Real Betis on loan, according to reports in Portugal.
Aug 28, 06:34
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Villarreal CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on March 1, 2015
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Real Betis
Sports Mole previews the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Real Betis at the Bernabeu.
Aug 27, 18:57
Bayern Munich's players celebrates wining their 25th Bundesliga title after German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich vs 1 FSV Mainz 05 at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany on May 23, 2015
Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Hamburger SV
Sports Mole looks ahead to opening 2015-16 Bundesliga clash between champions Bayern Munich and Hamburger SV at the Allianz Arena.
Aug 12, 17:04
Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring during the friendly football match between Japan and Netherlands at the Fenix Stadium, on November 16, 2013 in Genk
Top six free signings in La Liga
Sports Mole picks out what we believe to be the top six free signings in La Liga this summer.
Aug 9, 11:50
Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring during the friendly football match between Japan and Netherlands at the Fenix Stadium, on November 16, 2013 in Genk
Rafael van der Vaart: 'I'll play Xavi role for Real Betis'
Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart reveals that his role with Real Betis this season will involve being given "a lot of freedom".
Jul 28, 15:28
Hamburg's Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot during the German first division Bundesliga football match against Bayer Leverkusen on November 1, 2014
Rafael van der Vaart: 'I regret leaving Tottenham Hotspur'
Rafael van der Vaart admits his regret at leaving Tottenham Hotspur in 2012.
Jul 22, 14:53
Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart gestures during the German first division Bundesliga football match 1 FC Koeln v Hamburger SV at Rhein Energie stadium in Cologne, Germany on August 23, 2014
Rafael van der Vaart: 'Real Betis move a dream'
Rafael van der Vaart declares his move to Real Betis as a "dream" after leaving Hamburger SV.
Jun 16, 01:27
Hamburg's Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot during the German first division Bundesliga football match against Bayer Leverkusen on November 1, 2014
Rafael van der Vaart completes Real Betis switch
Free agent Rafael van der Vaart, formerly of Hamburger SV, joins newly-promoted La Liga side Real Betis.
Jun 15, 16:28
Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart gestures during the German first division Bundesliga football match 1 FC Koeln v Hamburger SV at Rhein Energie stadium in Cologne, Germany on August 23, 2014
Real Betis confirm interest in Rafael van der Vaart
Real Betis president Juan Carlos Ollero confirms that the club are closing in on the signing of Rafael van der Vaart.
Jun 8, 18:01
Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring during the friendly football match between Japan and Netherlands at the Fenix Stadium, on November 16, 2013 in Genk
Report: Real Betis, Malaga in for Rafael van der Vaart
A report claims that Real Betis and Malaga will go head-to-head for the signature of Netherlands international Rafael van der Vaart this summer.
Jun 2, 15:16
Hamburg's midfielder Lewis Holtby and Bayern Munich's Danish midfielder Pierre Hojbjerg vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match Hamburger SV vs FC Bayern Munich at the Imtech Arena in Hamburg, northern Germany on Septem
Team News: Lewis Holtby starts for Hamburger SV against Schalke 04
Hamburger SV name Lewis Holtby in their side for the final game of the season against Schalke 04.
May 23, 13:50
Tottenham Hotspur's Russian striker Roman Pavlyuchenko celebrates scoring his first goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Birmingham City at White Hart Lane in north London, England on May 22, 2011
On this day: Roman Pavlyuchenko double ends Birmingham City's survival hopes
On this day in 2011, Roman Pavlyuchenko scored twice for Tottenham Hotspur to send Birmingham City back down to the Championship.
May 22, 08:00
Hamburg's defender Heiko Westermann reacts after the German first division Bundesliga football match SV Werder Bremen vs Hamburger SV in Bremen, northern Germany, on April 19, 2015
Preview: Hamburger SV vs. Schalke 04
Sports Mole looks ahead to the final day of the Bundesliga season as Hamburger SV bid to avoid relegation against Schalke 04.
May 21, 19:04
Hamburg's forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga celebrates after scoring the 1-1 during the German first division Bundesliga football match FSV Mainz 05 vs Hamburger SV, in Mainz western Germany, on May 10, 2014
Result: Hamburger SV stun Augsburg with vital win
Pierre-Michel Lasogga scores twice as Hamburg climb off the bottom of the table with a 3-2 win over Augsburg.
Apr 25, 16:24
Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring during the friendly football match between Japan and Netherlands at the Fenix Stadium, on November 16, 2013 in Genk
Celtic chasing Rafael van der Vaart?
Celtic are interested in signing Netherlands international Rafael van der Vaart, according to reports.
Apr 25, 14:38
Hamburg's Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot during the German first division Bundesliga football match against Bayer Leverkusen on November 1, 2014
Rafael van der Vaart not joining Sporting Kansas City?
Peter Vermes reveals that financial demands mean that Rafael van der Vaart will not be joining Sporting Kansas City.
Apr 4, 00:21
Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart gestures during the German first division Bundesliga football match 1 FC Koeln v Hamburger SV at Rhein Energie stadium in Cologne, Germany on August 23, 2014
Rafael van der Vaart to leave Hamburger SV in the summer
Rafael van der Vaart is to leave Hamburger SV in the summer after the Dutchman was told that his current deal would not be renewed.
Mar 28, 14:27
Hertha's defender Sebastian Langkamp and Dortmund's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match Hertha BSC Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund in Berlin on May 10, 2014
Result: Late Sebastian Langkamp goal downs 10-man Hamburger SV
Sebastian Langkamp nets a late winner as Hertha Berlin boost their survival hopes with a 1-0 win at Hamburger SV.
Mar 20, 21:23
Dortmund's midfielder Marco Reus celebrates scoring the 0-1 goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund in Augsburg, southern Germany, on August 29, 2014
Team News: Marco Reus recovers from injury to start for Borussia Dortmund
Marco Reus recovers from a midweek knock to start for Borussia Dortmund against Hamburger SV.
Mar 7, 14:11
Dortmund's head coach Juergen Klopp celebrates during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Dortmund v 1 FSV Mainz 05 in Dortmund, Germany, on February 13, 2015
Preview: Hamburger SV vs. Borussia Dortmund
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the form of both sides ahead of Saturday's Bundesliga clash between Hamburger SV and Borussia Dortmund.
Mar 5, 19:08
Hamburg's Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot during the German first division Bundesliga football match against Bayer Leverkusen on November 1, 2014
Report: MLS clubs eye Rafael van der Vaart
A report claims that a number of MLS clubs, including Sporting Kansas City, want to sign Hamburger SV midfielder Rafael van der Vaart.
Mar 2, 14:48
Hamburg's Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot during the German first division Bundesliga football match against Bayer Leverkusen on November 1, 2014
Report: Ajax want Rafael van der Vaart return
A report claims that Ajax want to re-sign Hamburger SV midfielder Rafael van der Vaart this summer.
Feb 16, 13:18
Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben celebrates scoring the first goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match against VfB Stuttgart on February 7, 2015
Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Hamburger SV
Sports Mole previews Hamburger SV's trip to the Allianz Arena to take on Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
Feb 12, 16:32
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Result: Hamburger SV beat Hannover to climb away from danger
Hamburg beat Hannover 2-1 at the Imtech Arena to climb five points clear of the Bundesliga drop zone.
Feb 7, 19:22
Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart gestures during the German first division Bundesliga football match 1 FC Koeln v Hamburger SV at Rhein Energie stadium in Cologne, Germany on August 23, 2014
Result: Hamburger SV ease past Paderborn
Hamburger SV beat SC Paderborn 3-0 to climb out of the relegation zone on an important evening for Josef Zinnbauer's side in the Bundesliga.
Feb 4, 21:40
Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring the winning goal with Jan Vertonghen during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur at KC Stadium on November 23, 2014
Jan Vertonghen: 'Christian Eriksen can be like Gazza'
Defender Jan Vertonghen says that his Spurs teammate Christian Eriksen can emulate Paul Gascoigne and Glenn Hoddle at the club.
Dec 18, 14:28
Stuttgart's Dutch headcoach Huub Stevens is pictured prior to the German first division Bundesliga football match VfB Stuttgart vs VfL Wolfsburg in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on May 3, 2014
Result: Stuttgart off bottom with Hamburg win
Florian Klein's first goal for Stuttgart gives them a 1-0 victory over Hamburger SV that lifts them off the bottom of the Bundesliga table.
Dec 16, 20:54
Hamburg's Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot during the German first division Bundesliga football match against Bayer Leverkusen on November 1, 2014
Result: Hamburger SV survive late Mainz 05 siege to seal narrow victory
Hamburger SV narrowly beat Mainz 05 2-1 their Bundesliga clash at the Imtech Arena.
Dec 7, 16:26
FC Augsburg's players celebrate after scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Dortmund vs FC Augsburg in the German city of Dortmund on January 25, 2014
Result: Augsburg beat Hamburger SV to extend run
Augsburg continue their fine form by coming from behind to beat Hamburger SV 3-1 at the SGL Arena.
Nov 29, 16:48
Hamburg's Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot during the German first division Bundesliga football match against Bayer Leverkusen on November 1, 2014
Result: Rafael van der Vaart penalty takes Hamburger SV past Bayer Leverkusen
Rafael van der Vaart's penalty takes Hamburger SV out of the Bundesliga relegation zone with a 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Nov 1, 16:26
Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart gestures during the German first division Bundesliga football match 1 FC Koeln v Hamburger SV at Rhein Energie stadium in Cologne, Germany on August 23, 2014
Team News: Rafael van der Vaart starts for Hamburger SV against Bayer Leverkusen
Hamburger SV captain Rafael van der Vaart returns to the side for the Bundesliga meeting with Bayer Leverkusen.
Nov 1, 13:49
Salomon Kalou of Hertha BSC celebrates with team mates after scoring a goal during the Hertha BSC v VfL Wolfsburg - Bundesliga match at Olympiastadion on September 24, 2014
Result: Hertha Berlin cruise to victory over Hamburger SV
Hamburger SV suffer another disappointment in the Bundesliga as Hertha Berlin record a comfortable 3-0 victory.
Oct 25, 16:26
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Bayern Munich32264275156082
2Borussia DortmundDortmund32245380314977
3Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen32176952361657
4Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach321541363491449
5Hertha Berlin32147114140149
6Schalke 04Schalke32146124647-148
7Mainz 0532137124341246
8FC Koln321011113640-441
9FC Ingolstadt 04FC Ingolstadt 04321010123037-740
10Wolfsburg32109134348-539
11Hamburger SV32108143744-738
12Augsburg32910134048-837
13Hoffenheim32910133849-1137
14SV Darmstadt 9832811133650-1435
15Werder Bremen3297164965-1634
16Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt3289153351-1833
17Stuttgart3296174869-2133
RHannover3264222959-3022