Rafael van der Vaart

Position: Midfielder
Team: Hamburger SV
Born: February 11, 1983 (age 31)
Hometown: Heemskerk, Netherlands
Height: 5ft 9in
Nationality: Dutch
Hamburg's Cameroonian defender Jacques Zoua celebrates during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Monchengladbach vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Monchengladbach on March 30, 2014
Team News: Jacques Zoua leads line for Hamburger SV
Apr 12, 14:04
Hamburg's defender Heiko Westermann during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Leverkusen on November 9, 2013
Result: Hamburger SV ease relegation worries
Apr 4, 21:23
Louis Saha of Spurs is congratulated by teammates Ryan Nelsen and Gareth Bale after scoring his team's third goal during the FA Cup sixth round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane on March 27, 2012
On this day: Tottenham Hotspur reach FA Cup semis
Mar 27, 10:00
Hamburg's Dutch head coach Bert van Marwijk gestures prior to the German first division Bundesliga football match VfL Wolfsburg vs Hamburger SV in Wolfsburg on November 29, 2013
Result: Hamburger SV and Freiburg settle for a point
Mar 26, 20:52
Stuttgart's head coach Thomas Schneider reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match VfL Wolfsburg vs VfB Stuttgart in the German city of Wolfsburg on December 14, 2013
Result: Stuttgart edge to 1-0 win over Hamburger SV
Mar 22, 16:49
Robin van Persie of Holland during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifing match between Holland and Hungary at Amsterdam Arena on October 11, 2013
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie doubt for Netherlands due to illness
Mar 5, 11:05
Hanover's head coach Mirko Slomka reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs Hannover 96 in Munich, southern Germany, on September 14, 2013
Team News: Rafael van der Vaart on Hamburger SV bench
Mar 1, 14:14
Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Schalke on August 11, 2013
Rafael van der Vaart set for early return
Feb 25, 14:40
Hanover's head coach Mirko Slomka reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs Hannover 96 in Munich, southern Germany, on September 14, 2013
Team News: No Rafael van der Vaart for Mirko Slomka's first Hamburger SV game
Feb 22, 13:49
Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Schalke on August 11, 2013
Rafael van der Vaart out for up to three weeks?
Feb 17, 01:30
Hertha's Adrian Ramos, Tolga Cigerci, and Per-Ciljan Skjelbred celebrate after the German first division Bundesliga football match Hertha Berlin vs Moenchengladbach on October 19, 2013
Result: Hertha Berlin cruise to Hamburg victory
Feb 8, 19:25
Mainz' Nicolai Mueller celebrates after scoring against Stuttgart during their Bundesliga match on August 11, 2013
Result: Mainz 05 beat 10-man Hamburger SV late on
Dec 21, 16:20
Mainz' Nicolai Mueller is congratulated by team mates after scoring the opening goal against Stuttgart on August 11, 2013
Team News: Shinji Okazaki continues in attack for Mainz 05
Dec 21, 14:13
Bayern Munich's players celebrate after scoring the first goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Borussia Dortmund on November 23, 2013
Team News: Diego Contento starts for Bayern Munich
Dec 14, 13:49
Bayern's Franck Ribery celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's third goal against Werder Bremen on December 7, 2013
Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Hamburger SV
Dec 12, 14:03
Turkey's Hakan Calhanoglu in action against Australia during their World Cup group match on June 28, 2013
Agent: 'Hakan Calhanoglu wants to stay at Hamburger SV'
Dec 12, 12:37
FC Basel's forward Raul Bobadilla controls the ball on May 29, 2013
Team News: Raul Bobadilla starts for Augsburg
Dec 7, 14:28
Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Schalke on August 11, 2013
Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart facing injury spell
Nov 20, 17:54
Younes Kaboul celebrates his winning goal for Tottenham Hotspur against Arsenal on November 20, 2010.
On this day: Tottenham Hotspur battle back for Arsenal win
Nov 20, 09:52
Netherlands' Memphis Depay and Columbia's Santiago Arias battle for the ball during their international friendly match on November 19, 2013
Result: Colombia held by 10-man Holland
Nov 19, 21:35
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Half-Time Report: Jeremain Lens sent off in bad-tempered stalemate
Nov 19, 20:29
Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda celebrates after scoring against the Netherlands on November 16, 2013
Rafael van der Vaart: "We got away with a fright"
Nov 16, 20:12
Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda celebrates after scoring against the Netherlands on November 16, 2013
Louis van Gaal slams Netherlands defence
Nov 16, 19:25
Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda celebrates after scoring against the Netherlands on November 16, 2013
Result: Holland blow two-goal lead
Nov 16, 14:05
Leverkusen's Emre Can and Braunschweig's Norman Theuerkauf battle for the ball on
Team News: Bayer Leverkusen make one change
Nov 9, 14:15
Dutch headcoach Bert van Marwijk gestures during the Euro 2012 football championships match Portugal vs. Netherlands, on June 17, 2012
Team News: Pierre-Michel Lasogga continues for Hamburger SV
Nov 2, 13:45
Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Schalke on August 11, 2013
Result: Hamburg thrash Freiburg
Oct 27, 16:22
Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Schalke on August 11, 2013
Result: Hamburg, Stuttgart draw six-goal thriller
Oct 20, 16:25
Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Schalke on August 11, 2013
Team News: Rafael van der Vaart skippers unchanged Hamburger SV
Oct 20, 14:25
Robin van Persie of Holland during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifing match between Holland and Hungary at Amsterdam Arena on October 11, 2013
Result: Netherlands hit eight past Hungary
Oct 11, 21:32
Robin van Persie of Holland celebrates after scoring their fifth goal during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifing match between Holland and Hungary at Amsterdam Arena on October 11, 2013
Live Commentary: Netherlands 8-1 Hungary - as it happened
Oct 11, 18:48
Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Schalke on August 11, 2013
Result: Hamburg thrash Nuremberg
Oct 6, 16:20
Nuremberg's Josip Drmic scores his team's opening goal against Hertha Berlin on August 18, 2013
Live Commentary: Nuremberg 0-5 Hamburger SV - as it happened
Oct 6, 14:00
Niko Kranjcar of Croatia during the International Friendly match between Croatia and Korea Republic at Craven Cottage on February 6, 2013
Harry Redknapp: 'Niko Krancjar can be my Rafael van der Vaart'
Sep 24, 12:51
Dutch headcoach Bert van Marwijk gestures during the Euro 2012 football championships match Portugal vs. Netherlands, on June 17, 2012
Hamburger SV appoint Bert van Marwijk as new coach
Sep 23, 20:32
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Result: Nils Petersen strikes twice to down Hamburger SV
Sep 21, 16:33
Ajax's Christian Eriksen in action on July 27, 2013
Christian Eriksen hopes to emulate Rafael van der Vaart, Wesley Sneijder
Sep 17, 01:30
Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Schalke on August 11, 2013
Rafael van der Vaart rues collapse against Borussia Dortmund
Sep 16, 15:55
Dortmund forward Emerick Aubameyang celebrates a goal against Hamburg on September 14, 2013
Result: Borussia Dortmund hammer Hamburg
Sep 14, 19:22
Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Augsburg on August 10, 2013
Team News: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starts for Borussia Dortmund
Sep 14, 17:29
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