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The top facts about Wesley Sneijder, a former star who has not achieved his true values in football, will be an inspiring and fascinating story. We are pretty sure that in the end, you will be enjoyed by this article.

Wesley Sneijder was a creative and very intelligent playmaker. He was one of the best No. 10s in Europe who had high speed and physical strength and could easily send great passes. Sneijder had heavy shots and was considered a free-kick specialist. He has also played for Galatasaray and Real Madrid, but we all remember Sneijder with Inter jersey. In 2010, Sneijder ranked fourth in the Ballon d'Or ranking. He was the star of Inter's midfield.

Inter won a magnificent treble that year. Sneijder had 8 goals and 16 assists (the most assists in the Champions League) and was recognized as the best midfielder in the Champions League. Eto'o, Maicon, and Milito also shone at that Inter, and Mourinho's influence was undeniable. But Sneijder's brilliant performances were something else. He also had a good World Cup with the

Netherlands 

although they lost to Spain in the final.

Sneijder scored 5 goals in the World Cup and jointly won the title of Golden Boot. Sneijder's excellent performances in the World Cup will not be erased from the memories at all. Maybe Without Messi, he could have won the Ballon d'Or. In the following, we will mention in detail Wesley Sneijder net worth, stats, and other points. Today we want to talk about the

top facts about Wesley Sneijder

and tell you some special facts about this former great star. Stay with us.

Top facts about Wesley Sneijder you might want to know

Wesley Sneijder is a 36 years old star who played for Dutch national team and Inter Milan. He is known as one of the best Dutch midfielders of all time, so in this part of the article, we want to look at Sneijder’s adventure and story through a new window. 

We will discover everything you want to know about

Wesley Sneijder personal life

and then in the next parts, we will review the top facts about Wesley Sneijder.

  • Full Name

    : Wesley Sneijder

  • Date and Place of Birth

    : 9 June 1984 in Utrecht, Netherlands

  • Wesley Sneijder age

    : 36

  • Height & Weight

    : Wesley Sneijder height is 1.70 m and he weighs 72 kg

  • Family Members

    : Barry Sneijder (father), Sylvia Sneijder-Thiele (mother), Rodney Sneijder, Jeffrey Sneijder (siblings), Xess Xava Sneijder (daughter), Jessey Sneijder (son)

  • Marital Status

    : Married

  • Wife

    : Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau

  • Ex-Wife

    : Ramona Streekstra

  • Wesley Sneijder Children

    : Xess Xava Sneijder and Jessey Sneijder

  • Current Team

    : Retired

  • Jersey Number

    : #10 Inter, Real Madrid and Galatasaray/ #10 Netherlands

  • Nickname

    : “The Sniper”, “Wes”

  • Position

    : Midfielder

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Gemini

Wesley Sneijder Birthday, Zodiac Sign and Nationality

Wesley Sneijder was born on 9 June 1984 in Utrecht, Netherlands. Wesley Sneijder nationality is Dutch. Wesley Sneijder zodiac sign is Gemini. People born under this Sun sign often have a feeling that their other half is missing, so they are forever seeking new friends, mentors, colleagues and people to talk to. 

Expressive and quick-witted, Gemini represents two different personalities in one and you will never be sure which one you will face. They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless.

Some of the most famous figures born on the 12th of August (Wesley Sneijder Birthday) are Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman, Miroslav Klose and Amin Hayai.

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Wesley Sneijder Parents and Childhood

Wesley Sneijder was born on June 9, 1984 in Utrecht, Netherlands. Naturally Sneijder was born to Dutch parents (Wesley Sneijder parents).

Wesley Sneijder parents,

Barry and Sylvia always wanted to support their son, and that is why they let Wesley play football. Sneijder started his career in Ajax's academy with the permission of Barry Sneijder and Sylvia Sneijder-Thiele (Wesley Sneijder parents).

Following his older brother's footsteps, he signed for

Ajax

. He first made the bench as an unused substitute for Ajax in a 2–0 win at SBV Excelsior on 22 December 2002 when manager Ronald Koeman, troubled by an injury-filled squad, called him up, advised by Danny Blind, the then-coach of the Ajax youth squad.

One year later, Sneijder made his official Ajax debut against Willem II. He quickly established himself in the first team, starting in the Champions League quarter-final match against AC Milan. On 5 March 2003, Sneijder scored his first goal for Ajax in a 4–1 win over

FC Groningen

in the KNVB Cup.

About Wesley Sneijder childhood, Dutch children usually do not have a hard time and they can pursue their dreams, and so did Wesley Sneijder.

Wesley Sneijder childhood

was by no means difficult as he entered the football field at the age of seven and played for Ajax. Although he played for important teams such as Real Madrid, Inter, Galatasaray and Ajax, but has always been loved AC Milan. It was later revealed that Wesley Sneijder childhood dream was a move to Milan and, well, we know the rest of the story.

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Wesley Sneijder Girlfriend, Personal Life and Marital Status

Besides discussing Wesley Sneijder career, we will also talk about Wesley Sneijder wife. Sneijder has been married to Dutch-Spanish actress and presenter Yolanthe Cabau since July 2010; he has two sons one of them from his first marriage.

Wesley Sneijder and his wife Yolanthe Cabau announced to separate in March 2019, but have never divorced. Yolanthe and Wesley announced in RTL Boulevard in 2019 that they would put an end to their relationship. It is still very difficult for Yolanthe to talk about it.

Although no statements were made as to the reason at the time of their breakup, Sneijder later wrote on social media that he had screwed up. In the book, he says that things got out of hand during parties and at those moments he continued with other women than he should have.

Sneijder knows that the whole situation in the fight with Yolanthe was his fault. They are still legally married but living apart. However, Wesley is very hopeful that the two will reunite and live together. "Because Yolanthe trusted me, it remained questions about those stories and she took my word for it. But the evenings got worse and so did the stories. I saw the pain and disbelief in her eyes, I could barely look at her.”

Wesley Sneijder Career

Following the

top facts about Wesley Sneijder

, there is a good percent you want to continue the rest of the article so we intend to bring up a new topic. Wesley Sneijder was born on June 9, 1984, in Utrecht, Netherlands.

After winning four titles with Ajax in the Eredivisie, Wesley Sneijder came to the attention of many clubs. Who would not love to have such a great midfielder? That is why Real Madrid took action and signed Sneijder for a considerable amount of fee, but during his time at Madrid, Real Madrid was in crisis and Sneijder did not get a chance to play. That is why he joined Inter in 2009.

The 2010 Ballon d'Or results certainly upset Wesley Sneijder. It was a decision that could have been the subject of much debate. That year, he won a historic treble with exceptional performance and reached the final of the competition with the Netherlands.

The teams of Jose Mourinho and Bert van Marwijk played entirely on Sneijder's axis. Unfortunately, Wesley, that year handed over that important personal title to Xavi,

Lionel Messi

, and Andres Iniesta, all of whom, along with

Barcelona

, were eliminated in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Let's go two years ahead. January 2013 - Wesley Sneijder failed to make the final list while all three Barca stars were on the roster. His serious injury in the 2011/12 season made everyone think that Sneijder's era was over and that he was in decline. Numerous problems with the leaders of Inter, especially Moratti, made the Dutch star find a way out of Inter.

After a verbal clash with Moratti due to contract renewal issues, Sneijder agreed on a three-and-a-half-year deal with Turkish giants Galatasaray on 20 January 2013 for a fee of €7.5 million. Thousands of Galatasaray fans welcomed him at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport as soon as Sneijder's exact arrival time was announced by the club on their official website.

At that time

Fenerbahce

had won the Turkish Super League by 16 points difference. Everything was in favor of Sneijder. He joined the team that was the best in Turkey. The addition of the stars to the team created a sense of pride in the Galatasaray community. In his first match against a rival who was considered Gala's closest opponent for the championship, he tasted victory.

His first goal was scored in February against

Orduspor

. They were 2-0 behind in the first half when Sneijder made a historic comeback. A back pass from Hakan Balta put Wesley in a position to start the 4-2 victory. It all started there. On 7 August 2017, Sneijder joined Ligue 1 side

Nice

on a free transfer. During his five-month period at the club and playing alongside Mario Balotelli, he made 8 appearances. After contract termination with Nice, Sneijder joined Qatari club Al-Gharafa.

He made his debut on 12 January 2018, captaining the team and giving an assist in the league 2–1 win over

Al Ahli

Doha. Ultimately on 12 August 2019, Sneijder announced his decision to retire from football.

On the International level, Wesley Sneijder was one of the most influential players in the Dutch national team, and he has played 134 games for his country's national team, including 31 goals. He played for the Dutch national team in major tournaments such as the 2006 World Cup, Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup, Euro 2012, and the 2014 World Cup.

Wesley Sneijder, along with the Dutch national team, earned the runner-up title in the 2010 World Cup. Although he used to play as a midfielder, he became the 2010 World Cup top scorer alongside Thomas Muller, David Villa, and Diego Forlan.

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Wesley Sneijder Religion

Regarding Wesley Sneijder religion in

top facts about Wesley Sneijder

article, like most of the Dutch people, he is Christian. Inspired by his wife and by Inter teammate Javier Zanetti, Sneijder converted to Roman Catholicism and was baptized in Milan.

Sneijder once explained about his religion: "I wasn't raised a Catholic but Yolanthe was and I wanted to get more involved in her religion. We have a priest at Inter Milan and a chapel at the training ground. That is where I was baptized and confirmed into the church. I always believed in God but now I am a practicing Catholic. Religion has given me a new drive in life. Life feels a lot easier than it ever did before."

Wesley Sneijder Salary, Net worth and Market Value

Relating to

Wesley Sneijder salary

, he currently has no income except for commercial videos. It could have been so much better had he not followed his desires. Inter Milan was the only saving grace after the Spanish capital. He's only 36 but is already retired from the sport.

Wesley Sneijder net worth

is around €35m. He made his €35m fortune in

Real Madrid

, Ajax, Inter, Ajax, Galatasaray, OGC Nice, Al-Gharafa SC, and Dutch national team. 

Now the whole Wesley Sneijder net worth is around €35m. After all, about

Wesley Sneijder market value

, it should be said his highest market value was in 2010 worth €45m.

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Wesley Sneijder Transfermarket Stats

Wesley Sneijder transfermarket stats

were amazing. As we said, in terms of Wesley Sneijder stats, he managed to play 573 games throughout his career, and has scored 152 goals and 143 assists. It is interesting to know that Wesley Sneijder has scored the most goals at Ajax.

In fact, he has played 126 times for this Dutch club and has managed to score 43 goals. He then scored the most goals for Galatasaray, scoring 35 times in 124 games for the Cimbom. He has the same number of goals for Inter Milan and Real Madrid as “The Sniper” has scored 13 times for both teams.

Wesley Sneijder decided to try a new adventure after spending some fantastic seasons at Ajax, joining Real Madrid in a €27m move. Things did not go well for Wesley Sneijder in the Los Blancos shirt until he joined Inter for €15m after two seasons.

Sneijder had his best days at Inter and won many trophies, which we will explain in detail below. After the departure of Jose Mourinho, the situation for Wesley Sneijder got worse and worse until in 2013. In 2013 Galatasaray paid €7.5m million and signed the midfielder.

Wesley Sneijder stats

did not stop here as he was once again approaching its best days in

Turkey

and was extremely popular with fans.

He finally joined OGC Nice on a free transfer in 2017 after terminating his contract with Galatasaray and went to Qatar and

Al-Gharafa

in a similar transfer. He retired from the world of football with the Al-Gharafa shirt in 2019.

Some Short Top Facts about Wesley Sneijder

  • Wesley Sneijder was a Midfielder. His height is 1.70 m and he weighs 72 kg.

  • About Wesley Sneijder age, it should be said that he is 36 years old.

  • Wesley Sneijder salary at Inter and Galatasaray was €4.5m per year.

  • Wesley Sneijder is married to Yolanthe Cabau, Spanish-Dutch actress.

  • Regarding Wesley Sneijder children, he has two children named Xess Xava and Jessey.

  • Wesley Sneijder has retired from football in 2019.

  • Wesley Sneijder is Dutch and has played for Dutch national team.

When it comes to

top facts about Wesley Sneijder

, his ability in free-kick, shots, sending assists and being decisive in crucial moments comes to the minds.

Concerning

Wesley Sneijder social media

, Wesley Sneijder has a very busy and uncertain life. He has been married twice and his second marriage is on the verge of divorce. However, he is a very popular figure in Turkey,

Italy

, the Netherlands, and Spain.

Wesley Sneijder Instagram account

 has 2m followers. Besides all this information, it is better to mention 

Wesley Sneijder Facebook account

and Wesley Sneijder Twitter account.

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Wesley Sneijder Quotes

One of the favorite parts of SportMob's article on top facts about Wesley Sneijder is amazing quotes.

Wesley Sneijder on Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

“Frankly, I had the talent to be like Messi and

Cristiano Ronaldo

, but I did not want that myself. Messi and Ronaldo have sacrificed a lot to achieve such a position. But I did not want that. I have to admit that I could not ban alcoholic beverages. Messi and Ronaldo are really different and they have deservedly reached such a position. I am satisfied with myself and I do not regret it when I look back.”

Wesley Sneijder about choosing Galatasaray over

Liverpool

“Why Galatasaray and not Liverpool? Because I am a winner - I play for prizes - so I went to Galatasaray because I thought that I would win more at Galatasaray and be champion than at Liverpool, and I think afterwards that I made the right choice.”

Sneijder about Milan

“Milan is marvelous, picturesque, and full of elegance.”

Sneijder about his love for Italy

“My wife Yolanthe and I love Inter, the Italian fans, and Italy.”

Wesley Sneijder about his regrets

“When I was sold from Real Madrid to Inter, I would have preferred to have remained in Spain.

Sneijder on Jose Mourinho

“I kept track of everything Mourinho did, from his training methods to his tactical analysis - I have it all stored on my computer. I want to be a manager like him in the future.”

Wesley Sneijder’s interesting quote about Inter

“Why did I not join one of the top five clubs in Europe? Because I am no longer one of the top five players around, and neither are Inter among the five best clubs.”

Wesley Sneijder Achievements

Sneijder's best days were at Inter Milan as he won a treble under Jose Mourinho. A Serie A, two Coppa Italia, a Champions League, a European Super Cup, and a Club World Cup title were Sneijder's honors in the Nerazzurri squad. He also won three Turkish Super League, three Turkish Super Cups at Galatasaray, and a La Liga title with Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga. Let's take a look at Wesley Sneijder’s achievements in the top facts about Wesley Sneijder article.

Ajax

  • Dutch Champion in 2003-2004

  • Dutch Cup Winner in 2005/2006 and 2006/2007

  • Dutch Super Cup Winner in 2006

Real Madrid

  • Spanish Super Cup 2007/2008

  • Spanish Champion 2007/2008

Inter

  • Champions League 2009/2010

  • Italian Cup Winner 2009/2010 and 2010/2011

  • Italian Super Cup in 2010/2011

  • Scudetto in 2009/2010

  • FIFA Club World Cup in 2010

Galatasaray

  • Turkish Champion in 2012/2013 and 2014/2015

  • Turkish Super Cup Winner in 2013/2014, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017

  • Turkish Cup Winner in 2014, 2015 and 2016

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