Ibrahim Afellay

Profile Football Stars | Ibrahim Afellay | 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. Ibrahim Afellay is a Dutch professional footballer plays for FC Barcelona WHO as an attacking midfielder or winger.

On 15 May 2005, PSV Eindhoven played a game against Feyenoord. Afellay was a part of the starting lineup, and made a great impression with two goals. 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. On 8 October, Dutch coach Marco van Basten took Afellay into the full national team during the games against the Czech Republic and Macedonian, though he did not play. In the 2005-06 season, following the departure of players Including Important 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. He managed to play a total of 23 league matches during a season hit with a string of minor injuries, scoring twice.

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 traveled to Barcelona on 23 December 2010 for a medical to finalize the deal. Afellay made his debut Blaugrana 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 Madrid. 


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

Youth career
PSV 1996-2003

senior career
years Team
2003-2011 PSV 159 (35)
2011 - Barcelona 17 (1)

National team
2007 - Netherlands 36 (3)


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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