Dutch footballer, Wesley Sneijder has retired from football, calling time on his distinguished 17-year career.
The 35-year-old who enjoyed spells at Ajax, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and Galatasaray among others has most recently been in Qatar, playing for Al-Gharafa.
Sneijder, who was regarded as one of the best-attacking midfielders in the world in his prime, began his career at Ajax before earning a move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2007.
The Dutchman contributed 11 goals and 11 assists in 66 appearances during his two seasons in Spain, winning a La Liga title before departing for Inter Milan following the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
At Inter, he won a treble under Jose Mourinho in 2010 before playing a huge role in Holland’s journey to the World Cup final that summer. He played a record 134 caps for the Netherlands and is also the player with the most assists for his country.
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Sneijder spent three more years in Milan before playing for Galatasaray, Nice and finally Al-Gharafa.
180 games, 58 goals, 45 assists
Real Madrid (07-09)
66 games, 11 goals, 11 assists
Inter Milan (09-13)
116 games, 22 goals, 35 assists
175 games, 45 goals, 44 assists
8 games, 1 assist
Al Gharafa (18-19)
27 games, 16 goals, 6 assists