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20: Ibrahim Afellay

Ibrahim Afellay is 22 years old and he plays as an attacking midfielder for PSV Eindhoven in the number 20. He was born in Utrecht on the 2nd April 1986, and is 1.81 metres tall and weighs 68 kilograms. In his career until now, he has only played for PSV Eindhoven since starting his professional career at the club in 2003. Last season, he helped his team win the Eredivisie title for the fourth consecutive time.


Afellay made his senior international debut on the 28th March 2007 in a Euro 2008 qualifier against Slovenia. As Afellay had Moroccan descent, he could have chosen to play for Morocco, but he chose his homeland despite the heavier competition for his position. In Euro 2008, Afellay appeared 3 times, missing the match against France. In the opening game against Italy, he nearly scored a wonderful goal, when he lobbed Buffon but was denied by the crossbar. His best match was against Romania, where he was arguably the best player for Holland. In Euro 2008, he wore the number 20. Until now, Ibrahim has appeared 8 times for Holland.

Player Rating (out of 10) thanks to

Holland vs Italy: 6

Holland vs France: –

Holland vs Romania: 8.5

Holland vs Russia: 6


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