The emblematic Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 35, hinted at the end of his professional sports career, in an interview released Monday by the chain of FC Utrecht, his hometown club.
“My feeling towards the city is great. Now that I have stopped playing football I want a nice place to share my memories,” said the former Real Madrid player, who has 134 games with the Oranje (record).
Sneijder will witness FC Utrecht matches, at Galgenwaard Stadium, from a private box of FC Utrecht Business Club, the latter said in a statement.
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In a Qatar club last season, the flyer announced its international withdrawal in 2018, fueling rumors about a possible future as a coach.
The Dutch N.10 debuted with their national team on April 30, 2003 in a friendly against Portugal (1-1). At that time I was 19 years old and militated in Ajax. At 170 centimeters tall, the Dutchman is distinguished by his vision of the game, his technique and his ability to dribble.
His best season was 2009-2010; historical triplet with Inter Milan (Serie A-Copa-Champions League), and was also a finalist in the 2010 World Cup, in which he scored the scorer’s table. He was also close to winning the Golden Ball, which was finally at the hands of Messi.
Four years later at the 2014 World Cup he returned to the podium with third place in the Netherlands. In addition to Ajax and Inter, Sneijder also wore the Real Madrid, Galatasaray and Nice shirt, to live two last seasons at Al Gharafa in Qatar.