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Ibrahim Afellay Biography & Latest News

Ibrahim Afellay Biography

Ibrahim Afellay is a Moroccan-Dutch professional footballer who plays for Schalke 04, on loan from FC Barcelona as an attacking midfielder or winger. He is described as a powerful and dynamic player with great ball skills and the ability to speed up action on the pitch. 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. 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 five goals in 4 matches. On 13 September, Afellay made his Champions League debut against Schalke 04. On 5 December 2010, Afellay travelled to Barcelona for a medical test to finalize the deal. The fee to transfer for FC Barcelona was reported to be around €3 million. Afellay recently signed a contract that will tie him until 2015 with the club and wears the squad number 20. Afellay made his Blaugrana debut on 5 January 2011 in the Copa del Rey against Athletic Bilbao. He scored his first goal for Barcelona against UD Almería in the Copa del Rey. Afellay made his debut for Barça in the Champions League in the second match against Arsenal, and came close to scoring on two occasions. He scored his first league goal in a 3–1 away win for Barcelona against Málaga CF on the last day of the 2010–11 season. 31 August 2012, he moved to Schalke 04. He has played for the Dutch national youth team and is now part of the senior Dutch national team, which he represented at UEFA Euro 2008 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.  
Basic Player Info
Full Name Ibrahim Afellay
Nationality Netherlands
Position Midfielder
Current Club Stoke City
Shirt Number 14
Career
Clubs
Stoke City Jul 2015 - Present
FC Schalke 04 Aug 2012 - Jun 2013
FC Barcelona Jan 2011 - Aug 2012
FC Barcelona Jul 2013 - Aug 2014
OlympiakosP Aug 2014 - May 2015
PSV Eindhoven Jan 2004 - Jan 2011
Stoke City Under 23 Dec 2016 - Jun 2017
Stoke City Under 21 Oct 2017 - Present
National
Netherlands Jan 2007 - Mar 2016
Stats
Clubs
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Stoke City
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2017/2018 Premier League 3 0 0 1 0 61
2016/2017 Premier League 12 0 0 0 0 377
FA Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2015/2016 Premier League 31 2 2 3 1 2105
League Cup 5 1 0 0 0 466
Total 52 3 2 4 1 3099
FC Schalke 04
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FC Barcelona
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FC Barcelona
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OlympiakosP
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PSV Eindhoven
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Stoke City Under 23
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Stoke City Under 21
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National
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Netherlands
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2016 France EC Qualification 5 1 2 0 0 337
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 2 0 0 0 0 33
2012 Poland/Ukraine EC Qualification 6 3 0 0 0 438
European Championship 3 0 0 0 0 140
2010 South Africa WC Qualification Europe 5 0 0 0 0 111
World Cup 3 0 0 0 0 20
2008 Austria/Switzerland European Championship 3 0 0 0 0 157
EC Qualification 1 0 0 0 0 85
Total 28 4 2 0 0 1321

Ibrahim Afellay Latest News & Articles

EPL 2016/17: Chelsea 4-2 Stoke City: Player Ratings
EPL 2016/17: Chelsea 4-2 Stoke City: Player Ratings
Chelsea defeated a strong-willed Stoke City and extended their run to 13 wins.
Stoke City midfielder Ibrahim Afellay ruled out until 2017 after suffering cruciate ligament injury
Stoke City midfielder Ibrahim Afellay ruled out until 2017 after suffering cruciate ligament injury
Afellay managed to make 31 appearances for Stoke in the league this season.
Stats: Memphis Depay has one of the worst shot conversion ratios in the Premier League
Stats: Memphis Depay has one of the worst shot conversion ratios in the Premier League
The Dutchman has been a huge disappointment since his move from PSV
Barcelona crush 11-year-old's dream of meeting Leo Messi, Stoke City come to the rescue
Barcelona crush 11-year-old's dream of meeting Leo Messi, Stoke City come to the rescue
After promising her the world, Barcelona left her stranded while Stoke City came to the rescue.
Everton vs Stoke City was the Premier League's game of the season, a surprising footballing evolution
Everton vs Stoke City was the Premier League's game of the season, a surprising footballing evolution
What used to be a clogging contest, now includes a host of technically sound players who love to pass through teams rather than over them.
Top 10 loan performers across Europe this season
Top 10 loan performers across Europe this season
For a footballer, going out on loan can be very difficult because that puts a question mark on their future at the club. Usually, players are sent out ...
7 footballers whose careers have been affected due to being played out of position
7 footballers whose careers have been affected due to being played out of position
The ever-evolving game of football means that flexibility can be a key attribute for the world’s top stars and those players can often become ke ...
Football Manager 2015: 10 Injury prone players you should avoid signing
Football Manager 2015: 10 Injury prone players you should avoid signing
Once you kick start your managerial venture in the latest Football Manager 2015 game, it’s hard to avoid signing best players and watch their i ...
Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay joins Olympiakos on loan for the season
Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay joins Olympiakos on loan for the season
Ibrahim Affelay has joined Olympiakos on loan from Barcelona
FIFA World Cup 2014: Five rising stars from Euro 2012 who failed to live up to expectations
FIFA World Cup 2014: Five rising stars from Euro 2012 who failed to live up to expectations
Every four years, the FIFA World Cup gives a platform to young talents that converts them into the next big things. Another such competition is the U ...
Rumour: Barcelona may offload 13 players in summer transfer window
Rumour: Barcelona may offload 13 players in summer transfer window
Barcelona may offer 13 players on the transfer market
Tottenham Hotspur target Barcelona's Ibrahim Afellay
Tottenham Hotspur target Barcelona's Ibrahim Afellay
As Barcelona’s manager Gerardo Martino concedes that the reigning La Liga champions may be forced to allow Ibrahim Afellay to leave the club on loan, Tim Sherwood is on red alert and reportedly keen on bringing the Dutch attacker to White Hart Lane. The Metro reports that Tottenham may be set to experience an active [...]The post Pace, Technique & Elegance: Spurs Target Classy Barcelona Attacker appeared first on Squawka News.
Top 5 wasted football talents
Top 5 wasted football talents
Tottenham to sign Barcelona’s Afellay?
Tottenham to sign Barcelona’s Afellay?
Amongst the list of forwards and attacking midfielders at Barcelona, one-time Dutch wonderboy Ibrahim Afellay is not the first you would name. He might not even be in the top five or even ten, but this only reflects on the strength Barcelona have in that department rather than being a slight on his qualities. He’s […]
Spurs target Barcelona winger Ibrahim Affelay
Spurs target Barcelona winger Ibrahim Affelay
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