Ryan Babel

Dutch Footballer
Born Dec 19, 1986

Ryan Guno Babel is a Dutch football player who currently plays for Ajax in the Eredivisie. He can play as a striker or left winger. Babel began his career at Ajax in 1998, working his way up through the youth team and into the senior squad. He played three seasons for the first team before he was transferred to Liverpool in mid-2007, where under three successive managers he failed to secure a regular first team position.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ryan Babel.


1986 Birth Born on December 19, 1986.
1997 10 Years Old Babel was born in Amsterdam. Inspired by the local footballing talent, including Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard, Babel played for nearby youth-teams S.V Diemen, then Fortius. In 1997, he attended a youth selection day with AFC Ajax. … Read More


1999 12 Years Old However, the next year Ajax accepted him and he played the 1999–2000 season for their D1 team.
After having graduated through the C1, B1 and A1 teams, Babel signed his first professional contract in January 2004.
2005 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Babel scored in both legs of the Champions League third qualifying round against Brøndby as Ajax made it to the group stage. 2005–06 was a tougher season for Babel in general though as he managed only two league goals. … Read More
2006 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Babel marked the start of 2006–07 with another Dutch Super Cup winners medal, as Ajax defeated PSV 3–1.


Amidst the transfer speculation, Babel agreed to a new three-year deal with Ajax on 2 February 2007. … Read More
2008 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2008, Babel was selected for the Dutch squad which will compete in the UEFA Euro 2008 tournament. … Read More
On 20 September 2009, against West Ham, Babel came off the bench for Dirk Kuyt. … Read More
On 6 January 2010, it was reported that Liverpool rejected an £8 million offer from Birmingham City for Babel. … Read More
One of the first Premier League players to use Twitter to communicate with fans, in January 2011, Babel posted an photoshopped image on Twitter of referee Howard Webb in a Manchester United shirt following Liverpool's 1–0 defeat to United in the FA Cup. … Read More
After playing for Hoffenheim for 18 months, scoring six goals in 51 matches, he was released by the club on 31 August 2012.
…  Babel often was linked to a return to the Premier League during his time in Turkey, before ending rumours by signing for UAE side Al Ain FC in July 2015. … Read More
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