Experienced football player of Galatasaray, Ryan Babel, broke a record by entering the game against Latvia in the 2022 World Cup Qualification with the Netherlands form. The 34-year-old football player, who wore the national jersey for the first time in 2005, succeeded in being the player who wore the Dutch jersey for the longest time in the last 50 years.
Experienced football player of Galatasaray Ryan Babel, Netherlands It went down in the history of the National Team. The 34-year-old football player, who has been the longest wearing Dutch jersey in the last 50 years, wore the national jersey for the first time in 2005.
BECOME THE FIRST FOOTBALL PLAYER
Babel, who has been in the Dutch National Team for 16 years, is the fourth player to play for the country for the longest time of all time. Abel Lenstra wore the Dutch jersey for 19 years, Bertus de Harder and Mick Clavan for 16 years each. However, Babel was the first player to reach 16 years in the last 50 years. Babel surpassed two Dutch legends Arjen Robben (14 years) and Wesley Sneijder (15 years) earlier. Ryan Babel is expected to be in the EURO 2020 roster.
FOOTBALL PLAYERS WHO WEAR THE DUTCH FOR THE LONGEST TIME
- Abel Lenstra: 1940-1959 (19 years)
- Bertus de Harder: 1938-1955 (16 years)
- Mick Clavan: 1948-1965 (16 years)
- Ryan Babel: 2005 -… (16 years)
- Jan Jongbloed: 1962-1978 (15 yıl)
- Wesley Sneijder: 2003-2018 (15 years)