|Full name||Ryan Guno Babel|
|Date of birth||19 December 1986|
|Place of birth||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Height||1. Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Amsterdam (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands 85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Winger, Striker|
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Ryan Guno Babel (born 19 December 1986 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch professional football player who currently plays for Liverpool. Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Amsterdam (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England. He is right footed and plays as a left winger, but can also play as a forward. He has been a member of the Netherlands national football team since 2005. The Netherlands national football team is the national football team of the Netherlands and is controlled by the Royal Netherlands Football Association Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
In 1997, Babel attended a youth selection day with AFC Ajax. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax ( also referred to as AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax, is a professional football club from Amsterdam He made it through the first selection round, but failed to progress any further.  However, the next year Ajax did take him on and he played the 1998–99 season for their D1 team. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar)  After having also passed through the C1, B1 and A1 teams, Babel signed his first professional contract in January 2004. January 2004: &larr - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August 
On February 22, 2004, just two months after his 17th birthday, Ajax coach Ronald Koeman gave Babel his first team debut in Ajax's 4–0 home win over ADO Den Haag in the Eredivisie. Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Ronald Koeman (born 21 March 1963 in Zaandam) is a former Dutch football defender and current manager ADO Den Haag (ADO stands for Alles Door Oefening, Everything Through Practice) is the main football club in the city of The Hague. The Eredivisie ( English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands.  Ajax went on to win the Dutch league title, but Babel didn't feature again that season. Nine months later, on 20 November 2004 Babel scored his first senior goal against De Graafschap in a 5–0 victory. Events 284 - Diocletian was chosen as Roman Emperor. 762 - Bögü Khan of the Uyghurs, "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " De Graafschap is a professional football club from Doetinchem, Netherlands. 
In July 2005, Babel signed a new contract with Ajax. 2005: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October He started the new season by scoring the winning goal in Ajax's 2–1 defeat of PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch Super Cup. Philips Sport Vereniging ( English: Philips Sports Union) widely known either as PSV or PSV Eindhoven, is a Sports club from Babel scored in both legs of the Champions League third qualifying round against Brøndby as Ajax made it to the group stage. See also List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winners The UEFA Champions League, which evolved from the European Champion Clubs' Cup is a seasonal club Brøndby IF is a Danish professional football club based in the town of Brøndby, on the western outskirts of Copenhagen. 2005–06 was a tougher season for Babel in general though as he managed only two league goals. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He did however continue to feature for the national team, and scored his second goal against Italy in November. The Italian national football team is controlled by the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC and represents Italy in international football competition At the end of the season, Babel came on as a second-half substitute in Ajax's 2–1 victory over PSV in the Dutch Cup final. A substitute is a player in Association football who is brought on to the pitch during a match in exchange for an existing player The KNVB Cup (KNVB beker is a competition organized by the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB since 1899.
Babel marked the start of 2006–07 with another Dutch Super Cup winners medal, as Ajax defeated PSV 3–1. Babel was linked with Arsenal and Newcastle United during the January transfer window of the 2006-07 season but no move materialised. Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) is an English football club based in Newcastle upon The following are the Association football events of the year 2007 throughout the world  Amidst the transfer speculation, Babel agreed to a new three-year deal with Ajax on February 2, 2007. Events 962 - Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  In May, Babel got another Dutch Cup winners medal as Ajax successfully defended the title. The match against AZ went to a penalty shoot-out, but Babel was substituted off after 120 minutes. 
On July 10, 2007, it was reported that Liverpool F.C. had made a £14 million offer to the Amsterdam club. Events 48 BC - Battle of Dyrrhachium, Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England.  On July 12, it was reported that Liverpool and Ajax agreed a fee in the region of £11. 5 million, and later Liverpool confirmed that Babel would sign a five year contract on 13 July. Events 1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to  He was unveiled on July 13 with Yossi Benayoun. Yosef Shai "Yossi" Benayoun ( יוסי בניון, sometimes spelled Benayun, born יוסי שי בניון on 5 May 1980 Babel was handed the number 19 shirt. He made his debut on July 17 against Werder Bremen in a friendly. Werder Bremen is a German sports club best known for its football team playing in Bremen, in the northwest German federal state of the He was due to play in the first round of the Barclays Asia Trophy 2007 but for a delay in the granting of international clearance. The Barclays Asia Trophy 2007 ( Traditional chinese: 巴克萊亞洲錦標賽 was the third edition of the prestigious Premier League Asia This was sorted out in time for the final against Portsmouth. 
He made his Premiership debut in the 2007–08 Premiership curtain raiser against Aston Villa away after coming on off the bench. The Premier League, colloquially referred to as the Premiership, is an English professional league for football clubs A week later and he made his Anfield debut, coming off the bench against Chelsea. Anfield is an all-seater Association football Stadium in the district of Anfield, in Liverpool, England Babel plays in the right or left midfielder or up front position. On September 1, Babel scored his first goal for Liverpool against Derby County. Derby County Football Club is a professional football club based at Pride Park Stadium in Derby England. Babel scored his first brace for Liverpool in the Champions League on November 6, 2007 against Beşiktaş J.K. after coming on as a substitute. Beşiktaş Jimnastik Kulübü (commonly Beşiktaş, bɛʃɪktɑːʃ ( English: Beşiktaş Gymnastics Club) is a professional Sports club He nearly got a third, to complete a hat-trick, off a header from a Harry Kewell cross but was denied by the crossbar. Harry Kewell (born 22 September 1978 in Sydney, New South Wales) is a professional footballer who plays for Galatasaray. Liverpool and Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish has said that Babel has the ability to terrorise defenders in the Premier League with his pace and trickery with the ball. The Celtic Football Club is a Scottish football club based in the east end of Glasgow, which currently plays in the Scottish Premier League. Kenneth Mathieson 'Kenny' Dalglish MBE (born 4 March 1951 in Dalmarnock, Glasgow) is a former Scottish international football  Babel scored the fourth and last goal in Liverpool's vital UEFA Champions League 2007-08 group stage campaign match against Olympique de Marseille, which they needed to win. Olympique de Marseille (also known as l'OM or Marseille) is a football team that plays in Ligue 1, the top level of the French Football Since then Ryan Babel has scored 7 more goals for the 1st team bringing his tally up to ten goals in 48 appearances. He came off the bench in the second leg of the quarter final against Arsenal in the Champions League to win a penalty and score a goal. See also List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winners The UEFA Champions League, which evolved from the European Champion Clubs' Cup is a seasonal club Liverpool won the game 4-2 (5-3 agg). Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England. He also came on as a substitute against Chelsea in the semi-final and despite scoring a goal, Liverpool crashed out 3-2 in extra time. Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England.
Babel took part in the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in The Netherlands between June 10 and July 2 2005. Babel scored two goals in four games as the Netherlands reached the quarter-finals. There they were defeated by Nigeria, 10–9 in a penalty shoot-out (Babel scored his penalty). 
Later that season, Babel made his international debut on March 26, 2005, away against Romania. Events 1026 - Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Romania national football team is the national football team of Romania and is controlled by the Romanian Football Federation. He entered the game as a first-half substitute for Arjen Robben and went on to score the second goal in a 2–0 victory. Arjen Robben (born 23 January 1984 in Bedum) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a winger for Real Madrid.  The goal made Babel the youngest goalscorer in 68 years for the Netherlands and the fourth-youngest of all time.  Babel had been a first team regular with Ajax in 2004–05 and finished with seven league goals in 22 appearances.
In 2006, Marco van Basten included Babel in the Dutch squad for 2006 FIFA World Cup. Marcel "Marco" van Basten ( 31 October 1964 in Oog in Al, Utrecht) is a Dutch football manager currently The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament Due to a knee injury however, Babel only featured once, as a second-half substitute for Ruud van Nistelrooy in the group match against Argentina. Rutgerus Johannes Martinus van Nistelrooij (commonly spelled as van Nistelrooy; born 1 July 1976 in Oss, North Brabant) is a Dutch footballer The Argentina national football team is the national football team of Argentina and is controlled by the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA  Van Basten has been quoted as saying Babel "has all the potential to become the next Thierry Henry. Thierry Daniel Henry ( born 17 August 1977 
In June 2007, Babel was part of the Netherlands under-21 team competing in the UEFA Under-21 Championship, being held in the Netherlands. The Netherlands national football team is the national under-21 team of the Netherlands and is controlled by the Royal Netherlands Football Association. The UEFA U-21 Championship 2007 were held from June 10, 2007, to June 23, 2007. In the group stage, Babel scored a penalty against Portugal, helping the Dutch to secure a semi-final spot and thus qualifying for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. His second tournament goal came during his man of the match performance in the final as the Netherlands defeated Serbia 4–1 to retain their title. In Sport, a man of the match or player of the game or man of the series award is given to the outstanding player almost always the one who makes the most The Serbia national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Serbia and is controlled by the Football Association of Serbia 
In May 2008, Babel was selected for the Dutch squad which will compete in the Euro 2008 Finals. International holidays May 1 - Labour Day ( Pakistan) May 1 - Labour Day ( Singapore) The 2008 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2008, was the 13th UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football On May 31, it was announced that Babel had had to withdraw from the squad after tearing ankle ligaments in training. Events 1279 BC - Rameses II (The Great (19th dynasty becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Van Basten added Chelsea F.C defender Khalid Boulahrouz to his squad in place of Babel. Khalid Boulahrouz December 28, 1981, in Maassluis, Netherlands is a Dutch footballer of Berber Moroccan 
|Club||Season||Domestic League||Domestic Cups||Continental games||Total|
|Last updated May 5, 2007|
|1||March 26, 2005||Romania||2-0||Won||WC 2006 Qual. Events 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins 1215 - Rebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 1026 - Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Romania national football team is the national football team of Romania and is controlled by the Romanian Football Federation.|
|2||November 12, 2005||Italy||1-3||Loss||Friendly|
|3||June 1, 2006||Mexico||2-1||Won||Friendly|
|4||February 7, 2007||Russia||4-1||Won||Friendly|
|5||May 24, 2008||Ukraine||3-0||Won||Friendly|
|Last updated May 24, 2008|
Dutch Super Cup
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Dutch footballer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 19, 1986|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|DATE OF DEATH|
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