Gregory van der Wiel

Inside Biography

Gregory Kurtley van der Wiel popularly known as Gregory van der Wiel is widely recognized as a Dutch international footballer who plays as a right-back for the Canadian club, Toronto FC. He was awarded the Johan Cruyff Award for "Young Player of the Year" in the Netherlands in 2010.

Early Life Of Gregory van der Wiel

Gregory Kurtley van der Wiel was born on 3 February 1988 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He comes from a European nation. He plays as a right back for Paris Saint-German.

He debuted for the Dutch national team in 2009 and was also the runner-up at 2010 FIFA World Cup. He was felicitated with the “Young Player of the Year” in the Netherlands.

His father is from Curacao and mother is a Dutch. He has received his training from Ajax youth system. He had joined the Ajax Academy at the age of seven.

He was sent to HFC Harlem due to his mentality problem and unacceptable behavior. It is being at Harlem that he claims to have been socially aware and more chivalrous.

He plays as a right back and is a competent defender. He debuted in the Dutch national team in February 2009 and also actively participated in 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa. He has been named as a spiritual successor of Michael Reiziger by his teammate John Heitinga.

Gregory van der Wiel's Career

He was brought back to the Ajax Academy in 2005. He was made the captain of Jong Ajax substituting Captain Donovan Slijngard. He made his professional debut for Ajax against FC Twente on 11 March 2007 that was a win with a 4-1 score.

He also played against PSV Eindhoven to claim Johan Cruyff Shield for the 2007-2008 seasons that won him his first trophy.

He was part of 32 league matches in the season 2008-2009 under Marco van Basten. He scored his second league goal on 25 October 2009 against AZ Alkmaar scoring 2-4. He scored his third league goal on 8 August 2009 for Ajax.

He played in the 2009-2010 Dutch Cup thrashing Feyenoord achieving the victory marking the end of the season. He was rewarded with the “Young Player of the Year”. He played thirty-two league matches in the 2010-2011 seasons winning the Eredivisie title and maintaining the first team position.

He joined Paris Saint-German for a fee of $6 million on 1 September 2012. He debuted for Paris Saint-German on 22 September 2012 playing against SC Bastia with the glorious win of score 0-4. He played for complete ninety minutes.

He made his continental debut for Paris in 2012-2013 against FC Porto in the UEFA Champions League. The match, however, was a loss with 1-0 against Portugal. He registered his first goal for Paris Saint-German against Toulouse FC scoring 0-4 and hence winning the match.

His team had reached quarterfinals of UEFA Champions League with his persistent effort. He made five appearances in the 2012-2013 UEFA Champions League and help in catapulting Paris Saint-German to become the Champions of France.

Gregory van der Wiel's Net Worth And Salary

Gregory Kurtley van der Wiel's net worth is around $4 million at present. His salary is $4.6 million USD. His current team is Netherlands national Football team and Paris Saint-German F.C. He joined Paris Saint-German for a fee of $6 million. His current market value $1.1 million.

His height is 1.83m and his weight is 71 kg. He is active on Instagram with thousands of followers.

Gregory van der Wiel's Personal Life

He has been rumored to have been dating Belgian Model Stephanie Rose Bertram. Both of them lives in Paris and the love is nurturing.

He has won the Dutch Young Player of the year 2009-2010, AFC Ajax talent of the year 2008-2009, Runner-up 2010 World Cup to name a few.

by anchal77, 31 May, 2014

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