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Gregory van der Wiel

Gregory van der Wiel
Personal information
Full nameGregory Kurtley van der Wiel
Date of birth3 February 1988(age 29)
Place of birthAmsterdam, Netherlands
Height1.83 m
Playing positionRight back
Club information
Current clubAjax

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Gregory Kurtley van der Wiel (-nlˈgrɛgɔri vɑn dɛr ˈʋil; born 3 February 1988) is a Dutch international footballer who plays professionally for Ajax, as a right back.

Born in Amsterdam to a father from Curacao and a white Dutch mother, he is a product of the renowned Ajax youth system, who plays an attacking right back and is known for his speedy runs down the flank. In 2010, Van der Wiel was awarded the Johan Cruijff Award for "Young Player of the Year" in the Netherlands.

He made his debut for the Dutch national team in February 2009, and participated in the Netherlands' silver winning performance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Dutch team-mate John Heitinga has labeled him the spiritual successor of Michael Reiziger for the Netherlands.

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