Dutch forward Ryan Babel signed a three-year deal with Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray when he joined in 2019. He signed for Galatasaray as a free agent having been part of the Fulham team that suffered relegation from the English top flight at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.
Ryan Babel returned to Ajax Amsterdam as a Galatasaray loanee at the start of last year. The ex-TSG Hoffenheim and Liverpool player joined Dutch Eredivisie champions Ajax Amsterdam on loanfrom Galatasaray on January 9, 2020 until the end of the 2019/20 campaign. Ryan Babel returned to Ajax Amsterdam for his third spell at the club and it lasted for six months before he moved back to parent club Galatasaray. Continue reading →
Dutch winger Ryan Babel was seriously linked with a move to Premier League giants Liverpool in the summer. The Reds were said to have made a £14m bid for the player on July 10, 2007. Two days later, it was reported that present club Ajax Amsterdam and Liverpool had agreed an £11.5m deal for Babel. Liverpool confirmed the deal in the following day as it was revealed that the player will put pen to paper on a five-year deal.
Ryan Babel was unveiled as a new Liverpool player alongside Israeli player Yossi Benayoun on July 13, 2007 following his big money transfer from Dutch football giants Ajax Amsterdam. His first game for the Reds came four days frok his unveiling in a friendly game with German team Werder Bremen. Continue reading →
Dutch winger Ryan Babel made his professional debut at Ajax Amsterdam at the age of 16.Babel started as a striker as Ajax Amsterdam thrashed ADO Den Haag 4-0 in a Dutch Eredivisie encounter played at the Amsterdam Arena. Ryan Babel was a month-and-a-half away from turning 17 when he played his first game for Ajax Amsterdam on the first day of February in 2004. Dutch international Babel didn’t feature again for Ajax that season as they won the league title ahead of rivals PSV Eindhoven, AZ Alkmaar and Feyenoord.
Ryan Babel scored his first goal for Ajax Amsterdam nine months after his debut. His debut goal was against De Graafschap on November 20, 2004. Babel scored one of the goals for Ajax Amsterdam in the 5-0 thumping of DeGraafschap. Continue reading →
Ryan Babel is a Suriname-born Netherlands international who scored two goals in four games for the Dutch team at the 2005 FIFA u-20 World Cup on home soil. Babel and the Netherlands reached the quarterfinals before they were knocked out by Nigeria. He made his senior team debut weeks later against hosts Romania as a first half substitute for flying winger Arjen Robben. Ryan Babel scored on his debut for the Netherlands, netting the second goal in a 2-0 win over the Romanians. The goal made him the youngest Dutch goalscorer for 68 years and the fourth-youngest goalscorer in the history of senior national team football in the country.
Babel made the Dutch squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament on German soil but he couldn’t make much impact due to a knee injury. The knee issue restricted him to just one appearance and that was as a second half substitute for Ruud Van Nistelrooy in the group stage clash with two-time champions Argentina. Marco Van Basten was in charge of the Dutch team to the tournament in Germany. Continue reading →
Galatasaray attacker Ryan Babel has reacted to the news that England manager Gareth Southgate could drop Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold opened from his 26-man squad for the Euro 2020 tournament. Ex-Liverpool player Ryan Babel said unbelievable to the news that Trent would potentially miss out on the England squad as posted on the Instagram page of a Liverpool fan page.
Ryan Babel was not the only former Liverpool player that reacted to the news. Spanish left-back Jose Enrique also said he would be shocked if Trent was left out in his reply to the Instagram post. Continue reading →
Galatasaray attacker Ryan Babel has continued his exploits in the music industry after he released a music video last month.
The Dutch international is gradually establishing himself in the music business as he enters the final few years of his football career. The 34-year-old released the music video to his song on YouTube last month though the former Liverpool and Fulham forward only features in the intro of the video. Continue reading →
Galatasaray winger Ryan Babel is of Surinamese descent though he was born in the Netherlands. He played for the Netherland u-17, u-19, u-20, u-21 and u-23 teams.
Ryan Babel scored twice in six games for the Netherlands u-19 team between 2003 and 2004. He had previously scored an impressive three goals in six games for the Netherlands u-17 team between 2002 and 2003. Ryan Babel also scored two goals in four appearances for the Netherlands u-20 team between 2004 and 2005. Continue reading →
Premier League club Crystal Palace have long been linked with a move for outstanding Galatasaray player Mostafa Mohamed and while he has not yet made a move away from the Turkish Super Lig outfit, his teammate has revealed something about him that will leave Palace fans excited already. Mohammed’s teammate at Galatasaray Ryan Babel has spoken nice words about the reported Palace transfer target and those words will surely go a long way in convincing the Premier League outfit to table a bid as soon as possible.
Palace have long been in search of a proven number nine who would lead the team’s attack with a porous instinct in front of goal and it looks likely that they have found an ideal candidate for the position. The club’s current crop of strikers include Christian Benteke, Michy Batshuayi, and Connor Wickham but it doesn’t look like the three of them will last long at the club with reports suggesting that they will all be quitting Selhurst Park in the summer. Continue reading →
Ajax midfielder Davy Klaasen has spoken on his time at Everton ahead of Ajax’s Champions League clash against Liverpool at Anfield. The Netherlands international spent the 2017/2018 season with Everton, but he barely made an impact with just one assist coming from his 16 appearances across all competitions.
Owing to this, he made the switch to Werder Bremen in the summer of 2018 and he was able to revive his career with 16 goals and 13 assists from 81 appearances before making his comeback with Ajax this year. Speaking in a press conference, Klaasen said that it is his first time in Liverpool, given he did not live in the city when he was contracted to the Toffees. Continue reading →
Former Liverpool player Ryan Babel has opened up on his past life and career, including the one he spent at Liverpool Football Club. Back in the summer transfer window of 2007, Liverpool agreed on a fee that was believed to be in the region of €17.25 with Dutch club Ajax for the transfer of Babel from the Dutch league to the Premier League.
Babel joined the Reds and made some reasonable impact having scored 22 goals and provided a further 18 assists in the 14y appearances he made for the Anfield club. The numbers he had at Liverpool were really encouraging for a player of that price tag but he, unfortunately, could not get his hands on any silverware during his stay at Liverpool. Continue reading →