Hull City have continued to shown how committed and persistent they are in their pursuit of Galatasaray winger Ryan Babel. They kept keeping their hopes up in their bid to sign the Holland international star to the MKN Stadium before the end of the January winter transfer window but they were unable to do so in what was a transfer blow to the club. Babel is going to be out of contract at the end of the current season after which he will become a free agent in the summer as long as he does not put pen to paper on a new contract at the Turkish Super Lig giants. According to Hull Live, the Tigers attempted to sign the 35-year-old in a shock swoop but they were unable to do so.

Babel’s first stint in England started in 2007 when he left Dutch Eredivisie League giants Ajax to sign for English Premier League side Liverpool. He spent four years at Anfield and during that time, he made 144 appearances for the Reds and managed to score 22 goals for them. He left Liverpool and went to continue his career at Hoffenheim, Kasimpasa, AL-Aim, Deportivo la Corina, and Beskitas before sealing a move back to England to join Fulham ahead of the 2018/2019 season.
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Ryan Babel is of Surinamese descent but was born in the Netherlands. He represented the Dutch team at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship for u-20 players on home soil. Babel could not save the Netherlands from crashing out of the tournament as hosts at the quarterfinal stage. Nigeria ended their participation at the tournament via penalties. Ryan Babel scored his own penalty during the shootout but his team still managed to lose 10-9 to Nigeria thereby exiting the tournament in the last eight. Babel scored two times in four games during the tournament eventually won by Argentina via a pair of penalties from the great Lionel Messi in a 2-1 win over Nigeria.

Babel made his international bow for the senior team in a 2-0 win over Romania. He came on as a first half substitute for Arjen Robben and went on to seal the win with a second goal during the game played on March 26, 2005. His goal against the Romanians made him the youngest goalscorer for the Dutch senior national team in 68 years and the fourth youngest goalscorer overall.
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Dutchman Ryan Babel didn’t have much of an influence on the game as his Galatasaray side played out a goalless draw with hosts Lazio in Group E of this season’s Europa League campaign. Ryan Babel and his fellow Galatasarayattackers were limited to half chances by their hosts as the two teams settled for a share of the points with the knowledge that they are already through to the knockout stage.

Lazio and Galatasaray had already qualified for the next stage before they met in their final group game at the StadioOlimpico in the Italian capital of Rome. However, Lazio needed a win to usurp Galatasaray at the top of the Group E. In the end, they could not get the result needed to replace their Turkish opponents at the top of their group.

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Galatasaray forward Ryan Babel has revealed the genesis of his feud with ex-Netherlands national team colleague Ibrahim Afellay in a recent interview monitored by Tom McAdams of the Netherlands News Live. According to Ryan Babel, he didn’t like the way Afellay joined other football analysts in his ridicule ahead of the European Championship in the summer as they talked about the players that would make the final list for tournament.

Ryan Babel expressed his displeasure towards Afellay in a diss track on his YouTube channel. The ex-Liverpool, Ajax Amsterdam and Fulham attacker said that Afellay has the right to do his job as a football analyst just like other former players such as Khalid Boulahrouz, HedwigesMaduro and others, but he was hurt with the way he criticised him alongside other analysts as a former footballer who had a certain hatred towards the media. Continue reading


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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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