Son of legendary Rafael Van der Vaart joins Ajax

Amsterdam-based club officially confirmed the news and announced that Damian van der Vaart, at least initially, will play for their youth team.

7. September 2023

Rafael van der Vaart (Foto: /)

Damian van der Vaart, the 17-year-old son of the legendary former Dutch footballer Rafael, has become a new member of Ajax, signing a one-year contract.

This was officially confirmed by the Amsterdam club, which also announced that Damian van der Vaart would be playing for their youth team at the outset.

His father, 40-year-old Rafael van der Vaart, began his illustrious career at Ajax, where he played from 2000 to 2005. He later donned the jerseys of Hamburg, Real Madrid, Tottenham, Betis, Midtjylland, and Esbjerg. For the Dutch national team, Van der Vaart amassed 109 appearances and scored 25 goals.