Even though much is not heard from former Liverpool player, Ryan Babel, when information regarding his team in the United Arab Emirate pops up, Ryan doesn’t get much action. The left winger who is only 29 years old joined Al-Ahin FC this season for 1.88 million Pounds from Kasimpasa.
The Dutchman played for almost all the youth football stages for his country. He played in the Under-17, the Under-19, The Under-20, the Under-21 and Under-23 before eventually playing for the national team in 2005. The winger has 5 international goals in 43 appearances for his country.
He was part of the Netherlands men national team that placed second in the 2010 World cup in South Africa. The Netherlands were eventually defeated by Spain.
Ryan Babel had a relatively successful senior career spell at Ajax where he played from 2004 to 2007. Within those years, the left winger scored 14 goals in 73 appearances for the Dutch club.
Since moving to UAE, he played the first few games in august to December. He scored his first goal against Sharjah FC in the 2-1 victory. Ryan Babel made two assist within his first five games. The first was in the match against Al-Wasl where Al-Ahin FC emerged victorious with two unreplied goals. The second assist was against Sharjah FC. He was brilliant in the match as he grabbed a goal and set up the other.
When he played for Liverpool, he scored 22 goals from 146 matches for The Reds. He also has 18 assists to his credit while he played for Liverpool. Based on goals, his spell at Liverpool was the second best even though it was his stint at Liverpool that brought him to the limelight. He scored 12 goals for Liverpool in 91 matches. Aside the EPL, the forward has scored 18 goals in the Eredivisie in 89 matches.