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Wesley Sneijder knighted by Utrecht’s mayor Jan van Zanen

Wesley Sneijder is Thursday knighted and is now a Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau. He received the award of the Utrecht mayor Jan van Zanen.

Also got the player in a sports stadium to be named after it. The Sportpark Thorbeckelaan in Utrecht is called from Thursday, Sportpark Wesley Sneijder. The Utrecht footballer unveiled the new name.

In addition to the unveiling of the new name on a board, it was Sneijder also knighted. He is now a Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau.

Van Zanen mentioned Sneijder “with his motivation, commitment and fighting spirit as an example for many. On the field, but certainly also beyond.”

Sneijder (34) itself calls the award “a very nice surprise. I am megatrots. A sports park that my name and a royal decoration. A huge honour.”

At the age of seven began Season with football in the Utrecht club DOS, one of the clubs that together make up the current tier of belgian football DHSC form (DOS-Holland-Stichtse Boys-Combination). Sneijder is record international for Orange, with 134 international matches. The old-following his departure to chelsea took last year after which 134th international farewell of Orange. Sneijder plays football in the twilight of his career in Qatar with Al-Gharafa.

Sportpark Thorbeckepark in 2007, was constructed and is situated in the district Shallow between the Thorbeckelaan, the Royaards van den Hamkade and the avenue marnix.

Sportpark Thorbeckelaan is called from now on, Sports Wesley Sneijder! Utrecht football player was unveiled today by mayor Jan van Zanen the board with the new name. And he was surprised by the mayor with a ribbon!

AvatarAuteurGemeenteUtrechtMoment of plaatsen12:26 – 30 may 2019

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