The Daily Drool: Rafael van der Vaart

21 Jun

Attacking midfielder Rafa and former Madridista (2008-2010) currently plies his trade for Tottenham Hotspur (and had a great season). He also played for Ajax (2000-2005) and Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga (2005-2008). He’s been a mainstay on the Dutch National Team since 2001. His wife Sylvie is a breast cancer survivor and her stories about his love and support during her battle are truly beautiful. You are a classy man, Rafa. May you go from strength to strength. UPDATED: As if he wasn’t already awesome enough, Rafa tweeted today (it’s June 16th as I write this) that he and Sylvie renewed their wedding vows in Las Vegas. Pictures after the jump!

7 Responses to “The Daily Drool: Rafael van der Vaart”

  1. suzanne June 21, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    i love and miss rafa. and no rafa post could be complete without a sylvie pic. she is daily drool worthy as well 😀 (my total wag crush) they have such a loving marriage and he is amazing for all the support and love he has showered on her

  2. kfunk2 June 21, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    hands down, one of my absolute favorites. i was heartbroken when he left madrid. but he’s had an outstanding season with the spurs and seems to fit more in there more naturally, so i can’t fault him for that.

    now i’m must head off to swoon properly.

  3. notoriousjk June 21, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    He and Sylvie are just too amazing for words. They’re just so in love & so supportive of each other. I think that’s probably the most attractive thing about him, although he is also attractive in other ways 🙂

  4. emily June 22, 2011 at 12:43 am #

    le sigh

  5. emily June 22, 2011 at 12:46 am #

    still dismayed that they had themselves a ‘vegas wedding’. One beautiful, normal, well attended, couture gowned evening wasn’t enough?…. alas…

    • emily June 22, 2011 at 12:48 am #

      that being said, she does look supremely perfect in that sweet little tiered cocktail number.

  6. shiggers June 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    So so cute!

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