Abdelhak Nouri was listed as a teenager as one of the world's 40 largest football talent, in the English tidingen The Guardian's annual list. ”Nouri has such a stupendous collection of tricks that he is compared with no less than Ronaldinho. He needs to be more konditionsstark but it will surely in time,” wrote The Guardian in October 2014.
A year later, he was the captain of the Dutch U-19 national team, two years later, he had even tried – with the goal directly in the Ajax a-team. When the team later in the same season, came to Stockholm to play the final of the Europa League against Manchester United was ”Appie” Nouri on the trip together with half of the team that makes success in this year's Champions League.
”Appie”, Nouri took his career end just a month after the trip to Stockholm. It was in a friendly game against German Werder Bremen as he collapsed, to later end up in a coma and with severe brain damage. In the fall, the family was able to Nouri at home in Amsterdam tell us to ”Appie” now communicate with their environment by blinking their eyes.
Nouri myself have hardly been able to follow his former teammate's Champions League trip, but he is in no way forgotten. The day after the acclaimed stake in Turin, where 0-1 was turned to victory, send Ajax out a tweet with the hashtag #StayStrongAppie.https://twitter.com/AFCAjax/status/1118387109633511424
”Appie”, Nouri was not the career that he was predicted to, but still have to put a certain imprint on the world of football through the past several Ajaxspelare who have chosen the jersey number 34 in their new clubs, as Amin Younes (Napoli), Philippe Sandler (Manchester City) and Justin Kluivert who asked for the number that when he moved to Roma in the summer.https://twitter.com/ASRomaEN/status/1015221962065498112