When Rafael van der Vaart in 2016 was presented in FC Midtjylland, clapped central jutland in the hands of stjernekuppet.
It turned out however fast that hollænderens storhedsdage from Real Madrid, Tottenham and the Dutch national team was long back. And the stay was nothing shots.
the Dutchman ended up completely outside of the dial, when he in the long periods training with the club's youth team.
After two years in Nsw without success ended van der Vaart his career in Esbjerg last year, where he lives with his wife Estavana Polman, who plays for Team Esbjerg.
Rafael van der Vaart poses with former HSV teammate René Adler and dartspillerne Raymond van Barneveld, Michael van Gerwen at a tournament in Hamburg in 2013. Photo: Bongarts/
But now try the dutchman forces with a new sport. In the beginning of may, he is up in the dart tournament Denmark Open & Masters, held in Esbjerg, denmark.
This confirms a jubilant president of the Danish Darts Union (DDU), Henrik Vestbo, facing the Extra Leaf.
- Yes, it is good enough. He has been interested in darts for many years and actually participated in a few tournaments, where one of the sport's biggest stars Phil Taylor and among other things were. He plays quite stable, and darts is a big sport in Holland, so it comes in with the breast milk, says Vestbo. the
Rafael van der Vaarts brother, Fernando, is also dartspiller and also put up last year in the same tournament, so the sport is certainly no stranger to the family.
the Tournament Denmark Open & Masters require a permit to put up, but the you can buy, so, in principle, can go in off the street and play against some of the world's best dartspillere.
- And it is not in many sports, you can it. It is very fun for us, that he joins, we hope we can have a collective voice outside of the normal dartkredse, so people can get their eyes up for the sport, saith the Vestbo.
van der Vaart is reportedly a quite capable dartspiller. Photo: Bongarts/
According to him, the dutchman, if the level is good enough, can easily make a big career in darts-world. A good example of this is the former rygby player Gerwyn Price, who now earns millions as a professional dartspiller.
- It is it, darten can. You can grow it in many years because of the physics, and you can easily become the world's best in a high age, say Vestbo.
so far, the time will show if there are enough crumbs in the dutchman to make a career.
the Denmark Open & Masters is held 4. and 5. maySee also: Danish talent sold to the Premier League