Ryan Babel, born in Amsterdam in December 1986, has served for Netherlands national football team and Turkish football club Beşiktaş as a forward or left winger. With inspirations from local football stars like Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard, Ryan Babel started his football playing career with S.V Diemen prior to moving to Fortius.
In 1998, he became a football player of Ajax and played for the division one in 1999-2000 season. Then, he reached his first professional football contract with Ajax in 2004. Shortly after his 17-year-old birthday, Babel appeared in the match of first team in Ajax’s 4-0 home win over ADO Den Haag. Although his team was the winner of the Dutch league title, but Babel didn’t play for Ajax in the season’s following football matches. On Nov. 2004, the young footballer netted his first senior goal in the match against De Graafschap. In Dutch Super Cup, Ryan Babel won goals for his team in 2-1 defeat of PSV Eindhoven at the beginning of the season. In the 2005-06 season, Babel experienced a tougher season in spite of his two league goals.
However, he has not been called up to the national football team anymore in the season. Although have not been called up to the Netherlands national football team, he was taken as a substitute in the second-half 2-1 victory over PSV. He moved to club Liverpool for reported £14 million by signing a five-year contract. From then on, he began his spell with the No. 19 jersey.