Urby Vitorrio Diego Emanuelson
(born 16 June 1986 in Amsterdam
) is a Dutch footballer
descent, who plays for Serie A
. He plays as either a left midfielder or left back. Despite playing as a defender, he is best known for attacking attributes such as pace and dribbling.
Emanuelson is a product of Ajax
's youth system, joining them from Voorland SC. He made his debut during the 2004–05 season on April 10, 2005 in a 4–2 home win over AZ
. As of the 2005–06 season he became first-choice left back and he won his first career trophies, starting with the 2005 Johan Cruijff-schaal
and the 2006 KNVB Cup
.As a result for his efforts he was named "Amsterdam talent of the year 2006". Both the Johan Cruijff-schaal and the KNVB Cup were successfully defended in the 2006–07 season and the Johan Cruijff-schaal was won for the third consecutive time at the start of the 2007–08 season.
During the transfer period in the summer of 2007, Ajax issued a do-not-touch label on Emanuelson as a warning to other clubs who planned to make a bid for the young talent.
When Marco van Basten
took over as club coach in 2008–09, Emanuelson began on the left back position. But later, after numerous of disappointing matches and bad defending, Emanuelson was placed as left midfielder or left winger, letting him focus more on attacking play than defensive. On 30 November 2008, Emanuelson played his... Read More