|Player’s Name||Ryan Jiro Gravenberch|
|Current Club||Ajax Amsterdam|
|Position of Play||Central midfielder|
|Other position||Defensive midfielder|
|Net Worth||1-5 Million dollars|
|Market Value||33 Million Euros|
|Height||1.90m/ 6ft. 3in|
|Age||19 years old|
|Place of Birth||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Date of Birth||May 16, 2002|
Ryan Gravenberch is a Central midfielder playing his club football for Eredivisie club Ajax Amsterdam and the Netherlands national team. Gravenberch was born in Amsterdam in the Netherlands on May 16, 2002.
He began his football career at a youth club called AW Zeeburgia at a young age. In July 2010, he joined the Ajax youth team where he then worked his way up through the club system until he managed a breakthrough to the senior team.
In his first season 2016-17 with the Under 17 in the Eredivisie, he played 13 games and scores4 goals and assisted twice. His first goal was against ADO in a 2-1 win on March 25, 2017, and scored a brace against Groningen before his fourth against PSV.
2017-18 he had four UEFA Youth League games and nine Eredivisie games in which he scored four goals and in the next season, he managed two in nine games. In 2018-19, he made more appearances cumulating to 32 but scored four goals and had 10 assists.
He made his first Europa League appearances in the 2019-20 season and in 2020-21 he played six Champions League games. He scored his first Champions League goal in a 3-1 win over Midtjylland on November 25, 2020.
In the Eredivisie, he scored three goals in 32 games he played. He scored and assisted against Zwolle at home in a 4-0 win, the second goal was the winner against Feyenoord at home and the third was against Groningen in a 3-1 win on March 7, 2021. He finished the season with five goals and six assists in 47 appearances.
The midfielder has represented his nation across different levels ranging from the under 15 to the senior team. He first played for the under 15 on January 31, 2017, in an international friendly 5-1 win over Ireland when he was aged 14 years, 8 months, and 15 days under Peter Van der Veen and made a total of four appearances at this level.
He then joined the under 16 where he played six games and scored one goal that came in a 7-0 international friendly win over Poland. At his debut, he was 15 years,5 months, and 9 days. Kees van Wonderen called him to the under 17 team on May 8, 2018, and made featured four times.
September 5, 2018, he featured for the under 19 team and found the net once in his 15 appearances under Maarten Stekelenburg when he was 18 years, 3 months, and 20 days. His only goal was in a 2-1 win over Portugal.
From here, four under 21 team appearances followed and he once again saw the net in a 2-1 win over Portugal following his inclusion by Marcel Groninger at age of 18 years, 3 months, and 19 days.
His senior team’s major breakthrough finally came in November 2020 under Frank de Boer when he was 18 years, 10 months, and 8 days. He made his debut in a World Cup Qualifier Against Turkey in a game the Netherlands lost 4-2 on March 24, 2021. His first goal was against Georgia on July 6, 2021, in a friendly game.
Gravenberch Market value
The Central midfielder’s value has risen over time; an analysis of his current value reveals that Gravenberch has a market value of 33 million euros. Tracking back to his early days, he had a market value of 5 million euros as of October 2018 when he was 16 years old.
His value began to rise to 12 million in February 2020, went down to 11 million in October 2020 then rose significantly to 22 million in January 2021. After two months, it was at 28 million and as of May 2021, he was valued with a market value of 33 million euros.
Gravenberch Net worth
The Central midfielder has an estimated net worth of between 1-5 million dollars. The main source of his worth is his successful football career where he gets his earnings. With his age, Gravenberch still has the potential to create more money and build on his worth.
Family, relationship, weight and height
Gravenberch has an Older brother called Danzell Gravenberch who is also a footballer. His parents’ names and whereabouts are unknown but they originate from Suriname as evidenced by Gravenberch being a Suriname Citizen Besides Dutch citizenship. In terms of body composition, he is 1.90m tall and weighs75 kg.
Globally Gravenberch ranks at 194 among all players in the world. In his country Netherlands, Gravenberch is number six. Looking at how he sits at the club level and the Eredivisie, he settles for Ajax’s first position and one in the Eredivisie, respectively. At the Central midfield, which is his main position of play, he ranks number 34. A quick look at his age mates, players born in 2000, Gravenberch stands at position 6.
FIFA 21 rating.
Gravenberch has an overall rating of 77 with the potential of 89. He rates with four stars in skill moves and three stars for the weak foot. He has an international reputation of one. His work rate is medium/medium.
In the attack, the score is 70 for crossing, finishing 75, heading 58, short pass 78, and volleys 63. For movement, the scorers are 73 for acceleration, sprint speed of 75, agility 79, reactions 72, and balance 74.
A look at skills the scores are dribbling 81, Curve 71, FK accuracy 56, long pass 77, and ball control 83. Power the scores are; shot power 76, jumping 71, stamina 81, strength 75, and long shots 77.
At defense, defense awareness is 67, standing tackle 64, and sliding tackle of 57. Mental scores are 52 for aggression, interceptions 74, attacking position 71, vision 76, penalties 58, and composure 77.
The midfielder has been at Ajax since July 1, 2010, when he joined the youth team from Zeeburgia youth. After seven years with the youth team, Gravenberch joined the Ajax U17 team on January 1, 2017. He spent a year before a call-up to the Ajax U19 team where he played for six months and joined the U21 team. His breakthrough to the Ajax senior team happened on September 12, 2019.
Position and style of play
The main position of play for Gravenberch is at the central midfield. However, he can also be deployed at defensive midfield and still perform well. In terms of his style of play, Gravenberch has great passing ability and carries the ball in deep areas, and uses his pace and strength to protect the ball against his opponents.
Salary and contract
He joined the Ajax senior team on September 12, 2019, and on June 11, 2020; the club extended his contract by 3 years to keep him until June 30, 2023, when the contract will expire. The Central midfielder pockets a salary of 50,000 pounds a week and 2.6 million pounds per year at Ajax Amsterdam.
- He made his UEFA Champions League debut on October 21, 2020, in Ajax 1-0 defeat by Liverpool under Erik ten Hag at the age of 18 years, 5 months, and 5 days.
- In the UEFA Europa League, his debut came on February 27, 2020, under Erik ten Hag when he was 17 years, 9 months, and 11 days in a game that Ajax won 2-1 against Getafe
- At the Eredivisie, he made a debut on September 23, 2018, under Erik ten Hag in a game Ajax 3-0 lost to PSV Eindhoven when he was aged 16 years, 4 months, and 7 days.
- On September 26, 2018, he debuted in the TOTO KNVB beker at the age of 16 years, 4 months, and 10 days when Ajax won 7-0over HVV Te Werve under Erik ten Hag.
- At the age of 16 years, 3 months, and 8 days, he debuted in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie on August 24, 2018, under Michael Reiziger. Ajax won5-2 against FC Dordrecht.
Achievements and individual awards
- In 2018, he won the Abdelhak Nouri Award as Ajax Talent of the future.
- He won the Marco van Basten Award as Ajax Talent of the Year in 2021.
- 2020-21, he was the Dutch Football Talent of the Year.
- Two-time winner of the Eredivisie in the 2018-19 season and 2020-20 season with Ajax Amsterdam.
- Won the KNVB Cup with Ajax Amsterdam twice in 2018-19 season and 2020-21 season.