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Rafael van der Vaart: 9 of the Dutchman's Best Moments for Tottenham

Rafael van der Vaart still has a special place in the hearts of Tottenham fans.

Not only was the Dutchman a magnificent player with brilliant positioning and a terrific eye for goal, he bloody loved a strike against Arsenal. Like, way more than most.

So, in celebration of the cult hero's birthday, here are nine of his greatest moments in a Spurs shirt.

For attacking midfielders and strikers, the longer you have to wait to score that first goal for a new club, the more anxious you become and the quicker the fans lose patience with you.