|Rafael van der Vaart|
|Name||Rafael Ferdinand van der Vaart|
|Position||AMF, DMF, CMF, SMF, WF, SS, CF|
|Club Squad No.||23|
|Nation Squad No.||23|
|Key stats|| Dribble accuracy - 88|
Swerve - 88
Ball control - 89
|Previous Clubs|| Ajax|
 PES 2009
His appearances in the Pro Evolution Soccer series have earned him a somewhat cult status amongst fans of the game. Van der Vaart is seen by many as a 'must buy' in the Master League mode, because of his capability of playing in numerous positions, and him having a relatively low price tag as he isn't playing for a club team in the Master League. Van der Vaart is also seen to have an impressive development curve on the game.
With his primary position being an Attacking Midfielder and him having many secondary postions, Van der Vaart's utility can make him an adequate replacement for any player. When at his peak, many gamers deploy Van der Vaart in a defensive midfield or attacking midfield role, to utilize his impressive passing stats, and his long range shooting.