Vurnon Anita

Vurnon Anita ( 2008)

Vurnon Anita ( born April 4, 1989 in Willemstad, Curaçao) is a Dutch football player. He comes from Willemstad, the capital of the former Netherlands Antilles. Since the summer of 2012, the midfielder is in the squad of Newcastle United.



Vurnon Anita was born on Curaçao and came even as a toddler with his parents in the Netherlands, where he began in Maarssen in the local football club to play soccer. When Anita was seven years old the family went for a year to Curaçao back; Here he played the CVV Willemstad, a club from the capital of the Caribbean island. 1997 Anita came back to the Netherlands, the young Vurnon played back at VV Maarssen. In 1999, the former midfield maestro of his team in the e- Youth AFC Ajax in Amsterdam. Even with 16 years Anita debuted under coach Henk ten Cate on 19 March 2006 in the first team of Ajax: because too many midfielders had failed injured, the A- youth player Anita stood in the Eredivisie game at FC Groningen next to Thomas Vermaelen, Steven Pienaar, Markus Rosenberg and Klaas -Jan Huntelaar for 90 minutes on the court. However, the match with 2:3 lost. Three days later he came in the Cup semi-final against Roda JC, Ajax won 4-1 after extra time, are used. His coach in the U-17 national team, Ruud Kaiser said at this time about him, he possessed a " tremendous running performance, incredible acceleration and overview". He makes his team for the balance between attack and defense. " Nevertheless, he remained in this and the following two seasons a fixed size only in the youth teams of Amsterdam.

It was not until the following season came Anita for his second league game. On February 18, 2007, in the 2-2 draw against Excelsior were called his teammates in the midfield Edgar Davids, Wesley Sneijder and Gabrielle. There was a season in which he was able to record a single league use. It was not until the winter of 2008/ 09 he became under Marco van Basten slowly from the supplemental first-team regular, said he benefited from various violations of the regulars Gabrielle, Eyong Enoh, Rasmus Lindgren and Jan Vertonghen. Anita played mostly in right midfield, sometimes on the left - even if it is not both, as the skills of the left foot range but for a decent shot - and still came up with 16 Eredivisie inserts. In the 2009/10 season he moved under Martin Jol on the position of the left-back and made 26 games in the Eredivisie; according to number three in the preseason Ajax reached this year in second place, just one point behind FC Twente. In November 2009, Anita extended his contract with the Amsterdammers by one year until the end of season in 2012. Having Jol was replaced by Frank de Boer in December 2010, Anita moved into the Ajax game again before formation into midfield.

For the season 2012/13 Anita moved to Newcastle United, where he signed a five-year contract until 30 June 2017.


On the international stage, he fell for the first time in coached by Ruud Kaiser U-17 national team, as he scored two goals in qualifying for the U-17 European Championship in 2005, one of them the 3-2 win against Germany in the selection hosts. At this time he also starred in the selection of the right of midfield. In the final tournament in Italy reached the team, which also later A-National player Dirk Marc Ellis and Anita Amsterdam club colleague John Goossens and Jeffrey Sarpong were, the final, which they lost to the Turkish selection with 0:2. Thus, the Emperor team qualified for the U- 17 World Cup in the same year in Peru, where it - also with Anita and Marc Ellis - succumbed to the eventual champions Mexico in the semifinals. In the " small final " there was the return match against the Turkish team, in which the Dutchman 2-1 were successful this time and thus secured the third place. Overall, Anita scored three goals in 16 games the U- 17 team.

In 2007, he stood in the squad at the UEFA European CAF Meridian Cup. After good performances in the club in the season 2009/10 Bond coach Bert van Marwijk called him in May 2010, something of a surprise to the training camp of the national team in Hoenderloo. A few days later, Anita was also appointed to the provisional 30 squad for the World Cup in South Africa. In Hoenderloo impressed by the small Ajacide van Marwijk, who praised him as " fast, versatile and aggressive." Since Anita can play left or right in defense, he could be a good alternative in the World Cup squad in terms of a non- annealed Giovanni van Bronckhorst's injury. In the test - match against Mexico on May 26, 2010 in Freiburg im Breisgau, he made his debut in the team when he came on for the second half for Edson Braafheid. However, for the 23er - van Marwijk's World Cup squad he was not taken. On 7 September 2010, he completed his last international match so far in the 2-1 victory against Finland.


  • Dutch champion Ajax Amsterdam: 2010/11
  • KNVB Cup with Ajax Amsterdam: 2005/ 06, 2006/ 07, 2009/10
  • Johan Cruyff Schaal with Ajax Amsterdam: 2006, 2007
  • UEFA - CAF Meridian Cup with European football selection: 2007