Former Tottenham and Real Madrid star Van der Vaart will play the first BDO dart tournament next month

Former Tottenham and Real Madrid star Rafael van der Vaart will play the first BDO darts tournament at Denmark Open next month

  • Former football player Rafael van der Vaart has decided to try his luck in darts
  • Van der Vaart will enter the Denmark Open after he has hung up his football boots
  • The Dutchman will fight with his brother in Esbjerg on 4-5 May

Rafael van der Vaart will start his new challenging career in darts in Denmark next month.

The former Real Madrid and Tottenham man will enter the Denmark Open in Esbjerg, where he now lives, after hanging his football boots on the Danish top flight.

And he will be in good company next month at the British Darts Organization event, where he will compete alongside his brother Fernando on May 4-5.

Rafael van der Vaart will play his first darts tournament at the Denmark Open next month

Rafael van der Vaart will play his first darts tournament at the Denmark Open next month

Van der Vaart will not be thrown in at the deep end because the event consists largely of little known Scandinavian players.

In January, the 36-year-old played alongside Michael van Gerwen at the Promi-Darts World Championship in Germany.

The Dutch couple reached the final of the celebrity pro-am event, where they were defeated against Max Hopp and actor Jimi Blue Ochsenknecht.

The Dutch star withdrew from football last year and ended a career in which he won two Eredivisie titles with Ajax.

After starting his career at Ajax, Van der Vaart changed the colors of Hamburg, Real Madrid, Tottenham, Real Betis, FC Midtjylland and Esbjerg fB.

Van der Vaart played in January alongside Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld

Van der Vaart played in January alongside Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld

Van der Vaart played in January alongside Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld

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