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The highs and lows in the career of Raymond van Barneveld

2019-12-14T22:52:08.822Z

Raymond van Barneveld's professional darts career ended on Saturday with a defeat to Darin Young in the first round of the World Cup. An overview of the highs and lows from the 35-year career of 'Barney'.



Raymond van Barneveld's professional darts career ended on Saturday with a defeat to Darin Young in the first round of the World Cup. An overview of the highs and lows from the 35-year career of 'Barney'.

Although he has been playing at the highest level since 1984, the Netherlands is really introduced to Raymond van Barneveld for the first time in 1995, when Hagenaar first reaches the finals of the Embassy, ​​the World Cup darts. He loses it to Richie Burnett. (Photo: Getty Images)

Three years later Van Barneveld again reached the final of the Embassy. Now he wins from Burnett and takes his first world title. (Photo: Getty Images)

In the years that followed, 'Barney' developed into one of the best darters in the world. In 1999, 2003 and 2005 he also took the world title at the BDO. (Photo: Getty Images)

His well-known triumphal gesture often comes over in the first years after the turn of the century. (Photo: Getty Images)

In 2005 Van Barneveld took his fourth world title at Lakeside. Only Eric Bristow was often the best at the BDO. (Photo: Getty Images)

Van Barneveld has the opportunity to match the record of 'The Crafty Cockney' a year later, but loses the final of the very young debutant Jelle Klaasen. The following year the person from The Hague switches to the PDC. (Photo: Getty Images)

During his debut at the World Cup of the PDC, Van Barneveld records the best win in his career by claiming the title immediately. (Photo: Getty Images)

In a blood-curdling final, after sudden death, he is too strong for eternal rival Phil Taylor. (Photo: Getty Images)

Van Barneveld reached the World Cup final for the last time in 2009, but has no chance in that. Taylor takes revenge for the defeat two years earlier and wins 7-1. (Photo: Getty Images)

After 2009, Van Barneveld will never again reach the World Cup final, but he will win several other prestigious tournaments. In 2014 he won the Premier League in a grandiose way.

The Premier League of 2014 will prove to be the last major tournament that Van Barneveld wins. Yet he continues to be popular with fans and occasionally shows a glimpse of his class. (Photo: Getty Images)

Van Barneveld cannot hold back tears after beating Van Gerwen at the 2016 World Cup in the third round. (Photo: Getty Images)

During the Premier League in 2018, Van Barneveld once again experienced a glorious high point. In a swirling Ahoy, he beat Michael van Gerwen 7-5. (Photo: PDC / Lawrence Lustig)

However, it turns out to be a small burst instead of a comeback, because the performance is declining ever faster. At the 2019 World Cup, Van Barneveld is eliminated in the first round by the unknown Lithuanian Darius Labanauskas. (Photo: Getty Images)

After Van Barneveld announces his retirement, he gets a wildcard for the Premier League, but that is not what he expects. In Rotterdam he crashes 7-1 against Van Gerwen. (Photo: Pro Shots)

After that defeat, a disillusioned Van Barneveld announces that he will stop immediately, but he will come back to that one day later. (Photo: Pro Shots)

'Barney' decides to continue until the World Cup. At that tournament his career comes to an end with a defeat to Darin Young. (Photo: Getty Images)

Source: nunl

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