Virgil Van Dijk is a famous Dutch professional footballer who currently plays as a center-back at Liverpool. He also captains The Netherlands national football team. Currently, he became a Premier League player of the season 2018-19. He also became the man of the match of the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final.
Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality
Inside Content (Biography)
Van Dijk was born on 8th July 1991 in Breda, Netherlands. His birth name is Virgil Van Dijk. Dutch is his nationality. He has a mixed ethnicity of Dutch and Surinamese. Cancer is his zodiac sign.
He was born to Ray Van Dyke(father) and Ruby Van Dyke(mother). His father is Dutch while his mother is Surinamese. He has no siblings. He is of Dutch Nationality.
Virgil van Dijk Age is 31 years old as 2023.
He was raised in his hometown, Breda. Since his childhood, he was interested in playing football and started to play football at an early age. He started to play at the Willem II academy at a very young age with a part-time job as a dishwasher. At the age of 17, he grew in height by around 18 centimeters.
Quick Facts About Virgil van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk
The Dyke; VVD
8 July 1991 (age 31 years)
Place of Birth:
Football (Soccer) Player
6 ft 4 in (193 m)
92kg (203 lbs)
Ron van Dijk (father);
Hellen Fo Sieeuw (mother)
Nila van Dijk (Daughter)
Virgil van Dijk: Career, Net Worth 2023
In 2010, Martin Koeman, the former Dutch international scouted Van Dijk for FC Groningen and he moved to Groningen on a free transfer.
He initially struggled to be in the first team for FC Groningen and later on, he made his debut for the club in 2011 coming on the field as a substitute in the 72nd minute of the match.
He made his first start for the club in the UEFA Europa League Play-off match and scored his professional goals, scoring twice in a 5-1 win.
He got injured during the campaign and he was admitted to hospitals for some months. He came back to the field for the club. During his two seasons at the club, he made 62 appearances scoring seven goals.
On June 2013, he moved to the Scottish club, Celtic signing a four-year contract with the club for the fee of £2.6 million. He made his debut for the club as a substitute for the final 13 minutes in the Scottish Premiership.
He scored his first Celtic goals, heading one in each half of a 4–1 win against Ross County.
His club won the 2014 Scottish Premiership and he was nominated for the PFA Scotland Players’ Player of the Year award but lost out to his fellow club player Kris Commons.
In 2015, his club, Celtic lost to Inter Milan and was knockout from the UEFA champions league but was able to win the league for the second consecutive time with him.
He made his full international debut for the Netherlands on 10 October 2015, in a 2–1 victory away from home against Kazakhstan in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier.
In 2016, he signed a five-year contract with Premier League club Southampton for a fee of £13 million. He made his club debut against the club, West Bromwich Albion. In the 2015-16 season, he also became the Southampton Player of the Season.
He was signed by the English club, Liverpool for a record-breaking fee for the central bank of £75 million on Jan 2018. He made his debut for the club against Everton. In his very 1st season for the club, the club played the 2018 UEFA champions league final losing to Real Madrid.
On 28 April 2019, he was named the PFA Player of the Year, following Liverpool’s 2–0 victory over Tottenham in the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final on 1 June, he was named UEFA’s final man of the match.
He was awarded the captaincy of his country, the Netherlands by manager Ronald Koeman on 22 March 2018. He scored his first international goal against European champions Portugal.
The footballer, Van Dijk has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He has a handsome earnings through his profession as a footballer from his current team. His salary is £150,000.
Relationship Status of Kimora Lee Simmons
The 27 years aged, Van Dijk been married to Rike Nooitgedagt. The couple is blessed with a daughter Nila.
Body Measurement – Height, Weight
Van Dijk has a perfect body build. He stands at a height of 6ft 4 inches tall and has a body weight of 93kg(203 pounds). He has black hair and 4 inchesyes.
FAQs of Virgil van Dijk
How many red cards does Virgil van Dijk have?
Virgil van Dijk averages 78 passes per match with a pass completion rate of 90%, and has 0 assists. Virgil van Dijk has received 1 yellow card and 0 red cards. The average Infogol Player Rating for Virgil van Dijk in the English Premier League 2022/23 season is 6.75.
How many goals has Virgil van Dijk scored for Liverpool?
Virgil van Dijk scored 20 goals for Liverpool.
Is Virgil van Dijk African?
Van Dijk has Chinese ancestry. Hellen Fo Sieeuw, his mother, is of part-Chinese descent. The Chinese surname ‘Fo Sieeuw’ derives from the given name of his maternal great-grandfather, Chin Fo Sieeuw (陈火秀), who emigrated from Guangdong to Suriname around 1920.
Is Virgil van Dijk good?
At his best, Van Dijk is easily one of the top defenders in the world, although the 31-year-old has not been at that level at points in the first half of 2022-23, even admitting: “I know I could have done better in the beginning of the season. I’m not naive about that. I know very well when I make mistakes.”
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