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Virgil van Dijk Bio, Wiki, Girlfriend, Career and Net Worth

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Virgil van Dijk is a Dutch professional football player who players for the Netherlands national team and the premier league side, Liverpool. A seasoned player who is popular for his great defending skills, impeccable playmaking skill, and top-notch goal-scoring ability, van Dijk’s exploits have earned him a great reputation as one of the very best defenders in the world.

In this van Dijk biography, personal life, net worth, career, and marital status, we review the life and profile of the football star and his rise through the ranks to become one of the best football players.


Virgil van Dijk Biography

One of three children born on 8th July 1991 in Breda, the Netherlands to his mother Hellen Fo Sieeuw and father Ron van Dijk, Virgil van Dijk was raised in a traditional household which has lots of interest in sports. His interest in sports was sparked when he was young. Unfortunately, his father abandoned them when he was still young and had to do menial jobs to support his mother and siblings.

From an early age, Virgil van Dijk had a growing passion for soccer and joined Willem II Academy. Virgil van Dijk started his football career at FC Groningen. He impressed the manager right from the start and quickly moved through the ranks and was promoted to the first team in 2011.


Virgil van Dijk Wiki

Full nameVirgil van Dijk
NicknameThe DYKE
Date of birth8th July 1991
BirthplaceBreda, Netherlands
Age30 years
Weight92 kg
Height6’4”
GirlfriendRike Nooitgedagt
ProfessionFootball player
Playing positionDefender
Current clubLiverpool FC
Jersey number#4
Professional debut1st May 2011
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBlack
NationalityDutch
Zodiac signCancer

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Virgil van Dijk Career

At the age of 20, Virgil van Dijk started playing professional football for FC Groningen. The defender played for the club until 2013 when he moved to another club. In 2013, van Dijk signed a contract with Celtic FC.

At Celtic, van Dijk played incredibly well through the 2 years he spent at the club, especially during his last season with the team when he won the PFA Scotland Team of the Year award. He also played for the club during the UEFA Champions League campaign in 2015/16.

In September 2015, van Dijk signed a 5-year deal with Southampton worth about £13 million, a club record amount. In the 2017/2018 season, van Dijk was in spectacular form as always. However, he didn’t stay with the club any further and decided to move to Liverpool.

In his first season with the Reds, van Dijk emerged as one of the club’s top defenders, scoring a goal in his debut match. In his first season with Liverpool, van Dijk played well and helped the club through the UEFA Champions League. In the 2018/19 seasons, he played so well and helped the club reach the top of the English premier league table, and finished on top.

Van Dijk disclosed he has always had the desire to play for the Netherlands national team since he was young, and that dream came true in 2015 when he was requested to play for his country. He has been playing for the national team ever since.


Who Is Van Dijk’s Girlfriend?

Van Dijk is married to his wife Rike Nooitgedagt. They both have two daughters named Nila van Dijk born in 2014 and Jadi born in 2016. The wife left her career to support the husband’s football career.


Virgil van Dijk Awards

Virgil van Dijk has over the years built a reputation for himself as one of the best defenders in the world.

  • In 2015, Virgil van Dijk received the Southampton Player of the Season Award
  • In 2013 and 2014 was named in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year

The most notable award won by Virgil van Dijk was the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award which he beat both Messi and Christiano Ronaldo.


Virgil van Dijk Contact Details

Like many other football players, Virgil van Dijk has made it easier for his fans to link up or connect with him. Although he hasn’t shared his physical address or telephone number, fans can contact Virgil van Dijk via social media.

Virgil van Dijk Instagram

It’s very difficult to remain relevant without a good social media presence. Virgil van Dijk has 11.1 million Instagram followers as of 2021. His page is flooded with personal pictures as well as team training photos.

Virgil van Dijk Twitter

Virgil van Dijk is also active on Twitter where he has 2.6 million followers. You can follow Virgil van Dijk here.


Virgil van Dijk Net worth

Virgil van Dijk’s net worth is estimated at £15 million. His net worth is largely boosted by his endorsement/sponsorship deals and investments. As of 2021, he earns a weekly salary of £180,000.


FAQ

How old is Virgil van Dijk?

Virgil van Dijk is 30 years old as of 2021. 

Is Virgil van Dijk married or single?

Virgil van Dijk isn’t single. The footballer is married with two children.

Where does Virgil van Dijk live?

Virgil van Dijk currently lives in Liverpool.

What is Virgil van Dijk's salary?

As of 2021, Virgil van Dijk's salary is estimated to be around £11,440,000.

Is Virgil van Dijk the best defender?

Yes, as of today, Virgil van Dijk has been named the best defender in the world of football. 
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