Legendary Biographies of Footballers

Biography of Virgil Van Dijk

Published September 2, 2020 in Biographies of Footballers - 0 Comments


Today we are going to discuss about a star footballer one of the most talented defender in football world. He is also known as the titan of the game. His defensive skills are unmatchable. One of the perfect defender currently in football. Yes Ian talking about Virgil Van dijk. He has many achievements in his name. One of the most searched player on the internet. A nightmare for opponents team. Many opponents find it difficult to tackle him. Today we will discuss about his biography we will tell you his complete life including his Family his childhood his career his achievements and his stats in football world.


First of all we will discuss about his family. Virgil Van dijk was born on 8 July 1991. His real name is Virgil Van dijk although in football we call him as VVD. He was born in Breda which is the place located in Netherlands. His is Dutch by nationality.

His sun sign is cancer. His father name is Ron Van dijk and his mother name is Hellen Fo Sieeuw. He is married to Rule Nooitgedagt and from her he has one daughter whose name is Nila Van dijk. His childhood is full of struggles as his father left them at very early age and their financial status was not good.

So he had to work somewhere to support his family. He worked as a dishwasher. He was interested in football and beside all the hardships he played football. He played football when he was a teenager first he was right back but there he could not perform well and therefore he moved to the position of central defender.


Football Career;

He made his place in the Willen II acadmy but he was not able to make place in the first team so he was transferred to FC Groningen for free. Firstly he could not make his place in first team of FC Groningen but later on he could. He played very well for them and he caught the attention of Celtic FC and they became interested in him and wanted to sign him so they approached him and signed him on a four year contract.

His career started to rise at Celtic FC and made him one of the best players in the team and also earned PFA Scotland team of the year award. He made his debut for Celtic FC on 17 August and in that match Celtic FC won. He was also nominated for the PFA Scotland player of the year Award twice. It was great achievement for him and many clubs started approaching him as they wanted to make their defense strong.



  • So in September 2015 he moved to an English Club Southampton and he was signed for 5 years by the English club Southampton.
  • He played amazingly there and made his team stronger and led them to many victories but soon after two seasons he became interested in another English side Liverpool and he told the management that he wanted to leave Southampton.
  • His performances were so good for the Southampton that they didn’t wanted him to leave the club but it was the final decision of Virgil Van dijk. But he had a contract till 2018 so he was unable to leave. He waited for 2018.


He waited for 2018 and in January 2018 he moved to Liverpool he was signed by Liverpool by a hefty amount and it was world record amount for any defender. He made his debut for Liverpool in FA cup and he helped his team to win the match. He made Liverpool defence much stronger and sooner became the backbone of defense for his team Liverpool.

With his presence in the team Liverpool managed to clinch many victories in their name. He was the main player who helped his team reach the finals of UEFA champions League 2017-2018 but they couldn’t win the final but for his unmatchable performance he was added to the tournament squad of the year and it was major accomplishment for him.

The Legendary Journey;

He returned with passion and helped his team to took top place in the European priemer league but could not win the league due to one point difference it was a major setback for the team and for Virgil Van dijk. But his efforts didn’t go in vain he maintained his performance and in the next tournament of UEFA champions League he was able to clinch the title for his team. Liverpool won the finals and he was the main reason behind it.

This victory made him win the UEFA men player of the year Award. That’s the big award and every player wants it but some could achieve it. He also won UEFA player if the year Award and also was nominated for FIFA best player of the year award but he was second in that race Lionel Messi won it. That was the best year for Dutch star his performances were a nightmare for the opponents team.

He earned many individual awards. He helped his team to win the title of European premier League after 30 years and it was an amazing record. He is an red hot form for his team. He is currently playing for Liverpool and has much more to play. His abilities are unmatchable.


International Career;

He made his official debut for Dutch side in 2015. Virgil Van dijk has now become the main part of the squad as he plays an important role in the squad. He was also named as the captain of Dutch side in 2018. Under his captaincy he led his team to inaugural UEFA nation league final but they could not win it. Netherland lost to Portugal.

He is one of the most talented player in the world his defensive skills are unmatchable. Once he was dropped by a youth club and now he plays for one of the best teams in the world and has became main part of Liverpool. His journey his full of achievements and he is the inspiration for many young and talented players.

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