Today we are going to discuss one of the best Dutch player a complete defender a youngster whose defending skills are unmatchable. At this young age very few players can achieve what he has achieved till now. He is playing for one of the best clubs in world Juventus FC. His unique ability and his skills makes him a unique player. He is a nightmare for opponent attackers. One of the most promising youngsters in football and he is also one of the most wanted players currently in football. Every big team wants him so that they can make their defense strong as defense plays an important role in a team. I am talking about one and only Matthijis de ligt. Here we will discuss about his biography his professional carrer, his family, his achievements, his club and international Career, his early age and most importantly his stats in the football world.
And we will also tell you about some amazing facts about the star defender.
First of all we will discuss about his Family. His full name is Matthijis de ligt. His date of birth is 12 August 1999. He was born in Leiderorp which is located in Netherlands. His nationality is Dutch. His sun sign is Leo. His mother name is Vivian de ligt and his father name is Frank de ligt. He has two siblings whose names are Fleur de ligt and Wouter De ligt.
He is not married yet but his girlfriend name is Annekee Molenaar. After he was born his parents moved to Abcoude a small town near Amsterdam. He was the eldest son of his family and after that his twin brothers. He had great affection with his brothers he always supported them and helped them. His brothers also told in an interview that we are very lucky to have an elder brother like him who supported us in every situation.
Matthijis de ligt from his very childhood was interested in football. He had great love for Ajax team and he with his brothers used to watch every match of them. It was his dream to play for Dutch side Ajax. When he was only five years old he started playing football but beside playing football he started to play tennis and he played tennis. He was very good at tennis but one day his friend invited him to the training of football and after that his interest grew more towards football. He then played football for a year and became a very good player of it and when he was 9 years old he was noticed by the Dutch side Ajax.
- When he was 9 years old he joined Ajax and after playing for them he played very well and after some team he was promoted to the youth team of Ajax. His performance in the youth team was brilliant and this performance led him to senior team of Ajax.
- In September 2016 he made his official debut for Ajax senior team. In that match he also scored a goal and that goal came from the corner and after that he also became the second youngest player for Ajax to score a goal. He performance was noticed by many big clubs but he decided to stay there as he wanted to gain confidence.
- After some time he became a regular player for Ajax as his abilities made him an important player in the team. In 2017 he played against Manchester United in Europa League final and also became the youngest player to play in a major tournament. That was an amazing achievement for him. He became a regular player and a regular starter for the Dutch side Ajax.
- He also extended his contract with Ajax till 2021. His performance in UEFA Europa League season 2016-2017 led his team to the finals but couldn’t win it and took second position in the tournament. He sooner became the major part of Ajax side. In January 2019 he was named as the captain of Dutch side Ajax and this was an major accomplishment for him as he became the youngest ever caption for the Dutch side Ajax ever to lead them in UEFA champions League and he proved his leadership qualities by reaching to the quarter finals of UEFA champions League and due to him Ajax reached the semi finals as in the quarterfinals.
- He scored the winning goal for his team and knocked out the Italian giants Juventus FC. He also became the youngest ever Dutch player to score in knockout game of UEFA champions League. After his great performances for Ajax many big clubs approached him. It was rumoured that he was being signed by Barcelona. Barcelona was very interested in him as they wanted to make there defense strong. Barcelona offered him 45 million pounds but he had other plans.
Finally he was signed by Juventus for an amazing fee of 75 million pounds. He personally wanted to join Juventus as he wanted to improve his abilities. He was signed by Juventus FC on a five year period. It was an important signing for the Italian club Juventus FC as they were facing problems in their defense. He played his first official match for Juventus in seria A against Napoli in August and he also scored his first goal for them against their rivals Turino.
His performances for Juventus till has been very good. He is in a very good shape and performs very well. He also gained the chance to play with one of the best players of the world Cristiano Ronaldo who is his team mate in the club. His unique abilities and his defensive skills are renowned all over the world. He is one of the most wanted younsters. He also helped his side Juventus FC to clinch the league trophy and he played an important role in the defense.
He has a lot more to play for Juventus and will prove his worth in Future.
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