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Stefan de Vrij
Stefan de Vrij
Personal information
Full name Stefan de Vrij
Date of birth 5 February 1992 (1992-02-05) (age 28)
Place of birth    Ouderkerk aan den IJssel, Netherlands Netherlands
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Flag of Italy Inter Milan
Number 6
Youth clubs
1997–2002
2002–2009
Netherlands VV Spirit
Netherlands Feyenoord
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2009–2014
2014–2018
2018–
Netherlands Feyenoord
Flag of Italy Lazio
Flag of Italy Inter Milan
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095 00(8)
064 00(6)   
National team
2007–2008
2008–2009
2010–2011
2012
2011–2013
2012–
Netherlands Netherlands U16
Netherlands Netherlands U17
Netherlands Netherlands U19
Netherlands Netherlands U20
Netherlands Netherlands U21
Netherlands Netherlands
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018 00(0)
0000(0)
0000(0)
012 00(0)
040 00(3)

Stefan de Vrij (born 5 February 1992) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a defender for Italian club Inter Milan and the Netherlands national team.

He began his career at his local club VV Spirit, and debuted as a professional for Feyenoord aged 17. He spent five seasons at the Eredivisie club, serving briefly as captain, before joining Lazio in July 2014. Despite getting injured which made him out for almost entire of the 2015–16 season, he bounced back and became an important player in the team. After spending four years with the Roman club, de Vrij signed for Inter on a free transfer.

International career

Senior national team

On 7 May 2012, De Vrij was named in the provisional list of 36 players for the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament, one of nine uncapped players to be chosen by Netherlands manager Bert van Marwijk as part of the preliminary squad. However, he didnt make ít through the final cut. On 15 August 2012, De Vrij made his debut under new manager Louis van Gaal in the 4–2 loss against Belgium in a friendly match.

He was one of four Feyenoord defenders named in Louis van Gaal's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In the Netherlands' first match of the tournament, against Spain on 13 June, he gave away a penalty after 26 minutes by fouling Diego Costa, which Xabi Alonso converted to put Spain 1-0 up. The Dutch fought back, and De Vrij scored their third goal, the first of his international career, as the Dutch eventually won with 5–1. De Vrij played in all of the Netherlands' matches as they eventually finished in third place. He and Arjen Robben were the two Dutch players selected to the Team of the Tournament.

In the Netherlands' first game of UEFA Euro 2016 qualification away to the Czech Republic on 9 September 2014, De Vrij equalised with a header from Daley Blind's cross but the Dutch lost 2–1. He headed the team into the lead after 13 minutes in an eventual 2–0 win over Spain in a friendly at the Amsterdam ArenA on 31 March 2015, also wearing the captain's armband after Wesley Sneijder's substitution.

International goals

Scores and results list the Netherlands' goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 June 2014 Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil Flag of Spain.png Spain 3–1 5–1 2014 FIFA World Cup
2. 9 September 2014 Generali Arena, Prague, Czech Republic Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic 1–1 1–2 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
3. 31 March 2015Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, NetherlandsFlag of Spain.png Spain1–02–0Friendly

Honours

Clubs

Lazio

International

Netherlands

Individual

External links

Internazionale (2014)
Inter Milan squad - 2020–21

1 Handanović (c) · 2 Godín · 5 Gagliardini · 6 De Vrij · 7 Sánchez · 8 Vecino · 9 Lukaku · 10 Martínez · 11 Moses · 12 Sensi · 13 Ranocchia · 15 Young · 18 Asamoah · 20 Borja Valero · 21 Dimarco · 23 Barella · 24 Eriksen · 27 Padelli · 30 Esposito · 31 Pirola · 32 Agoumé · 33 D'Ambrosio · 34 Biraghi · 37 Škriniar · 46 Berni · 77 Brozović · 87 Candreva · 95 Bastoni ·

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Netherlands – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Third place

1. Cillessen 2. Vlaar 3. De Vrij 4. Martins Indi 5. Blind 6. De Jong 7. Janmaat 8. De Guzmán 9. Van Persie (c) 10. Sneijder 11. Robben 12. Verhaegh 13. Veltman 14. Kongolo 15. Kuyt 16. Clasie 17. Lens 18. Fer 19. Huntelaar 20. Wijnaldum 21. Memphis 22. Vorm 23. Krul

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Netherlands U21 – 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship

1. Zoet 2. Van Rhijn 3. De Vrij 4. Martins Indi 5. Blind 6. Clasie 7. Jozefzoon 8. Strootman 9. De Jong 10. Maher 11. John 12. Leerdam 13. Van der Hoorn 14. Nuytinck 15. Wijnaldum 16. Bizot 17. Fer 18. Van Ginkel 19. Vilhena 20. Van Aanholt 21. Hoesen 22. Depay 23. Marsman

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