Virgil van Dijk
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Personal information
Full name Virgil van Dijk
Date of birth 8 July 1991 (1991-07-08) (age 29)
Place of birth    Breda, Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Flag of England Liverpool
Number 4
Youth clubs
2009-2010
2010-2011
Flag of Netherlands Willem II
Flag of Netherlands FC Groningen
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2011–2013
2013–2015
2015–2018
2018–
Flag of Netherlands FC Groningen
Flag of Scotland Celtic
Flag of England Southampton
Flag of England Liverpool
062 00(7)
076 00(9)
067 00(4)
055 00(5)   
National team
2011
2011–2013
2015–
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands U19
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands U21
 Netherlands
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028 00(4)

Virgil van Dijk (born 8 July 1991) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Liverpool and the Netherlands national football team. He was born to a Dutch father and Surinamese mother. He is the most expensive defender after his transfer from Southampton to Liverpool for a reported fee of £75 million.

After beginning his professional career with Groningen, he moved to Celtic in 2013, where he won the Scottish Premiership and was named in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year in both of his seasons with the club, also winning the Scottish League Cup in the latter. In September 2015, he joined Premier League side Southampton before signing for Liverpool in January 2018 for £75 million, a world record transfer fee for a defender at the time. Van Dijk was involved in reaching the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final during his first spring at Liverpool. In his first full season at the club Van Dijk was named the PFA Player of the Year and the Premier League Player of the Season for the 2018–19 season. Van Dijk starred as Liverpool won the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final where he was named man of the match. After the season, he was also chosen as UEFA Men's Player of the Year.

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 5 January 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Groningen 2010–11 Eredivisie 5 2 0 0 5 2
2011–12 Eredivisie 23 3 1 0 24 3
2012–13 Eredivisie 34 2 3 0 37 2
Total 62 7 4 0 66 7
Celtic 2013–14 Scottish Premiership 36 5 2 0 1 0 8 0 47 5
2014–15 Scottish Premiership 35 4 5 4 4 0 14 2 58 10
2015–16 Scottish Premiership 5 0 5 0 10 0
Total 76 9 7 4 5 0 27 2 115 15
Southampton 2015–16 Premier League 34 3 1 0 3 0 38 3
2016–17 Premier League 21 1 1 1 2 0 6 2 30 4
2017–18 Premier League 12 0 0 0 12 0
Total 67 4 2 1 5 0 6 2 80 7
Liverpool 2017–18 Premier League 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Career total 205 20 14 6 10 0 33 4 262 30

International

As of match played 14 November 2017
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Netherlands 2015 3 0
2016 9 0
2017 4 0
Total 16 0

Honours

Celtic

Liverpool

International

Netherlands

Individual

  • PFA Scotland Team of the Year: 2013–14, 2014–15
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2018–19 Premier League
  • PFA Player of the Month: November 2018
  • Premier League Player of the Season: 2018–19
  • Premier League Player of the Month: December 2018
  • UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award: 2018–19
  • UEFA Defender of the Season: 2018–19
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2018
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2017–18 2018–19
  • UEFA Nations League Finals Team of the Tournament: 2019
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 5th Team: 2018
  • Liverpool Fans Player of the Season Award: 2018–19
  • Liverpool Players' Player of the Season Award: 2018–19
  • Southampton Player of the Season: 2015–16
  • PFA Scotland Team of the Year: 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Celtic FC Players' Player of the Year: 2013–14

External links

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Liverpool F.C. squad - 2020–21

1 Alisson · 3 Fabinho · 4 Van Dijk · 5 Wijnaldum · 7 Milner · 8 Keïta · 9 Firmino · 10 Mané · 11 Salah · 12 Gomez · 13 Adrián · 14 Henderson · 15 Oxlade-Chamberlain · 16 Grujić · 17 Jones · 18 Minamino · 20 Jota · 21 Tsimikas · 23 Shaqiri · 24 Brewster · 26 Robertson · 27 Origi · 32 Matip · 47 Phillips · 51 Hoever · 54 Ojo · 58 Woodburn · 59 Wilson · 62 Kelleher · 66 Alexander-Arnold · 67 Elliott · 72 Van den Berg · 73 Grabara · 76 Williams ·  Awoniyi ·  Karius ·

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