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Matthijs de Ligt

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Matthijs de Ligt (Dutch pronunciation: [mɑˈtɛis də ˈlɪxt]; born 12 August 1999) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Netherlands national team. Considered one of the best defenders in the world, De Ligt is known for his strength, leadership and aerial ability.De Ligt made his debut for Ajax's senior team in September 2016 in a cup game against Willem II. He scored from a corner after 25 minutes, making him the second-youngest goalscorer ever behind Clarence Seedorf. On 24 May, he became the youngest player ever (17 years and 285 days old) to play in a major European final when he started against Manchester United in the 2017 UEFA Europa League Final. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matthijs de Ligt has received more than 4,218,134 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Matthijs de Ligt is the 3,247th most popular soccer player (down from 3,022nd in 2019), the 767th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 680th in 2019) and the 108th most popular Dutch Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Matthijs de Ligt ranks 3,247 out of 16,880Before him are Sergio Cervato, Billy Whelan, Frank Mill, Gabriel Alonso, Aldo Campatelli, and Khoren Oganesian. After him are Vedran Ćorluka, Nabil Maâloul, Stan Mortensen, Mustafa Mansour, Eiji Kawashima, and Reinier Beeuwkes.

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Among people born in 1999, Matthijs de Ligt ranks 9Before him are Cameron Boyce, Sabrina Carpenter, Joey King, Kai Havertz, Mick Schumacher, and Lil Nas X. After him are João Félix, Brahim Díaz, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Belle Delphine, Trevoh Chalobah, and Nikita Mazepin.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Matthijs de Ligt ranks 767 out of 1,427Before him are Rineke Dijkstra (1959), Conny Vandenbos (1937), Hans Gillhaus (1963), Regillio Simons (1973), Renée Soutendijk (1957), and Stefan de Vrij (1992). After him are Jan Heemskerk (1818), Reinier Beeuwkes (1884), Nicolaas Pierson (1839), Catharina Lodders (1942), Michiel Huisman (1981), and Hendrik Timmer (1904).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, Matthijs de Ligt ranks 108Before him are Arie Schans (1952), Puck van Heel (1904), Foppe de Haan (1943), Hans Gillhaus (1963), Regillio Simons (1973), and Stefan de Vrij (1992). After him are Reinier Beeuwkes (1884), Pieter Huistra (1967), Adrie van Kraay (1953), John Heitinga (1983), Eddy Treijtel (1946), and Royston Drenthe (1987).