Nigel de Jong

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Nigel de Jong (born 30 November 1984) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder and current English language pundit for beIN Sports covering Premier League and Champions League football. De Jong joined the Ajax youth academy as a youngster and worked his way through the ranks to make the first team at age 17. Two years later, he made his international debut, and obtained 81 caps between 2004 and 2015, scoring one goal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nigel de Jong has received more than 1,362,544 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Nigel de Jong is the 1,702nd most popular soccer player (down from 1,173rd in 2019), the 541st most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 449th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular Dutch Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Nigel de Jong ranks 1,702 out of 16,923Before him are Massimo Bonini, Gavriil Kachalin, Givi Chokheli, Essam El Hadary, László Sárosi, and Zvonko Bego. After him are Étienne Mattler, Otto Glória, Juan Arremón, Michael Reiziger, Iuliu Bodola, and José Augusto.

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Among people born in 1984, Nigel de Jong ranks 32Before him are Burak Özçivit, Khloé Kardashian, Bob Morley, Mathieu Valbuena, Per Mertesacker, and Maxi López. After him are Pavel Durov, Milo Yiannopoulos, Lena Katina, Indila, Antonio Puerta, and Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Nigel de Jong ranks 541 out of 1,209Before him are Rie Mastenbroek (1919), Arie van Vliet (1916), Arie den Hartog (1941), Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer (1692), Henk Groot (1938), and Jan de Quay (1901). After him are Michael Reiziger (1973), Jan Frederik Gronovius (1686), Simon Vestdijk (1898), Jan de Bray (1627), Bart Bok (1906), and Michaël Dudok de Wit (1953).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, Nigel de Jong ranks 63Before him are Kees Rijvers (1926), Theo de Jong (1947), Coen Moulijn (1937), Ibrahim Afellay (1986), Erik ten Hag (1970), and Henk Groot (1938). After him are Michael Reiziger (1973), Wim Kieft (1962), Wim Anderiesen (1903), Kick Smit (1911), Maarten Stekelenburg (1982), and Ryan Babel (1986).