Virgil van Dijk

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Virgil van Dijk (born 8 July 1991) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Liverpool and the Netherlands national team. Considered one of the best defenders in the world, Van Dijk is known for his strength, leadership and aerial ability. He is the only defender to win UEFA Men's Player of the Year, and has finished runner-up for the Ballon d'Or and Best FIFA Men's Player.After beginning his professional career with Groningen, Van Dijk 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Virgil van Dijk has received more than 8,529,608 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Virgil van Dijk is the 980th most popular soccer player (down from 499th in 2019), the 414th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 282nd in 2019) and the 41st most popular Dutch Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Virgil van Dijk ranks 980 out of 16,923Before him are Ferran Olivella, Károly Palotai, Jaroslav Pollák, Ángel Bossio, Antonio Cabrini, and Jay-Jay Okocha. After him are Géza Kalocsay, Sei Fuwa, Ion Andoni Goikoetxea, Pietro Anastasi, Petar Zhekov, and Néstor Combin.

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Among people born in 1991, Virgil van Dijk ranks 6Before him are Antoine Griezmann, Thiago Alcântara, Eden Hazard, James Rodríguez, and Ed Sheeran. After him are Travis Scott, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler, the Creator, N'Golo Kanté, Roberto Firmino, and Emma Roberts.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Virgil van Dijk ranks 414 out of 1,209Before him are Carel Godin de Beaufort (1934), Joseph Luns (1911), Countess Albertine Agnes of Nassau (1634), Gerard Reve (1923), Roméo Dallaire (1946), and Rudi Carrell (1934). After him are Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern (1625), Otto Marseus van Schrieck (1619), Bernardus Johannes Alfrink (1900), Hendrik Willem van Loon (1882), Floor Jansen (1981), and Dick van Dijk (1946).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, Virgil van Dijk ranks 41Before him are Phillip Cocu (1970), Dirk Kuyt (1980), Faas Wilkes (1923), Sjaak Swart (1938), Dick Nanninga (1949), and Ronald de Boer (1970). After him are Dick van Dijk (1946), Aad de Mos (1947), Rinus Israël (1942), Gerald Vanenburg (1964), Abe Lenstra (1920), and Pierre van Hooijdonk (1969).

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