Virgil van Dijk

1991 - Today

Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk (Dutch pronunciation: [vɑn ˈdɛik]; born 8 July 1991) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Netherlands national team. Considered one of the best defenders in the world, he 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 6,307,776 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 501st most popular soccer player.

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Among soccer players, Virgil van Dijk ranks 499 out of 13,233Before him are Bill Foulkes, Félix Miélli Venerando, Javier Clemente, Herbert Wimmer, Santiago Solari, and John Toshack. After him are Lukas Podolski, Juninho Pernambucano, Christian Karembeu, Akira Matsunaga, Mario Mandžukić, and Kylian Mbappé.

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Among people born in 1991, Virgil van Dijk ranks 5Before him are Antoine Griezmann, Eden Hazard, Ed Sheeran, and James Rodríguez. After him are Roberto Firmino, Xherdan Shaqiri, Thiago Alcântara, N'Golo Kanté, Riyad Mahrez, Dylan O'Brien, and Lucas Vázquez.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Virgil van Dijk ranks 282 out of 908Before him are Sjaak Swart (1938), Jan Peter Balkenende (1956), Hans Kramers (1894), Cornelis de Houtman (1565), Eddie Van Halen (1955), and Adriaen van de Velde (1636). After him are Dries van Agt (1931), William I, Count of Hainaut (1287), Karel Doorman (1889), Jan Huyghen van Linschoten (null), Johan Rudolph Thorbecke (1798), and Aert van der Neer (1603).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, Virgil van Dijk ranks 23Before him are Peter Bosz (1963), Wesley Sneijder (1984), Danny Blind (1961), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (1983), Jaap Stam (1972), and Sjaak Swart (1938). After him are Jan Jongbloed (1940), Wim Jansen (1946), Erwin Koeman (1961), Mark van Bommel (1977), Marc Overmars (1973), and Frank de Boer (1970).

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