Virgil Van Dijk, Last season this dude is Liverpool hero, he plays a big part in making Liverpool winning 2019 UEFA Champions, on the League final this came out as Man of the Match, Many Football Experts, Football Manager, Ex Football Superstar Like Ronaldo Brazil, Ricardo Kaka said this man is The Best Defender in mine time, So we can sure this dude (Van Dijk) doing his job well right 🙂 As he plays well for his club Liverpool, his club pay him well too, Virgil Van Dijk is one of highest-paid athlete for his position as Football Defender (center-back).
Van Dijk Bio & Career Journey, and Achievement
Born on 8 July 1991, Virgil Van Dijk is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a center-back for English Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Netherlands national team. Van Dijk was born in Breda to a Dutch father and Surinamese mother.
During his teenage years, This dude combined his time playing at the Willem II academy with a part-time job as a dishwasher, that very dramatic isn’t?. Having previously and unsuccessfully featured as a right-back, van Dijk was shifted into a central defensive position in 2008, aged 17, after he grew in height by around 18 centimeters.
Despite the positional shift and van Dijk’s physical growth, Willem II’s reserve manager at the time Edwin Hermans believed he had “too many limitations” which prevented him from breaking into the first team. In 2010, he was scouted by former Dutch international Martin Koeman, who was working for FC Groningen at the time, and he ended up completing a free transfer to the club in the same year
On 21 June 2013, Van Dijk signed with Celtic for a fee of around £2.6 million, on a four-year deal including a 10% selling-on fee for Groningen. On 1 September 2015, Van Dijk signed a five-year contract with Premier League club Southampton, managed by Ronald Koeman, for a reported £13 million transfer fee.