Virgil van Dijk

Dutch association football player

Virgil van Dijk (born 8 July 1991) is a Dutch professional footballer. He plays as a Center-Back for Premier League club Liverpool and the Netherlands national team. He was born in Breda, North Brabant.

Virgil van Dijk
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Van Dijk playing for the Netherlands in 2016
Personal information
Full name Virgil van Dijk
Date of birth (1991-07-08) 8 July 1991 (age 30)
Place of birth Breda, Netherlands
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Liverpool
Number 4
Youth career
2009–2010 Willem II
2010–2011 Groningen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Groningen 62 (7)
2013–2015 Celtic 76 (9)
2015–2018 Southampton 67 (4)
2018– Liverpool 80 (8)
National team
2011 Netherlands U19 1 (0)
2011–2013 Netherlands U21 3 (0)
2015– Netherlands 33 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:25, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:54, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

Van Dijk began his career with Dutch team Groningen. He played there between 2011 and 2013. Then he moved to Scottish Premiership team Celtic. He won two league titles and a Scottish League Cup in both his seasons at Celtic. In 2015, he moved to Southampton of the Premier League. On 1 January 2018, van Dijk joined Liverpool.[1]

Club CareerEdit

As of match played 17 October 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Groningen 2010–11[2] Eredivisie 5 2 0 0 5 2
2011–12[2] Eredivisie 23 3 1 0 24 3
2012–13[2] Eredivisie 34 2 3 0 37 2
Total 62 7 4 0 66 7
Celtic 2013–14[3] Scottish Premiership 36 5 2 0 1 0 8[c] 0 47 5
2014–15[4] Scottish Premiership 35 4 5 4 4 0 14[d] 2 58 10
2015–16[5] Scottish Premiership 5 0 5[c] 0 10 0
Total 76 9 7 4 5 0 27 2 115 15
Southampton 2015–16[5] Premier League 34 3 1 0 3 0 38 3
2016–17[6] Premier League 21 1 1 1 2 0 6[e] 2 30 4
2017–18[7] Premier League 12 0 0 0 12 0
Total 67 4 2 1 5 0 6 2 80 7
Liverpool 2017–18[7] Premier League 14 0 2 1 6[c] 0 22 1
2018–19[8] Premier League 38 4 0 0 0 0 12[c] 2 50 6
2019–20[9] Premier League 38 5 1 0 0 0 8[c] 0 3[f] 0 50 5
2020–21[10] Premier League 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1[g] 0 8 1
Total 95 10 3 1 2 0 26 2 4 0 130 13
Career total 300 30 16 6 12 0 59 6 4 0 391 42
  1. Includes KNVB Cup, Scottish Cup, FA Cup
  2. Includes Scottish League Cup, League/EFL Cup
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  4. Six appearances and two goals in UEFA Champions League, eight appearances in UEFA Europa League
  5. Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  6. One appearance in FA Community Shield, one in UEFA Super Cup, one in FIFA Club World Cup
  7. Appearance in FA Community Shield

International CareerEdit

As of match played 14 October 2020[11]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Netherlands 2015 3 0
2016 9 0
2017 4 0
2018 8 3
2019 9 1
2020 5 0
Total 38 4
As of match played on 16 November 2019. Netherlands score listed first, score column indicates score after each Van Dijk goal.[11]
List of international goals scored by Virgil van Dijk
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 26 March 2018 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland 18   Portugal 3–0 3–0 Friendly [12]
2 13 October 2018 Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 22   Germany 1–0 3–0 2018–19 UEFA Nations League A [13]
3 19 November 2018 Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen, Germany 24 2–2 2–2 [14]
4 21 March 2019 De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands 25   Belarus 4–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification [15]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Celtic
Liverpool
Netherlands

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool to sign Southampton defender for world record £75m". Liverpool: BBC. 27 December 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "V. Van Dijk: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  3. "Games played by Virgil van Dijk in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  4. "Games played by Virgil van Dijk in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Games played by Virgil van Dijk in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  6. "Games played by Virgil van Dijk in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Games played by Virgil van Dijk in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  8. "Games played by Virgil van Dijk in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  9. "Games played by Virgil van Dijk in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  10. "Games played by Virgil van Dijk in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Van Dijk, Virgil". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  12. "Portugal vs. Netherlands 0–3: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  13. "Netherlands vs. Germany 3–0: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  14. "Germany vs. Netherlands 2–2: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  15. "Netherlands vs. Belarus 4–0: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 26 June 2020.

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