[51] On the same day, he suffered an ankle injury against Leicester City. 4 – FC Groningen, Netherlands National Team, Liverpool FC.

Virgil van Dijk Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics.

[109], In a 2019 interview with Marca, when Lionel Messi was asked why Van Dijk was so difficult to beat, the Argentine responded: "He is a defender who knows how to judge his timing and wait for the right moment to challenge or jockey [the attacker]. Apart from the broadcast of the football matches, Virgil van Dijk made his first TV show appearance as himself on the sports TV series, Final Score in January 2018. [78] The following month, he scored once - his first goal in the Champions League for the club - and assisted another in a 3–1 win over Bayern Munich. [90][91], Van Dijk received further recognition following the turn of the year, when he was named in the 2019 UEFA Team of the Year. [82] Following Liverpool's 2–0 victory over Tottenham in the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final on 1 June, Van Dijk was named UEFA's man of the match. During the transfer tussle, the Saints had even banished him from the senior team dressing room and had released a public statement criticizing Liverpool’s conduct. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. [45], 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. CelebHeights.com © Rob Paul 2004-2020. The goal enabled the Netherlands to win the group phase of the Nations League. His frequency has dropped in the recent years, but he still sometimes prays as it helped him go through the dark times in the past. [4][5][6] 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.[7][8]. [9] With Liverpool, Van Dijk reached back-to-back UEFA Champions League finals in 2018 and 2019, winning the latter.
[26] He was one of three Celtic players named in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year. [113], Van Dijk commonly uses only his first name on the kit.

Look at the difference between him and Ronaldo (185 cm),he is not 9/10 cms taller than Cristiano,c'mon Rob ! 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. Also, one of the transfer clauses promised Groningen 10% selling-on fee whenever Van Dijk would move to another club. After the dismissal of goalkeeper Craig Gordon, Celtic fell 3–2, ending their chance of a treble. He was also named PFA Players' Player of the Year and the Premier League Player of the Season in his first full season.

[95], On 12 September 2020, van Dijk scored a headed goal against Leeds United on the opening day of the new season. "[108] Dario Pergolizzi also described Van Dijk as a good marker in 2019. By visiting Celeb Heights you agree to its. He sometimes loses concentration when his team is in a good position in the match, leaving him susceptible to counter attacks. [33], Van Dijk was again on target on 21 January 2015, opening a 4–0 home win over Motherwell.
[27] Van Dijk was nominated for the PFA Scotland Players' Player of the Year award,[28] but lost out to fellow Celtic player Kris Commons[29], On 22 July 2014, Van Dijk and Teemu Pukki each scored twice in a 4–0 home win over KR in a UEFA Champions League qualifier, putting their team into the next round 5–0 on aggregate. [40] Three days later, again from a free kick, he confirmed a 2–1 win away to Dundee.

[74] The Dutchman was ultimately awarded the PFA Player of the Month for November 2018. [39], On 19 April, Celtic contested the Cup semi-final against Inverness at Hampden, and Van Dijk opened the scoring with a free kick. [65] Van Dijk and Dejan Lovren built a strong partnership at the heart of Liverpool's defence, with the Dutchman being credited for improving Liverpool's previous defensive issues. He is fast because of its [sic] great stride, and he is impressive both in defence and attack because he scores lots of goals. UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: UEFA Nations League Finals Team of the Tournament: This page was last edited on 29 October 2020, at 10:48. Van Dijk later revealed that he had been close to dying as a result of the medical emergency and that the hospital had even gone so far as to ask him to sign a "sort of will" in the event of his passing. Liverpool won 1–0 thanks to Divock Origi's 96th-minute goal, set up by a Van Dijk volley and a subsequent error from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

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