The Dutch professional footballer Virgil van Dijk is one of the super players who play as a center-back for Premier League club Liverpool and the Netherlands national team. As a matter of fact, he has been 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.
Van Dijk’s Club Career
The Netherlands actually began his professional career with Groningen, and later 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. The 30-year-old later joined Southampton in 2015, before signing for Liverpool in January 2018 for £75 million, a then-world-record transfer fee for a defender. Van Dijk reached back-to-back UEFA Champions League finals in 2018 and 2019, winning the latter with Liverpool. Virgil Van Dijk was also named PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the Premier League Player of the Season in his first full season. Van Dijk later won the FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup, and helped end the club’s 30-year league title drought by winning the 2019–20 Premier League.
Van Dijk International Career
The Liverpool veteran defender is a former youth international for the Netherlands, representing his country at under-19 and under-21 levels. Virgil Van Dijk made his senior international debut for the Netherlands in 2015 and assumed full captaincy of the national team in March 2018. Van Dijk captained the Netherlands to the final of the inaugural UEFA Nations League, the following year, where they finished runners-up.
Van Dijk made his full international debut for Netherlands on 10 October 2015, in a 2–1 victory away from home against Kazakhstan in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier.
The Dutch defender was awarded the captaincy of his country by manager Ronald Koeman on 22 March 2018, and his first match as captain was a 1–0 home friendly defeat by England the next day. It will be good to note that Virgil Van Dijk scored his first international goal to conclude a 3–0 win over European champions Portugal at the Stade de Genève on 26 March. And again, on the 13th of October, he scored in a 3–0 win over 2014 World Cup champions Germany in the UEFA Nations League. More importantly, he scored the equalizer in the next match with Germany, after assistant coach Dwight Lodeweges sent him a small paper note during a break, with the request to play forward in the last minutes of the game. That Van Dijk’s goal enabled the Netherlands to win the group phase of the Nations League. The 30-year old defender later captained his country to the final which they lost 1–0 against Portugal.
In the month of May 2021, van Dijk ruled himself out of playing in the postponed UEFA Euro 2020 to have enough time to recover after a long-term injury in October 2020.
Van Dijk’s salary
Virgil Van Dijk has a weekly salary of 220,000 pounds a week, which works out at 11.44 million pounds a year, according to the Spotrac report.
The Netherland defender has earned praise in the media recently after making a significant donation to help the Dutch Deaf national team take part in the Deaflympics in May.
Nevertheless, it will be tremendous to note that it has been reported that the Dutchman’s financial contribution has helped the team raise half of the funds they need to attend the tournament, with the Dutch side informed that they needed to raise around 90,000 euros.
Van Dijk did not hesitate in making a donation to help them reach that target, while he also signed and donated the shirt he wore in Liverpool’s Carabao Cup final triumph against Chelsea.
Virgil van Dijk’s Weekly Wage
Virgil van Dijk currently earns 220.000,00 pound’s per week.
This means he earns
942,700.00 pounds per month!
220,000.00 pounds per week!
31,428.57 pounds per day!
1,309.52 pounds per hour!
21.83 pounds per minute!
0.36 pounds per second!
Virgil Van Dijk’s net worth As of 2022, Virgil’s net worth is pegged at $30 million, which comes from his salary from playing football and other sources such as product advertisements and brand endorsements.
Ever since his rise to fame, Virgil has featured in a lot of product commercials and entered into lucrative deals with A-list brands such as Nike and EA sports. In 2020 he was featured as the face of EA sport’s Video game FIFA 20.
Virgil van Dijk Sponsors
Van Dijk features as the cover star of the champions edition of EA Sports’ FIFA video game, FIFA 20. He is also the brand ambassador of Sponsor, Thailand’s leader in the sports drink category.
Full name: Virgil Van Dijk
Date of birth: 8 July 1991
Age: 30 as of May 2022
Zodiac signs: Cancer
Place of birth: Breda, Netherlands
Current residency: Liverpool, England
Height in feet: 6’4”
Height in Centimetres: 193 centimetres
Position (s): Centre-back
Current team: Liverpool
Total career appearances: 487
Total career goals: 50
Family: Ron Van Dyke (father), Hellen Fo Sieeuw (mother) and two siblings
Marital status: Married
Wife: Rike Nooitgedagt
Net worth: $30 million
Monthly salary: $1.19 million