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[21] On 9 November, Van Dijk scored his first Celtic goals, heading one in each half of a 4–1 win against Ross County. [105] In 2018, Steve Douglas of The Globe and Mail described Van Dijk with the following words: "Powerful in the air, measured with the ball at his feet, quick, and with superb positional sense, van Dijk [sic] has it all. Dutch professional footballer who plays as a Defender for Liverpool and previously for Southampton and Celtic. After the dismissal of goalkeeper Craig Gordon, Celtic fell 3–2, ending their chance of a treble. [62], He made his debut for Liverpool on 5 January in the third round of the FA Cup and scored the winning goal with a late header in a 2–1 victory against local rivals Everton. [96] On 17 October, he was substituted in the sixth minute of the Merseyside derby after a challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. He was good on set-pieces, some of the free-kicks he scored for Celtic are absolute wonders. [4][5][105] He is gifted with pace,[106] good technique, and an eye for goal, and is an effective set-piece taker. [70], On 20 August 2018, Van Dijk was voted man of the match by BBC Sport and Sky Sports for his performance in a 2–0 win over Crystal Palace. [51] On the same day, he suffered an ankle injury against Leicester City. [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. "[110] That same year, Paul Merson described Van Dijk as "the best in the world, and I think by a long way, as a defensive centre-half. [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. In January 2018, he made his debut for Liverpool FC in an FA Cup third round match against their derby rivals, Everton FC. [15] 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. [77], On 27 February 2019, Van Dijk scored twice in a 5–0 win against Watford. 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]. [26] He was one of three Celtic players named in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year. [15], He did, however, return to Groningen and continued to impress the following season. [46][47], He made his debut for Southampton on 12 September in a 0–0 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns. He is very fast and big, but he has a lot of agility for his height. [14][15] 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 centimetres. While through his mother, he traces his roots back to a small South American country, Suriname. He also signed a 5 year deal with his new club. [102] On 13 October, he scored in a 3–0 win over 2014 World Cup champions Germany in the UEFA Nations League. [32] Four days after that, his sixth goal of the season was enough for victory in a home match against Glasgow neighbours Partick Thistle. [92] On 19 January 2020, Van Dijk scored his first North-West Derby goal against Manchester United in Liverpool’s 2–0 win at Anfield in the Premier League. [44], Van Dijk was reportedly "considering his future" in Glasgow after Celtic were knocked out of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League in the qualifying rounds to Malmö of Sweden. [73] On 2 December, Van Dijk was awarded an assist for the winning goal in a derby match against city rivals Everton. [98], 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. [31] Three weeks later, Van Dijk scored the first and last goals of Celtic's 4–0 win versus Heart of Midlothian in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup. At the end of his debut season with Celtics, he was one of the three Celtics players to be included in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year. [49] On 7 May 2016, Van Dijk signed a new six-year contract with the Saints. [113], Van Dijk commonly uses only his first name on the kit. Considered one of the best defenders in the world, he is known for his strength, leadership, and aerial ability. [53], After a successful 2016–17 season at Southampton, Van Dijk was subject to interest from Liverpool, who apologised to Southampton for an illegal approach for the player after having reportedly made clear his interest in a move to Liverpool. Mane can look 5ft 8 or under at times, Wij above 5ft 8, but maybe not 5ft 9. His height is 1.90 m and weight is 75 kg. Virgil van Dijk Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics. [23], Van Dijk scored again on 26 January 2014, in a 4–0 win versus Hibernian for Celtic's 11th consecutive league win. 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