Who is Virgil van Dijk?
Virgil van Dijk is 28-years-old, born on 08 July 1991, and is a right-footed professional football player from Netherlands. Born in Breda, Virgil van Dijk has also played in Premier League for Southampton, in Premier League for Celtic and in Eredivisie for Groningen.
Virgil van Dijk is the archetypal modern defender, combining strength and positioning with deep passing and composure to stride out with possession. After starting his career at Groningen, Van Dijk eventually made the move to Celtic where he swiftly became a fan favourite, winning the Scottish Premiership twice as well as starring for the club in the Champions League. Despite the interest of bigger clubs, Van Dijk would complete a switch to Southampton, spending three years with the Saints. The Dutchman’s talents would earn him a transfer to Liverpool, who he helped reach the Champions League final in 2018, and the 2019 fina, which they won. In March of the same year, he was appointed captain of the Netherlands national team, further esteblishing himself as one of the truly elite defenders in world football.He currently plays as a Defender (Centre) in Premier League for club Liverpool.
How good is Virgil van Dijk?
Based on our FC Ranking and match performance analysis he currently has a ranking of
96 out of 99 which is 'Ballon d'Or-level' compared to other football players around the world. Other players who are currently at the same performance level and same position as Virgil van Dijk are Harry Maguire (Man Utd) , Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig) and Joe Gomez (Liverpool) .
What are Virgil van Dijk's last performances?
One of his best performances from last period, was the match against Brighton, played on 30 November 2019 in Premier League (Regular Season). Virgil van Dijk received a match rating from FC of 9.2 for his performance and Liverpool won the match with a score of 2-1. The Defender (Centre) scored 2 goals. Virgil van Dijk scored the winning goal.
Other exemplary match performances of Virgil van Dijk in this period were:
• Porto - Liverpool (1-4), played on 17 April 2019 for the UEFA Champions League (Quarter-finals). He received a match rating of 8.8 Scored 1 goal.
• Liverpool - Man Utd (2-0), played on 19 January 2020 for the Premier League (Regular Season). He received a match rating of 8.7 Scored 1 goal.
One of his least good performances was the match against Barcelona, played on 01 May 2019 in UEFA Champions League (Semi-finals). Virgil van Dijk received a match rating from FC of 6 for his performance and Liverpool lost the match with a score of 3-0.