Virgil van Dijk

Born: July 8, 1991 (age 26)

Height: 6'4" (193cm)

Hometown: Breda, Netherlands
Nationality: Netherlands Dutch

Position: Centre-back
Team: Southampton (no. 17)
Virgil van Dijk of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Southampton, United Kingdom.
Career History
Youth2009-2010Willem II
2010-2011Groningen
Senior2011-2013Groningen
2013-2015Celtic
2015-Southampton
Sports Mole has 508 articles about Virgil van Dijk. Articles 1 to 40:
Virgil van Dijk warms up prior to the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Mauricio Pellegrino: 'Virgil van Dijk needs to play'
Mauricio Pellegrino insists that Virgil van Dijk needs to play as the Southampton manager prepares his squad to face Manchester United on Saturday.
17:03
A general shot of St Mary's Stadium prior to Southampton's Premier League clash with Chelsea on October 30, 2016
Preview: Southampton vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium.
15:14
Jurgen Klopp watches the warm-up ahead of the Premier League game between Liverpool and Burnley on September 16, 2017
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp opening to signing new players in January
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that he is open to doing transfer business when the window opens in January.
Sep 19, 09:51
Virgil van Dijk warms up prior to the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Virgil van Dijk scores for Southampton Under-23s in win over Stoke City
Virgil van Dijk scores in Southampton Under-23s' win over Stoke City as he steps up his recovery ahead of this weekend's match against Manchester United.
Sep 18, 22:21
John Aldridge during the Liverpool FC Legends and Kaizer Chiefs Legends autograph session at Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World on November 15, 2013
John Aldridge: 'Liverpool need two centre-backs'
John Aldridge claims that Liverpool need two centre-backs in order to strengthen the team's defence.
Sep 18, 21:37
Virgil van Dijk warms up prior to the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Mauricio Pellegrino 'wanted to sell Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk'
Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino was reportedly keen to sell Virgil van Dijk during the summer window, but was overruled by the club's board.
Sep 17, 12:19
Steven Davis celebrates getting the opener during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Result: Southampton pour more misery on Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace become the first club in top-flight history to lose their opening five league games without scoring a goal after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Southampton.
Sep 16, 14:23
Virgil van Dijk warms up prior to the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Team News: Virgil van Dijk on Southampton bench
Virgil van Dijk is named among the substitutes for Southampton's trip to Crystal Palace.
Sep 16, 11:32
Southampton's Ryan Bertrand in action against Arsenal on May 10, 2017
Ryan Bertrand: 'No bad vibes surrounding Virgil van Dijk situation'
Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand insists that there were "no bad vibes" in the Saints dressing room after Virgil van Dijk's return to the fold.
Sep 15, 21:01
Virgil van Dijk is subbed with a foot injury during the Premier League game between Southampton and Leicester City on January 22, 2017
Mauricio Pellegrino: 'Virgil van Dijk was one of Southampton's leaders'
Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino hints towards Virgil van Dijk being stripped of the captain's armband after claiming that he "was" one of the team's leaders.
Sep 14, 15:45
Jurgen Klopp is not happy in this moment during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool on September 9, 2017
Jurgen Klopp: 'One man cannot solve defensive problems'
Jurgen Klopp admits that there is "space for improvement" after being held to a 2-2 draw by Sevilla, but is adamant one new signing will not solve Liverpool's problems.
Sep 14, 09:09
Stefan de Vrij of Netherlands celebrates scoring the opening goal during the international friendly match between the Netherlands and Spain held at Amsterdam Arena on March 31, 2015
Report: Liverpool enter race for Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij
Liverpool will reportedly battle it out with Inter Milan and Juventus for the signature of Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij, who could be available for free next summer.
Sep 13, 15:44
Jurgen Klopp celebrates during the Champions League playoff between Liverpool and Hoffenheim on August 23, 2017
Emile Heskey: 'Jurgen Klopp did things the right way in transfer market'
Emile Heskey believes that manager Jurgen Klopp should be trusted in the market following the club's transfer activity in the summer.
Sep 11, 21:30
Virgil Van Dijk in action during the Europa League game between Southampton and Hapoel Be'er Sheva on December 8, 2016
Virgil van Dijk gets minutes under his belt with Southampton Under-23s
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk features for the Under-23s in a bid to step up his fitness following eight months on the sidelines.
Sep 11, 21:09
Virgil Van Dijk in action during the Europa League game between Southampton and Hapoel Be'er Sheva on December 8, 2016
Report: Wantaway Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk on Juventus radar
Wantaway Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is as a transfer target for Serie A giants Juventus, according to reports.
Sep 10, 12:02
Virgil van Dijk is subbed with a foot injury during the Premier League game between Southampton and Leicester City on January 22, 2017
Mauricio Pellegrino: 'Virgil van Dijk to play for Southampton reserves on Monday'
Mauricio Pellegrino confirms that Southampton captain Virgil van Dijk will play for the reserves on Monday as he continues to build up his match fitness.
Sep 10, 09:25
Mauricio Pellegrino gives orders during the Premier League game between Southampton and West Ham United on August 19, 2017
Team News: Wesley Hoedt starts for Southampton against Watford
Wesley Hoedt is handed a start as Southampton host Watford this afternoon.
Sep 9, 14:09
Alexis Sanchez looking unhappy during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal on August 27, 2017
Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho, Harry Kane - Five players in the spotlight
Sports Mole looks at five players who will be in the spotlight as Premier League football returns this weekend following the international break.
Sep 8, 17:48
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal on August 27, 2017
Arsene Wenger suspects Liverpool of 'tapping up' Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger suggests that it was "inevitable" that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was "tapped up" before his £40m move to Liverpool.
Sep 7, 22:53
Virgil van Dijk is subbed with a foot injury during the Premier League game between Southampton and Leicester City on January 22, 2017
Matt Le Tissier: 'Virgil van Dijk has Southampton future'
Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier expects Virgil van Dijk to be welcomed back at the club despite his attempts to push through a move to Liverpool during the summer.
Sep 7, 22:08
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Mauricio Pellegrino: 'Virgil van Dijk training with Southampton first team'
Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino confirms that Virgil van Dijk is back training with the first team, but has not put a date on his return to first-team action.
Sep 7, 16:05
South African Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis looks on before the English Premier League football match between Queens Park Rangers and Arsenal at Loftus Road in London on May 4, 2013
Arsenal chief executive: 'We have improved'
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis claims that the club "improved" their squad during the summer transfer window.
Sep 4, 16:20
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Chelsea include striker Diego Costa in Premier League squad
Diego Costa is named as part of Chelsea's 25-man Premier League squad, despite recently claiming that he never intends to return to the club.
Sep 1, 22:12
Philippe Coutinho in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Southampton on May 7, 2017
Barcelona 'in one last bid' for Philippe Coutinho
Barcelona will reportedly make one last attempt to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool on Friday.
Sep 1, 00:44
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on November 6, 2016
Southampton 'rule out Virgil van Dijk sale'
Southampton reportedly rule out the possibility of selling Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk in the closing stages of the transfer window.
Aug 31, 20:05
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Newcastle United, Southampton target Yann Karamoh 'joins Inter Milan'
Newcastle United and Southampton reportedly miss out on the signing of Yann Karamoh, who joins Inter Milan from Caen.
Aug 31, 18:21
Virgil van Dijk is subbed with a foot injury during the Premier League game between Southampton and Leicester City on January 22, 2017
Liverpool 'unlikely to bring in Thomas Lemar, Virgil van Dijk before deadline'
Liverpool are reportedly unlikely to bring in any more players before the 11pm deadline, despite being linked to Thomas Lemar and Virgil van Dijk.
Aug 31, 17:37
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on November 6, 2016
Virgil van Dijk 'leaves Southampton training ground'
Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk reportedly leaves Southampton's training ground in the back of a blacked-out car.
Aug 31, 13:09
Thomas Lemar and Jesus Navas during the Champions League match between AS Monaco and Manchester City on February 21, 2017
Liverpool 'persist with £74m Thomas Lemar deal'
Liverpool are reportedly pressing ahead with a £74m deal for AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar despite the imminent arrival of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Aug 31, 07:11
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during his side's Premier League clash with Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium on October 30, 2016
Liverpool confident of securing Virgil van Dijk before transfer deadline?
Liverpool are reportedly optimistic that they will sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk before the transfer window closes on Thursday.
Aug 30, 16:52
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the Premier League match against Southampton on May 10, 2017
Arsenal 'maintain interest in Virgil van Dijk, Thomas Lemar'
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly prepared to bide his time to sign top targets Virgil van Dijk and Thomas Lemar.
Aug 27, 10:04
David Wagner watches on during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United on August 20, 2017
Team News: Wesley Hoedt on bench for Southampton against Huddersfield Town
New Southampton signing Wesley Hoedt is among the substitutes for this afternoon's trip to Huddersfield Town.
Aug 26, 14:11
Jurgen Klopp celebrates after the Premier League game between West Ham United and Liverpool on May 14, 2017
Jurgen Klopp: 'Champions League qualification a huge transfer boost'
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits that playing in the Champions League is a "big influence" when it comes to persuading players to join the club.
Aug 24, 09:09
Schalke 04 defender Benedikt Howedes poses for his team photo on July 17, 2015
Liverpool consider move for Schalke 04 defender Benedikt Howedes?
Liverpool reportedly consider an £18m move for Schalke 04 defender Benedikt Howedes.
Aug 23, 12:44
Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric celebrates with Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic after scoring during the UEFA Champions League group A football match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid in Lviv on November 25, 2015
Liverpool agree deal to sign Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid?
Liverpool reportedly verbally agree to sign Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid this summer.
Aug 23, 10:46
Lazio's Dutch defender Wesley Hoedt (R) vies with Saint-Etienne's Ivorian midfielder Ismael Diomande (C) during the Europa League football match between AS Saint-Etienne and Lazio Rome, on December 10, 2015
Lazio director Igli Tare: 'Wesley Hoedt is joining Southampton'
Lazio sporting director Igli Tare announces that Dutch centre-back Wesley Hoedt will be joining Southampton "in the near future".
Aug 21, 09:55
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Report: Juventus enter race for Southampton's Virgil van Dijk
Juventus are reportedly the latest club to have shown an interest in signing Virgil van Dijk, as Southampton face increased competition to keep their star defender.
Aug 20, 11:34
Jurgen Klopp ist eine froh Hase after the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Liverpool on March 6, 2016
Preview: Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield.
Aug 17, 17:50
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on November 6, 2016
Mauricio Pellegrino: 'No change on Virgil van Dijk status'
Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino says that Virgil van Dijk's status at the club remains unchanged and that the centre-back will play no part in the Saints' next game.
Aug 17, 17:00
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger rules out Virgil van Dijk exit
Southampton chairman Virgil van Dijk reiterates that Virgil van Dijk will not be sold in this transfer window.
Aug 16, 16:55



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