Who is Frenkie de Jong?
Frenkie de Jong is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Spanish professional football club, Futbol Club Barcelona in the top Spanish league, La Liga. Before playing for Barcelona, he played for the professional football club, Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax. He was also selected by the 2019 FIFA FIFPro World 11, making him one of the only three Dutch players to be featured. He represented his country in the UEFA Nations League, and the Netherlands completed as runners-up in the tournament. Frenkie de Jong wears the number 21 jersey.
|Full Name||Frenkie de Jong|
|Date Of Birth||May 12, 1997|
|Birth Place||Arkel, Netherlands|
|Parent(s)||John de Jong|
Marjon Schuchhard-De Bruijn
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Net Worth||US $77 million|
Frenkie de Jong was born on 12 May 1997 in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, to father, John de Jong, and mother, Marjon Schuchhard-De Bruijn. He grew up alongside his brother Youri de Jong. Besides this, he is currently 23 years old with the zodiac sign of Taurus.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Frenkie de Jong holds a Dutch nationality and belongs to white ethnicity who is a devoted Christian and practices Christianity as his religion. He stands at the height of 5 feet and 11 inches (1.80m/180cms) tall and weighs around 72kgs (163lbs). Besides this, he has an athletic body type with blue eyes and blonde hair color.
Frenkie de Jong is currently dating his high-school sweetheart, Mikky Kiemeney, and the couple has been dating since their high-school days.
Frenkie de Jong is active on social media platforms. His Instagram account (@frenkidejong) has over 7.8 million followers, and his Twitter account (@DeJongFrenkie21) has over 768 thousand followers. His official Facebook page (@DeJongFrankie21) has over 818 thousand followers. Moreover, he also has his website (www.frenkiedejong.com), where the latest updates about his matches got posted.
Frenkie de Jong started his football career with a Dutch football club called Willem II in the Dutch football league, Eredivisie. During his time with the club and his first season in 2014, he made a single appearance in the league division. Likewise, Frenkie appeared for a single league match in the 2015-2016 and the final season with Willem II. He also appeared in a single cup match. With this, he completed his time in Willem II with three professional appearances and no goals.
Frenkie de Jong got transferred from Willem II to Jong Ajax, a reserve team of AFC Ajax, on 22 August 2015. He played in the Eerste Divisie, and in the 2015-2016 season, he appeared for a total of 15 league matches in which he scored a total of 2 goals. Likewise, in the 2016-2017 season, Frenkie appeared for a total of 31 league matches with a total of 6 goals to his name. He appeared for 46 games with eight goals to his name with the reserve team of Ajax.
Frenkie de Jong got listed in the first team of Ajax, and in the 2016-2017 season, he appeared for a total of 4 Eredivisie league matches with a goal to his name. He appeared for a total of 3 cup matches and four continental matches. With this, Frenkie made 11 appearances and a goal in the 2016-2017 season. Likewise, he appeared for a total of 22 league matches, 2 Cup matches, and two continental matches ending his 2017-2018 season with a total of 26 appearances and no goals. He appeared for a total of 31 league matches with four goals, 4 cup matches, and 17 continental matches ending his 2018-2019 season with a total of 52 appearances with four goals to his name.
Frenkie de Jong signed a five-year contract with the Spanish football club Barcelona on 23 January 2019. He appeared for a total of 29 La Liga matches with two goals, 3 cup appearances, nine continental appearances, and one other appearance ending his 2019-2020 season with a total of 42 appearances with two goals to his name. Likewise, he has appeared for nine league matches and three continental matches in the 2020-2021 season.
With this, Frenkie de Jong has made a total of 192 professional club appearances with 15 professional goals scored.
Frenkie de Jong represents his country, the Netherlands, on an international level. He made five total appearances in the year 2018 with the national team of the Netherlands. Likewise, Frenkie made ten appearances to his name in 2019 and 6 appearances in the year 2020. With this, he has made a total of 21 international appearances with one goal to his name.
Frenkie de Jong was the Eerste Divisie Talent of the Season in the season 2016-2017. Moreover, he has also been the Eredivisie Player of the Month and Player of the Season in 2018-2019. He landed on number 7 in the Best FIFA Men’s Player in 2019 and was the Dutch Football Talent of the Year in 2018-2019.
As of 2020, Frenkie de Jong has an approximate net worth of $77 million.