Who is Matthijs de Ligt?
Matthijs de Ligt is a Dutch professional football player who plays as a center for the Italian professional football club, Juventus. Before playing with Juventus, Matthijs de Ligt played for the Dutch professional football club, Amsterdamche Football Club Ajax. He represented his country, the Netherlands, on an international level and made his debut at 17 for his country in 2017. He was also the youngest Dutch player to start in the national team since the year 1931. He wears jersey number 4.
|Full Name||Matthijs de Ligt|
|Date Of Birth||August 12, 1999|
|Birth Place||Leiderdorp, Netherlands|
|Parent(s)||Frank de Ligt |
Vivian de Ligt
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Net Worth||US $10 million|
Matthijs de Ligt was born on 12 August 1999 in Leiderdorp, the Netherlands, to his father, Frank de Ligt, and mother, Vivian de Ligt. He grew up alongside his twin brother, Fleur, and his younger brother, Wouter de Ligt. Besides this, he is currently 21 years old with the zodiac sign of Leo.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Matthijs de Ligt holds a Dutch nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. He is a Christian and practices Christianity as his religion. Besides this, he stands at the height of 6 feet and 1 inch (1.85m/185cms) tall and weighs around 70kgs (154lbs).
Matthijs de Ligt is currently dating a model, AnneKee Molenaar. The couple supposedly met during their high-school days and have been together ever since. They have not been married yet.
Matthijs de Ligt is active on social media platforms. His Instagram account (@mdeligt_) has over 5.2 million followers, and his Twitter account (@mdeligt_04) has over 59 thousand followers. His Facebook page (@Matthijs4DeLigt) has over 277 thousand followers, but the page is not verified yet.
Matthijs de Ligt started his professional career when he was just nine years old. He enrolled in the Ajax youth academy and began his football journey. He later went on to play with the reserve team of AFC Ajax, Jong Ajax, in the 2016-2017 season. Despite being a defensive player, he appeared for a total of 17 games in the Eerste Divisie League and scored a goal.
He went on to be included in the leading team, AFC Ajax, in the same season and appeared for 11 league matches in which he scored a total of 2 goals, three national cup matches in which he scored a single, and made 9 European league appearances. With this, he ended the season with 23 appearances and three goals to his name. Likewise, he kicked-off the 2017-2018 season with 33 league matches, three goals to his name, two national cup matches, and 4 European league matches. With this, he ended the season with 39 appearances and three goals to his name.
In his 2018-2019 and the final season with AFC Ajax, he appeared for 33 league matches where he scored three goals, five national cup matches with one goal, and 17 European league matches with three goals to his name. With this, he ended the season with 55 appearances and seven goals to his name. Furthermore, he played 117 matches with AFC Ajax, in which he scored 13 goals.
Matthijs de Ligt signed an $89.7 million contract with the Italian professional football club Juventus on 18 July 2019. During the 2019-2020 and the first season with Juventus, he appeared for 29 Serie A league matches in which he scored a total of 4 goals, four national cup matches, and 6 European league matches. With this, he made a total of 39 appearances with four goals during that season. In the current 2020-2021 season, he has appeared for a total of 2 league matches and 1 European league match.
Matthijs de Ligt has made a total of 176 professional club appearances with a total of 18 goals to his name in his professional football career.
Matthijs de Ligt represents his country, the Netherlands, at the international level. He made his debut in the year 2017 when he played three international matches. Likewise, in the year 2018, he made ten international appearances, and in the year 2019, he made ten international appearances with two goals to his name. With this, Matthijs de Ligt has made 23 international appearances with the Netherlands’ national football team and has two goals to his name.
Matthijs de Ligt has won the Best player of ABN AMRO Future Cup and Copa Amsterdam in 2015. He was also the Ajax Talent of the year in 2018 and Talent of the Future in 2016. He was also named the Dutch Footballer of the year in 2018 and won the Golden Boy award in 2018. He landed on the number 9 in the Best FIFA Men’s Player in 2019 and was also awarded the Kopa Trophy in 2019. Moreover, he also got included in the 2019 UEFA Team of the year and 2019 FIFA FIFPro World11.
As of the year 2020, Matthijs de Ligt has a net worth of $10 million approximately.