Matthijs de Ligt

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Full Name Matthijs de Ligt
Age 20 Years Old
Nick Name The Total Defender
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date August 12, 1999
Birth Place Leiderdorp

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A famous professional Dutch football player, Matthijs de Ligt currently plays for Ajax in the Eredivisie. His playing position is Centre back. The 19 years old footballer spent his eight years with the youth club of Ajax. A full international since 2017, he has earned 13 caps from Netherlands national team. He is one of the most talented defenders among the current generation of footballers. His outstanding physique, amazing tackling, and passing technique and aerial duels and Matthijs surely make up as the perfect young contender in the race for the world’s best defender. His shirt number is 4. He is also the first and only defender to win the Golden Boy award, in 2018. He is best known by the nickname "The Total Defender". 

Man Utd Rejected Chance to Sign Matthijs de Ligt Last Summer Over Concerns He'd Get Fat

​Manchester United missed out on the signing of rising star Matthijs de Ligt over concerns that he would become too fat. The Ajax captain looks set for a big money move this summer after emerging as one of Europe's hottest young properties this season, having guided his side to the Champions League semi-finals. De Ligt will likely fetch a fee of around £75m, a figure which would reflect the heroics of his exploits in Amsterdam this term but the ​Mirror report that ​United could have signed the Dutchman for a much smaller fee just one year ago. It is said that the Red Devils turned down the chance to sign the central defender because of concerns over his weight, following Marcel Bout's extensive scouting of De Ligt. Former United boss Jose Mourinho had been desperate sign a central defender towards the end of his tenure and missed out on the signing of ​Leicester's Harry Maguire prior to his sacking in December, but De Ligt was the Portuguese's top target.

Matthijs de Ligt could line up next season in Barcelona for LaLiga

Barcelona is one of the top teams expected to take the best of their young talents. Matthijs de Ligt has been linked with a move to the Spanish club with De Jong reportedly advising him to join him. Frenkie De Jong is already joining the LaLiga club in the summer for around £65 million. He has impressed on the biggest stage and has been touted as one of the brightest young talents in world football. Both players could fit in nicely at Barcelona with the club planning for the future. The young pair could be seen as long term replacements for Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets who are 32 and 30 respectively. De Ligt won't be at Ajax next season - the chance of him staying there has been ruled out - and Marc Overmars has recognized that his former club is favorites. He'll cost 70 million euros, as well as variables, which proved key in the Frenkie de Jong deal.

How old is de Ligt? When is his birthday?

At present, his age is 19 but his age will be 20 on his upcoming birthday in August as of 2019. 

Who are the siblings of de Ligt?

Matthijs de Ligt was born on August 12, 1999, in Leiderdorp, Netherland. He was born to his father, Frank de Ligt, and mother Vivian de Ligt and grew up along with his younger brother named Wouter. He holds a Dutch nationality and his ethnicity is Mixed. His zodiac sign is Leo. He also has a twin sibling named Fleur and Wouter. His religion is Christian. There is no information regarding his education. 

What is the height and weight of de Ligt?

Ligt is a very handsome football player with a charming smile on his lips. He is 188 cm tall in height i.e. 6 feet 1 inches and weighs 70kg. His other body measurement is unknown. He maintains his body a lot. He has a very healthy body. 

Career (Beginning-Present) Work

  • De Ligt began his football career by joining the Ajax youth academy when he was 9 years old in Abcoude, just outside of Amsterdam.
  • Later, he made his debut for Jong Ajax on 8 August 2016 in an Eerste Divisie game against FC Emmen, playing the full game.
  • He then made his debut for Ajax's senior team in a cup game against Willem II on 21st September. 
  • He quickly established himself in the first team after being promoted and went on to play in 11 league matches and nine in the Europa League.
  • He also he became the youngest player ever to play in a major European final when he started against Manchester United in the 2017 UEFA Europa League Final on 24th May. 
  • He was named the youngest captain of Ajax in March 2018 after an injury to club captain Joel Veltman.
  • He won the Golden Boy award, becoming the first defender to win the award on 17th December 2018. 
  • He became the youngest ever captain in a Champions League knockout game at 19 years and 186 days old, in a game against Real Madrid on 13th February 2019. 
  • He scored the winning goal in the Champions League quarter-final against Juventus to send Ajax on to the semi-finals of the competition on 16th April 2019. 
  • Regarding his international career, he made his debut for the Dutch national team in a 2-0 away defeat to Bulgaria in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match on 25th March 2017. 
  • He started and played 90 minutes in all four group matches against Germany and France as the Netherlands won the group and qualified for the Nations League Finals in the UEFA Nations League.

Married, Unmarried Or In A Relationship

Regarding his relationship status, he is is a relationship. Ligt is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Annick Diekman, hockey girl playing for HC Athena, a club in Amsterdam. Their affair came to light in mid-2014. The duo is together for a long time but they haven’t decided on their marriage. The couple is living a happy life. He is often seen posting snaps with his girlfriend on Instagram in different places. Besides, the duo is often seen enjoying their holidays in public places, hills, and beach, etc. 

Net Worth, Earnings, Source of Wealth

As of 2019, he has an estimated net worth over €5 million which is mostly earned through his football career. Further, Ligt receives €12,000 weekly which is €624,000 per annum as salary from his current club. Currently, his market value is estimated to be €65 million. He is satisfied with his earnings.  Additionally, he owns an unknown fashion in the Netherlands. 

Social Profile (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Ligt is active on Instagram with 562k followers and often posts snaps in beautiful places like Paris and much more destination.