Virgil van Dijk

Read all the news about Virgil van Dijk. Virgil van Dijk was born in Breda, Netherlands on 8 July 1991 (age 28). Follow @VirgilvDijk on Twitter.

Virgil van Dijk Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

The highly-rated Dutch Under-21 internationalist joined Celtic in the summer of 2013 on a four-year deal from FC Groningen where he had forged a reputation as one of the most promising defenders in the Eredivisie. A tall and commanding centre-back, van Dijk is comfortable on the ball but also relishes the physical contest and is comfortable getting forward.

On the books of Willem II as a youngster, he moved to Groningen as a teenager and was soon making inroads into the first-team.
He became regularly involved during the 2011/12 campaign and his impressive performances earned him international recognition for his country’s Under-21 side. Continuing to excel for Groningen, he started attracting interest from bigger clubs and Celtic won the race for his signature in June 2013.

Van Dijk was a stylish performer for Celtic throughout his first campaign, while he also chipped in with a few goals, most notably a solo effort against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park, which saw him gather the ball on the halfway line and waltz through the opposition before scoring. Under Rony Deila van Dijk has forged an impressive partnership with Jason Denayer at the heart of the Celtic defence, with both defenders also winning plaudits for their scoring capabilities.

Against Inverness in the semi-final of the William Hill Scottish Cup, van Dijk scored a free-kick from distance at the national stadium. He repeated the feat just three days later at Dens Park when he got the second goal of the game to secure his tenth goal of the season.

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Andy Robertson Wants Ultimate Celtic Selfie

Liverpool star and Celtic fan Andy Robertson has told Match of the Day there’s one Celtic selfie which alludes him and for many supporters, it’s the ultimate selfie!

Read Celtic · Nov 13

Ballon d’Or nominee shares memorable experience of “special” Parkhead atmosphere

Virgil van Dijk has opened up on one of his favourite experiences of the “special” Parkhead atmosphere from his time at Celtic.

Read Celtic · Nov 13
Transfer Tavern · Nov 13

‘Knows his stuff’ – Plenty of Celtic fans drool over comments made by one of world’s best

Former Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk had a catch-up with Hoops skipper and ex-teammate Scott Brown recently, with the Dutch international speaking highly of the 34-year-old.

Transfer Tavern · Nov 13
Read Celtic · Nov 13

“Got this on repeat” – These Celtic fans react to brilliant video of Hoops duo

A number of fans have reacted to a video of Scott Brown and Neil Lennon reminiscing about Virgil van Dijk’s time at Celtic...

Read Celtic · Nov 13
67HailHail · Nov 12

Champions League winner picks out “outstanding” Celtic Park atmosphere

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk admits that he will never forget the atmosphere from Celtic Park on a European night.

67HailHail · Nov 12
The Celtic Star · Nov 12

Video – Goal 50 Winner Virgil van Dijk, the stolen Charlie Mulgrew Song, ‘Frank and Fearless’ Davie Provan

CELTIC captain Scott Brown joked that he didn’t think he had it in him as he congratulated former Celt Virgil Van Dijk in winning the Goal 50 award for 2019...

The Celtic Star · Nov 12
Daily Record · Nov 12

Scott Brown leaves Virgil van Dijk in stitches as Celtic skipper teases old pal after latest top award

Brown loves a laugh but deadly serious when praising the player named the finest player in the world for Goal’s 50 best in 2019 accolade...

Daily Record · Nov 12
67HailHail · Nov 12

Premier League icon: Celtic stars don’t need England move

English Premier League legend and former Celtic hero Kenny Dalglish doesn’t believe our biggest stars need to move south to perform for Scotland.

67HailHail · Nov 12
Soccerlens · Nov 10

‘Colossal’: Lennon wants Celtic player to use £180k-per-week Liverpool star as a ‘benchmark’

originally posted on Sportslens.com Celtic boss Neil Lennon has showered praise on defender Christopher Jullien and wants him to follow the footsteps of Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.

Soccerlens · Nov 10

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says Virgil Van Dijk is the benchmark that Christopher Jullien should be aiming for

CHRISTOPHER JULLIEN’S colossal performance in Rome last week, as well as his match-winning intervention against Lazio a fortnight ago, showed that he is a man for the big occasion, and that he could more than hold his own against such vaunted opposition...

Evening Times · Nov 9

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says Virgil Van Dijk is the benchmark that Christopher Jullien should be aiming for

CHRISTOPHER JULLIEN’S colossal performance in Rome last week, as well as his match-winning intervention against Lazio a fortnight ago, showed that he is a man for the big occasion, and that he could more than hold his own against such vaunted opposition...

Evening Times · Nov 9
67HailHail · Nov 1

‘A legend’ – £75 million Champions League winner rates former Celtic team-mate highly

Celtic captain Scott Brown has received some high praise from a former team-mate, Liverpool’s £75 million Champions League winning defender Virgil Van Dijk.

67HailHail · Nov 1

‘Happy Hardcore’ – Virgil van Dijk Shares Hilarious Scott Brown Story

Virgil van Dijk is now a Champions League winner and a Ballon D’or nominee but while the player lives his glamorous life known as one of the best defenders on the planet – there was a time when he answered to Celtic captain Scott Brown...

Lenny Hails ‘Colossal’ Celt

NEIL LENNON is urging Christopher Jullien to follow the Virgil Van Dijk trail to the top in football...

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