Virgil van Dijk

Read all the news about Virgil van Dijk. Virgil van Dijk was born in Breda, Netherlands on 8 July 1991 (age 27). 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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The Celtic Star · Jun 15

Vote Now! After rejected Celtic’s ‘Magnificent’ offer, do you want Turnbull signed?

DAVID TURNBULL wanted £20,000 a week to play for Celtic, despite earning around £1000 a week on his IMPROVED contract at Motherwell.

The Celtic Star · Jun 15
67HailHail · Jun 15

Report: Celtic target was offered better terms than recent champions league finalists

A report has disclosed the contract that Celtic target David Turnbull has decided to turn down from the club.

67HailHail · Jun 15
Celts Are Here · Jun 15

New Details of Turnbull Contract Snub Emerge

CELTIC’S deal for David Turnbull looks highly unlikely now after the player’s agent shot down terms with the Scottish champions on Friday afternoon...

Celts Are Here · Jun 15
Into Football · Jun 4

Colin Watt with A Celtic State of Mind – Virgil van Dijk’s Journey From Parkhead to Paradise

As the song, to the tune of Dirty Old Town, goes down Anfield way: “He’s our centre-half, he’s our number 4, watch him defend and we watch him score, he’ll pass the ball, calm as you like, he’s Virgil van Dijk, he’s Virgil van Dijk.” Virgil van...

Into Football · Jun 4

Celtic great to inspire world class defender to Champions League glory

Liverpool face Tottenham in the Champions League Final on Saturday night, with both teams having a link or two back to Celtic, Celtic fans will be looking on with some interest.Just under four years ago, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk quit Celtic for Southampton for a reported £13 million transfer fee...

67HailHail · Jun 1

Celtic fans will be torn when watching the Champions League final

Virgil Van Dijk could pay an incredible tribute to Billy McNeill by winning the Champions League with Liverpool.

67HailHail · Jun 1
Daily Record · Jun 1

The Celtic horror show that taught Virgil van Dijk a key lesson in rise to the top

Liverpool star is bidding to get his hands on the Champions League trophy on Saturday – but his first experience of the competition was a million miles away from the Final...

Daily Record · Jun 1
Herald Scotland · May 31

It wasn’t just Celtic who were the making of Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama – Southampton can take their share of the credit too

IT isn’t just Celtic who are entitled to feel a rosy glow as their former players Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama battle it out for continental supremacy in Madrid tonight...

Herald Scotland · May 31
Daily Record · May 31

Virgil van Dijk insists Celtic icon Billy McNeill will inspire to him to Champions League glory

Liverpool face Tottenham in the Final on Saturday and the former Hoops star wants to emulate the late McNeill...

Daily Record · May 31
Talking Baws · May 30

SPFL Release Virgil Van Dijk’s Celtic Highlights Ahead of Champions League Final

SPFL’s YouTube channel has released a Virgil van Dijk highlights package from his time at Celtic ahead of the Champions League final.

Talking Baws · May 30
SPFL TV · May 30

🎼 Calm as You Like | Virgil Van Dijk – Celtic Highlights | SPFL

Virgil Van Dijk is looking to start in his second Champions League final in two seasons.

SPFL TV · May 30
Celts Are Here · May 28

‘They live and die for their club.’ – Virgil van Dijk Amazing Praise for Celtic Support

LIVERPOOL fans may have Celtic fans to thank for Virgil van Dijk choosing to head to Anfield rather than heading to Manchester City a year and a half ago...

Celts Are Here · May 28
Tribal Football · May 25

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk tribute to Celtic fans

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has paid tribute to his Celtic fans.The centre-back had previously made his name in Scotland where he won two league titles with Celtic.Read more on Tribal Football...

Tribal Football · May 25
Daily Record · May 25

Virgil van Dijk hails Celtic fans’ passion as he details impact Hoops had on his career

Ahead of the Scottish Cup Final Dutch defender has paid tribute to the role Celtic and the Hoops’ support played in his development...

Daily Record · May 25
Daily Mail · Jun 4

Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson once played each other in Scotland

Liverpool defenders Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson can now say they are Champions League winners...

Daily Mail · Jun 4
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