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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Daily Mail · 10h

CHRIS SUTTON: Virgil van Dijk showed his class at Celtic

CHRIS SUTTON: I have had the privilege of watching Liverpool’s star defender since he arrived in Glasgow from Dutch side Groningen in 2013...

Daily Mail · 10h
Scotzine · Aug 15

‘Too Early for Title Talk,’ Ex-Celt

FORMER Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk has scoffed at claims Liverpool are potential Premier League champions – after only ONE game...

Scotzine · Aug 15
FootballFanCast · Jul 31

Opinion: Celtic must sign £20m-rated star who would be their best centre-back since Van Dijk

Celtic are reportedly one of the clubs interested in signing unhappy West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson, and the £20m-rated 28-year-old would be the Bhoys’ best centre-back since Virgil van Dijk...

FootballFanCast · Jul 31
The Celtic Star · Jul 25

Where’s the Virgil van Dijk Windfall? Gamboa’s back, Brendan’s Mission Impossible

CRISTIAN GAMBOA will start for Celtic tonight in the Champions League qualifier against Rosenborg, as Brendan Rodgers turns to the Costa Rican who looked like he had little chance of playing for Celtic again just before setting off for his very impressive World Cup campaign...

The Celtic Star · Jul 25
Celts Are Here · Jul 24

Celtic Daft – Premier League Bromance Over Celtic Connection

Virgil van Dijk seems to have a new best friend at Liverpool and it would appear it’s a friendship born out of a love for Celtic...

Celts Are Here · Jul 24
Inside Futbol · Jul 7

Kieran Tierney Not Overvalued – Former Celtic Star Points To Virgil van Dijk As Proof

Former Celtic star Chris Sutton has insisted that Virgil van Dijk’s record move to Liverpool showed how Scottish clubs undervalue their players...

Inside Futbol · Jul 7

Good news for Celtic as player completes move

The mood around Celtic Park was a bit desolate when Southampton came looking for Virgil van Dijk came.

Armstrong deal good portent for Celtic signings

The mood around Celtic Park was a bit sombre when Virgil van Dijk was scouted by Southampton.

Celts Are Here · Jun 17

Virgil van Dijk Makes Surprising Celtic Transfer Revelation

VIRGIL VAN DIJK has made a very surprising revelation about his current teammate Andy Robertson during his time at Celtic Park.

Celts Are Here · Jun 17

Van Dijk reveals he told Celtic to sign CL finalist in his first season at Parkhead

Former Celtic centre-back Virgil van Dijk has disclosed that he told his former club back in 2013 that they should have signed Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson.

Tribal Football · Jun 16

Liverpool defender Van Dijk: I’ve wanted to play with Robertson since Dundee Utd

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits he’s long been a fan of teammate Andy Robertson.Van Dijk and Robertson both made their name in Scottish football at Celtic and Dundee United respectively.Read more on Tribal Football...

Tribal Football · Jun 16

Ex-Celtic boss Deila: Man City regret ignoring my Van Dijk recommendation

Former Celtic boss Ronny Deila admits he urged Manchester City to sign Virgil van Dijk.Van Dijk joined Southampton from the Hoops before moving to Liverpool last January.Read more on Tribal Football...

Daily Record · Jun 9

Virgil van Dijk was ‘lazy’ but I urged Manchester City to sign him reveals Ronny Deila

Former Celtic boss says the Dutchman wasn’t always perfect but had enough ability to go straight to the best teams in England...

Daily Record · Jun 9
Daily Record · Jun 8

Virgil van Dijk was ‘lazy’ but I urged Manchester City to sign him reveals Ronny Deila

Former Celtic boss says the Dutchman wasn’t always perfect but had enough ability to go straight to the best teams in England...

Daily Record · Jun 8

‘Celtic need to find another like van Dijk,’ Vata

RUDI VATA, the current guest on The Celtic Star Podcast – have a listen, it’s a cracker – reckons that Celtic should be looking for an experienced central defender this summer if they are to solve their European leakage problems.

BBC · Jun 6

Scottish Gossip: Patrick Kluivert, St Mirren, Rangers, Celtic, Livingston, Hearts

Patrick Kluivert not interested in St Mirren job, Rangers need their own Scott Brown while Celtic require a new Virgil van Dijk...

BBC · Jun 6
90min.com · Aug 13

‘He’s a Monster’: Gary Neville Lauds Liverpool Star Man & Draws Comparison With Man Utd Legend

Gend Former Manchester United defender turned pundit Gary Neville has admitted he has been surprised to see the impact that Virgil van Dijk has had at Liverpool following the centre back’s big money move to Anfield back in January.

90min.com · Aug 13
HITC · Jun 9

Manager says he advised defender to join Manchester United; he’s now at Liverpool

Continue reading “Manager says he advised defender to join Manchester United; he’s now at Liverpool” on HITC.

HITC · Jun 9
Talking Baws · Jul 27

Celtic Fans Are Split Over a Potential Return for Jason Denayer

Jason Denayer might be back on the transfer market this summer but it appears Celtic fans are split over whether or not they’d re-sign the Manchester City centre-back...

Talking Baws · Jul 27
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