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 Express · Apr 21

Pat Nevin reveals the Celtic transfer situation which left him ‘really surprised’

CELTIC saw performances from Virgil van Dijk that warranted a move to one of the big six Premier League clubs instead of Southampton...

Daily Express · Apr 21
Celts Are Here · Apr 19

Virgil van Dijk Celtic Clip Goes Viral But All is Not What it Seems

Popular Liverpool website AnfieldHQ are rightfully excited about their upcoming trip to the Camp Nou where a place in the Champions League final awaits either Liverpool or Barcelona...

Celts Are Here · Apr 19
HITC · Apr 16

Celtic star says he’s ‘so far away’ from being £75m player

The big Celtic centre-back admits he’s got a long way to go before he considers himself in league with Virgil van Dijk...

HITC · Apr 16

‘It’s a Real Privilege,’ Ajer

KRISTOFFER AJER insists he is not interested in comparisons with £75million former Celtic centre-back Virgil van Dijk.

The Scotsman · Apr 15

Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer pays no heed to Virgil van Dijk comparison

The notion that he could be the next Virgil van Dijk practically brings Kristoffer
Ajer out in hives...

The Scotsman · Apr 15
The Celtic Blog · Apr 11

Why Do So Many Ex-Celts Appear Desperate To See Our Best Players Leaving?

Johan Mjallby wants to see Kristofer Ajer become “another Van Dijk.” But not in terms of doing anything with Celtic.

The Celtic Blog · Apr 11
Daily Mirror · Apr 11

Young defender likened to Virgil van Dijk as clubs circle

Former Celtic defender Johan Mjallby says Kristoffer Ajer can follow in Virgil van Dijk’s footsteps...

Daily Mirror · Apr 11
Read Celtic · Apr 11

Celtic star compared to current great of the game

Former Celtic favourite Johan Mjallby believes Kristoffer Ajer can follow in the footsteps of Virgil van Dijk.

Read Celtic · Apr 11

Ajer: Mjallby Makes Van Dijk Comparison

CELTIC hero Johan Mjallby reckons Kristoffer Ajer can take the same route to the top as Virgil van Dijk.

Daily Record · Apr 8

Former Celtic star Virgil van Dijk trolls pal Andy Robertson before delivering huge compliment

The Liverpool star admits his side will miss the Scotland skipper in a major way against Porto in the Champions League...

Daily Record · Apr 8
Sky Sports · Apr 5

How Van Dijk became the best

From his early days in Dutch football to lessons learnt at Celtic and Southampton, we explore Virgil van Dijk’s rise and his chance to become a legend at Liverpool...

Sky Sports · Apr 5
VideoCelts · Mar 31

‘Gonna be better than van Dijk’ Celtic fans drool over incredible 20-year-old

Joe Worrall should have forced home an equaliser but the passion of Ajer wouldn’t allow it as he celebrated as if he had scored a last minute winner...

VideoCelts · Mar 31
67HailHail · Mar 30

Celtic almost missed out on defensive colossus who is leading Premier League title charge

Former Celtic scout Neil McGuinness has revealed that the Hoops almost missed out on signing Virgil Van Dijk.

67HailHail · Mar 30
Celts Are Here · Mar 30

Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk Mystery

Virgil van Dijk signed for Neil Lennon’s Celtic back in the day and the rest, as they say, is history...

Celts Are Here · Mar 30
Read Celtic · Mar 28

Results: Celtic fans rate the best non-Scottish player to play in the Glasgow Derby

Both Celtic and Rangers have enjoyed seeing a plethora of talented non-Scottish players wearing either Blue or Green and White jerseys in the Glasgow Derby over the years.

Read Celtic · Mar 28
The Scotsman · Apr 11

Rumour Mill: New second favourite for Celtic job | no £3m bid for Rangers star | Celtic ace ‘can be next Van Dijk’

Continue reading “Rumour Mill: New second favourite for Celtic job | no £3m bid for Rangers star | Celtic ace ‘can be next Van Dijk’” on The Scotsman.

The Scotsman · Apr 11
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