Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk was born in Breda, Netherlands on 8 July 1991 (age 29). 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 · Jan 16

Former Celtic Chief Scout John Park joins Legia Warsaw

Football CFB Podcast · Dec 27, 2020

Neil McGuinness | MLS success, Qatar, Xavi, working with Celtic and spotting Virgil Van Dijk

The Celtic Star · Dec 25, 2020

Video: Incredible goal from Virgil Van Dijk in festive clash

Read Celtic · Dec 21, 2020

QUIZ: How old were these modern Celtic heroes when they left Parkhead?

67HailHail · Dec 19, 2020

Who is Mark McKenzie? The rising star who wants to be Celtic’s next Virgil Van Dijk

Herald Scotland · Dec 17, 2020

Celtic target Mark McKenzie open to Parkhead move as defender details Virgil van Dijk pathway

Evening Times · Dec 17, 2020

Celtic target Mark McKenzie open to Parkhead move as defender details Virgil van Dijk pathway

Celts Are Here · Dec 17, 2020

Virgil van Dijk Celtic Transfer Comparison

Glasgow Live · Dec 17, 2020

American defender open to Celtic move as he makes Virgil van Dijk admission

The Celtic Star · Dec 17, 2020

Philadelphia Union Star Mark McKenzie open to Virgil Van Dijk style move to Celtic

VideoCelts · Dec 17, 2020

Highly rated defender reveals Celtic homework as he talks up January switch

Celtic Quick News · Dec 9, 2020

Frimpong in Demand

VideoCelts · Dec 9, 2020

Southampton reported to be ‘keeping tabs’ on Celtic defender

Glasgow Live · Dec 6, 2020

Virgil van Dijk in bite accusation as Ryan Stevenson slams Celtic defenders

Daily Record · Dec 6, 2020

Ryan Stevenson claims Virgil van Dijk once bit him to gain Celtic edge

Read Celtic · Nov 11, 2020

QUIZ: Can you pick out the nationality of these past and present Celtic defenders?

The Boot Room · Nov 7, 2020

TBR View: This Celtic move could give Arsenal their very own £27m Virgil van Dijk

HITC · Nov 4, 2020

Ex-Celtic scout John Park suggests Tom Rogic’s rise is even more enjoyable than Virgil van Dijk’s

Read Celtic · Oct 23, 2020

True or False Quiz: How well do you remember Virgil van Dijk’s time with Celtic?

Daily Record · Oct 19, 2020

Virgil van Dijk’s Celtic personality change after ‘arrogant’ beginning

67HailHail · Oct 19, 2020

Barcelona’s Ronald Koeman says Virgil van Dijk had to “change his personality” after 2015 Celtic departure

Celts Are Here · Oct 18, 2020

Cruciate Injury: Former Celtic Hero’s Season Looks Over

Daily Star · Oct 18, 2020

Virgil van Dijk ‘snubbed Jordan Pickford’ in aftermath of horror derby tackle

Football Insider · Oct 18, 2020

Pundit Exclusive: Celtic have the next ‘Virgil van Dijk’

67HailHail · Oct 17, 2020

Former Celtic favourite Virgil van Dijk suffers bad knee injury; could be out for season

The Celtic Star · Oct 14, 2020

Video: Shane Duffy selects ex-Celt as dream defensive partner

Football Insider · Oct 2, 2020

McLeish Exclusive: Celtic have bid for ‘Terrific’ £25m star who can be like Van Dijk

67HailHail · Sep 18, 2020

Chris Sutton blasts Gary Breen on BT Sport; namechecks Virgil Van Dijk and Kieran Tierney

Off the Ball · Sep 14, 2020

Will Celtic challenge Duffy? | Van Dijk | Mourinho blaming ‘lazy’ players | OTB AM

Randalstown Hoops · Sep 2, 2020

Wednesday Rumour Mill – Transfer Latest

VideoCelts · Aug 24, 2020

Liverpool rumoured to be looking at Kris Ajer with shades of Virgil van Dijk to the deal

Read Celtic · Aug 18, 2020

Three Premier League clubs show interest in Olivier Ntcham

The Celtic Star · Aug 17, 2020

On This Day: Virgil Van Dijk makes his Celtic debut in Pittodrie win

Celts Are Here · Aug 9, 2020

Celtic’s Champions League Repeat: Virgil van Dijk Brace

A Celtic State of Mind · Jul 16, 2020

One from the ACSOM Archive: Ronny Deila with A Celtic State of Mind

The Sun · Jul 15, 2020

Van Dijk ‘turns into most Arsenal centre-back ever’ after rare horror blunder gifts Lacazette equaliser at The Emirates

VideoCelts · Jul 13, 2020

Celtic signing target has reportedly turned down Chinese move

Glasgow Live · Jul 11, 2020

Chelsea starlet and Ajax regular – Celtic’s worst signings of the last decade

VideoCelts · Jul 1, 2020

‘Merci Celtic, Merci’ Fans react to French Eddie image

VideoCelts · Jun 28, 2020

All Over Folks- Another Invincible decides to move on

Transfer Tavern · Jun 27, 2020

‘Come home’, ‘Swap for Bolingoli’ – These Celtic fans make plea to Champions League winner

Glasgow Live · Jun 26, 2020

Watch: Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson enjoy huge Liverpool title party

The Celtic Star · Jun 26, 2020

Celtic pay tribute to former duo as Liverpool win Premier League

67HailHail · Jun 21, 2020

Steven Mouyokolo knew weeks into his Celtic career that Virgil van Dijk’s quality would sideline him

The Celtic Star · Jun 21, 2020

On This Day: Virgil van Dijk joins Celtic

Daily Record · Jun 21, 2020

Former Celtic defender Steven Mouyokolo on Virgil van Dijk and his cruel injury

Glasgow Live · Jun 15, 2020

Liverpool and Arsenal stars give Celtic boss Neil Lennon pride

The Celtic Star · Jun 15, 2020

Jozo Simunovic reflects on shock Celtic exit

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