Virgil van Dijk, defender - Liverpool FC
Virgil van Dijk has established himself as one of the finest defenders in world football since joining Liverpool FC in January 2018 and is now club captain.
The powerful Netherlands international, who combines a graceful reading of the game with a dominant physical skillset, has helped the Reds lift every major trophy available to date.
He played every single minute of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign as Liverpool gloriously and emphatically ended their wait for the title with a club-record 99 points.
A constantly imposing presence in the backline, Van Dijk also weighed in with five goals, including a vital double against Brighton & Hove Albion and the opener past Manchester United at Anfield.
The historic season also saw the UEFA Super Cup...
Date of birth
8 July 1991
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