Georginio Wijnaldum Biography

Georginio Wijnaldum

Quick Facts About Georginio Wijnaldum

Celebrated Name Georginio Wijnaldum
Age 30 Years
Nick Name Wijnaldum
Birth Name Georginio Gregion Emile Boateng
Birth Date 1990-11-11
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Place Of Birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Father Ramon van La Parra
Mother Maureen Wijnaldum
Siblings Rajiv van La Parra, Rogerio Wijnaldum and Giliano Wijnaldum
Nationality Dutch
Ethnicity Black ( Afro-Surinamese )
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Spouse Virginia Braaf
Son Jacian Emile Wijnaldum
Daughter Ki-yeann and Aysïa-Mae
Height 1.75 m (5 feet and 9 inches )
Weight 70 kg (154.5 lbs)
Body Type Athletic
Position Midfielder
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Net Worth $15 million
Famous For Dutch Footballer of the Year: 2014–15

Georginio Gregion Emile Wijnaldum, professionally known as Georginio Wijnaldum is a Dutch professional football player. He plays as a midfielder for English club Liverpool and the Netherlands national team. He started his youth career from Sparta Rotterdam in 1997. He then joined the youth system of Eredivisie side Feyenoord in 2004. He made his senior debut in 2007 becoming the youngest player ever to represent the club. He has also played for PSV and Newcastle United before joining Liverpool. 

He has represented Dutch national team at different age levels before making his senior debut in 2011. 

What is Georginio Wijnaldum Famous For?

- Named Dutch Footballer of the Year: 2014–15. 

Where was Georginio Wijnaldum Born?

Georginio Wijnaldum was born on 11 November 1990. His birth name is Georginio Gregion Emile Boateng. His parents are of Afro-Surinamese descent. His birth place is in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He holds Dutch nationality. He has 2 siblings and one half-sibling. Following his parents' divorce, he moved in with his grandmother. He also took her maiden name "Wijnaldum". 

His interest in football grew after he went to Sparta Rotterdam's opening day match with his cousin. The club's youth academy invited him. He won two championships titles in his first two seasons. He spent 7 years of his youth career in the club until 2004. 

He then joined the youth system of Feyenoord in 2004. 

Professional Career

He was promoted to Feyenoord senior team in 2007. 

He became the youngest player ever to represent the club at the age of 16 years old. 

He spent five years at Feyenoord playing 134 matches until 2011. 

He then joined PSV Eindhoven in 2011. 

He spent 4 seasons there. He won the KNVB Cup with PSV in his first season at the club. 

He was also named Dutch Footballer of the Year. 

Following his 4-years stint with PSV, he joined the English club, Newcastle United in 2015. 

Newcastle United relegated from Premier League at the end of the season. 

Wijnaldum joined another English club Liverpool ahead of the 2016-17 season. 

Wijnaldum helped Liverpool to reach UEFA Champions League finals twice in 2018 and 2019. 

Liverpool finished second losing 1-3 to Real Madrid in the final. 

Liverpool displayed one of their greatest comebacks ever when they defeated Spanish club Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate in 2018-19 UEFA Champions League semi-finals. Wijnaldum came on in as a substitute and scored two goals in two minutes. Liverpool suffered 3-0 loss in the first leg. 

International Career

He has represented the Netherlands national team at different age levels. 

He has represented Netherlands U17, U19, and U21 teams before making his senior debut for the Netherlands in 2011. 

He has played 54 matches for Netherlands national team to date. 

He was a key member of the Dutch squad that finished third at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 



Eredivisie: 2014–15

KNVB Cup: 2011–12


UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2017–18


FIFA World Cup third place: 2014


Rotterdam talent of the year: 2007

Dutch Footballer of the Year: 2014–15

What are Georginio Wijnaldum Body Measurements? 

Georginio Wijnaldum stands at a height of 1.75 m i.e. 5 feet and 9 inches tall. He has an athletic body build. 

What is Georginio Wijnaldum Net Worth?

Georginio Wijnaldum earns from his professional football career. His income includes salary, bonuses, wages, contracts, and endorsements. PSV signed him for 5 million Euro in 2011. English club signed Wijnaldum for 14.5 million pounds in 2015. A year later, he joined Liverpool for 23 million pounds. As of 2019, his net worth is $15 million. 

Did You Know?

  • He wanted to become a gymnast or acrobat in his younger years.