Matthijs de Ligt Biography

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Matthijs de Ligt

Quick Facts Of Matthijs de Ligt

Celebrated Name Matthijs de Ligt
Age 19 Years
Nick Name The Total Defender
Birth Name Matthijs de Ligt
Birth Date 1999-08-12
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Birth Nation Netherland
Nationality Dutch
Place Of Birth Leiderdorp
Father Frank de Ligt
Mother Vivian de Ligt
Ethnicity Mixed
Horoscope Leo
Siblings 2; Fleur and Wouter
Religion Christian
Education Unknown
Height 188 cm
Weight 70 Kg
Body Measurement Unknown
Marital Status In a relationship
Girlfriend Annick Diekman
Children 0
Net Worth €5 million
Salary €12,000 weekly
Current Team Ajax
Position Centre Back
Shirt Number 4
Sexual Orientation Straight
Links Wikipedia, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook 

Matthijs de Ligt is a Dutch footballer who plays for Ajax FC and the Netherlands as a Central defender. He is considered as one of the hottest prospects in football in the coming years. He made his debut for the Netherlands at the age of 17, making him the youngest player to start for the national team since 1931. Today, let's discover the facts related to Matthijs de Ligt wiki, bio, career, and net worth.

What is Matthijs de Ligt known for?

  • The youngest Dutch player to score in the knockout stages since 1996.

Matthijs de Ligt could line up next season in Barcelona for LaLiga

Barcelona is one of the top teams expected to take the best of their young talents. Matthijs de Ligt has been linked with a move to the Spanish club with De Jong reportedly advising him to join him. Frenkie De Jong is already joining the La Liga club in the summer for around £65 million. He has impressed on the biggest stage and has been touted as one of the brightest young talents in world football. Both players could fit in nicely at Barcelona with the club planning for the future. The young pair could be seen as long term replacements for Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets who are 32 and 30 respectively. De Ligt won't be at Ajax next season - the chance of him staying there has been ruled out - and Marc Overmars has recognized that his former club is favorites. He'll cost 70 million euros, as well as variables, which proved key in the Frenkie de Jong deal.

Where is Matthijs de Ligt born?

Matthijs de Ligt was born in Leiderdorp, Netherland. He was born to his father Frank de Ligt, and mother Vivian de Ligt. He holds Dutch nationality and his ethnicity is Mixed. His zodiac sign is Leo. He also has a twin sibling named Fleur and Wouter. His religion is Christian. There is no information regarding his education. In the case of revealed, we will let you know.

When did Matthijs de Ligt pursue his football career?

  • At the age of nine, Matthijs De Ligt began his football career by joining Jong Ajax. After being promoted from the youth club of Ajax, he started to play in a senior team since 2016 and made his debut match against FC Emmen on August 8, 2016.
  • He scored a goal over Willem II F.C on September 21 and became the second youngest goalscorer behind Clarence Seedorf.
  • Besides, Light also plays for the Ajax since 2016 and extended his contract with Ajax until 2021. So far, he has scored 4 goals in 23 appearances for the team. He was also the key player of the team that secured second place in UEFA Europa League (2016-17).
  • As a football star, Light has been honored with the Best player of ABN AMRO Future Cup (2015), Best Player of Copa Amsterdam (2015), AFC Ajax Talent of the Future (Sjaak Swart Award) (2016), etc.
  • He was in the eye of Spanish top club Barcelona to sign after the injury of Samuel Umtiti.
  • There were rumors that Teen player, Light is set for €45 million January Switch to Barcelona. According to a newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will set up their pursuit of the center back next summer.
  • Furthermore, on 17 December 2018, de Light won the Golden Boy award, becoming the first defender to win the award.
  • On 16 April 2019, De Ligt scored the winning goal in the Champions League quarter-final against Juventus to send Ajax on to the semi-finals of the competition for the first time since the 1996–97 edition of the tournament. His goal also saw him become the youngest Dutch player to score in the knockout stages since Nordin Wooter in 1996 and the second-youngest ever defender to score after Joël Matip.
  • In addition, Matthijs de Ligt started to play in the national team in 2014. In the beginning, he represented his team Netherlands in U-15, U-16, U-17, and U-19. After two years in the youth team of Netherlands, he made his senior debut for the national team in 2017 against Bulgaria.

Does Matthijs de Ligt date someone?

Ligt is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Annick Diekman, hockey girl playing for HC Athena, a club in Amsterdam. Their affair came to light in mid-2014. The duo is together for a long time but they haven’t decided on their marriage.

Ligt is often seen posting snaps with his girlfriend on Instagram in different places. Besides, the duo is often seen enjoying their holidays in public places, hills, and beach, etc.

How much is Matthijs de Ligt net worth?

As of 2019, Ligt's net worth is estimated €5 million, mostly earned through his football career. Further, Light receives €12,000 weekly which is €624,000 per annum as salary from his current club. Currently, his market value is estimated to be €65 million. 

Additionally, he owns an unknown fashion in the Netherlands. Moreover, he is active on Instagram with 562k followers and often posts snaps in beautiful places like Paris and much more destination.

How tall is Matthijs de Ligt?

Observing his body statistics, Ligt stands a height of 6 feet 1 inch and weighs around 70kg. His other body information is yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclosed, we will let you know.

Did You Know?

  • His goal also saw him become the youngest Dutch player to score in the knockout stages since Nordin Wooter in 1996 and the second-youngest ever defender to score after Joël Matip.

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