The center-back and highest-paid Liverpool footballer, Virgil Van Dijk, has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Virgil Van Dijk Biography and Net Worth
Virgil Van Dijk Biography and Early Life
On July 8, 1991, “Virgil Van Dijk” was born in Breda, Netherlands. His parents are Ron Van Dyke (a Dutchman) and Hellen Fo Sieeuw (a Surinamese).
Van has two siblings. He was exposed to football at a very young age. Just like most kids did growing up, he played in the streets with his mates.
Van’s mom saw to his upbringing from his twelfth year, as his dad left home then. This didn’t affect his football zeal, but he kept pursuing his footballing career. His life revolves around his football passion. This is why there’s no information about his education.
Virgil Van Dijk Career and Net Worth
The separation of Virgil’s parents didn’t really pull down his football passion, but made it stronger. He intermeddled football with working as either a cleaner or dish washer.
His football drive pushed him to spend about ten years with Willem II’s youth system. After that, Virgil signed his debut contract with the club in 2009.
Virgil moved to Groningen FC and was signed after several years of training.Virgil signed a $79 million transfer from Southampton to Liverpool, making him the highest-paid defender at the time.
Virgil got a lot of support from his fans that went to the extent of getting a jersey bearing his name. Virgil would rather wear a jersey bearing his first name, Virgil, without his surname. This was due to his hatred for his dad, who left him at a young age.
His deal with Liverpool was renewed to expire in 2023 instead of 2021. Virgil’s football career was put to a halt for 9 months due to an anterior cruciate ligament.
However, he has established a firm football career. The Dutch footballer earns 220,000 pounds ($275,000) per week and 1.1 million pounds per month, making him the highest-paid Liverpool player. Virgil has scored 3 goals in 33 games with Liverpool this season. At the same time, he has made a total of 487 appearances and scored about 50 goals.
Virgil has signed a lot of endorsement deals with A-list brands like Nike and EA Sports. He featured as the face of EA Sports’ video game FIFA 20.
He is also a giver, as he made an important donation to the Dutch Deaf national team. This donation helped them to partake in the Deaflympics as he gave half of the registration money.