Virgil van Dijk

van Dijk in 2018, photo by

Place of Birth: Breda, Netherlands

Date of Birth: 8 July, 1991

*father – Dutch
*mother – Surinamese, including African and some Chinese

Virgil van Dijk is a Dutch professional footballer. A centre-back, he plays for Premier League club Liverpool, and the Netherlands national team. He has also played for Groningen, Celtic, and Southampton. He held the world record transfer fee for a defender at £75 million, to Liverpool in January 2018. He is 6′5″.

Virgil is the son of Hellen Chin Fo Sieeuw and Ron Van Dijk. His father is Dutch and his mother is from Suriname. He was raised in Kesteren, Haagse Beemden district, Breda. Virgil is married to Rike Nooitgedagt, with whom he has four children.

Virgil’s maternal great-grandfather was Chin Fo Sieeuw (陈火秀), a Chinese emigrant, from Guangdong to Suriname, around 1920.

5 Responses

  1. nordickid9232 says:


  2. dlxzvs says:

    correction: add tag african-surinamese

  3. andrew says:

    Celtic -> LIverpool

    *He is also the captain of Netherlands
    *He holds the world record transfer fee for a defender (£75 million)

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