Matthijs de Ligt

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Matthijs de Ligt is a Dutch professional footballer

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BirthdayAugust 12, 1999
NationalityDutch
FamousSportspersons, Football Players
Birth PlaceLeiderdorp
Height188
GenderMale
FatherFrank de Ligt
MotherVivian de Ligt
Sun SignLeo
Born inLeiderdorp
Famous asFootball Player
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Who is Matthijs de Ligt?

Matthijs de Ligt is a Dutch professional footballer. He is one of the most talented defenders among the current generation of footballers. His outstanding physique, amazing tackling and passing technique and aerial duels and Matthijs surely makes up as the perfect young contender in the race for the world’s best defender. Still early in his career, Matthijs has become an indispensable part of the Dutch football team. Starting it off as amateur when he was nine, Matthijs carrer graph has risen sharply. Still in his early days, Matthijs has till date played a total of 42 Eredivisie games and 13 Europa League games, wherein he got an average grade of 7.03. He has also played for the Dutch national team.

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Rise to Stardom

Stardom and fanfare may be inherited, but it only lasts when it is earned. Matthijs de Ligt sure seems to have earned it by being one of the most talented young football players. Starting it off at the age of six, Matthijs first played for FC Abcoude for 3 years. At the age of nine, he became a youth player for AFC Ajax, playing for the second team of the U11’s. During the early years of his career, Matthijs played as a midfielder. His first goal came when he played for the second team of the U15’s.

Matthijs’ talent was soon noticed by his coach who made him a centre-defender. His first brush with limelight came in 2015 while playing the Future Cup. Though Ajax lost the tournament, Matthijs emerged as the 2015 ABN AMRO Player of the Tournament. He ended the year with yet another Player of the Tournament award for Copa Amsterdam.

After being awarded AFC Ajax Talent of the Future in 2016, Matthijs’ career witnessed a meteoric rise. In August, Matthijs made his professional debut for Jong Ajax in a game against FC Emmen. By September 2016, he had made his debut for Ajax's senior team in a cup game against Willem II. 25 minutes into the game, Matthijs scored his first professional goal, thus becoming the 2nd youngest goal scorer ever, behind Clarence Seedorf. Adding to his list of feats, same year, Matthijs became the youngest player ever to play in a European final. His aerial duels and defensive technique on field earned him not just loads of appreciation, but also a place in Ajax’s senior squad.

In March 2017, Matthijs struck the big breakthrough of his career by making his debut for Holland’s national football team in a World Cup qualifying match against Bulgaria, thus becoming the youngest Holland debutant since Mauk Weber.

Personal Life

Matthijs de Ligt was born on August 12, 1999 in Leiderdorp, Netherland. Right after his birth, the family shifted to Abcoude. At the age of five, he started playing tennis. He was introduced to football by his friend. Immediately fascinated by it, he polished his skills and soon found a place for himself at the FC Abcoude. Talking of his relationship status, Matthijs has been involved with a girl romantically but nothing much is known about her or their love relationship.

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Matthijs de Ligt biography timelines

  • // 12th Aug 1999
    Matthijs de Ligt was born on August 12, 1999 in Leiderdorp, Netherland. Right after his birth, the family shifted to Abcoude. At the age of five, he started playing tennis. He was introduced to football by his friend. Immediately fascinated by it, he polished his skills and soon found a place for himself at the FC Abcoude. Talking of his relationship status, Matthijs has been involved with a girl romantically but nothing much is known about her or their love relationship.
  • // 2015
    Matthijs’ talent was soon noticed by his coach who made him a centre-defender. His first brush with limelight came in 2015 while playing the Future Cup. Though Ajax lost the tournament, Matthijs emerged as the 2015 ABN AMRO Player of the Tournament. He ended the year with yet another Player of the Tournament award for Copa Amsterdam.
  • // Sep 2016
    After being awarded AFC Ajax Talent of the Future in 2016, Matthijs’ career witnessed a meteoric rise. In August, Matthijs made his professional debut for Jong Ajax in a game against FC Emmen. By September 2016, he had made his debut for Ajax's senior team in a cup game against Willem II. 25 minutes into the game, Matthijs scored his first professional goal, thus becoming the 2nd youngest goal scorer ever, behind Clarence Seedorf. Adding to his list of feats, same year, Matthijs became the youngest player ever to play in a European final. His aerial duels and defensive technique on field earned him not just loads of appreciation, but also a place in Ajax’s senior squad.
  • // Mar 2017
    In March 2017, Matthijs struck the big breakthrough of his career by making his debut for Holland’s national football team in a World Cup qualifying match against Bulgaria, thus becoming the youngest Holland debutant since Mauk Weber.

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    Matthijs de Ligt was born at 1999-08-12

  • Where is Matthijs de Ligt's birth place?

    Matthijs de Ligt was born in Leiderdorp

  • What is Matthijs de Ligt nationalities?

    Matthijs de Ligt's nationalities is Dutch

  • How tall is Matthijs de Ligt?

    Matthijs de Ligt's height is 188

  • Who is Matthijs de Ligt's father?

    Matthijs de Ligt's father is Frank de Ligt

  • Who is Matthijs de Ligt's mother?

    Matthijs de Ligt's mother is Vivian de Ligt

  • What is Matthijs de Ligt's sun sign?

    Matthijs de Ligt is Leo

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