Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk ( born July 8, 1991, Breda ) is a Dutch football player. The tall defender who is preferred in the Innenverteidung used, has been playing the 2013/14 season for the Scottish club Celtic tradition Glasgow.



Virgil van Dijk began his career at Willem II Tilburg from his home region of North Brabant, in the Breda is also his birthplace. In his youth, the defensive player transferred to FC Groningen. For the club van Dijk debuted as a professional under Pieter Huistra in the Eredivisie on 1 May 2011 against ADO Den Haag after he came off the bench for Petter Andersson. By the end of the season should be followed including the playoff game in the Eredivisie for the Europa League against ADO Den Haag where he was able to achieve two goals four more games. In September 2011, van Dijk signed together with Leandro Bacuna a new contract until 2015. Starting with the 2011/12 season was van Dijk already a regular player of the first team, under new coach Robert Maaskant in the season 2012/13 remained so. After three years at the FCG he moved in June 2013 to Scotland to Glasgow Celtic. The Bhoys, he signed a contract for four years after he was bought out the contract in Groningen.