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Virgil Van Dijk’s net worth in 2021

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Virgil Van Dijk is considered to be one of the best defenders in the world as his strength and leadership ability stands out above the rest. In this one, we will take a look at Virgil Van Dijk’s net worth in 2021.

Virgil Van Dijk’s Net Worth in 2021 (estimate): £63 million

Virgil Van Dijk’s net worth in 2021 is estimated to be at £63 million. As of this season, he is one of the highest-paid Premier League athletes for the 2021-2022 season with an annual salary of £11,440,000. This is according to numerous reputable outlets, including Sporting Free.

Virgil Van Dijk started at Willem II’s academy. But after being deemed to have “too many limitations” that prevented him from featuring for the first team, he ended up joining FC Groningen in 2010 on a free transfer.

At the end of this 20th birthday, Van Dijk was unfortunately admitted to the hospital due to peritonitis and kidney poisoning. He revealed that the medical emergency almost led to him dying.

“I remember lying in that bed. The only thing I could see was tubes. My body was broken. I couldn’t do anything. For the first time in my life, soccer was a side issue.” said Van Dijk.

At one point, I had to sign papers. It was a sort of will. If I died, some of my money would go to my mother. I looked death in the eyes, and that wasn’t pleasant.”

Van Dijk eventually recovered and played fantastically the following season. In fact, his performance drew a lot of attention and he was offered to move to bigger Eredivisie clubs.

On June 21, 2013, Celtic FC secured the services of Virgil Van Dijk for a fee of £2.6 million. He quickly became an important piece of the Celtic’s championship run that season. As a defender, Van Dijk netted 5 goals and provided 1 assist.

He was nominated for the PFA Scotland Players’ Player of the Year Award and was included in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year, but he eventually lost to teammate Kris Commons.

The following season was a big one for Virgil Van Dijk and Celtic FC. He scored 10 goals in all competitions along with 6 league assists en route to a back-to-back Scottish Premiership Championship. Aside from that, they also won the Scottish League Cup.

On September 1, 2015, Virgil Van Dijk made a move to the Premier League as he joined Southampton on a reported £13 million transfer fee. He then signed a five-year contract worth £24.96 million.

However, his tenure at Southampton proved to be short-lived as the Dutch defender expressed his desire to join Liverpool when the transfer window opens on January 1, 2018. Liverpool paid a then world-record transfer fee of £75 million.

Virgil Van Dijk immediately established himself as the heart of the team’s defense as he helped Liverpool win multiple games and trophies all while garnering individual awards because of his stellar performances.

Virgil Van Dijk’s Accolades with Liverpool:

  • 1x Premier League Champion
  • 1x UEFA Champions League Winner
  • 1x UEFA Super Cup Winner
  • 1x FIFA Club World Cup Champion
  • 1x PFA Players’ Player of the Year Award
  • 2x PFA Team of the Year
  • 2018-2019 Premier League Player of the Season
  • 2018-2019 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award
  • 2018-2019 UEFA Defender of the Season
  • 3x UEFA Team of the Year
  • 3x UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season
  • 1x Liverpool Fans’ Player of the Season
  • 1x Liverpool Players’ Player of the Season
  • 2x FIFA FIFPro World11 Member
  • 2x IFFHS Men’s World Team
  • Member of IFFHS World and UEFA Team of the Decade

Unfortunately, Van Dijk suffered an injury during the 2020-2021 season which kept him out for most of the year. He eventually recovered in time for the 2021-2022 season as head coach Jurgen Klopp eased him into training.

Despite the injury, Van Dijk and Liverpool agreed to a four-year contract extension worth £45.76 million on August 13, 2021.

“It is something to be very proud of, that I am very proud of, that my wife and my kids are very proud of and obviously my agency,” said the 30-year-old defender.

“All the hard work we’ve put in so far continues and I am looking forward to what the future brings together with Liverpool. I’m delighted, very happy and proud.

As for his international career, Virgil Van Dijk is currently the captain of the Netherlands national team. He was appointed by manager Ronald Koeman on March 22, 2018. He ruled himself out of the UEFA Euro 2020 so that he could focus on recovering from his injury.

According to Spotrac, Virgil Van Dijk has earned £50,440,000 throughout his Premier League career with Southampton and Liverpool.

Aside from his salary, Van Dijk also has endorsement deals from big companies like EA Sports and Nike.

On the Champions Edition of EA Sports’ FIFA 20, Virgil Van Dijk was the cover athlete for that edition of the game. Aside from that, he also has a deal with major sports brand Nike.

Liverpool is still one of the favorites to win the Premer League this season, and it’ll be a huge boost for the Reds once Virgil Van Dijk fully recovers and give the opposing teams nightmares on the defensive side.