Luuk de Jong Biography

September 13, 2020
First published on:September 13, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Luuk de Jong

Birth Name Luuk de Jong
Birth Place Aigle, Switzerland
Famous Name Luuk de Jong
Father George de Jong
Mother Loekie Ratering
Net Worth $5 Million
Salary €8 million
Position in Team Striker
Current team Sevilla
Nationality Dutch-Swiss
Profession Footballer

Luuk de Jong is a Dutch professional footballer who is currently signed to the La Liga side Sevilla as well as the Netherlands national team. Previously, the striker played for DZC '68, De Graafschap, Twente, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Newcastle United, and PSV.

Aigle, Switzerland native, Luuk de Jong, was born on 27 August 1990, under the star sign Virgo. The thirty years old holds dual nationality, Swiss and Dutch. Regarding his physique, he stands 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) and weighs 86 kg.

How Much Is Luuk de Jong's Net Worth?

Luuk de Jong is currently signed to Sevilla, which is the 4th highest paying football club in LA Liga in season 2019-20. He earns €8 million per annum, which brings him among the highest-paid LA Liga footballers. 

Salary History

Year Team Earning
2014 Newcastle United £2,496,000
2015 PSV £520,000
2016 PSV £676,000
2017 PSV £676,000
2018 PSV £676,000
2019 PSV £1,404,000

Besides, Luuk earns much from playing for the Netherland national team, where he has been capped 26 times with five goals. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated at $5 million. On 8 April 2020, his market value is updated €9.50 million. 

Luuk de Jong's Girlfriend: Is He Married?

Reportedly, Luuk has been in two serious relationship so far. His first relationship, which came into the limelight, was with Manime Dassen. The pair began dating when Luuk was playing for Borrusia Monchengladbach. However, their relationship lasted 18 months.

Later, he started dating Lizanne van Zutven, whom he met in 2015. His girlfriend, Lizanne, is a physiotherapist. A matter of fact, the couple has kept their relationship low key.

Parents & Early Years

Luuk is the son of Loekie Ratering and George de Jong: both are the Dutch volleyball players who played professionally in that country. Unlike his parents, he and his brother, Siem de Jong, chose football. The brothers started their football career in Doetinchem at the amateur club DZC '68 and were recruited by the local professional club De Graafschap. As of now, Siem is signed to FC Cincinnati.

Career

A youth product of De Graafschap, De Jong made his senior debut for the club in a match versus NAC Breda, coming on as a substitute in 2008. After that season he signed a contract for three years with an option for another year with Twente. He played 75 games with 39 goals for Twente. On 18 July 2012, de Jong moved to Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach, signing a five-year deal.

On 29 January 2014, de Jong agreed on a loan deal with Premier League side Newcastle United until the end of the 2013–14 season.

On 12 July 2014, he joined PSV Eindhoven, signing a five-year contract. On 1 July 2019, de Jong inked a four-year contract with the Spanish club Sevilla.

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