Matthijs de Ligt Biography

Facts of Matthijs de Ligt

Date of Birth: 1999 August 12
Age: 18 years old
Birth Nation: Netherlands
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch

A Dutch football player, Matthijs de Ligt currently plays for Ajax in the Eredivisie. The 18 years old footballer spent his eight years with the youth club of Ajax. He is currently in the eye of Spanish top club Barcelona to sign after the injury of Samuel Umtiti.

Early Life

Matthijs de Ligt was born on August 12, 1999, in Leiderdorp, Netherland. He was born to his father, Frank de Ligt, and mother Vivian de Ligt and grew up along with his younger brother named Wouter. He holds a Dutch nationality.

Club Career

At the age of nine, Matthijs De Ligt began his football career by joining Jong Ajax. After being promoted from the youth club of Ajax, he started to play in a senior team since 2016 and made his debut match against FC Emmen on August 8, 2016.

He scored a goal over Willem II F.C on September 21 and became the second youngest goalscorer behind Clarence Seedorf.

Besides, Ligt also plays for the Ajax since 2016 and extended his contract with Ajax until 2021. So far, he has scored 4 goals in 23 appearances for the team. He was also the key player of the team that secured second place in UEFA Europa League (2016-17).

As a football star, Ligt has been honored with Best player of ABN AMRO Future Cup (2015), Best Player of Copa Amsterdam (2015), AFC Ajax Talent of the Future (Sjaak Swart Award) (2016) etc.

There are rumors that Teen player, Ligt is set for €45 million January Switch to Barcelona. According to a newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will set up their pursuit of the center back next summer.

International career

Matthijs de Ligt started to play in the national team in 2014. In the beginning, he represented his team Netherlands in U-15, U-16, U-17, and U-19. After two years in the youth team of Netherlands, he made his senior debut for the national team in 2017 against Bulgaria.

Ligt played 5 matches with U-15, 8 with U-16, 14 with U-17 and 6 with U-19

His teammates are Stefan de Vrij, Jasper Cillessen, Joel Veltman and etc.

Personal Life

Ligt is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Annick Diekman, hockey girl playing for HC Athena, a club in Amsterdam. Their affair came to light in mid-2014. The duo is together for a long time but they haven’t decided on their marriage.

Ligt is often seen posting snaps with his girlfriend on Instagram in different places. Besides, the duo is often seen enjoying their holidays in public places, hills, and beach etc. He is 188 cm tall in height i.e. 6 feet 1 inches and weighs 70kg.

Net Worth

Currently, his market value is estimated to be €5 million.Currently, Ligt lives an unknown fashion in Netherlands with his family. He is active on Instagram with 4559k followers and often posts snaps in beautiful places like Paris and much more destination.

Ligt receives €266,000 as a yearly salary from his current club and his net worth is estimated to be €1 million.

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