Matthijs de Ligt Biography

( 1999 - )
March 3, 2019
First published on:December 6, 2017
by John Max

Facts of Matthijs de Ligt

Date of Birth: 1999, August 12
Age: 20 years old
Birth Nation: Netherlands
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name Matthijs de Ligt
Birth Place Leiderdorp, Netherlands
Famous Name Matthijs de Ligt
Net Worth €1 Million
Salary €624,000
Nationality Dutch
Currently Working For Ajax
Girlfriend Annick Diekman

A Dutch football player, Matthijs de Ligt currently plays for Ajax in the Eredivisie. The 19 years old footballer spent his eight years with the youth club of Ajax. A full international since 2017, he has earned 13 caps from Netherlands national team. 

The shirt No. 4 center back currently has an estimated net worth over €1 million. Regarding his relationship status, he is unmarried but not single. He is dating his girlfriend, Annick Diekman.

Matthijs de Ligt Net Worth

As of 2019, Ligt's net worth is estimated over €1 million, mostly earned through his football career. Further, Ligt receives €12,000 weekly which is €624,000 per annum as salary from his current club. Currently, his market value is estimated to be €65 million. 

Additionally, he owns an unknown fashion in the Netherlands. Moreover, he is active on Instagram with 562k followers and often posts snaps in beautiful places like Paris and much more destination.

Matthijs de Ligt Personal Life

Ligt is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Annick Diekman, hockey girl playing for HC Athena, a club in Amsterdam.

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Their affair came to light in mid-2014. The duo is together for a long time but they haven’t decided on their marriage.

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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.

Matthijs de Ligt 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.

Matthijs de Ligt 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.

He was in the eye of Spanish top club Barcelona to sign after the injury of Samuel Umtiti.

There were 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.

Furthermore, on 17 December 2018, de Ligt won the Golden Boy award, becoming the first defender to win the award.

Matthijs de Ligt 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.

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