Stefan de Vrij Biography

( 1992 - )
December 23, 2018
First published on:December 5, 2017
by Jack Ol

Facts of Stefan de Vrij

Date of Birth: 1992, February 5
Age: 28 years old
Birth Nation: Netherlands
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch

A Dutch professional football player Stefan De Vrij is currently signed to Serie A club Inter Milan as well as plays for the Netherlands national football team as a central defender. As a youth, he played for the local club VV Spirit and started his professional career with Feyenoord in 2009.


Stefan de Vrij is signed to Inter Milan as of 2018, he reportedly receives an average weekly wage of  $76,736 and $3.9 million as his annual salary. As of 2017, he has an estimated net worth of around $6 million. De Vrij is currently dating his girlfriend Doina Turcanu. 

Stefan de Vrij Early Life

A native of Ouderkerk aan den Ijssel, Netherlands, Stefan De Vrij was born on 5th February 1992. His father Jan de Vrij is a former professional football player who played for local football club VV Spirit. He grew up with his older brothers Niels and Eric. They both played football in their youth.

At the age of 5, De Vrij joined VV Spirit then switched to Feyenoord in 2002.

Stefan de Vrij Club Career


On 17th July 2009, Stefan De Vrij signed his first ever professional contract with Feyenoord. He made his first-team debut in the KNVB Cup 0-5 away win against Harkemase on 24th September 2009.

Likewise, on 6th December 2009, De Vrij made his Eredivisie debut representing his native club against FC Groningen in a 3-1 win.

From 2009-14, he made overall 135 appearances, scoring 7 goals for Feyenoord.


On 30th July 2014, the player arrived in Serie A club Lazio, signing a contract for an undisclosed fee. On 24th August, he made his first appearance for the club in the 3rd round of the "Coppa Italian" against Bassano Virtus in a 7-0 home win. A week later, Vrij made his Serie A debut in a 3-1 defeat against A.C. Milan.

He played 71 matches for the club wearing the shirt no. 3 and scored 5 goals. He then left the club in 2018

Inter Milan

De Vrij joined Inter Milan in July 2018 and signed a five-year contract with the club.

Stefan de Vrij International Career

Junior Team

On 21st November 2007, De Vrij made his Netherlands U16 National Team debut in the friendly match against Ukraine which ended at 1-0 win. He was also the member of Netherlands U-17, that played on the "2009 UEFA European U-17 Football Championship" in Germany.

He was also the U-17 team member that grabbed the second position on the European Championship and qualified for the “2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup” in Nigeria.

Senior Team

De Vrij was first called up for "UEFA Euro 2012" tournament on 7th May 2012. On 15 August 2015, he made his international debut in a friendly match against Belgium in a 4-2 defeat.

Furthermore, he was chosen in the team as a defender for "2014 FIFA World Cup" along with Jasper Cillessen, Arjen Robben, and Bruno Martins Indi. His first goal came on 13th June 2014, on "2014 FIFA World Cup" against Spain in a 5-1 win at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil.

Until the date, he has won 36 caps for his national team and scored 3 international goals.

Stefan de Vrij Personal Life and Girlfriend

Twenty-five years star footballer De Vrij is currently dating his girlfriend Doina Turcanu. The couple is together for a year and can be seen enjoying their time together. Doina is an Instagram model and the duo has posted several pictures of each other on their Instagram.

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Il primo di tantissimi, buon anniversario @doinaturcanu ????

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De Vrij previously dated ex-girlfriend Malose Buitelaar, who is also his childhood friend. The two are dating each other since 2010 and got engaged in 2012, after 2-year of courtship. The couple ended their 6 years relationship in 2016 and separated mutually.


The Native of Rotterdam, Netherlands, Malose attended at Krimpenerwaard College and graduated in 2012 from Schoevers.

He stands 6 feet and 2 inches tall in height, which is around 1.83m. He has maintained his body fit.

Stefan de Vrij Net Worth, Salary and Endorsement

This Dutch athlete, De Vrij developed himself quite good and fitted in the Premier League. As of now, his market value is $32.06 million.

He has earned name, fame and wealth widely through his professional career as a footballer. Currently, he is signed to Inter Milan where he earns $76,736 as his weekly wage and $3.9 million as his annual salary. As of 2017, he has an estimated net worth of around $6 million.

Aside from his football career, De Vrij also earns much from his endorsement deal with famous brands including Macron and Puma. Currently, he resides in an apartment in Rotterdam, Netherlands together with his partner.

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