Stefan de Vrij Biography

( 1992 - )

Facts of Stefan de Vrij

Date of Birth: 1992, February 5
Age: 26 years old
Birth Nation: Netherlands
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch

A Dutch professional football player Stefan De Vrij is currently signed to Lazio as well as plays for the Netherlands national football team as a central defender.

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.

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.

So far, he has played 71 matches for the club wearing the shirt no. 3 and has scored 5 goals.

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 31 caps side his national team and scored 3 international goals.

Personal Life

Twenty-five years star footballer De Vrij is living a blissful life with his girlfriend Malose Buitelaar, who is also his childhood friend. The two are dating each other since 2010. They got engaged in 2012, after 2-year of courtship. They don’t have any children yet.

If we analyze their Instagram account, It seems that the duo is spending a quality time with each other, visiting several mesmerizing places in their vacations.

Unlike other celebs, the player hasn’t been involved in any kind of controversy so far. He stands 6 feet and 2 inches tall in height, which is around 1.83m. He has maintained his body fit.

Net Worth 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 FC Lazio 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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