Virgil van Dijk

Born: July 8, 1991 (age 24)

Height: 6'4" (193cm)

Hometown: Breda, Netherlands
Nationality: Netherlands Dutch

Position: Centre-back
Team: Southampton (no. 17)
Virgil van Dijk of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Southampton, United Kingdom.
Career History
Youth2009-2010Willem II
2010-2011Groningen
Senior2011-2013Groningen
2013-2015Celtic
2015-Southampton
Sports Mole has 264 articles about Virgil van Dijk. Articles 1 to 40:
Southampton's Sadio Mane celebrates one of his three goals against Aston Villa on May 16, 2015
Result: Sadio Mane hits treble in Southampton win
Southampton keep their Europa League hopes alive with a 4-2 win over an understrength Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
18:23
Southampton's Irish striker Shane Long celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Southampton at The Etihad stadium in Manchester, north west England on November 28, 2015
Preview: Southampton vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole casts its eye forward to Sunday's Premier League match at St Mary's as Southampton take on Manchester City.
Apr 30, 15:59
Dusan Tadic celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Aston Villa and Southampton on April 23, 2016
Result: Dusan Tadic double helps Southampton edge out Aston Villa
Southampton register a 4-2 victory over already-relegated Aston Villa to maintain their hopes of qualifying for next season's Europa League.
Apr 23, 16:56
Shane Long celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Newcastle United on April 9, 2016
Result: Southampton cruise to home victory over hapless Newcastle United
Southampton beat Newcastle United 3-1 at St Mary's to keep alive their hopes of finishing in the Premier League's top five.
Apr 9, 16:51
Virgil van Dijk in action for Southampton on September 12, 2015
Barry Bannan praises "classy" Virgil van Dijk
Barry Bannan believes that Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk is good enough to play for a team in the top four.
Apr 3, 16:22
Sadio Mane pulls the first one back during the Premier League game between Southampton and Liverpool on March 20, 2016
Result: Three-goal Southampton comeback stuns Liverpool at St Mary's
Liverpool see a two-goal lead slip away in the second half as Southampton claim a 3-2 victory at St Mary's Stadium.
Mar 20, 15:23
Graziano Pelle celebrates scoring in the match between Stoke City and Southampton on March 12, 2016
Result: Ten-men Southampton hang on to end Stoke City's unbeaten run
Ten-men Southampton end Stoke City's unbeaten run by sealing a 2-1 victory at the Britannia Stadium.
Mar 12, 16:55
Bojan Krkic of Stoke City scores his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on November 21, 2015
Preview: Stoke City vs. Southampton
Sports Mole casts its eye forward to Saturday's Premier League match between top-half duo Stoke City and Southampton.
Mar 11, 13:34
Sam Allardyce gestures with his face during the Premier League match between Southampton and Sunderland at St Mary's Stadium on March 5, 2016
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce: 'We feel dejected after Southampton draw'
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce claims that he and his players feel 'dejected' after conceding a late equaliser from Southampton at St Mary's.
Mar 5, 17:39
Virgil van Dijk (C) of Southampton celebrates scoring his team's second goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Leicester City at St Mary's Stadium on October 17, 2015
Result: Virgil van Dijk denies Sunderland win in stoppage time
Virgil van Dijk snatches a stoppage-time equaliser for 10-man Southampton to deny struggling Sunderland a huge Premier League win at St Mary's.
Mar 5, 17:07
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Result: Branislav Ivanovic leads Chelsea to late comeback win over Southampton
Chelsea beat Southampton 2-1 at St Mary's to move up to 11th place in the Premier League table.
Feb 27, 16:52
Sergio Aguero poses up against a cupboard with his player of the month award for January 2016
Manchester City star Sergio Aguero named Premier League Player of the Month
Manchester City star Sergio Aguero is named the Premier League's Player of the Month for January after scoring five goals in three games.
Feb 5, 09:08
Steven Caulker of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Southampton at Vicarage Road on August 23, 2015 in Watford, United Kingdom.
Steven Caulker: 'Liverpool move was a shock'
New Liverpool loanee Steven Caulker admits that it came as a surprise when he heard that Jurgen Klopp was interested in bringing him to Anfield.
Jan 16, 13:21
Arsenal teammates Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud and Nacho Monreal react after Southampton score their first on December 26, 2015
Result: Arsenal stunned by Southampton, miss chance to move top
Arsenal slump to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of out-of-form Southampton, missing the chance to move top of the Premier League table.
Dec 26, 21:37
Manchester City's Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (L) celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Southampton at The Etihad stadium in Manchester, north west England on November 28, 2015
Match Analysis: Manchester City 3-1 Southampton
Sports Mole looks back at how Manchester City stopped the rot of two successive defeats by beating Southampton 3-1 at Eastlands.
Nov 28, 18:06
Manchester City's Serbian defender Aleksandar Kolarov (R) celebrates with Manchester City's English midfielder Fabian Delph after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Southampton at The Etihad stadium in Man
Result: Manchester City ease past Southampton to go top
Manchester City recovered from two defeats in a week to overcome Southampton 3-1 in their Premier League clash and go top of the table.
Nov 28, 16:59
Manchester City's Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (L) celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Southampton at The Etihad stadium in Manchester, north west England on November 28, 2015
Half-Time Report: Kevin De Bruyne, Delph give Manchester City two-goal lead over Southampton
Goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Fabian Delph give Manchester City a 2-0 half-time lead over Southampton in their Premier League clash.
Nov 28, 15:48
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St James' Park on November 21, 2015
Record-equaller Jamie Vardy's scoring streak: All the goals
As he equals the Premier League record for scoring in 10 games in a row, Sports Mole looks at the goals that have seen Jamie Vardy reach that landmark.
Nov 22, 16:19
Jay Rodriguez of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Southampton, United Kingdom.
Jay Rodriguez likely to undergo surgery on troublesome ankle
Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez may require surgery to rectify the ankle injury that has kept him on the sidelines for the past month.
Nov 19, 16:24
German head coach Joachim Loew attends the FIFA 2014 World Cup Group C qualifying football match Germany vs Republic of Ireland in Cologne, western Germany on October 11, 2013
Preview: Germany vs. Netherlands
Sports Mole previews the friendly action as hosts Germany welcome the visit of rivals Netherlands to the HDI-Arena in Hannover.
Nov 16, 17:14
Graziano Pelle of Southampton performs a haka style celebration with Southampton sports therapist Graeme Staddon as he scores their second goal as Ronald Koeman manager of Southampton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton a
Result: Ten-man Southampton overcome Bournemouth to move into seventh
First-half goals from Steven Davis and Graziano Pelle ensure that Southampton claim New Forest derby bragging rights against Bournemouth at St Mary's.
Nov 1, 17:51
Virgil van Dijk of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Southampton, United Kingdom.
Virgil van Dijk: 'We must improve against Bournemouth'
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk wants to see an improved performance from the team in their Premier League match against Bournemouth.
Oct 30, 22:49
Christian Benteke of Liverpool heads the ball to score his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield on October 25, 2015
Match Analysis: Liverpool 1-1 Southampton
Sports Mole dissects events from Anfield as Jurgen Klopp is denied his first win as Liverpool boss due to Sadio Mane's late equaliser for Southampton.
Oct 25, 18:54
Southampton's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane (4th L) scores their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north west England on October 25, 2015
Result: Sadio Mane denies Jurgen Klopp first Liverpool win
Sadio Mane scores and gets sent off in the dying moments as Jurgen Klopp is denied his first win as Liverpool manager by Southampton.
Oct 25, 18:08
Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool controls the ball against Southampton defense during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield on October 25, 2015 in Liverpool, England.
Half-Time Report: Liverpool level with Southampton
Virgil van Dijk fails to convert a free header before half time as Southampton play out a goalless first half against Liverpool.
Oct 25, 17:03
A general view of the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on December 26, 2014
Preview: Leicester City vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews the Premier League match between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium.
Oct 22, 18:30
Ronald Koeman manager of Southampton looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium on September 26, 2015
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman: 'Leicester City deserved a point'
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman praises Leicester City's spirit to rally from two goals down to earn a point against his team in their Premier League match.
Oct 18, 09:31
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Leicester City at St Mary's Stadium on October 17, 2015
Result: Jamie Vardy scores last-minute equaliser for Leicester City at St Mary's
Jamie Vardy scores a last-minute equaliser for Leicester City as the visitors had to come from two goals down to rescue a point at St Mary's.
Oct 17, 16:57
Jose Fonte (C) of Southampton celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mates Dusan Tadic (L) and Steven Davis (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Leicester City at St Mary's Stadium on October 17, 2015
Half-Time Report: Jose Fonte, Virgil van Dijk give Southampton first-half lead
Defensive duo Jose Fonte and Virgil van Dijk give Southampton a first-half lead against Leicester City at St Mary's.
Oct 17, 15:51
Jose Fonte (C) of Southampton celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mates Dusan Tadic (L) and Steven Davis (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Leicester City at St Mary's Stadium on October 17, 2015
Live Commentary: Southampton 2-2 Leicester City - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary as two goals from Jamie Vardy help Leicester fight back from two goals down to draw at Southampton.
Oct 17, 13:59
Dutch players react after Czech Republic scored during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between the Netherlands and Czech Republic in Amsterdam on October 13, 2015
Result: Netherlands fail to qualify for Euro 2016 following defeat to 10-man Czech Republic
The Netherlands will not be competing in Euro 2016 following their 3-2 defeat to the Czech Republic.
Oct 13, 21:36
Virgil van Dijk of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Southampton, United Kingdom.
Virgil van Dijk: 'I've learned more at Southampton than I did at Celtic'
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk says that he has learned more at the Premier League club than he did in two years at Celtic.
Oct 8, 09:57
Chelsea's English defender John Terry reacts at the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 3, 2015. Southampton won the game 3-1.
Match Analysis: Chelsea 1-3 Southampton
Sports Mole reviews the action from Stamford Bridge as Premier League champions Chelsea slump to a demoralising 3-1 defeat by Southampton.
Oct 3, 20:31
Memphis Depay (R) of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate Juan Mata (L) and Wayne Rooney (C) during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on September 26, 2015 i
Premier League 2015-16 in numbers: Week 7
Sports Mole reflects on the seventh batch of Premier League fixtures with a selection of facts and figures from each match.
Sep 29, 11:02
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (R) celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England on September 26, 201
Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week
Sports Mole picks out the 11 players that made the biggest impression during the seventh round of Premier League encounters.
Sep 29, 09:59
Virgil van Dijk of Southampton scores his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium on September 26, 2015
Virgil van Dijk: 'It feels amazing to score for Southampton'
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk expresses his delight at scoring his first goal for the club, and insists that there are more to come.
Sep 28, 05:49
Virgil van Dijk of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Southampton, United Kingdom.
Ronald Koeman: 'Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk will get better'
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman believes that centre-back Virgil van Dijk has the attributes to succeed at St Mary's, and will improve in the Premier League.
Sep 28, 05:40
Garry Monk Manager of Swansea City gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium on September 26, 2015
Garry Monk: "We have not been up to scratch"
Garry Monk calls on his side to improve away from home after Southampton chalk up a 3-1 win over Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium.
Sep 26, 17:58
Dusan Tadic (R) of Southampton celebrates scoring his team's second goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium on September 26, 2015
Player Ratings: Southampton 3-1 Swansea City
Sports Mole rates the players who took part in the Premier League game between Southampton and Swansea City, which finished 3-1 to the Saints.
Sep 26, 17:51
Ronald Koeman manager of Southampton looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium on September 26, 2015
Ronald Koeman: 'We didn't play well today'
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman reveals his disappointment with his side despite their 3-1 win over Swansea City.
Sep 26, 17:45
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leicester CityLeicester362211364343077
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs351912465263969
3Arsenal361910759342567
4Manchester CityMan City361971068383064
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd35179943311260
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham351514660431759
7Southampton361691153391457
8Liverpool3515101059481155
9Stoke CityStoke36139143852-1448
10Chelsea341211115346747
11Everton351014115549644
12Watford35128153642-644
13Swansea CitySwansea361110153750-1343
14West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom361011153246-1441
15Bournemouth36118174363-2041
16Crystal Palace36109173646-1039
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3689193964-2533
18Sunderland35711174058-1832
19Norwich CityNorwich3587203561-2631
RAston Villa3637262772-4516