Matthijs de Ligt

Matthijs de Ligt

Dutch

Personal Information

Full Name Matthijs de Ligt
Date of Birth August 12, 1999
Nationality Dutch
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Role Centre-back

Matthijs de Ligt News

Euro 2024: Strongest possible starting XI for the Netherlands as Ronald Koeman names provisional squad Euro 2024: Strongest possible starting XI for the Netherlands as Ronald Koeman names provisional squad
Euro 2024: Strongest possible starting XI for the Netherlands as Ronald Koeman names provisional squad 
3 last-minute refereeing decisions that shook big Champions League matches involving Real Madrid 3 last-minute refereeing decisions that shook big Champions League matches involving Real Madrid
3 last-minute refereeing decisions that shook big Champions League matches involving Real Madrid
"The linesman is too hasty" - Paul Scholes delivers verdict on late offside drama in Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich clash "The linesman is too hasty" - Paul Scholes delivers verdict on late offside drama in Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich clash
"The linesman is too hasty" - Paul Scholes delivers verdict on late offside drama in Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich clash 
"Kimmich dived" - Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti provides emphatic response to Bayern Munich complaints on late offside call "Kimmich dived" - Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti provides emphatic response to Bayern Munich complaints on late offside call
"Kimmich dived" - Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti provides emphatic response to Bayern Munich complaints on late offside call
"This wouldn't have happened on Real Madrid's side" - Thomas Tuchel slams disastrous refereeing decision against Bayern Munich "This wouldn't have happened on Real Madrid's side" - Thomas Tuchel slams disastrous refereeing decision against Bayern Munich
"This wouldn't have happened on Real Madrid's side" - Thomas Tuchel slams disastrous refereeing decision against Bayern Munich

Matthijs de Ligt Videos

The Bundesliga Show FT. Fans
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The Bundesliga Show FT. Fans
Juventus Transfer: Football agent Mino Raiola on Matthijs de Ligt signing for Juventus
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Juventus Transfer: Football agent Mino Raiola on Matthijs de Ligt signing for Juventus
Barcelona Transfer News Round-Up Ft Three Confirmed Transfers & De Ligt Transfer News
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Barcelona Transfer News Round-Up Ft Three Confirmed Transfers & De Ligt Transfer News
Barcelona Transfer News Round-Up Ft Neymar, Dani Alves & De Ligt
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Barcelona Transfer News Round-Up Ft Neymar, Dani Alves & De Ligt
Barcelona Transfer News: Round-Up Ft Griezmann, De Ligt & more 
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Barcelona Transfer News: Round-Up Ft Griezmann, De Ligt & more 

Matthijs de Ligt: A Brief Biography

Matthijs de Ligt is a Dutch professional footballer born on 12 August 1999 in Leiderdorp, Netherlands. He plays for AFC Ajax. His primary position is centre back.


Background


De Ligt joined AFC Ajax’s youth team at the age of 9. He was part of that team for 8 years upto 2016. Due to his good performance for the youth team, he was selected to play for the senior squad of Jong Ajax for the 2016-17 season.


He made 17 appearances for them and scored 1 goal.


Debut


At the age of 18 years, de Ligt made his international debut for Netherlands against Bulgaria in a World Cup Qualifier. He started in the first team but was substituted in the 45th minute in place of Wesley Hoedt. Bulgaria won the match 2-0.


De Ligt became the youngest debutant for Netherlands since Mauk Weber debuted at the age of 16 years in 1930.


He has 5 appearances for the Netherlands national team and has 2 assists to his name.


Club career


He played one season for Jong Ajax in 2016-17. He was then transferred to the senior side of Ajax. He made 56 appearances for Ajax Amsterdam and has 6 goals and 2 assists to his name.


Records


He has been a part of the AFC Ajax team that was the runner-up in the UEFA Europa League 2016-17. He has also won some individual records like Best Player of ABN AMRO Future Cup 2015, Best Player of Copa Amsterdam 2015, AFC Ajax Talent of the Future 2016 (Sjaak Swart Award) and Member of the UEFA Europa League 2016-17 Squad of the season.

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