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Nigel de Jong

BornNovember 30, 1984

Nigel de Jong is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian Serie A club Milan and the Netherlands national football team. He joined the Ajax youth academy as a youngster and worked his way through the ranks to make the first team at age 17. He scored his first goal of his senior career on 18 February 2003 in a 1–1 draw against Arsenal in the Champions League. He became a first team regular the following season, in which Ajax won the Eredivisie title. On 26 January 2006, De Jong signed a four and a half year contract at German Bundesliga club Hamburg, the transfer fee approximately €1 million. In March 2006 De Jong scored the winning goal in Bayern Munich's first ever defeat at the Allianz Arena. On 21 January 2009, De Jong was signed to Manchester City on a four-and-a-half year contract, for an estimated fee of £18 million. He was named Man of the Match by Sky Sports in a 2–1 win over Chelsea on 5 December 2009. De Jong scored his first goal for Manchester City in a 2–1 victory against West Ham United on 1 May 2011. On 31 August 2012, De Jong joined Italian Serie A side Milan for £3.5 million rising to £5 million depending on appearances, signing a three-year deal.  
Ajax Amsterdam's title winning team of 2003/04: Where are they now?
Ajax Amsterdam's title winning team of 2003/04: Where are they now?
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Humour: 7 football players who would make great super villains
Do any of football's bad boys have it in them to be Lord Voldemort?
Highlights: Bayern Munich hammer AC Milan 3-0 in Audi Cup
Highlights: Bayern Munich hammer AC Milan 3-0 in Audi Cup
Juan Bernat, Mario Gotze, and Robert Lewandowski scored for the hosts who dominated the match against the Italian side.
Video: Pep Guardiola clashes with AC Milan's Nigel De Jong in tunnel during friendly
Video: Pep Guardiola clashes with AC Milan's Nigel De Jong in tunnel during friendly
Guardiola was furious as De Jong's tackle on Bayern youngster Joshua Kimmick had forced his player to be stretchered off midway through the first half.
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10 free agents clubs should target in the 2015 summer transfer window
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7 footballers who have earned a reputation for being overly-aggressive
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Manchester United transfer rumours: Interest expressed in Sami Khedira and Dybala
Manchester United transfer rumours: Interest expressed in Sami Khedira and Dybala
Round-up of Manchester United's transfer rumours for the day - Interest expressed in Sami Khedira and Paulo Dybala.
Luuk de Jong included in Netherlands to replace unfit Robin van Persie to face Mexico and Latvia
Luuk de Jong included in Netherlands to replace unfit Robin van Persie to face Mexico and Latvia
PSV striker Luuk de Jong is called up by Guus Hiddink as replacement for unfit Robin van Persie to face Mexico and Latvia.
Bald XI of world football 2014
Bald XI of world football 2014
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Rumour: Manchester United look at double Dutch swoop with Nigel de Jong and Daley Blind
Rumour: Manchester United look at double Dutch swoop with Nigel de Jong and Daley Blind
Rumour: Manchester United look at double Dutch swoop with Nigel de Jong and Daley Blind
Rumour: Manchester United make a move for AC Milan's Nigel de Jong
Rumour: Manchester United make a move for AC Milan's Nigel de Jong
Manchester United looking to sign former Manchester City star Nigel De Jong
FIFA World Cup 2014: The resurgence of the 3-5-2 formation
FIFA World Cup 2014: The resurgence of the 3-5-2 formation
Here's a look at the 3-5-2 formation which has enjoyed a new lease of life at the World Cup 2014 after being deployed by top teams like The Netherlands, Chile, Italy, Uruguay and Mexico.
Nigel de Jong out of World Cup due to groin injury
Nigel de Jong out of World Cup due to groin injury
Nigel de Jong will be out for two to four weeks and will miss the remainder of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Dutch football association, KNVB announced Tuesday.
Netherlands' Nigel de Jong doubtful for the remainder of the World Cup with a groin injury
Netherlands' Nigel de Jong doubtful for the remainder of the World Cup with a groin injury
Netherlands' Nigel de Jong doubtful for the remainder of the World Cup with a groin injury
Reports: Manchester United step up interest in Milan & Netherlands Nigel de Jong
Reports: Manchester United step up interest in Milan & Netherlands Nigel de Jong
Manchester United are weighing up bids for Nigel de Jong and Stefan de Vrij, writes the Daily Star. Louis van Gaal is in the market for a deep-lying defensive midfielder this summer and has pinpointed De Jong as a potential fit. The former Manchester City enforcer, who now plies his trade for AC Milan in [...]The post
Top 5 Transfer Rumours of the day: June 23
Top 5 Transfer Rumours of the day: June 23
Here are some of the hot transfer rumours of the day from various European ...
Rumor: Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong linked with a move to Manchester United
Rumor: Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong linked with a move to Manchester United
Nigel de Jong linked with a move to Old Trafford.
Video: Superb free-kick by Nigel De Jong in Dutch training camp
Video: Superb free-kick by Nigel De Jong in Dutch training camp
Nigel de Jong will not be taking Holland’s free-kicks at the World Cup but the AC Milan midfielder pulls out a couple of beauties during Holland’s training
Rumour: Nigel de Jong emerges as Arsenal target
Rumour: Nigel de Jong emerges as Arsenal target
Nigel de Jong could be on his way back to the Premier League after just two seasons with AC Milan amid interest from Arsenal and newly promoted Queens Park Rangers. The industrious midfielder is angered by the club’s treatment of his compatriot Clarence Seedorf, after he was sacked as manager at Milan as manager yesterday to [...]The post
AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid: 3 crucial battles that will decide the outcome
AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid: 3 crucial battles that will decide the outcome
While most of the Champions League talk surrounds the matches involving English clubs, there is business elsewhere to be done in the Champions League this week, with AC Milan’s clash with Atletico Madrid bound to whet the appetite still further. Milan’s decline is a story almost as remarkable as Atletico Madrid’s rise to disrupt the [...]The post
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