Last Updated: 09 May, 2023 | Views: 338
Profession: Sports Men
Other Profession(s): Football player
Famous For: Rising Star In Professional Football (Soccer)
It was in Gorinchem, a town in South Holland, that former Gorinchem player Frenkie de Jong was born on 12 May 1997 and grew up in Arkel, a small town in the province where he started playing football from an early age. The number 21 has been displayed on De Jong's shirt since he first began playing professionally as a tribute to his grandfather, and that is the day when he was born. This professional footballer is from the Netherlands. In addition to his versatility as a midfielder, he is also known for his vision, passing, dribbling, and technique, as well as his strong defensive capabilities and attacking abilities. In recent years, De Jong has consistently been ranked as the World's best midfielder in football.
In 2015: He began his professional career at Willem II as a junior player.
2015: Two days before his eighteenth birthday, De Jong made his debut in the Eredivisie as a player of ADO Den Haag on 10 May 2015. The 68th minute of the game saw him replaced by Terell Ondaan in a 1–0 win for the home side.
2015: The 23-year-old Dutchman was purchased by Ajax on 22 August 2015. During the signing ceremony, for a symbolic fee of €1 and a 10% sell-on bonus, he signed a four-year contract.
2018: It was in September 2018 that De Jong debuted for the Netherlands at the senior level.
2019: A five-year contract for de Jong, effective from 1 July 2019, was announced by La Liga club Barcelona on 23 January 2019. The fee for the signing of de Jong was €75 million, payable at the start of the season.
2015: As a member of the Dutch under-19 team, De Jong made eight appearances, including his debut against Russia on 7 July 2015.
Since 2014, he has been dating his fiancé Mikky Kiemeny, whom he met in high school. The couple has been together since 2014. It was in July 2022 that the couple became engaged.
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