Matthijs de Ligt is a professional footballer who plays for the Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and also for the Netherlands national team. In September 2016, Matthijs de Ligt made his senior Ajax debut in a cup match against Willem II.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Matthijs de Ligt was born on August 12, 1999, in Los Leiderdorp, Netherlands his age is 23 years old as of 2022 and Ligt is a naturalized Dutch citizen who practices Catholics.
Similarly, his birth sign is Leo currently, he is living in Leiderdorp. Ligt’s father and mother’s name is Frank de Ligt and Vivian de Ligt respectively.
De Ligt is the family’s first son and first child. Likewise, his brothers’ names are Fleur de Ligt and Wouter de Ligt
Talking about his educational background, there is no information available regarding Ligt’s schools, colleges, and academics. Ligt might have done his schooling at a community school in Leiderdorp.
Later, Ligt might have skipped college as he started to play football at an early age to pursue his professional career.
Career and Professional Life
Regarding his career, De Ligt joined the Ajax youth academy at the age of nine from his local club in Abcoude, which is located just outside of Amsterdam. The coaches at the youth academy initially thought he was too slow and out of shape, but he was allowed to develop in the academy and went on to prove his worth.
Moreover, on 8 August 2016, he made his debut for Jong Ajax in an Eerste Divisie match against FC Emmen, playing the entire game. When he started against Manchester United in the 2017 UEFA Europa League Final on May 24, he became the youngest player in history (17 years and 285 days).
On December 17, 2018, Ligt became the first defender to win the Golden Boy award. On February 13, 2019, at the age of 19 years and 186 days, Ligt became the youngest captain in a Champions League knockout game against Real Madrid.
Furthermore, on February 27, 2019, he played his 100th official game for Ajax in a 0-3 Klassieker win over Feyenoord in the Dutch national cup, becoming the club’s youngest player ever to do so.
On July 18, 2019, Ligt signed a five-year contract with Serie A champions Juventus for €75 million, to be paid in five annual installments, with additional costs of €10.5 million.
More about De Ligt’s Career
Ligt made his official debut for the club on August 31 in a 4-3 home win over Napoli in Serie A. De Ligt agreed to terms with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on a five-year contract on July 19, 2022, for a reported initial fee of €67 million,
In addition, De Ligt made his Dutch national team debut on March 25, 2017, in a 2-0 away defeat to Bulgaria in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match. He was the youngest player to start for the national team since 1931, at the age of 17.
De Ligt has been an Adidas X ambassador for several years. Since his debut at Ajax Amsterdam, he has worn the Adidas X collection.
Awards and Nomination
On December 17, 2018, Ligt became the first defender to win the Golden Boy award.
Similarly, Ligt has won many awards like ABN AMRO Future Cup Best Player, Copa Amsterdam Best Player, Ajax Talent of the Future (Sjaak Swart Award), UEFA European Under-17 Championship Team of the Tournament, Ajax Talent of the Year (Marco van Basten Award), Dutch Footballer of the Year, etc and many more.
Matthijs de Ligt is a Dutch professional footballer who has earned a considerable income from his work. Ligt’s estimated net worth is around $40 million. Also, Ligt’s annual salary is $2 million per year and his source of income is mainly his football profession.
De Ligt is dating Dutch model Annekee Molenaar, the daughter of Keje Molenaar. However, Ligt has not revealed how they both met and dated each other. Moreover, Ligt and Anneke aren’t married yet and have no children but they both look best together and might tie the knot in the future.
Matthijs de Ligt has been linked with moves to Bayern Munich and Manchester United. Manchester United has made a £70 million offer for Matthijs.
However, Manchester United stepped in after Barcelona refused to pay the Dutchman’s agent £ 12 million to broker a move to the Nou Camp following De Ligt’s league and cup double with his Amsterdam club.
Matthijs de Ligt – Body Measurements
Talking about Ligt’s height he is 6 Feet 2 inches tall and weighs 70kg. Moreover, Ligt’s eye color is blue and his hair color is blonde. Also, Ligt’s shoe size is 12(US).
Matthijs de Ligt – Social Media
De Ligt is very active on Instagram. He has 5.5M followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @mdeligt_. Similarly, his Twitter handles @mdeligt_04 are followed by 184.7k followers. His Facebook account is @Matthijs4DeLigt and has 692k followers.