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Matthijs de Ligt

Matthijs de Ligt (Dutch pronunciation: [mɑˈtɛiz də ˈlɪxt]; born 12 August 1999) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Serie A club Juventus and the Netherlands national team.

On 21 September 2016, De Ligt made his debut for Ajax’s senior team in a cup game against Willem II. He scored from a corner after 25 minutes, making him the second-youngest goalscorer ever behind Clarence Seedorf. On 24 May, he became the youngest player ever (17 years and 285 days old) to play in a major European final when he started against Manchester United in the 2017 UEFA Europa League Final. On 17 December 2018, De Ligt won the Golden Boy award, becoming the first defender to win the award.[6] The following season, he helped Ajax capture a domestic double and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League; his performances earned him a move to Serie A side Juventus, and saw him win the Kopa Trophy in 2019. He won the Serie A title during his first season with the Turin side.

In 2017, De Ligt made his debut for the Netherlands at the age of 17, making him the youngest player to start for the national team since 1931. He featured for the side at UEFA Euro 2020.

Personal information
Full name Matthijs de Ligt[1]
Date of birth 12 August 1999 (age 22)
Place of birth Leiderdorp, Netherlands
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Juventus
Number 4
Youth career
2005–2009 Abcoude
2009–2016 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Jong Ajax 17 (1)
2016–2019 Ajax 77 (8)
2019– Juventus 87 (8)
National team
2014–2015 Netherlands U15 5 (0)
2014–2015 Netherlands U16 8 (0)
2015–2016 Netherlands U17 14 (1)
2016 Netherlands U19 6 (0)
2017– Netherlands 38 (2)

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