A look at the top facts about Donny Van de Beek including his childhood, love life, career and his most interesting quotes.
Donny Van de Beek is a Dutch star who is currently plays as a midfielder at Manchester United and Netherlands national team. During the past few seasons, Donny Van de Beek has established himself as one of the best attacking midfielders in the world.
Van de Beek was absolutely amazing inAjax
historic 2018-19 season in which they won the domestic double and reached the semi-final of the Champions League after eliminating the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus in the knock-out stages.
Van de Beek and co were agonizingly close to reach Ajax's fist Champions League final since 1996, but they were left with a broken heart against Tottenham as Lukas Moura scored a 96 minute goal to send Tottenham to the final by the away goal rule.
After that season, many of Ajax's best players left the club for bigger clubs. First Frenkie de Jong moved to Barcelona and Matthias de Ligt signed with Juventus. Then Hakim Ziyech joined Chelsea, Van de Beek however decided to stay at his beloved club for another season. After much speculations and amid interests from many big clubs, Van de Beek finally joinedManchester United
in the summer of 2020.
Despite his well-known abilities, Van de Beek has found it hard to earn himself a place in the United's starting elevens and has been used by Solskjaer mainly as a substitute. Van de Beek has played only 668 minutes (in 17 matches) for the Red Devils so far this season. He has scored 1 goal and has provided 1 assist in those games.
At 23, Van de Beek is still considered as one of the best midfielders in the football world. We will have to wait and see whether he stays at Manchester United in the coming seasons or will move to another club. For now let's have a look at the top facts about
Top Facts about Donny Van de Beek
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In the following article we will take a look at the
top facts about Donny Van de Beek
. First we present you with some of the general information.
: Donny Van de Beek
Date and Place of Birth
:18 April 1997/ Amersfoort, Netherlands
Height & Weight
: 1.83 m /78 kg
Andre van de Beek (Father), Gerdina (Mother), Roddy (Brother)
Single (in a relationship)
: Manchester United
34 at Manchester United and Netherlands National team
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First part our article on top facts about Donny Van de Beek is about his birthday.
Donny Van de Beek Birthday
is at 18th of April 1997. Donny Van de Beek nationality is Dutch. He was born in Amersfoort, Netherlands which is a village near Amsterdam.
Donny Van de Beek zodiac sign is Aries. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 18th of April are:
, Esteban Cambiasso, Josh Williams and Wojciech Szczęsny/
Actors and Actresses:
James Woods, Suri Cruise, Brittany Robertson and Eric Roberts /
: Jessica Jung/
: Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley and Kourtney Kardashian
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At this part we will look at the top facts about
Donny Van de Beek Childhood
story and the family and he grew up with.Donny Van de Beek
was born into a middle-class family. His father, Andre and his mother, Gerdina were living in a farm and Donny became a pet-lover (especially birds) since an early age.
Donny is the first of two kids in his family. He has a younger brother, Roddy with whom he used to play a lot in his childhood. When Donny was five years old, his father took him to Johan Cruyff stadium to watch an Ajax game. Donny became obsessed with football and decided to become an ajax player right there.
Donny recalled his obsession with Ajax in an interview when he joined Manchester United in 2020:
“At that time I kept saying to my father, like what all the little boys say, I want to be a professional football player, I want to be an Ajax player’ and he laughed a little bit, but he said if you want to do it then you have to do your best."
Donny's father enrolled him and his brother, Rody in Veensche Boys, a local academy in the Gerderland province, where he stayed until he was 11. His excellent performances for Veensche caught the eyes of Ajax scouts and Donny's childhood dream became a reality as he joined his beloved youth academy in 2008.
One cool fact about Donny Van de Beek childhood is that he had to go on a long drive from his village town to Amsterdam to go to School andAjax Academy
“When I was younger I always had to drive a long way… I lived in a small village and it was maybe 40 minutes’ drive from Amsterdam and when I was younger I was in school as well. So they were long days, 8 o’clock in the morning I was going on the bus to school and I wasn’t getting home until 8 o’clock at night. But that all made me stronger."
Donny played for Ajax's reserve team which lays in the Eerste Divisie from 2015 to 2017. He gradually rose above the ranks to reach the first team in 2014.
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Donny Van de Beek girlfriend
was Marijn Van Eijkenelburn, a beautiful girl who was Donny's high school sweetheart. Donny and Marijn had a long relationship but eventually went their own ways.
It was not long until Donny found love again and started an intimate relationship with Estella Bergkamp, who is the daughter ofNetherland
national team and Arsenal legend, Denis Bergkamp.
Denis Bergkamp consulted Donny a lot when he wanted to take the next step in his career and leave Ajax Amsterdam. In fact it was Denis who advised Donny to move to the Premier League.
Estella Bergkamp was born in Netherlands. She is active in the fashion industry. Her Instagram account (@estellebergkamp
) has 80k Followers. The couple has always had a peaceful relationship and their relationship has been free from controversies. Donny is a true family man as he loves to spend his free time with his family.
Any new information about Donny Van de Beek love life and family will be published here at SportMob.
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Donny Van de Beek career
started when he made his debut for Ajax senior team in 2015. His first match for Ajax was against Celtic in the Europa League. He scored his first goal for Ajax in a 1–1 draw against Norwegian club Molde. The goal later won him the club's goal of the month award.
Van de Beek became a regular starter in his second and third season with Ajax as he played 32 and 39 games respectively. In 2017 Van de Beek reached theUefa Europa League
final with Ajax but lost the title to his future club, Manchester United.
The versatile midfielder had the best season of his career in the 2018-19 when he won the domestic double and reached the semi-final of the UCL. Van de Beek was a key player for Ajax in that historic season as he scored 17 goals in 57 games. His fine form earned him a 28th place in the list of Ballon d'Or.
The following season Van de Beek chose to stay with Ajax for another season, amid interests from many big clubs. He won anotherEredevise
title with Ajax and scored 10 goals in 37 games. Overall, Van de Beek scored 41 goals in 175 games during his five season spell at Ajax Amsterdam.
In the summer of 2020 Van de Beek signed a contract with Manchester United. He has scored one goal in 16 games so far in his first season at Old Trafford.
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Donny Van de Beek has an estimated net worth of 5 million Euros in 2020, including all of his properties and earnings.
Donny Van de Beek market value
is at 44 million Euros. He is ranked number 44 among Midfielders in the football world. Donny Van de Beek salary in 2020 is reportedly 2.5 million Euros annually.
Donny Van de Beek Transfermarket
stats, he has played a total of 274 games for five clubs. He has scored 67 goals and has provided 56 assists for his team mates.
Donny Van de Beek Transfermarket stats shows why he is considered among the best Central Midfielders in the world. He is often praised for his ability to perform in different midfielder roles.
During his career, Donny Van de Beek has played 147 games as a Central-midfielder, 88 games as an attacking midfielder, and 26 games as a defending midfielder.
On the international level Donny Van de Beek Transfermarket stats shows that he has scored 1 goal in his 10 games for Netherlands. Donny Van de Beek was also a member of Netherlands U17, U19, U20 andU21
youth teams and in total scored 6 goals in 38 games.
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Donny Van de Beek is active in social media. Donny Van de Beek Instagram account (@donnyvdbeek)
has around 2 million followers.
Donny Van de Beek Height is 1.84 meters. Donny Van de Beek weight is 79 kg. Donny Van de Beek position is attacking midfielder although he has played as left and right winger as well. Donny Van de Beek age is 23.
The most interesting facts about
Donny Van de Beek tattoos
is that he has a tattoo of a hand with the word "Blessed" below it on the back of his right leg.
Like many other football stars, Donny Van de Beek is crazy about playing the FIFA game. Donny Van de Beek rating in FIFA 21 is 83 (his overall rating) with a potential of 87.
Donny Van de Beek religion
is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth.
At Manchester United, Van de Beek chose to wear the number 34 shirt as a tribute to his former Ajax team-mate, Abdelhak Nouri, whose career ended when he suffered a brain damage in a friendly match in 2017 and which sent him into coma for almost two years.
Donny Van de Beek nickname is Maradonny, which was given to him by his best friend, Abdelhak Nouri because he saw Donny's technical abilities very similar to Argentina legend, Diego Maradona.
Donny van de Beek is being managed by Player United Management, a form which acts as an agent for football players especially in The Netherlands. Wesley Sneijder, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, andMaxim Guillit
, son of Dutch legend Ruud Guillit are among the most famous players managed by Player United Management.
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One of the most amusing parts ofSportMob
's article on top facts about Donny Van de Beek is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.
On playing at Old Trafford:
“Old Trafford is an amazing stadium. The nicest thing will be when the fans are there too and I cannot wait to play for the first time in front of them. I hope to see them soon in the stadium because for our team they will give us a lot of power when we can have them with us.
On former Dutch players at Manchester United:
"I watched United a lot when I was younger. Because a lot of Dutch players have played here and this was nice to watch if you’re a young kid and you see the Dutch players there."
Daley, Edwin, Robin van Persie… you see them. They won a lot of titles and United always played nice football, which was always good to see.”
(From Van de Beek interview with Manchester United website)
On the effect of Covid-19 Pandemic and the suspension of football:
“It has been a really difficult time because as a football player, okay you are training, but you want to play games. This is the best thing for a footballer that you play matches and it was too long for me [without playing] because they cancelled the Dutch league. As you say I really want to play official games and I cannot wait.”
On why he chose number 34 at Manchester United:
"This is a special thing for me because my good friend Abdelhak Nouri… maybe you know the story, he had a heart attack and he’s a good friend of mine and I’m really close with his family and his brother is one of my best friends and I talk a lot with them. So I decided to take his old number on my shirt and I want to get good memories with this number.”
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We round up our article on the
top facts about Donny Van de Beek
with a list of his most notable achievements and records at club and international level.
With Ajax Amsterdam:
UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2016–17/Eredivisie
: 2018–19/ KNVB Cup: 2018–19/ Johan Cruyff Shield: 2019
With Netherlands youth and senior national teams:
UEFA European Under-17 Championship runner-up: 2014/ UEFA Nations League runner-up: 2018–19
Individual honors and records:
Ajax Talent of the Future: 2014–15
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