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In the following article, we will take a look at the top facts about Victor Lindelof. First of all, at the beginning of the article, we want you to know that an exciting story, full of different events awaits you, so reading this article will be fun. Stay with us!

Victor Jorgen Nilsson Lindelof born 17 July 1994 is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Manchester United and the Sweden national team. Mainly a centre-back, he can also play as a right-back.

He decided to move to Benfica in Portugal in December 2011, initially representing the club at youth level and at B level. He continued to appear for the club at the B level, after making his first-team debut in September 2013, thus winning three Primeira Liga titles as well. In July 2017, he joined Manchester United.

At under-17, under-19, under-21, and senior levels, Lindelöf has represented Sweden. He was a part of the under-21 team that won the UEFA Under-21 European Championship in 2015. In March 2016, he made his senior international debut and represented his country at the 2016 UEFA Euro and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

At Vasteras SK, Lindelof started his career in

Sweden

, making his debut in October 2009. 

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Victor Lindelof biography

  • Name in home country:

    Victor Jörgen Nilsson-Lindelöf

  • Victor Lindelof Place of birth:

    Västerås  

  • Victor Lindelof Age:

    26

  • Victor Lindelof Height:

    1,87 m

  • Victor Lindelof Nationality:

    Sweden

  • Victor Lindelof Position:

    Defender - Centre-Back

  • Victor Lindelof Foot:

    right

  • Victor Lindelof agent:

    HCM Sports Management

  • Victor Lindelof Current club:

    Manchester United

  • Victor Lindelof Contract expires:

    Jun 30, 2024

  • Victor Lindelof Date of last contract extension:

    Sep 18, 2019

Victor Lindelof

 

Date of birth:

Jul 17, 1994

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Victor Lindelof's club career

Lindloff played for Westeras-based clubs like IK Franke, Vasteras IK and Vasteras SK in his youth.

Victor Lindelof in Vasteras SK

Lindelof made his first-team debut for Vasteras SK in October 2009 at the age of 15, when the team beat BK Forward 3-0 in the last round of the 2009 Division 1 Norra season. He helped his team progress a level further in the Swedish league system during the following season, as they were promoted to the second highest league.

Victor Lindelof in Benfica

Considering top facts about Victor Lindelof it is worth to mention that he agreed to join the Portuguese club Benfica in the summer of 2012 on 1 December 2011, and the offer was extended until 2020 on 8 June 2015. He played for the youth team in the 2012–13 season and won the Portuguese under-19 championship.

He debuted for the first-team on 19 October 2013 in a 1–0 Portuguese Cup win over CD Cinfães, playing the full match. He scored 2 goals in 33 matches for the reserve team in the 2013–14 season.

He returned to the first-team in a 1–0 win over Nacional in the Taça da Liga in the 2015-16 season. On 16 February 2016, in a 1-0 home victory over Zenit Saint Petersburg in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16, he played the entire match for Benfica.

Four days later, in a 3–1 Primeira Liga win at Pacos de Ferreira, he scored his first goal for Benfica. He played in the final of Taça de Portugal on 28 May 2017, which

Benfica

won over Vitória de Guimarães (2–1). He had won three Primeira Liga titles, two Taça de Portugal titles and one Taça da Liga title by the time he left Benfica.

Victor Lindelof in Manchester United

2017–18 season

On 10 June 2017, Manchester United announced that it had agreed to enter into an agreement with Benfica to sign Lindelöf for a fee of EUR 35 million (with possible add-ons amounting to EUR 10 million), pending agreement on personal terms and medical clearance by the player.

On 14 June, Lindelöf passed his medical treatment at the Trafford Training Centre, with the Swede signing a four-year contract with an additional year option; Manchester United announced that the contract would commence on 1 July.

In the 2017 UEFA Super Cup, he made his official debut for the club against Real Madrid; but, on 14 October, it was more than two months before his Premier League debut, brought on during added time against Liverpool.

 He was limited to just 17 premier league matches, starting 13 of them, due to the choice of Jose Mourinho to play a Chris Smalling and Phil Jones defensive partnership.

2018–19 season

Lindelöf somehow became Mourinho's favorite central defender in the 2018-19 season and played more regularly than he did in the previous season. In the first match of the season on 11 August 2011, against Leicester City, which ended in a 2-1 home victory, he played the full 90 minutes.

He went on to start 11 out of 13 league matches until Jose Mourinho was sacked and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjær in December 2018. On 29 January 2019, Lindelöf scored his first goal for Manchester United, scoring their second goal at home to Burnley in a 2-2 league draw.

He finished the season making 35 out of 38 appearances and scoring one goal in the league, the second most in club league appearances that season coming behind Harry Maguire and David De Gea, both of whom played all 38 matches, establishing a defensive partnership with Maguire in the process. Kindly continue reading top facts about Victor Lindelof.

2020–21 season

In a 6-2 home victory against Leeds United, Lindelöf scored his first goal of the 2020-21 season on 20 December 2020. On 2 February 2021, in Manchester United's record equaling 9-0 home victory over Southampton, he played the entire 90 minutes.

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Victor Lindelof’s International career

Youth team

On 14 October 2014, in the semi final of the qualification play-offs against

France

, Lindelöf made his under-21 team debut.

While Lindelöf was not nominated for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in the final squad, he replaced defender Emil Krafth on 15 June 2015, who was removed from the tournament following a back injury. In the first game against Italy, he made his debut in the competition.

He successfully converted Sweden's fifth and final penalty against Portugal in a 4-3 penalty shoot-out win in the final to become European Under-21 champion on 30 June 2015. He was named to the tournament squad.

Senior team

In March 2016, Lindelöf got his first call to the senior Swedish squad for friendlies against Turkey and the

Czech Republic

. On 24 March 2016, he debuted for the country in a 2-1 away defeat to Turkey.

He was chosen for UEFA Euro 2016 in France in the Swedish team, where he played all three of their group matches, while Sweden failed to advance to the round of 16.

Lindelöf was also chosen for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in Sweden's 35-man provisional squad, but was prevented from participating in the tournament by his Benfica club, who believed that their players' participation in the Olympics would hurt their prospects for the following season.

In the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on 10 October 2016, Lindelöf scored his first international goal for Sweden in a 3-0 victory over Bulgaria.

He was selected for the FIFA World Cup in Russia in May 2018 in Sweden's 23-man squad. Lindelöf missed the first game due to illness against South Korea, but was a regular defense starter for the remainder of the tournament alongside fellow central defender Andreas Granqvist. In the quarter final against England, Lindelöf and Sweden were withdrawn.

Lindelöf was called up for the Swedish UEFA Euro 2020 qualification matches against

Romania

and Norway in March 2019. He decided, however, to withdraw from the team, citing personal reasons, namely his first child's birth. Anton Tinnerholm replaced him.

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Victor Lindelof’s Personal life

Lindelof revealed his engagement to his long-time girlfriend, Maja Nilsson, following his move to Manchester United in 2017. In late May 2018, in Sweden, they got married. Their first child was born in March 2019.

While Lindelöf was witnessing the robbery of a 90-year-old woman by a man on a bicycle in his home city in August 2020, Lindelöf chased the thief on foot and managed to capture him, trapping him before the police arrived. For his "quick and wise intervention" the police later thanked Lindelöf.

Here the below table contains specific information about his personal life things. His likes and interests you can see below.

Victor Lindelof Favourites

  • Favourite food

    : Italian & French Recipes

  • Favourite drinks

    : N/A

  • Favourite Super hero

    : Superman

  • Favourite Book

    : N/A

  • Favourite sports

    : Football, Soccer

  • Favourite Musician/Music

    : Robyn

  • Favourite Subject

    : N/A

  • Favourite Footballers

    : Ronaldinho, Zidane, Beckham

  • Favourite Politician

    : Åsa Linderborg

  • Favourite actor

    : Alexander Skarsgard

  • Favourite Actress

    : Malin Akerman

  • Favourite cell phone/Brand

    : Iphone

  • Favourite colour

    : Purple

  • Favourite Flower

    : Rose

  • Favourite Time of Day:

    Evening

  • Favourite Sports Team:

    Manchester United

  • Favorite Website:

    Instagram, Twitter

  • Favourite Digit:

    9

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Who is Maja Nilsson?

One of the top facts about Victor Lindelof is about her wife Maja Nilsson who works in marketing and writes for the Swedish blog Femme, and recently wrote a guide to Lisbon, home of the former Benfica club in Lindelof. She is a major Instagram and Twitter user, and it is from here that Maja expresses her support for Lindelof and his career on a regular basis.

During Lindelof's five-and-a-half-year, trophy-laden spell with the Portuguese giants as well, Maja was also seen at Benfica games.

"She posted a heartfelt farewell to Benfica supporters after Lindelof left for United, writing: "I just want to take a moment and thank all of the Benfiquistas out there. You really are wonderful, and I'm so glad you showed me what true fans and passion for a club really mean. 

Thank you for all your unconditional love for these past years and for letting us borrow your beautiful city of Lisboa from you. With so much respect, I will always look back at those times in Lisbon and Benfica. Thanks for it anyway. Have a good day. tAnd I'll see you in August in Manchester. can't wait.

Due to the funny stories she tells about Lindelof, Maja has also been a frequent source of amusement for Swedish and Benfica fans.

“The other night, Victor insisted that I take a sleeping pill," she tweeted in November of last year. "The day after I learned that he then stayed up all night playing Call of Duty.

She added disbelievingly: "He drugged me for COD."

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When did Maja and Victor get engaged?

Earlier in June, Maja revealed on Instagram that she and Lindelof were now engaged after he asked the question while they were holidaying in the Maldives together.

She posted some photos of the fancy holiday of their couple in the tropical country as well as the dazzling ring on which Lindelof definitely splashed out.

In one post, Maja wrote: “Ready to be Mrs Lindelof." Maja Nilsson Lindelof was born on December 21, 1993, meaning that her age is 27. Maja's zodiac sign is Sagittarius, in accordance with her birthday. Maja was born in Sweden, meaning that her nationality is Swedish. Maja Nilsson is a personality that is versatile. 

Not only is she a full-time mother, she runs a YouTube channel with more than 61K subscribers as well.

One of the

top facts about Victor Lindelof

is that he was a crucial player of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. 

After many years of dating, the couple tied the knot in May 2018. The Manchester United defender popped up the big question in 2017 when the couple were on their Maldives vacation.

At a spectacular countryside wedding ceremony in Sweden, they got married. 

They blessed Victor Lindelöf and Maja Nilsson with one child. Maja gave birth to their son, Ted Louie Nilsson Lindelöf, in March 2019.

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Victor Lindelof’s Honours

Club

Västeras SK

  • Division 1 Norra: 

    2010

Benfica

  • Primeira Liga:

     2013–14,[54] 2015–16, 2016–17

  • Taça de Portugal: 

    2013–14, 2016–17

  • Taça da Liga:

     2015–16

  • Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 

    2016

International

Sweden

  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship:

     2015

Individual

  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship Team of the Tournament:

     2015

  • Fotbollsgalan Best Defender:

    2016, 2019

  • UEFA Champions League Breakthrough XI:

    2016

  • SJPF Primeira Liga Team of the Year:

    2016

  • Guldbollen:

    2018, 2019

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Victor Lindelof's Net Worth or Salery

One of the interesting 

top facts about Victor Lindelof

is about his salary.

In 2017, the center-back signed a contract with Manchester United, which pays him a huge salary of 4.5 million euros (4 million pounds) per year. We have reduced the numbers, which means that he earns 12,295 euros (8 10,836) per day and 512 euros (1 451) per hour!

This means that to earn the same as Lindelof earns in just 1 month, the average man in the UK needs to work for at least 11 years.

  • Net Worth:

    9 Million Euro (8.1 Million Pound)

  • Market Value:

    20 Million Euro (18 Million Pound)

He has started earning big bucks ever since joining Man United in 2017. His salary is actually astronomical, meaning that his Net Worth is too! We estimate it to be around EUR 9 million (8.1 Million Pound). His market value, we believe, is slightly on the decline.

Only look at his nickname and you're going to see the Man U. With their 35 million Euro transfer fee, they may have overpaid marginally. However, he is no slouch and we still assume that his market value is around EUR 20 million (18 Million Pound).

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