THE JOURNEY OF Frenkie de Jong

Frenkie de Jong is an international footballer who plays for the Netherlands National Team and FC Barcelona. During the 2018-19 season, De Jong was Eredivisie player of the season. He was an integral part of the Ajax team in the 18-19 season which entered the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League after 22 years. De Jong was selected in the 2019 FIFA FIFPro. World11

EARLY LIFE of Frenkie De Jong

Frenkie De Jong was born on 12 May 1997 in Gorinchem a town in the province of South Holland, Netherlands. De Jong joined his boyhood club Willem II at the age of seven.

Career of Frenkie De Jong

International

Frenkie has represented the National Team in the U-15, U-17, U-19, U-21, and the senior team. He made 22 appearances in the Netherlands youth setup. On 10 July 2015, he made his debut for the U-19 team. De Jong made his international debut on 6 September 2018, against Peru. Frenkie soon became starter for the National Team at the 2018 UEFA Nations League and the Euro qualifiers.

CLUB

De Jong started his career with boyhood club Willem II at the age of seven. He played through the entire youth system at Willem II. On 10 May 2015, De Jong made his Eredivisie debut for Willem II. De Jong signed for Ajax on 22 August 2015. For the first two seasons, he played for Ajax 2 before being promoted to the first team. De Jong played a very important role for Ajax in the 2018-19 season when they won the league double after 2001-02 season and qualify for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals after 22 years. On 23 January 2019, De Jong signed for Barcelona which would be effective from 1 July 2019. He made his competitive debut for Barcelona on 16 August 2019.

Achievements of Frenkie De Jong

Dutch Football Talent of the Year 2018-19,

UEFA Nations League Finals Team of the Tournament 2019

FIFA FIFPro World11 2019,

Eredivisie Player of the Month December 2018, February 2019,

UEFA Midfielder of the Season, 2019,

IFFHS Mens World Team 2019,

UEFA Nations League Finals Young Player of the Tournament 2019,

Eredivisie Player of the Season 2018-19,

UEFA Team of the Year 2019,

Eredivisie Team of the Season 2018-19,

UEFA Champions league Squad of the Season 2019,

Eredivisie Divisie Talent of the Season 2016-17.

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