Stefan de Vrij Bio, Age, Career, Girlfriend, Net Worth

Quick Facts of Stefan de Vrij

Net Worth$40.96 million
Salary$7.91 million per year
Height6 ft 4 in
Date of Birth5 February, 1992
ProfessionAthletes

Stefan de Vrij (born February 5, 1992) is a Dutch professional footballer who currently plays as a central defender for Lazio in Serie A and for the Netherlands national team.

He began his career at VV Spirit, his hometown club, and made his professional debut for Feyenoord at the age of 17. Before joining Lazio in July 2014, he spent five seasons with the Eredivisie club.

Stefan de Vrij’s Bio, Age

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Stefan de Vrij (born 5 February 1992) is a Dutch professional footballer who currently plays for Inter Milan in Serie A and for the Netherlands national team. He began his career at VV Spirit, his hometown club, and made his professional debut for Feyenoord at the age of 17. Before joining Lazio in July 2014, he spent five seasons with the Eredivisie club, including a short tenure as captain.

De Vrij has almost 50 caps for the Netherlands since becoming a full international in 2012. He was a member of the Dutch World Cup-winning team in 2014 and was named to the Castrol Performance Index Team of the Tournament.

He also competed in the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament. De Vrij was born and raised in Ouderkerk aan den IJssel. Stefan de Vrij is the youngest son of Jan de Vrij, a former player for the local club VV Spirit, where he began his career. Niels and Eric, his older brothers, both played football in their youth and went on to pursue different careers.

Stefan de Vrij’s Career

De Vrij was asked to join Feyenoord’s youth division after a series of training sessions and a friendly match against ARC. De Vrij was a center midfielder for VV Spirit, but he was converted to a defender at Feyenoord.

The youngster progressed at a remarkable rate. De Vrij was one of the players who skipped the U16 team to play in the U17 team right away after playing for Feyenoord U15.

De Vrij signed his first professional deal with Feyenoord on July 17, 2009, until the summer of 2012. De Vrij made his Feyenoord first-team debut on September 24, 2009, when he came in in the 58th minute to replace Kelvin Leerdam in a KNVB Cup away match against Harkemase Boys (0–5).

De Vrij made his Eredivisie debut against FC Groningen (3–1) on December 6, 2009, when he came on in the 89th minute to replace Denny Landzaat. At the completion of his first professional season, he was 18 years old and had made 21 appearances, 17 of which were in the league.

De Vrij took over as team captain from Ron Vlaar during the 2012–13 season. De Vrij was removed of his armband after a bad run of play in the next season, with the armband going to star striker Graziano Pellè first, and then vice-captain Jordy Clasie as the former suffered from disciplinary difficulties.

De Vrij joined Serie A team Lazio for an undisclosed price on July 30, 2014. He stated “Lazio has proven that they want me, and I am delighted to have made this decision. In Italy, I want to develop into a more complete defender.” De Vrij was generally expected to join Manchester United and follow his international manager Louis van Gaal.

On the 24th of August, he made his Coppa Italia debut, scoring the third goal in a 7–0 home win over third-tier Bassano Virtus. He made his Serie A debut a week later, as Lazio lost 3–1 against A.C. Milan to start the season.

On September 21, he was sent off in the 85th minute of a game against Genoa that Lazio had been dominating, and two minutes later, Mauricio Pinilla scored the game-winning goal for Genoa. De Vrij played in the 2015 Coppa Italia Final against Juventus on May 20, being replaced by Keita at halftime in extra time in a 2–1 defeat.

His second season began with a 90-minute performance in a 2–0 loss to Juventus in Shanghai in the 2015 Supercoppa Italiana. He had a knee injury while on international duty in September but was cleared to play another match for the Netherlands, much to the displeasure of Lazio’s medical team.

He did not make a complete recovery and had to undergo surgery the following month. It was announced in November that he will be out for the next six months owing to the injury.

In a 1–1 away draw with Chievo on September 11, 2016, he scored his first goal for the club in Serie A. Igli Tare, Lazio’s sporting director, revealed in March 2018 that De Vrij would leave on a free transfer in the summer.

After months of speculation, De Vrij declared on May 28, 2018, that he would join Inter Milan on July 1st. He was formally introduced as an Inter player on July 11th, signing a contract until June 2023. De Vrij was assigned squad number 6 and made his competitive debut against Sassuolo on August 19th in the first week of the league.

One week later, he scored his first goal for Nerazzurri, putting his team two goals up against Torino at home in a 2–2 tie. De Vrij made his 100th appearance in Serie A in a 2–1 home win against Fiorentina in September 2018.

In the season opener against Tottenham Hotspur, he made his first UEFA Champions League appearance, assisting Matas Vecino’s injury-time winner in a 2–1 home win.

De Vrij finally played 5 out of 6 matches in the competition’s group stage, which resulted in Inter’s early elimination, allowing them to continue their European adventure in the UEFA Europa League knockout round.

Later that day, in the second leg of the Europa League round of 16, De Vrij’s poor ball control proved deadly for Inter, who went on to lose 1–0 at San Siro, falling out of the competition 1–0 on aggregate.

De Vrij scored in the Derby Della Madonnina encounter against rivals Milan three days later, aiding his team to a 3–2 victory, reclaiming a third place in the championship and completing the first league double against them since the 2011–12 season.

De Vrij made his 50th appearance in all competitions for Inter in a 2–1 league win over Verona at San Siro on November 9, 2019, in the 2019–20 season.

Stefan de Vrij’s International Career

De Vrij’s impressive progress at Feyenoord did not go unnoticed, as he was promptly invited to join a national youth squad. The Netherlands U16 won a friendly match against Ukraine U16 (1–0) on November 21, 2007, with De Vrij making his debut start.  De Vrij competed in Germany at the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.

De Vrij was placed in central defense with Dico Koppers and appeared in every match Oranje played without being substituted, making a big impact in the games. The Netherlands U17 qualified for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria after finishing second in the European Championship.

De Vrij was named to the temporary list of 36 players for the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament on May 7, 2012. He was one of nine players chosen by Netherlands manager Bert van Marwijk for the opening squad.

He didn’t make the cut in the end. De Vrij made his debut for new boss Louis van Gaal in a friendly match against Belgium on August 15, 2012.

He was nominated to Louis van Gaal’s 2014 FIFA World Cup team as one of four Feyenoord defenders. On the 13th of June, in the Netherlands’ first game of the tournament, against Spain, the referee awarded a questionable penalty kick when Diego Costa stood on De Vrij’s foot and fell.

This penalty was converted by Xabi Alonso, giving Spain a 1-0 lead. The Dutch rallied, and De Vrij scored their third goal, his first in international play, as they went on to win 5–1. De Vrij appeared in every match for the Netherlands, who finished third overall. He and Arjen Robben were the only two Dutch players named to the Tournament Team.

De Vrij evened up with a header from Daley Blind’s cross in the Netherlands’ first UEFA Euro 2016 qualification match against the Czech Republic on September 9, 2014, however, the Dutch lost 2–1.

After Wesley Sneijder’s replacement, he headed the team into the lead after 13 minutes in a 2–0 friendly win over Spain at the Amsterdam Arena on March 31, 2015. He also wore the captain’s armband after Wesley Sneijder’s substitution.

Stefan de Vrij’s Height

His height is 6 feet 2 inches.

Stefan de Vrij’s Girlfriend

Doina Turcanu is the girlfriend of former defender Stefan de Vrij. Doina is a former model.

Stefan de Vrij’s Net Worth

Stefan de Vrij, a D C for FC Internazionale Milano, makes £116,000 per week and £6,032,000 per year. Stefan de Vrij has an estimated net worth of £31,231,200. Stefan de Vrij  is 29 years old. His current deal runs out on June 30, 2023.

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