Full Name: Frenkie de Jong
Date of Birth: 12 May 1997 (age 25)
Place of Birth: Gorinchem, Netherlands
Height: 1.80 m (5 nft 11 in)
His Parents: Frenkie De Jong was born in 1997 into a sports-loving family, his father played amateur football for ASV Arkel and his mother was an active footballer. Also, Frenkie's grandfather was an amateur football player.
About Frenkie De Jong
Frenkie de Jong is a Dutch professional footballer who rose to prominence in football with his excellent playmaking skills, which made him the number one target of several top European clubs. In 2004, at the age of seven, he joined the Willem II youth system, where the club's coaches helped Frenkie develop his great potential.
In 2014, he joined Willem II. Due to his stellar performances, he has become a favourite with some of his coaches, such as Under-15s coach Joss Boggs, who often refers to Frankie as a natural player. In May 2015, he made his debut in the Eredivisie, and many good teams took notice of him.
In the summer of 2015, he decided to strike a deal with Ajax. After arriving at Ajax, he was loaned back to Willem II in August, but played for Ajax again in December. For the 2016/17 season, Frankie was awarded the League's Talent of the Season award. The next season, Frankie played so well with Mattis De Ligt that he became a world sensation.
In December 2018 and February 2019, he was awarded the Eredivisie Player of the Month award. He was also part of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League best team and won the Championship midfielder award.
In January 2019, Frankie signed a five-year contract with La Liga giants Barcelona. On 16 August 2019, he made his debut for Barcelona in a 1-0 La Liga match against Athletic Bilbao.
Frankie de Jong is a regular player for the Dutch national youth team. He made 22 appearances for the team. He also regularly represented the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League 2018-19 and played for the Netherlands during Euro 2020 qualifiers.
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