Rike Nooitgedagt, Wife of Virgil Van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk, one of the best defenders in recent years and Liverpool player, is wedded to Rike Nooitgedagt, the love of his life whom he has been dating since they were teenagers.

Virgil van Dijk

Van Dijk was born on 8th July 1991 in Breda, a city in the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands. Growing up, he was a huge football fan and has loved playing Football since childhood. He played football in his school and neighborhood and was very devoted and hard-working.

He always wanted to become a footballer, and he took it seriously early in his life, started working on his skills, and joined the academy to improve his game further. He also worked as a part-time dishwasher at the academy.

Van Dijk's move to Liverpool has propelled him to the top of the tree
Van Dijk’s move to Liverpool has propelled him to the top of the tree

Virgil Van Dijk began his professional football career on 1st May 2011 with Groningen, a Dutch football club, and he quickly made his name in European football. In 2013, Celtic F.C. signed him, playing for two seasons.

In 2015, he joined Southampton on a five-year contract and later joined Liverpool in the 2017–2018 season. Liverpool brought him in the winter transfer window on 1st January 2018 for a whopping 75 Million pounds.

Since his move to Liverpool, van Dijk has become an ever-present fixture in the starting eleven. As watchers of football, we have become accustomed to the Premier League logo on his shirt.

In the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Virgil was essential to the Netherlands’ hopes. They reached the quarter-final stage, losing out to eventual winners Argentina, led by the great Lionel Messi.

Currently, Virgil Van Dijk plays for Liverpool as a center-back and has won several trophies playing for this club. Some of the most prominent ones are:

  • UEFA Champions League 2018–19
  • FIFA Club World Cup Winner 2019
  • UEFA Best Player In Europe 2019
  • English Premier League 2020
  • English F.A. Cup Winner 2022
  • English League Cup Winner 2022
  • UEFA Super Cup Winner 19/20
  • Defender Of The Year 18/19.

At 31, he has already achieved so much and managed his success and fame well over the years. Virgil Van Dijk was also the runner-up for the Ballon d’Or in 2019.

At 195 centimeters, Virgil is one of the most imposing and tallest players in the Premier League.

Van Dijk has excelled under one of the most succesful football managers in recent history, Jurgen Klopp. The high pressing that comes from the Gegenpress has freed him up to become both a ball-playing, and a powerful centre-back

Van Dijk proved his worth earlier in his career at Celtic
Van Dijk proved his worth earlier in his career at Celtic

Van Dijk made his international debut for the Netherlands in 2015, and 3 years later, in 2018, he was also made captain of the Netherlands national team. He led his side in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Virgil Van Dijk’s current net worth is approximately $30 Million, mainly consisting of his football earnings. Apart from football earnings, advertisements, and brand endorsements also contribute considerably to his net worth.

Van Dijk has 12.6 Million Followers on Instagram.

Virgil Van Dijk has kept his personal life very private from the media, unlike some other famous footballers, i.e., Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, etc.

Rike Nooitgedagt

Rike and Virgil have been together since their younger years
Rike and Virgil have been together since their younger years

Full NameRike Nooitgedagt
Date of birthN/A
Place of birthBreda, Netherlands
Place of residenceLiverpool, England
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight52 kg
Hair ColourBrown
Eye ColourGreen
Relationship statusMarried
PartnerVirgil van Dijk
ChildrenNila van Dijk, Jadi van Dijk
ProfessionFashion Designer
Net worth (approx.)$200,000 (as of November 2022)

Rike Nooitgedagt was born in Breda, Netherlands, and as far as her personal life is concerned, we know very little about it. We don’t even know which year she was born. She is very private about her life. She is neither on Social media, nor her husband, Virgil Van Dijk has revealed anything about her. She is an introvert, and they both have decided to keep their lives private from the public.

Background And Personal Life

The internet has no information about Rike Nooitgedagt’s parents, where she grew up, or how many siblings she has. Rike Nooitgedagt did complete high school, but there is no information on whether she went to a university or not.

Rike Nooitgedagt worked as a fashion sales manager, and it was the job she loved very much, and she worked very hard to become a fashion sales manager. In 2013 when Van Dijk joined Celtic F.C, Rike Nooitgedagt had to choose between her career and the man she had loved since they were children, well she chose love over her career and sacrificed her hard-earned job to stay with Virgil Van Dijk. Currently, Rike Nooitgedagt is working as a fashion designer.

Love Life

Rike has stuck with Virgil throughout his rise to the top
Rike has stuck with Virgil throughout his rise to the top

They had known each other since they were little kids as the two lived close to each other and later fell in love when they were teenagers. There would be no evidence on the internet if Virgil Van Dijk dated anyone before Rike Nooitgedagt. It seems like she was most probably his first and only girlfriend.

They married without any publicity or media presence in a private wedding ceremony in 2017. Rike Nooitgedagt was with Virgil when he was nothing but just an ordinary Dutch boy with big dreams, and she’s still with him now. He is at the top of his game and now a married couple with two beautiful daughters.

Like every couple, Rike Nooitgedagt and Virgil Van Dijk had their ups and downs in the relationship. Still, they seem very happy with their lives, and both have supported each other throughout their relationship. Their relationship almost feels like a fairy tale, and to be honest, how often does it happen childhood lovers turn into husband and wife?

With many top level footballers and athletes, wives are intrumental to their success behind the scenes, Rike is no exception. We see the value of this with the likes of Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo, or Luis Suarez and Sofia Balbi.


Rike has two daughter with Virgil
Rike has two daughters with Virgil

They have two daughters; the first was born in 2014, and the second in 2016. The name of their first daughter is Nila van Dijk, whereas the younger one is named Jadi van Dijk. Virgil has been seen after matches with his children many times at Anfield, Liverpool’s stadium.

Net Worth

Rike Nooitgedagt’s net worth is $200,000, mainly consisting of her earnings from fashion design work. She did give up her fashion sales manager job in 2013, but now she is a successful fashion designer and is making a lot of money on her own.

Media Presence

Rike Nooitgedagt has no social media accounts, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. She is rarely seen in interviews and only at her husband’s matches or parties.

She seems to avoid the media; she doesn’t like media attention. Though social media can help her with her profession, she still chooses to stay away from it pretty much tells how profound she is about her privacy.

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