Already a Liverpool legend, a UEFA player of the year, Virgil Van Dijk is a sensation in football. The woman behind this success is Rike Nooitgedagt, his wife.
Like they say, Behind every man’s success, there is a woman. Similarly, Rike Nooitgedagt has sacrificed everything to make Van Dijk the man he is today.
Virgil is a defender for Liverpool Fc playing as a center back. His strong physique to block the run of strikers and staggering height to clear the air balls made him the best defender for 2018-19.
Besides, his heading abilities to score and parabolic long balls were outstanding qualities. After his hefty sum singing from the so-called supermarket, Southhampton Fc, he has never let down the fans.
He helped Mane and Salah to score on the field. However, outside the field, he is assisted by his lovely wife and a sales manager Rike Nooitgedagt.
Here, we will be talking all about her wiki and bio.
Rike Nooitgedagt may be the name most of us have never heard. She is popular as a wife and long-time girlfriend of Virgil Van Djik.
However, she has dedicated her entire life and career to her husband. Once, she was a successful fashion sales manager in Holland.
Apparently, Van Dijk had to move to Celtic Fc in Glasglow, Scotland to chase his dream. Rike Nooitgedagt prioritized her then-boyfriend over her job.
So, she had to move to Glasglow with him. She even relocated with him to Southhampton, England when Saints signed him.
Later, last year he moved to Liverpool and his wife was always there with him.
Rike Nooitgedagt has not shared any information about her childhood. Although, she grew up in the Netherlands.
In fact, she is originally from Groningen municipality in Holland. She has kept the information about her parents and siblings under the wraps.
Likewise, there are details on her recent career path and achievements.
Unfortunately, there is no public information about her birthday. Therefore, it’s quite difficult to know about her exact age.
However, there are some pictures of her on the Internet to judge. Seems like she is in her late 20s.
On the other hand, her husband Virgil is 28 years old as of 2019. Therefore, she must be give-or-take around his age.
Likewise, she features in the award programs with him. Rike Nooitgedagt is a stunning beauty and a perfect match for 6 feet and 4 inches Virgil Van Djik.
It’s pretty clear as of now that Rike is Virgil’s college sweetheart. They have been together for almost a decade.
After a long-time relationship, they decided to take the step farther in 2017. In fact, they tied the knot that year.
The couple is blessed with a daughter Nila. Nila was born in 2014. During the time of conceiving, Van Djik was about to make his senior national team debut.
Therefore, the couple performed an induced birth so that he should not have to miss the call-up.
That just shows the sacrifice Rike Nooitgedagt has made for her husband.
Looks like Rike Nooitgedagt is not a social media girl. She doesn’t have an Instagram account on her name.
On the other hand, Van Dijk Instagram account is strictly professional.