Ron van Dijk is the father of a well-known Dutch professional footballer who plays as a Centre-back for Premier League Club Liverpool and is the captain of the Netherland national team Virgil van Dijk.
Married to a Surinamese girl
Ron van Dijk is Dutch and the native of the Netherlands. He is part of the Germanic ethnic group.
Whereas the girl (Hellen Fo Sieeuw) he fell in love with was Surinamese. Surinamese are called to the people who are from country Suriname.
Although people do not know how they got along and got married to each other. Not even their wedding date is revealed yet.
Left his wife and children
Their eldest child, among them, his son Virgil van Dijk. His elder son was so young (12 years old) when he left his wife and children.
However, the reason behind leaving them remained undisclosed to date.
Struggled for Living
After leaving his children and wife behind, his son Virgil van Dijk had to struggle a lot to help his mom and siblings to live.
He even worked as a dishwasher; at the same time, he was also playing football to fulfill his dreams. He was then playing as a right-back.
But he never gave up upon his dreams. He kept doing whatever was right at that point of time. At the age of 17, he gets to play as a central defensive position in 2008.
Strangled relationship with his children
His children lost all contact with him, as he left them when they were small. His children grew up without having him around.
Once in an interview, his footballer son said that he had no feelings for him as of now. In the future, when he gets older than he might talk to him, but now it’s not possible.
His daughter Jennifer refused to use his surname; rather, she is using his mom surname.
All his children are adults now. His younger son Jordan is a businessman and doing well in life.
Married his childhood Sweetheart
His elder son Virgil van Dijk is married to childhood sweetheart Rike Nooitgedagt. He was in a long-term relationship with her since his struggling days.
She has been on his side like a pillar of strength during his old days. She left her career and job to support him in football. They are truly made for each other.
The couple together had a baby girl whom they named as Nila van Dijk. She was born in 2014.
He has seen and faced a lot in his life since he was small, but now, he is in a much happy space. He loves to go back home and be with his family.
|Year||Net Worth||Annual income|
|2020||$20 Million||$1.4 Million|
His net worth is unknown; however, his son Virgil van Dijk is estimated to have a net worth of $20 Million.
His annual income is around $1.4 Million, which is based on assumptions only.
Source of income
His income comes from being a football player. Also, his other source of income would be brand endorsements, product advertisements, and appearances.
Birthday and age
- His son Virgil van Dijk celebrates his birthday on the 8th of July. His current age is 29 years old.
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