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At the age of 17 Virgil van Dijk worked as a dishwasher for about four euros an hour in his spare time between classes and training. Who was going to tell that kid that in the next decade he was going to become the most expensive defender in history - until this summer Manchester United signed Harry Maguire - that he was going to lead Liverpool towards the Champions League and that He was going to be named Best Player of the 2018-19 Season for UEFA ahead of Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The award rewards the performance of the players among all the competitions of clubs and selections and there Van Dijk has had no rival. In addition to conquering the Champions League - he was also chosen as the best defender of the competition - it was capital for the 'reds' to endure until the final pull of Manchester City in the Premier, he was named Best Player of the Year of the English league and was runner-up of the League of Nations with the Netherlands.
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- Champions League
- Manchester United
- Manchester City
- Leo Messi
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- International Soccer
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