Nigel de Jong: all the fun about a colorful Dutch footballer

Nigel de Jong is a famous Dutchfootballer, who today defends the colors of the Italian club "Milan" and his national team. A talented player was born in 1984, and in his more than 30 years he managed to build an excellent career. That's about it and I would like to tell.

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Start of professional activity

First of all I would like to say that Nigel deYong is the son of a famous Dutch footballer, whose name is Jerry de Jong. Like many other footballers born and raised in this state, Nigel began to practice this sport at the club "Ajax". And very successfully. Already in the middle of autumn of 2002 his debut in the main part of the team took place. The younger de Jong quickly got to win respect among the players. Moreover, he was loved by fans from the first games.

The first few years were very successful forpromising football player, but then he began to appear less and less often on the field and eventually completely dropped out of the main line-up. However, this did not mean an end. Since then, in 2006, Nigel de Jong moved to a more famous and titled club - in the German "Hamburg".

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Career in Germany

As part of the popular German club Dutchmanquickly became a key player. He had some qualities that made him really fit on the field. Namely: intransigence and skill is very tight (and sometimes even tough) to "patronize" your opponent and "guard the zone." Both teammates, coaches, and fans were all happy with the new player.

The Netherlands spent two and a half seasons incomposition of "Hamburg". For all this time he went on the field more than 60 times (within the Bundesliga). But still there was some nuance. And it was confirmed by everything - from players to commentators and fans. Nigel de Jong too often crossed the line of fair play. And that in matches, that in training. He did not hesitate to hide in hard and very dangerous subcuts, often began to work with his elbows when he turned out to be "on the second floor," fighting for a riding ball. Therefore, for a long time in the "Hamburg" the Dutchman did not stay. In 2009, in January, he left the German club and moved to the English "Manchester City", where from the first matches was entrenched in the basis.

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Last years

Despite all the talk about a tough game, Nigelcontinued to behave in his spirit. For which he received from English fans such a nickname as the Killer of the feet. In 2010, de Jong broke his legs to two players! The first was Stuart Holden (Nigel made a tackle and the American was unlucky), and the second - Hatem Ben Arfa (the player of "Newcastle" got a double fracture). For the last trick, by the way, the Dutchman did not even get a yellow card. But the punishment was. And it was sudden and unexpected. De Jonga was expelled from the Netherlands team (not forever, but from qualifying matches). The head coach of the team said that the player went too far and that his tackles and behavior are unacceptable. And the head coach of ManCity supported Nigel. He argued that someone, but De Jong - absolutely competitive, great football player.

At the 2010 World Cup, Nigel again noted. Karatist leap, which he beat Xabi Alonso, the player of the Spanish team, and hit him in the chest with spikes.

To date, Nigel de Jong, photo of which is presented above, stands for "Milan". There he moved for 3.5 million pounds in 2012.

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Interesting Facts

Nigel de Jong is a footballer who, as alreadyit could be understood, played quite harshly and at times unacceptably. However, he received very few red cards. Last time - ten years ago, in 2006! And by the way, he has many awards for his shoulders. He was the champion of the Netherlands and the owner of the country's Super Cup. With "Manchester City" he won the Cup and the Super Bowl of England. He also became a bronze medalist for the Premier League (2010/11). He also won the championship of England in 2011/12. With the national team, the player became the bronze medalist of the 2014 World Cup and finished second in the 2010 World Cup.

And what about your personal life? This is also worth a couple of words, discussing the career and biography of such a colorful football player, as Nigel de Jong. His wife has a wife, but this is not a model and not an actress, as we all are used to. The footballer married a simple but attractive girl of Surinamese descent named Winona. More about his personal life, almost nothing is known.

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