Top 10 unbreakable football records by Virgil van Dijk

Some of the most significant records held by Virgil van Dijk in the football world that seem unbreakable. Check out the whole story.

Virgil van Dijk Unbreakable Football Records:

  1. Most expensive defender transfer fee: Virgil van Dijk was transferred from Southampton to Liverpool in January 2018 for a record fee of £75 million, the highest fee ever paid for a defender.
  2. UEFA Men’s Player of the Year 2018/19: Van Dijk became the first defender to win the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award, beating Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the prize.
  3. PFA Players’ Player of the Year 2018/19: Van Dijk won the PFA Players of the Year award in the 2018/19 season, becoming the first defender to win the award since John Terry in 2005.
  4. First Liverpool defender to win the Champions League Final Man of the Match Award: Van Dijk won the Man of the Match award in the 2019 Champions League final, becoming the first Liverpool defender to win the award in the competition’s history.
  5. First Liverpool defender to score in consecutive Premier League games: Van Dijk scored in consecutive Premier League games against Wolves and Newcastle United in December 2019, becoming the first Liverpool defender to achieve this feat.
  6. First Liverpool player to win the Premier League Player of the Season award since Luis Suarez in 2014: Van Dijk won the Premier League Player of the Season award in the 2018/19 season, becoming the first Liverpool player to win the award since Luis Suarez in 2014.
  7. Most consecutive Premier League clean sheets by a Liverpool player: Van Dijk played a crucial role in Liverpool’s 18 consecutive Premier League clean sheets during the 2019/20 season, breaking the previous record held by Manchester United.
  8. Most aerial duels won in a Premier League season: Van Dijk won 218 aerial duels during the 2018/19 season, breaking the previous record held by former Liverpool defender Duncan Ferguson.
  9. Most interceptions by a Liverpool player in a Premier League season: Van Dijk made 85 interceptions during the 2018/19 season, breaking the previous record held by Javier Mascherano.
  10. Most clean sheets by a Liverpool player in a Premier League season: Van Dijk played a key role in Liverpool’s 21 Premier League clean sheets during the 2018/19 season, breaking the previous record held by Pepe Reina.

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