Virgil van Dijk is in a relationship with Rike Nooitgedagt. The couple had their first baby in 2014: a daughter. Now Virgil van Dijk’s girlfriend may even call herself an international’s lady. In October 2015 he finally debuted in the Dutch national team.
The birth of their baby was quite the event: at the moment Rike was due in September 2014, Van Dijk at last got that invitation to the Netherlands national football team he had so desperately wished for. The defender did not want to miss the birth in any case and managed to arrange for his girlfriend to have the birth induced, so he could join the team after all. Embarrassingly he did not yet get to play.
The blonde is mostly a “WAG” and a mother nowadays. In the past Rike Nooitgedagt worked as a sales manager. She sold several brands of clothes to fashion shops in the Netherlands. When Van Dijk transferred from FC Groningen to Celtic she had to give up her job. ,,It was a busy, hard working job, but I really loved it,” she told the Daily Record.
The Scottish newspaper furthermore reported that Rike really enjoys Glasgow: ,,Back in the Netherlands I had heard about the Celtic-family, but now that I live here I really know what it means. Just recently we had an evening for Celtic couples, I really enjoyed that. The people are really nice and make me feel most welcome in Glasgow.
Virgil van Dijk’s WAG: Rike Nooitgedagt
,,Celtic is a very good club, people are friendly and attentive. Most people I meet understand what it’s like to live in a foreign country and help me.” Question is, however, how long Virgil van Dijk and his girlfriend Rike Nooitgedagt will stay in the Scottish capital. For a while now the tough defender from Breda has been receiving English attention. With Celtic the backliner, who surprisingly started his career at Willem II, has a contract till 2017. He already won two national championships with Celtic. He now plays at Southampton.
Rike Nooitgedagt and Virgil van Dijk used to be relatively open on social media in the past. Recently they started shielding their personal lives extensively though, most likely because of British tabloid press.