Dirk Kuyt Biography
|Date of Birth:||1980 , July-22|
|Age:||40 years old|
|Birth Place/City||Katwijk aan Zee|
|Net Worth||4,000,000 Euros|
|Salary||2.85 million Euros|
|Weight in KG||77kg|
|Married to||Gertrude Kuyt|
|Children||Aidan Benjamin Kuyt, Noelle Kuyt, Roan Dirk Kuyt, and Jordan Giovanni Kuyt|
Dirk Kuyt is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a striker for Quick Boys and played much of his career as a winger.
Early Life And Education Of Dirk Kuyt
Dirk Kuyt is a splendid Dutch footballer, who was born on 22 July 1980, Katwijk, Netherlands. He plays as a forward for Fenerbahce. He grew up in Katwijk aan Zee, Noordzee which is a small fisherman town.
He has earned both national and international acclamation and has appeared in four international matches in 2006, 2010 World Cups and 2008, 2012 European Championships.
He was brought up by his mother. His father didn’t stay home most often. He was the third children out of the four siblings. His father was a fisherman so he could either go on the path of his father or become a footballer which was a personal choice.
He had a sheer interest in playing football that developed at a very young age. He joined Quick Boys, an amateur team at the age of five. He came under the notice of FC Utrecht from the Eredivisie team while playing in the six games in the Hoofdklasse in March 1998. His fate started changing in his favor since then.
Dirk Kuyt's Career
He was signed by FC Utrecht at the age of 18 cruising to the ultimate footballer. He also played as a striker, winger whenever evoked. During his career in Eredivisie, he won the prestigious Dutch Cup ultimately claiming the man of the match award for the same season. He was signed by Feyenoord with the fees of $1 million.
He had become popular at Feyenoord as he registered consecutive 20 league goals. He was at the peak of his career when he has claimed Eredivisie top scorer with mesmerizing 29 goals in that particular season.
He became the captain of the club in the year 2005 and had three successful seasons. He was then transferred to Liverpool on 18 August 2006 for unrevealed fees. He always expressed his desire to play for the premier league and he was bestowed.
He made 233 appearances from 1999-2006. He played 179 matches from 2001-2006. He got an opportunity to appear in international matches. His first international debut was against Liechtenstein in September 2004.
He has usually seen cladding number 7 jerseys when representing his country in matches probably as a lucky mascot. He, however, played in the Euro cup with the number 18 jersey, the one that he also wore while playing at his club Liverpool.
Dirk Kuyt's Net Worth, Salary, And Market Value
Dirk Kuyt's net worth is $14 million at present. His market value is $4.6 million and has an estimated salary of $3.3 million.
He was signed by Feyenoord in a €100,000 transfer deal in 2003 where he stayed for 3 years till 2006.
He stands at the height of 1.84 meters and weighs is 77 kg. He is active on Twitter and Instagram with many followers.
Dirk Kuyt's Personal Life
He is married to Gertrude Kuyt. He has a lovely spouse. She works as a nurse in an old people’s home. She is revered in the Dutch media for her chivalrous nature. He has four children with her named Aidan Benjamin Kuyt, Noelle Kuyt, Roan Dirk Kuyt, and Jordan Giovanni Kuyt. His father died on 29 June 2007 battling cancer.
The couple has set up the Dirk Kuyt foundation raising money for the poor children’s in his homeland and the developing country to provide them support and care and uplifting their lives to some extent. They raise money for charity by selling the famous Dirk Kuyt clothes.
He has earned a lot of prestigious honors such as Dutch golden shoe 2003, Eredivisie top scorer 2005, Dutch Footballer of the year 2006 to enlist a few.