Lad Football’s Frenkie de Jong biography will reveal every detail about the Dutch player. He plays as a midfielder for the Netherlands National Football Team and FC Barcelona. Frenkie de Jong was born to John de Jong (father) and Marjon Schuchhard-De Bruijn (mother) in the city of Arkel, Netherlands, on May 12, 1997 (age 25). He has one younger brother, Youri de Jong.
Frenkie de Jong, Early Life:
The football skills that Frenkie de Jong has been passed down from his parents. His mother and father were amateur footballers and played for a local Dutch club, ASV Arkel.
In the early days, Frenkie played for the same club, ASV Arkel. Frenkie also says that he loved playing football with friends as a child.
His father discovered Frenkie’s talent at a very young age and encouraged him to play and continue this sport as a career.
In 2005, he joined the well-known club Willem II, where for almost ten years he played for the youth team, and in 2015, Frenkie was promoted to the senior squad.
When the 2015 season began, De Jong was signed by AJEX for a four-year contract at a record fee of €1. From 2016–2019, Frenkie made around 57 appearances and scored four goals.
Barcelona Signed Frenkie de Jong
On January 23, 2019, he was transferred to La Liga team FC Barcelona for a record transfer fee of €75 million. This contract was five years long. Reports circulating in the media show that De Jong reportedly held transfer talks with PSG, Manchester City, and Manchester United before joining the FC Barcelona squad.
Fraekie de Jong played his first game for Barcelona on August 16, 2019. FC Barcelona still praises Frenkie for his contribution in the Copa del Rey final, where he scored one goal and assisted two others.
At FC Barcelona, he scored 10 goals while appearing in 119 matches.
Frenkie de Jong, International Career
He joined the Under-15 Dutch National Team in 2012. Later in 2014, he was promoted to the Under-18 team. On September 6, 2018, he made his senior team debut. He joined the team on the pitch at halftime while substituting Georginio Wijnaldum in a friendly match against Peru.
Frenkie de Jong joined the Netherlands squad for UEFA Euro 2020 and FIFA World Cup 2022. He scored the first goal of the World Cup 2022 against the host nation Qatar in the group stage.
Frenkie de Jong’s girlfriend (Mikky Kiemeneyy)
De Jong has been in a relationship with a girl named Mikky Kiemeneyy for over a year. He initially met her when he was playing for Willem II’s team. Frenkie and Mikky got engaged in July 2022.
She enjoys sports as well, and they share a common interest. The recently engaged couple is living together.
They share happy movements, and Frenkie fans wish them a happy life. Kiemeneyy is famous on social media, and she also regularly appears in public with Frenkie.
She has also worked with brands such as L’Oréal Paris and Wajer Yachts. Mikky’s net worth is around $1 million to $4 million. She doesn’t like to spend money on fancy things; instead, she invests it in businesses.
Frenkie de Jong and Mikky Kiemeney have no children, and close sources confirm they are not planning to become parents any sooner.
Frenkie de Jong’s Salary and Net Worth
As per different sources, Frenkie’s net worth will be around $17.68 million in 2023.
Currently, he plays for Europe’s most prestigious club, FC Barcelona; he has almost 4 years of contract remaining with the team, and his yearly salary is $18 million per year. This means De Jong earns $1.5 million per month and a whopping $70,000 daily.
The player also makes enormous sums of money from different brand endorsements; the highest-paid endorsement is Nike Mercurial Vapor Boots for the up-and-coming season 2022–23.
The current market value of Frenkie de Jong is around $90–100 million.