Frenkie de Jong is a Dutch professional footballer who now plays as a midfielder for the Spanish club Barcelona as well as the Netherlands national team. He is a dynamic midfielder with great defensive qualities. De Jong began his professional career in 2015 at Willem II. A year later, he moved to Ajax for a price of €1.
He established himself as one of Europe’s top young midfielders with Ajax, winning the domestic double and reaching the Champions League semi-finals. During his breakthrough season, De Jong agreed to join Barcelona in January 2019, resulting in his signing in July for a cost of €75 million.\
Here are the top individual honours achieved by the Dutch international:
Eerste Divisie Talent of the Season: 2016–17
Eredivisie Player of the Month: December 2018, February 2019
Eredivisie Player of the Season: 2018–19
Eredivisie Team of the Season: 2018–19
UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2018–19
UEFA Midfielder of the Season: 2018–19
Dutch Football Talent of the Year: 2018–19
UEFA Nations League Finals Young Player of the Tournament: 2019
UEFA Nations League Finals Team of the Tournament: 2019
FIFA FIFPro World11: 2019
IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2019
UEFA Team of the Year: 2019
Apart from the individual honours, the 24-year-old has also won:
Eredivisie: 2018–19 and KNVB Cup: 2018–19 with Ajax. With Barcelona, he’s won the Copa del Rey in 2020–21.
It’s safe to say that he’s going to win many individual and team awards in the coming years. Already considered as one of the most talented midfielders, he’ll be looking forward to doing well at the Euros with the Netherlands.