De Vrij Stefan

Stefan de Vrij is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a centre back for the Netherlands national team. He began his career at his local club VV Spirit, and debuted as a professional for Feyenoord aged 17. He spent five seasons at the Eredivisie club, serving briefly as captain, before joining Lazio in July 2014. A full international since 2012, De Vrij has earned over 30 caps for the Netherlands. He was in the Dutch team which finished third at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and was selected for the Castrol Performance Index Team of the Tournament. De Vrij grew up in Ouderkerk aan den IJssel. He is the youngest son of Jan de Vrij, who played for local club VV Spirit, where Stefan de Vrij started his career. His older brothers Niels and Eric played football in their youth and continued to different career paths.

INTERNAZIONALE F.C.


August 21st 2020 


Internazionale vs Sevilla


Match Worn & Unwashed Shirt


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This shirt was worn by Stefan De Vrij during the second half of the Europa League’s Final which took place in Cologne, “Rhein Energie Stadion”, on August 21st 2020. The shirt was swapped by De Vrij after the game with a Sevilla’s player whom we got it from. The shirt has an extra “Grazie” (Thank You) printing on chest to celebrate doctors and workers of the pandemic.  When Uefa’s elite club competitions resumed , the shirts of every player carried the words ‘Thank You’ in their team’s chosen language – a symbol of European football’s recognition of key workers for their tireless contributions on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 UEFA Europa League Final was the final match of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League, the 49th season of Europe’s secondary club football tournament organized by UEFA, and the 11th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. It was played at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, Germany on 21 August 2020, between Spanish side Sevilla and Italian side Inter Milan. The match was held behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. The final was originally scheduled to be played on 27 May 2020 at the Stadion Energa Gdańsk in Gdańsk, Poland. However, UEFA announced on 23 March 2020 that the final was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On 17 June 2020, the UEFA Executive Committee chose to relocate the final to Cologne, as part of a “final-eight tournament” consisting of single-match knockout ties played in four stadiums across Germany. Sevilla won the match 3–2 for their record sixth UEFA Cup/Europa League title. As winners, they earned the right to play against the winners of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, Bayern Munich, in the 2020 UEFA Super Cup. They also qualified to enter the group stage of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League; since Sevilla had already qualified through their league performance, the berth reserved was given to the third-placed team of the 2019–20 Ligue 1 (Rennes), the 5th-ranked association according to next season’s access list.

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Following months of speculation, on 28 May 2018, De Vrij announced that he was going to join Inter Milan starting on 1 July. On 11 July, he was officially presented as an Inter player, signing a contract until June 2023. De Vrij received squad number 6, and made his competitive debut on 19 August in the opening championship week against Sassuolo. He scored his first goal for Nerazzurri one week later, putting his side two goals up against Torino at home, in an eventual 2–2 draw. In September 2018, De Vrij played his 100th match in Serie A in the 2–1 home win over Fiorentina. He also made his first UEFA Champions League appearance in season opener against Tottenham Hotspur, assisting Matías Vecino’s injury-time winner for a 2–1 home win. De Vrij eventually played 5 out of 6 matches in the competition’s group stage, which saw en early elimination of Inter, instead continuing their European adventure in knockout phase of UEFA Europa League. Later on 14 March 2019, in the second leg of Europa League round of 16, De Vrij’s wrong ball control resulted fatal for Inter who conceded inside 5 minutes, and eventually lost the game to Eintracht Frankfurt 1–0 at San Siro, crashing out of competition 1–0 on aggregate. Three days later, De Vrij scored in the Derby della Madonnina match against rivals Milan, helping his team to win 3–2, taking back the third place in championship, and completing the first league double over them since 2011–12 season. On 9 November 2019, in the 2019–20 season, De Vrij made his 50th appearances in all competitions for Inter in a 2–1 league win over Verona at San Siro.

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De Vrij’s strong development at Feyenoord did not pass by unnoticed, as he quickly received his first invitation for a national youth team. On 21 November 2007, the Netherlands U16 won the friendly match against Ukraine U16 (1–0), with De Vrij’s first appearance in the starting line-up. De Vrij was active on the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in Germany. The Dutch team, aided by a strong contingent of seven Feyenoord players in the squad, finished second after losing the final to Germany in extra-time (2–1). De Vrij was paired up with Dico Koppers in central defence and participated in every match the Oranje played without getting substituted, making a notable contribution. With a second place on the European Championship, the Netherlands U17 qualified for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria. On 7 May 2012, De Vrij was named in the provisional list of 36 players for the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament, one of nine uncapped players to be chosen by Netherlands manager Bert van Marwijk as part of the preliminary squad. He did not make the final cut. On 15 August 2012, De Vrij made his debut under new manager Louis van Gaal in the 4–2 loss against Belgium in a friendly match. He was one of four Feyenoord defenders named in Louis van Gaal’s squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In the Netherlands’ first game of the tournament, against Spain on 13 June, the referee gave a questionable penalty kick after 26 minutes after Diego Costa stood on De Vrij’s foot and fell. Xabi Alonso converted this penalty to put Spain 1–0 up. The Dutch fought back, and De Vrij scored their third goal, the first of his international career, as they eventually won 5–1. De Vrij played in all of the Netherlands’ matches as they eventually finished in third place. He and Arjen Robben were the two Dutch players selected to the Team of the Tournament. In the Netherlands’ first game of UEFA Euro 2016 qualification away to the Czech Republic on 9 September 2014, De Vrij equalised with a header from Daley Blind’s cross but the Dutch lost 2–1. He headed the team into the lead after 13 minutes in an eventual 2–0 win over Spain in a friendly at the Amsterdam ArenA on 31 March 2015, also wearing the captain’s armband after Wesley Sneijder’s substitution.


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On 30 July 2014, De Vrij joined Serie A club Lazio for an undisclosed fee. He said “Lazio really proved that they wanted me and I am very happy I have made this move. I hope to become a more complete defender in Italy.” De Vrij had been widely expected to follow his international manager Louis van Gaal to Manchester United. He made his debut on 24 August in the third round of the Coppa Italia, and scored the third goal of a 7–0 home win over third-tier Bassano Virtus.[10] A week later, he played his first Serie A match as Lazio began the season with a 3–1 defeat at A.C. Milan. On 21 September, he was sent off in the 85th minute of a game away to Genoa which Lazio had been dominating, and two minutes later Mauricio Pinilla scored the only goal to give Genoa victory. De Vrij featured in the 2015 Coppa Italia Final on 20 May against Juventus, being substituted for Keita at half time in extra time in an eventual 1–2 defeat. His second season began with the 2015 Supercoppa Italiana, playing the full 90 minutes of a 2–0 loss to Juventus in Shanghai. In September, he picked up a knee injury on international duty but was passed fit to play a further match for the Netherlands, infuriating Lazio’s medical staff. He did not make a sufficient recovery, and was subjected to an operation the following month. In November, it was confirmed that he would miss the next six months due to the injury. He scored his first goal for the club in Serie A on 11 September 2016 in a 1–1 away draw to Chievo. In March 2018, Lazio’s sporting director Igli Tare announced that De Vrij would be leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer.