Virgil van Dijk grew up as a football-obsessed kid playing inside caged courts near his home of Breda, in southern Holland.
Years later, and having done it the hard way, he’s now a European Champion and recognized as the world’s finest defender.
“I was born in Breda,” he says. “But it’s the things I’ve overcome on my journey from there that have made me the player I am today.”
This is his Birthplace of Dreams.