Matthijs De Ligt is a Dutch Football Manager 2021 wonderkid who plays as Central Defender for Juventus (Zebre).
He began his senior career at Ajax and became the 2nd youngest goalscorer ever. He is also the youngest ever player to play in a European tournament final when he played for Ajax in the Europa League final in 2017.
De Ligt also won the golden boy award in 2018, making him the first and only defender so far to have won this prestigious award. He became the youngest ever debutant for the Netherlands since 1931, when he made his debut and has gone on and represented the national team 23 times already.
De Ligt’s initial season at Juventus has been marred by injuries, but he continues to be one of the best defenders at the club despite his age and has the potential to become one of the world’s best defenders in the future.
De Ligt is a very composed Ball Playing Centre back who is superb in the air. He will grow into a world-class start in almost all FM21 Saves.
Matthijs De Ligt: Basic Player Info
· Name – Matthijs De Ligt
· Contracted to – Juventus (Zebre)
· Date of birth / Age – 12/8/1999, 21 years old
· Nationality - Dutch
· Height / Weight – 189 cms & 89 Kgs
· Preferred foot - Right
· Value / Wage - £38.5m / £215k p/w
· Position – Defender (Centre)
· Other positions – Defensive Midfielder
· Similar to Virgil Van Dijk
Matthijs De Ligt: Starting Attributes in FM2021
· Matthijs De Ligt is very well suited to the Serie A and could potentially become a star player for most Serie A sides in the near future.
· He is a very brave player who does not back out from duels.
· De Ligt is currently a Dutch International and is pleased to be representing the national side.
· Is a major threat from set-pieces with his aerial superiority and is a very consistent performer
· Is relatively injury-prone.
Matthijs De Ligt: Attributes in 2030 season
· Is a current international with plenty of experience
· Excellent mental stats highlighting the fact that he is a star in any league.
· Has very good workrate and is a natural leader.
· Is one of the best players in the world in his position.
· Is a major threat from set pieces in both defence and attack.
· Has a competitive streak that could lead to him getting sent off.
Matthijs De Ligt: Career History until 2030
Matthijs De Ligt: FM2021 Wonderkid Review
De Ligt is already one of the best defenders in Football Manager 2021 at the young age of 21. He is also a natural leader at the back and in the dressing room, making him a very stable calming presence.
In the auto-generated save, De Ligt has remained with Juventus helping them win several titles. His performances have always been consistently good throughout, and he has chipped in with goals and assists in all his years at the club. In 2027-2028, he has made the switch to Barcelona, where he has once again proved his mettle with some stellar performances.
His average ratings throughout the autosave been extremely high, and he is valued at £59m in the market in 2030. This is a testament to how good a player he can be, and under the watchful eye of a human manager, he can easily become one of the best players in the game.
De Ligt will be a dream to manage for almost all FM21 Managers and be an asset to any team he joins.