De Ligt, “talent of the future”.

His career began in his homeland, in the youth academies of the small Abcoude club where De Ligt remained until 2009, when he arrived in the nursery of the most famous Ajax. At the end of the 2015-2016 season he is named “Talent of the future”.

De Ligt in training in 2016, at his professional debut in Jong Ajax and with the first Ajacide team.
In the 2016-2017 season he is in the ranks of Jong Ajax, the club’s reserve team, militant in the Eerste Divisie, and occasionally aggregated to the first team participating in the Eredivisie. He made his debut with the youth team on 8 August 2016, on the occasion of the home draw against Emmen (1-1); the following September 21 comes the debut with the first team, in the victorious match of the Dutch Cup against Willem II (5-0), where De Ligt also scored the momentary doubling. On November 24, 2016 is the debut in the international field, on the occasion of the Europa League match won against the Greeks of Panathīnaïkos (2-0); with the Ajacide team he reached the final of the tournament on 24 May 2017, lost against Manchester Utd (0-2): playing this match he became the youngest player to have taken the field in a final of a European competition (at the age of 17 years and 285 days).  He ends his first season among professionals with a balance sheet of 23 appearances and 3 goals scored.

On 26 July 2017, on the occasion of the third qualifying round against the French side of Nice (1-1), he plays his first Champions League match. On the following 18 November, on the occasion of the Eredivisie goal on the field of NAC Breda (0-8), he scored his first double as a professional. On 11 March 2018 he wore the Ajax captain’s armband for the first time, replacing Joël Veltman, in the victorious match against Heerenveen (4-1), also scoring the first goal of the lancers on the occasion.  He ends the season with 39 appearances and 3 goals. He currently has a contract with Juventus football club expiring in june 2024 he could renew for other two years

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Scollo Marco

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1B- ist. comp. O.G. De Cruyllas- Ramacca

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