Van Dijk stars in Nike's Birthplace of Dreams spot

02 Dec 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

Liverpool centre-back Virgil Van Dijk has become the first UK-based athlete to feature in Nike's Birthplace of Dreams series. 

The IGTV feature, which takes leading athletes back to their hometowns and the streets they were first inspired on, follows Van Dijk to his birthplace in Breda before travelling to Groningen where he first brokethrough to senior professional football. 

Van Dijk becomes the first UK-based athlete to feature. Previously, the series has followed New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley to the Bronx, Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal to Mallorca, and Australian women's football star Sam Kerr to Perth.