Frenkie de Jong is a Dutch footballer who plays as a defensive or central midfielder for Barcelona and the Netherlands National Team.
De Jong joined Barcelona in the summer of 2019 after a conclusion was reached with Ajax Amsterdam in January of the same year. He was awarded the Eredivisie Player of the Year in 2018/19, and the UEFA Midfielder of the Season for 2018/19.
While naturally a defensive midfielder, de Jong was deployed as a central midfielder in his debut season but shifted to his natural role the following season.
The Dutchman instantly became a first-team regular for Barcelona and scored his first goal for the Catalan giants in a 5-2 win over Valencia. He also registered his first assist in the same game when he set up Ansu Fati for the opener.