Donny van de Beek is a footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester United and the Netherlands national team.
Van de Beek started his professional Football Career at Ajax Academy in 2008. In 2015, Van de Beek made his competitive debut for the club in a UEFA Europa League match against Scottish club giant Celtic. In the 2016-17 season, Ajax progressed to the UEFA Europa League Final but lost to Manchester United. During the 2017-18 season, Van de Beek established himself as a key player in Ajax's starting eleven. Following the 2018-19 successful campaign with Ajax, in which the team reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, Van de Beek was listed among the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or. With Ajax, he won the Eredivisie title, KNVB Cup, and Johan Cruyff Shield.
In international football, Van de Beek has represented the Netherlands at the youth level. In November 2017, he made his senior international debut against Romania. In 2019, he was part of the squad that reached the first-ever UEFA Nations League Final but lost to Portugal.