AN IMPOSING Dutch defender, Jordy de Wijs arrived at QPR in January 2020, initially on loan – and a fine spell in the blue and white hoops saw Rangers act swiftly to make the transfer permanent following the conclusion of the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship campaign.
Born in Kortrijk, Belgium, Jordy is a third-generation footballer in his family. His father, Edwin and grandfather Hans both played professionally at the top levels of Dutch football.
Having started his footballing career at Vlijmense Boys and then RKC Waalwijk, de Wijs joined Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven in 2005.
After progressing through the youth ranks at PSV, de Wijs would gain senior experience with Jong PSV (PSV’s B team) as well as featuring fleetingly for the club’s first team, making his PSV senior debut in the Champions League in October 2015.
The centre-half then enjoyed two loan spells with Excelsior, before heading to England to join Hull City in the summer of 2018.
After making 72 appearances for the Tigers over a three-year spell, the 26-year-old moved to the capital in January 2021 and has since become a popular hit with the R’s faithful.
Known for his physical presence and no-nonsense defending, de Wijs became our first signing of the 2021 summer transfer window as he completed a permanent switch from Hull on a three-year deal.
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- Full Name:
- Jordy de Wijs
- Date of birth:
- 8th January 1995
- 189 cm
- 95 kg
- Date signed:
- 14th January 2021