Players - Georginio Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum
Birthdate: 11 November 1990
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Other clubs: Feyenoord (2007-11), PSV Eindhoven (2011-15), Newcastle United (2015-16)
Bought from: Newcastle United
Signed for LFC: £25m, 22.07.2016
International debut: 02.09. 2011 vs. San Marino
International caps: 62/18 (32/12 at LFC) - 19.11.2019
Liverpool debut: 14.08.2016
Last appearance: 10.12.2019
Debut goal: 06.11.2016
Last goal: 04.12.2019
Win ratio: 66.67% W:108 D:31 L:23
Games/goals ratio: 10.13
Honours: Champions League 2019
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 2 / 1
LFC league games/goals: 119 / 12
Total LFC games/goals: 162 / 16

Player Profile

At sixteen years old Gini Wijnaldum was Feyenoord's youngest ever player when he made his debut for them towards the end of the 2006/07 season. A product of their youth system, he remained there until 2011 when he was transferred to PSV Eindhoven, where he was a consistent performer getting goals and assists from midfield. Only in 2013-14 when he regularly was out with a back problem did he fail to reach double figures.

A £14.5million transfer to Newcastle took place in the summer of 2015 after he had helped PSV to the Eredivisie title. Wijnaldum scored eleven goals from midfield but was unable to prevent Newcastle from being relegated. Two of those goals were against Liverpool in December 2015 and seemed to make a  lasting impression on Klopp. Wijnaldum covers a lot of ground, wins possession, is quick, dangerous running from deep into the box and good in the air. He was a regular in both his first two seasons, although as at Newcastle, continued to find the net at home but not away. This was quite possibly down to him adopting a more defensive role in away games however. After scoring in Roma in the second leg of the Champions League semi final in May 2018, he finally got a Premiership away goal against Tottenham at Wembley on 15th September 2018.

Despite the arrival of Naby Keita and Fabinho, coupled with James Milner showing no signs of easing up, Wijnaldum featured 35 times in the Premier League during 2018-19. He was disappointed to start the second leg of the Champions League semi final on the bench, but came on in the second half yo score twice in as many minutes to level the tie. He started the final against Madrid, but was replaced by Milner shortly after the hour mark. 
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 119 3 6 33 1 162
2016-2017 36 1 5 0 0 42
2017-2018 33 2 1 14 0 50
2018-2019 35 0 0 12 0 47
2019-2020 15 0 0 7 1 23
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
10 Manchester City
9 Southampton
8 Tottenham
8 Leicester City
8 Chelsea
7 Arsenal
7 Everton
6 Watford
6 Bournemouth
6 Crystal Palace
6 Manchester United
5 Brighton & Hove Albion
5 WBA
5 Burnley
4 Stoke City
4 Swansea City
4 West Ham United
4 Huddersfield Town
4 Newcastle United
4 Napoli
3 Wolves
2 Roma
2 Spartak Moscow
2 Paris St Germain
2 Porto
2 Sevilla
2 Bayern Munich
2 Red Star Belgrade
2 Barcelona
2 Middlesbrough
2 Cardiff City
2 Sunderland
2 Hoffenheim
2 Salzburg
2 Fulham
2 NK Maribor
2 Genk
1 Burton Albion
1 Aston Villa
1 Hull City
1 Sheffield United
1 Leeds United
1 Norwich City
1 Real Madrid
Total Started/substitutions
139 Started
5 On the bench
23 Substitute
42 Substituted
Total Competition
119 England Premier League
32 Champions League
6 League Cup
3 FA Cup
1 Community Shield
1 European Super Cup
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 12 0 0 4 0 16
2016-2017 6 0 0 0 0 6
2017-2018 1 0 0 1 0 2
2018-2019 3 0 0 2 0 5
2019-2020 2 0 0 1 0 3
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Total Started/substitutions
13 Started
3 Substitute
Total Competition
12 England Premier League
4 Champions League
Total Goal minute period
2 1-15 minutes
1 16-30 minutes
4 31-45 minutes
2 61-75 minutes
3 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
16 Open play
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 14.08.2016 Arsenal Emirates Stadium League
50 19.09.2017 Leicester City The Walkers Stadium League Cup
100 29.09.2018 Chelsea Stamford Bridge League
150 02.10.2019 Salzburg Anfield Europe
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 90 06.11.2016 Watford Anfield League
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Feyenoord 2006-2007 Holland 1 3 0 3 0
Feyenoord 2007-2008 Holland 1 10 1 12 1
Feyenoord 2008-2009 Holland 1 33 4 45 5
Feyenoord 2009-2010 Holland 1 31 4 38 5
Feyenoord 2010-2011 Holland 1 34 14 37 14
PSV Eindhoven 2011-2012 Holland 1 32 8 50 14
PSV Eindhoven 2012-2013 Holland 1 33 14 49 16
PSV Eindhoven 2013-2014 Holland 1 11 4 15 4
PSV Eindhoven 2014-2015 Holland 1 33 14 44 18
Newcastle United 2015-2016 England Premier League 38 11 40 11
Total 258 74 333 88