Frenkie De Jong's Girlfriend Mikky Kiemeney Has Been There Since Day One
Frenkie de Jong was presented as a Barcelona player on Friday afternoon as long term girlfriend Mikky Kiemeney stood by his side.
Kiemeney, a former Hockey player for Dutch side HC Den Bosch, first met Frenkie in high school and they have been together ever since.
:raised_hands: Enjoy this adventure, @DeJongFrenkie21!
Proud of you!@FCBarcelona #DeJong pic.twitter.com/GyhPqZu1Iq
- Willem II (@WillemII) July 5, 2019
De Jong started his career with Eredivisie side Willem II.
Mikky watched him progress through the youth ranks before breaking into the first team in May 2015, playing 22 minutes against ADO Den Haag.
Three months later, de Jong would join Ajax for just €1.
The youngster went on to flourish in the B team before becoming one of the most highly rated midfielders in world football.
Following his successful campaign in the 2019/20 season, Ajax went on to agree a fee with Barcelona for €90 million and his dream became a reality.
To put de Jong's incredible move into perspective, he and his partner Kiemeney went to the Camp Nou as fans in 2015.
Kiemeney posted the following on her Instagram last month to celebrate his move:
"30th November 2015: We went to the Camp Nou as fans, and watched a game of your dream club."
"23rd January 2019: The day that you can tell the world you're going to play for your dream club. You made that big dream reality. I can't wait to enjoy every minute of it together. we're gonna live your dream." she said.
"Pressure, what is that?"
Frenkie de Jong steals the show at his @FCBarcelona presentation! :heart_eyes:pic.twitter.com/5bQ0GPjbhc
- FifaCMTips (@FifaCMTips) July 5, 2019
Three years on, the player made his presentation look easy in front of 20,000 Barca fans, as a proud Mikky looked on.
"This has always been a dream for me since I was small and when I saw it was happening for real it was an easy decision for me." he said earlier this week.
What a journey it has been, for both of them.
Frenkie de Jong with his girlfriend and father. pic.twitter.com/sYodyODCZM
- AFC Ajax :gem: (@TheEuropeanLad) July 4, 2019
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