March 30, 2023

Denzel Dumfries- Personal Life and Career Trajectory

Denzel Justus Morris Dumfries is a Dutch professional football player, who is well-known for playing right-back for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Netherlands National team. He was born on 18th April 1996 and is currently 26 years old. With his determination, persistence and willpower, he has aimed to achieve a higher position in the FIFA team, where he led the team entirely over his command, aiming to bag the trophy for FIFA World Cup 2022.

We’re sure you’re eager to learn more about him, right? In this article, we will talk more about his early life, biography, and career statistics. 


Denzel was born on 18th April 1996 in Rotterdam, Netherlands to a Surinamese mother and an Aruban father. He is 6ft 2 inches tall (1.88m) and plays right-back and centre-back. He weighs 80kg. 

Early Life

His parents named him after the American actor, Denzel Washington. He has two cousins and brothers who are well-known kickboxers- Jason and Jahfarr Wilins. As per siblings, he has 3- Demelza, Danielle and Donovan. While growing up, Dumfries had a passion for football, however, he was bullied in school for the same. His seniors mocked him and because of his lack of confidence thereof, he didn’t receive proper training in this field. However, he knew that he wanted to play football professionally and make it his career. He was ambitious and serious about joining the Dutch national team. He chose to believe in himself rather than the words of others and took others’ opinions on him very light-heartedly. He believed in his potential, started training and practising vigorously and chose to give this field his all!

In October 2020, Dumfries got COVID and was on bed rest for some time. 

Dumfries is strictly against racism as he has been a victim of the same. He spoke about how regardless of origin or religion, the interest of the team and its members amidst each other always remains the same. He strongly believes in combating the issue of racism in society as a whole and ensuring that there is love and respect for everyone. 

Love Life

Denzel is married to Jaimy Kenswiel and also has a child. He first made his relationship public with Jaimy in 2016. After then, the couple has been posting a lot about their happy relationship on occasions like Valentine’s day, and birthdays and travelling to new places together. Their first child was born in September 2020, however, the couple is protective about this topic and doesn’t reveal much. 


Denzel Dumfries started his football career in 2014 at Sparta Rotterdam, helping them promote to the Eredivisie in 2016 as the Eerste Divisie talent of the year. He joined Heerenveen in 2017 before moving the PSV and becoming the club captain too. He joined Serie A side Inter Milan in 2021. 

He wanted to represent Aruba internationally because it was his father’s native in 2014. Therefore, he made his senior debut in 2018 and represented the Netherlands at UEFA Euro 2020 and 2022 FIFA World Cup. He retired as an Aruba international player after joining Sparta, to get attention from the Dutch youth teams. 

Denzel Dumfries of Internazionale has participated in the great majority of the team’s Serie A games in 2022/2023, appearing 17 times and playing 1,109 minutes. He has been named to the starting XI in 13 of their 18 games and has come on as a substitute four times.

Dumfries last appeared in a league match for Internazionale against Monza on January 7, when he played barely 10 minutes in a 2-2 tie. 

In total, he has one Serie A goal and two assists this season. 

He’s received three yellow cards. On August 13, he scored his first goal of the season in a 2-1 victory over Lecce.

Internazionale’s next league encounter comes on January 23 at home against Empoli, who are currently fourth in the rankings with 37 points. Dumfries appeared in 33 Serie A games for Internazionale last season, scoring five goals and providing four assists.

Dumfries joined Internazionale in August 2021 from PSV, where he played 89 league games, scoring 13 goals and providing 14 assists. He made his Serie A debut against Genoa on August 21, 2021, at the age of 25 years and 125 days. In total, he has made 50 appearances in Serie A during his career with six goals and six assists. 

Style of play

One thing that Denzel Dumfries’ peers have always spoken about him is his unwavering commitment. However, there have been times wherein this one quality itself has pissed his teammates off as well because there are times when he has wanted to lead the entire game by himself. His manager, Alex Pastoor has spoken about Denzel having all the qualities of a top player, such as his physique, commitment and being a good team player that motivates his team and stands up for them. However, because him being short-tempered, he has often committed unnecessary violations on the field, leading his team into trouble. 

Net Worth

Gifted with all his talent and persistent hard work, Denzel has garnered a lot of fame and money over the years. His major source of income apart from sports is endorsements and partnerships. His worth is more than $40 million. He gets a salary of 30,000-50,000 pounds from the Netherlands football national team. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How good is Denzel Dumfries’ performance?

Denzel is one of the strongest Dutch football players. Denzel Dumfries had a 6.43 Infogol Player Rating during the FIFA World Cup 2022 season. His most recent match was against Verona in the Italian Serie A, which Inter Milan won 1-0 at home.

2. How much did Denzel Dumfries cost?

Denzel Dumfries’ current transfer value is between €18.3 million and €30.5 million. His most recent move was from PSV to Inter in 2021. 

Denzel Dumfries cost Inter €12.5 million. 

3. Which club does Denzel Dumfries play for?

Denzel Dumfries plays for Inter Milan and Netherlands National Football Team.

4. How much is Dumfries worth in FIFA?

Dumfries FIFA 22 is 25 years old, has 2* abilities, 3* weaknesses, and is right-footed. Dumfries is priced at 2,200 coins on the Xbox market, 1,800 coins on the Playstation market, and 2,500 coins on the PC market.

5. Is Denzel Dumfries African?

Denzel Dumfries’ mother is from Suriname, and his father is from Aruba, the Caribbean island that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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