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Nigel de Jong is a midfielder for Holland and Manchester City in the English Premier League. He is a proven defensive midfielder, having played in the position with some success for both Ajax, Hamburg, and the Dutch national side – silencing the Italian midfield and attack in their famous 3-0 victory at Euro 2008. He is disciplined positionally, and has the timing to come away with the ball on practically every tackle he enters into.