Michael Van Gerwen Bio
Currently ranked as the number one dart player in the world, Michael Van Gerwen is amongst the popular names of the darts sport. Van Gerwen comes from Boxtel, Netherlands and is a professional dart Dutch player. Having won the PDC World Dart Championship thrice in the years 2014,2017 and 2019, Michael Van Gerwen has earned himself the nickname Mighty Mike.
Van Gerwen started playing darts on a regular basis in 2002 when he was at the age of 13. This esteemed personality of the darts sport has many records in his name. In 2006 Van Gerwen became the youngest ever winner of the Winmau World Masters. This success of Gerwen was followed by his achievement in 2007 as the youngest player to do a televised nine-dart finish at the Masters of Darts. At the time, Michael Van Gerwen was at the age of 17 years and 298 days. However, earning this fame in the dart World was not a piece of cake for him. In his initial career, he had struggled a lot in order to remain at pace with his initial achievements.
Michael Van Gerwen became the youngest winner of the PDC World Championship in the year 2014. This record of Van Gerwen is still held by him even today. In the same year, Sky Sports telecasted a one hour documentary of Van Gerwen which showed his rise in the sport and also covered his life apart from darts. This documentary was named Mighty Mike. After his victory in the PDC World Championship in 2014, he also emerged as champion in the years 2017 and 2019, making him the second most successful player in the history of PDC. Michael Van Gerwen will always remain a prominent name in the history of darts.
Michael Van Gerwen FAQs
We’ve collated some frequently asked questions about Michael Van Gerwen for your reading pleasure. Get to know the man!
What is Michael Van Gerwen’s nickname?
MVG – a simple play on the initials of the superstar.
How old is Michael Van Gerwen?
At the time of writing, Michael is 32 years old. His date of birth is the 25th of April, 1989. A young buck in terms of the darting world.
Where was Michael Van Gerwen born?
Boxtel, Netherlands, and Michael calls Vlijmen, Netherlands his hometown.
How tall is Michael Van Gerwen?
5 foot 9 inches, or 175cm, one of the sorter players going around.
When did Michael Van Gerwen first start playing darts?
2002, at the ripe age of just 13.
When did Michael Van Gerwen debut?
Michael become professional in 2007, where he debuted at the 2007 UK Open, where he was eliminated in the last 32.
What Darts does Michael Van Gerwen use?
Winmau 23g Darts. You can check them out on Amazon!
What is Michael Van Gerwen’s walk on music?
“Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes
How good is Michael Van Gerwen at darts?
Michael is one of the best players ever to do it, and has the record to back it up.
BDO Majors highlights:
- World Ch’ship Last 32: 2007
- World Masters Winner (1): 2006
- World Darts Trophy Semi Final: 2006
- Int. Darts League Quarter Final: 2006
PDC Premier events highlights:
- World Ch’ship Winner (3): 2014, 2017, 2019
- World Matchplay Winner (2): 2015, 2016
- World Grand Prix Winner (5): 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019
- Grand Slam Winner (3): 2015, 2016, 2017
- Premier League Winner (5): 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- European Ch’ship Winner (4): 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- UK Open Winner (3): 2015, 2016, 2020
- Players Ch’ship Finals Winner (6): 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020
- Masters Winner (5): 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Champions League Winner (1): 2019
- World Series Finals Winner (4): 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
And many, many, many more.
Who is Michael Van Gerwen’s wife?
Michael is married to Daphne Govers, and they have 1 child together.
What is Michael Van Gerwen’s net worth?
It’s estimated MVG is worth around $6 million. This is only going to increase as the star continues to rake in prize money.