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Dirk van Duijvenbode: Major titles, world ranking, walk-on song, net worth & more

Famed for his wild walk-on, we profile the eccentric World Championship quarter-finalist and former World Series Finals runner-up Dirk van Duijvenbode.

Dirk van Duijvenbode ranking titles

Van Duijvenbode has won six Players Championship tournaments, three of which have come in 2023.

The Titan sealed his first PDC ranking title in April 2021 after defeating Martijn Kleermaker and won two more Players Championship events in 2022.

Interestingly, in three of his six title triumphs, van Duijvenbode has beaten Ryan Searle in the final.

A major remains elusive for van Duijvenbode but he has come close. Enjoying a stunning emergence at the 2020 World Grand Prix, the Dutchman beat four televised title winners before suffering defeat at the hands of Gerwyn Price in the final.

He would meet Price again in the final of the 2022 World Series Finals, only to suffer a gut-wrenching 11-10 loss against the former world champion.

Van Duijvenbode is also a World Championship quarter-finalist and a European Championship semi-finalist.

Dirk van Duijvenbode's world ranking

The Aubergenius, another nickname he's picked up after it was discovered he worked on an aubergine farm, is currently ranked 13th in the PDC Order of Merit.

Dirk van Duijvenbode age

Van Duijvenbode is 31 years old.

The Dutchman began his senior career at the age of 22 but struggled to make an impression on the PDC circuit. It was in 2020 where van Duijvenbode flourished, reaching his first televised final at the World Grand Prix.

Where is Dirk van Duijvenbode from?

Van Duijvenbode was born in the town of 's-Gravenzande in the Netherlands.

's-Gravenzande is also the home of two-time Women's BDO World Championship semi-finalist Sharon Prins.

Dirk van Duijvenbode's walk-on song

Van Duijvenbode's walk-on is hailed as one of the most electrifying in all of the PDC.

Marching out to 'Just Like You', a heavy electronic song by Dutch DJ Radical Redemption, van Duijvenbode bounces around the stage like it's a techno rave.

On one occasion his antics were that animated he fell and injured himself prior to a match against Dylan Slevin at the Dutch Darts Championship. Not that it affected him too much, with van Duijvenbode winning in a deciding leg and proceeding to celebrate on one leg.

Dirk van Duijvenbode prize money

Van Duijvenbode is currently ranked 13th  on the PDC Order of Merit. He's amassed £438,750 over the last two years.

Dirk van Duijvenbode's darts

Manufactured by Dutch company Bull's, van Duijvenbode uses 24-gram, 90% tungsten darts with a 35mm point.

Dirk van Duijvenbode's other career titles

With six titles to his name, Van Duijvenbode is looking to go one further and claim his first televised success.

The 31-year-old has flourished in Players Championship events over the last three years and has seen his trophy collection double in 2023.

Van Duijvenbode has suffered a couple of final heartbreaks since the start of last year. Defeated by Gerwyn Price in both the World Grand Prix and World Series Finals, van Duijvenbode also lost to Dimitri Van den Bergh in the Dutch Darts Masters in 2022 and Luke Humphries in the European Darts Matchplay this July.

Dirk van Duijvenbode's nickname

At the start of his career, van Duijvenbode was dubbed 'The Titan', but in recent years the Dutchman has taken on another nickname.

The 'Aubergenius' came to the fore following his emergence in 2020, which stems from Van Duijvenbode's previous employment as an administrative assistant at an aubergine farm.

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