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Dimitri Van den Bergh: Major titles, world ranking, walk on song, net worth & more

We profile the 2024 UK Open champion - the Belgian number one, Dimitri Van den Bergh.

Dimitri Van den Bergh ranking titles

Dimitri Van den Bergh has notched up two ranking title victories in his career to date, the 2020 World Matchplay on debut and more recently, the 2024 UK Open.

‘The DreamMaker’ lived up to his moniker has he stormed to victory in a competition that is largely perceived to be the second most prestigious on the tour – behind the World Championship.

He overcame Nathan Aspinall, Joe Cullen, Adrian Lewis, Glen Durrant and finally Gary Anderson to notch his maiden television title – a feat that secured him a career-high £115,000 payday.

Van den Bergh has since reached three other ranking finals – the 2021 World Matchplay and the 2021 World Series of Darts Finals – but was beaten on both occasions by Peter Wright and Jonny Clayton - as well as the 2024 UK Open showpiece, in which he overcame Luke Humphries in dramatic fashion.
 

Dimitri Van den Bergh’s world ranking

Van den Bergh is the current world number nine, with his two-year prize money totalling £494,000.

A significant chunk of that total was secured at the 2023 World Darts Championship, with his superb run to the semi-final capturing him £100,000, although his hopes of the £500,000 top prize were ended by Michael van Gerwen in crushing fashion (0-6).

The £110,000 winner's prize at the UK Open in March 2024 further boosted his pot, and catapulted him from 14th to seventh in the PDC Order of Merit.
 

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Dimitri Van den Bergh age

Van den Bergh is 29 years old and will turn 30 in July 2024.

He made his TV debut in the final of the 2015 World Series of darts Finals after coming through an arduous qualifying campaign, but his TV bow ended in disappointment as Max Hopp ran out a 6-3 winner in the first round.
 

Where is Dimitri Van den Bergh from?

He was born in Antwerp, Belgium, but now resides in Ilkeston, England, given his PDC Tour commitments.

During the pandemic, he moved in with Peter Wright and his family in Scotland, and credits his practice regime with the former World Champion as pivotal to his 2020 World Matchplay success.
 

Dimitri Van den Bergh walk-on song

‘The DreamMaker’ walks out to ‘Happy’, by Pharrell Williams – another song that often goes down well with fans in attendance. 

The Belgian is famed for his dance moves once he's on the stage, although he's showcased his body-popping skills more sparingly in recent months.
 

Dimitri Van den Bergh darts

Target manufacture the arrows used by Van den Bergh, who throws a weighty 23g, 90 percent tungsten, 48.9mm slim-barrel Generation 1 dart.
 

Dimitri Van den Bergh’s other career titles

As well as winning the World Matchplay in 2020 and the 2024 UK Open, Van den Bergh, one of the biggest personalities in the game, is also a two-time World Youth Champion.

Other notable tournament wins for ‘The DreamMaker’ have come in the 2022 Nordic Darts Masters and 2022 Dutch Darts Masters.
 

Dimitri Van den Bergh nickname

Van den Bergh's nickname is 'The DreamMaker', which was given to him by his father after discovering his son's ability at darts.
 

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