Michael van Gerwen

Michael van Gerwen

Professional darter and current number one in the world

The strength of this speaker
  • Humor
  • Motivation
  • Focus

About Michael van Gerwen

The number one dart player in the world Michael van Gerwen, has won all the major dart tournaments one can think of in his relatively short career. Among other accomplishments, he became the youngest player ever to win the World Darts Championship. Nonetheless, he can be seen as the most successful dart player ever, after Phil Taylor. In 2018 Michael received a royal decoration: knight in the Order of Orange Nassau.

Why Michael van Gerwen Book as a speaker ?

With his enthusiasms and quality, ‘Mighty Mike’ makes the perfect candidate for giving clinics. Besides that, Michael can be booked for presentations based on interview. With his humor and open character, he knows how to win over the audience. Michael can discuss themes as motivation, how to deal with set backs and expanding boundaries based on his own experiences.


Michael van Gerwen was born on April 25th 1989 in a place called Boxtel. At age thirteen he started playing darts with his friends in the café, just for fun. In the following years, it went very fast with his dart career. Together with two other talented darters Jelle Klaassen and Vincent van der Voort, Michael took the step to join the Professional Darts Corporation. 2012 is the year where Van Gerwen reaches his breakthrough. He won seven different tournaments and has defeated big and established names in the dart world as Ian White and Simon Whitlock. He won one tournament after another with the peak of his career in the year 2014. In this year, at age 24, he won the PDC World Darts Championship as youngest player ever. By winning this event, 'Mighty Mike', as he is also called, became the number one on the world ranking list in one fell swoop. In the following years, van Gerwen will participate in several major annually returning tournaments as the Dutch Darts Masters, the Player Championship, the UK Open and the Premier League of Darts. Given the major tournaments and career achievements, Michael is the most successful player in history right after Phil Taylor. Taylor announced his retirement at the end of 2017. With van Gerwen’s age, he still has enough time and ambition to become the most successful player of all times.

An impression of this speaker


  • Winner PDC World Darts Championship 2014, 2017, 2019
  • Winner World Matchplay 2015, 2016
  • Winner of the Premier League 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018

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