Dutch club sign one-year-old child

Posted by - April 28, 2011 - Football videos, Oddballs

Great touch for a little man

Dutch side VVV have signed the youngest professional footballer in history after handing a contract to a one-year-old internet sensation.

Baerke van der Meij, aged 18 months, received more than a million hits on YouTube after a video of him kicking three footballs into his toy chest was posted online. That was enough to convince his local club to jump on the bandwagon.

A VVV press release said: ”The toddler’s favourite position has not yet been determined. However, we can speak of a right-footed player with a very good kicking technique, perseverance and, importantly: football genes via his grandfather.”

Baerke visited the club on Tuesday to sign his ‘symbolic’ contract.

Spotted on Telegraph via Dirty Tackle

  • Janverhaas

    It might be relevant to point out that the toddler signed a special “one day contract”…

  • Janverhaas

    Oh, and “and, importantly: football genes via his grandfather.” points to his granddad who played professionally for VVV in the past.

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