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.”