Soccer contract for Baerke van der Meij, 1 year old

April 28, 2011

A Dutch football club discovered their latest talent on YouTube. In a viral video clip, Baerke van der Meij showed off his fancy footwork, scoring three goals in a row. That might not seem like much, but van der Meij is only 1 1 / 2 years old. Venlose Voetbal Vereniging, a Dutch club, the same team his grandfather once played on, offered the toddler a symbolic professional contract. The team said in a statement, “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.”

(Via Geekosystem)

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