Snapshot: Dutch Relegation Botherers VVV-Venlo Sign 18-Month-Old Toddler

Chris Wright

28th, April 2011


By Chris Wright

Dutch side VVV-Venlo are hoping to stave off relegation from the Eredivisie this season with a new signing – 18-month old toddler Baerke van der Meij, who set Youtube hearts a flutter recently after his parents posted a video of him clipping footballs into his toybox from across the room…

‘Tis all a bit of a PR stunt, but Venlo have still snared young Baerke (whose grandfather also used to play for the club) on a 10-year, ‘symbolic’ contract – which he signed with a squiggle of his Crayola at a press conference yesterday before heading out to train with the first team…

*Obligatory ‘good dribbler’ pun*


Via the Telegraph.