Dirk Kuyt Retires From Football Just Days After Winning Feyenoord’s First League Title In 18 Years

Chris Wright

17th, May 2017



Three days after winning the Eredivisie title with Feyenoord, Dirk Kuyt has formally announced his retirement from football at the age of 36.

Kuyt scored all three goals in the 3-1 win over Heracles the saw Feyenoord crowned Dutch champions for the first time since 1999.

Not a bad way to bow out, becoming an immortal club legend and all.

The flaxen-haired stallion was in his second spell at Feyenoord, having been the club’s top scorer for three seasons in a row between 2003-2006.

In fact, according to Opta Johan, Kuyt retires having scored more goals (147) and more hat-tricks (9) than any other Eredivisie player in the 21st century.

Of course, Kuyt also attained cult hero status during his six-year stint at Liverpool in the interim, scoring 71 goals in 285 appearances and generally running himself into the ground on a weekly basis.

We think he’s just about earned the right to drink Vimto off a silver platter, don’t you?

Well played Dirk, you will be missed old boy.