The Eredivisie have announced that their new match ball for the 2019/20 season will be inspired by the work of Dutch master Rembrandt.
The ball will form a token part of ‘The Year of Rembrandt‘ being celebrated by the Rijksmuseum to mark the 350th anniversary of the great artist’s death.
It is also covered in etchings and sketches made by Rembrandt, which is all rather spiffing…
BREAKING | DE EREDIVISIE SPEELT VOLGEND SEIZOEN MET EEN REMBRANDTBAL! Op de bal zijn vanwege ‘Het Jaar van Rembrandt’ etsen van de Hollandse meester te zien. Lees hier meer over de onthulling in het @rijksmuseum: https://t.co/c3qDUw6Dv2#eredivisie #onsvoetbal #rembrandt pic.twitter.com/FH2exqHUZg
— Eredivisie (@eredivisie) 8 April 2019
The ‘Rembrandtbal’ design was created by graphic designer Irma Boom, who might be in possession of the finest Dutch name since John De Wolf.
The ball will be used in anger for the first time during the penultimate games in the Eredivisie, on Sunday 28th April.