A Dutch 18 month old has deservedly won a professional footballing contract after demonstrating his remarkable skills on YouTube.
Baerke van der Meij and his family are supporters of the Venlose Voetbal Vereniging (VVV), football team in Holland. Baerke’s grandfather once played for the team as a professional.
After creating a YouTube sensation with the below video, the toddler recently joined VVV’s star midfielder Ken Leemans during a training session before being given the “symbolic” contract.
A VVV Venlo 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.”
The amazingly talented youngster can be seen in action here: