Venlo football toddler kicks his way to fame
A one-year old football talent from the southern town of Venlo is enjoying fame at home and abroad. The toddler, Baerke van der Mey, has just signed a 10-year professional contract with football club VVV- Venlo, albeit a token agreement.
Little Baerke shot to fame last week when his father posted a film of the toddler shooting three balls into a cupboard for toys on You Tube. US media picked up on the video, which has got more than 900,000 hits so far.
Enjoying the publicity, VVV Venlo allowed Baerke join midfielder Ken Leemans during a training session in De Koel Stadium. Soccer is undoubtedly in the mini legend's Dutch genes – Grandpa also played for VVV in the past.
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