Words: Josh Millar
The Eredivisie are celebrating ‘The Year of Rembrandt’ alongside the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam with their 2019/20 match ball which pays tribute to the Dutch Baroque artist.
Taco Dibbits, director of Rijksmuseum, regards this match ball as a perfect opportunity for football and art to come together, “Rembrandt was an artist, just like the best players in the Eredivisie. Exceptional creativity is required on both the football field and on a canvas to become the best.” If you’ve seen the way that Hakim Ziyech hits the ball, you’d be inclined to agree.
There's doing a Big Switch, then there's the perfect camera angle to watch Ziyech do a Big Switch.pic.twitter.com/NVh1JPF5Fx— MUNDIAL (@MundialMag) February 27, 2019
The ball will make its debut on 28th April for the last game of the Eredivisie season and feature in every match from next year.
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