EREDIVISIE PAY TRIBUTE TO REMBRANDT WITH NEXT SEASON’S MATCH BALL EREDIVISIE PAY TRIBUTE TO REMBRANDT WITH NEXT SEASON’S MATCH BALL

EREDIVISIE PAY TRIBUTE TO REMBRANDT WITH NEXT SEASON’S MATCH BALL

EREDIVISIE PAY TRIBUTE TO REMBRANDT WITH NEXT SEASON’S MATCH BALL EREDIVISIE PAY TRIBUTE TO REMBRANDT WITH NEXT SEASON’S MATCH BALL

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.

 The Year of Rembrandt is celebrating the 350th anniversary of the painter’s death, and as part of the event, the first person to receive the ball was former Dutch midfielder Willem van Hanegem on his 75th birthday, which is a very nice present. The design features etchings from Rembrandt’s art and looks genuinely brilliant.


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.

 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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