Champions of Netherlands: Kuyt’s Hat-rick saw Feyenoord Rotterdam on top after 18 long years

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The season 2016-2017 in the dutch league went right down to wire as  Feyenoord had to win their last game on the final day of the season to ensure the title. They managed a 3-1 victory over Heracles with Dirk Kuyt scoring a hat-trick. Any mishaps and Ajax was right behind them to cause an upset. The 36 year old Dutchman scored three times leading them to a league silverware after 18 long years. Dirk fired his team in the lead with just 33 seconds into the game and the rest is history.

Kuyt played a perfect game to seal a victorious season.
Kuyt played a perfect game to seal a historical season.


Simultaneously Ajax were up against Willem II away from home. It was a must win game with hopes of it all going wrong for Feyenoord Fc. Ajax also won their fixture 3-1, but a win for Feyenoord could only secure a second place for Ajax with just one point behind the champions.


Ajax also won their final game 3-1, only to finish second

Feyenoord’s manager

Giovanni Van Bronckhorst hailed a fitting season long performance from an aging Dirk Kuyt. The former Liverpool striker scored 12 times this season with 4 assists to his name. His team was solid defensively, as well keeping 17 clean sheets. Giovanni, 42 said that ”I had many great moments in during my active career, but this has been the best day yet”. He is also very happy for the fans who deserve this more than anyone.

Feyenoord's manager, GVB rejoices their title winning moment.
Feyenoord’s manager, GVB rejoices their title winning moment.

Feyenoord have now won the Eredivisie i.e the Dutch league title 15 times in their history. The famous Ajax FC still leads the charts with 33 titles. Ajax have managed a place in the Europa League Finals as they will take on Manchester United in a few weeks time. This will be an exciting clash as Jose’s men will also be looking forward to win the final after a disappointing season in the league.


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