Plenty of greats from the world of football are Sunday, in The Cockpit and on the field during the official final contest of Dirk Kuijt. The attacker was stopped at the end of last season, after being with Feyenoord and the national championship conquered.
Kuijt has around forty players invited for the match, in which a team consisting of Club players from past and present it is a half win against a team of ex-teammates of Kuijt to Liverpool and Fenerbahçe.
The second half plays Feyenoord against Orange, which mostly consists of ex-internationals. Louis van Gaal takes charge of that gelegenheidselftal.
The club reported a week and a half ago that, among others, Xabi Alonso and Robbie Fowler made their appearance in the “Friends of Dirk-team’. They are, however, not in. Will players like Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Jerzy Dudek, Craig Bellamy, Volkan Demirel and Raul Meireles in action. Ruud Gullit will coach that team.
At the team of Feyenoord will present selectiespelers as Steven Berghuis, Jens Toornstra and Tonny Vilhena on the field. The team is complemented with ex-Feyenoord as Salomon Goal”., Eljero Elia, Roy Makaay and Pierre van Hooijdonk. The current coach of Orange Ronald Koeman is coaching that team.
Feyenoord-trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst is on behalf of Orange in action. The current internationals Ryan Babel and Memphis Depay are also there, as well as the now off-duty internationals Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder. Van Gaal can continue on players like Edwin van der Sar, Frank de Boer and Ruud van Nistelrooij.
The final contest begins Sunday at 14.00 hours. The yield of the contest will be donated to the Dirk Kuyt Foundation, the Club Foundation and the Foundation Support Casper.