Grand farewell Kuyt in the Cockpit: ‘Incredibly special’

Dirk Kuyt took Sunday afternoon the big goodbye in The Cockpit.

Dirk Kuyt (m.) in the shirt of Liverpool.

The attacker, who last year his career ended, won first with the “Friends of the Kuyt’ with 3-2 by Ronald Koeman coached Feyenoord-team. In the second part took Feyenoord from the Dutch national team with former team mates from the liverpool area, which is under the management of Louis van Gaal.


Also, that match ended in a 3-2 final score. Wesley Sneijder and Robin van Persie (twice) scored on behalf of Orange, Bilal Basacikoglu found purpose on behalf of Feyenoord. Kuyt (who halfway through the Orange shirt exchanged for that of the Team) was clearly looking for a hit, but Edwin van der Sar wanted a long time do not cooperate. When the official game time already had expired, threw John Heitinga Kuyt the buoy.

The coach of Ajax under-19 inflicted a penalty, which Kuyt was used. Immediately thereafter was by referee Pieter Vink for the end of the whistle and was Kuyt hugged and congratulated by all the players.

“I did at Feyenoord was something unique happened. It is great that we have achieved,” said Kuyt in his farewell address. “Players from around the world came from, players who later go on vacation, and a delegation of the Dutch national team in the middle of preparing for two competitions. I think it’s great that my wife, children, family, friends and management, but in particular, I am pleased with the presence of my mother…”, said the Katwijker, and then the hands in The Cockpit on each other went.

“A large part of the proceeds of this day will be donated to the Dirk Kuyt foundation, the Everton foundation and the foundation Support Casper. Great that the stadium is almost full. Rest me nothing than all of you to thank”, were the last words of 37-year-old Kuyt.


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