Youngest Eredivisie player

Wim Kras of Volendam made his Eredivisie debut at age 15 years and 290 days and became the youngest ever Eredivisie player. The record of the attacking midfielder, who spent his whole career at Volendam, seems to be permanent. In 2008, Utrecht manager Willem van Hanegem tried to use 15 year old Christian Gandu in a game against NAC. However, the Dutch football federation KNVB had a rule saying that players needed to be "over 15", which after some discussion was interpreted as "at least 16" and not "15 years and one day".

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