Shane Kluivert: Continuing the Family Legacy at FC Barcelona
Following in His Father’s Footsteps
Shane Kluivert, the son of famed footballer Patrick Kluivert, has inked his first professional contract with FC Barcelona, a day after his 16th birthday. The young footballer’s contract with the iconic Spanish club is set to run until mid-2026, setting the stage for an exciting journey in the world of professional football.
Currently, Kluivert is a part of the Catalan club’s Under-18 team. Over the past year, he has also represented the Netherlands in the Under-16 category, participating in six friendly matches. Kluivert’s association with FC Barcelona commenced in 2017 when he joined the club’s youth academy at the tender age of 9. Prior to this, he played for a season with Paris Saint-Germain when his father held the role of football director at the French club.
Patrick Kluivert’s Impact at FC Barcelona
Patrick Kluivert, Shane’s father, shares a profound connection with FC Barcelona. He played over 180 matches for the club’s main team between 1998 and 2004, etching his name in the annals of the club’s history. Currently, Patrick is the coach of the Turkish club Adana Demirspor, which fell in the preliminary rounds of the Conference League this summer.
A Family Deeply Rooted in Football
Shane Kluivert isn’t the only member of the Kluivert family involved in professional football. His brothers, Justin and Ruben Kluivert, also play for professional football clubs, AFC Bournemouth and FC Dordrecht respectively. The Kluivert family’s love for the sport evidently runs deep, with each generation making its mark in the world of football.
Carrying the Kluivert Legacy Forward
With his contract set until 2026, the coming years will be critical for Shane to prove his worth and continue the Kluivert family legacy in football. His journey at FC Barcelona will undoubtedly be watched closely by fans and critics alike, as the young Kluivert aims to replicate the success of his father in the professional arena.
The signing of this contract reinforces FC Barcelona’s commitment to nurturing and cultivating young talent for the future. The club has expressed its enthusiasm for having a young Kluivert in their development structure, recognizing his potential and talent.
With Shane Kluivert’s signing, the Kluivert family is expected to remain an integral part of football and FC Barcelona’s history. As fans look forward to following his development, the young Kluivert is poised to embark on an exciting professional football journey under the banner of FC Barcelona.
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