Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Dutch soccer ads are just more adorable
by Samuel Charles, January 28th, 2013 7:50PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  off the post, video

MOST COMMENTED

[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] A new commercial recounts the touching friendship of former Feyenoord star Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his lifelong pal from Diergaarde Blijdorp, a zoo in Rotterdam, which is the team's new shirt sponsor.

Born in Rotterdam, van Bronckhurst started and ended his career with Feyenoord, but in between he won five league titles with Rangers, Arsenal and Barcelona, a Champions League crown with the Spanish giant, and ended his career by captaining the 2010 World Cup runner-up Dutch squad in South Africa.

Now 37, and an assistant coach at Feyenoord, this ad regales us with the tale of a young Gio, and how he came to develop a special bond with one member in particular at the 155-year-old zoo, which was cut short by a tragic soccer accident on the piers of Rotterdam.

Set to Feyenoord’s club anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” 28 years after it began, this tale provided a happy ending …



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Francisco Rios    
"The first thing I did this year when the schedule came out was to check to ...
USMNT: Our 23 picks for the Gold Cup    
U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena will announce his 23-player roster for the Gold Cup on ...
MLS: DP Qazaishvili gives Quakes new look up front    
Valeri "Vako" Qazaishvili scored 21 goals in 2014-15 and 2015-16 with Dutch club Vitesse and is ...
What They're Saying: Dax McCarty    
"You can take the ginger out of NY, but NY will still be red. Good luck ...
Texan McKinze Gaines moves to Darmstadt     
McKinze Gaines, the 19-year-old South Texas product who last season helped VfL Wolfsburg reach the U-19 ...
Confederations Cup: Sanchez sets Chile record in 1-1 tie    
Alexis Sanchez became Chile's all-time leading scorer with his 38th international goal, but the South American ...
Video Pick: Cabrera quest for creativity works for Dynamo     
Wilmer Cabrera, who played on the great Colombia team of the 1990s, has since taking the ...
USMNT: Saief's switch is approved by FIFA    
Israeli-American Kenny Saief, who plays for Belgium's Gent, has been approved by FIFA for a change ...
Roster: U.S. U-18 girls head to Australia    
Coach Jaime Frias has named a 20-player roster for the U.S. U-18 women national team's training ...
MLS Closeup: Galaxy gives 'Made in LA' new meaning    
The LA Galaxy was the first MLS team to sign a Homegrown player and first MLS ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives