Eredivisie football / Premier League football
On to a masterly season . . .
Football season is up and running! And this year, the Dutch competition is being played with a very special new ball: a Derby Star featuring etchings by Rembrandt. To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Dutch master’s death, 2019 has been proclaimed the Year of Rembrandt. ‘Rembrandt was an artist, and so are the best football players,’ says Taco Dibbets, director of the Rijksmuseum, ‘to become the best, exceptional creativity is required both on the football pitch and on a canvas.’