Di Livio began playing football at an amateur club in Rotterdam when he was only 4 years old. He was crying every weekend because he was too young to play games and could only train during the week, therefore his dad decided to form a team so he could also participate in competition. That’s when you could already see he is a real winner and it didn’t take long for professional clubs to notice that too. Sparta was the first team to add him to their youth academy, until after only one year Feyenoord saw his talent and convinced him to join them.
For different reasons that didn’t work out and Di Livio and his parents decided to go back to a top amateur club. Despite this step back, Di Livio kept showcasing a high level of play and it did not take long for another professional club to see his talent, that turned out to be Heerenveen. At Heerenveen he is one of the biggest talents playing in the academy.
Di Livio is a very skilled and creative player who prefers to play as a number 10, but he is multi-functional and can also play as a no 8, 11 and 7. What we think makes Di Livio special, is that he combines his technical ability and creativity with an unbelievable work ethic and will to win. We believe that especially these last two qualities will take him very far.
(Photo Credit: Roelof Daalmeijer)