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.
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Kevin started at a small amateur club in Spijkenisse, a town close to Rotterdam. It soon became clear that Kevin was very talented, but he was very small, so even though they saw his talent clubs were a bit hesitant at first. That only formed his mentality even more and made him a fighter who refused to give up. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger is a saying that definitely apply’s to Kevin.
This mentality combined with his technical abilities and vision eventually convinced a number of clubs that even though he was’t big and powerful, he was still able to compensate it with mentality and skills. There were numerous clubs interested, but because some of them waited too long or still were a bit hesitant and Kevin had a very good feeling with Brabant United he chose to join their youth academy. The past years Kevin has developed into their biggest talent and has joined the first team and has joined the first team of FC Den Bosch from Januari 2017. A perfect example of where sheer willpower and mentality can take you!
Million is a player that has everything, and can be typed as an all-round athletic midfielder. He is skilful, has a good left foot and is, due to his vision, a valuable asset for any attack. Besides, his strong build and aggressive play contribute to his overall defensive skills. Million is still young but already very professional and is consciously working on his body to prepare himself for a future as a professional footballer. If he keeps investing in his stamina, power and speed he will be an ideal box to box player.
In January 2018, right after his 16th birthday, Vitesse offered Million a contract, since he is one of their biggest youth prospects. There were a few other clubs which were hoping to sign him, but after careful consideration between SeiSei, Million and his family, Million decided to sign with Vitesse, as he wants to stay loyal and has a good feeling with the club. Now he can focus on what he loves the most and does best, playing football.
Cain is the type of player that no one likes to play against. He is very good defensively in one-on-one situations, but also has the technical ability and vision to execute well when in possession of the ball. Cain is a versatile player and can play various midfield and attacking positions. He and his coach are still looking for the position that suits his qualities best, but we think Cain can be a very good allround midfielder. We’ll see where he will end up, but whatever position it will be it’s sure that Cain can have a massive impact within his team being the type of player he is.
Djenahro is a natural. The type of player everything seems to come easy to. He’s very comfortable on the ball and always does the right things with it. He’s a master at 1 or 2 touch football and his vision of the game is that of a professional with years of experience. He started out at a small amateur club in the city of Assen where he’s from, but soon his talent stood out so his father decided to sign him up for a trial at Ajax. When Djenahro was picked out of 1200! other kids it was obvious that this boy was special. He then spend 3 years at Ajax’s youth academy but because of the big distance between home and the club it was no longer possible to stay there so he decided to go to sc Heerenveen. That’s where he still plays as one of their youth academy’s biggest prospects, pursuing his dreams.
Robin Maulun (1996) is a talented French footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for Dutch 1st division club SC Cambuur. He’s known for his insightful play and his assist qualities. He has a good technique, vision and great passing. We foresee a great future for Robin.
Darnell is a typical old-fashioned winger. He is fast, agile, skilled, and has a great cross. When Darnell feels good and confident, he can be every defender’s worst nightmare. He began at an amateur club in Rotterdam and was scouted by Vitesse at the age of 14. That’s where he is working hard every day improving his efficiency. Darnell will be the type of player the fans go to the stadium for!