A Young Moroccan Boy Signs Professional Contract at 15 Years Old

Dutch-Moroccan Ilyas El Moussaoui has just signed his first professional contract with Feyenoord Rotterdam what at age of 15. More details.

Feyenoord Rotterdam announced yesterday the signing of the first professional contract of a 15-year-old striker, Ilyas El Moussaoui.

The young player, who was born in the Netherlands to Moroccan parents, has signed until 2023, according to several Dutch media reports. “We are happy to be able to continue to benefit from Ilyas’ talent for the next few years,” said Stanley Brard, head of the Feyenoord academy at Voetbal International. “The fact that he’s only 15 years old and already the top scorer at our U17s (under 17) says a lot about him. This contract is an important first step, and proof that we believe he can continue to develop with us in the future,” he continued.

El Moussaoui’s contract will take effect from this summer, when the player will be 16 years old. The 16-year-old is being pursued by a number of English teams and has chosen to stay in the Netherlands, where he is currently playing for the national team.

The young striker arrived from NAC Breda a year and a half ago and has been in the news ever since. Initially used at Feyenoord’s U15 side, he was soon promoted to the U16s. This season with the U17s, he has already scored 13 goals in 14 games.

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