Patrick Kluivert's son Justin has made his full Ajax debut

If you remember the father, this will make you feel a little old

BY Raf Diallo 14:57 Sunday 15 January 2017, 14:57 15 Jan 2017

Netherlands assistant managerFormer Patrick Kluivert. Picture by Nick Potts EMPICS Sport

In May 1995, ex-Netherlands striker Patrick Kluivert scored a famous winner in the Champions League final for Ajax.

Just over two decades on and his son is now embarking on a career in the senior game.

After game time with Jong Ajax (the youth team of the Amsterdam giants) in the UEFA Youth League, Justin Kluivert has now made his Dutch league debut for his father's boyhood club.

In an Eredivisie match against PEC Zwolle, the 17 year old replaced Amin Younes came on 38 minutes to get his first taste of senior action for the club.

Shortly after that, second placed Ajax scored twice in quick succession in the 54th and 55th minutes.

Patrick Kluivert made his debut for Ajax as an 18 year old in August 1994 with Justin managing to achieve the same feat - except that his father scored on his debut all those years ago.

Kluivert senior went on to enjoy a successful career at the top level, winning the Champions League in 1995 as he scored the winner against AC Milan in the decider, before moving on to the Italian opponents from that night in 1997.

After a modest spell there, he went on to Barcelona where he scored 90 La Liga goals across six years, winning the Spanish league in 1998-99.

He then spent a season in the Premier League with Newcastle United, before returning to La Liga with Valencia.

At international level, Kluivert broke the Netherlands national team goalscoring record in 2003, which he held until 2013.

In all, he scored 40 goals in 79 caps for his country, including goals at Euro 96, World Cup 1998 and five on home soil at Euro 2000.

He served as an assistant manager to former Netherlands boss and Ajax mentor Louis van Gaal at World Cup 2014.

Justin Kluivert has been capped at underage level for the Netherlands. He predominantly plays on the right wing, whereas his father mostly played as a striker.

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