Justin Kluivert is a Dutch professional footballer who was born on May 5, 1999 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is the son of former Dutch international football player Patrick Kluivert and grandson of former Surinamese football player Kenneth Kluivert. He plays at the position of left winger for his team.
During the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship that was held in Azerbaijan, Kluivert played throughout the tournament which helped the Netherlands to reach the semi finals. This helped him to earn his maiden call in club football from Jong Ajax in the Eerste Divisie(Dutch First Division or Jupiler League) on September 16, 2016.
Kluivert earned his first international call in the Dutch national football team in March 2018 when Ronald Koeman was their manager. He played his initial games in the friendlies against England and Portugal where his debut came on March 26 in 3-0 win over the ruling European Champions Portugal. He came in as a substitute for Memphis Depay in the final 12 minutes during that match.
Rise to glory
On November 26, 2017 in one of the match for Ajax against Roda JC during Eredivisie, Kluivert scored a hat trick in a 5-1 home win. This was very special for him as his father also was never able to score a hattrick in the Dutch league.
Kluivert began his club career with AFC Ajax where he made his Eerste Divisie debut with Jong Ajax on September 16, 2016 in a game against MVV Maastricht. He came in the 67th minute during that match replacing Vince Gino Dekker in 1-0 away loss. He scored his first Eredivisie goal on March 19, 2017 in an away draw match against SBV Excelsior which was exactly 10 years and 1 day after his father's last career goal.
Justin Kluivert was part of the Ajax squad that were the runner-ups in the 2016-17 UEFA Europa League. In the same year, he also won the ‘AFC Ajax Talent of the Future (Sjaak Swart Award).