With an average age of 23 years and five players trained at the club's academy, the 0-2 victory against KV Kortrijk is deserving of extra praise. The result was a fine competitive performance from the Groen-Zwart, who deservedly were rewarded with three points.
KVK-Cercle: 5 academy players help make the difference again!
In Robbe Decostere, Olivier Deman and Thibo Somers, three academy products were in the starting eleven, while Aske Sampers and Charles Vanhoutte came on in the second half. While Cercle has been playing the youngest team in the Belgian top flight for a full season now, it is also finally also being rewarded in terms of results.
In Kortrijk it was Rabbi Matondo, the 21-year-old Welsh winger, who played a large part in Cercle's victory with two goals. The average age of the starting team was just under 24 years. With Sampers (21 years), Vanhoutte (23 years), Alex Millan (22 years) and Vitinho (22 years), coming on, the average age would even drop to 23.
Let's keep going!