Feyenoord captain and legend Dirk Kuyt fires his side to first Eredivisie title for 18 years with superb hat-trick

Feyenoord captain and legend Dirk Kuyt fires his side to first Eredivisie title for 18 years with superb hat-trick

Feyenoord captain:Feyenoord are Eredivisie champions for the first time since 1999 after a 3-1 final day win over Heracles.

Captain Dirk Kuyt scored twice to give Feyenoord a 2-0 half-time lead at De Kuip and completed his hat-trick late on.

The former Liverpool and Fenerbahce forward is in his second spell at Feyenoord and opened the scoring in the first minute.

Dirk Kuyt celebrated his performance and lifting the Dutch title with his children

Feyenoord captain:Dirk Kuyt celebrated his performance and lifting the Dutch title with his children

The Feyenoord side claimed their first Eredivisie crown for 18 years, pipping Aja

Kuyt celebrates scoring one of his three goals which fired his side to the trophy

Rotterdam came alive after Feyenoord’s joy at winning the league for the first time since 1999

Feyenoord captain:It was the Holland international’s 100th Feyenoord goal and strike No 101 followed after 12 minutes as any nerves were settled early on.

Fireworks saw the celebrations start early for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team before Kuyt scored a third from the penalty spot.

Peter van Ooijen replied with a consolation for Heracles.

There were jubilant scenes in the crowd as the home team enjoyed their success with fans

Kuyt was the star of the show and Feyenoord took care of business with Ajax winning too

It was the Rotterdam side’s 15th title, ending an 18-year wait for glory.

Ajax, the 33-times champions, were poised to pounce if Feyenoord slipped up.

Ajax named the youngest starting line-up in the 61-year history of the Eredivisie, with an average age of 20 years and 139 days.

The Amsterdam side won 3-1 at Willem II but had to settle for the runners-up spot as Feyenoord succeed PSV Eindhoven as champions.

There was a fan park broadcasting the game in Rotterdam with scenes of ecstasy all-round

Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side have enjoyed a wonderful season led by Kuyt

The Stadhuisplein was absolutely packed with supporters watching the match

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