Bafana Bafana striker Lars Veldwijk earns 2018/19 Eerste Divisie Player of the Season nomination

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Bafana Bafana striker Lars Veldwijk has been rewarded for his excellent form with Sparta Rotterdam this season with a nomination for the 2018/19 Eerste Divisie Player of the Year.

Veldwijk, 27, has been one of the standout performers in the Dutch second-tier this season with the oldest football club in the Netherlands.

His 22 goals in 33 starts ranks him as the third highest scorer in the league, only trailing Mario Engels and Ferdy Druijf, who have scored 24 and 28 respectively.

The towering striker is one of four nominess for the prestigious prize that has previously been won by the likes of Keisuke Honda, Alireza Jahanbakhsh and now-retired Abdelhak Nouri.

2018/19 nominees:

Istvan Bakx (Go Ahead Eagles)
Lars Veldwijk (Sparta Rotterdam)
Aitor Cantalapiedra (FC Twente)
Terell Ondaan (Telstar)
 
Wildcard option voted by fans:
 
Bryan Smeets (Top Oss) 
 
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