22 Apr 2014

Te Puke teen on top of Dutch footballing world

10:17 am on 22 April 2014

The All Whites midfielder Ryan Thomas is on top of the Dutch football world after playing a key role in PEC Zwolle's upset of Eredivisie champions Ajax in Rotterdam.

The Te Puke teenager scored twice in the 5-1 win over the European giants and Thomas, speaking shortly before the team departed for a canal trip to a public celebration with the PEC Zwolle fans, says it's been a dream 24 hours.

After his key role in the title winning performance, the 19-year-old Thomas has put the world on notice that his level, like that of his team, is rapidly rising.