WHAT’S in a name? Quite a lot when you share it with one of your country’s most famous footballing exports.

Living up to a legend is something that City winger Sherwin Seedorf has grown accustomed to.

Distant relative Clarence is a four-times Champions’ League winner – and the only player to have lifted the famous trophy with three different clubs, Ajax, Real Madrid and then twice for AC Milan.

Seedorf junior has some way to catch up but he does not let the inevitable weight of expectation from sharing such an illustrious surname bother him.

The Wolves winger, on loan at City until January, had more of it growing up in Holland – even though he barely knows the man himself.

Seedorf said: “My grandad and his father are cousins of each other. But I’ve only seen him one time when I was only four or five and I can’t really remember.

“There was pressure in Holland of course with my name.

“They obviously expected the same attributes and everything. He was a fantastic player but I’m just me, I’m not the same as him.

“I’m a different player and it helps that I am not the same position as he was.

“It does give me pressure sometimes but I can handle it. I’ve had it for a long time now since I was very young so I am used to it.

“I can’t wait to start at Bradford. I’m ready to do what I’m good at for the team.”

Seedorf is still to make his debut in senior football but he played 17 times for Wolves under-23s last season, scoring three goals.

City were alerted to the potential of the pacey winger through youth academy coach Connor Sellars. His dad Scott, the former Leeds player, is the head of academy player development at Molineux.

The newly-promoted Premier League club have high hopes for Seedorf but were keen to see him gain some first-team experience – and the Bantams were happy to oblige.

“The coaches told me they want to play in a very attacking way and I like to do that,” said Seedorf, who also spent seven years with Feyenoord before Wolves spotted him playing for the Nike Academy.

Michael Collins believes Seedorf has the exciting talent to become a crowd-pleaser among the Valley Parade faithful. But he has also warned against expecting too much, too soon.

“He’s very, very quick and is somebody who will excite you,” said the City head coach.

“But he is still young and learning the game as are a lot of the lads in the squad.

“He’s going to be a bit hit and miss at times being a young lad and you’ll have to bear with that.

“But he is definitely someone who will get people off their seats.”