A.F.C. Ajax

Dutch professional football club based in Amsterdam

Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Ajax Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax) is a football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. They play in the Eredivisie, which is the highest football competition in The Netherlands. Players like Johan Cruyff, Van Basten, Frank Rijkaard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jari Litmanen played for this club.

Ajax
Full nameAmsterdamsche Football Club Ajax NV
FoundedMarch 18, 1900; 120 years ago (1900-03-18)
GroundJohan Cruyff Arena
Amsterdam
Ground Capacity52,960[1]
ChairmanFrank Eijken
ManagerEric ten Hag
LeagueEredivisie
2019–20Eredivisie, 1st
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on March 18, 1900. The founders were Floris Stempel, Carel Reeser and Johan Dade. It was the second attempt to found Ajax. In 1894 they tried it too. Ajax is named after the mythological hero Ajax the Great.

Ajax promoted to the highest level in 1911. Their coach was Jack Kirwan. Because Sparta Rotterdam had almost the same kit (clothes), they had to change it.

StadiumEdit

The name of the stadium is Amsterdam ArenA and has an attendance (which means the number of seats) of about 52.000. The Amsterdam ArenA was opened on 14 August 1996 by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Their previous stadium was named De Meer.

League positionEdit

Season League Position
2000/01 Eredivisie 3rd
2001/02 Eredivisie Champions
2002/03 Eredivisie 2nd
2003/04 Eredivisie Champions
2004/05 Eredivisie 2nd
2005/06 Eredivisie 4th
2006/07 Eredivisie 2nd
2007/08 Eredivisie 2nd
2008/09 Eredivisie 3rd
2009/10 Eredivisie 2nd
2010/11 Eredivisie Champions
2011/12 Eredivisie Champions
2012/13 Eredivisie Champions
2013/14 Eredivisie Champions
2014/15 Eredivisie 2nd
2015/16 Eredivisie 2nd
2016/17 Eredivisie 2nd
2017/18 Eredivisie 2nd
2018/19 Eredivisie Champions
2019/20 Eredivisie Champions (Season Abandoned)

Former positionEdit


PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 5 October 2020[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Maarten Stekelenburg
2   DF Jurriën Timber
3   DF Perr Schuurs
4   MF Edson Álvarez
5   DF Sean Klaiber
6   MF Davy Klaassen
7   FW David Neres
8   MF Ryan Gravenberch
9   FW Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
10   FW Dušan Tadić (captain)
11   MF Quincy Promes
12   DF Noussair Mazraoui
15   DF Devyne Rensch
16   GK Kjell Scherpen
No. Position Player
17   DF Daley Blind
18   MF Jurgen Ekkelenkamp
19   FW Zakaria Labyad
20   MF Mohammed Kudus
21   MF Lisandro Martínez
23   FW Lassina Traoré
24   GK André Onana
25   MF Kenneth Taylor
31   DF Nicolás Tagliafico
33   GK Dominik Kotarski
39   FW Antony
40   FW Sontje Hansen
  FW Hassane Bandé

Players out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
22   MF Carel Eiting (at Huddersfield Town until 30 June 2021)
47   FW Danilo (at FC Twente until 30 June 2021)
No. Position Player
  DF Kik Pierie (at FC Twente until 30 June 2021)
  DF Lisandro Magallán (at FC Crotone until 30 June 2021)

Retired numbersEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. "Amsterdam Arena – Did you know?". Amsterdam Arena. Retrieved 2006-12-10.
  2. "The Players". AFC Ajax. Archived from the original on 24 January 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  3. "Cruijff viert 60ste verjaardag lo". De Ondernemer. 25 April 2007. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013.