AFC Ajax

Dutch association football team

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.

AFC Ajax
Full nameAmsterdamsche Football Club Ajax NV
FoundedMarch 18, 1900; 124 years ago (1900-03-18)
GroundJohan Cruyff Arena
ChairmanFrank Eijken
2022-23Eredivisie, 2nd
WebsiteClub website



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.



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 position

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 position




Current squad

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

Players out on loan


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

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

Retired numbers


                                 Apres Maccabi Tel Aviv * Red Bull Slazbourg  ou vas Joue Oscar Gloukh ( apres Euro 2024 - Paris 2024 ou Word Cup 2026 qui vas  Joue avec Israel )  בזרת השם ***
                                        1. Ajax Amsterdam ( Eredivisie) 
                                          2. Genova Fc ou Inter Milan ( Series A)  
                                             3. Paris St Germin (  Uber ligue 1 ) 
                                                4.  Olympiacos ( Grece Supe Ligue)


  1. "Amsterdam Arena – Did you know?". Amsterdam Arena. Archived from the original on 2007-01-09. 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.