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Ajax
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Full name Amsterdamsche Football
Club Ajax N.V.
Nickname(s) Neuzen (Noses)Godenzonen (Sons of the Gods)
Joden (Jews)
Founded March 18, 1900
Ground Amsterdam ArenA
Amsterdam
Capacity 51,628 [1]
Chairman Flag of Netherlands John Jaakke
Manager Flag of Netherlands Henk ten Cate
League Eredivisie
2005-06 Eredivisie, 4th
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Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX) also referred to as Ajax Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax (pronounced /ˈʌɪjaks/), is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. The club is historically one of the three clubs that dominate the Dutch national football league (Eredivisie), the other two being Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven. Image by http://www. ... The term Naamloze Vennootschap (usually abbreviated NV) is the Dutch terminology for a public limited liability company. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... The Amsterdam ArenA is a football stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in Amsterdam Zuidoost, near the Bijlmermeer quarter. ... Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 741,329 (1 August 2006) Agglomeration - 1. ... The following is an incomplete list of football (soccer) stadiums. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Henk ten Cate is a Netherlands football coach, and a former professional player of the sport. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... The 2005/06 season of the Eredivisie began in August 2005 and ended in May 2006. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... soccer jersey with white sides, solid stripe in middle File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links Kit_shorts. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... black soccer jersey left arm with shoulders File links The following pages link to this file: AIK User:Johan Elisson/football kits Categories: GFDL images | Football kit templates ... Image File history File links soccer jersey with thin red sides File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... black soccer jersey right arm with shoulders File links The following pages link to this file: AIK User:Johan Elisson/football kits Categories: GFDL images | Football kit templates ... Image File history File links Kit_shorts. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Euronext N.V. is a pan-European stock exchange based in Paris[1] and with subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom. ... IPA may refer to: The International Phonetic Alphabet or India Pale Ale ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 741,329 (1 August 2006) Agglomeration - 1. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... Feyenoord Rotterdam is a popular Dutch football club from the city of Rotterdam. ... Philips Sport Vereniging (English: Philips Sports Union), widely known either as PSV or PSV Eindhoven, is a sports club from Eindhoven, the Netherlands. ...


Ajax is one of the five teams that has earned the right to keep the European Cup; they won consecutively in 1971-1973. In 1972, they completed The Treble by winning the Dutch Eredivisie, KNVB Cup, and the European Cup; to date they are the only team to keep the European Cup and accomplish the European Treble. They are also one of only three clubs (with Juventus FC and FC Bayern Munich) to have won all three major European trophies at least once (the European Cup, the European Cup Winners Cup and the UEFA Cup). They were the first team to win what has become the UEFA Intertoto Cup [2]. Ajax has also won the Intercontinental Cup. The UEFA badge of honour is awarded to European clubs who have won the Champions League either five times in total, or three times in a row. ... Champions League Logo The UEFA Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between Europes most successful clubs, regarded as the most prestigious club trophy in the sport. ... The Treble is a term in football. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... The KNVB Cup is a competition organized by the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) since 1899. ... Champions League Logo The UEFA Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between Europes most successful clubs, regarded as the most prestigious club trophy in the sport. ... Juventus F.C. (Latin for Youth) is one of Italys oldest and most successful football clubs, based in Turin. ... FC Bayern Munich (German: FC Bayern München) is a German sports club based in Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria. ... Champions League Logo The UEFA Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between Europes most successful clubs, regarded as the most prestigious club trophy in the sport. ... The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic league cups. ... The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... The UEFA Intertoto Cup, also abbreviated as UI Cup is a summer football competition for European clubs that have not qualified for one of the two major UEFA competitions, the Champions League and the UEFA Cup. ... 1980-2004 Logo The European/South American Cup, commonly referred to as the Intercontinental Cup or Toyota Cup, was a football competition endorsed by UEFA and CONMEBOL, contested between the winners of the European Champions League and the South American Copa Libertadores in a match played each year, from 1980...

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The club was founded in Amsterdam on March 18, 1900 by Floris Stempel, Carel Reeser and the brothers Han and Johan Dade. It was the second incarnation, after a short-lived previous attempt (as the Footh-Ball Club Ajax) in 1894. March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ...


After several years, Ajax succeeded in promotion to the highest level of football in 1911, under the guidance of John Kirwan (their first official coach). Besides the achievement itself, this year turned out to be another historical milestone: due to the fact that Sparta Rotterdam (a respected and successful football club in those days) already wore the jersey with the vertical red and white stripes, Ajax was prompted to alter its own design with the famous red-and-white combination that they have donned as their home outfit until this day. Sparta Rotterdam is the oldest professional football team in the Netherlands, established on April 1, 1888. ...


Although their efforts were not unnoticed (Gé Fortgens became a frequent member of the Dutch national team for a while) they were relegated in 1914. While they immediately bounced back, they had to wait until 1917 to regain higher level status again: they did become league champions in both 1915 and 1916, however the 1915 league was declared unofficial (due to World War I), whereas in 1916 they did not make it through the promotion round. First international Belgium 1 - 4 Netherlands (Antwerp, Belgium; 30 April 1905) Biggest win Netherlands 9 - 0 Norway (Rotterdam, Netherlands; 1 November 1972) Biggest defeat Netherlands 2 - 12 England Amateur (The Hague, Netherlands; 1 April 1907) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1934) Best result Runners-up, 1974 and 1978 European...


Under the guidance of Jack Reynolds (Kirwan's successor as of 1915) the club promoted to the highest level in 1917 and won the Dutch national cup final - defeating VSV with 5-0. Ajax went on to win their first national championship in 1918. Jack Reynolds was a coach of Ajax Amsterdam and inventor of Total Football. ...


The championship was secured in Tilburg (where they faced Willem II in the championship league), though not without some consternation: Jan De Natris, arguably the club's first 'star player', missed the train to Tilburg and opted to stay in Amsterdam instead - earning him a fine of 10 cents. In the following season he even earned a six month ban, but Ajax did well in his absence: not only did they retain the championship title, their 1919 campaign was also an unbeaten run for them - an accomplishment that was only repeated 76 years later by Ajax themselves. Tilburg ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, located in the southern province of Noord-Brabant. ... Willem II Tilburg is a Dutch football club playing in Tilburg. ...


Now a regular contender for the Western Regional championship in the Netherlands, Ajax marched through the twenties with regional titles in 1921, 1927 and 1928, next to a few minor cups. The 1930s would prove to be more successful however; with household names as Wim Anderiesen Sr., Dolf van Kol, Piet Strijbosch, Wim Volkers, Jan van Diepenbeek, Bob Ten Have, Erwin van Wijngaarden and prolific striker Piet van Reenen, Ajax' period from the late twenties until World War II was so successful that many people dubbed it 'the golden century' (a pun on the 17th century, the heyday of the Dutch Republic Willem Gerardus Anderiesen (born 17 November 1903 in Amsterdam; died 18 July 1944) was a Dutch footballer. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Map of Dutch Republic by Joannes Janssonius United Netherlands redirects here. ...


With no less than six regional titles (1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939) and 5 national championships (1931, 1932, 1934, 1937, 1939) Ajax was the most successful team of that era. The thirties were also notable for the final culmination of the rivalry with Feyenoord, another squad that earned many awards in that time, as well as the creation of the stadium 'het Ajax-Stadion' dubbed 'The Meer' (named after the borough of its residence). Until the emergence of the Amsterdam Arena in 1996, this was Ajax' home ground (alongside the Olympic Stadium for matches of greater notoriety). Feyenoord Rotterdam is a popular Dutch football club from the city of Rotterdam. ... The Amsterdam ArenA is a football stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in Amsterdam Zuidoost, near the Bijlmermeer quarter. ... The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece sports arena of the Summer Olympic Games. ...


As of the 1940's, perhaps in line with Jack Reynolds' retirement (he had stayed - save for a few spells of absence - on for the entire time as Ajax' manager since his entry in 1915), Ajax went through a period of recuperation. Except for Gerrit Fischer and Erwin van Wijngaarden, Ajax got a complete make-over. Now with Joop Stoffelen, Guus Dräger, Gé van Dijk, Jan Potharst and later Rinus Michels and Cor van der Hart as the new icons, Ajax managed to keep its name among the greatest in the Dutch national league. After a Cup Final victory in 1943, Ajax went on to finish second in the championship league in 1946 (behind HFC Haarlem followed by a number one finish in 1947. Gérard van Dijk (born in Amsterdam, August 15, 1923 – died May 29, 2005) was a football (soccer) player and coach. ... Marinus (Rinus) Jacobus Hendricus Michels (February 9, 1928 – March 3, 2005) was a Dutch football player and coach. ... Cor van der Hart (25 January 1928 - 12 December 2006) was a Dutch footballer. ... HFC Haarlem is a Dutch football club. ...


They became regional champions in 1950 again, though they never came near winning the championship. Nevertheless, their performance was not an anonymous one, as this contained the famous match against Heerenveen. In that match Ajax were completely overthrown by Heerenveen in the later phase of the match, not even able to maintain a lead with a 1-5 score (the match ended 6-5 in favor of the Frisian side). In March 1941 Ajax performed the opposite: after being 6-0 behind to VUC in The Hague they managed to pull out a draw in the end (6-6). Heerenveen (Frisian: It Hearrenfean) is a municipality and a town in the province of Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands. ... Satellite view of the German Bight (the Frisian Coast). ... Arms of The Hague Flag of The city of The Hague. ...


Until 1954, the year that professional football was introduced in the Netherlands, Ajax had some minor successes, with the regional title in 1952 and a second place in the regional championship in 1954 (equalling in points with fellow Amsterdam club DWS). DWS in 1964 playing at the Olympic Stadium. ...


Professional football and the road to the top

While professional football was finally permitted in the Netherlands, Ajax was still far from the international top, as was demonstrated in the European Cup match against Vasas Budapest, where they overthrown by the Hungarians 4-0 in the Nép Stadion). Similar disappointing international knock-outs followed in 1960 (by the Norwegian amateurs of Fredrikstad FK, and, in the Cup Winners Cup in 1961 against the Ujpésti Dòsza of Ferenc Bene. Champions League Logo The UEFA Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between Europes most successful clubs, regarded as the most prestigious club trophy in the sport. ... Vasas SC is a Hungarian football club from Budapest. ... Fredrikstad Fotballklubb (FFK) is a Norwegian football club from the city of Fredrikstad. ... The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic league cups. ... Ferenc Bene (Balatonújlak, December 17, 1944 – Budapest, February 27, 2006) was a Hungarian football (soccer) player of Újpesti Dózsa, who was a member of the team that won the gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. ...


But they did fairly well on national level, earning the first Eredivisie-championship in 1957 and again in 1960. Especially that last title became memorable because of the way it was won; after equalling in points with arch-rivals Feyenoord a decisive match had to be played between the two contenders. Ajax cruised to a 5-1 victory with striker Wim Bleijenberg getting his name on the score sheet in threefold. The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ...


Bleijenberg was not the great striker of that time however, that title belonged to Henk Groot (although his older brother Cees Groot also scored a 100 goals for Ajax in his 5 year stay.). Arriving in 1959 from Stormvogels he immediately went on a scoring spree, scoring 38 goals in 1959/60 and 41 goals in 1960/61. He was a vital part of the Ajax in the early sixties, virtually replacing Piet van der Kuil (the star in the late fifties, who left to PSV in 1960) as the new 'man of the hour'. Alongside the man who would later become Mister Ajax, Sjaak 'Paco' Swart, Co Prins, Ton Pronk, Bennie Muller and a young Piet Keizer Ajax added the National Cup in 1961 and the Intertoto Cup 1962 to their trophy cabinet. PSV Eindhoven PSV (Philips Sport Vereniging or Philips Sports Union) is a professional football club from Eindhoven, the Netherlands. ... Sjaak Swart (born 30 July 1947) is a former Dutch footballer who played for Ajax Amsterdam and was part of their European Cup victories in 1971 and 1972. ... Peter Johannes (Piet) Keizer (born June 14, 1943 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch professional football player. ...


After missing the championship after a 5-2 defeat against PSV in 1963, Ajax went descendo in the national competition. Henk Groot left to Feyenoord that summer, and in 1964/65 it went so bad that they were near direct relegation. Things would turn for the better though, especially after former player Rinus Michels replaced Vic Buckingham as the head manager. Ajax managed to secure a midtable spot under Michels, but Buckingham's second tenure was not a complete disappointment as he was the first coach to introduce Johan Cruijff (during the 3-1 loss at GVAV). Marinus (Rinus) Jacobus Hendricus Michels (February 9, 1928 – March 3, 2005) was a Dutch football player and coach. ... Vic F Buckingham (1915? - January, 1995) was an English association footballer whose approach, as a manager, was a precursor of the Total Football philosophy. ... Hendrik Johannes Cruijff ( ) - often spelled Cruyff outside the Netherlands; see IJ (digraph)); born April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager/coach and former player, regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all time. ...


Michels started a revolution in Amsterdam, beginning with the return of Henk Groot and Co Prins, as well as the installment of Gert Bals as the new first goalie. Taking delicate steps on the way to the 'total football' that Michels envisioned, he showed no mercy in sacrificing players who he considered not to be good enough. Most notable example of this was defender Frits Soetekouw (who was replaced by Ajax' new leader Velibor Vasovic), whose own goal aided to the victory of Dukla Prague in the quarter-final of the European Cup in 1966/67, after Ajax had knocked out Beşiktaş and defeated Liverpool FC with 5-1. Velibor Vasovic came to Amsterdam, after he had lost 2-1 to Real Madrid with Partizan Belgrade (scoring the only goal). ... Dukla Prague (Czech: Dukla Praha) was a successful football team in the former Czechoslovakia. ... This article is about a district in Ä°stanbul. ... {{Football club infobox | clubname = Liverpool FC | image = fullname = Liverpool FC | nickname = The Reds | founded = 1892 | ground = Anfield | capacity = 45,000 | chairman = D.R.Moores | Chief Executive Officer = R.N.Parry | manager = Rafael Benitez | league = FA Premiership | season = 2005-06 | position = FA premiership, 5th | pattern_la1=|pattern_b1=|pattern_ra1=| leftarm1=FFFFFF|body1=FF0000...


Ajax sealed their second consecutive championship in 1967. Not as dominant as the previous year, but with a seemingly unstoppable offensive side: they scored no less than 122 goals (still a national record), of which 33 were from Johan Cruijff, at 20 years old already the star player. It was also the season for another important milestone: for the first time in history, Ajax won the double (after defeating NAC in the cup final). NAC Breda is a Dutch football club from Breda. ...


It earned them a European Cup match-up against Real Madrid in the next season, providing them an even greater reputation than they had last year. However, after two 1-1 draws, Ignacio Zoco scored the winner for Los Merengues in extra time. Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid. ... Ignacio Zoco Esparza (born 31 July 1939) is a former Spanish footballer who played for Real Madrid and was part of their European Cup victory in 1966. ...


Ajax won the Dutch title of 1968 (after Feyenoord had leaded the league for a long while) and reached the European Cup final of 1969 in Madrid. Getting there proved to be quite difficult though. After deafeating FC Nürnberg in the first round, they were almost knocked out by Benfica in the second one, losing 3-1 to them in Amsterdam. Thanks to an amazing comeback, given shape by goals of Inge Danielsson and Johan Cruijff, Ajax returned their favour in Lisbon and knocked the Portuguese champions out in a decisive match played in Paris (3-0). They repeated this score against the next opponent, Spartak Trnava, but barely survived in the away match. Motto: De Madrid al Cielo (From Madrid to Heaven) Location Coordinates: Country Spain Autonomous Community Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid Province Madrid Administrative Divisions 21 Neighborhoods 127 Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón (PP) Area  - Land 607 km² (234. ... 1. ... Benfica is a civil parish of the Portuguese capital, Lisboa (Lisbon). ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisboa  - Subregion Grande Lisboa  - District or A.R. Lisbon Mayor Carmona Rodrigues  - Party PSD Area 84. ... FC Spartak Trnava is a Slovak football club, playing in the town of Trnava. ...


Keeping the score at 2-0, Ajax went on to be AC Milan's opponent in the final. The Italians, lauded for their excellent defense and counter-attacks, waltzed over them with ease. Pierino Prati opened the score after 7 minutes and went on to become the man of match with three goals, while Velibor Vasović was the only Ajax player to get one back at Milan by scoring a penalty. Thanks to Milan-striker Angelo Sormani the game ended in 4-1. AC Milan is an Italian football club. ... Pierino Prati (born 13 December 1946) is a former Italian footballer who played for AC Milan and was part of their European Cup victory in 1969. ... Velibor Vasovic (born October 3, 1939 in Pozarevac - died March 4, 2002 in Belgrade) was a footballer. ... Angelo Benedicto Sormani (born July 3, 1939 at Jaú, Brazil) is a former Italian footballer of Brazilian origin. ...


Gloria Ajax

As of the new season, Ajax' primary team was renewed. Among the new additions were national top scorer Dick van Dijk and midfielders Gerrie Mühren and Nico Rijnders, while second team player Ruud Krol was promoted to the first eleven. They replaced Klaas Nuninga, Inge Danielsson, Theo van Duijvenbode (all sold to other clubs) and Henk Groot (quit football after an injury while playing against Poland, while Ton Pronk and Bennie Muller were no longer as frequently in the first XI after many years of service. Rudolf (Ruud or Rudi) Jozef Krol (born March 24, 1949 in Amsterdam) is a retired Dutch footballer who was capped 83 times for his native country. ...


With a refreshed selection, Ajax went for another attempt to win the European Cup. They had lost the Eredivisie title to Feyenoord last season, but conquering this season's title proved to be an easy task, winning 27 out of 34 games by scoring exactly 100 goals. For a long while Feyenoord stayed close to the men from Amsterdam, but they had to settle for a second place. In the end both clubs could bring a cup home: Ajax won the Eredivisie title while Feyenoord won the European Cup.


After Ajax reached the semi-finals of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1970 (being knocked out by Arsenal after defeating Hannover 96, SSC Napoli, Ruch Chorzow and Carl-Zeiss Jena), 1971 became the long awaited year of glory. For a long while Ajax seemed to be on their way to the treble (a feat only previously performed by Celtic in 1967) if it weren't for the longer breath that Feyenoord had in the competition. The national cup stayed in Ajax' hands however (won after a double final against Sparta). The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was a European football competition played between 1955 and 1970. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Hannover 96 is a German football club in Hannover, Lower Saxony. ... SSC Napoli was an Italian football club based in Naples. ... Ruch Chorzów is a Polish football club based in Chorzów, Poland. ... Celtic Football Club (pronounced seltik in IPA; AIM: CCP) is a Scottish football club, competing in the Scottish Premier League, the highest form of competition in Scotland. ...


Ajax had defeated (17 Nëntori, FC Basle, Celtic and Atlético Madrid en route to the 1971 European Cup final played at Wembley on June 2. There, 83,000 spectators witnessed how Dick van Dijk opened the score against Panathinaikos. Ajax scored another goal in the dying minutes of the game when Arie Haan's shot was deflected by defender Kapsis. FC Basel (short for Fussballclub Basel) is a Swiss football club based in Basel. ... Celtic Football Club (pronounced seltik in IPA; AIM: CCP) is a Scottish football club, competing in the Scottish Premier League, the highest form of competition in Scotland. ... Club Atlético de Madrid is a Spanish football club based in Madrid. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1924). ... Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos (Greek: Παναθηναϊκός Αθλητικός Όμιλος,  ), widely known both as Panathinaikos or PAO, is a Greek sports club based in Athens, Greece. ...


Wrapping things up with a 2-0 score, team captain Vasovic could finally lift the European Cup (losing the final in 1966 with Partizan Belgrade and again in 1969), showing it later to the crowd that was celebrating on the streets of Amsterdam. FK Partizan - Partizan football club KK Partizan - Partizan basketball club ...


In the following years Ajax established itself as the new ruler of Europe. Staff and team changes could not discourage the team's power. Whether it was Stefan Kovacs replacing coach Michels in 1971, Rijnders and Vasovic' departure in the same year, Van Dijk's departure in 1972 - it seemed like nothing could stop them. Perhaps the greatest example of this was their performance chart of 1972, winning all the of the competitions that they participated in (European Cup, Intercontinental Cup, European Super Cup, National Championship and the KNVB Cup), an achievement never shown again by any other club. And 1973 seemed like a simple continuation of that situation, securing themselves of yet another Dutch championship and moreover, the third consecutive European Cup. 1980-2004 Logo The European/South American Cup, commonly referred to as the Intercontinental Cup or Toyota Cup, was a football competition endorsed by UEFA and CONMEBOL, contested between the winners of the European Champions League and the South American Copa Libertadores in a match played each year, from 1980... The European Super Cup (UEFA Super Cup) is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup(formally UEFA Cup Winners Cup) and the Champions League. ...


It all started to fall apart when Johan Cruijff left the gang for Barcelona in 1973, effectively ending the reign of the 'Twelve Apostles' (The usual line-up Stuy - Suurbier, Hulshoff, Blankenburg, Krol - Haan, Neeskens, Mühren - Swart, Cruijff, Keizer plus the usual twelfth man which was Suurendonk until 1972 and then Johnny Rep). Were clubs like Real Madrid, Bayern München, Internazionale, Arsenal, Juventus and Independiente not too big of an obstacle until then, they could not get past CSKA Sofia in late '73. With the European Super Cup of '73 as a consolation prize, Ajax had to wait for a couple of decades for another era of European success. PFC CSKA Sofia is the football club of the CSKA sports club of Sofia, Bulgaria, founded on May 5, 1948. ...


Nevertheless, the 'total football' that they had propagated became a lasting memory for many football fans, also because of the great performance of the Dutch national team on the following World Cup - using similar tactics. Tomislav Ivic would later dub the era 'Gloria Ajax', illustrating the impact of their years at the top. First international Belgium 1 - 4 Netherlands (Antwerp, Belgium; 30 April 1905) Biggest win Netherlands 9 - 0 Norway (Rotterdam, Netherlands; 1 November 1972) Biggest defeat Netherlands 2 - 12 England Amateur (The Hague, Netherlands; 1 April 1907) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1934) Best result Runners-up, 1974 and 1978 European... Tomislav Ivic (born June 30, 1933 in Split, Yugoslavia) is a Croatian football manager. ...


Enter managers Cruijff and van Gaal

That same Ivic coached Ajax to their first championship after their heyday, in 1977. After that year Ajax resumed to frequently winning national honours, though impressive international performances were sparse. An unfortunate knock-out against Juventus in the quarterfinal of the European Cup in 1978 and a European Cup semifinal in 1980 (KO by Nottingham Forest) was all that Ajax could do until the late eighties. Especially the run between 1980 and 1986 was disappointing, not getting past the second round for six years in a row. 1987 would become the turning point however, in two different ways.


Until then there was rarely something to complain on national level (although the club went through a period of several internal conflicts) as they won 5 championships after '77 as well as 4 cups. Johan Cruijff even came back in 1981, giving the talented youngsters Wim Kieft, John van 't Schip, Marco van Basten, Gerald Vanenburg, Jesper Olsen and Frank Rijkaard - Ajax's trademark players of the 80's - some guidance. After leaving the club in '83 (after a conflict with president Harmsen) for Feyenoord, he returned once again in 1985 as the new manager. Wim Kieft played for Ajax Amsterdam, PSV, Pisa and the National team of the Netherlands. ... Johannes Nicolaas John van t Schip (born December 30, 1963 in Fort Saint John, British Columbia, Canada) is a Dutch football coach and former player. ... Marcel (Marco) van Basten (October 31, 1964 in Oog in Al, Utrecht) is a Dutch football manager, currently in charge of the Dutch national team. ... Gerald Mervin Vanenburg (born March 5, 1964 in Utrecht, Utrecht) is a former football left winger from The Netherlands, who earned 42 caps for the Netherlands national football team, in which he scored one goal. ... Jesper Olsen (born March 20, 1961 in Fakse) is a Danish former professional football (soccer) player who most notably played for Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United. ... Franklin Frank Edmundo Rijkaard (born September 30, 1962 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager and former player. ...


Cruijff's offensive tactics are immediately illustrated in his first active season, when Ajax ends the season with 120 goals in total on the scoresheet, of which 37 were from Ajax' new great star, forward Marco van Basten. It was not enough to retain the championship however, losing for two years in a row to PSV.


Despite the lack of a championship Cruijff's Ajax did bring a European Cup back to Amsterdam. Following the victory against Lokomotive Leipzig, they could once again celebrate on the balcony on the Leidseplein, this time to show Amsterdam the '87 Cup Winners Cup. They got close to winning it in the consecutive year, but KV Mechelen proved to be too strong in the final which Ajax ended with 10 men. 1. ... The Leidseplein is a major square of Amsterdam full of bars and restaurants. ...


By that time Cruijff was already gone, as a result of the declining results in the national league. With most of the 80's stars also departed, Ajax continued to compete for the title with PSV in the next years, usually ending in favour of the latter party. Other negative aspects of the period 1988-1991 was the fraud-case in 1989, as well as the European suspension after a hooligan threw a bar at the goalie of Austria Wien in a UEFA-Cup match in the same year. Club Crest FK Austria Wien are an Austrian football club which plays in the capital, Vienna. ...


Things seemed to clear up a bit later that year, as they even went on to win the championship race with PSV for a change in 1990, and came shy of two goals in 1991 for a back-to-back run.


Early in the next season, the coach under whom the abovementioned was achieved left; lured by his former club, Leo Beenhakker went back to Real Madrid. His successor was Louis van Gaal, the former assistant-coach. Like Cruijff, Van Gaal rapidly made his mark by altering Ajax' tactics. Also like Cruijff his efforts were rewarded in his first season at the helm, by winning the UEFA-Cup after a thrilling final against AC Torino. Although he did not play the last game of the final, Europe had also definitely met the skills of Ajax' most talented player: Dennis Bergkamp, who had contributed six goals on the road to their victory. Leo Beenhakker (born August 2, 1942 in Rotterdam) is an international Dutch football coach. ... Aloysius (Louis) Paulus Maria van Gaal (born August 8, 1951 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager. ... Torino Football Club is one of the most popular Italian football clubs, based in Turin. ... Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp (born May 10, 1969 in Amsterdam) is a retired Dutch professional footballer. ...


In the Netherlands, Bergkamp had already won 2 consecutive topscorer titles (1991, 1992) but once again the Eredivisie title had to be left for PSV to take. In 1992/93 Ajax even had to settle for a third spot in the final ranking (for first time since 1984), somewhat making up for it by winning the national cup.


It turned out to be the last award that Bergkamp would win with Ajax, as he and buddy Wim Jonk left to Internazionale. His loss was quickly forgotten by an excellent performance of Jari Litmanen on his position, establishing himself as the new number 10 of Ajax. Aside from Litmanen, Ajax attracted Finidi George and the returned Frank Rijkaard, providing the base for van Gaal to build on. Wim Jonk (born October 12, 1966 in Volendam) is a retired Dutch football player. ... Internazionale Milano Football Club is an Italian football club based in Milan, which plays in the Serie A (first division). ... Jari Olavi Litmanen (born February 20, 1971 in Lahti) is a Finnish footballer, widely considered the countrys greatest ever. ... Finidi George (born April 15, 1971 in Port Harcourt) is a Nigerian former footballer. ... Franklin Frank Edmundo Rijkaard (born September 30, 1962 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager and former player. ...


They won the national title of 1994, followed by a Champions league victory in 1995. Preceded by an unbeaten run in the national league to take the title of 1995, the season was a memorable way for Rijkaard to end his career, while striker Patrick Kluivert had an excellent start to his. The season 1994-95 of the European UEFA Champions League football club tournament was won by Ajax Amsterdam with a late goal in the final against AC Milan. ... The 1994/95 season in Dutch football saw Ajax Amsterdam winning the title in the Eredivisie, while Feyenoord Rotterdam won the Dutch National Cup. ... Patrick Steven Kluivert (born July 1, 1976 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch international football striker of Surinamese descent. ...


Recent events

Since their success with the 1995 Champions league, Ajax have struggled to rediscover their European form. In 2005, popular coach Ronald Koeman resigned after Ajax' defeat to Auxerre in the UEFA Cup tournament. This resignation was also the aftermath of Koeman's long-standing spat with then football director Louis van Gaal who had questioned Koeman's managerial abilities after Ajax' dry spell in the domestic league — which saw them languishing in fifth position at the beginning of 2005. Former Ajax-player Danny Blind, who, aside from working as Koeman's technical coach and advisor, had virtually no top-level manager experience, was unveiled as their new coach. Blind instantly caused consternation by announcing that the club was to play using a 4-4-2, abandoning the Total Football-oriented 4-3-3 that has become Ajax' trademark. This season also saw the departure of key players Rafael van der Vaart and Nigel de Jong to Hamburger SV, while six others (Hatem Trabelsi, Tomáš Galásek, Hans Vonk, Nourdin Boukhari, Steven Pienaar and Maxwell) revealed they would leave the club at the end of the 2005-2006 season. Blind was sacked on May 10, 2006 after 422 days in charge. New coach Henk ten Cate, who won the Champions League and Primera Division in 2006 as the assistant of Frank Rijkaard with FC Barcelona gave youngsters a shot to enter the selection of the first team. Ten Cate said youngsters Jan Vertonghen, Rydell Poepon and Robbert Schilder would be included in the selection, whereas Greek forward Angelos Charisteas was sold to Feyenoord. Ten Cate announced that he wished to return to form and win the Eredivisie in 2007. Ronald Koeman (born March 21, 1963 in Zaandam) is a former Dutch football defender and current manager of PSV Eindhoven. ... Association de la Jeunesse Auxerroise, or AJ Auxerre, is a French football team, founded in 1905, playing in the town of Auxerre in Burgundy. ... The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... Aloysius (Louis) Paulus Maria van Gaal (born August 8, 1951 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager. ... Dirk Franciscus Danny Blind (born August 1, 1961, Oost-Souburg, Netherlands) is a former football player. ... In football (soccer), Total Football is a system where a player who moves out of his position is replaced by another from his team, thus retaining their intended organizational structure. ... Rafael van der Vaart Rafael van der Vaart (Full Name: Rafael Ferdinand van der Vaart) is a Spanish/Dutch Footballer born to a Spanish mother and a Dutch father in Heemskerk on February 11, 1983 is a football player of Hamburger SV and the Dutch national team. ... Nigel De Jong Nigel de Jong (born November 30, 1984 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football player. ... Hamburger SV is a German football club based in Hamburg. ... Hatem Trabelsi (Arabic: حاتم الطرابلسي) (born January 25, 1977 in Ariana, Tunisia) is a Tunisian footballer, who currently plays for Manchester City as a right-sided defender or midfielder. ... Tomáš Galásek (born January 15, 1973 in Ostrava) is a Czech football player. ... Hans Vonk (born January 30, 1970 in Alberton) is a South African football goalkeeper who has played chiefly in Dutch clubs. ... Nourdin Boukhari (born 30 June 1980 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch-Moroccan footballer. ... Steven Pienaar (born March 18, 1982 in Johannesburg) is a South African football midfielder currently with AFC Ajax Amsterdam. ... May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (131st in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Henk ten Cate is a Netherlands football coach, and a former professional player of the sport. ... Primera Division (Spanish for First Division) can refer to: Primera División de México, the Mexican top football (soccer) division. ... Franklin Frank Edmundo Rijkaard (born September 30, 1962 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager and former player. ... Futbol Club Barcelona, known familiarly as Barça (IPA: baɾsa), is a Catalan sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Jan Vertonghen Jan Vertonghen (born April 24, 1987) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a defender or midfielder for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Rydell Poepon Rydell Poepon (born August 28, 1987 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a striker for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Robbert Schilder Robbert Schilder (born April 18, 1986 in Amstelveen) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a defender or Midfielder on loan from Ajax Amsterdam for Heracles Almelo. ... Angelos Charisteas (Greek: ; IPA: ) (born February 9, 1980 in Strimoniko,Serres) is a Greek football striker who currently plays for Feyenoord Rotterdam. ... Feyenoord Rotterdam is a popular Dutch football club from the city of Rotterdam. ...


Ajax missed out on a Champions League place in 2006/2007 after their defeat against FC Copenhagen (3-2 on aggregate). As a result, Ajax played against I.K. Start from Norway in the first round of the UEFA Cup September 14 and 28, and won the match 9-2 on aggregate (2-5 away and 4-0 home). For the next round of the tournament, they drew German club Werder Bremen. In the first leg in Germany, Ajax was humbled 3-0. On the return leg in Amsterdam, they rallied for two second half goals to win 3-1, but lost 4-3 in aggregate. Champions League may refers to: UEFA Champions League - A major football (soccer) tournament contested by European teams. ... FC København is a Danish football team, playing in Copenhagen. ... I.K. Start is a Norwegian football club from the town of Kristiansand. ... The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ...


Youth program

The club is also particularly famous for its renowned youth program that has introduced many great footballers - Cruijff being the best example. Ajax has also expanded its talent searching program to South Africa and the United States with Ajax Cape Town and Ajax Orlando respectively. Its satellite club is Ajax Cape Town of South Africa from where youth players have been drafted into the Eredivisie squad, such as Steven Pienaar and Aaron Mokoena. In 1995, the year that they won the UEFA Champions League, the Dutch national team was almost entirely composed of Ajax players, with goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, players such as Michael Reiziger, Frank de Boer and Danny Blind in defense, Ronald de Boer, Edgar Davids and Clarence Seedorf in midfield, and Patrick Kluivert and Marc Overmars in attack. The team was coached by Louis van Gaal, and also featured foreign stars such as Jari Litmanen, Nwankwo Kanu and Finidi George. Its current successes are mostly domestic, notwithstanding some minor successes in the 2002-03 Champions League. Its youth team continues to develop talented individuals like Wesley Sneijder, John Heitinga, Hedwiges Maduro, Urby Emanuelson, Maarten Stekelenburg and Ryan Babel. At the 2006 World Cup, Sneijder, Heitinga, Babel, Maduro and Stekelenburg were included in the national squad. Ajax Cape Town is a South African Premier Soccer League team based in Parow, Cape Town. ... Ajax America is a soccer club, based in Orlando, Florida, which currently participates in the Premier Development League, an amateur league at the lowest rung of the United States soccer pyramid. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... Steven Pienaar (born March 18, 1982 in Johannesburg) is a South African football midfielder currently with AFC Ajax Amsterdam. ... Aaron Mokoena (born November 25, 1980 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a South African football player who currently plays for Blackburn Rovers F.C. as a defender. ... The UEFA Champions League (formerly named but still often called the European Cup) is an annual club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... First international Belgium 1 - 4 Netherlands (Antwerp, Belgium; 30 April 1905) Biggest win Netherlands 9 - 0 Norway (Rotterdam, Netherlands; 1 November 1972) Biggest defeat Netherlands 2 - 12 England Amateur (The Hague, Netherlands; 1 April 1907) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1934) Best result Runners-up, 1974 and 1978 European... A football goalkeeper leaves the ground to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, or goalie in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ... Edwin van der Sar (born October 29, 1970 in Voorhout, Netherlands) is a professional Dutch footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. ... Michael John Reiziger (born May 3, 1973 in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland) is a Dutch footballer, who plays as a right-back or central defender for PSV Eindhoven. ... Frank de Boer (born May 15, 1970 in Hoorn, Netherlands) is a Dutch football defender. ... Dirk Franciscus Danny Blind (born August 1, 1961, Oost-Souburg, Netherlands) is a former football player. ... Ronald de Boer (born May 15, 1970 in Hoorn, Netherlands) is a Dutch football midfielder for the Dutch national team as well as a host of professional clubs in Europe. ... Edgar Steven Davids (born March 13, 1973 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch professional football player. ... Clarence Seedorf (born April 1, 1976 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch-Surinamese football midfielder, who currently plays for AC Milan in Serie A. He was the first, and to date, the only person to have won the UEFA Champions League with three different clubs: Ajax (1995), Real Madrid (1998... Patrick Steven Kluivert (born July 1, 1976 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch international football striker of Surinamese descent. ... Marc Overmars (born March 29, 1973 in Emst) is a former Dutch football player. ... Aloysius (Louis) Paulus Maria van Gaal (born August 8, 1951 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager. ... Jari Olavi Litmanen (born February 20, 1971 in Lahti) is a Finnish footballer, widely considered the countrys greatest ever. ... Nwankwo Kanu (born August 1, 1976 in Owerri, Nigeria), usually known simply as Kanu, is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Nigerian national team and for English club Portsmouth. ... Finidi George (born April 15, 1971 in Port Harcourt) is a Nigerian former footballer. ... Wesley Sneijder (born June 9, 1984 in Utrecht) is a Dutch professional footballer who is currently contracted to Ajax Amsterdam. ... John Gijsbert Alan Heitinga (born November 15, 1983 in Alphen aan den Rijn) is a Dutch football player who plays for the Netherlands national football team and Ajax Amsterdam. ... Hedwiges Maduro (born February 13, 1985 in Almere) is a rising Dutch football midfield star currently with AFC Ajax Amsterdam. ... Urby Emanuelson (born June 16, 1986 in Amsterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a defender for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Maarten Stekelenburg (born September 22, 1982 in Haarlem) is a professional Dutch football goalkeeper who currently plays for AFC Ajax. ... Ryan Guno Babel (born December 19, 1986 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch footballer, usually playing at the striker or left winger positions despite being very right footed. ...


Rivalry

Although Ajax have been vying for the championship with PSV Eindhoven in recent years, its main traditional rivalry is with Feyenoord of Rotterdam, culminating every year in the "Klassieker". It is a match between the two largest cities of the Netherlands, one of which identifies itself with artists, creativity and sophistication (Amsterdam), and the other which identifies itself with hard, no-nonsense, industrial labour (Rotterdam). There have been violent clashes between the supporters of both clubs, of which the Beverwijk fight in 1997 was the most infamous, resulting in the murder of Ajax supporter Carlo Picornie. Philips Sport Vereniging (English: Philips Sports Union), widely known either as PSV or PSV Eindhoven, is a sports club from Eindhoven, the Netherlands. ... Feyenoord Rotterdam is a popular Dutch football club from the city of Rotterdam. ... Rotterdam Location Coat of arms The coat of arms of Rotterdam. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Beverwijk (population: 36,995 in 2004) is a municipality and a town in the north-western Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. ...


Satellite clubs

The following clubs are affiliated with Ajax Amsterdam:

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Logo

In 1900, when the club was founded, the emblem of Ajax was just a picture of an Ajax player. In 1928, the club logo was introduced with the head of the Greek hero Ajax. The logo was once again changed in 1990, making the old one more abstract. It should also be noted that the portrait of Ajax on the logo is drawn with eleven lines, symbolising the eleven players of a football team. [4] // Ajax can refer to: Ajax (mythology), also known as Telamonian Ajax or Ajax the Great, a Greek hero and legendary king of Salamis who plays an important role in Homers Iliad Ajax the Lesser, or Oilean Ajax, a Greek hero and legendary king of Locris who appears in Homer...


Colors

Ajax originally played in an all black uniform with a red sash tied around the players' waists, but that uniform was soon replaced by a red/white striped shirt and black shorts. Red, black and white are the three colors of the flag of Amsterdam. However, when, under manager John Kirwan, the club got promoted to the top flight of Dutch football for the first time in 1911 (then the Eerste Klasse or 'First Class', later named the Eredivisie), Ajax were forced to change their colors because Sparta Rotterdam already had the exact same outfit. Special kits for away fixtures did not exist at the time and according to football association regulations the newcomers had to change their colors if two teams in the same league had identical uniforms. Loosely inspired by the kit of Arsenal, Ajax opted for white shorts and white shirt with a broad, vertical red stripe over chest and back, which still is Ajax's outfit. Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 741,329 (1 August 2006) Agglomeration - 1. ... John Kirwan (? - 1959) was an Irish international soccer player who played for Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea FC and Clyde. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... Sparta Rotterdam is the oldest professional football team in the Netherlands, established on April 1, 1888. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ...


Ajax's shirts have been sponsored by ABN AMRO since 1991, the current sponsorship contract is going to run through 2010-2011 season.[5] The shirts have been manufactured by Adidas since 2000 (until at least 2009); before that Umbro (1986-2000) was manufacturing clothing for the team.[6] On the April 1 2007, Ajax wore a different sponsor for the match against Heracles Almelo: Florius. Florius is a banking program just launched by ABN AMRO who wanted it to be the shirt sponsor for one match. Sponsorship can refer to several concepts: A sponsors support of an event, activity, person, or organization. ... ABN AMRO (Euronext: AAB, NYSE: ABN) is one of the largest banks in the Netherlands and has operations all over the world, its history going back to 1824. ... Adidas AG (ISIN: DE0005003404) is a German sports apparel manufacturer, part of the Adidas Group, which is the second largest sportswear manufacturer in the world. ... Umbro (LSE: UMB) is an internationally recognised football brand based in Manchester, England. ... Heracles Almelo is a football club from Almelo, the Netherlands. ... ABN AMRO (Euronext: AAB, NYSE: ABN) is one of the largest banks in the Netherlands and has operations all over the world, its history going back to 1824. ...


Stadium

Exterior of Stadium
Exterior of Stadium

Ajax' first stadium was built in 1911 out of wood and was simply called The Stadium. Ajax later played in the stadium that was built for the 1928 Summer Olympics, held in Amsterdam. This stadium, designed by Jan Wils, is simply known as the Olympic Stadium. In 1934, Ajax moved to De Meer Stadion in east Amsterdam, where they would play until 1996. During big European fixtures the club would often play at the Olympic Stadium, where the capacity was higher. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 364 KB) Summary Author: Dan Clifton Date: 18th September 2005 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 364 KB) Summary Author: Dan Clifton Date: 18th September 2005 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The Amsterdam ArenA is a football stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in Amsterdam Zuidoost, near the Bijlmermeer quarter. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (901x595, 620 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (901x595, 620 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The 1928 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, were held in 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... Categories: Stub | 1891 births | 1972 deaths | Dutch architects ... The Olympic Stadium The Olympisch Stadion was built as the main stadium for the 1928 Summer Olympics. ... De Meer is the name of the former stadium of Ajax Amsterdam. ...


In 1996, Ajax moved to a new home ground in the southeast of the city known as the Amsterdam Arena that was built at the cost of $134 million. The stadium is capable of holding approximately 52,000 people. The average attendance in 2004/05 was 48,600 people. The Arena has a retractable roof and was the example for other modern stadiums built in Europe in the following years. In the Netherlands, the Arena had earned a reputation for having a terrible grass pitch caused by the removable roof that, even when open, takes away too much sunlight and ventilation from the ground, and by the NFL Europe's Amsterdam Admirals who play their home games on it. The Amsterdam ArenA is a football stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in Amsterdam Zuidoost, near the Bijlmermeer quarter. ... The NFL Europe League is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... Year Founded 1995 Home Field Amsterdam ArenA City Amsterdam, Netherlands Team Colors Navy Blue, Orange, Green, and White Head Coach Bart Andrus Championships World Bowls (1) World Bowl XIII (2005) The Amsterdam Admirals is a NFL Europa team based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ...


The much loved De Meer stadium was torn down and the land was sold to the city council.


Supporters

References to Jews

The Ajax fans have developed the tradition of using Jewish and Israeli symbols to express their allegiance, despite being almost entirely non Jewish in their composition. Regularly, the supporters wave large Star of David flags and scream Joden! Joden! ("Jews! Jews!") to fire up their team. Die-hard Ajax supporters call themselves "F-Siders" or "Joden" — Dutch for "Jews" — a nickname that reflects both the team's and the city's Jewish heritage. This nickname for Ajax fans dates back to before World War II, when Amsterdam was home to most of the Netherlands' 140,000 Jews and the Ajax stadium itself was located near a Jewish neighborhood. Most Dutch Jews were murdered by the Nazis during the occupation, and today very little remains of Amsterdam's old Jewish quarter. But the tradition at Ajax survived. Ajax currently has no Jewish players, the last player with any Jewish roots being Daniël de Ridder. The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... The Star of David The Star of David in the oldest surviving complete copy of the Masoretic text, the Leningrad Codex, dated 1008. ... Daniël de Ridder (born March 6, 1984) is a Dutch footballer, who currently plays for Celta Vigo. ...


More recently, the issue has become a significant social problem in that in an increasingly bizarre and racist way, opposing supporters specifically use anti-Semitism to express their antipathy towards Ajax. This is expressed in chants such as Hamas, Hamas, Jews into the gas (Hamas, hamas, joden aan het gas) or producing hissing sounds that imitate the flow of gas. This in turn does not withhold the 'Jewish' Ajax supporters from celebrating the Bombing of Rotterdam by Nazi Germany when facing Feyenoord with songs like When spring comes we will throw bombs on Rotterdam! (Als de lente komt dan gooien wij bommen op Rotterdam). Songs like this (using the melody of ´Tulips from Amsterdam´) were sung from the stage, i.e. organised, at the celebration of the winning of the Dutch Cup in 2006. The Eternal Jew: 1937 German poster. ... Hamas (Arabic: ‎; acronym: Arabic: ‎, or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement; the Arabic acronym means zeal) is a Palestinian Islamist terrorist group that currently (since January 2006) forms the majority party of the Palestinian National Authority. ... // For other uses, see Gas chamber (disambiguation). ... The bombing of Rotterdam was a terror bombardment by German forces on 14 May 1940, in the initial phases of World War II, when they invaded the Netherlands. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... Feyenoord Rotterdam is a popular Dutch football club from the city of Rotterdam. ...


However, hardcore Ajax fans, although almost entirely gentiles, are proud of their 'outsider' image as "Jews" and feel encouraged to display more Israeli/ Jewish symbols at matches, using them as a "badge of battle".


Those Ajax fans who are actually Jewish are split on the morality of this matter; some feel it is perversely flattering but many others feel it is disrespectful and racist for non Jews to act in such a way that encourages anti-semitic abuse. Dutch authorities have tried to tone down the Jewish symbols of support for Ajax, hoping to lead to a decrease of anti-Semitic counter-incidents. However, the head of the European Board of Jewish Deputies has signalled his support for the F-siders, stating that anti-Semitism in Europe would be generally lessened if more non-Jews so readily identified with Jewish culture. The mayor of Amsterdam, Job Cohen, is also Jewish himself and has not condemned the Ajax fans . Marius Job Cohen (born 18 October 1947) is the current mayor of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. ...


The 'Jewish' issue is still a live topic for debate, and a similar situation exists as regards fans of Tottenham, a team from London, England. Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club, who play in the FA Premier League. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Related Trivia


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In the English Premier League, the hardcore fans of Tottenham Hotspur FC have in recent years taken to identifying themselves as "Yids" (traditionally a highly pejorative English term of abuse for Jews) and displaying the Israeli flag at matches. This is largely done as a backlash to many years of virulent anti-semitic abuse aimed at them by the fans of their main London rivals; Arsenal, West Ham, and particularly Chelsea. The north-eastern London suburb of Tottenham traditionally had a sizeable Jewish population, and this was frequently used as a point of reference for abuse by their opponents' fans. Tottenham fans have now turned this around into a bizarre term of honour for themselves, although very few of them are actually Jewish. Tottenham Hotspur F.C. is a North London association football team, also known by the nickname Spurs. ... Yid or Yids may refer to: Yid, a Jewish ethnonym and a sometime pejorative Yid, a nickname for a fan of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Category: ...


Players and managers

Current squad

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No. Position Player
1 Flag of Netherlands GK Maarten Stekelenburg
2 Flag of Netherlands DF Johnny Heitinga
3 Flag of Netherlands DF Jaap Stam (captain)
4 DF Thomas Vermaelen
5 Flag of Netherlands DF Urby Emanuelson
6 Flag of Netherlands MF Hedwiges Maduro
8 Flag of Netherlands FW Ryan Babel
9 Flag of Netherlands FW Klaas Jan Huntelaar
10 Flag of Netherlands MF Jo de Jong
11 Flag of Denmark FW Kenneth Perez (vice-captain)
12 Flag of Netherlands GK Kenneth Vermeer
13 Flag of Netherlands MF Edgar Davids
14 Flag of Spain MF Roger
15 Flag of Netherlands MF Olaf Lindenbergh
No. Position Player
16 FW Tom De Mul
18 Flag of Spain MF Gabri
20 Flag of Romania DF George Ogăraru
21 Flag of Romania FW Nicolae Mitea
22 DF Zdeněk Grygera
23 Flag of Brazil FW Leonardo De Verrader
25 Flag of Netherlands MF Jeffrey Sarpong
26 Flag of Armenia FW Edgar Manucharyan
30 Flag of Netherlands GK Dennis Gentenaar
32 Flag of Netherlands GK Marco van Duin
33 Flag of Netherlands MF Vurnon Anita
34 Flag of Netherlands FW John Goossens
35 Flag of Netherlands DF Gregory van der Wiel
36 Flag of Netherlands MF Mitchell Donald

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The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Hedwiges Maduro (born February 13, 1985 in Almere) is a rising Dutch football midfield star currently with AFC Ajax Amsterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Ryan Guno Babel (born December 19, 1986 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch footballer, usually playing at the striker or left winger positions despite being very right footed. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Klaas Jan Huntelaar (born August 12, 1983 in Drempt, Gelderland, Netherlands) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a striker for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Kenneth Perez (born August 29, 1974) is a Danish football player who, as of 2004 was playing for AZ Alkmaar. ... A vice-captain in football (soccer), is a player that is expected to captain the side when the club captain is not included in the starting eleven, or if the club captain is substituted. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... A goalkeeper. ... Kenneth Vermeer (born 10 January 1986 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch footballer who plays goalkeeper for Ajax Amsterdam and the Netherlands U-21 team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Edgar Steven Davids (born March 13, 1973 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch professional football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Roger García Roger García Junyent (born December 15, 1976 in Sabadell) is a Spanish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Olaf Lindenbergh (born 6 February 1974 in Purmerend) is a Dutch footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Tom De Mul Tom De Mul (born March 4, 1984 in Kapellen) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a right winger for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Gabriel García de la Torre, often referred to as Gabri, is a Spanish football player for FC Barcelona. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... George Ogăraru, (born February 3, 1980 in Bucharest), is a Romanian football player, who plays for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Nicolae Mitea (born March 24, 1985 in Bucharest), is a Romanian football (soccer) forward, currently playing for Ajax. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic_(bordered). ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Zdeněk Grygera (born May 14, 1980) is a Czech football player who, as of 2005, is playing for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Leonardo Vitor Santiago (born March 9, 1983 in Rio de Janeiro), is a football (soccer) player, who currently plays for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Jeffrey Sarpong Jeffrey Sarpong (born August 3, 1988 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Armenia. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Edgar Manucharyan (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... A goalkeeper. ... ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... A goalkeeper. ... Marco van Duin Marco van Duin (born February 11, 1987 in Alkmaar) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Vurnon Anita (born 4 April 1989) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for Ajax Amsterdam where he also started his career. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Gregory van der Wiel (born 3 February 1988 [1] in Amsterdam [2]) is a Dutch football player who currently plays for Ajax. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Mitchell Donald (born 10 December 1988) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for Ajax Amsterdam. ...

No. Position Player
17 Flag of Denmark MF Michael Krohn-Dehli (on loan to Sparta Rotterdam)
23 Flag of Ghana DF Emmanuel Boakye (on loan to Heracles Almelo)
24 Flag of Netherlands DF Robbert Schilder (on loan to Heracles Almelo)
28 MF Jan Vertonghen (on loan to RKC Waalwijk)
29 Flag of Netherlands FW Rydell Poepon (on loan to Willem II)
31 Flag of Netherlands DF Donovan Slijngard (on loan to FC Groningen)

Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Michael Krohn-Dehli Michael Krohn-Dehli (born June 6, 1983 in Copenhagen) is a Danish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ajax Amsterdam having been transferred from RKC Waalijk in the summer of 2006. ... Sparta Rotterdam is the oldest professional football team in the Netherlands, established on April 1, 1888. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Emmanuel Boakye Emmanuel Boakye (born March 25, 1985 in Ejura) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays as a defender on loan from Ajax Amsterdam for Heracles Almelo. ... Heracles Almelo is a football club from Almelo, the Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Robbert Schilder Robbert Schilder (born April 18, 1986 in Amstelveen) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a defender or Midfielder on loan from Ajax Amsterdam for Heracles Almelo. ... Heracles Almelo is a football club from Almelo, the Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Jan Vertonghen Jan Vertonghen (born April 24, 1987) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a defender or midfielder for Ajax Amsterdam. ... RKC Waalwijk is a football club playing in the Dutch Eredivisie. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Rydell Poepon Rydell Poepon (born August 28, 1987 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a striker for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Willem II Tilburg is a Dutch football club playing in Tilburg. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Donovan Slijngard (born 28 August 1987) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Groningen. ... FC Groningen is a football club from Groningen in the Netherlands. ...

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Argentina Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Marcel (Marco) van Basten (October 31, 1964 in Oog in Al, Utrecht) is a Dutch football manager, currently in charge of the Dutch national team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp (born May 10, 1969 in Amsterdam) is a retired Dutch professional footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Dirk Franciscus Danny Blind (born August 1, 1961, Oost-Souburg, Netherlands) is a former football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Frank de Boer (born May 15, 1970 in Hoorn, Netherlands) is a Dutch football defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Ronald de Boer (born May 15, 1970 in Hoorn, Netherlands) is a Dutch football midfielder for the Dutch national team as well as a host of professional clubs in Europe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Winston Bogarde (born October 22, 1970 in Rotterdam) is a former Dutch professional footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Johannes (John) Jacobus Bosman (born February 1, 1965 in Bovenkerk) is a former football striker from The Netherlands, who played thirty matches for the Netherlands national football team in which he scored seventeen goals. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... John Van den Brom (Amersfoort 4 October 1966) is a former professional footballer and a current football coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Tim de Cler (born 3 November 1978 in Leiden) is a Dutch football defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Hendrik Johannes Cruijff ( ) - often spelled Cruyff outside the Netherlands; see IJ (digraph)); born April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager/coach and former player, regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all time. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Dick van Dijk (born 15 February 1946; died 8 July 1997) was a Dutch footballer who played for Ajax Amsterdam and was part of their European Cup victory in 1971. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Theo van Duivenbode (born 1 November 1943) is a former Dutch footballer who played for Feyenoord and was part of their European Cup victory in 1970. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Geertruida (Ruud) Maria Geels (born July 28, 1948 in Haarlem, Noord-Holland) is a retired football striker from the Netherlands, who obtained 20 caps for the Dutch national team, scoring eleven goals, in the 1970s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Eddy Pieters Graafland (born 5 January 1934) is a former Dutch footballer who played for Feyenoord and was part of their European Cup victory in 1970. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Johann Georg Friedrich Grim (born August 17, 1965) is a Dutch soccer goalie. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Arie Haan (born November 16, 1948) is a Dutch football manager and a former player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Barry Hulshoff (born 30 September 1946) is a former Dutch footballer who played for Ajax Amsterdam and was part of their European Cup victories in 1971, 1972 and 1973. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Suriname. ... Nigel De Jong Nigel de Jong (born November 30, 1984 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Wim Jonk (born October 12, 1966 in Volendam) is a retired Dutch football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Peter Johannes (Piet) Keizer (born June 14, 1943 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch professional football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Wim Kieft played for Ajax Amsterdam, PSV, Pisa and the National team of the Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Suriname. ... Patrick Steven Kluivert (born July 1, 1976 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch international football striker of Surinamese descent. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Ronald Koeman (born March 21, 1963 in Zaandam) is a former Dutch football defender and current manager of PSV Eindhoven. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Michel Kreek born January 16, 1971 in Amsterdam is a former Dutch footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Rudolf (Ruud or Rudi) Jozef Krol (born March 24, 1949 in Amsterdam) is a retired Dutch footballer who was capped 83 times for his native country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Stanley Menzo (Paramaribo, October 15, 1963) is a Dutch football (soccer) manager and retired football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Andy van der Meyde (born September 30, 1979 in Arnhem, Gelderland) is a Dutch international footballer, who usually plays as a attacking midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Marinus (Rinus) Jacobus Hendricus Michels (February 9, 1928 – March 3, 2005) was a Dutch football player and coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Jan Mulder (born May 4, 1945 in Bellingwolde, Netherlands) was a Dutch football striker who played for R.S.C. Anderlecht and AFC Ajax. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Arnold Johannes Hyacinthus Mühren (born June 2, 1951 in Volendam) is a Dutch former footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Gerardus Demonicus Hyacinthus Maria (Gerrie) Mühren (Volendam, Netherlands, 2 February 1946) is a former Dutch football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo. ... Kiki Kizito Musampa (born July 20, 1977 in Kinshasa, DR Congo) is a Dutch international footballer who currently plays for Trabzonspor. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Johannes (Johan) Jacobus Neeskens (born September 15, 1951) is a Dutch football manager and former midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Tarik Oulida (born January 19, 1974 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland) is a football midfielder from the Netherlands with Moroccan roots. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Marc Overmars (born March 29, 1973 in Emst) is a former Dutch football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Co Prins (June 5, 1938 in Amsterdam - September 26, 1987 in Antwerp) was a Dutch football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Michael John Reiziger (born May 3, 1973 in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland) is a Dutch footballer, who plays as a right-back or central defender for PSV Eindhoven. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Nicholaas (Johnny) Rep (born November 25, 1951 in Zaandam, Noord-Holland) is a former Dutch football striker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Martijn Reuser (born February 1, 1975 in Amsterdam, Holland) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for Willem II. Playing as a midfielder, he began his career with Ajax Amsterdam as a trainee, and then signed for Vitesse Arnhem. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel_(bordered). ... Daniël de Ridder (born March 6, 1984) is a Dutch footballer, who currently plays for Celta Vigo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Suriname. ... Franklin Frank Edmundo Rijkaard (born September 30, 1962 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager and former player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Bryan Roy (born February 12, 1970) is a retired Dutch footballer and current football coach in the Ajax Amsterdam youth team system. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Edwin van der Sar (born October 29, 1970 in Voorhout, Netherlands) is a professional Dutch footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Johannes Nicolaas John van t Schip (born December 30, 1963 in Fort Saint John, British Columbia, Canada) is a Dutch football coach and former player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Pieter (Piet) Schrijvers (born December 15, 1946) a retired football goalkeeper from the Netherlands, who obtained 46 caps for his national team in the years 1971–1984. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Arnold Scholten (born December 5, 1962 in Den Bosch, North Brabant) is a retired football midfielder from the Netherlands, who was nicknamed The White Socrates after the famous Brazilian playmaker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Suriname. ... Clarence Seedorf (born April 1, 1976 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch-Surinamese football midfielder, who currently plays for AC Milan in Serie A. He was the first, and to date, the only person to have won the UEFA Champions League with three different clubs: Ajax (1995), Real Madrid (1998... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Sonny Silooy (born on 31 August 1963) is a Dutch football (soccer) player, now retired from professional football. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Wilhemus L.J. Wim Suurbier (born 16 January 1945) is a former Dutch football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Heinz Stuy (born 6 February 1945) is a former Dutch footballer who played for Ajax Amsterdam and was part of their European Cup victories in 1971, 1972 and 1973. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Sjaak Swart (born 30 July 1947) is a former Dutch footballer who played for Ajax Amsterdam and was part of their European Cup victories in 1971 and 1972. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Simon Melkianus Tahamata (Vught, May 26, 1956) is a former Dutch soccer player originating from the Maluku Islands, who has played for Dutch and Belgian clubs. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Rafael van der Vaart Rafael van der Vaart (Full Name: Rafael Ferdinand van der Vaart) is a Spanish/Dutch Footballer born to a Spanish mother and a Dutch father in Heemskerk on February 11, 1983 is a football player of Hamburger SV and the Dutch national team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Gerald Mervin Vanenburg (born March 5, 1964 in Utrecht, Utrecht) is a former football left winger from The Netherlands, who earned 42 caps for the Netherlands national football team, in which he scored one goal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Marciano Carlos Alberto Vink (born October 17, 1970 in Paramaribo, Surinam ) is a former Dutch football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Peter van Vossen ( 21 April 1968, Zierikzee, Netherlands) is a Dutch footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Suriname. ... Aron Winter (born March 1, 1967 in Paramaribo, Surinam) is a retired Dutch footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Richard P. Witschge (born September 20, 1969 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland) is a former football midfielder from The Netherlands, who earned 31 caps for the Netherlands national football team, in which he scored one goal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Rob Witschge (born August 22, 1966 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland) is a former football midfielder from The Netherlands, who earned 30 caps for the Netherlands national football team, in which he scored three goals. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Suriname. ... Nordin Wooter (born August 24, 1976 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a football (soccer) winger from the Netherlands, who started his professional career in the 1994-1995 season playing for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Jan Wouters (born July 17, 1960 in Utrecht, Netherlands) is a former professional football midfielder, currently first team coach at Rangers F.C.. The Dutchman played for several clubs including FC Utrecht, PSV Eindhoven, Bayern Munich and Ajax Amsterdam. ...

  • Flag of Argentina Ivan Gabrich
  • Flag of Argentina Mariano Juan

Australia Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ...

Belgium Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Jason Culina is an Australian football player who currently plays for PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands First Division. ...

Brazil Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Jelle Van Damme (born October 10, 1983 in Lokeren) is a Belgian footballer currently on the books of Anderlecht. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Wesley Sonck, (born in Ninove, August 9, 1978), is a Belgian football striker currently playing for Borussia Mönchengladbach. ...

Croatia Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Maxwell Cabelino Andrade, or simply Maxwell, (born August 27, 1981, in Vila Velha, Brazil). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Márcio Roberto dos Santos, best known as Márcio Santos (born São Paulo September 15, 1969) is a Brazilian footballer, who played as a defender for such teams as ACF Fiorentina and Ajax Amsterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Wamberto was born on 12th December, 1974 in São Luis Maranhão, Brazil. ...

Czech Republic Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Joseph Anthony Didulica [] (born October 14, 1977) is a Croatian Australian football (soccer) goalkeeper, better known as Joey Didulica. ...

  • Tomáš Galásek

Denmark Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic_(bordered). ... Tomáš Galásek (born January 15, 1973 in Ostrava) is a Czech football player. ...

Egypt Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Frank Arnesen (born September 30, 1956 in Copenhagen) is the sporting director of English football club Chelsea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Jesper Grønkjær (born 12 August 1977 in Nuuk, Greenland) is a Danish professional football player who currently plays for F.C. Copenhagen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Henning Jensen (born August 17, 1949) is a Danish former football (soccer) player, who played professionally for German club Borussia Mönchengladbach, Spanish club Real Madrid and Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam where he won the domestic league championship in each country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Brian Laudrup (born February 22, 1969 in Vienna, Austria) is a former Danish professional football (soccer) player, who won the 1992 European Football Championship (Euro 1992) with the Denmark national team, and he was a vital part of that Rangers FC team which dominated the Scottish Premier League in the... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Michael Laudrup (born June 15, 1964) is a Danish former professional football player and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Jan Mølby (born July 4, 1963 in Kolding) is a former Danish professional football player who spent much of his career at Liverpool, even acquiring something of a Scouse accent in the process. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Jesper Olsen (born March 20, 1961 in Fakse) is a Danish former professional football (soccer) player who most notably played for Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Ole Tobiasen (born 8 July 1975 is a Danish professional footballer. ...

Finland Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Ahmed Hossam Hussein Abdelhamid Mido (Arabic: أحمد حسام ميدو) (born February 23, 1983 in Cairo), is an Egyptian footballer who is a striker and currently with North London side Tottenham Hotspur. ...

France Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland_(bordered). ... Jari Olavi Litmanen (born February 20, 1971 in Lahti) is a Finnish footballer, widely considered the countrys greatest ever. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland_(bordered). ... Petri Pasanen (born September 24, 1980 in Lahti) is a Finnish footballer who currently plays for Werder Bremen in the German Bundesliga. ...

  • Flag of France Julien Escudé

Georgia Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Julien Escudé (born August 17, 1979 in Chartres) is a French footballer, currently playing for La Liga side Sevilla FC. His position is centre back. ...

Germany Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia_(bordered). ... Shota Arveladze (born February 22, 1973 in Tbilisi) is a Georgian professional football player who currently plays for AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands, having moved there on a free transfer from Rangers after the 2004-05 season. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia_(bordered). ... Georgiou Gio Kinkladze (born June 7, 1973 in Tbilisi, USSR) is a Georgian football (soccer) midfielder. ...

Ghana Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Horst Blankenburg (born July 10, 1947) is a former German football (soccer) player, who played as a sweeper. ...

Greece Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Anthony Obodai (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Abubakari Yakubu (born 13 December 1981 in Tema) is a Ghanaian football (soccer) midfielder. ...

Tunisia Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Yannis Anastasiou (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Angelos Charisteas (Greek: ; IPA: ) (born February 9, 1980 in Strimoniko,Serres) is a Greek football striker who currently plays for Feyenoord Rotterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Nikolaos Machlas (born 16 June 1973 in Heraklion, Greece) is a footballer who plays as a striker. ...

Ireland Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... Hatem Trabelsi (Arabic: حاتم الطرابلسي) (born January 25, 1977 in Ariana, Tunisia) is a Tunisian footballer, who currently plays for Manchester City as a right-sided defender or midfielder. ...

Morocco Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... Frank Stapleton (born July 10, 1956 in Dublin) is an Irish former football player. ...

Nigeria Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Nourdin Boukhari (born 30 June 1980 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch-Moroccan footballer. ...

Portugal Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Tijjani Babangida (born September 25, 1973 in Kaduna) is a former football winger from Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Haruna Babangida, a newcomer in the greek league, in the team of Olympiakos. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Finidi George (born April 15, 1971 in Port Harcourt) is a Nigerian former footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Christopher Kanu (born April 12, 1979 is a Nigerian football defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Nwankwo Kanu (born August 1, 1976 in Owerri, Nigeria), usually known simply as Kanu, is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Nigerian national team and for English club Portsmouth. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Sunday Oliseh (born September 14, 1974 in Abavo, Port Harcourt) is a former Nigerian footballer. ...

Romania Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... For Spanish footballer, See Daniel García Lara. ...

Serbia Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Cristian Eugen Chivu (born October 26, 1980 in Reşiţa, Romania) is a Romanian footballer who currently plays defender for A.S. Roma in the Italian Serie A. He first played football as a professional at CSM Reşiţa and later Universitatea Craiova. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Bogdan Lobont (born January 18, 1978, in Hunedoara, Romania) is a goalkeeper for Ajax Amsterdam and the Romania national football team. ...

South Africa Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia_(state)_(bordered). ... Velibor Vasovic came to Amsterdam, after he had lost 2-1 to Real Madrid with Partizan Belgrade (scoring the only goal). ...

Sweden Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Benedict Saul Benni McCarthy (born 12 November 1977 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a professional footballer, currently playing for English side Blackburn Rovers and South Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Aaron Mokoena (born November 25, 1980 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a South African football player who currently plays for Blackburn Rovers F.C. as a defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Steven Pienaar (born March 18, 1982 in Johannesburg) is a South African football midfielder currently with AFC Ajax Amsterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Hans Vonk (born January 30, 1970 in Alberton) is a South African football goalkeeper who has played chiefly in Dutch clubs. ...

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Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... John Patrick OBrien (born on August 29, 1977 in Los Angeles, California) is an American soccer player, one of the first Americans to earn a starting spot with a major European team, which he did with Ajax Amsterdam. ...

List of Ajax managers

  • Robert Smith (1947-1948)
  • Jack Reynolds (1942-1947)
  • Flag of Netherlands Dolf van Kol (1942-1942)
  • Flag of Netherlands Wim Volkers (1941-1942)
  • Vilmos Halpern (1940-1941)
  • Jack Reynolds (1928-1940)
  • Stanley Castle (1926-1928)
  • Harold Rose (1925-1926)
  • Jack Reynolds (1915-1925)
  • John Kirwan (1910-1915)

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Henk ten Cate is a Netherlands football coach, and a former professional player of the sport. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Dirk Franciscus Danny Blind (born August 1, 1961, Oost-Souburg, Netherlands) is a former football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Rudolf (Ruud or Rudi) Jozef Krol (born March 24, 1949 in Amsterdam) is a retired Dutch footballer who was capped 83 times for his native country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Ronald Koeman (born March 21, 1963 in Zaandam) is a former Dutch football defender and current manager of PSV Eindhoven. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Jacobson Co Adriaanse (born on July 21, 1947 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is a former football player and now manager of Portuguese side FC Porto after leading AZ Alkmaar to the 2005 UEFA Cup semi-finals. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Hans Westerhof (born November 24, 1948 in Terborg) is a Dutch soccer coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Jan Wouters (born July 17, 1960 in Utrecht, Netherlands) is a former professional football midfielder, currently first team coach at Rangers F.C.. The Dutchman played for several clubs including FC Utrecht, PSV Eindhoven, Bayern Munich and Ajax Amsterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Morten Olsen (born August 14, 1949 in Vordingborg, Denmark) was a Danish football player and is, as of 2005, the coach of the Danish national team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Aloysius (Louis) Paulus Maria van Gaal (born August 8, 1951 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Leo Beenhakker (born August 2, 1942 in Rotterdam) is an international Dutch football coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Hendrik Johannes Cruijff ( ) - often spelled Cruyff outside the Netherlands; see IJ (digraph)); born April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager/coach and former player, regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all time. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Aad de Mos (born March 27, 1947 in The Hague) is a Dutch football coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Leo Beenhakker (born August 2, 1942 in Rotterdam) is an international Dutch football coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Tomislav Ivic (born June 30, 1933 in Split, Yugoslavia) is a Croatian football manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Marinus (Rinus) Jacobus Hendricus Michels (February 9, 1928 – March 3, 2005) was a Dutch football player and coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Stefan Kovacs (Hungarian: Kovács István, also known in Romanian as Stefan Covaci), (October 2, 1920 in TimiÅŸoara, Romania - May 12, 1995), is with 15 major titles one of the must successful association football coaches in the history of the game. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Marinus (Rinus) Jacobus Hendricus Michels (February 9, 1928 – March 3, 2005) was a Dutch football player and coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Vic F Buckingham (1915? - January, 1995) was an English association footballer whose approach, as a manager, was a precursor of the Total Football philosophy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Jack Rowley (October 7, 1920 – June 28, 1998) was an English football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Vic F Buckingham (1915? - January, 1995) was an English association footballer whose approach, as a manager, was a precursor of the Total Football philosophy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... 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John Jack Reynolds (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... John Kirwan (? - 1959) was an Irish international soccer player who played for Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea FC and Clyde. ...

Honours

Official trophies (recognized by UEFA and FIFA)

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National

1917-18, 1918-19, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1933-34, 1936-37, 1938-39, 1946-47, 1956-57, 1959-60, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1969-70, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1976-77, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1989-90, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1997-98, 2001-02, 2003-04
1917, 1943, 1961, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006
  • KNVB Cup runner-up: 5
1900, 1968, 1978, 1980, 1981
1993, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2005, 2006
  • Johan Cruijff Shield runners-up: 4
1996, 1998, 1999, 2004

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International

1972, 1995 [7]
1971, 1972, 1973, 1995[7]
  • European Champion Club's Cup / Champions League runners-up: 2
1969, 1996[7]
1987[7]
  • European Cup Winners' Cup runners-up: 1
1988[7]
1992[7]
1973, 1995 [7][8]

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Other Trophies

Preceded by
Dinamo Kiev
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Winner
1987
Runner up: Lokomotive Leipzig
Succeeded by
KV Mechelen

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See also

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References

  1. ^ Amsterdan ArenA - Did you know?. Amsterdam ArenA. Retrieved on 2006-12-10.
  2. ^ a b UEFA sanctioned the UEFA Intertoto Cup for the first time in 1995. In 1960's has an unofficial status (See History of UEFA Intertoto Cup in uefa.com).
  3. ^ Ajax agree technical partnership with FC Omniworld. AJAX-USA.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-14.
  4. ^ History of the Ajax logo
  5. ^ Ajax Extend Sponsor Contract with ABN AMRO until 2011. ABNAMRO.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-10.
  6. ^ Contract with kit sponsor Adidas extended until summer 2009. AJAX-USA.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-10.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Football Europe: AFC Ajax; uefa.com
  8. ^ a b UEFA sanctioned the UEFA Supercup for the first time in 1973. In 1972 was a unofficial edition and the I Centenary of Rangers FC (see History of the UEFA Supercup in uefa.com).

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Bibliography

  • (Dutch) David Endt, De godenzonen van Ajax, Rap, Amsterdam, 1993, ISBN 90-6005-463-6
  • (Dutch) Jan Baltus Kok, Naar Ajax. Mobiliteitspatronen van bezoekers bij vier thuiswedstrijden van Ajax, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 1992, ISSN 0922-5625
  • Simon Kuper, Ajax, The Dutch, The War. Football in Europe during the Second World War, Orion, London, 2003, ISBN 0-7528-4274-9
  • (Dutch) Evert Vermeer, 95 jaar Ajax. 1900-1995, Luitingh-Sijthoff, Amsterdam, 1996, ISBN 90-245-2364-8

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Legia Warszawa is a Polish football club based in Warsaw, Poland. ... FC Levadia Tallinn is an Estonian football team, playing in Tallinn. ... PFC Litex Lovech is a Bulgarian football club from the town of Lovech. ... Lokomotiv Moscow (FC Lokomotiv Moskva, Russian: Футбольный клуб Локомотив Москва [1]) is a Russian football club based in Moscow. ... PFC Lokomotiv Sofia is a Bulgarian football club from the capital city of Sofia, founded on 28 October 1929 as ZHSK (ЖСК). The club was united with Slavia Sofia for a brief period between 1969 and 1971 and is associated with the Bulgarian railway workers. ... Olympique de Marseille is a football team that plays in Ligue 1, the top level of the French Football League, based in Marseille. ... Molde F.K. is a First Division football club from Molde, Norway. ... Clube Desportivo Nacional, founded in 1910, is a Portuguese football club, that plays in Funchal, Madeira Islands. ... 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Slavia Praha redirects here; for the ice hockey team, see HC Slavia Praha. ... Royal Standard de Liège, usually referred to as Standard Liège is a Belgian football club from the town of Liège. ... I.K. Start is a Norwegian football club from the town of Kristiansand. ... Trabzonspor is a Turkish football club, from the Black Sea port city of Trabzon playing in the Turkish Premier Super League. ... Vitória Futebol Clube is a Portuguese sports club from Setúbal. ... West Ham United Football Club are a football club based in Upton Park, Newham, East London and play their home matches at The Boleyn Ground or formally known as Upton Park. ... Skoda Xanthi is the Greek football club from the town of Xanthi. ... FC Metalurh Zaporizhzhya is a football team in the Ukrainian Premier League, also known as the Vyscha Liha. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... The 2006/2007 season of the Eredivisie began on August 18, 2006 and will end on May 13, 2007. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... ADO Den Haag (ADO stands for Alles Door Oefening, Everything Through Practice) is the main football club in the city of The Hague. ... AZ Alkmaar is a football club from Alkmaar, the Netherlands. ... Excelsior is a professional football club from Rotterdam, in the Kralingen-Crooswijk district. ... Feyenoord team practice session in 2002. ... FC Groningen is a football club from Groningen in the Netherlands. ... sc Heerenveen (Frisian: sc It Hearrenfean) is a Dutch football club currently playing in the Eredivisie, the Dutch Premier Division. ... Heracles Almelo is a football club from Almelo, the Netherlands. ... NAC Breda is a Dutch football club from Breda. ... N.E.C. is a Dutch football club founded in November 15, 1900. ... Philips Sport Vereniging (English: Philips Sports Union), widely known either as PSV or PSV Eindhoven, is a sports club from Eindhoven, the Netherlands. ... RKC Waalwijk is a football club playing in the Dutch Eredivisie. ... Roda JC Kerkrade is a Dutch football club located in Kerkrade, a place in the south of The Netherlands near the German border. ... Sparta Rotterdam is the oldest professional football team in the Netherlands, established on April 1, 1888. ... FC Twente is a Dutch football club from the city of Enschede. ... FC Utrecht is a Dutch major league football club which was founded on July 1, 1970. ... Vitesse is a Dutch football club from Arnhem, which was founded on May 14, 1892. ... Willem II Tilburg is a Dutch football club playing in Tilburg. ...

Eredivisie seasons

1993/94 | 1994/95 | 1995/96 | 1996/97 | 1997/98 | 1998/99 | 1999/00 | 2000/01 | 2001/02 | 2002/03 | 2003/04 | 2004/05 | 2005/06 | 2006/07 The 1993/1994 season in Dutch football saw Ajax Amsterdam winning the title in the Eredivisie, while Feyenoord Rotterdam won the Dutch National Cup. ... The 1994/95 season in Dutch football saw Ajax Amsterdam winning the title in the Eredivisie, while Feyenoord Rotterdam won the Dutch National Cup. ... The 1995/96 season in Dutch football saw holders Ajax Amsterdam winning the title in the Eredivisie once again, while PSV Eindhoven won the Dutch National Cup. ... The 1996/1997 season in Dutch football was the 41st professional season in the Eredivisie, with PSV Eindhoven winning the title and Roda JC claiming the Dutch National Cup. ... The 1997/1998 season in Dutch football was the 42nd season in the Eredivisie, where Ajax Amsterdam won the double, claiming the title and the Dutch National Cup. ... The 1998/1999 season in Dutch football was the 43rd season in the Eredivisie, where Feyenoord Rotterdam claimed the title, for the first time since 1993. ... The 1999/2000 season in Dutch football was the 44th season in the Eredivisie, where PSV Eindhoven claimed the title, while Roda JC won the Dutch National Cup. ... The 2000/2001 season in Dutch football was the 45th season in the Eredivisie, where PSV Eindhoven claimed the title, while FC Twente won the Dutch National Cup. ... The 2001/2002 season in Dutch football was the 46th season in the Eredivisie, where Ajax Amsterdam claimed the double (overall title and National Cup). ... The 2002/2003 season in Dutch football was the 47th season in the Eredivisie, where PSV Eindhoven claimed the title while FC Utrecht won the Dutch National Cup by defeating Feyenoord Rotterdam in the final. ... The 2003-04 season in Dutch football saw Ajax Amsterdam regain their title in the Eredivisie. ... The 2004-05 season in Dutch football saw PSV Eindhoven winning the double, under the guidance of manager Guus Hiddink. ... The 2005/06 season of the Eredivisie began in August 2005 and ended in May 2006. ... The 2006/2007 season of the Eredivisie began on August 18, 2006 and will end on May 13, 2007. ...

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Flag of Germany Borussia Dortmund | Flag of Netherlands PSV Eindhoven | Flag of Italy Internazionale | Flag of Italy Juventus Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... BV Borussia Dortmund is a German football club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Philips Sport Vereniging (English: Philips Sports Union), widely known either as PSV or PSV Eindhoven, is a sports club from Eindhoven, the Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Football Club Internazionale Milano is an Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy, which plays in Serie A. The club was founded March 9, 1908. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Juventus Football Club (from Latin [1] iuventus: youth, IPA: );(pronounced yoo-ven-toos) also known as Juventus Turin (or Juventus Torino), Juventus F.C., Juventus, or simply Juve, is a football club from Turin. ...


Liverpool | Manchester United | Flag of Italy AC Milan | Flag of France Lyon | Flag of France Marseille Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Liverpool Football Club are a British football club, and one of the most famous football clubs in the world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Associazione Calcio Milan is an Italian football club based in Milan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Olympique Lyonnais (popularly known as OL, or simply Lyon) is a French football club based in Lyon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Olympique de Marseille is a football team that plays in Ligue 1, the top level of the French Football League, based in Marseille. ...


Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain | Flag of Portugal FC Porto | Flag of Spain Real Madrid | Flag of Spain Valencia Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... For other uses, see Saint-Germain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Futebol Clube do Porto (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Valencia Club de Fútbol (also known as Valencia CF or Valencia) is a Spanish professional football team based in Valencia, Spain. ...


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Ajax the Great - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1516 words)
Ajax at first gets the better of the encounter, wounding Hector with his spear and knocking him down with a large stone, but Hector fights on until the heralds, acting at the direction of Zeus, call a draw: the action ends without a winner and with the two combatants exchanging gifts.
Ajax, who in the post-Homeric legend is described as the grandson of Aeacus and the great-grandson of Zeus, was the tutelary hero of the island of Salamis, where he had a temple and an image, and where a festival called Aianteia was celebrated in his honour (Pausanias 1.35).
The identification of Ajax with the family of Aeacus was chiefly a matter which concerned the Athenians, after Salamis had come into their possession, on which occasion Solon is said to have inserted a line in the Iliad (2.557-558), for the purpose of supporting the Athenian claim to the island.
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