A.F.C. Ajax

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Ajax
Full nameAmsterdamsche Football Club Ajax NV
FoundedMarch 18, 1900; 121 years ago (1900-03-18)
GroundAmsterdam Arena
Amsterdam
Ground Capacity52,960[1]
ChairmanSteven ten Have
ManagerEric ten Hag
LeagueEredivisie
2014–15Eredivisie, 2nd
WebsiteClub website

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

History

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

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

Ajax Today

Staff

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Stadium

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

League position

Season League Position
2000/01 Eredivisie 3rd
2001/02 Eredivisie Champions
2002/03 Eredivisie 2nd
2003/04 Eredivisie Champions
2004/05 Eredivisie 2nd
2005/06 Eredivisie 4th
2006/07 Eredivisie 2nd
2007/08 Eredivisie 2nd
2008/09 Eredivisie 3rd
2009/10 Eredivisie 2nd
2010/11 Eredivisie Champions
2011/12 Eredivisie Champions
2012/13 Eredivisie Champions
2013/14 Eredivisie Champions
2014/15 Eredivisie 2nd

Former position


Current Squad

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

No. Position Player
1 Netherlandsborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Netherlands GK Kenneth Vermeer
2 Netherlandsborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Netherlands DF Gregory van der Wiel
3 Belgiumborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Belgium DF Toby Alderweireld
5 Belgiumborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Belgium DF Jan Vertonghen (captain)
6 Swedenborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Sweden MF Rasmus Lindgren
10 Serbiaborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Serbia FW Miralem Sulejmani
12 Netherlandsborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Netherlands GK Kenneth Vermeer
21 Cameroonborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Cameroon MF Eyong Enoh
27 Netherlandsborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Netherlands MF Daley Blind
22 Netherlandsborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Netherlands MF Siem de Jong
23 Netherlandsborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Netherlands MF Vurnon Anita
41 Netherlandsborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Netherlands GK Jeroen Verhoeven
45 Uruguayborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Uruguay MF Nicolás Lodeiro
51 Denmarkborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Denmark MF Christian Eriksen

References

  1. "Amsterdam Arena – Did you know?". Amsterdam Arena. Retrieved 2006-12-10.
  2. http://english.ajax.nl/Ajax-1/Coaching-staff.htm