A.F.C. Ajax facts for kids
|Full name||Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax NV|
|Founded||March 18, 1900|
|Chairman||Steven ten Have|
|Manager||Frank De Boer|
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.
The club was founded on March 18, 1900. The founders were Floris Stempel, Carel Reeser and Johan Dade. It was the second attempt to found Ajax. In 1894 they tried it too. Ajax is named after the mythological hero Ajax the Great.
Ajax promoted to the highest level in 1911. Their coach was Jack Kirwan. Because Sparta Rotterdam had almost the same kit (clothes), they had to change it.
- The coach of Ajax at this moment is Frank de Boer. His assistants are Dennis Bergkamp and Hennie Spijkerman.
- Managing director:
- Chairman: Hennie Henrichs
The name of the stadium is Amsterdam ArenA and has an attendance (which means the amount 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.
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