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Ajax
Full name Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax NV
Founded March 18, 1900; 120 years ago (1900-03-18)
Ground Amsterdam Arena
Amsterdam
Ground Capacity 52,960
Chairman Steven ten Have
Manager Frank De Boer
League Eredivisie
2014–15 Eredivisie, 2nd

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

  • The coach of Ajax at this moment is Frank de Boer. His assistants are Dennis Bergkamp and Hennie Spijkerman.
  • Managing director:
  • Chairman: Hennie Henrichs

Stadium

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.

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

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