Ajax

Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax, additionally known as AFC Ajax, Ajax Amsterdam or simply Ajax, is a Dutch professional football club based in Amsterdam, that plays in the Eredivisie, the top level in Dutch football. Truly, Ajax (named after the legendary Greek legend) has been the best club in the Netherlands, with 33 Eredivisie titles and 19 KNVB Cups. It has consistently played in the Eredivisie, since the class’ origin in 1956 and, along with Feyenoord and PSV, it is one of the nation’s “huge three” clubs that have commanded that challenge.

Ajax has generally been a standout amongst the best clubs on the planet. As indicated by the IFFHS, Ajax were the seventh-best European club of the twentieth century and The World’s Club Team of the Year in 1992.According to German magazine Kicker, Ajax were the second-best European club of the twentieth century.

Ajax
Ajax

The club is one of the five groups that has earned the right to keep the European Cup and to wear a various champ identification; they won successively in 1971– 1973. In 1972, they finished the continental treble by winning the Eredivisie, KNVB Cup, and the European Cup. It additionally won the first organized UEFA Super Cup in 1972 against Glasgow Rangers (played in 1973). Ajax’s last universal trophies were the 1995 Intercontinental Cup, 1995 UEFA Super Cup and the 1995 Champions League, where they defeated Milan in the final; they lost the 1996 Champions League final on penalties to Juventus. In 1995, Ajax was delegated as World Team of the Year by World Soccer magazine.

Ajax is likewise one of four groups to win the continental treble and the Intercontinental Cup or Club World Cup in a similar season/logbook year; This was accomplished in the 1971– 72 season. Ajax, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester United are the five clubs to have won each of the three noteworthy UEFA club competitions.

They have additionally won the Intercontinental Cup twice, the 1991– 92 UEFA Cup, just as the Karl Rappan Cup, a forerunner of the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1962. Ajax plays at the Johan Cruyff Arena, which opened as the Amsterdam ArenA in 1996 and was renamed in 2018. They recently played at De Meer Stadion and the Amsterdam Olympic Stadium (for global matches).

Prominent previous players

List of AFC Ajax players

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For a rundown of all Ajax players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:AFC Ajax players.

Board and staff

Current board

Official Board

Chairman:  Hennie Henrichs

Board members: 6 – ( Tonny Bruins Slot,  Jan Buskerolen,  Dick Schoenaker,  Cees Vervoorn,  Ronald Pieloor and  Maarten Oldenhof)

Candid de Boer led the club to four continuous national titles amid his residency as mentor from 2010– 2016.

Governing body

General director:  Edwin van der Sar

Monetary director:  Jeroen Slop

Advertising director:  Menno Geelen

Specialized director:  Marc Overmars

Supervisory Board

Chairman:  Hans Wijers

Board members: 2 – ( Theo van Duivenbode,  Leo van Wijk)

Edwin van der Sar turned into the General chief for Ajax in 2016.

Current staff

Instructing staff

Head coach:  Erik ten Hag

Aide coach:  Alfred Schreuder

Aide coach:  Aron Winter

Aide coach:  Richard Witschge

Goalkeeper coach:  Carlo l’Ami

Restorative staff

Physical execution coach:  Gavin Benjafield

Group doctor:  Bas Peijs

Group doctor:  Don de Winter

Physiotherapist:  Ralph van der Horst

Physiotherapist:  Pim van Dord

Physiotherapist:  Frank van Deursen

Wellness mentor/Recovery trainer:  Björn Rekelhof

Going with staff

Group manager:  Tjerk Smeets

Players supervisor:  Herman Pinkster

Execution coach:  Guillaume Elmont

Press officer:  Miel Brinkhuis

Rundown of Ajax directors

Floris Stempel (1900– 08)

Chris Holst (1908– 10)

Han Dade (1910– 12)

Chris Holst (1912– 13)

Willem Egeman (1913– 25)

Frans Schoevaart (1925– 32)

Marius Koolhaas (1932– 56)

Wim Volkers (1956– 58)

Jan Melchers (1958– 64)

Jaap van Praag (1964– 78)

Ton Harmsen (1978– 88)

Michael van Praag (1989– 03)

John Jaakke (2003– 08)

Uri Coronel (2008– 11)

Hennie Henrichs (2011– )

Rundown of Ajax mentors

Jack Kirwan (1910– 15)

Jack Reynolds (1915– 25)

Harold Rose (1925– 26)

Stanley Castle (1926– 28)

Jack Reynolds (1928– 40)

Vilmos Halpern (1940– 41)

Wim Volkers (1941– 42)

Dolf van Kol (1942– 45)

Jack Reynolds (1945– 47)

Robert Smith (1947– 48)

Walter Crook (1948– 50)

Robert Thomson (1950– 53)

Walter Crook (1953– 54)

Karl Humenberger (1954– 59)

Vic Buckingham (1959– 61)

Keith Spurgeon (1961– 62)

Joseph Gruber (1962– 63)

Jack Rowley (1963– 64)

Vic Buckingham (1964– 65)

Rinus Michels (1965– 71)

Ștefan Kovács (1971– 73)

George Knobel (1973– 74)

Bobby Haarms (1974)

Hans Kraay (1974– 75)

Rinus Michels (1975– 76)

Tomislav Ivić (1976– 78)

Cor Brom (1978– 79)

Leo Beenhakker (1979– 81)

Kurt Linder (1981– 82)

Aad de Mos (1982– 85)

Johan Cruyff (1985– 88)

Kurt Linder (1988)

Antoine Kohn, Bobby Haarms, and Barry Hulshoff (1988– 89, interval)

Leo Beenhakker (1989– 91)

Louis van Gaal (1991– 97)

Morten Olsen (1997– 99)

Jan Wouters (1999– 2000)

Hans Westerhof (2000, interval)

Co Adriaanse (2000– 01)

Ronald Koeman (2001– 05)

Ruud Krol (2005, interval)

Danny Blind (2005– 06)

Henk ten Cate (2006– 07)

Adrie Koster (2007– 08, interval)

Marco van Basten (2008– 09)

John van ‘t Schip (2009, interval)

Martin Jol (2009– 10)

Candid de Boer (2010– 16)

Dwindle Bosz (2016– 17)

Marcel Keizer (2017)

Erik ten Hag (2018– present)

Respects

Primary article: List of AFC Ajax respects

Official trophies (perceived by UEFA and FIFA)

National

Netherlands Football League Championship/ Eredivisie: 33

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, 2010– 11, 2011– 12, 2012– 13, 2013– 14

KNVB Cup: 19

1916– 17, 1942– 43, 1960– 61, 1966– 67, 1969– 70, 1970– 71, 1971– 72, 1978– 79, 1982– 83, 1985– 86, 1986– 87, 1992– 93, 1997– 98, 1998– 99, 2001– 02, 2005– 06, 2006– 07, 2009– 10, 2018– 19

Johan Cruyff Shield: 8

1993, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013

Worldwide

A few of Ajax’ worldwide trophies

European Cup/Champions League: 4

1970– 71, 1971– 72, 1972– 73, 1994– 95

European Cup Winners’ Cup: 1

1986– 87

UEFA Cup: 1

1991– 92

UEFA Super Cup: 2

1973, 1995 *(Ajax additionally won in 1972, be that as it may, UEFA just endorsed the UEFA Super Cup without precedent for 1973 so the 1972 release was an informal one. Played against Rangers, victors of the 1971– 72 European Cup Winners’ Cup, it really proceeded as ‘a festival of the Centenary of Rangers F.C.’ (See underneath) because Rangers were serving a one-year boycott at the time forced by UEFA for the trouble making of their fans. That triumph implied Ajax had won each competition (5 altogether) they entered that year, a feat Celtic achieved in 1967 (with 6 trophies) and Barcelona (also 6 trophies) rehashed in 2009)

Intercontinental Cup: 2

1972, 1995

Officers First Centenary 1872– 1972: 1

1972

Karl Rappan Cup: 1

1962

Different trophies

Ajax have won numerous friendly tournaments, unsanctioned by UEFA or FIFA, including the Amsterdam Tournament, Bruges Matins Trophy, Trofeo Santiago Bernabéu, Eusébio Cup, Ted Bates Trophy, Jalkapalloturnaus and Chippie Polar Cup. (For a total rundown, see main article)

Club Awards

World Team of the Year : 1

1995

European Team of the Year : 4

1969, 1971, 1972, 1973

Dutch Sports Team of the Year : 5

1968, 1969, 1972, 1987, 1995

Sports Team of the Year : 1

1990

Dick van Rijn Trophy : 1

1995

Amsterdam Sportsteam of the year: 3

2011, 2013, 2014

ING Fair Play Award : 2

2013, 2014

Reasonable Play Cup : 1

1995

FIFA Club of the Century : shared fifth spot

twentieth Century

kicker Sportmagazin Club of the Century: second spot

twentieth Century

Best Dutch club following 50 years of expert football : 1

2004

Football shirt of the Year : Ajax away shirt by adidas

2013– 14

The Four-Four-Two Greatest Club Side Ever : Ajax (1965– 1973)

2013

VVCS Best Pitch of the Year : 1

2012