Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax, also known as AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax, is a Dutch professional football club based in Amsterdam, that plays in the Eredivisie, the top tier in Dutch football. Historically, Ajax is been one of the most successful clubs in the world. The club is one of the five teams that has earned the right to keep the European Cup and to wear a multiple-winner badge; they won consecutively in 1971–1973.
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ஐ Nickname(s): de Godenzonen (Sons of the Gods),] de Joden (the Jews), Lucky Ajax
ஐ Player Records: Most games played: Sjaak Swart (603) | Top goalscorer: Piet van Reenen (273)
ஐ Stadium: “Het Veldje” (1893–1900) | Amsterdam-Noord (1900–1907) | Het Houten Stadion (1907–1934) | De Meer (1934–1996) | Olympisch Stadion (1934–1996) | Amsterdam ArenA (1996–)
ஐ Main Trophies:
Netherlands Football League Championship/Eredivisie: 35 | KNVB Cup: 19 | European Cup: 3 | Champions League: 1 | UEFA Cup: 1 | European Cup Winners' Cup: 1 and so on.
Ajax takes its name from a figure in Greek mythology and was founded in 1900. From 1915 to 1947, Englishman Jack Reynolds ran the club. During this period, Ajax slowly grew into the best club in the country and culminated in the first golden age of the 1930s. Under Jack Reynolds, Ajax won 8 league titles and 2 KNVB Cups.
They won two Eredivisie titles in 1957 and 1960, and their third KNVB Cup in 1961. While this was already a good result, when Rinus Michels became manager, Ajak Stacey has truly become different. At that time, Michels kept instilling his famous "Total Football" philosophy, and the team was directed by Johan Cruyff, Ajax won six Eredivisie titles and four KNVB Cups. They also made history, winning three consecutive European Cups from 1971 to 1973, becoming one of only five clubs to successfully defend their title. (It is also one of the few clubs with a permanent collection of trophies, and the rule is that clubs who have won five games in total or three in a row keep the trophy.)
Some people may not know the meaning of all-around football, which means that every player can take over the role of each other (except the goalkeeper of course). In other words, the defender can act as the attacker and vice versa. This is not the same as relinquishing positions altogether, but instead of limiting players, positions can be chosen to swap positions if necessary, allowing the ball to pass from the defender to the attacking player more quickly. However, the concept of "all-around football" first came from the Hungarian national team, which is also the source of inspiration for Michels.
ஐ AFC Ajax timeline
1900 | AFC Ajax is established.
1911 | First season in the Dutch first division.
1917 | First KNVB Cup title.
1918 | First time national league champions.
1934 | The club move to the De Meer stadium.
1962 | First European cup title (Intertoto Cup).
1964 | Johan Cruijff play his first season for Ajax.
1971 | First European Cup title.
1987 | First European Cup Winners' Cup title.
1992 | First UEFA Cup title.
1995 | Winning their first Champions League.
1996 | The club move to the Amsterdam ArenA.
ஐ New Generation
From 1977 to 1987, Ajax won 6 Eredivisie titles, 4 KNVB Cups, and their first and only UEFA Cup. In 1991, Louis Van Gaal took over as head coach, and quickly assembled an entirely new team, from Edwin van der Sar between teams to Dennis Bergkamp as a striker. From 1991 to 1999, the youngsters won four Eredivisie titles, three KNVB Cups, a UEFA Cup, and a Champions League. The '00s were a bit of a disappointment for the club's fans compared to the golden age before them.
The current logo has been in use since 1990 and has been redesigned for a simpler look. The head of the Greek hero Ajax is depicted in a realistic marble style in previous logos. The head of the Greek hero was added to the logo in the 1920s, before a football player was used.