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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Team Preview: Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax




Official Web Site (In Dutch and English)


AFC Ajax

History

The club was formed in 1900 in Amsterdam.

Team Colors

Red and white.

Playing Stadium

Amsterdam Arena. Capacity of almost 52,000.

Team Honors

Eredivisie: 29 Dutch titles, which is a record.
KNVB Cup: 17 times.
Johan Cruyff Shield: 7 times.
UEFA Cup/Champions League: four times, and one of five clubs to keep the actual Cup.
UEFA Cup: once.
Intercontinental Cup: 2 times.

European Players of the Year

Johan Cruyff: one time. (He won it twice more with Barcelona).

Ownership

The team is publicly traded of the Euronext, and its symbol is AJAX.

Chairman


Mr. John Jaakke

Head Coach

Mr. Henk ten Cate

2007-2008 European Competition

Group phase of the Champions League.

Team roster and image courtesy of Wikipedia under the terms of their GNU Free Documentation License.

Current as of 10 August 2007:

No.
Position Player
1 Flag of the Netherlands GK Maarten Stekelenburg
2 Flag of the Netherlands DF John Heitinga
3 Flag of the Netherlands DF Jaap Stam (captain)
4 Flag of Belgium DF Thomas Vermaelen
5 Flag of the Netherlands DF Urby Emanuelson
6 Flag of the Netherlands MF Hedwiges Maduro
7 Flag of Sweden FW Kennedy Bakircioglü
8 Flag of Spain FW Ismael Urzaiz
9 Flag of the Netherlands FW Klaas Jan Huntelaar (vice-captain)
11 Flag of Brazil FW Leonardo
12 Flag of the Netherlands GK Erik Heijblok
13 Flag of the Netherlands MF Edgar Davids
15 Flag of Belgium MF Laurent Delorge
16 Flag of Uruguay FW Luis Suárez
17 Flag of Belgium MF Jan Vertonghen

No.
Position Player
18 Flag of Spain MF Gabri
19 Flag of Denmark MF Dennis Rommedahl
20 Flag of Romania DF George Ogăraru
21 Flag of Armenia FW Edgar Manucharyan
22 Flag of the Netherlands DF Robbert Schilder
23 Flag of Romania FW Nicolae Mitea
24 Flag of the Netherlands MF Mitchell Donald
25 Flag of the Netherlands DF Gregory van der Wiel
26 Flag of the Netherlands MF Jeffrey Sarpong
27 Flag of the Netherlands MF Vurnon Anita
28 Flag of Denmark MF Michael Krohn-Dehli
29 Flag of the Netherlands MF Olaf Lindenbergh
30 Flag of the Netherlands GK Dennis Gentenaar
31 Flag of the Netherlands DF Jurgen Colin
34 Flag of the Netherlands FW John Goossens

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