On This Day – Ajax Founded

18-3-1900 Dutch giants Ajax of Amsterdam where founded on this day 111 years ago in 1900.

Ajax Stadium

Ajax have a record 21 Dutch league titles, PSV have 18 and Feyenoord have nine. Ajax have also had considerable success in Europe winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1987, the UEFA Cup in 1992 and the European Cup / Champions League four times. Only Real Madrid (9), AC Milan (7) and Liverpool (5)  have more wins. Ajax won a hat trick of trophies in 1971, 1972 and 1973 with the ‘total football’ team that starred Cruyff, Rep and Neeskens. The fourth victory came in 1995 when they defeated AC Milan 1-0 in Vienna. Patrick Kluivert scored for Ajax. Other notable players where Edwin van der Sar, Frank Rijkaard, Clarence Seedorf, Edgar Davids, Marc Overmars and the de Boer twins Frank and Ronald. Ajax where managed by current Bayern Munich boss Louis van Gaal.

Photo: Samuca

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