2001–02 AFC Ajax season

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AFC Ajax
2001–02 season
Manager Netherlands Co Adriaanse (until 29 November)
Netherlands Ronald Koeman
Stadium Amsterdam Arena
Eredivisie 1st
KNVB Cup Winners
Champions League Third qualifying round
UEFA Cup Second round
Top goalscorer Rafael van der Vaart (14)

During the 2001–02 Dutch football season, AFC Ajax competed in the Eredivisie.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Fred Grim
2 Netherlands DF Ferdi Vierklau
3 Norway DF André Bergdølmo
4 Czech Republic DF Tomáš Galásek
5 Romania DF Cristian Chivu
6 Tunisia DF Hatem Trabelsi
7 Netherlands MF Andy van der Meyde
8 Netherlands MF Jan van Halst
9 Sweden FW Zlatan Ibrahimović
10 Netherlands FW Richard Knopper
11 Egypt FW Mido
12 Australia GK Joey Didulica[2]
13 Brazil DF Maxwell
No. Position Player
14 Netherlands DF Tim de Cler
16 Finland DF Petri Pasanen
17 Brazil FW Wamberto
18 United States DF John O'Brien
19 Greece FW Nikos Machlas
20 Netherlands FW Cedric van der Gun
21 Netherlands DF John Heitinga
22 Ghana MF Abubakari Yakubu
23 Netherlands MF Rafael van der Vaart
25 Nigeria FW Pius Ikedia
26 Colombia MF Daniel Cruz
27 South Africa MF Steven Pienaar
31 Netherlands GK Maarten Stekelenburg

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Romania GK Bogdan Lobonț (on loan to Dinamo București)
Netherlands MF Richard Witschge (on loan to Deportivo Alavés)
No. Position Player
Georgia (country) FW Shota Arveladze (to Rangers)

Reserve squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Netherlands DF Mitchell Piqué
No. Position Player
Netherlands MF Stefano Seedorf

Results[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Third qualifying round[edit]

  • 8 August: Ajax 1-3 Celtic (Arveladze; Petta, Agathe, Sutton)
  • 22 August: Celtic 0-1 Ajax

UEFA Cup[edit]

First round[edit]

  • Ajax 3–0 Apollon Limassol
  • Apollon Limassol 0-2 Ajax

Second round[edit]

  • Copenhagen 1–0 Ajax
  • Ajax 0-0 Copenhagen

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/holland/2001-2002/ere/ajax.htm
  2. ^ Didulica was born in Geelong, Australia, but also qualified to represent Croatia internationally.