2011–12 AFC Ajax season

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Ajax
2011–12 season
Chairman Steven ten Have (until 22 December 2011)
Hennie Henrichs
Manager Frank de Boer
Eredivisie 1st
KNVB Cup Round of 16
Champions League Group stage
Europa League Round of 32
Johan Cruijff Schaal Runners-up
Top goalscorer League:
Siem de Jong (13)
All:
Siem de Jong (17)
Home colours
Away colours

During the 2011–12 season AFC Ajax participated in the Dutch Eredivisie, the KNVB Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. The first training took place on Tuesday 27 June 2011. The traditional AFC Ajax Open Day will be held on Wednesday 3 August 2011, followed by a testimonial match for the retired former Ajax goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar.

Ajax's U19 squad will play in the inaugural tournament of the NextGen series.

Pre-season[edit]

The first training for the 2011–12 season was held on 27 June 2011. In preparation for the new season Ajax organized a trainingsstage in Fürth, Germany. The squad from manager Frank de Boer stayed there from 11 July 2011 to 16 July 2011. During this trainingstage friendly matches were played against SSV Jahn Regensburg and 1. FC Nuremberg. Further friendly matches were played against VV Buitenpost, AZSV Aalten, FC Emmen, Brøndby IF and CA Independiente.

Player statistics[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

No. Nat Pos Player Total Eredivisie UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
KNVB Cup
Johan Cruijff-schaal XVI
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Netherlands GK Kenneth Vermeer 42 0 33 0 8 0 1 0
2 Netherlands DF Gregory van der Wiel 28 3 19+1 2 6 1 1+1 0
3 Belgium DF Toby Alderweireld 40 3 29 1 7 1 4 1
4 Belgium MF Jan Vertonghen 42 10 31 8 8 0 3 2
5 Netherlands MF Vurnon Anita 44 2 30+3 2 7+1 0 2+1 0
6 Cameroon MF Eyong Enoh 29 0 14+8 0 4+1 0 2 0
7 Serbia FW Miralem Sulejmani 32 12 21+1 11 8 1 2 0
8 Denmark FW Christian Eriksen 44 8 33 7 8 1 2+1 0
9 Iceland FW Kolbeinn Sigþórsson 17 7 8+6 7 2 0 1 0
10 Netherlands FW Siem de Jong 40 17 30 13 6 1 4 3
11 Netherlands FW Lorenzo Ebecilio 27 6 9+12 6 2+3 0 1 0
13 Netherlands DF André Ooijer 12 2 4+5 2 0 0 2+1 0
15 Denmark DF Nicolai Boilesen 7 0 3+1 0 1+1 0 1 0
16 Netherlands MF Theo Janssen 38 7 29 7 6 0 3 0
17 Netherlands DF Daley Blind 26 0 16+5 0 1+2 0 2 0
18 Uruguay MF Nicolás Lodeiro 19 3 5+8 2 3+2 1 1 0
19 Russia FW Dmitry Bulykin 26 10 5+14 9 1+3 0 2+1 1
20 Uruguay DF Bruno Silva 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Netherlands MF Derk Boerrigter 23 10 15+2 7 4 1 1+1 2
22 Netherlands GK Jasper Cillessen 7 0 1+3 0 0 0 3 0
23 Armenia FW Aras Özbiliz 16 2 10+2 1 2 1 1+1 0
24 Morocco FW Mounir El Hamdaoui 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 South Africa MF Thulani Serero 10 0 0+7 0 0+2 0 1 0
28 Morocco MF Ismaïl Aissati 18 2 10+6 2 1 0 1 0
29 Belgium MF Mats Rits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Netherlands GK Jeroen Verhoeven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 Netherlands DF Ruben Ligeon 4 0 1+2 0 0 0 1 0
33 Netherlands MF Joeri de Kamps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Netherlands DF Ricardo van Rhijn 16 0 10+3 0 1+1 0 0+1 0
37 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Jody Lukoki 11 2 3+3 2 0+3 0 2 0
39 Netherlands FW Davy Klaassen 7 1 1+3 1 0+3 0 0 0
41 Netherlands FW Lesley de Sa 1 1 0 0 0 0 0+1 1
42 Netherlands DF Dico Koppers 10 0 7+1 0 2 0 0 0
57 Finland DF Henri Toivomäki 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players sold or loaned out after the start of the season:
40 Netherlands MF Ouasim Bouy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45 Netherlands FW Tom Boere 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

As of 22 January 2012

2011–12 Selection by Nationality[edit]

Nationality Netherlands Belgium Denmark Uruguay Morocco Armenia Cameroon Iceland Russia Serbia South Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo Argentina Total Players
Current squad selection 11 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - 24
Youth/reserves squad in AFC Ajax selection 8 - 1 - 1 - - - - - - 1 - 11
Players out on loan 5 - - - - - - - - - - - 1 6

Team statistics[edit]

Eredivisie standings 2011–12[edit]

Current standing Matches played Wins Draws Losses Points Goals for
Goal
Goals against
Goal
Yellow cards
Booked
Red cards
Red card
1 34 23 7 4 76 93 36 39 4

Points by match day[edit]

Match day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Total
Points 3 3 1 3 3 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 3 3 3 3 1 0 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 76

Total points by match day[edit]

Match day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Total
Points 3 6 7 10 13 14 15 15 16 17 20 20 21 24 27 30 33 34 34 34 37 40 43 46 49 52 55 58 61 64 67 70 73 76 76

Standing by match day[edit]

Match day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Standing
Standing 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 4th 6th 6th 5th 5th 4th 4th 4th 4th 4th 4th 4th 6th 6th 6th 5th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

Goals by match day[edit]

Match day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Total
Goals 4 5 2 4 3 2 1 0 2 1 4 4 2 3 4 1 4 1 2 0 2 4 4 4 3 2 2 6 5 3 2 2 2 3 93

Statistics for the 2011–12 season[edit]

  • This is an overview of all the statistics for played matches in the 2011–12 season.
Friendlies Johan Cruijff Schaal KNVB Cup UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League Eredivisie Total
Matches 11 of 11 1 of 1 3 of 3 6 of 6 2 of 2 34 of 34 56 of 56
Win 8 of 11 0 of 1 2 of 3 2 of 6 1 of 2 23 of 34 35 of 56
Draw 1 of 11 0 of 1 0 of 3 2 of 6 0 of 2 7 of 34 10 of 56
Loss 2 of 11 1 of 1 1 of 3 2 of 6 1 of 2 4 of 34 11 of 56
Home 3 of 3 0 of 0 1 of 1 3 of 3 1 of 1 17 of 17 25 of 25
Away 8 of 8 1 of 1 2 of 3 3 of 3 1 of 1 17 of 17 32 of 32
Yellow cards Booked 5 2 2 3 5 40 57
Red cards Red card 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
2 x yellow in 1 match Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Number of substitutes used Substituted inSubstituted off 91 3 6 16 6 95 214
Goals for Goal 29 1 9 6 2 93 142
Goals against Goal 5 2 6 6 3 36 58
Balance Goal +24 -1 +3 0 -1 +57 +81
Clean sheets Goal 7 0 0 4 0 12 23
Penalties for Goal 2 0 0 0 0 6 8
Penalties against Goal 0 1 0 0 0 3 4

2011–12 Team records[edit]

Description Competition Result
Biggest win Netherlands Friendly match AZSV – AFC Ajax ( 0–11 )
Netherlands Johan Cruijff Schaal
Netherlands KNVB Cup Roda JC – AFC Ajax ( 2–4 )
Europe UEFA Champions League AFC Ajax – Dinamo Zagreb ( 4–0 )
Europe UEFA Europa League Manchester United – AFC Ajax ( 1–2 )
Netherlands Eredivisie AFC Ajax – Heracles Almelo ( 6–0 )
Biggest loss Germany Friendly match 1. FC Nürnberg – AFC Ajax ( 2–0 )
Netherlands Johan Cruijff Schaal FC Twente – AFC Ajax ( 2–1 )
Netherlands KNVB Cup AFC Ajax – AZ ( 2–3 )
Europe UEFA Champions League Real Madrid – AFC Ajax ( 3–0 )
Europe UEFA Europa League AFC Ajax – Manchester United ( 0–2 )
Netherlands Eredivisie FC Utrecht – AFC Ajax ( 6–4 )
Most goals in a match Netherlands Friendly match AZSV – AFC Ajax ( 0–11 )
Netherlands Johan Cruijff Schaal FC Twente – AFC Ajax ( 2–1 )
Netherlands KNVB Cup Roda JC – AFC Ajax ( 2–4 )
Europe UEFA Champions League AFC Ajax – Dinamo Zagreb ( 4–0 )
Europe UEFA Europa League Manchester United – AFC Ajax ( 1–2 )
Netherlands Eredivisie FC Utrecht – AFC Ajax ( 6–4 )

Topscorers[edit]

Friendlies

Nr. Name Goal
1. Armenia Aras Özbiliz 5
2. Netherlands Lorenzo Ebecilio 4
3. Netherlands Geoffrey Castillion 3
Belgium Mats Rits 3
Netherlands Rodney Sneijder 3
6. Netherlands Theo Janssen 2
7. Netherlands Jan-Arie van der Heijden 1
Netherlands Derk Boerrigter 1
South Africa Thulani Serero 1
Netherlands Ricardo van Rhijn 1
Netherlands André Ooijer 1
Iceland Kolbeinn Sigþórsson 1
Denmark Christian Eriksen 1
Netherlands Vurnon Anita 1
Netherlands Siem de Jong 1
Democratic Republic of the Congo Jody Lukoki 1
Netherlands Tom Boere 1
Russia Dmitri Bulykin 1
Total 32

Johan Cruijff Schaal

Nr. Name Goal
1. Belgium Toby Alderweireld 1
Total 1

Eredivisie

Nr. Name Goal
1. Netherlands Siem de Jong 13
2. Serbia Miralem Sulejmani 11
3. Russia Dmitri Bulykin 9
4. Netherlands Theo Janssen 8
Belgium Jan Vertonghen 8
6. Netherlands Derk Boerrigter 7
Iceland Kolbeinn Sigþórsson 7
Denmark Christian Eriksen 7
9. Netherlands Lorenzo Ebecilio 6
10. Netherlands Gregory van der Wiel 2
Democratic Republic of the Congo Jody Lukoki 2
Netherlands André Ooijer 2
Uruguay Nicolás Lodeiro 2
Netherlands Vurnon Anita 2
Morocco Ismaïl Aissati 2
14. Belgium Toby Alderweireld 1
Netherlands Davy Klaassen 1
Armenia Aras Özbiliz 1
Own goals Cape Verde Guy Ramos (RKC Waalwijk) 1
Denmark Simon Poulsen (AZ) 1
Total 93

KNVB Cup

Nr. Name Goal
1. Netherlands Siem de Jong 3
2. Belgium Jan Vertonghen 2
Netherlands Derk Boerrigter 2
3. Russia Dmitri Bulykin 1
Netherlands Lesley de Sa 1
Total 9

UEFA Champions League

Nr. Name Goal
1. Netherlands Derk Boerrigter 1
Denmark Christian Eriksen 1
Netherlands Gregory van der Wiel 1
Serbia Miralem Sulejmani 1
Netherlands Siem de Jong 1
Uruguay Nicolás Lodeiro 1
Total 6

UEFA Europa League

Nr. Name Goal
1. Armenia Aras Özbiliz 1
Belgium Toby Alderweireld 1
Total 2

Placements[edit]

Friendlies Johan Cruijff Schaal KNVB Cup UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League Eredivisie
Status 11 played, 8 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses Runner-up
Lost to: FC Twente
Round of 16
Lost to: AZ
3rd Place in Group D
Placement for: UEFA Europa League
Eliminated in Round of 32
Last opponent:
Manchester United
Champions
76 points in 34 matches
31st title

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

All times are in CEST

Johan Cruijff Schaal[edit]

Eredivisie[edit]

Main article: 2011–12 Eredivisie

KNVB Cup[edit]

Main article: 2011–12 KNVB Cup

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group D
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Real Madrid 6 6 0 0 19 2 +17 18
France Lyon 6 2 2 2 9 7 +2 8
Netherlands Ajax 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 6 0 0 6 3 22 −19 0
Tiebreakers
  • Lyon and Ajax are tied on their head-to-head records as shown below, so Lyon are ranked ahead of Ajax because of their higher overall goal difference in the group.
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD AG Pts
France Lyon 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Netherlands Ajax 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

Transfers for 2011–12[edit]

Summer transfer window[edit]

For a list of all Dutch football transfers in the summer window (1 July 2011 to 31 August 2011) please see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2011.

Arrivals[edit]

  • The following players moved to AFC Ajax.
Name Position Transfer type Previous club Fee
Return from loan spell
Substituted in Morocco Ismaïl Aissati Midfielder 30 June 2011 Netherlands Vitesse -
Substituted in Netherlands Jan-Arie van der Heijden Midfielder 30 June 2011 Netherlands Willem II -
Transfer
Substituted in South Africa Thulani Serero Midfielder 22 May 2011 South Africa Ajax Cape Town € 2,5 million
Substituted in Netherlands Theo Janssen Midfielder 23 May 2011 Netherlands FC Twente € 3,3 million
Substituted in Netherlands Derk Boerrigter Forward 20 June 2011 Netherlands RKC Waalwijk € 500.000
Substituted in Iceland Kolbeinn Sigþórsson Forward 4 July 2011 Netherlands AZ € 4 million
Substituted in Netherlands Jasper Cillessen Goalkeeper 27 August 2011 Netherlands N.E.C. € 3,3 million
Free Transfer
Substituted in Belgium Mats Rits Midfielder 28 June 2011 Belgium Germinal Beerschot -
Substituted in Russia Dmitri Bulykin Forward 31 August 2011 Belgium RSC Anderlecht -

Departures[edit]

  • The following players moved from AFC Ajax.
Name Position Transfer type New club Fee
Out on loan
Substituted off Netherlands Roly Bonevacia Midfielder 26 May 2011 Netherlands NAC Breda -
Substituted off Netherlands Marco Bizot Goalkeeper 3 June 2011 Netherlands SC Cambuur -
Substituted off Netherlands Florian Jozefzoon Forward 10 June 2011 Netherlands NAC Breda -
Substituted off Argentina Darío Cvitanich Forward 6 July 2011 Argentina Boca Juniors -
Substituted off Netherlands Geoffrey Castillion Forward 5 August 2011 Netherlands RKC Waalwijk -
Substituted off Netherlands Rodney Sneijder Midfielder 20 August 2011 Netherlands FC Utrecht -
Transfer
Substituted off Netherlands Sergio Padt Goalkeeper 2 July 2011 Belgium KAA Gent € 300.000
Substituted off Netherlands Demy de Zeeuw Midfielder 6 July 2011 Russia Spartak Moskva € 6 million
Substituted off Netherlands Maarten Stekelenburg Goalkeeper 1 August 2011 Italy Roma € 6,3 million
Free Transfer
Substituted off Netherlands Mitchell Donald Midfielder 9 February 2011 Netherlands Roda JC -
Substituted off Netherlands Rob Wielaert Defender 16 May 2011 Netherlands Roda JC -
Substituted off Cameroon Timothée Atouba Defender 25 May 2011 Spain UD Las Palmas -
Substituted off Netherlands Marvin Zeegelaar Forward 15 June 2011 Spain RCD Espanyol -
Substituted off Sweden Rasmus Lindgren Midfielder 20 June 2011 Austria Red Bull Salzburg -
Substituted off Netherlands Tom Overtoom Midfielder 21 June 2011 Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam -
Substituted off South Korea Suk Hyun-Jun Forward 27 June 2011 Netherlands FC Groningen -
Substituted off Spain Oleguer Defender 1 August 2011 -
Substituted off Netherlands Evander Sno Midfielder 17 August 2011 Netherlands RKC Waalwijk -
Substituted off Netherlands Jan-Arie van der Heijden Midfielder 18 August 2011 Netherlands Vitesse -
Substituted off Netherlands Ronald Graafland Goalkeeper 22 August 2011 Netherlands Feyenoord -

Winter transfer window[edit]

For a list of all Dutch football transfers in the winter window (1 January 2012 to 1 February 2012) please see List of Dutch football transfers winter 2011–12.

Arrivals[edit]

  • The following players moved to AFC Ajax.
Name Position Transfer type Previous club Fee
Free Transfer
Substituted in Switzerland Stefan Marinković Defender 3 February 2011 Switzerland FC Luzern -

Departures[edit]

  • The following players moved from AFC Ajax.
Name Position Transfer type New club Fee
Transfer
Substituted off Netherlands Ouasim Bouy Midfielder 31 January 2012 Italy Juventus € 200.000
Free Transfer
Substituted off Netherlands Tom Boere Forward 29 December 2011 Belgium KAA Gent -

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