Sjaak Swart

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Sjaak Swart
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Personal information
Date of birth (1938-07-03) July 3, 1938 (age 76)
Place of birth Muiderberg, Netherlands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
OVVO
Amsterdam
AFC Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1973 AFC Ajax 461 (170)
National team
1960–1972 Netherlands 31 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jesaia (Sjaak) Swart (born July 3, 1938, in Muiderberg) is a former Dutch footballer who played for Ajax Amsterdam a total of almost 600 matches, a record for the club.

Biography[edit]

He is Half Jewish (Father) and was born in Muiderberg, a village about 15 kilometers east of Amsterdam. His father sold herring in the local market and as time went on he would sell trinkets by his sons games. In addition he would dress as Santa Clause before Christmas to make extra money. During the war his father would hide himself as a none Jew, but he still has many stories of almost being caught by the Natzi's. After Sjaak's mother died, his father got remarried to a women 30 years younger than him. Sjaak and his half Brother stop communicating after the passing of their father.[1]

Nicknamed Mr. Ajax, he played for Ajax Amsterdam a total of almost 600 matches, a record for the club.[2]

He was part of their European Cup victories in 1971, 1972, 1973. He earned 31 caps for the Netherlands national football team, scoring ten goals.[3]

Honours[edit]

Ajax

Career[edit]

Season Team League Domestic League Domestic Cup European Tournament Total
App Gls App Gls App Gls App Gls
1956–57 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie - - 6 0 - - 6 0
1957–58 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie 19 3 - - 2 0 21 3
1958–59 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie 7 3 5 4 - - 12 7
1959–60 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie 34 18 - - - - 34 18
1960–61 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie 33 7 7 3 2 1 42 11
1961–62 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie 33 5 2 1 10 4 45 10
1962–63 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie 28 5 2 0 3 1 33 6
1963–64 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie 30 12 5 0 1 0 36 12
1964–65 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie 29 11 1 0 - - 30 11
1965–66 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie 30 10 4 3 - - 34 13
1966–67 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie 34 23 5 3 6 3 45 29
1967–68 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie 32 11 7 1 6 2 45 14
1968–69 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie 32 13 3 2 10 3 45 18
1969–70 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie 31 13 6 1 10 6 47 20
1970–71 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie 31 16 6 1 8 1 45 18
1971–72 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie 33 11 5 3 9 3 47 17
1972–73 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie 25 9 1 0 3 1 29 10
Total 461 170 65 22 70 25 596 217

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Sjaak Swart" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  3. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (2010-02-05). "Sjaak Swart – International Appearances". RSSSF.