2012–13 AFC Ajax season

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Ajax
2012–13 season
Chairman Hennie Henrichs
Manager Frank de Boer
Eredivisie 1st
KNVB Cup Semi-finals
Champions League Group stage
Europa League Round of 32
Johan Cruijff Schaal Runners-up
Top goalscorer League:
Siem de Jong (12)

All:
Siem de Jong (16)
Home colours
Away colours

During the 2012–13 season AFC Ajax will participate in the Dutch Eredivisie, the KNVB Cup, and the UEFA Champions League. The first training took place on Tuesday 26 June 2012. The traditional AFC Ajax Open Day was held on Wednesday 27 June 2012.

Pre-season[edit]

The first training for the 2012–13 season was held on 26 June 2012. In preparation for the new season Ajax organized a training stage in De Lutte, Netherlands. The squad from manager Frank de Boer stayed there from 2 July 2012 to 7 July 2012. During this training stage friendly matches were played against SV Huizen, VV Oldenzaal and FC Emmen. Further friendly matches were played against SC Veendam, VV Noordwijk, Celtic, Southampton and Norwich City.

Player statistics[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

No. Pos Nat Player Total Eredivisie UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
KNVB Cup
Johan Cruijff-schaal XVII
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Netherlands Kenneth Vermeer 39 0 30 0 8 0 1 0
2 DF Netherlands Ricardo van Rhijn 43 1 30 0 8 1 5 0
3 DF Belgium Toby Alderweireld 45 4 33 2 8 1 4 1
4 DF Finland Niklas Moisander 41 6 29 4 8 2 4 0
5 MF Denmark Christian Poulsen 37 0 21+4 0 7+1 0 3+1 0
7 FW Serbia Miralem Sulejmani 8 0 0+5 0 0+1 0 0+2 0
8 FW Denmark Christian Eriksen 45 13 33 10 8 1 3+1 2
9 FW Iceland Kolbeinn Sigþórsson 20 9 12+3 7 2 0 1+2 2
10 FW Netherlands Siem de Jong 47 16 34 12 8 3 4+1 1
11 FW Spain Isaac Cuenca 5 0 2+1 0 2 0 0 0
15 DF Denmark Nicolai Boilesen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 FW Denmark Lucas Andersen 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
17 DF Netherlands Daley Blind 46 2 32+2 2 8 0 4 0
18 FW Netherlands Davy Klaassen 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 0+1 0
19 FW Sweden Tobias Sana 19 5 9+4 4 3+2 0 1 1
20 MF Denmark Lasse Schöne 44 7 28+4 6 3+4 0 4+1 1
21 FW Netherlands Derk Boerrigter 43 5 17+13 4 5+3 1 5 0
22 GK Netherlands Jasper Cillessen 11 0 4+1 0 0+1 0 5 0
23 FW Netherlands Danny Hoesen 25 7 4+14 5 1+2 1 3+1 1
25 MF South Africa Thulani Serero 11 3 4+5 3 0+1 0 1 0
27 FW Netherlands Jody Lukoki 22 3 8+8 3 1+1 0 3+1 0
30 GK Netherlands Mickey van der Hart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 DF Netherlands Ruben Ligeon 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
33 DF Netherlands Joël Veltman 10 0 2+5 0 0 0 2+1 0
34 DF Netherlands Stefano Denswil 5 1 2+2 0 0 0 1 1
35 DF Netherlands Mitchell Dijks 9 0 3+3 0 0 0 3 0
37 FW Netherlands Lesley de Sa 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
39 FW Denmark Viktor Fischer 33 12 21+2 10 3+2 0 3+2 2
40 MF Netherlands Fabian Sporkslede 4 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0
42 FW Netherlands Joeri de Kamps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 MF France Ilan Boccara 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
45 GK Netherlands Chiel Kramer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
49 FW Netherlands Ryan Babel 22 5 9+7 4 4 0 1+1 1
Players sold or loaned out after the start of the season:
2 DF Netherlands Gregory van der Wiel 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0
5 MF Netherlands Vurnon Anita 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
6 MF Cameroon Eyong Enoh 9 0 1+2 0 1+3 0 1+1 0
11 FW Netherlands Lorenzo Ebecilio 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 MF Netherlands Theo Janssen 3 1 1+1 1 0 0 1 0
23 FW Armenia Aras Özbiliz 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
26 DF Netherlands Dico Koppers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
29 MF Belgium Mats Rits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 MF Netherlands Roly Bonevacia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 DF Netherlands Sven Nieuwpoort 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 FW Turkey Yener Arıca 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
56 FW Netherlands Gino van Kessel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
66 DF Netherlands Xandro Schenk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

As of 4 July 2012

2012–13 Selection by Nationality[edit]

Nationality Netherlands Denmark Serbia Finland Belgium Iceland South Africa Spain Sweden France Cameroon Total Players
Current squad selection 12 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - 24
Youth/reserves squad in AFC Ajax selection 7 1 2 - - - - - - 1 - 11
Players out on loan 6 - - 1 - - - - - - 1 8

Team statistics[edit]

Eredivisie standings 2012–13[edit]

Current standing Matches played Wins Draws Losses Points Goals for
Goal
Goals against
Goal
Yellow cards
YC
Red cards
Red card
1 34 22 10 2 76 83 31 25 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 1 3 3 1 3 1 3 1 1 1 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 0 3 1 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 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 1 4 7 8 11 12 15 16 17 18 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 37 40 40 43 44 47 48 51 54 57 60 63 66 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 5 2 2 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 6 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

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 2 6 5 2 2 1 1 1 3 2 0 4 2 2 3 2 4 0 3 2 3 1 2 1 2 3 3 4 4 3 1 2 5 2 83

Statistics for the 2012–13 season[edit]

  • This is an overview of all the statistics for played matches in the 2012–13 season.
Friendlies Johan Cruijff Schaal KNVB Cup UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League Eredivisie Total
Matches 10 of 11 1 of 1 5 of 5 6 of 6 2 of 2 34 of 34 57 of 58
Win 7 of 11 0 of 1 4 of 5 1 of 6 1 of 2 22 of 34 35 of 58
Draw 2 of 11 0 of 1 0 of 5 1 of 6 0 of 2 10 of 34 13 of 58
Loss 1 of 11 1 of 1 1 of 5 4 of 6 1 of 2 2 of 34 9 of 58
Home 2 of 11 1 of 1 1 of 5 3 of 3 1 of 1 17 of 17 27 of 27
Away 8 of 11 0 of 1 4 of 5 3 of 3 1 of 1 17 of 17 33 of 34
Yellow cards YC 0 4 7 7 4 33 51
Red cards Red card 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
2 x yellow in 1 match Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Number of substitutes used Substituted inSubstituted off 82 3 15 17 6 94 217
Goals for Goal 39 2 12 8 2 83 146
Goals against Goal 5 4 3 16 2 31 61
Balance Goal +34 -2 +9 -8 0 +52 +86
Clean sheets Goal 5 0 4 0 1 15 25
Penalties for Goal 1 0 0 0 2 1 4
Penalties against Goal 0 0 0 0 4 0 4

2012–13 Team records[edit]

Description Competition Result
Biggest win Netherlands Friendly match VV Oldenzaal – AFC Ajax ( 0–11 )
Netherlands Johan Cruijff Schaal
Netherlands KNVB Cup SBV Vitesse - AFC Ajax ( 0–4 )
Europe UEFA Champions League AFC Ajax – Manchester City ( 3–1 )
Europe UEFA Europa League AFC Ajax - Steaua București ( 2–0 )
Netherlands Eredivisie NEC – AFC Ajax ( 1–6 )
Biggest loss Brazil Friendly match Vasco da Gama – AFC Ajax ( 1–0 )
Netherlands Johan Cruijff Schaal AFC Ajax – PSV ( 2–4 )
Netherlands KNVB Cup AFC Ajax – AZ ( 0–3 )
Europe UEFA Champions League AFC Ajax - Real Madrid ( 1–4 )
AFC Ajax - Borussia Dortmund ( 1–4 )
Europe UEFA Europa League Steaua București - AFC Ajax ( 2–0 )
Netherlands Eredivisie AFC Ajax – SBV Vitesse ( 0–2 )
Most goals in a match Netherlands Friendly match VV Oldenzaal – AFC Ajax ( 0–11 )
Netherlands Johan Cruyff Shield AFC Ajax – PSV ( 2–4 )
Netherlands KNVB Cup SBV Vitesse - AFC Ajax ( 0–4 )
Europe UEFA Champions League AFC Ajax - Real Madrid ( 1–4 )
AFC Ajax - Borussia Dortmund ( 1–4 )
Europe UEFA Europa League AFC Ajax - Steaua București ( 2–0 )
Netherlands Eredivisie NEC – AFC Ajax ( 1–6 )

Topscorers[edit]

Friendlies

Nr. Name Goal
1. Armenia Aras Özbiliz 6
2. Netherlands Davy Klaassen 5
3. Netherlands Siem de Jong 4
Denmark Viktor Fischer 4
Iceland Kolbeinn Sigþórsson 4
6. South Africa Thulani Serero 3
7. Netherlands Lesley de Sa 2
Denmark Lasse Schöne 2
9. Netherlands Joël Veltman 1
Netherlands Jody Lukoki 1
Netherlands Ruben Ligeon 1
Netherlands Lorenzo Ebecilio 1
Netherlands Theo Janssen 1
Netherlands Daley Blind 1
Belgium Mats Rits 1
Own goals Suriname Kelvin Maynard (FC Emmen) 1
Slovakia Michal Mravec (FC Emmen) 1
Total 39

Johan Cruijff Schaal

Nr. Name Goal
1. Belgium Toby Alderweireld 1
Own goals Brazil Marcelo (PSV) 1
Total 2

Eredivisie

Nr. Name Goal
1. Netherlands Siem de Jong 12
2. Denmark Christian Eriksen 10
Denmark Viktor Fischer 10
4. Iceland Kolbeinn Sigþórsson 7
5. Denmark Lasse Schöne 6
6. Netherlands Derk Boerrigter 5
Netherlands Danny Hoesen 5
8. Sweden Tobias Sana 4
Finland Niklas Moisander 4
Netherlands Ryan Babel 4
11. Netherlands Jody Lukoki 3
South Africa Thulani Serero 3
13. Belgium Toby Alderweireld 2
Netherlands Daley Blind 2
15. Netherlands Gregory van der Wiel 1
Netherlands Theo Janssen 1
Own goals Netherlands Ben Rienstra (Heracles Almelo) 1
Georgia (country) Guram Kashia (Vitesse) 1
Netherlands Rens van Eijden (NEC) 1
Netherlands Tim Gilissen (NAC Breda) 1
Total 83

KNVB Cup

Nr. Name Goal
1. Denmark Christian Eriksen 2
Denmark Viktor Fischer 2
Iceland Kolbeinn Sigþórsson 2
3. Sweden Tobias Sana 1
Netherlands Ryan Babel 1
Netherlands Stefano Denswil 1
Netherlands Siem de Jong 1
Netherlands Danny Hoesen 1
Denmark Lasse Schöne 1
Total 12

UEFA Champions League

Nr. Name Goal
1. Netherlands Siem de Jong 3
2. Finland Niklas Moisander 2
3. Denmark Christian Eriksen 1
Netherlands Danny Hoesen 1
Netherlands Derk Boerrigter 1
Total 8

UEFA Europa League

Nr. Name Goal
1. Belgium Toby Alderweireld 1
Netherlands Ricardo van Rhijn 1
Total 2

Placements[edit]

Friendlies Johan Cruijff Schaal KNVB Cup UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League Eredivisie
Status 10 played, 7 wins, 2 draw, 1 loss Runner-up
Last opponent: PSV
Semi-finals
Last opponent: AZ
3rd Place in Group D
Placement for: UEFA Europa League
Round of 32
Last opponent:
Steaua București
Champions
76 points in 34 matches
32nd title

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

All times are in CEST

Johan Cruijff Schaal[edit]

Eredivisie[edit]

KNVB Cup[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group D
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Borussia Dortmund 6 4 2 0 11 5 +6 14
Spain Real Madrid 6 3 2 1 15 9 +6 11
Netherlands Ajax 6 1 1 4 8 16 –8 4
England Manchester City 6 0 3 3 7 11 –4 3

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

Transfers for 2012–13[edit]

Summer transfer window[edit]

For a list of all Dutch football transfers in the summer window (1 July 2012 to 31 August 2012) please see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2012.

Arrivals[edit]

  • The following players moved to AFC Ajax.
Name Position Transfer type Previous club Fee
Return from loan spell
Substituted in Netherlands Roly Bonevacia Midfielder 30 June 2012 Netherlands NAC Breda -
Substituted in Argentina Darío Cvitanich Forward 9 July 2012 Argentina Boca Juniors -
Transfer
Substituted in France Ilan Boccara Midfielder 15 July 2012 France Paris Saint-Germain €500,000
Substituted in Sweden Tobias Sana Midfielder 30 July 2012 Sweden IFK Göteborg €350,000
Substituted in Finland Niklas Moisander Defender 20 August 2012 Netherlands AZ €3 million
Substituted in Netherlands Danny Hoesen Forward 26 August 2012 England Fulham €350,000
Substituted in Denmark Lucas Andersen Midfielder 31 August 2012 Denmark Aalborg BK €1.3 million
Free Transfer
Substituted in Denmark Lasse Schöne Midfielder 18 April 2012 Netherlands NEC -
Substituted in Netherlands Gino van Kessel Forward 20 April 2012 Netherlands AZ -
Substituted in Denmark Christian Poulsen Midfielder 22 August 2012 France Evian -
Substituted in Netherlands Ryan Babel Forward 31 August 2012 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim -

Departures[edit]

  • The following players moved from AFC Ajax.
Name Position Transfer type New club Fee
Out on loan
Substituted off Finland Henri Toivomäki Defender 27 June 2012 Netherlands Almere City -
Substituted off Netherlands Geoffrey Castillion Forward 15 July 2012 Netherlands Heracles Almelo -
Transfer
Substituted off Netherlands Marco Bizot Goalkeeper 14 June 2012 Netherlands FC Groningen €150,000
Substituted off Morocco Mounir El Hamdaoui Forward 5 July 2012 Italy Fiorentina €850,000
Substituted off Belgium Jan Vertonghen Defender 7 July 2012 England Tottenham Hotspur €12 million
Substituted off Argentina Darío Cvitanich Forward 25 July 2012 France Nice €400,000
Substituted off Armenia Aras Özbiliz Forward 6 August 2012 Russia Kuban Krasnodar €1 million
Substituted off Netherlands Vurnon Anita Forward 15 August 2012 England Newcastle United €8.5 million
Substituted off Netherlands Theo Janssen Midfielder 24 August 2012 Netherlands Vitesse €600,000
Substituted off Netherlands Gregory van der Wiel Defender 31 August 2012 France Paris Saint-Germain €5 million
Free Transfer
Substituted off Netherlands André Ooijer Defender 13 March 2012 -
Substituted off Uruguay Bruno Silva Defender 13 April 2012 -
Substituted off Netherlands Ricardo Kip Midfielder 5 May 2012 Netherlands Almere City -
Substituted off Netherlands Florian Jozefzoon Forward 25 May 2012 Netherlands RKC Waalwijk -
Substituted off Uruguay Nicolás Lodeiro Midfielder 8 July 2012 Brazil Botafogo -
Substituted off Netherlands Rodney Sneijder Midfielder 9 July 2012 Netherlands RKC Waalwijk -
Substituted off Russia Dmitri Bulykin Forward 19 July 2012 Netherlands Twente -
Substituted off Morocco Ismaïl Aissati Midfielder 18 August 2012 Turkey Antalyaspor -
Substituted off Netherlands Youssef Fennich Midfielder 29 August 2012 Netherlands Heerenveen -
Substituted off Netherlands Jeroen Verhoeven Goalkeeper 29 September 2012 Netherlands FC Utrecht -

Winter transfer window[edit]

For a list of all Dutch football transfers in the winter window (1 January 2013 to 1 February 2013) please see List of Dutch football transfers winter 2012–13.

Arrivals[edit]

  • The following players moved to AFC Ajax.
Name Position Transfer type Previous club Fee
Loan
Substituted in Spain Isaac Cuenca Forward 31 January 2013 Spain Barcelona -
Transfer
Substituted in Serbia Dejan Meleg Midfielder 23 January 2013 Serbia FK Vojvodina €500,000
Free Transfer
Substituted in Netherlands Riechedly Bazoer Defender 20 November 2012 Netherlands PSV -
Substituted in Czech Republic Václav Černý Forward 22 January 2013 Czech Republic 1. FK Příbram -
Substituted in Greece Dimitri Silvestridis Forward 31 January 2013 Greece Ajax Hellas Youth Academy -

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 1 January 2013 Netherlands Roda JC -
Substituted off Netherlands Xandro Schenk Defender 4 January 2013 Netherlands Go Ahead Eagles -
Substituted off Netherlands Sven Nieuwpoort Defender 5 January 2013 Netherlands Almere City -
Substituted off Netherlands Gino van Kessel Forward 9 January 2013 Netherlands Almere City -
Substituted off Cameroon Eyong Enoh Midfielder 31 January 2013 England Fulham -
Substituted off Netherlands Dico Koppers Defender 31 January 2013 Netherlands ADO Den Haag -
Transfer
Substituted off Netherlands Lorenzo Ebecilio Forward 2 January 2013 Ukraine Metalurh Donetsk €500,000
Substituted off Belgium Mats Rits Midfielder 6 January 2013 Belgium KV Mechelen €100,000
Free Transfer
Substituted off Turkey Yener Arıca Forward 2 January 2013 Turkey Kayserispor -

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