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De Klassieker
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Team kits
Other names Ajax vs Feyenoord
Locale Netherlands
Teams Ajax, Feyenoord
First meeting Feyenoord 2–2 Ajax
1ste Klasse
(9 October 1921)
Latest meeting

Ajax 2–1 Feyenoord

Eredivisie (7 February 2016)[1]
Next meeting 2016-17 Eredivisie[1]
Statistics
Meetings total 187[1]
Most wins Total
Ajax (82)
Feyenoord (58)[1]
Top scorer Sjaak Swart (18)
Largest victory Ajax 8–2 Feyenoord
1983–84 Eredivisie
( 18 September 1983)[2]
1937 Klassieker.

De Klassieker (The Classic) is the main football rivalry of the Netherlands, between Ajax (of Amsterdam) and Feyenoord (of Rotterdam). It's a highly contested rivalry. The record attendance was on 9 January 1966, when 65,562 watched in Rotterdam.[3]

History[edit]

Amsterdam vs Rotterdam[edit]

The rivalry between these two clubs goes beyond the football rivalry, it transcends into the city rivalry between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. This city rivalry began when these two cities first received their city rights in the 13th century. The football clubs are the pride of these cities; Ajax to Amsterdam and Feyenoord to Rotterdam.[4]

The inhabitants of these cities differ extremely in both attitudes and cultures which is clearly reflected on to the football pitch. The clash is seen as between the artists of Amsterdam and the workers of Rotterdam. Amsterdam is renowned for its culture, having produced several artists and actors. Ajax’s style of play has long been a source of pride for the supporters, and one of irritation for the Feyenoord fans. The Rotterdammers feel that those hailing from Amsterdam possess delusions of grandeur, and there is a saying to reflect these sentiments: “While Amsterdam dreams, Rotterdam works”. Rotterdam was forced to work after being bombed heavily in the Second World War by the Nazis. A harbour town, its people are proud of their work ethic, and resentful of Amsterdam's showiness.[5]

Ajax vs Feyenoord[edit]

The first encounter between these two clubs was on 9 October 1921 in Rotterdam which was surrounded by controversy. The match initially ended 3–2 in Ajax' favour. This was later officially declared 2–2 due to Feyenoords protest to what they believed was a dubious goal by Ajax.[6]

There has also been a competition as who has the biggest stadium between these two clubs which mainly occurred in the 1930s and 1940s. This was done as bragging rights as which city, between Amsterdam and Rotterdam, had the biggest stadium in the Netherlands. The Olympic Stadium was constructed in 1928 and had a capacity of 31,600 which was the biggest in the Netherlands. In 1934 De Meer Stadion was constructed with a capacity of 22,000. Ajax used the Olympic Stadium for European matches whereas De Meer for domestic matches. The status of the Olympic Stadium being the largest in Netherlands would change in 1937 when De Kuip was constructed which had a capacity of 64,000 which Feyenoord would be playing their games at. Ajax responded by renovating the Olympic stadium to increase its capacity to 64,000. This was also done in 1937 but after the construction of De Kuip. After the Second World War, Feyenoord would increase the capacity of their stadium to 69,000 in the year 1949.[7] [8]

From the season 1947–48 up to and including 1955–56 no competitive matches were played between these two clubs. This was due to Feyenoord never winning their regional league in this period and hence not reaching the Championship Playoff where they could face Ajax. In order for these clubs to continue playing each other during this period a number of friendlies were arranged. Once the Eredivise was introduced in 1956–57 regional leagues were abolished in favour of a single national league and hence no championship playoffs were needed. Therefore Feyenoord and Ajax were able to play competitive matches against each other once more and have so every season since then.[9]

In the season 1960/61 the highest scoring match between these two occurred. The total amount of goals scored was 14 where the score was 9–5 in the favour of Feyenoord. This season Feyenoord won the league with Ajax being second place with 2 points behind first place. Four years later in the season 1964/65 the same scoreline was almost replicated by a 9–4 scoreline in Feyenoords favour.[10]

This rivalry heated up considerably in the early 70s when these two clubs were arguably the best in the world and riots started to break between the sets of fans. During the early 70s Ajax had won 3 European Cups and 1 Intercontinental Cup, Feyenoord had won one European Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one UEFA Cup. All these trophies won by Feyenoord at the time were the first to be won by a dutch club.[11][12] This success lead to the Netherlands squad being filled with a majority of Ajax and Feyenoord players. These players would be important during the 1974 FIFA World Cup and 1978 FIFA World Cup in which they displayed what is known to be Total Football.

During the season 1980/81, Feyenoord legend Wim Jansen, who played for Feyenoord for 15 years, made the leap to Ajax which created much anger for the Feyenoord fans. On his debut for Ajax, which happened to be an away game against Feyenoord, a Feyenoord fan threw a iceball in Wim Jansens eye for which he had to leave the field for treatment.[13] The rivalry intensified even further during the 1983/84 season when Ajax legend Johan Cruyff made the transfer from Ajax to Feyenoord. This was after a contract dispute between Cruyff and Ajax. Where Ajax refused to give Cruyff a contract extension to due his age. This transfer angered Ajax fans and Feyenoord fans did not like the fact that an Ajax legend would be joining their club. Some Feyenoord fans protested his arrival by hanging banners saying "Feyenoord Forever, Cruijff Never" being one of the more civilised one. Many fans would also whistle and jeer at the newcomer during the friendly pre season games and whenever his name was announced in the stadium. Some fans even refused to enter the stadium whilst Johan Cruyff was there.[14] In the 1983/84 season, Feyenoord and Cruyff lost 8–2 to Ajax which was Feyenoords worst loss to them ever. However Feyenoord ended up winning the league and cup.[15]

Both clubs have fallen from grace over the years, while fan violence has increased, and there is always a heavy police presence at the derby. The most serious incident occurred in the Beverwijk clash in 1997 when Ajax fan Carlo Picornie was killed and several others injured. The riots of 2005 were also a depressing chapter in the history of the two clubs.[16]

Violence and Incidents[edit]

Since the 70's there have been many clashes between the supporters of both clubs, of which Beverwijk (see Battle of Beverwijk) in 1997 was infamous. One Ajax fan, Carlo Picornie, was beaten to death by rival supporters, triggering more strict policies from the Dutch football association KNVB to tackle hooliganism. As a result of the incident, the two Klassiekers in 1997/98 were played without away fans.

In 2004 Feyenoord player Jorge Acuña was taken to hospital with head, neck and rib injuries after Feyenoord players were attacked by Ajax hooligans during a match between the reserve teams of both clubs.[17] Another Feyenoord player, Robin van Persie, had to be rescued by Ajax coach John van 't Schip and player Daniël de Ridder.

In April 2005, riots took place around Feyenoord's ground involving hooligans from both sides and the riot police. Travelling Ajax fans had demolished the train transporting them to Rotterdam, and were forced to wait outside the stadium until the match was over. Meanwhile, Feyenoord supporters who had just seen their team lose, were determined to clash with rivals from Amsterdam, who had not seen the match. Hooligans filmed by police were shown on national TV. Virtually every hooligan on TV handed himself in.

In February 2009, the mayors of Amsterdam and Rotterdam made an agreement with the KNVB to ban visiting fans from the away games for the next five seasons in an effort to curb the violence. However this is still in effect.[18]

In March 2015, the Ajax clubhouse was burned down for which the cause is officially unknown.[19] However the police and Ajax fans suspected Feyenoord fans to have been behind this event. Ajax hooligans planned a revenge attack on Feyenoord fans but were stopped by police.[20]

In February 2016, an incident took place in Amsterdam Arena where an effigy was hanged from an Ajax stand (VAK410) of Kenneth Vermeer, who made the crossing from Ajax to Feyenoord.[21]

Honours [22] [23][edit]

These two clubs are the first and third most successful clubs in Netherlands. Ajax being first and Feyenoord being third. Almost in every competition Ajax has more silverware than Feyenoord. In total Ajax has 71 trophies and Feyenoord has 35. This total includes both domestic and international trophies. These two clubs endured their greatest international success in the early 70s when they were arguably considered the best clubs in the world. Where Ajax won 3 European Cups and Feyenoord winning 1 European Cup and 1 UEFA Cup.

Ajax Domestic Honours Feyenoord
33 Eredivisie/Netherlands Football League Championship 14
18 KNVB Cup 12
8 Johan Cruyff Shield 2
Ajax International Honours Feyenoord
4 Champions League/European Cup 1
1 UEFA Cup/Europa League 2
2 Intercontinental Cup 1
2 UEFA Super Cup 0
1 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 0
2 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3

Statistics (since 1921)[1][edit]

Matches
Stage M AJA D FEY GAJA GFEY
AJA Dutch Premier League 154 67 44 44 319 242
AJA Dutch Premier League Play-offs 5 3 0 2 15 13
FEY Dutch Cup 15 7 1 8 27 19
AJA Dutch Super Cup 4 3 0 1 10 4
FEY Other 8 2 3 3 16 17
AJA TOTAL 187 82 48 58 387 295
M – matches; D – draws; AJA – victories Ajax; FEY – victories Feyenoord; GAJA – goals Ajax; GFEY – goals Feyenoord;
updated 14 September 2016

Results (since 1921)[1][edit]

Game Season Date Result Half-time Division
Feyenoord – Ajax 1921/22 9 October 1921 2–2 0–1 1ste Klasse
Ajax – Feyenoord 1921/22 5 March 1922 2–0 1–0 1ste Klasse
Feyenoord – Ajax 1922/23 29 October 1922 1–1 1–1 1ste Klasse
Ajax – Feyenoord 1922/23 21 January 1923 0–2 0–0 1ste Klasse
Feyenoord – Ajax 1923/24 20 January 1924 1–3 0–2 1ste Klasse
Ajax – Feyenoord 1923/24 6 April 1924 1–1 1–0 1ste Klasse
Feyenoord – Ajax 1925/26 4 October 1925 2–0 1–0 1ste Klasse
Ajax – Feyenoord 1925/26 7 February 1926 2–2 0–1 1ste Klasse
Ajax – Feyenoord 1926/27 27 March 1927 0–2 0–1 Kampioenscompetitie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1926/27 22 May 1927 2–3 1–3 Kampioenscompetitie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1927/28 8 April 1928 1–0 0–0 Kampioenscompetitie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1927/28 9 April 1928 0–3 0–2 Kampioenscompetitie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1929/30 4 June 1930 1–2 0–0 KNVB Cup
Feyenoord – Ajax 1930/31 10 May 1931 5–2 2–1 Kampioenscompetitie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1930/31 3 June 1931 2–2 1–0 Kampioenscompetitie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1931/32 1 May 1932 2–4 1–2 Kampioenscompetitie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1931/32 5 May 1932 1–3 0–1 Kampioenscompetitie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1933/34 8 October 1933 7–1 3–0 1ste Klasse
Feyenoord – Ajax 1933/34 7 January 1934 1–4 0–2 1ste Klasse
Ajax – Feyenoord 1934/35 11 November 1934 4–0 0–0 1ste Klasse
Feyenoord – Ajax 1934/35 10 March 1935 2–4 1–2 1ste Klasse
Ajax – Feyenoord 1935 20 October 1935 0–1 0–1 Friendly
Ajax – Feyenoord 1935/36 19 April 1936 1–4 1–4 Kampioenscompetitie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1935/36 14 June 1936 3–6 2–3 Kampioenscompetitie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1936/37 11 April 1937 3–0 1–0 Kampioenscompetitie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1936/37 23 May 1937 2–0 0–0 Kampioenscompetitie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1938/39 2 October 1937 1–0 1–0 1ste Klasse
Ajax – Feyenoord 1938/39 22 January 1939 5–0 2–0 1ste Klasse
Ajax – Feyenoord 1941/42 12 October 1941 2–1 1–1 1ste Klasse
Feyenoord – Ajax 1941/42 21 December 1941 2–0 0–0 1ste Klasse
Ajax – Feyenoord 1942/43 27 September 1942 2–3 1–0 1ste Klasse
Feyenoord – Ajax 1942/43 6 December 1942 2–0 1–0 1ste Klasse
Feyenoord – Ajax 1943/44 10 October 1943 2–1 1–0 1ste Klasse
Ajax – Feyenoord 1943/44 9 January 1944 3–0 1–0 1ste Klasse
Feyenoord – Ajax 1945 28 July 1945 1–3 1–2 Friendly
Feyenoord – Ajax 1946/47 10 November 1946 5–3 2–2 1ste Klasse
Ajax – Feyenoord 1946/47 11 May 1947 1–1 0–0 1ste Klasse
Feyenoord – Ajax 1950 5 March 1950 2–2 1–2 Friendly
Ajax – Feyenoord 1950 19 March 1950 1–4 1–2 Friendly
Ajax – Feyenoord 1951 5 May 1951 2–2 0–2 Friendly
Feyenoord – Ajax 1952 1 March 1952 2–1 Friendly
Feyenoord – Ajax 1955 14 August 1955 3–3 0–2 Friendly
Feyenoord – Ajax 1956/57 11 November 1956 7–3 5–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1956/57 17 March 1957 1–0 0–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1957/58 13 October 1657 1–2 1–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1957/58 30 March 1958 1–3 1–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1958/59 9 November 1958 3–1 3–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1958/59 5 April 1959 0–5 0–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1959/60 20 December 1959 4–1 3–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1959/60 22 May 1960 3–0 1–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1959/60 26 May 1960 5–1 0–1 Play-offs eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1959/60 6 June 1960 1–6 0–3 Plaatsing Europacup
Feyenoord – Ajax 1959/60 18 June 1960 4–2 2–1 Plaatsing Europacup
Feyenoord – Ajax 1960/61 28 August 1960 9–5 5–2 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1960/61 5 February 1961 0–1 0–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1961/62 15 October 1961 1–3 0–2 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1961/62 18 March 1962 1–2 1–2 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1961/62 26 April 1962 4–2 2–2 UEFA Intertoto Cup
Feyenoord – Ajax 1962/63 2 September 1962 1–1 1–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1962/63 24 March 1963 1–3 1–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1963/64 22 September 1963 1–1 1–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1963/64 16 February 1964 1–1 1–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1964/65 29 November 1964 9–4 5–2 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1964/65 19 April 1965 1–1 0–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1965/66 9 January 1966 1–1 0–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1965/66 18 May 1966 2–0 2–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1966/67 13 November 1966 5–0 1–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1966/67 27 March 1967 1–1 0–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1966/67 2 April 1967 3–1 3–0 KNVB Cup
Feyenoord – Ajax 1967/68 3 September 1967 1–0 0–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1967/68 10 March 1968 1–0 0–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1968/69 17 November 1968 0–1 0–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1968/69 9 March 1969 1–2 1–1 KNVB Cup
Feyenoord – Ajax 1968/69 20 April 1969 1–1 1–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1969/70 2 November 1969 1–0 0–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1969/70 26 April 1970 3–3 1–2 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1970/71 20 December 1970 1–1 0–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1970/71 27 May 1971 1–3 1–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1970/71 7 April 1971 1–2 1–1 KNVB Cup
Ajax – Feyenoord 1971/72 7 November 1971 2–1 0–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1971/72 15 April 1972 1–5 1–3 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1972/73 17 September 1972 2–0 0–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1972/73 3 March 1973 2–1 2–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1973/74 23 November 1973 2–1 0–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1973/74 17 February 1974 2–2 1–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1974/75 27 October 1974 2–1 1–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1974/75 9 March 1975 0–1 0–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1975/76 1 November 1975 6–0 1–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1975/76 4 April 1976 4–1 1–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1976/77 14 November 1976 1–1 1–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1976/77 24 April 1977 2–1 0–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1977/78 4 September 1977 2–2 0–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1977/78 12 February 1978 1–1 1–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1978/79 28 October 1978 0–0 0–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1978/79 29 April 1979 1–1 1–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1979/80 29 September 1979 4–0 3–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1979/80 9 March 1980 1–1 1–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1979/80 17 May 1980 3–1 1–1 KNVB Cup (final)
Feyenoord – Ajax 1980/81 7 December 1980 4–2 2–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1980/81 24 May 1981 4–1 1–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1981/82 19 August 1981 1–1 1–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1981/82 31 January 1982 2–2 0–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1982/83 28 November 1982 2–2 1–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1982/83 1 May 1983 3–3 2–2 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1983/84 18 September 1983 8–2 3–2 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1983/84 25 January 1984 2–2 0–1 KNVB Cup
Feyenoord – Ajax 1983/84 15 February 1984 2–1 1–0 KNVB Cup (AET)
Feyenoord – Ajax 1983/84 26 February 1984 4–1 2–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1984/85 25 November 1984 1–3 1–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1984/85 19 May 1985 4–2 1–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1985/86 6 October 1985 1–2 0–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1985/86 31 March 1986 3–1 1–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1986/87 2 November 1986 2–3 1–2 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1986/87 17 May 1987 1–3 0–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1987/88 1 November 1987 3–1 1–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1987/88 24 April 1988 1–3 1–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1988/89 13 November 1988 1–2 0–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1988/89 16 April 1989 4–1 0–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1989/90 22 October 1989 1–1 1–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1989/90 1 April 1990 0–1 0–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1990/91 9 December 1990 0–4 0–3 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1990/91 20 May 1991 2–0 0–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1991/92 17 November 1991 2–0 1–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1991/92 22 December 1991 3–1 1–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1991/92 8 March 1992 1–0 0–0 KNVB Cup
Feyenoord – Ajax 1992/93 15 November 1992 0–3 0–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1992/93 31 March 1993 0–5 0–2 KNVB Cup
Ajax – Feyenoord 1992/93 9 May 1993 5–2 3–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1993/94 8 August 1993 0–4 0–1 Johan Cruijff Shield
Ajax – Feyenoord 1993/94 24 October 1993 2–2 1–2 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1993/94 27 March 1994 2–1 0–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1994/95 21 August 1994 3–0 3–0 Johan Cruijff Shield
Ajax – Feyenoord 1994/95 22 February 1995 4–1 1–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1994/95 8 March 1995 1–2 1–0 KNVB Cup (AET)
Feyenoord – Ajax 1994/95 18 May 1995 0–5 0–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1995/96 16 August 1995 1–2 0–0 Johan Cruijff Shield (AET)
Feyenoord – Ajax 1995/96 22 October 1995 2–4 2–3 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1995/96 24 March 1996 2–0 1–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1996/97 24 November 1996 2–2 2–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1996/97 23 February 1997 3–0 2–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1997/98 26 October 1997 4–0 2–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1997/98 5 April 1998 0–1 0–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1998/99 20 December 1998 1–1 0–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1998/99 14 April 1999 2–1 1–0 KNVB Cup
Ajax – Feyenoord 1998/99 2 May 1999 6–0 1–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 1999/00 8 August 1999 2–3 1–2 Johan Cruijff Shield
Ajax – Feyenoord 1999/00 10 September 1999 2–2 1–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 1999/00 23 April 2000 1–1 0–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2000/01 10 December 2000 3–1 1–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2000/01 13 May 2001 3–4 2–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2001/02 26 August 2001 1–2 0–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2001/02 3 March 2002 1–1 0–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2002/03 6 October 2002 1–2 0–2 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2002/03 9 February 2003 1–1 1–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2002/03 16 April 2003 1–0 0–0 KNVB Cup
Ajax – Feyenoord 2003/04 30 November 2003 2–0 2–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2003/04 11 April 2004 1–1 0–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2004/05 14 November 2004 1–1 1–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2004/05 17 April 2005 2–3 0–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2005/06 28 August 2005 1–2 0–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2005/06 5 February 2006 3–2 2–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2005/06 20 April 2006 3–0 1–0 Play-offs Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2005/06 23 April 2006 2–4 0–2 Play-offs Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2006/07 22 October 2006 0–4 0–2 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2006/07 4 February 2007 4–1 3–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2007/08 11 November 2007 2–2 1–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2007/08 3 February 2008 3–0 2–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2008/09 21 September 2008 2–2 0–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2008/09 15 February 2009 2–0 0–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2009/10 1 November 2009 5–1 1–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2009/10 31 January 2010 1–1 0–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2009/10 25 April 2010 2–0 2–0 KNVB Cup (Final, first match)
Feyenoord – Ajax 2009/10 6 May 2010 1–4 0–1 KNVB Cup (Final, Second match)
Feyenoord – Ajax 2010/11 19 September 2010 1–2 0–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2010/11 19 January 2011 2–0 1–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2011/12 23 October 2011 1–1 0–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2011/12 29 January 2012 4–2 2–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2012/13 28 October 2012 2–2 1–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2012/13 20 January 2013 3–0 2–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2013/14 18 August 2013 2–1 2–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2013/14 22 January 2014 3–1 1–1 KNVB Cup (Quarter-finals)
Feyenoord – Ajax 2013/14 2 March 2014 1–2 1–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2014/15 21 September 2014 0–1 0–1 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2014/15 25 January 2015 0–0 0–0 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2015/16 28 October 2015 1–0 0–0 KNVB Cup (3rd round)
Feyenoord – Ajax 2015/16 8 November 2015 1–1 1–0 Eredivisie
Ajax – Feyenoord 2015/16 7 February 2016 2–1 1–1 Eredivisie
Feyenoord – Ajax 2016/17 23 October 2016 1–1 0–0 Eredivisie

Records [1][edit]

All-time top-scorers[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 2016/17 season 23 October 2016.

Nr. Player Nationality Club Goals
1. Sjaak Swart  Netherlands Ajax (18) 18
2. Cor van der Gijp  Netherlands Feyenoord (14) 14
3. Piet van Reenen  Netherlands Ajax (12) 12
Jari Litmanen  Finland
5. Ruud Geels  Netherlands Ajax (10) / Feyenoord (1) 11
Henk Groot  Netherlands Ajax (9) / Feyenoord (2)
7. Marco van Basten  Netherlands Ajax (9) 9
Johan Cruijff  Netherlands Ajax (8) / Feyenoord (1)
Jaap Barendregt  Netherlands Feyenoord (9)
10. Erwin van Wijngaarden  Netherlands Ajax (8) 8
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar  Netherlands
Peter Houtman  Netherlands Feyenoord (8)
Dirk Kuyt  Netherlands
14. Siem de Jong  Netherlands Ajax (7) 7
Ronald de Boer  Netherlands
Henk Schouten  Netherlands Feyenoord (7)
Jon Dahl Tomasson  Denmark

Highest Scoring Matches (+8 goals)[edit]

Goals Scored Scoreline Date
14 Feyenoord 9-5 Ajax 28 August 1960
13 Feyenoord 9-4 Ajax 29 November 1964
10 Feyenoord 7-3 Ajax 11 November 1956
Ajax 8-2 Feyenoord 18 September 1983
9 Feyenoord 3-6 Ajax 14 June 1963
8 Ajax 7-1 Feyenoord 8 October 1933
Feyenoord 5-3 Ajax 10 November 1946

Crossing The Divide[edit]

There have been quite a few players who have played for both Ajax and Feyenoord. The most controversial players being Johan Cruyff and Wim Jansen. In addition to this there have been some managers who have managed both teams.

From Feyenoord to Ajax[edit]

Henk Groot – 1965 direct transfer
Ruud Geels – 1974 not a direct transfer between the clubs
Jan Everse – 1977 direct transfer
Wim Jansen – 1980 not a direct transfer between the clubs
Jan Sørensen – 1987 not a direct transfer between the clubs
Arnold Scholten – 1995 direct transfer
Dean Gorré – 1997 not a direct transfer between the clubs
Richard Knopper – played in the Feyenoord youth system
Henk Timmer – 2002 direct loan transfer
Leonardo – 2007 not a direct transfer between the clubs
Evander Sno – 2008 not a direct transfer between the clubs
Ronald Graafland – 2010 direct transfer
Anwar El Ghazi – 2013 played in the Feyenoord youth system

From Ajax to Feyenoord[edit]

Diego Biseswar – 2001 played in the Ajax youth system
Harvey Esajas – 1992 played in the Ajax youth system
Eddy Pieters Graafland – 1958 direct transfer
Henk Groot – 1963 direct transfer
Theo van Duivenbode – 1969 direct transfer
Martin van Geel – 1988 not a direct transfer between the clubs
René Notten – 1978 direct transfer
Tscheu La Ling 1986 not a direct transfer between the clubs
Johnny Rep – 1984 not a direct transfer between the clubs
Simon Tahamata – 1984 not a direct transfer between the clubs
Johan Cruijff – 1983 direct transfer
Keje Molenaar – 1985 not a direct transfer between the clubs
Arnold Scholten – 1989 direct transfer
Rob Witschge – 1990 not a direct transfer between the clubs
John van Loen – 1993 direct transfer
Ronald Koeman – 1995 not a direct transfer between the clubs
Peter van Vossen – 1998 not a direct transfer between the clubs
Henk Timmer – 2006 not a direct transfer between the clubs
Angelos Charisteas – 2006 direct transfer
Tim de Cler – 2007 not a direct transfer between the clubs
Evander Sno – 2005 played in the Ajax youth system
Ronald Graafland – 2011 direct transfer
John Goossens – 2012 played in the Ajax youth system
Bilal Basacikoglu – 2014 played in the Ajax youth system
Warner Hahn – 2014 not a direct transfer between the clubs
Kenneth Vermeer – 2014 direct transfer
Marko Vejinović – 2015 played in the Ajax youth system
Jan-Arie van der Heijden – 2015 not a direct transfer between the clubs
Eljero Elia – 2015 played in the Ajax youth system

Managers[edit]

Hans Kraay was manager at Ajax during 1974/75 and at Feyenoord during 1982/83 and 1988/89.
Leo Beenhakker has been a manager at both clubs numerous times.
Ronald Koeman was manager at Ajax during 2002 and 2005, was Feyenoord manager during 2011 and 2014.
Peter Bosz played for Feyenoord between 1991 en 1996, was technical director for Feyenoord during 2006 and 2009. Became Ajax manager in 2016.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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