Sjaak Swart

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Sjaak Swart
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Personal information
Full name Jesaia Swart
Date of birth (1938-07-03) 3 July 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth Muiderberg, Netherlands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
OVVO
Amsterdam
Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1973 Ajax 461 (170)
National team
1960–1972 Netherlands 31 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jesaia "Sjaak" Swart (born 3 July 1938) is a former Dutch footballer who played as a winger for Ajax. During his career at Ajax, he amassed a total of almost 600 matches, a record for the club.

Biography[edit]

Swart is Jewish[1] and was born in Muiderberg,[2] a village about 15 kilometers east of Amsterdam.

Nicknamed Mr. Ajax, he played for Ajax a total of almost 600 matches, a record for the club.[2] He was part of their European Cup victories in 1971, 1972, 1973.

For the Netherlands national team, Swart earned 31 caps, scoring ten goals.[3]

Honours[edit]

Ajax

Career statistics[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buchheister, Hendrik (4 October 2013). "Football: Why Tottenham and Ajax Fans Have a Jewish Identity". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Quixano, Jordi (2 November 2014). "Escribimos parte de la historia del fútbol" [We wrote part of the history of football]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (2010-02-05). "Sjaak Swart – International Appearances". RSSSF.