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antisemitism[edit]

All references to Israel or Judaism used by Ajax need to be removed as they are anti-semitic, which is illegal in Europe. Wikipedia can't break laws. Also, Ajax and the KNVB support this. So do the majority of the Dutch people. This article is locked so I can't remove it myself. But please remove it as soon as possible. --95.96.30.170 (talk) 10:55, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Untitled[edit]

Should we use the latest emblem instead of the old one? __earth 09:32, Apr 10, 2004 (UTC)

International Trophies[edit]

Ajax has won 3, instead of 2 UEFA Super Cups: 1972, 1973 and 1995. 1972 is not mentioned in this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.123.143.212 (talk) 11:08, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Never mind, I forgot to read the footnotes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.123.143.212 (talk) 20:03, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

causes of succes[edit]

The success had two main causes: the highly disciplined coaching by Rinus Michels and the genius of Johan Cruijff.

i think the presence of Piet Keizer was also a main cause of the succes of Ajax, his genius was at least as big as johan Cruijff's

The causes of the success are personal, some will also say the money and influence of the chairman, or they may say players as Swart, Neeskens, Krol, Suurbier, Haan, Rep etc. so I think the part about the causes of the success should be deleted anyway. Ajox 17:42, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Rogier Pengel[edit]

User:Boyo added Rogier Pengel to the Current Squad list. Now I might be wrong, but I couldn't find him on the team lists on any of the websites listed here, so I removed the name. Can someone please confirm it, and add his name in the correct format, if it is to be added. Thanks -Aabha (talk) 20:27, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

The player doesn't exist, I think Boyo's own name is Rogier Pennel. I'm entirely sure he's not part of the squad. Ajox 17:40, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Ajax and Jewish influence[edit]

I started a section on this, because it is IMHO darn remarkable for a non-Israeli club to define itself so strongly over Jewish/ Israeli symbols. But I am definitely not an expert. A Wikipedian who is a Ajax fan could help. Onomatopoeia 02:31, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

Ajax played in Amsterdam's Jewish neighborhood when it was founded. Many away fans coming in by train on match day would see Jewish street vendors and merchants around the streets. So they referred to the team as "The Jews."

During the 1970s, anti-semetic chants such as "Joden, Joden" (Jews, Jews), and hissing noises to mimmick a gas oven being turned on were heard from away fans (especially arch-rivals Feyenoord).

Hardcore Ajax supporters (F-Side) started calling themselves Jews out of defiance, and using it as a sense of pride to deny away fans the chance of using it as an insult. Many suppoter's groups and fans have adopted logos with the Star of David and/or Hebrew writing on scarves, hats, shirts, etc.

--Jeffcole 03:21, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

It's not the club that identifies itself with Jews, just a part of the fanbase that identifies the club with Jews...it was originally the opponents calling Ajax like that, then it dissapeared for a while and reemerged with the F-Side. The club itself has asked the fanbase to stop this, since it provokes a lot of ugly and racist reactions from opponents, and scares actual Jews away. Kevinklop 23:58, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

I agree with Kevin entirely. The first paragraph of the section is highly debatable. Certainly, "Jews!"-slogan is a recent invention. Condescending use of the epitaph has been around a lot longer, unfortunately. In that light, the paragraph needs serious revision. Also, it would greatly benefit from mentioning last year's attempts by the club to reduce if not eradicate the slogans altogether . The club argued it was inappropriate and hurtful to many of the club's Jewish supporters, the statement must be out there on ajax.nl. Regardless of any of the above, hardcore Ajax supporters are not exclusively Jewish, neither currently nor historically, which is definitely worth mentioning in light of the symbols and slogans. Divad 12:08, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Sanjit Mallick??[edit]

Who is Sanjit Mallick and did he ever play in the Ajax first team??

Never heard of him, not referenced on any site. --211.27.109.13 10:04, 12 June 2006 (UTC)Hans

No feedback - removed him, Hans --210.50.117.87 01:40, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

History of Ajax[edit]

As an avid watcher of football, I think that the chapter 'History of Ajax' can be expanded (or even be made into a seperate article).

Do you guys agree or do you think that the sub-article as it stands now suffices? If not, I will try to expand the page somewhere next month - if someone hasn't beat me to it that is. Of course, if you prefer the current situation I'll hold back.

--Hyperzoanoid 19:14, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

All edits are welcomed =) __earth (Talk) 03:45, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

The claims and facts need to be sourced by reliable sources. Coaster7 (talk) 22:54, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

    • In retrospect, I don't think it was such a good idea anymore to separate the clubs history from the main article. Looking back the History of Ajax was not really expanded on as a separate article as expected, and appears rather apart from the main article, where as the history on the main article is suffering in its summary. I would like to suggest merging the two articles to include the History of the club back on the main article page. Subzzee (talk) 7:49, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

About Ajax[edit]

The club is historically one of the top-10 football clubs in the world (says the article)

Where says this? Who are the "historically one of the top-10 football clubs in the world"? --201.240.255.26 00:15, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Its based on winning prices i think, since Ajax is one of three who won all big cups.

links[edit]

most of the site links are unofficial, there are many more good websites, like Ajax Foto Side

The name Ajax[edit]

Does anybody know how Ajax Amsterdam got the name "Ajax"? I looked up this question in yahoo.com and found out some sources indicating that the club was named after Telamonian Ajax, but I need a more credible confirmation.

DaDoc540 04:28, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

According to nl.wikipedia they were indeed named after the Greek mythology figure. Igorrr 11:22, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
The founders of Ajax named the team after the Greek hero, though I don't know why. I doubt if anyone knows... Ajox 17:35, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
In England are they not known simply as Ajax or Ajax Amsterdam. Never heard or seen them as AFC Ajax. Londo06 22:05, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
The official name is AFC Ajax since the start of the club in 1900. The most used name will always be just Ajax, but Ajax Amsterdam never (officially) existed. Since the article name Ajax is already taken because it refers to more articles then just the football club it's more logic to use the official name. Greetings, Ultras GE 22:21, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

I don't think there's really a reason for the club being named ajax other than the fact that at the time this club was established it was the 'in' thing to name football clubs in the netherlands with greek methodlogy figures. We see this in the other clubs that use similar greek methology names such as Excelior and sparta in rotherdam, Heracles in Almelo, and a number of non-proffesional clubs such as Achilles 1894 of Assen. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.146.241.18 (talk) 01:22, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Hello i'm from the Netherlands and a Ajax Fan and i can answer your question. The name is derived from the greek mythological figure Ajax the Lesser, because he could run so fast, which he was famous for in mythology. but still not many know this and think it was just called after Ajax the Great for the fact it is an famous warrior and fans of the club like the idea of it being called after an great warrior like him. i'm not to sure if the old crest had Ajax the Great on it or Ajax the Lesser. but it was really called Ajax because of Ajax the Lesser.

Doesn't/Didn't the one on the crest bear a mace/club? Iirc that would represent the greater rather than the lesser. As to the comment above Excelsior is a Latin (and old English word), so how does it link into the fashion of naming clubs after Greek heroes? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.34.201.1 (talk) 23:14, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Hey there, i'm the same writer of the explanation of how the name is based on Ajax the Lesser. I can confirm however there was never an Ajax crest that had the head of Ajax the Lesser/Great with it wielding a mace or something alike. The origin of the crest itself comes from a fire extinguisher company that used it for a fire extinguisher brand. They had it's name called after Ajax the football club because the father of the founder was an Ajax player and had great successes. The club officially permitted the usage of the name, and it was that founder, that designed the original Ajax head for his fire extinguisher logo. Later on, as a gift for the generosity of the football club giving the name, they gifted the logo, and since then the football club used it. The company had several acquisitions, and today the fire extinquishers with the name Ajax still exist, and are also widely seen in the Netherlands. The logo of the extinguisher was changed though in the course of history, although it remained this logo for a long time. You can read the fully detailed story of this, on an article in an article of the archive of the brand's official website. The article dates from the year 2010. The article along with the website is in Dutch however, but using a browser with translation abilities you could still check it out. Here's the link for it:

http://www.ajaxfire.nl/utcfs/Templates/Pages/Template-66/0,8070,pageId%3D73580%26siteId%3D450,00.html

If any has any more questions, feel free to ask!

--Wingedsaber (talk) 22:20, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Historically top-10?[edit]

I don't like the phrase "The club is historically one of the top-10 football clubs in the world". While it can certainly be argued that this is true, one has to define a arbitrary way of comparing European and South American clubs. I think that it is best that the phrase is removed and replaced by either "in Europe" or a list of achievements. The current phrase certainly isn't encyclopedic. aLii 09:08, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

I've removed the wretched sentence. Igorrr 11:06, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
Rather than "top-ten", I would rather member their European Treble and three European Cup wins. These are unique accomplishments and I'm sure why they were removed. The Manchester United page has the Treble distinction listed. GoldDragon 02:36, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
Looks like I have inadvertently removed your edit while reverting the changes by two other users. This wasn't my intent, I apologize. Have meanwhile restored your paragraph. Igorrr 11:52, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
Well, Ajax is part of the G-14 and one of the most successful clubs in the world (if you look at the trophies Ajax won). I agree, you can't compare European and for example South American clubs, so I don't believe it should state "in the world". However, "in Europe" would be a proper way to say it. Guus Hoekman 03:55, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
Ajax is indeed part of G14, have won all the European trophies they could win, including four Champions Leagues/Europa Cup 1s and two World Cups. I think, because of that, you can state Ajax is one of the biggest football clubs in the world/Europe. Ajox 17:38, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Home colours[edit]

The article says that the home colours of Ajax, "white shorts and white shirt with a broad, vertical red stripe over chest and back" were "[l]oosely inspired by the kit of Arsenal." This is virtually impossible, because Arsenal only added the white sleeves in 1934, when Ajax were already playing in their current colours. See HistoricalKits.co.uk. Aecis Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984. 13:49, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

it's probably referring to how ajax got some arsenal shirts in 1945 after the war, ajax got it's colors after promotion in 1911, and had to change because sparta already ahd redwhite stripes, they took the colors of cricket/football club vvv which disband their football department..Romanista (talk) 09:03, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

My edits[edit]

As promised, I expanded the part of the history of Ajax. As you can see it's far from finished, but I'll continue tomorrow evening. Feel free to alter the spelling errors in the mean time :) Hyperzoanoid 01:10, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Hello. Took the liberty to copyedit your additions, some grammar (contractions are not considered encyclopedic, for example), and took out the red linking to non-existing articles. Good job btw Razororz 14:56, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. It seems like I'm going to need a day or two to finish the rest, so the last part of the section might seem a bit odd for now, but I'm on it. ;) Hyperzoanoid 00:46, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Done (save for the hotlinking of some names and the grammatical/spelling errors/omitted words here and there). And now I can finally go to bed! Hyperzoanoid 01:30, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Notable Players[edit]

I'm from the Netherlands and Ajax Supporter, I don't see why some names are notable? Steven Pienaar for example? What did he do that is notable? And Tim de Cler, Fred Grim, Kiki Musampa, Marciano Vink, Arnold Scholten, Frank Verlaat, Martijn Reuser, Ivan Gabrich (for crying out loud), Jason Culina, Jelle van Damme, Tom Soetaers, Anastasiou, Anthony Obodai, Abubakari Yakubu, Georgi Kinkladze, Petri Pasanen, Ole Tobiasen, Wamberto, Boukhari, Babangida's, Christopher Kanu, Aaron Mokoena? What makes them 'notable' players. If these people are notable then I can think of many more players. 83.116.51.58 18:31, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Indeed, some of the players on the list are just as notable as almost every other player who plays professional football. Can-o-Mark 00:44, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Maybe we should change Notable Players in Internationals, selecting only players who have played at least one match for their national team. Ajox 10:42, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Ready for Re-Rating[edit]

I suggest this article is nominated for a good article Johny1407 09:55, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

History, Youth program, Rivalry, Stadium sections are not cited at all. Plus, as mentioned above, there is no criteria as to why those players are notable. Simply said, this article is not ready to be a Good Article.--Crzycheetah 23:00, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

One of the best in history[edit]

I just wanna know why people deleted the sentence The club is one of the most successful clubs in football history. What is wrong with that sentence? It is correct,Ajax IS one of the most successful clubs in football history. Bayern Munich for example have won the same amount of trophies and they are credited as one of the most succesfull in their article . So why shoudn't Ajax ? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by AFCA (talkcontribs) 00:09, August 24, 2007 (UTC).

I reverted you mainly because there was no concensus on the sentence as Sarcasmos deleted your comment. When that is the case the next step is to discuss it, like you are doing now. But instead of that you kept on adding the same sentence over and over again, that's just not how things work. Even me, as a Feyenoord fan agree with you that Ajax are one of the most successful clubs in football history, however it's still kind of an opinion and we are here to talk about facts. To claim this, a source is needed, OR...probably the location of the sentence should change, not in the opening sentence, but for instance like this:
Ajax is one of the five teams that has earned the right to keep the European Cup; they won consecutively in 1971-1973. In 1972, they completed The Treble by winning the Dutch Eredivisie, KNVB Cup, and the European Cup; to date they are the only team to keep the European Cup and accomplish the European Treble , also AFC Ajax are one of the only two teams (with Manchester United in 1999) to win the The Treble and the Intercontinental Cup in the same season/calender year, this was achieved in the legendary 1971/72 season [2]. They are also one of only three clubs (with Juventus and Bayern Munich) to have won all three major European trophies at least once (the European Cup, the European Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Cup). They were the first team to win what has become the UEFA Intertoto Cup [3]. Ajax has also won the Intercontinental Cup twice. This all together makes Ajax one of the most successful teams in football history.
Lets see if there are more people's opinions before adding the sentence back into the article. Knurftendans 05:35, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Denying Ajax is one of the best/most successful is stupid, biased and petty. They have won more international competitions than teams like Inter and Man Utd. They are also one of the best known clubs. Judge their "one of the best" status on the international/important silverware won, how many teams have won more? Real, Milan, Liverpool.... (surely some South American teams) and then? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.34.201.1 (talk) 23:18, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Suggest split[edit]

The page is now at 58kb. I don't think this is really excessive, but have we reached the point that we should consider splitting the history section to a separate article, History of AFC Ajax? That section could contain the entire history of Ajax; the history section of this article would then only give the main points (e.g. establishment, 1970s, 1992/1995). Any thoughts? AecisBrievenbus 22:25, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

which clubs won all european champoinships[edit]

in the ajax amsterdam article its mentioned in the 2nd paragraph that ajax, Juventus and Bayern Munich are the only 3 clubs to have won all european club competitions, the fact that spain's barcelona hav also done that is ignored. please take care of that mistake. Yasssir 00:44, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Barcelona have won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, which is the predecessor to the UEFA Cup, but they've never won the UEFA Cup itself. So the information contained in the article is correct: Ajax, Juventus and Bayern Munich are the only clubs that have won the European Champions Cup/Champions League, the Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Cup. AecisBrievenbus 07:21, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

The UEFA cup is the new name and new trophy to replace the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and so is the same. It would be like ignoring past winners of the European Cup and only recognising the new Champions League competition. All records state Barcelona as UEFA cup winners. Carlito777 (talk) 15:31, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Then please cite those sources. AecisBrievenbus 20:52, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

The main source is simply the Spanish federation LFP - www.lfp.es (In Spanish) Go to Barcelona page and view trophies won listed as COPA DE LA UEFA and won in 1958, 1960 and 1966. Please edit Ajax, Bayern and Juventus page accordingly. Carlito777 (talk) 12:06, 28 February 2008 (UTC) If moderators do not have the decency respond to what I believe is conclusive evidence that Barca should be included in the list of clubs to have won all European trophies then stop removing my edit. Carlito777 (talk) 15:12, 3 March 2008 (UTC) If moderators are basing their reasons for not including Barca as a team that have won all championships on the fact that the Inter cities fairs cup is no longer a competition despite the fact it is clearly the old UEFA cup then they may as well remove the now defunct Cup Winners Cup from the list and only include teams who have won the two available trophies - the Champions cup and the UEFA cup. Carlito777 (talk) 12:15, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

There's one important consideration. The European Cup was turned into the Champions League and the Cup Winners' Cup was merged into the UEFA Cup. The Inter Cities Fairs Cup, on the other hand, was not organized by UEFA and to this day is not recognized by UEFA. See [1]. AecisBrievenbus 12:19, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

I hold my hands up. If we are talking about UEFA competitions then surely what UEFA says, goes. I stand corrected. Carlito777 (talk) 16:04, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Kenneth Perez's name[edit]

Aecis, I understand what you mean. Names are usually simplified as soon as they get out of their country of origin. However, in Wikipedia the original spelling of names is usually respected. Plus, the fact that a mistake is commonly repeated and spread doesn't make it true. Wislabe (talk) 12:42, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Could you please point to the policy, guideline, convention or practice that says that "the original spelling of names is usually respected"? All we have for it is Wikipedia:Naming conventions (common names), which states that "the most common name of a person or thing" should be used (admittedly, in article titles). The most common name for this particular player is Perez, not Pérez. The proper spelling for the surname might be Pérez in Spanish, but keep in mind that this is a Danish player, not a Spanish player. Maybe the Danish civil registry made a mistake in his surname when they registered his birth, who knows, but it's not for us to correct them. The surname of this player is Perez, not Pérez, so listing him as Perez is correct. AecisBrievenbus 13:22, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
No, I can't point to any guideline, hence the word "usually". As I said, I understand that names tend to be simplified outside their original country, therefore I won't argue that spelling it "Perez" is incorrect. There are similar cases, like those of Robert Pirès or Kennedy Bakircioglü, where the names have been "nationalized". However I will argue that going back to the original spelling cannot be considered a mistake. Although born and raised in Denmark, and a Danish international too, as the son of a Spaniard, Kenneth is indeed Spanish according to Spanish Civil Law; and whether the Danish civil registry made a mistake or not, it is still a mistake anyway.Wislabe (talk) 14:49, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
Maybe it's a mistake, maybe not, but it is official as it is (Perez), and it's not for us to correct it to Pérez, because it's not incorrect as it is. AecisBrievenbus 14:54, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

European Cup: 1995/1996[edit]

Both Ajax and Juventus claiming they won? The reference doesn't provide the information it states.

According to the UEFA Champions League article, Juventus won.

Am I missing something?

The information is repeated on sevral player's articles too, e.g. Edwin van der Sar.

130.88.226.224 (talk) 17:43, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Where does it say that Ajax won in 1995-96? Both this article and Edwin van der Sar state that Ajax won in 1994-95. AecisBrievenbus 18:50, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Current squad in a glance[edit]

I think it's unnecessary, for the same reasons as reported in the talk section of Feyenoord. The current squad is already mentioned in the article, to name it in a template is kind of double. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lucha-Method (talkcontribs) 12:40, 18 July 2008 (UTC)


Casillas[edit]

Uhm i know my eyesight isnt very good, but as far as i can see Iker Casillas is displayed as the goalkeeper for Ajax, i think that it could be wishful ajax thinking perhaps, as i have heard nothing of him transferring from Ajax. and he is still listed in the squad at realmadrid.com so maybe he should be removed? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.57.13.203 (talk) 18:59, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately vandals like to disrupt the project. -- Alexf42 11:41, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Notable players[edit]

The "Notable" section is way too long. What does they make them notable? A few may be as they played in national teams or were termed by the sports press as exceptional, but the list includes way too many that should not be there, several redlinks and no sourcing whatsoever. -- Alexf42 11:41, 2 September 2008 (UTC)


- Also, why is Samuel Kuffour in there? Playing two games on loan and being let go hardly makes you any part of the club. I'd say to be a notable player somewhere you'd have to actually do something notable there, or at least play a full season. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.253.133.245 (talk) 17:02, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

I came here to make the same point - the list is unqualified, unmaintainable and way out of proportion for the article. It needs a firm inclusion/exclusion criteria based on verifiable data. If not, it needs deleting as OR. Knepflerle (talk) 14:55, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Captain list[edit]

Does anyone know who were captain of Ajax? Raymond "Giggs" Ko 15:21, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is the Captain and Maarten Stekelenburg is the Vice-Captain. Since both Huntelaar and Stekelenburg are injured, Rasmus Lindgren takes now the role as Captain and Thomas Vermaelen as Vice-Captain. Because Huntelaar will be transferring from Ajax in January, it's assumable that Stekelenburg will be the new Captain and Lindgren the new Vice-Captain. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.84.35.100 (talk) 19:10, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Do you mean a list of all captains in the history of Ajax? Aecis·(away) talk 22:22, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Darío Cvitanich: Croatia or Argentina?[edit]

So far we've shown Darío Cvitanich with the Croatian flag in the Current squad section. To prevent an edit war, I placed the following hidden text behind his name: "Please do not change this to Argentina. If you think Cvitanich should count as an Argentinean player, please use the talk page (Talk:AFC Ajax) to argue your case." I propose changing this to Argentina. Common practice in football-related articles is to go by a player's country of birth if he qualifies for two national teams but hasn't played for either. Cvitanich hasn't played for either Croatia or Argentina. He appears to have chosen to represent Croatia, but at least according to this source he is not eligible for Croatia. There is a lot of uncertainty, and we can't exclude the fact that Cvitanich may still represent Croatia in the future. But given the circumstances and until we get some clarity either way, I suggest treating Cvitanich as an Argentinean player (by birth and citizenship) instead of as a Croatian player. Aecis·(away) talk 19:02, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

He might have a passport for Croatia, and may harbour hopes of paying for them, but the general principle is that a player is linked to the land of his birth unless that is either obviously a case of short term family circumstances (e.g. Cruz Beckham, if he ever becomes notable in his own right) or has played representative football for another country. He was born in Argentina and lived there until he was 24: nothing short-term about that, so for the purposes of Wikipedia he is Argentinian until and unless he plays for another national team. Kevin McE (talk) 20:08, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
The alternative is not to include the flag at all. We have a primary duty to reliability over prettiness, and when it comes down to it this flag is primarily decoration. When the decoration oversimplifies a complicated nationality situation, and thus becomes misleading - bin it. Ultimately it's not necessary, and shouldn't be a substitute for accurate prose. Knepflerle (talk) 14:52, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
How is it unreliable to use the flag of Croatia or Argentina? We never pretend that the other country doesn't exist in the life of Cvitanich. Considerations like his hopes for Croatia etc can be discussed in his biography, they do not need to be discussed here. Aecis·(away) talk 21:43, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

What do external sources say?[edit]

Note: this is simply intended to list which non-WP sources list Cvitanich as Argentine, and which ones list him as Croatian. Regards, GiantSnowman 21:59, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Argentina[edit]

  1. Football Lineups. GiantSnowman 21:59, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  2. AFC Ajax (also here). Aecis·(away) talk 22:54, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  3. KNVB. Aecis·(away) talk 22:56, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  4. De Telegraaf. Aecis·(away) talk 22:56, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  5. NRC Handelsblad. Aecis·(away) talk 23:05, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  6. ANP through De Gelderlander and Brabants Dagblad. Aecis·(away) talk 23:05, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  7. Algemeen Dagblad. Aecis·(away) talk 23:05, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  8. Sportweek. Aecis·(away) talk 23:08, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  9. Sport 1. Aecis·(away) talk 23:08, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  10. Metro. Aecis·(away) talk 23:08, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  11. Futbol XXI. King of the North East 23:13, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  12. Guardian stats centre King of the North East 23:13, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Croatia[edit]

  1. Voetbal International. GiantSnowman 21:59, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  2. Four Four Two. GiantSnowman 21:59, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Comment: This article seems to say that he would prefer to play for Argentina, but seeing that unlikely has declared for Croatia "I look at it as if I am going to play for another team"; it is not compelling evidence of his "Croatian-ness" Kevin McE (talk) 22:05, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Both[edit]

  1. BDFA. King of the North East 23:13, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  2. Algemeen Dagblad. Aecis·(away) talk 23:17, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Managerial change[edit]

Marco Van Basten is no more manager of Ajax. I will edit "Vacant" until the team find new manager--BubbleBabis (talk) 14:10, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

No discussion point any longer. Martin Jol is the new trainer.82.171.235.158 (talk) 15:38, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

1972 team signatures + tie pin[edit]

I need to value athe above for insurance purposes can anyone help with a valuation??? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.192.99.142 (talk) 19:31, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

New kit[edit]

Ajax has a new kit right now, please change the kits.--DutchFornia (talk) 11:07, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

The new kit for the 2010/2011 season is available. Image --> http://www.ajaxshop.nl/uploads/ARTICLES/articles/big/3/6100_3040_19042010_1314.jpg (10:16, 8 June 2010 (GMT +1)) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 194.39.218.10 (talk)

Satellite club?[edit]

In what way is FC Barcelona a "satellite club" of Ajax? It's older too... --Sigmundur (talk) 12:40, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

I think that's a joke reference to Cruyff using his expertise to help build Barcelona to what it has become ... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.56.86.35 (talk) 13:54, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Star of David Flag picture[edit]

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Lisa Newton, I am the editorial assistant for an online magazine called, Goodlife Report (goodlifereport.com). I am seeking the source of the photo of the Star of David flag draped over the stands. I would like to use this photo in an article we will be publishing this week. Could someone please direct me to the source or if you are the source, may we have permission to use your photograph?

Please don't hesitate to contact me with question or comments,

Thank you,

Lisa Newton

Lisa@goodlifereport.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.232.212.254 (talk) 17:46, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Honours[edit]

Could someone, preferrably the owner of the picture, update the picture that represents the end results of Ajax in recent years with the 2010 result (2nd). Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mltinus (talkcontribs) 13:26, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Affiliates and links[edit]

Is it fair to add Glasgow Rangers FC into the affiliates list? Although there's nothing official, there have been numerous friendlies between the clubs, and also quite a few common players. Likewise with their respective rivals Feyenoord and Celtic fc. Also Rangers have been known to fly the Israeli flag and Celtic fans the Palestinian flag. There is mention elsewhere of alleged links between St Pauli and Celtic, and Hamburg and Rangers by those standards its fair to say there are links between rangers and ajax. Hachimanchu (talk) 02:51, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

no Adam4267 (talk) 18:51, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
Care to elaborate? Hachimanchu (talk) 22:57, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
Is there a reliable source to show that Ajax and the Rangers have a cooperation? If not, there is no affiliation. 83.84.195.88 (talk) 23:26, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Aras Özbiliz[edit]

What nationality is Aras Özbiliz? Should we list him as Turkish, Armenian or Dutch? Has he played for any national senior or youth side? 83.84.195.88 (talk) 01:32, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

His article suggests nothing of international appearances. Our long term practice has been that players who have not acheived international representation are indicated by the flag of their place of birth, in this case Turkey. A change to this has been mooted, for the umpteenth time, at WT:FOOTY, but this is still a long way from acheiving clear consensus for wholescale change across Wikipedia. The recent change to removing the flag seems to be anticipating consensus rather than responding to it. Kevin McE (talk) 07:17, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

File:Ajax 1972.JPG Nominated for Deletion[edit]

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Manucharyan and Kinkladze?[edit]

How are Edgar Manucharyan and Georgi Kinkladze exceptional enough to be listed in the Notable players section? 83.80.170.157 (talk) 14:22, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Özbiliz[edit]

Araz Özbiliz is currently listed with an Armenian flag in the Current squad section. However, he has chosen to represent the Netherlands, cf. [2], which means that he should be listed with a Dutch flag. Furthermore, regarding his name: Ajax calls him Aras Özbiliz (with an s). I propose following that spelling. 83.80.170.157 (talk) 08:43, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

I'm raising this again, because noone has answered in a month. Özbiliz has chosen to represent the Netherlands and has been called up for a friendly match against Sweden in August. The flag in the Current squad section needs to be changed to the Dutch flag. 83.80.170.157 (talk) 16:34, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
Not done: The flag represents the player's nationality, not the country of the team they play for. — Bility (talk) 17:22, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
You are aware that Özbiliz has to be a Dutch citizen in order to represent the Netherlands? 83.80.170.157 (talk) 11:03, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
Flags indicate sporting nationality, and representing a country establishes that. Normal practice at WP:FOOTY

Team records[edit]

Adding team records, have added a table of the all time highest scoring players for AJax, and plan on adding other tables, such as most clean sheets, most caps and so forth, I am however having trouble with getting the dimensions in the table right. Any help would be appreciated. Also maybe we can add the descriptive text above the collapsable table to inside the collapsable part. Thanks in advance for any help with this.

I think this kind of thing clutters up the main article and would be better contained on a separate article called something like List of AFC Ajax records. Additionally, this info has to be backed up by references, which it currently is not. Ilikeeatingwaffles (talk) 10:44, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 3 April 2012[edit]

Ajax is not the only team that had the right to keep the European Cup with the European treble. There was two team made it and the other one is Liverpool. Please check on [[3]] Hak-shing (talk) 17:10, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. In particular, please state the text to be changed and what you request it be changed to. Thanks! --Tgeairn (talk) 04:34, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

General director[edit]

Rik van den Boog is not the general director anymore. By now former Arsenal-winger Marc Overmars is the general director of Ajax. User:Yepper078 (talk) 22:35, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 24 September 2012[edit]

Under youth program section " Steven Pienaar (now with Spurs) should be changed to Steven Pienaar (now with Everton)" Mangeshvg (talk) 09:25, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Done Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 12:05, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Dejan Meleg[edit]

Dejan Meleg was acquired by Ajax this summer, however the transfer is being challenged by the KNVB due to his age and some discrepanicies in his contract, originally the transfer was accepted, but Dejan would not be allowed to play in any match for Ajax until after the winter stop (after his 17 birthday). Now the transfer is being questioned because of a contract Dejan signed with his former manager, who was excluded from the deal between Ajax and FK Vojvodina Navi Sad. Vojvodina and Ajax do not concider this contract to be valid, and are waiting for his transfer to be approved by their respective governing bodies, however his former manager feels that he is entitled to some money.

Due to this mess, Dejan has been listed as a member of both FK Vojvodina and AFC Ajax. I suggest we remove Dejan from the Ajax articles, until his contract is fully approved. Since he is a member of FK Vojvodina squad until the transfer is fully legitamized. Can someone please share their thoughts on this subject, before I go about removing him from all AFC Ajax articles for the time being, until his transfer is accepted by all parties? Subzzee (talk) 08:22, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

I have removed him, since he is listed as #32 on the official FK Vojvodina Navi Sad website. I will add him back after his contract has been accepted and he is officially an Ajax player. Subzzee (talk) 08:45, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 29 March 2013[edit]

Please change the following under the section: Current Board. Rik van der Boog should now be Michael Kinsbergen, and Henri van der Aat should be Edwin van der Sar— Preceding unsigned comment added by Amsterdamfire (talkcontribs) 29 March 2013

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. —KuyaBriBriTalk 14:49, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
Done. Niels? en | nl 18:49, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Issues with an image[edit]

See File talk:Ajax Amsterdam (1900–1928).gif#Issues with non-free use rationale for AFC AjaxEditør (talk) 10:44, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 July 2014[edit]

Ninjatown (talk) 10:23, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 24 September 2014[edit]

I found an error in the youth program section: "...national team top scorer Patrick Kluivert...". Patrick Kluivert isn't the national team top scorer anymore. Robin van Persie is (as of 11 October 2013). Gnieboer (talk) 05:57, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: as you have not cited reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 13:47, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 January 2015[edit]

They retired number #6 because of arguably the best striker to ever play on Ajax,Ameer Madden was a combination of skill,finishing and a great llaymaker only the best player can wear #6

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Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Who? Google search doesn't show me anything that supports this Cannolis (talk) 02:25, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

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Crest[edit]

The crest of AFC Ajax is not actually Ajax himself, it's Paris, a different hero in the Trojan war. You can see by the cap he's wearing, Paris is recognised with that cap, Ajax usually wears battlegear. I just want to say that I'd appreciate it if it was changed. Thank you for reading. Gablub (talk) 19:37, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

The club is named after Ajax, so it seems highly likely that the logo is intended as a representation of Ajax, even if it's not how he is typically drawn. Since they're all fictional characters they can be drawn however ones likes, really. Ilikeeatingwaffles (talk) 07:54, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

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Minor grammatical corrections[edit]

In the 2nd paragraph "according to the IFFHS, Ajax were the seventh-most successful" should have the word "were" changed to "was", since the subject "Ajax" is a (singular) club, not a plurality of club members.

In the 3rd paragraph of section "History" "The team were again Eredivisie champions in 1960" should also be "was".

"History", 6th paragraph, "and retained their Eredivisie and European Cup titles" should be "and retained its Eredivisie and European Cup titles" (no apostrophe in "its", since it is the possessive form, and not the contraction for "it is": "it's").

"History", 12th paragraph, "Ajax again reached the final a year later but were defeated" should also be "was".

"History", last paragraph, "In 2013–14, Ajax were again Eredivisie champions", should read "was".

In section "Colours" "Ajax were forced to change their colours because" should be changed to "Ajax was forced to change its colours because" (again, Ajax is a club, a singular entity).

In section "Financial" "the club managed to a bring their total revenue ... in their first year" should be "the club managed to a bring its total revenue ... in its first year".

In section "Sponsorship" "Football shirt of the Year award for their black and rose" should be "Football shirt of the Year award for its black and rose".

Next, "Having extended their contract" should read "Having extended its contract".

In subsection "Reserves team" "Jong Ajax were able to qualify for" should read "Jong Ajax was able to qualify for".

"Their best result in the Dutch Cup" should be "Its best result in the Dutch Cup".

"Their home matches are played" should be "Its home matches are played" (antecedent is "a separate squad"; one squad).

"regarded a semi-professional team in their own respect" should appear as "regarded a semi-professional team in its own respect".

In paragraph 3 of the same section, "Jong Ajax were joined in the Eerste Divisie" should be "Jong Ajax was joined in the Eerste Divisie".

In subsection "Amateur team" "who play their home matches" should be "which plays its home matches" (it's a singular team).

Next, "qualify for the KNVB Cup on their own accord ... during their last appearance" should be "qualify for the KNVB Cup on its own accord ... during its last appearance".

In subsection "Women's team" "The team won their first" should be "The team won its first".

In section "Supporters" "F-Side were founded on 3 October 1976, and are situated" should read "F-Side was founded on 3 October 1976, and is situated".

Continuing, "Their name is derived from" should be "Its name is derived from".

And, "VAK410 (English: Row 410) were founded in 2001 and are situated in " should be "VAK410 (English: Row 410) was founded in 2001 and is situated in".

"until relocating to their current place" should read "until relocating to its current place".

And, "Neither F-Side or VAK410 have seats" should be "Neither F-Side nor VAK410 have seats" ("neither ... nor" details here).

"but several fans attend their matches" should be "but several fans attend its matches".

In section "International" "because Rangers were serving a one-year ban" should be "because Rangers was serving a one-year ban" (in spite of the trailing "s" suffix, it's still a singular club).

In subsection "Amsterdam tournament" "while Benfica from Portugal were the last team" should be "while Benfica from Portugal was the last team".

In subsection "Future Cup" "organized by AFC Ajax and their main sponsor" should be "organized by AFC Ajax and its main sponsor" (sponsors Ajax, the club, singular).

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Toggling for now. Please have a discussion (wait for others to comment here) and reach a consensus for the change here, as some would not agree about the singularity. — Andy W. (talk) 22:22, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Please add[edit]

Under Jewish Connection, please add:

Eddy Hamel, who played for the team from 1922=30 and was later killed by the Nazis in the Auschwitz concentration camp, was the first Jewish player to play for first team Ajax.[1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2604:2000:E016:A700:CDE3:54D6:3B86:46B8 (talk) 18:55, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 May 2017[edit]

Please change: Ajax, Juventus, Bayern Munich, and Chelsea are the four clubs to have won all three major UEFA club competitions.

To: Ajax, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester United are the five clubs to have won all three major UEFA club competitions.[2] Nibhayj (talk) 22:21, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

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Third away kit[edit]

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Who's able to make the third alternative kit on the page? It's the (blue) away shirt with red pants and red socks.

Dennis1989 (talk) 09:26, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Supervisory Board[edit]

Hi all, the current Supervisory Board consists of Leo van Wijk, Ernst Ligthart, Leen Meijaard, and Peter Mensing. Van Duivenbode left the building. http://www.ajax.nl/de-club/organisatie/de-vennootschap/rvc.htm https://www.parool.nl/sport/theo-van-duivenbode-stopt-uit-onvrede-als-commissaris-bij-ajax~a4513067/

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New stadium[edit]

Ajax have got a new stadium now the Johan Cruyff Arena

I Lancieri[edit]

One of the listed nicknames of Ajax is I Lancieri, it is one I have never heard of and it is not sourced either. Suggesting removal. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.114.152.61 (talk) 11:36, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Updated stadium capacity[edit]

New stadium capacity is 54,990. https://www.johancruijffarena.nl/stadion-omgeving/spreekbeurt.htm — Preceding unsigned comment added by M.moutarde (talkcontribs) 14:22, 28 August 2018 (UTC)