AFC Ajax

4 times winner of the UEFA Champions League

One of Europe's most innovative and successful football clubs


Daley Blind (left) and Donny van de Beek (right) during an UEFA Champions League match in 2019

Founded on March 18, 1900 AFC Ajax is one of the most famous clubs in European football.

Under the leadership of Ajax' legendary coach Jack Reynolds Ajax won their first National Championship in 1918. From that point on Ajax could always be found at or near the top of the Dutch table.

It was also Reynolds and his revolutionary training methods that built the foundation for what has now become the world famous Ajax Youth Training Program. Until today the Amsterdam club has won 34 league titles.

Visit a match

Spend a Sunday amongst frenzied fans of Ajax in the impressive, modern Johan Cruijff ArenA stadium.

Tickets for Ajax games  can be bought online. If tickets remain available, these can usually also be bought at the ticket windows of the stadium on the day of the match.

The stadium is open on game days 2 hours before the game starts


Ajax plays at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam Zuidoost, which opened in 1996. It was one of the first stadiums in the world to combine a sliding roof with a grass surface.

They previously played at Stadion De Meer in Amsterdam Oost and the Olympic Stadium (for international matches) in Amsterdam Zuid.

De Meer

From 1934 Ajax moved into the stadium "De Meer", situated in the Watergraafsmeer neighborhood of Amsterdam. It was there that Ajax would call home for over 60 years and be the place that the club would come to dominate Dutch football and grow into a power across Europe.

"De Meer" was also the place where Ajax would develop it's world famous youth training program and develop some of the worlds best football players, a philosophy that is even more important to their success today.

European cups

Ajax' first appearance in an European competition came in 1961 when the club became the first from the Netherlands to participate in the European Cup Winners Cup. Success on the European front loomed in the future as the club found a place in the 1969 Cup final before bringing home their first title in 1971.

Starting with the magical victory in 1971 Ajax went on to win 3 consecutive European Champions Cups. In 1972, led by the world famous Johan Cruijff had one of the best seasons ever by a professional football team winning the National Championship, the Dutch Cup, the European Champions Cup and the World Cup.

Ajax again became European and world champions in 1995. The need for a new stadium brought with it the closing of "De Meer" in 1996 and the move to the Amsterdam ArenA. With it a new chapter in Ajax history opened.

Famous Ajax players

Do you know them all? Then you must be a real Ajacied. Mouse over to see the names of your favourite players.


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