AFC Ajax

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Club Name Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax NV
Nickname(s) de Godenzonen (the sons of the Gods), Ajacieden, de Joden (the Jews),
de Amsterdammers (the Amsterdammers), i Lancieri (the Lancers)
Founded 1900
Stadium Johan Cruyff ArenA
Manager Netherlands Erik ten Hag
Division Eredivisie

AFC Ajax (pronounced EYE-ax) have been licensed in the PES series since Pro Evolution Soccer 4 and are a very good team with top quality players. The club from Amsterdam is four times European Cup winner and former club off Dutch Football Legend Johan Cruyff. World class players like Van Basten, Bergkamp, Davids and Sjaak “Mr. Ajax” Swart played at Ajax Amsterdam. You can see the head of the Greek hero Ajax in the Club Logo.


[edit] Big Spending Clubs

Since a lot of players left without a transfer fee Ajax had a hard time keeping up with teams from foreign countries when earning money became a big issue for the club. All the clubs in Netherlands suffer form these developments in the football world.

[edit] "De Klassieker"

The Amsterdammers have a huge rivalry with former title contender Feyenoord. The match between these two clubs is called The Classic.

[edit] Style of Play

Ajax introduced the 4-3-3 formation. Two forwards on the wing and one forward in the centre. Always attacking and playing on the side of the opponent. Cruyff introduced that style in Barcelona when he was trainer and Barça still plays with three forwards nowadays. Maxwell and Zlatan Ibrahimovic adapted quickly to there Spanish club, because they played for Ajax before.

[edit] Players

After the departure of key players like Wesley Sneijder, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar they are arguably not as good as they should be. They have a consistent goalkeeper with Maarten Stekelenburg. In front of him Gregory van der Wiel, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Urby Emanuelson. All these players are from the Youth Academy of Ajax. Ajax is now building a team for the future after a downfall the last 5 years. Luis Suarez is their most important player in 2010. He scored 9 goals in Ajax first 4 matches in season 2009-2010. The club have signed there first Korean player, 18 year old target man Suk Hyun-Jun, since January 2010. Suk is not available in PES.

[edit] Youths

The club is known for the finest footballing academy on the planet. For years now, the club always bring new talents on the field. In 1995 Ajax won the Champions League with a young squad with very unknown but young talents lead by Frank Rijkaard and Danny Blind. Modern well known players like Edwin van der Sar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart, Cristian Chivu and Maxwell developed and shaved their talents at the club. Players such as Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Thomas Vermaelen, John Heitinga, Jaap Stam, Edgar Davids have all been involved with the club the last decade.

[edit] PES

They appeared as an unlicensed team named Amsterdam.

[edit] PES 2

They appeared as an unlicensed team named Rijnkanaal.

[edit] PES 3

They appeared as an unlicensed team named Museumplein.

[edit] PES 4

They first appeared as a licensed team in PES 4. The team has been licensed in every subsequent edition of the game.

[edit] Current Squad

Pos. Name Information
GK.png NetherlandsFlag.png Kenneth Vermeer
CB.png FinlandFlag.png Niklas Moisander
RB.png NetherlandsFlag.png Ricardo van Rhijn
LB.png NetherlandsFlag.png Daley Blind
AMF.png DenmarkFlag.png Lasse Schone
AMF.png SouthAfricaFlag.png Thulani Serero
RWF.png NetherlandsFlag.png Jody Lukoki
LWF.png SwedenFlag.png Tobias Sana
AMF.png NetherlandsFlag.png Siem de Jong CAPTAIN
GK.png NetherlandsFlag.png Jasper Cillessen
GK.png NetherlandsFlag.png Mickey van der Hart
CB.png NetherlandsFlag.png Joel Veltman
RB.png NetherlandsFlag.png Ruben Ligeon
LB.png DenmarkFlag.png Nicolai Boilesen
LB.png NetherlandsFlag.png Mitchell Dijks
DMF.png DenmarkFlag.png Christian Poulsen
DMF.png CameroonFlag.png Eyong Enoh
SS.png SerbiaFlag.png Miralem Sulejmani
LWF.png NetherlandsFlag.png Derk Boerrigter
LWF.png NetherlandsFlag.png Ryan Babel
CF.png IcelandFlag.png Kolbeinn Sigthorsson
CB.png NetherlandsFlag.png Stefano Denswil
LB.png NetherlandsFlag.png Dico Koppers
SS.png NetherlandsFlag.png Davy Klaassen
SS.png DenmarkFlag.png Viktor Fischer
LWF.png NetherlandsFlag.png Lorenzo Ebecilio

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