Well known for having one of the best academies in World football, there’s a lot to like about Ajax. From being in an awesome city such as Amsterdam to their seemingly always awesome shirts, Ajax are a fantastic club.
They are the most successful club in the Netherlands with 33 Eredivisie titles and 18 KNVB Cups and they were ranked as the seventh most successful European club of the 20th century. They won the Champions League in three consecutive years from 1971-73 and again in 1995. Unfortunately with the ever increasing amounts of money being thrown around by other European leagues, Ajax aren’t the dominant force they once were.
Under Frank de Boer they have won four straight league titles so domestically they are still a big name, normally fighting for the Eredivisie with PSV, Feyenoord and FC Twente.
The amount of quality players that have come through the ranks at Ajax is quite scary. Some of the biggest names to progress through their academy are Johan Cruijff, Edwin van der Sar, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Kluivert, Marco van Basten, Rafael van der Vaart, Wesley Sneijder, Maarten Stekelenburg, Eljero Elia and Nigel de Jong. Belgian trio Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Thomas Vermaelen also made their names at Ajax.
I got this shirt in the CFS 20% off sale. I had always wanted an Ajax home shirt. It is a classic design and one I have always liked. This is their 2010-11 home shirt and includes a nice X design at the top of the shirt by the club badge. Another iconic shirt added!