Championships: 1918, 1919, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1937, 1939, 1947, 1957, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019, 2021, 2022
KNVB Cup: 1917, 1943, 1961, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2019, 2021
- European Cup/Champions League: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1995
- UEFA Cup/Europa League: 1992
- Cup Winners’ Cup: 1987
- Edwin van der Sar
- Maarten Stekelenburg
- Piet Schrijvers
- Stanley Menzo
AFC Ajax Stats & History
One of the most storied clubs in all of world soccer, AFC Ajax was founded in 1900. They first played in the Dutch soccer top tier in 1911, and won their first KNVB Cup in 1917. A season later, they became national champions for the first time, and defended their title in 1919. In 1918-19, they managed a historic undefeated season in the AFC Ajax stats.
Ajax were successful in the 1930s and managed to win five national championships, the most of any team. They became a founding member of the Eredivisie in 1956, and are now the most successful Dutch soccer club in the history of the competition. Rinus Michaels, who managed Ajax starting in the late 60s, is credited with introducing the famous “Total Football”. Ajax players were technically proficient and able to interchange positions as a result.
Under Michaels, Ajax won three straight Eredivisie titles from 1965-66 to 1967-68. They also managed a record 122 goals in the AFC Ajax stats in the 1966-67 season. Johan Cruijff became an iconic player during this time, and is widely regarded as Ajax’s best-ever player.
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On a continental level, Ajax found their most success in the early 1970s, towards the end of Cruijff’s Ajax career. They won three straight European Cups in 1971, 1972, and 1973, joining Real Madrid and Bayern Munich as the only three clubs to pull off the feat. Ajax also won five Eredivisie and four KNVB Cup titles in the 1970s.
Cruijff returned as manager in 1985, and the team won two KNVB Cups and a European Cup Winners’ Cup under him. With a UEFA Cup win in 1992, Ajax became the second club to win all three major European competitions. In 1994-95, Ajax became the first team in the Eredivisie era to go unbeaten. That season, under Louis van Gaal, they also won the Champions League.
As of 2022, Ajax have won a record 36 national titles and 20 KNVB Cups. With former manager Erik ten Hag having set off to Manchester United, and a bunch of key players gone, betting advice suggests a step back is possible in the 2022-23 season. They’re likely to be underdogs to reach the knockout stage when group stage Champions League odds are available.
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