With seven goals from six games, the call came as a surprise to Ajax striker Anwar El Ghazi when Dutch coach Danny Blind announced him in the Dutch squad for the last two European Championship qualifiers on Friday. Parool reported that El Ghazi said he was not even thinking about it when he read it on the internet, and was really happy about his selection.
Amsterdam football club Ajax booked a 22 million euro profit for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, an increase of about 5.4 million over a year earlier. The football team released its annual figures on Friday, which included a 1.5 percent increase in turnover to 105.4 million euros.
The Amsterdam police expects much fewer Celtic fans in the city for the Europa League match against Ajax on Thursday after the riots in 2013. Only 1,300 of the 2,600 tickets made available to the Scots have been sold, a spokesperson for Ajax confirmed
Ajax football players had their training interrupted on Friday morning when the police arrested a robber just outside the training pitch, after fishing him out of the dike.
Ajax will be facing off against Scotland's Celtic, Turkey's Fenerbahçe and Norway's Molde FK in the group stage of the Europa League. AZ will come up against Spain's Athletic Bilbao, Germany's FC Augsburg and Serbia's Partizan Belgrado.
In the draw for the Europa League play-offs Ajax drew Czech football club Jablonec. AZ will be facing off against football club Atra from Romania
To add insult to injury after Ajax' loss against Rapid Vienna, UEFA has fined the club 48 thousand euros for the disturbances caused by Ajax fans in Vienna last week.
The police arrested 19 people in the Amsterdam Red Light District on Monday night after two fights between Ajax and Rapid Wien supporters.
The Austrian police arrested 10 Ajax fans at the match between Rapid Wien and Ajax in the qualifying round of the Champions league in Vienna on Wednesday.
Ajax has been named the most fiscally stable football club in Europe for the second year in a row
Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher called for an end to the derogatory use of the word “Jew” with regard to fans of Amsterdam football club Ajax. Many of the team’s fans often refer to themselves as “The Jews,” even though the club has no historical association with Jewish organizations or Jewish athletes.
Manchester United has confirmed that AFC Ajax is not willing to let their goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen go, according to the Telegraaf. "He is not for sale. No, not even for 25 million euros," the director of football affairs at Ajax, Marc Overmars told the Telegraaf when asked about Cillessen's transfer rumours.
The Amsterdam Arena may get a name change in the coming years, says stadium boss Henk Markerink. He thinks a sponsorship deal could bring in four million euros, he told broadcaster BNR.
A group of Cambuur fans were banned from watching the Ajax versus Cambuur match in the Amsterdam Arena on Sunday. Mayor Eberhard van der Laan sent a whole bus full of fans back home to Leeuwarden for chanting antisemitic slogans.
The Public Prosecutor is investigating the singing of FC Groningen fans during the celebration ceremony for winning the KNVB Cup in the Stadspark on Wednesday night.
According to Zwolle football coach Ron Jans, King Willem-Alexander is an Ajax fan, while Queen Maxima supports Feyenoord.
Ajax is considering the possibility of making a buy-out offer for a majority stake in the Amsterdam ArenA. The team's managing director, Michael Kinsbergen, drew up a medium-term plan in which the potential purchase is included, reports Voetbal International.
The Advisory Board of Ajax is exploring "several scenarios" concerning the position of General Manager, currently held by Michael Kinsbergen. Kinsbergen is under contract thru June 30.
The police officer who was assaulted by three Ajax youth players, has filed a damage claim, her law firm Schut/Oostig from Assen announced on Thursday, RTL reports.
The Foundation Fighting Antisemitism has filed charges against FC Utrecht because of the antisemitic chants sung by supporters during the match against Ajax on Sunday. The foundation wants the Public Prosecutor to criminally prosecute the football club, NU reports.
The Ajax management has decided to spread out the season ticket price increase over two seasons, the football club announced on their website yesterday. The season ticket holders involved will also get priority to find a place elsewhere in the stadium.
The prices for many Ajax season tickets will increase significantly next season, AD reports. The increases will range between 25 and 48 percent.
Police arrested three suspects on Wednesday, potentially involved with the riots after the match between Ajax and PSV in Eindhoven on March 1st. The suspects are a 51-year old man from Veldhoven, 28-year old man from Son en Breugel and a 34-year old man from Geldrop.