Huntelaar: 150 goals for Ajax and on the hunt for more

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Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored his 8th and 9th goal of the season versus FC Twente last Sunday. Especially that 9th goal is special because that brings his total tally for goals scored in the Ajax jersey to 150! Ajax made a small analysis of his goals.


Logically Huntelaar made the most of his goals for Ajax in the Eredivisie, 113 in total. He scored the least often in the main tournament of the Champions League, only one goal versus Inter in 2006. He did however scored 7 goals in the qualifiers of the CL. Of which 4 last season and one this season.

Distribution of goals:

Eredivisie 113 x
Eredivisie play-offs 4 x
Champions League 1 x
Champions League qualifiers 7 x
KNVB Cup 14 x
UEFA Cup 11 x

Feyenoord the favourite opponent

As befits a real Ajacied Huntelaar scored his most goals versus Feyenoord, 10 in total. Only Sjaak Swart (18 x), Piet van Reenen (12 x) and Jari Litmanen (12 x) scored more for Ajax in de Klassieker. The striker likes to play against Rotterdam clubs anyway because Excelsior is on 2 in the list of his favourite opponents and Sparta on a shared 3rd place.

Favourite opponents:

Feyenoord 11 x
Excelsior 9 x
Sparta 8 x
sc Heerenveen 8 x
FC Groningen 8 x
Heracles Almelo 8 x

The Johan Cruijff ArenA feels like home

Of course, the Johan Cruijff ArenA is the stadium where Hunter struck the most for Ajax. He’s scored 74 goals so far in the home-stadium of Ajax. And given his high production against Feyenoord, it’s not surprising that De Kuip is in second place. Thanks to his 2 goals on Sunday, De Grolsch Veste of FC Twente has become his 3rd favourite stadium.

Favourite Stadium:

Johan Cruijff ArenA 74 x
De Kuip 11 x
De Grolsch Veste 5 x

Most goals for ten Cate, but ten Hag is closing in

Since his return to Ajax in the 17-18 season, Huntelaar has made 45 goals. A fantastic number, especially for someone who is not always assured of a starting place. He was most productive in his first period in Amsterdam. In 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 he even made 36 goals per season. Under coach Henk ten Cate, KJH was the most accurate: 47 goals. But we’re not surprised if Erik ten Hag will be able to top this statistic. Under the current Ajax coach, Huntelaar is already on 39 goals: 8 more to go!

Most goals for:

Henk ten Cate 47 x
Erik ten Hag 39 x
Adrie Koster 25 x
Danny Blind 24 x
Marco van Basten 9 x
Marcel Keizer 6 x

Winter is coming

Klaas Jan Huntelaar also has a favourite month. And the good news: this one is yet to come! In February he is best on track for Ajax: he scored 22 times in the winter month.

Most productive months:

Febuari 22 x
April 21 x
September 20 x
March 18 x
August 17 x
December 15 x
October 14 x
November 9 x
May 8 x
January 6 x

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