On Wednesday Ajax celebrates that it was founded 120 years ago!
On its official channels, Ajax has released a statement regarding the birthday but also regarding the Coronavirus:
‘Today we turn 120 years old. We look back with amazement. Amazement about what we’ve achieved. From the golden years to all the blood, sweat and tears. These memories are what makes us Ajax, memories that we share with all of you. You were there when we hoped for more, and you’ll be there for star number four.
Until then please take good care, and help others do the same. There’s more to life than our beautiful game.’
On the 18th of March 1900, three friends founded Football Club Ajax, later renamed to Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax or Ajax for short. In the 120 years that followed Ajax became the biggest club of the Netherlands and historically one of the biggest in the world. The trophy cabinet is filled to the brim with 34 national championships, 19 national cups, 9 national super cups, 4 times the Champions League / European Cup, once the UEFA Cup Winner Cup, once the UEFA Cup, twice the UEFA Super Cup, and last but not least twice the Worldcup for club teams.