Largest Difference Between First and Second Half

List of all matches with a large difference between the first and second half. To qualify for this list the difference should be atleast 6 goals. As an example, a 3-2 win after a 0-2 halfway score is 5 goals difference.

The largest difference by far is a competition match of the 1940-41 season. In an away game against VUC Ajax was look at a 6-0 score at halftime, but in the second half was able to get to a 6-6 draw, a 12 goal difference between first and second half.

To some extend the choice to take measurement at halftime is arbitrary. A historical match in which Ajax took a large lead but still lost does not appear in the list because of that choice. In the champions competition of season 1949-50 in the away match against SC Heerenveen (with Abe Lenstra) Ajax was able to take a 1-5 lead after 1-3 halftime score, only to see Heerenveen score 5 goals and win the game. The difference between the first and second half is only 5 goals (from an Ajax point of view +2 goal difference in the first half and -3 in the second half)

Date Competition Match
3/16/1941 First Division West II VUC - Ajax 6 - 6 (6 - 0)
11/18/2017 Eredivisie NAC Breda - Ajax 0 - 5 (0 - 8)
10/22/1911 First Division West Ajax - Quick 2 - 6 (0 - 6)
6/1/1930 Champions Competition Ajax - Willem II 7 - 2 (1 - 2)
6/9/1946 First Division West I ADO - Ajax 3 - 8 (2 - 1)
1/30/1966 Eredivisie Ajax - Elinkwijk 7 - 0 (0 - 0)
9/30/1906 Second Division West C Velocitas (2) - Ajax 3 - 5 (3 - 1)
2/27/1927 First Division West I Ajax - DFC 8 - 2 (6 - 0)
10/20/1929 First Division West I Ajax - RC Haarlem 5 - 1 (5 - 0)
6/23/1935 Champions Competition Ajax - Velocitas 1897 4 - 2 (0 - 2)
2/7/1937 First Division West I Ajax - Xerxes 2 - 4 (2 - 0)
11/15/1953 First Division A Be Quick - Ajax 1 - 5 (1 - 0)
12/18/1955 Hoofdklasse A Excelsior - Ajax 4 - 6 (0 - 4)
11/11/1956 Eredivisie Feijenoord - Ajax 7 - 3 (5 - 0)
5/19/1957 Eredivisie BVC Amsterdam - Ajax 1 - 5 (1 - 0)
5/26/1960 Eredivisie (Playoff) Ajax - Feijenoord 5 - 1 (0 - 1)
4/1/1961 Eredivisie Rapid JC - Ajax 1 - 5 (0 - 5)
1/28/1962 Eredivisie Ajax - DWS/A 8 - 0 (1 - 0)
5/22/1966 Eredivisie Elinkwijk - Ajax 3 - 3 (0 - 3)
12/26/1966 Eredivisie Ajax - Elinkwijk 8 - 0 (1 - 0)
8/26/1972 Eredivisie Ajax - Go Ahead Eagles 6 - 0 (0 - 0)
1/15/1978 Eredivisie Ajax - Utrecht 6 - 0 (0 - 0)
8/27/1980 Eredivisie Ajax - Roda JC 4 - 2 (0 - 2)
9/24/1983 Eredivisie HFC Haarlem - Ajax 3 - 3 (0 - 3)
11/19/1997 Dutch Cup Ajax - MVV 6 - 0 (0 - 0)
12/24/2006 Eredivisie Vitesse - Ajax 4 - 2 (0 - 2)
9/28/2013 Eredivisie Ajax - Go Ahead Eagles 6 - 0 (0 - 0)