Season 1911-12

Summary

Season Results
Competition Mat Point Win Drw Loss GF GA F-A Res
Dutch Cup 1 1 7 -7 Lost in round 3
First Division West 18 15 4 7 7 25 33 -8 Endranking: 8
Zilveren Voetbal 1 1 1 3 -2 Lost in Kwartfinale
Meuwsen Beker 2 1 1 7 2 5 3rd place
Friendly 8 4 4 21 20 1

Results

Endranking First Division West
Pos Club Mat Win Drw Loss Point GF GA F-A
1 Sparta 18 10 3 5 23 42 22 20
2 DFC 18 10 3 5 23 40 28 12
3 Quick 18 9 3 6 21 30 22 8
4 HFC 18 10 8 20 49 35 14
5 HVV 18 9 1 8 19 39 37 2
6 VOC 18 7 3 8 17 30 29 1
7 HFC Haarlem 18 7 2 9 16 39 46 -7
8 Ajax 18 4 7 7 15 25 33 -8
9 Velocitas 18 4 7 7 15 20 41 -21
10 HBS 18 4 3 11 11 21 42 -21

Matches

Match Details
Date Competition Round Match Sum. Video Full Video Match Report
8/27/1911 Friendly - DEC - Ajax 1 - 0 (0 - 0)
9/3/1911 Zilveren Voetbal Quarter Final Ajax - HFC Haarlem 1 - 3 (1 - 2)
9/17/1911 Dutch Cup 3 Achilles - Ajax 7 - 0
9/24/1911 First Division West 1 HFC - Ajax 4 - 2 (2 - 0)
10/8/1911 First Division West 3 HBS - Ajax 2 - 0 (0 - 0)
10/15/1911 First Division West 4 Ajax - VOC 0 - 2 (0 - 0)
10/22/1911 First Division West 5 Ajax - Quick 2 - 6 (0 - 6)
10/29/1911 Friendly - Ajax - Go Ahead 4 - 1 (1 - 1)
11/5/1911 First Division West 7 Ajax - HFC Haarlem 1 - 3 (0 - 1)
12/3/1911 First Division West 11 Velocitas - Ajax 0 - 1 (0 - 1)
12/10/1911 First Division West 15 Ajax - DFC 3 - 3 (2 - 2)
12/17/1911 First Division West 13 VOC - Ajax 2 - 2 (2 - 0)
12/24/1911 Friendly - Ajax - Zwaluwen 2 - 6
12/25/1911 Friendly - Ajax - ZAC 7 - 2 (3 - 2)
1/7/1912 First Division West 14 Quick - Ajax 0 - 2 (0 - 1)
1/14/1912 First Division West 6 DFC - Ajax 0 - 0 (0 - 0)
1/28/1912 First Division West 17 Ajax - Sparta 0 - 0 (0 - 0)
2/11/1912 First Division West 12 Ajax - HBS 2 - 1
2/18/1912 First Division West 9 Ajax - HVV 1 - 2 (1 - 1)
3/24/1912 Friendly - Ajax - 't Zesde 2 - 1 (0 - 0)
3/31/1912 First Division West 18 HVV - Ajax 3 - 1 (3 - 0)
4/5/1912 Friendly - Ajax - GVC 5 - 2 (4 - 1)
4/7/1912 Meuwsen Beker Semi Final Ajax - GVC 1 - 2 (0 - 0)
4/8/1912 Meuwsen Beker Runners Up Final Ajax - FC Lloyd 6 - 0 (4 - 0)
4/21/1912 First Division West 10 Ajax - HFC 3 - 0 (1 - 0)
5/5/1912 First Division West 2 Ajax - Velocitas 1 - 1 (1 - 0)
5/12/1912 First Division West 16 HFC Haarlem - Ajax 3 - 3 (1 - 1)
5/16/1912 First Division West 8 Sparta - Ajax 1 - 1 (0 - 0)
5/26/1912 Friendly - MTK Budapest - Ajax 5 - 1 (2 - 1)
5/27/1912 Friendly - Wiener Sportklub - Ajax 2 - 0

Selection

All players who have played for Ajax 1 this season
Player Team Matches Goals Yellow Red Assists Minutes Own Goals Remark
Henk Alofs A 18 1620
Wim Beuker Unknown 2 180
Piet van den Broecke A 15 7 1 1350
Anton Buijen Unknown 1 90
Gé Fortgens A 17 1530
Jan Grootmeijer A 14 1 1 1260
Chris Holst Unknown 2 180
Chris Kammeijer Unknown 5 1 450
Ton Kooij Unknown 16 1 1440
Karel van der Lee A 18 1620
Adriaan Pelser Unknown 8 720
Joop Pelser A 7 1 630
Jan Schindeler Unknown 1 90
Frans Schoevaart A 17 1530
Jan Schoevaart A 14 1260
Henk Schutte Unknown 4 360
Louis Seijlhouwer A 18 9 1 1620
Van Stiften A 2 1 180
Frits Terwee A 8 2 1 720
Gerard Ziegeler A 14 1260
Selection of Team A
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Gerard Ziegeler Keeper Unknown
Gé Fortgens Defender Unknown
Karel van der Lee Defender Unknown
Frans Schoevaart Defender Unknown
Jan Schoevaart Defender Unknown
Joop Pelser Midfielder Unknown
Frits Terwee Midfielder Unknown
Henk Alofs Forward Unknown
Piet van den Broecke Forward Unknown
Jan Grootmeijer Forward Unknown
Louis Seijlhouwer Forward Unknown
Van Stiften Forward Unknown
Selection of Team II
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
André Vervoorn Forward Unknown 11/02/1911
Selection of Team III
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Gé Bosch Unknown Unknown
Selection of Team V
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Heere Schappert Keeper Unknown
Selection of Team Unknown
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Jan Schindeler Keeper Unknown
Henk Schutte Keeper Unknown
Chris Holst Defender Unknown
Koopman Defender Unknown Speler van VVA die een vriendschappelijke wedstrijd met Ajax meespeelt.
Fons Pelser Defender Unknown
Wim Beuker Midfielder Unknown
Jan Goosen Midfielder Unknown
Ton Kooij Midfielder Unknown
Adriaan Pelser Midfielder Unknown
Anton Buijen Forward Unknown
Chris Kammeijer Forward Unknown
John Kirwan Forward Unknown
Mauritz Unknown Unknown
J.D. van Oenen Unknown Unknown
Others active at Ajax
Player Role Contract Type Contract From Contract To Remark
John Kirwan Head coach Contract
Han Dade President No Contract

Transfers

Players who left/will leave
Player Next Club Type Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Jan Schindeler Blauw-Wit Transfer 10/23/1911
Players who came/will come
Player Previous Club Type Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Anton Buijen Unknown Unknown 07/01/1911
Jan Schindeler Amstel Transfer 07/01/1911 Onbekend wanneer hij precies bij Ajax kwam, hij speelde slechts 1 wedstrijd voor Ajax.
Abel Velzing AVV Transfer 10/01/1911
Hendrik Velzing AVV Transfer 10/01/1911
Jo Börnemann Unknown Transfer 10/02/1911
Youthplayers who joined the Ajax academy
Player Previous Club Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Jan de Boer Unknown 07/01/1911

Statistics

See this overview for an explanation of the categorization of the various competition types.

Seasons matches and goals per competition
Player Comp. Comp. Play Off Dutch Cup Europa Other Off. Off. Mat. Friendly Total
Mat Goals Mat Goals Mat Goals Mat Goals Mat Goals Mat Goals Mat Goals Mat Goals
Henk Alofs 18 18 6 24
Wim Beuker 2 2 2
Piet van den Broecke 15 7 15 7 7 2 22 9
Anton Buijen 1 1 1
Gé Fortgens 16 1 17 5 1 22 1
Jan Goosen 1 1
Jan Grootmeijer 14 1 14 1 6 20 1
Chris Holst 2 2 2 4
Chris Kammeijer 5 5 3 1 8 1
John Kirwan 3 3
Ton Kooij 16 1 16 1 5 21 1
Koopman 1 1
Karel van der Lee 17 1 18 4 22
Mauritz 1 1
Piet van Os 1 1
Adriaan Pelser 8 8 2 10
Joop Pelser 7 1 7 1 4 11 1
Jan Schindeler 1 1 1
Frans Schoevaart 17 17 4 21
Jan Schoevaart 14 14 4 18
Henk Schutte 3 1 4 2 6
Louis Seijlhouwer 18 9 18 9 8 2 26 11
Van Stiften 2 1 2 1 2 1
Frits Terwee 8 2 8 2 2 10 2
Gerard Ziegeler 14 14 6 20
Total 198 22 0 0 3 201 22 77 6 278 28

Videos and Photos

News

Dutch Competition

Ajax has a hard time preseason and during the first rounds, as newcomer in the first division. Ajax looses 5 games in a row. Afterwards Ajax regularly gets points and is able to finish 8th.

Beker

To make the national cup competition more attractive for the first division teams they will only have to enter during the third round. Ajax participates and the draw links them to Achilles in the third round. Ajax only comes with 3 of their regular players and is beaten with a high margin (7-0).

Lineup

Ajax has about 14 players whom are regularly used. There is not really one fixed basis when everyone is available, and there are also some position changes. Players who played regularly are: Gerard Ziegeler (goal), Karel van der Lee and Frans Schoevaart (in the newspapers he is often referred to with his nickname Swift) (defense) Adriaan Pelser, Jan Schoevaart and Ge Fortgens (midfield and stopper spil), Henk Alofs, Toon Kooi, Piet van den Broecke, Jan Grootmeijer and Louis Seijlhouwer (attack). Note that Adriaan Pelser did not play many matches and because of that Toon Kooi was often placed on the midfield. Frits Terwee (8) and Joop Pelser (7) also play regularly. Chris Kammeijer, Chris Holst, Wim Beuker, Van Stiften and Anton Buijen play few matches. Ajax starts with Henk Schutte in goal, but he makes many mistakes, Jan Schindeler is used once, which also doesnt seem to be a success. After that Gerard Ziegeler is tried out as goalkeeper, and he is the goalkeeper for the remainder of the season. Karel van der Lee is captain.

Coach

John Kirwan is the coach, just like the previous season. He plays a few friendly matches with Ajax as well.

Pelser Brothers

It is difficult to be sure which Pelser played because often they are not mentioned in match reports with their first name. Adriaan Pelser was playing often in season 1910-11 and often was simply referred to as Pelser. In 1910-11 he was once replaced by Pelser Jr, which we assume is Joop Pelser. Pelser Jr is used more often in 1911-12. Also in 1911-12 J. Pelser (again Joop) and M. Pelser are used. This could be referring to Fons Pelser (whose full name is Alphonsus Johannes Maria), because the A (Adriaan) and J (Joop) are not unique. M. Pelser is playing one match together with A Pelser on September 10, 1911. What makes things more complicated is the inconsistency in newspaper reports. There are matches were the same played is referred to as Pelser Jr., J. Pelser and M. Pelser in 3 different newspapers.

Schoevaart Brothers

Just as with the Pelser brothers there are also two Schoevaarts that play for Ajax, Frans and Jan. The problem who is who seems to be resolved by addressing Frans Schoevaart with a nickname, Swift.

Goalkeeper

Ajax has a lot of difficulty preseason and at the start of the competition in the first division. Main causes for the many lost matches is goalkeeper Henk Schuttes poor form and the too individualistic play of the forwards. Henk Schutte is first replaced for one match by Jan Schindeler and subsequently by the very young Gerard Ziegeler (just 17 when he makes his debut during a friendly match against Go Ahead at the end of October. Gerard Ziegeler completes the season.

Intended Rule Changes

In March a few changes in the rules are proposed by the English soccer association. One of them is that goalkeepers are only allowed to use their hands within the penalty area. Up till then it is the complete own half. Another is that off side can only happen when the player is within 18 yards of the backline.

Planning voor 1912-13

At the end of the season Ajax decides to celebrate their 12 1/2 year existence on September 18 1912. Ajax also decides to keep on John Kirwan for another season. John Kirwan not only trained Ajax but also played during a few friendly matches.

Ajax Leaves Pitch During Friendly Match

During a friendly match end May against the Wiener Sportklub the Ajax players leave the pitch 20 minues before the match ends because they feel the opponents plays to aggressively, injuring several of their players, and the refree refuses to take measures. Later the Austrian soccer association announces it will report this to FIFA, because Ajax has been payed to play this match. Also the Dutch soccer association announces it will investigate.

Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting is held end of June. Things are going well, there is a growing number of members, at that moment a total of 600 working member and donating members. There is over 22000 Dutch guilders income over the past season and that is considered a lot. For the celebration of the 12 1/2 year existince 1500 guilders are reserved. The board is elected as follows: 1e president Holst, 2e president Lettinga, 1e secretary Schutte, 2e secretary P. Welsink Jr., 1e treasurer Egeman, 2e treasurer C.B. Reeser,committee members Van den Berg, Besselsen, J.G. Rauch. As representatives for the Amsterdam soccer association annual general meeting J.G. Rauch, Van den Berg, Lettinga, Besselsen are elected. And for the Dutch soccer association J.G. Rauch is elected. It is decided that seats will be arranged for donating members during the matches.

Stadium

After the promotion Ajax has, before the start of the new season, improved the facilities significantly. Both the pitch itself, but also the changing rooms for players and referees are improved. Also a coverend stand and a stand for standing are introduced. The people call this Het Houten Stadion (The Wooden Stadium) and it is one of the best facilities of its time and as such considered for international matches and as neutral ground for club matches.

Reliability Data

Information about lineups and goalscorers this season is incomplete and unreliable. The main source used are newspaper reports and information often differs between different newspapers, sometimes newspapers also explicitly mention it is unknown when a goal is scored, and it is common that it is only mentioned that certain regular players are not playing, not who is playing instead. As much as possible we try to point out the information we are uncertain about.