Season 1937-38

Summary

Season Results
Competition Mat Point Win Drw Loss GF GA F-A Res
Dutch Cup 3 2 1 10 4 6 Lost in round 3
First Division West I 18 27 12 3 3 62 20 42 Endranking: 2
Paastoernooi Ajax Blauw-Wit 2 2 6 1 5 Winner
Friendly 16 9 3 4 57 38 19

Results

Endranking First Division West I
Pos Club Mat Win Drw Loss Point GF GA F-A
1 DWS 18 13 2 3 28 44 23 21
2 Ajax 18 12 3 3 27 62 20 42
3 KFC 18 7 4 7 18 31 29 2
4 RFC 18 9 9 18 48 48
5 ADO 18 7 4 7 18 32 37 -5
6 VSV 18 7 3 8 17 56 56
7 VUC 18 6 4 8 16 45 39 6
8 DFC 18 6 4 8 16 25 45 -20
9 Sparta 18 4 4 10 12 24 32 -8
10 Excelsior 18 3 4 11 10 17 55 -38

Matches

Match Details
Date Competition Round Match Sum. Video Full Video Match Report
8/22/1937 Friendly - Ajax - Willem II 2 - 1 (1 - 0)
8/29/1937 Friendly - Juliana - Ajax 5 - 4 (3 - 2)
9/5/1937 Friendly - Ajax - HVV 1 - 2
9/12/1937 Friendly - NAC - Ajax 4 - 4 (3 - 2)
9/19/1937 First Division West I 1 Ajax - DFC 5 - 0 (1 - 0)
9/26/1937 First Division West I 2 VUC - Ajax 1 - 0 (0 - 0)
10/3/1937 First Division West I 3 Ajax - Sparta 6 - 3 (3 - 0)
10/10/1937 First Division West I 4 KFC - Ajax 0 - 0 (0 - 0)
10/17/1937 First Division West I 5 Ajax - ADO 2 - 1 (2 - 0)
10/24/1937 First Division West I 6 Excelsior - Ajax 0 - 3 (0 - 1)
11/7/1937 First Division West I 7 Ajax - VSV 7 - 1 (1 - 0)
11/14/1937 First Division West I 8 Ajax - DWS 2 - 2 (1 - 0)
11/21/1937 First Division West I 9 RFC - Ajax 2 - 1 (1 - 1)
12/12/1937 Friendly - Ajax - Achilles 9 - 3 (5 - 1)
12/19/1937 First Division West I 10 DFC - Ajax 0 - 0 (0 - 0)
12/26/1937 Friendly - Ajax - Blauw-Wit 4 - 1
1/1/1938 Friendly - Ajax - Budafok 7 - 5 (3 - 3)
1/9/1938 First Division West I 12 Sparta - Ajax 1 - 4 (1 - 0)
1/16/1938 First Division West I 13 Ajax - KFC 5 - 1 (3 - 1)
1/23/1938 First Division West I 14 ADO - Ajax 0 - 5 (0 - 1)
1/30/1938 Friendly - Go Ahead - Ajax 2 - 6
2/6/1938 First Division West I 15 Ajax - Excelsior 9 - 0 (5 - 0)
2/13/1938 First Division West I 16 VSV - Ajax 3 - 1 (1 - 0)
2/20/1938 First Division West I 11 Ajax - VUC 4 - 3 (3 - 2)
3/6/1938 First Division West I 18 Ajax - RFC 5 - 1 (3 - 0)
3/13/1938 First Division West I 17 DWS - Ajax 1 - 3 (1 - 1)
3/20/1938 Friendly - Ajax - Be Quick 1 - 1 (0 - 1)
3/27/1938 Dutch Cup 1 KVV - Ajax 0 - 7
4/10/1938 Dutch Cup 2 ZFC - Ajax 1 - 1
4/17/1938 Paastoernooi Ajax Blauw-Wit Semi Final Ajax - Moor Green FC 3 - 1
4/18/1938 Paastoernooi Ajax Blauw-Wit Final Ajax - SK Admira Vienna 3 - 0
4/24/1938 Friendly - De Spartaan - Ajax 2 - 3
5/1/1938 Dutch Cup 3 Ajax - HRC 2 - 3 (1 - 0)
5/8/1938 Friendly - MVV - Ajax 0 - 2 (0 - 0)
6/17/1938 Friendly - Armijas Sporta Kluba - Ajax 0 - 5
6/19/1938 Friendly - Latvia Team - Ajax 3 - 2 (2 - 0)
6/22/1938 Friendly - Kaunas Team - Ajax 2 - 2 (1 - 1)
6/23/1938 Friendly - Memel Team - Ajax 4 - 1 (3 - 0)
7/2/1938 Friendly - Ajax - DOS 4 - 3 (2 - 0)

Selection

All players who have played for Ajax 1 this season
Player Team Matches Goals Yellow Red Assists Minutes Own Goals Remark
Wim Anderiesen Sr. A 19 1710
Tjeerd Aukema A 10 8 900
Dick Been A 18 1620
Rinus Bijl A 18 11 2 1620
Henk Blomvliet A 18 10 7 1551
Jan van Diepenbeek A 18 2 1620
Gerrit Fischer Unknown 5 3 1 316
Jan Gerritsen A 6 2 540
Gerrit Gischler Unknown 1 90
Bob ten Have Unknown 2 1 157
Karel ter Horst Unknown 4 360
Jan de Jong Unknown 1 67
Gerrit Keizer A 20 1800
Ko Loois A 19 1 1710
Piet van Reenen A 15 17 2 1350
Jan Schubert A 19 1 1689
Jan Stam A 4 1 1 360
Joop Steunenberg Unknown 2 180
Piet Weppner II 1 90
Erwin van Wijngaarden A 19 11 6 1710
Selection of Team A
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Gerrit Keizer Keeper Unknown
Wim Anderiesen Sr. Defender Unknown
Dick Been Defender Unknown
Henk Blomvliet Defender Unknown
Jan van Diepenbeek Defender Unknown
Ko Loois Midfielder Unknown
Jan Schubert Midfielder Unknown
Tjeerd Aukema Forward Unknown
Rinus Bijl Forward Unknown
Jan Gerritsen Forward Unknown
Piet van Reenen Forward Unknown
Jan Stam Forward Unknown
Erwin van Wijngaarden Forward Unknown
Selection of Team II
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Piet Weppner Keeper Unknown
Selection of Team Unknown
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Koppen Defender Unknown
Jan de Jong Midfielder Unknown
Gerrit Fischer Forward Unknown
Gerrit Gischler Forward Unknown
Bob ten Have Forward Unknown
Karel ter Horst Forward Unknown
Joop Steunenberg Unknown Unknown
Selection of Team Youth A
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Jan Potharst Defender No Contract
Others active at Ajax
Player Role Contract Type Contract From Contract To Remark
Jack Reynolds Head coach Contract
Marius Koolhaas President No Contract
Willem Egeman Vice president No Contract
Jan Elzenga Secretary No Contract
Gerard de Jongh 2nd Secretary No Contract
Jan Oudheusden Treasurer No Contract
Roef Vunderink 2nd Treasurer No Contract
Jan de Boer Commissioner No Contract
Theo Brokmann Sr. Commissioner No Contract
Daan Roodenburgh Commissioner No Contract

Transfers

Players who came/will come
Player Previous Club Type Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Karel ter Horst AFC Transfer 07/01/1937
Youthplayers who joined the Ajax academy
Player Previous Club Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Ad Waldeck Start 07/01/1937

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
Wim Anderiesen Sr. 18 1 19 6 25
Tjeerd Aukema 8 7 2 1 10 8 3 13 8
Dick Been 17 1 18 8 26
Rinus Bijl 18 11 18 11 6 2 24 13
Henk Blomvliet 16 9 2 1 18 10 6 3 24 13
Jan van Diepenbeek 18 2 18 2 8 2 26 4
Gerrit Fischer 4 3 1 5 3 2 2 7 5
Jan Gerritsen 5 2 1 6 2 5 2 11 4
Gerrit Gischler 1 1 1 2
Bob ten Have 2 2 2
Karel ter Horst 4 4 4
Jan de Jong 1 1 1
Gerrit Keizer 18 2 20 7 27
Koppen 1 1
Ko Loois 18 1 19 7 26
Piet van Reenen 14 16 1 1 15 17 7 7 22 24
Jan Schubert 18 1 19 7 26
Jan Stam 4 1 4 1 4 8 1
Joop Steunenberg 2 2 2
Piet Weppner 1 1 1
Erwin van Wijngaarden 18 11 1 19 11 6 1 25 12
Total 201 62 18 3 219 65 84 19 303 84

Videos and Photos

News

Dutch Competition

In the First Division West I competition Ajax started reasonable, but had a weaker period halfway the competition. Not withstanding a good series of matches, DWS stayed out of reach and the last competition game against DWS, which was won by Ajax, was no longer relevant for the outcome of the competition. Ajax became second one point behind new division champion DWS. DWS subsequently became third in the champions competition behind the new domestic champion Feyenoord.

Beker

Ajax participated in the Dutch Cup that was played from March onwards. In the first round Ajax beat KVV, in the second round Ajax continued as away playing team after a draw against ZFC, in the third HRC was too strong.

Lineup

Ajax played a large part of the season with the same basis, especially in defense and on midfield there were almost no changes: Gerrit Keizer (goalkeeper), Jan van Diepenbeek and Dick Been (defense), Ko Loois, Wim Anderiesen Sr. and Jan Schubert (midfield and stopper spil), Henk Blomvliet, Rinus Bijl, Piet van Reenen, Tjeerd Aukema, and Erwin van Wijngaarden (attack). Wim Anderiesen Sr. was captain. Jan Gerritsen (6), Jan Stam (4), Gerrit Fischer (4) en Kratel ter Horst (4) were also used in attack, and with Bijl, Aukema and Blomvliet performing well as central attacking trio, Piet van Reenen was not always sure of his position in central attack. The following players also played official matches: Gerrit Gischler (1), Bob ten Have (1), Jan de Jong (1), Joop Steunenberg (1), and Piet Weppner (1). There is little known about who played during the three Dutch cup matches.

Coach

Jack Reynolds was the trainer.

Inconsistency in Goalscorers

In a newspaper report after 16 of the 18 rounds a list of goalscorers was published. According to this list Bijl (10) and Van Wijngaarden (9) had scores one goal less than according to our statistics and Aukema (7) and Schubert (1) one goal more.

World War II

In the previous seasons more and more articles appeared in newspapers that indicating on the rising tension in Europe. This season an article appeared that Ajax rented out the stadium for an event of a youth branch of the NSB. Ajax and Blauw-Wit were also confronted with a German official during their yearly eastern tournament who travelled with the Austrian Admira and demanded shortly for the first match that the Germany Nazi Flag was raised. Ajax and Blauw-Wit first refused, but later conceded as the tournament would have been a failure without Admira.

Latvia and Lithiania Trip

At the end of the season in June Ajax made a trip to Latvia and Lithuania to play several friendly matches.