Season 1940-41

Summary

Season Results
Competition Mat Point Win Drw Loss GF GA F-A Res
First Division West II 18 22 8 6 4 53 31 22 Endranking: 2
Kampioenschap Amsterdam 5 8 3 2 13 7 6 Endranking: 1
DOS Velox Pinkstertoernooi 2 2 13 2 11 Winner
Paastoernooi Ajax Blauw-Wit 2 2 2 4 -2 Lost in Verliezers finale
AROL Cup 1 1 5 -5 Lost in Kwartfinale
Friendly 3 1 2 5 7 -2

Results

Endranking First Division West II
Pos Club Mat Win Drw Loss Point GF GA F-A
1 VSV 18 14 2 2 30 61 27 34
2 Ajax 18 8 6 4 22 53 31 22
3 HFC Haarlem 18 10 2 6 22 42 32 10
4 DOS 18 9 3 6 21 56 48 8
5 VUC 18 7 4 7 18 50 55 -5
6 Blauw-Wit 18 6 5 7 17 34 29 5
7 Xerxes 18 6 3 9 15 42 50 -8
8 HBS 18 5 4 9 14 43 50 -7
9 RFC 18 5 4 9 14 32 46 -14
10 CVV 18 2 3 13 7 22 67 -45
Endranking Kampioenschap Amsterdam
Pos Club Mat Win Drw Loss Point GF GA F-A
1 Ajax 4 3 2 8 13 7 6
2 Zeeburgia 4 3 2 8 11 7 4
3 Blauw-Wit 5 3 1 1 7 11 7 4
4 DWS 5 1 1 3 3 12 14 -2
5 AFC 4 1 3 2 5 9 -4
6 De Volewijckers 4 4 5 13 -8

Matches

Match Details
Date Competition Round Match Sum. Video Full Video Match Report
8/25/1940 AROL Cup Quarter Final Ajax - HBS 0 - 5
8/28/1940 Friendly - RKAB - Ajax 0 - 3 (0 - 3)
9/22/1940 First Division West II 1 Ajax - CVV 5 - 1 (3 - 1)
9/29/1940 First Division West II 2 DOS - Ajax 1 - 5 (0 - 4)
10/6/1940 First Division West II 3 Ajax - RFC 6 - 2 (4 - 0)
10/13/1940 First Division West II 4 VSV - Ajax 2 - 0 (1 - 0)
10/20/1940 First Division West II 5 Xerxes - Ajax 3 - 1 (1 - 1)
10/27/1940 First Division West II 6 Ajax - VUC 5 - 1 (2 - 1)
11/3/1940 First Division West II 7 Blauw-Wit - Ajax 0 - 0 (0 - 0)
11/10/1940 First Division West II 8 Ajax - HFC Haarlem 1 - 4 (1 - 1)
11/17/1940 First Division West II 9 HBS - Ajax 3 - 3 (1 - 1)
11/24/1940 First Division West II 10 CVV - Ajax 2 - 4 (0 - 3)
12/1/1940 First Division West II 11 Ajax - DOS 1 - 2 (1 - 0)
1/26/1941 First Division West II 12 RFC - Ajax 0 - 0 (0 - 0)
2/16/1941 First Division West II 13 Ajax - VSV 0 - 0 (0 - 0)
2/23/1941 First Division West II 14 Ajax - Xerxes 9 - 1 (3 - 1)
3/16/1941 First Division West II 15 VUC - Ajax 6 - 6 (6 - 0)
3/23/1941 First Division West II 16 Ajax - Blauw-Wit 2 - 1 (1 - 1)
3/30/1941 First Division West II 17 HFC Haarlem - Ajax 1 - 1 (0 - 0)
4/6/1941 First Division West II 18 Ajax - HBS 4 - 1 (2 - 0)
4/13/1941 Paastoernooi Ajax Blauw-Wit Semi Final Ajax - NEC 2 - 2
(penalties: 0 - 3)
4/14/1941 Paastoernooi Ajax Blauw-Wit Runners Up Final Ajax - Blauw-Wit 0 - 2 (0 - 2)
4/27/1941 Friendly - NEC - Ajax 4 - 1 (1 - 0)
6/1/1941 DOS Velox Pinkstertoernooi Semi Final Ajax - Velox 9 - 2 (4 - 0)
6/2/1941 DOS Velox Pinkstertoernooi Final Ajax - DHC 4 - 0 (1 - 0)
6/12/1941 Kampioenschap Amsterdam - Ajax - DWS 3 - 3 (3 - 0)
6/15/1941 Friendly - Ajax - Zwaluwen 1 - 3 (0 - 1)
6/19/1941 Kampioenschap Amsterdam - Ajax - Blauw-Wit 2 - 0 (0 - 0)
6/24/1941 Kampioenschap Amsterdam - Ajax - AFC 4 - 1 (2 - 1)
7/2/1941 Kampioenschap Amsterdam - Ajax - De Volewijckers 2 - 1 (1 - 1)
7/15/1941 Kampioenschap Amsterdam - Ajax - Zeeburgia 2 - 2

Selection

All players who have played for Ajax 1 this season
Player Team Matches Goals Yellow Red Assists Minutes Own Goals Remark
Chris Ackerman A 8 5 699
Dick Been A 7 630
Rinus Bijl A 13 11 1 1170
Henk Blomvliet A 7 630
Theo Brokmann Jr. A 9 4 787
Gerrit Fischer A 18 12 5 1599
Jan Gerritsen Unknown 1 90
Dick Groenewoud A 15 2 1 1281
Ben Heijn Unknown 2 111
Jaap Hordijk A 8 2 720
Cor ter Horst Unknown 1 90
Gerrit Keizer A 14 1 1239
Klaassen Unknown 1 90
Piet Leemhuis A 15 1283
Ko Loois A 13 1 1 1170
Paul den Ottelander Unknown 2 1 1 180
Jan Potharst A 11 990
Jan Schubert A 18 1 1620
Jan Stam II 2 2 1 180
Joop Stoffelen A 18 4 1620
Erwin van Wijngaarden A 14 7 3 1239
Selection of Team A
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Gerrit Keizer Keeper Unknown
Dick Been Defender Unknown
Henk Blomvliet Defender Unknown
Jan Potharst Defender Unknown
Piet Leemhuis Midfielder Unknown
Ko Loois Midfielder Unknown
Jan Schubert Midfielder Unknown
Joop Stoffelen Midfielder Unknown
Chris Ackerman Forward Unknown
Rinus Bijl Forward Unknown
Theo Brokmann Jr. Forward Unknown
Gerrit Fischer Forward Unknown
Dick Groenewoud Forward Unknown
Piet van Reenen Forward Unknown
Erwin van Wijngaarden Forward Unknown
Jaap Hordijk Unknown Unknown
Selection of Team II
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Steenhagen Keeper Unknown
Steef Klein Midfielder Unknown
Tjeerd Aukema Forward Unknown
De Haan Forward Unknown
Harry Pelser Forward Unknown
Jan Stam Forward Unknown
Cor Bleeker Unknown Unknown
Selection of Team Unknown
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Klaassen Defender Unknown
Henny Meyer Midfielder Unknown
Stroomberg Midfielder Unknown
Jany van der Veen Midfielder Unknown
Guus Dräger Forward Unknown
Jan Gerritsen Forward Unknown
Ben Heijn Forward Unknown
Cor ter Horst Forward Unknown
Karel ter Horst Forward Unknown
Joop Korndörffer Forward Unknown
Van Leuveren Forward Unknown
Paul den Ottelander Forward Unknown
Selection of Team Youth
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Rinus Michels Forward No Contract
Selection of Team Youth A
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Gé van Dijk Forward No Contract
Others active at Ajax
Player Role Contract Type Contract From Contract To Remark
Jan Distelbrink Head coach Contract 08/16/1940
Vilmos Halpern Head coach Contract 08/16/1940 05/15/1941
Wim Volkers Head coach Contract 05/16/1941
Arie de Wit Sr. Youth coach Contract 05/16/1941
Marius Koolhaas President No Contract
Willem Egeman Vice president No Contract
Jan Elzenga Secretary No Contract
Jan Schubert 2nd Secretary No Contract
Wim Volkers Treasurer No Contract
Roef Vunderink 2nd Treasurer No Contract
Jan de Boer Commissioner No Contract
Theo Brokmann Sr. Commissioner No Contract
Arie de Wit Sr. Commissioner No Contract
Wim Anderiesen Sr. Squad Committee No Contract
Theo Brokmann Sr. Squad Committee No Contract
Frans Couton Squad Committee No Contract

Transfers

Players who left/will leave
Player Next Club Type Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Louis Fraenkel HBS Transfer 08/24/1940 08/24/1940 24 augustus werd bekend dat hij overschrijving had aangevraagd, onbekend wanneer de overschrijving plaats vond. Waarschijnlijk zeer snel, want in November speelt Fraenkel al bij HBS mee tegen Ajax.
Henk van der Linden Be Quick Transfer 10/11/1940 10/11/1940 11 oktober werd bekend dat Henk van der Linden, die naar Groningen was verhuisd, overschrijving naar Be Quick had aangevraagd, onbekend wanneer de overschrijving plaatsvond.
Players who came/will come
Player Previous Club Type Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Rinus Michels Unknown Unknown 07/01/1940

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
Chris Ackerman 8 5 8 5 1 9 5
Tjeerd Aukema 1 1
Dick Been 7 7 5 12
Rinus Bijl 13 11 13 11 5 5 18 16
Cor Bleeker 1 1
Henk Blomvliet 7 7 11 18
Theo Brokmann Jr. 9 4 9 4 8 3 17 7
Jan Distelbrink 1 1
Guus Dräger 3 1 3 1
Gerrit Fischer 18 12 18 12 10 11 28 23
Jan Gerritsen 1 1 2 3
Dick Groenewoud 15 2 15 2 3 18 2
Ben Heijn 2 2 2
Jaap Hordijk 8 2 8 2 1 9 2
Cor ter Horst 1 1 1
Gerrit Keizer 14 14 11 25
Klaassen 1 1 1
Steef Klein 1 1
Joop Korndörffer 5 3 5 3
Piet Leemhuis 15 15 4 19
Van Leuveren 1 1
Ko Loois 13 1 13 1 9 22 1
Henny Meyer 3 3
Paul den Ottelander 2 1 2 1 2 1
Jan Potharst 11 11 7 18
Piet van Reenen 3 3 3 3
Jan Schubert 18 1 18 1 8 26 1
Jan Stam 2 2 2 2 2 2
Joop Stoffelen 18 4 18 4 11 29 4
Stroomberg 1 1
Piet Weppner 4 4 1 5
Erwin van Wijngaarden 14 7 14 7 11 5 25 12
Total 201 52 201 52 128 31 329 83

Videos and Photos

News

Dutch Competition

In the First Division West II VSV was by far the best. Ajax had a reasonable season, had to fit in several new players, and ended together with HFC Haarlem 8 points behind the new division champion VSV. In the games between HFC Haarlem and Ajax, HFC Haarlem was better, but Ajax became second on basis of a better goaldifference. In the champions competition VSV didn't have a chance and Heracles became the new domestic champion.

Beker

There was no Dutch Cup competition during this season.

Lineup

There were still a few new players fitted into the team, but Ajax mostly played with the same basis: Gerrit Keizer (goalkeeper), Jan Potharst and Jan Schubert (defense), Ko Loois, Joop Stoffelen and Piet Leemhuis (midfield and stopper spil), Gerrit Fischer, Theo Brokmann Jr., Rinus Bijl, Dick Groenewoud, and Erwin van Wijngaarden (attack). Jan Schubert was captain. Chris Ackerman (right central attack, 8), Dick Been (leftback, 7), Henk Blomvliet (rightback, 7), Jaap Hordijk (right midfield, 8) were also regularly used. The following players also played official matches: Ben Heijn (2), Paul den Ottelander (2), Jan Stam (2), Jan Gerritsen (1), Cor ter Horst (1) and Klaassen (1).

Coach

Vilmos Halpern was the new trainer. After the regular season was ended it became clear the contract was not extended and Wim Volkers (1ste and 2nd team) en Arie de Wit Sr. (youth) took over.

Gerrit Keizer

Gerrit Keizer was sent off during the match against HBS because of comments he made to the referee. In January he received a suspension for 4 matches.

Penalty Series

The penalty series were very diffetent compared to what we are used to now. For the Eastern tournament of Ajax and Blauw-Wit there were also some matches decided on penalties. What happened was that both teams assigned one player that would take 3 penalties. First the player from one team took all three penalties and then the player from the other team. Just like now the procedure was stopped as soon as a decision was made. This way it could happen a penalty series ended with a score of 3-0. In case a first series of three penalties that not point out the winner, a next series of three penalties was taken.

Guus Dräger

Guus Dräger officially transferred to Ajax only at the start of season 1941-42, but already played a few friendly matches for Ajax at the end of season 1940-41.