Season 1947-48

Summary

Season Results
Competition Mat Point Win Drw Loss GF GA F-A Res
First Division West I 20 21 7 7 6 38 31 7 Endranking: 3
Easter Tournament Ajax 2 1 1 8 6 2 Lost in Finale
Friendly 12 5 1 6 33 34 -1

Results

Endranking First Division West I
Pos Club Mat Win Drw Loss Point GF GA F-A
1 HFC Haarlem 20 11 6 3 28 52 25 27
2 Xerxes 20 10 7 3 27 50 30 20
3 Ajax 20 7 7 6 21 38 31 7
4 VSV 20 8 4 8 20 46 47 -1
5 't Gooi 20 7 5 8 19 36 33 3
6 Hermes DVS 20 6 7 7 19 38 39 -1
7 Zeeburgia 20 6 7 7 19 32 35 -3
8 Neptunus 20 7 5 8 19 30 40 -10
9 De Volewijckers 20 7 4 9 18 35 34 1
10 HBS 20 7 4 9 18 32 46 -14
11 RFC 20 4 4 12 12 29 58 -29

Matches

Match Details
Date Competition Round Match Sum. Video Full Video Match Report
8/24/1947 Friendly - Ajax - Windsor and Eton FC 8 - 0 (6 - 0)
8/25/1947 Friendly - AIK Djurgarden Combi - Ajax 1 - 0 (1 - 0)
8/29/1947 Friendly - Adversary - Ajax 6 - 2 (4 - 0)
9/3/1947 Friendly - SK Frigg - Ajax 1 - 3 (0 - 1)
9/15/1947 Friendly - Ajax - PSV 1 - 3
9/28/1947 First Division West I 2 't Gooi - Ajax 1 - 2 (1 - 1)
10/5/1947 First Division West I 3 Ajax - HFC Haarlem 5 - 0 (4 - 0)
10/12/1947 First Division West I 4 De Volewijckers - Ajax 1 - 0 (0 - 0)
10/19/1947 First Division West I 5 Ajax - Xerxes 2 - 2 (1 - 0)
10/26/1947 First Division West I 6 Zeeburgia - Ajax 2 - 2 (1 - 1)
11/2/1947 First Division West I 7 Ajax - HBS 2 - 0 (0 - 0)
11/9/1947 First Division West I 8 VSV - Ajax 2 - 2 (1 - 1)
11/19/1947 Friendly - Ajax - Boldklubben 1893 4 - 3 (2 - 2)
11/23/1947 First Division West I 10 RFC - Ajax 3 - 1 (2 - 0)
11/30/1947 First Division West I 11 Ajax - Neptunus 0 - 1 (0 - 1)
12/7/1947 First Division West I 9 Ajax - Hermes DVS 3 - 1 (1 - 0)
12/21/1947 First Division West I 13 Ajax - 't Gooi 4 - 2 (2 - 1)
12/28/1947 First Division West I 14 HFC Haarlem - Ajax 1 - 1 (1 - 0)
1/4/1948 First Division West I 15 Ajax - De Volewijckers 0 - 0 (0 - 0)
1/18/1948 First Division West I 17 Ajax - Zeeburgia 1 - 1 (0 - 1)
1/25/1948 First Division West I 18 HBS - Ajax 2 - 2 (1 - 0)
2/1/1948 First Division West I 16 Xerxes - Ajax 2 - 1 (1 - 1)
2/8/1948 First Division West I 19 Ajax - VSV 3 - 0 (0 - 0)
2/15/1948 First Division West I 20 Hermes DVS - Ajax 5 - 3 (3 - 1)
2/29/1948 First Division West I 21 Ajax - RFC 3 - 2 (2 - 0)
3/7/1948 First Division West I 22 Neptunus - Ajax 3 - 1 (1 - 1)
3/28/1948 Easter Tournament Ajax Semi Final Racing Club de Paris - Ajax 3 - 7
3/29/1948 Easter Tournament Ajax Final FC Biel - Ajax 3 - 1 (0 - 1)
4/11/1948 Friendly - Blauw-Wit - Ajax 5 - 1 (3 - 0)
5/16/1948 Friendly - Ajax - South Liverpool 2 - 3 (1 - 1)
6/13/1948 Friendly - Ajax - Zwaluwen 4 - 3 (2 - 1)
6/23/1948 Friendly - Young Boys Biel Combination - Ajax 2 - 5 (0 - 3)
8/4/1948 Friendly - Ajax - Surinaams Elftal 2 - 2 (2 - 1)
8/15/1948 Friendly - Ajax - Indias Elftal 1 - 5 (0 - 1)

Selection

All players who have played for Ajax 1 this season
Player Team Matches Goals Yellow Red Assists Minutes Own Goals Remark
Theo Brokmann Jr. Unknown 2 1 180
Gerard Bruins A 20 14 1800
Gé van Dijk A 20 4 1 1800
Guus Dräger A 18 2 1 1486
Gerrit Fischer A 19 4 6 1710
Cor van der Hart A 11 863
Karel ter Horst Unknown 7 1 607
Tony Jansen Unknown 1 67
Gerrit Keizer A 13 1170
Bep Leentvaar A 7 630
Henk van der Linden A 20 4 1691
Ko Loois Unknown 2 42
Rinus Michels A 5 3 450
Jan Potharst A 20 1779
Joop Stoffelen A 20 1779
Jany van der Veen A 20 1 1800
Ad Waldeck Unknown 11 990
Kees Wolffers A 9 5 2 789
Selection of Team A
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Gerrit Keizer Keeper Unknown
Bep Leentvaar Keeper Unknown
Cor van der Hart Defender Unknown
Henk van der Linden Defender Unknown
Jan Potharst Defender Unknown
Joop Stoffelen Midfielder Unknown
Jany van der Veen Midfielder Unknown
Gerard Bruins Forward Unknown
Gé van Dijk Forward Unknown
Guus Dräger Forward Unknown
Gerrit Fischer Forward Unknown
Rinus Michels Forward Unknown
Kees Wolffers Unknown Unknown
Selection of Team Unknown
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Anton van der Heide Keeper Unknown
Cor van der Hoeven Midfielder Unknown
Ko Loois Midfielder Unknown
Ad Waldeck Midfielder Unknown
Theo Brokmann Jr. Forward Unknown
Karel ter Horst Forward Unknown
Erwin van Wijngaarden Forward Unknown
Tony Jansen Unknown Unknown
Selection of Team Youth
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Bobby Haarms Midfielder No Contract
Others active at Ajax
Player Role Contract Type Contract From Contract To Remark
Jack Reynolds Head coach Contract 10/11/1947
Robert Smith Head coach Contract 10/11/1947
Marius Koolhaas President No Contract
Jan Elzenga Secretary No Contract
Theo Brokmann Sr. Commissioner No Contract

Transfers

Players who left/will leave
Player Next Club Type Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Chris Ackerman SDW Transfer 01/15/1947 07/01/1947 Begin 1947 werd bekend dat hij overschrijving had aangevraagd, maar onduidelijk of en zo ja, wanneer, de overschrijving toegekend werd.
Gerard Draaijer Zeeburgia Transfer 07/01/1947
Jim Grigoleit SDW Transfer 07/01/1947
Joop Korndörffer SDW Transfer 01/15/1947 07/01/1947 Begin 1947 werd bekend dat hij overschrijving had aangevraagd, maar onduidelijk of en zo ja, wanneer, de overschrijving toegekend werd.
Players who came/will come
Player Previous Club Type Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Cor van der Hart Unknown Unknown 07/01/1947
Karel ter Horst AFC Transfer 01/15/1947 07/01/1947
Youthplayers who joined the Ajax academy
Player Previous Club Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Wim Anderiesen Jr. ZSGO 01/15/1947 07/01/1947
Bobby Haarms Unknown 07/01/1947

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
Theo Brokmann Jr. 2 2 3 2 5 2
Gerard Bruins 20 14 20 14 8 6 28 20
Gé van Dijk 20 4 20 4 8 5 28 9
Guus Dräger 18 2 18 2 6 5 24 7
Gerrit Fischer 19 4 19 4 8 7 27 11
Cor van der Hart 11 11 6 17
Anton van der Heide 4 4
Cor van der Hoeven 1 1
Karel ter Horst 7 1 7 1 2 1 9 2
Tony Jansen 1 1 1
Gerrit Keizer 13 13 2 15
Karel Kraamwinkel 1 1 1
Gerrit Krist 1 1 1
Bep Leentvaar 7 7 2 9
Henk van der Linden 20 4 20 4 6 26 4
Ko Loois 2 2 2
Rinus Michels 5 3 5 3 5 2 10 5
Jan Potharst 20 20 6 26
Joop Stoffelen 20 20 6 26
Jany van der Veen 20 1 20 1 6 26 1
Ad Waldeck 11 11 1 12
Kees Wolffers 9 5 9 5 2 1 11 6
Total 227 38 227 38 82 29 309 67

Videos and Photos

News

Dutch Competition

Ajax had a very weak season in the First Division West I, but it was still able to compete for the title, in theory, for a long time, and ended third. Another way of looking at this season is that Ajax only ended 3 points above the number 10 of the competition.

Beker

It seems Ajax did not participate in the Dutch Cup competition. It is unclear why.

Lineup

The following players were used a lot: Gerrit Keizer (goalkeeper), Jan Potharst and Henk van der Linden (defense), Joop Stoffelen, Jany van der Veen and Ad Waldeck (midfield and stopper spil), Gerrit Fischer, Rinus Michels, Gerard Bruins., Ge van Dijk, and Guus Dräger (attack). Gerrit Keizer started as captain, but Van der Veen took over halfway the competition. Later Keizer took over again, and probably Van der Veen took over again when Keizer was arrested. Gerard Bruins (13) often played in attack and Cor van der Hart (12) often played on midfield. The following players also played official matches: Chris Ackerman (5), Henk Blomvliet (5), Piet Leemhuis (1), Bep Leentvaar (1), Erwin van Wijngaarden (1).

Coach

Jack Reynolds made place for Robert Smith, who became the new trainer.

Gerrit Keizer

Gerrit Keizer was caught while smuggling Bitish pounds in the beginning of 1947, during one of his many flights between England and the Netherlands. His goalkeeping carreer ended abruptly as a consequence.

Lineups

There is not a lot of information about lineups.