Season 1951-52

Summary

Season Results
Competition Mat Point Win Drw Loss GF GA F-A Res
First Division B 26 42 19 4 3 76 29 47 Endranking: 1
Champions Competition 6 1 1 5 8 17 -9 Endranking: 4
Easter Tournament Ajax 2 2 6 3 3 Winner
AROL Cup 3 3 8 1 7 Winner
Friendly 8 3 1 4 14 15 -1

Results

Endranking First Division B
Pos Club Mat Win Drw Loss Point GF GA F-A
1 Ajax 26 19 4 3 42 76 29 47
2 RC Heemstede 26 13 7 6 33 64 36 28
3 Vitesse 26 12 9 5 33 54 36 18
4 Leeuwarden 26 15 3 8 33 61 49 12
5 Wageningen 26 14 4 8 32 64 33 31
6 DOS 26 12 6 8 30 68 48 20
7 Be Quick 26 13 3 10 29 49 38 11
8 SC Enschede 26 9 7 10 25 36 44 -8
9 VSV 26 7 10 9 24 37 40 -3
10 Zwolsche Boys 26 8 8 10 24 37 46 -9
11 Blauw-Wit 26 6 11 9 23 38 46 -8
12 VV Sneek 26 6 4 16 16 29 67 -38
13 Achilles 27 5 2 20 12 27 68 -41
14 Oosterparkers 27 3 4 20 10 28 88 -60
Endranking Champions Competition
Pos Club Mat Win Drw Loss Point GF GA F-A
1 Willem II 6 6 12 21 9 12
2 Hermes DVS 6 3 1 2 7 10 10
3 HFC Haarlem 6 2 4 4 12 15 -3
4 Ajax 6 1 5 1 8 17 -9

Matches

Match Details
Date Competition Round Match Sum. Video Full Video Match Report
8/11/1951 Friendly - Ajax - Emma 3 - 0 (1 - 0)
8/19/1951 AROL Cup Quarter Final Ajax - AFC 3 - 0 (2 - 0)
8/22/1951 Friendly - Ajax - Sabadell 2 - 4 (2 - 2)
8/26/1951 AROL Cup Final Ajax - VSV 3 - 1 (2 - 1)
8/26/1951 AROL Cup Semi Final Ajax - Blauw-Wit 2 - 0 (0 - 0)
9/2/1951 First Division B 1 Ajax - DOS 3 - 2 (3 - 2)
9/9/1951 First Division B 2 Ajax - VSV 6 - 1 (1 - 1)
9/16/1951 First Division B 3 Achilles - Ajax 1 - 1 (1 - 1)
9/23/1951 First Division B 4 Ajax - VV Sneek 4 - 0 (1 - 0)
9/30/1951 First Division B 5 Wageningen - Ajax 1 - 2 (0 - 0)
10/7/1951 First Division B 6 Ajax - Oosterparkers 2 - 0 (2 - 0)
10/14/1951 First Division B 7 Blauw-Wit - Ajax 4 - 0 (1 - 0)
10/21/1951 First Division B 8 Ajax - Zwolsche Boys 2 - 1 (1 - 1)
10/24/1951 Friendly - Ajax - Hapoel Petah Tikva 0 - 0 (0 - 0)
10/28/1951 First Division B 9 Be Quick - Ajax 2 - 3 (1 - 2)
11/4/1951 First Division B 10 Ajax - Vitesse 2 - 2 (0 - 1)
11/18/1951 First Division B 11 SC Enschede - Ajax 1 - 2 (0 - 0)
12/2/1951 First Division B 12 Ajax - RC Heemstede 2 - 1 (1 - 1)
12/9/1951 Friendly - Ajax - De Volewijckers 4 - 2 (2 - 1)
12/16/1951 First Division B 14 DOS - Ajax 0 - 1 (0 - 0)
12/23/1951 First Division B 15 VSV - Ajax 1 - 6 (0 - 4)
12/30/1951 First Division B 13 Ajax - Leeuwarden 7 - 0 (1 - 0)
1/6/1952 First Division B 16 Ajax - Achilles 7 - 0 (1 - 0)
1/13/1952 First Division B 17 VV Sneek - Ajax 0 - 2 (0 - 1)
1/20/1952 First Division B 18 Ajax - Wageningen 2 - 0 (0 - 0)
2/10/1952 First Division B 19 Oosterparkers - Ajax 0 - 6 (0 - 2)
2/17/1952 First Division B 20 Ajax - Blauw-Wit 2 - 1 (2 - 0)
2/24/1952 Friendly - DWS - Ajax 3 - 1 (2 - 0)
3/1/1952 Friendly - Feijenoord - Ajax 2 - 1
3/9/1952 First Division B 21 Zwolsche Boys - Ajax 0 - 3 (0 - 3)
3/16/1952 First Division B 22 Ajax - Be Quick 3 - 1 (0 - 0)
3/23/1952 First Division B 25 RC Heemstede - Ajax 1 - 1 (1 - 0)
4/13/1952 Easter Tournament Ajax Semi Final Ajax - Entente RNTW 4 - 3
4/14/1952 Easter Tournament Ajax Final Ajax - Leytonstone FC 2 - 0 (2 - 0)
4/20/1952 First Division B 24 Ajax - SC Enschede 1 - 2 (1 - 0)
4/27/1952 First Division B 23 Vitesse - Ajax 3 - 3 (2 - 3)
4/30/1952 Friendly - Ajax - PSV 2 - 0
5/4/1952 First Division B 26 Leeuwarden - Ajax 4 - 3 (0 - 1)
5/18/1952 Champions Competition 1 Ajax - Hermes DVS 1 - 2 (1 - 1)
5/25/1952 Champions Competition 2 Willem II - Ajax 5 - 2 (4 - 1)
6/2/1952 Champions Competition 3 HFC Haarlem - Ajax 2 - 0 (0 - 0)
6/7/1952 Champions Competition 4 Ajax - HFC Haarlem 2 - 4 (0 - 3)
6/15/1952 Champions Competition 5 Ajax - Willem II 1 - 2 (1 - 0)
6/22/1952 Champions Competition 6 Hermes DVS - Ajax 2 - 2 (1 - 1)
7/2/1952 Friendly - LASK Linz - Ajax 4 - 1 (4 - 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 Jr. Unknown 1 90
Klaas Bakker A 28 11 6 2499
Leen Bartels A 20 3 5 1754
Hans Boskamp A 28 2520
Jan Bouquet Unknown 1 90
Co Bouwens A 30 5 1 2700
Frits van Brienen Unknown 6 519
Gé van Dijk A 31 11 4 2769
Jan Ditmeijer Unknown 2 2 180
Guus Dräger Unknown 7 1 3 630
Henk Elzer A 31 2769
Theo de Groot A 16 15 4 1440
Wim Huis Unknown 1 21
Henk Klopper Unknown 1 90
Gerrit Krist A 21 2 1 1825
Rolf Leeser Unknown 3 2 270
Rinus Michels A 19 16 9 1710
Ger van Mourik Unknown 2 180
Jan Potharst A 28 1 2499
Wim Rozeboom Unknown 1 21
Toon Standaar Unknown 3 1 270
Han Velder Unknown 1 90
Aad Visser A 32 2880
Ad Waldeck Unknown 3 1 270
Arend van der Wel A 22 12 2 1980
Eef Westers A 11 5 921
Jan Wolterink Unknown 4 222
Selection of Team A
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Aad Visser Keeper Unknown
Hans Boskamp Defender Unknown
Jan Potharst Defender Unknown
Co Bouwens Midfielder Unknown
Henk Elzer Midfielder Unknown
Gerrit Krist Midfielder Unknown
Klaas Bakker Forward Unknown
Leen Bartels Forward Unknown
Gé van Dijk Forward Unknown
Theo de Groot Forward Unknown
Rinus Michels Forward Unknown
Arend van der Wel Forward Unknown
Eef Westers Forward Unknown
Selection of Team Unknown
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Ad van de Pol Keeper Unknown
Wim Anderiesen Jr. Defender Unknown
Henk Klopper Defender Unknown
Ger van Mourik Defender Unknown
Frits van Brienen Midfielder Unknown
Dijkstra Midfielder Unknown
Han Velder Midfielder Unknown
Ad Waldeck Midfielder Unknown
Jan Wolterink Midfielder Unknown
Jan Bouquet Forward Unknown
Gerard Bruins Forward Unknown
Jan Ditmeijer Forward Unknown
Guus Dräger Forward Unknown
Wim Huis Forward Unknown
Rolf Leeser Forward Unknown
Hans Oldenziel Forward No Contract
Wim Rozeboom Forward Unknown
Toon Standaar Forward Unknown
Jan Looyen 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
Rob Bartelsman Forward No Contract
Selection of Team Youth D
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Sjaak Swart Forward No Contract
Others active at Ajax
Player Role Contract Type Contract From Contract To Remark
Robert Thomson Head coach Contract
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
Theo Brokmann Jr. Unknown Unknown 07/01/1951
Chris Schoonenberg Zeeburgia Transfer 07/01/1951
Players who came/will come
Player Previous Club Type Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Klaas Bakker De Volewijckers Transfer 12/27/1950 07/01/1951
Frits van Brienen BVV Transfer 07/01/1951
Dijkstra Blauw-Wit Transfer 07/01/1951
Toon Standaar TOG Transfer 07/01/1951 Onbekend wanneer hij de overstap naar Ajax maakte, maar in seizoen 1951-52 speelde hij voor Ajax en werd hij als voormalig TOG speler aangemerkt.
Aad Visser Blauw-Wit Transfer 07/01/1951
Eef Westers De Spartaan Transfer 07/01/1951
Jan Wolterink Blauw-Wit Transfer 07/01/1951
Youthplayers who joined the Ajax academy
Player Previous Club Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Ton Pronk Unknown 07/01/1951 Er wordt Juli 1970 aangegeven dat Ton Pronk al 19 jaar bij Ajax is.

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 Jr. 1 1 1 2
Klaas Bakker 23 11 5 28 11 8 3 36 14
Leen Bartels 15 3 5 20 3 3 1 23 4
Hans Boskamp 26 2 28 8 36
Jan Bouquet 1 1 1
Co Bouwens 24 4 6 1 30 5 5 35 5
Frits van Brienen 6 6 3 9
Gé van Dijk 26 10 5 1 31 11 8 3 39 14
Dijkstra 1 1
Jan Ditmeijer 2 2 2 2 2 2
Guus Dräger 7 1 7 1 3 10 1
Henk Elzer 26 5 31 6 37
Wim Focken 1 1 1
Theo de Groot 14 15 2 16 15 3 19 15
Wim Huis 1 1 1
Henk Klopper 1 1 1
Gerrit Krist 16 2 5 21 2 5 26 2
Rolf Leeser 3 3 3
Jan Looyen 1 1
Rinus Michels 13 14 6 2 19 16 2 1 21 17
Ger van Mourik 2 2 3 5
Ad van de Pol 2 2
Jan Potharst 25 3 28 5 33
Wim Rozeboom 1 1 1
Ruud Saarloos 4 4 4
Toon Standaar 3 1 3 1 1 4 1
Han Velder 1 1 2 3
Aad Visser 26 6 32 6 38
Ad Waldeck 3 3 1 4
Arend van der Wel 16 8 6 4 22 12 5 4 27 16
Eef Westers 11 5 11 5 6 2 17 7
Jan Wolterink 2 2 4 1 5
Total 289 76 69 8 358 84 89 14 447 98

Videos and Photos

News

Dutch Competition

Ajax played in a division with mostly northern teams. It was soon clear Ajax would win the competition and the 9 point lead would have been larger if Ajax would not have lost its last 4 matches after the division championship was secured. This easy division championship was followed by a very poor performance in the champions competition. Ajax lost 5 matches in a row and was only in the last match able to have a draw and score the only point. Ofcourse the opposition in the champions competition was stronger, but Ajax was also forced by injuries and a suspension to deviate from the lineup that brought the division championship, which was not beneficial for the result.

Beker

There was no Dutch Cup competition during this season.

Lineup

The following players were used a lot: Aad Visser (goalkeeper), Jan Potharst and Hans Boskamp (defense), Gerrit Krist, Henk Elzer and Co Bouwens (midfield and stopper spil), Klaas Bakker, Ge van Dijk, Rinus Michels, Arend van der Wel, and Leen Bartels (attack). Potharst was the captain. Except for Potharst, Bouwens, Van Dijk and Michels the complete lineup was different from the previous season. Rinus Michels went to France to play test matches in the beginning of the season, and was not allowed to play for a while. Because of this amongst others Theo de Groot (16) and Eef Westers (11) came in action a lot. The following players also played official matches: Guus Dräger (7), Frist van Brienen (6), Ruud Saarloos (4), Jan Wolterink (4), Rolf Leeser (3), Toon Standaar (3), Ad Waldeck (3), Jan Ditmeijer (2), Ger van Mourik (2), Wim Anderiesen Jr. (1), Jan Bouquet (1), Wim Focken (1), Wim Huis (1), Henk Klopper (1), Wim Rozeboom (1) en Han Velder (1).

Coach

Robert Thomson was the trainer.

Rinus Michels

Early September Rinus Michels had his farewell because he had signed a contract at Lille to play professional soccer. End October Michels came back after only playing a few test matches in France. When Ajax wanted to play him again the Dutch soccer assocation stopped this, they wanted to do an investigation into the time Michels spent in France. It took until December 11 until the soccer assocation let Ajax know that their investigation had shown that Michels had not violated the amateur regulations, so he could play for Ajax again.

Substitutes

It is not known to us what exactly the regulations were with respect to substitutes before this season, but for this season it is explicitly mentioned that it is only allowed to substitute 1 field player and 1 goalkeeper. The way it was formulated implied that in previous seasons more substitutes were allowed, which matches with out information.

Austria Trip

June 30 Ajax left for a 4 day trip to Austria to play some soccer matches in Salzburg, Linz and Innsbruck. There is only one match known to us, unknown whether more matches were actually played. Michels and Boskamp did not join as they participated in an international tournament in Turkey with the militairy squad.