Season 1952-53

Summary

Season Results
Competition Mat Point Win Drw Loss GF GA F-A Res
First Division A 26 30 12 6 8 53 40 13 Endranking: 3
Friendly 4 2 2 7 10 -3

Results

Endranking First Division A
Pos Club Mat Win Drw Loss Point GF GA F-A
1 RC Heemstede 26 16 7 3 39 49 21 28
2 VSV 26 13 6 7 32 50 34 16
3 Ajax 26 12 6 8 30 53 40 13
4 EDO 26 11 7 8 29 30 32 -2
5 DOS 26 13 2 11 28 62 49 13
6 Wageningen 26 7 14 5 28 30 28 2
7 Heracles 26 9 8 9 26 51 51
8 GVAV 26 9 6 11 24 47 47
9 Enschedese Boys 26 9 6 11 24 40 47 -7
10 NEC 26 8 7 11 23 31 39 -8
11 VV Sneek 26 7 8 11 22 31 45 -14
12 De Volewijckers 26 9 3 14 21 41 43 -2
13 Zwolsche Boys 26 7 6 13 20 34 58 -24
14 Frisia 26 5 8 13 18 32 47 -15

Matches

Match Details
Date Competition Round Match Sum. Video Full Video Match Report
8/13/1952 Friendly - Ajax - Austria Salzburg 3 - 1 (0 - 0)
8/17/1952 Friendly - Ajax - RSC Luik 1 - 4 (0 - 1)
8/31/1952 Friendly - Standard Luik - Ajax 5 - 2
9/7/1952 First Division A 1 VSV - Ajax 3 - 2 (1 - 0)
9/14/1952 First Division A 2 Zwolsche Boys - Ajax 2 - 3 (0 - 1)
9/28/1952 First Division A 3 Ajax - Heracles 1 - 0 (0 - 0)
10/5/1952 First Division A 4 Wageningen - Ajax 4 - 1 (2 - 1)
10/12/1952 First Division A 5 Ajax - RC Heemstede 1 - 2 (0 - 1)
10/26/1952 First Division A 6 VV Sneek - Ajax 0 - 2 (0 - 1)
11/2/1952 First Division A 7 Ajax - EDO 2 - 0 (0 - 0)
11/9/1952 First Division A 8 GVAV - Ajax 1 - 3 (1 - 1)
11/23/1952 First Division A 9 Ajax - NEC 2 - 0 (0 - 0)
12/7/1952 First Division A 11 Ajax - Enschedese Boys 1 - 0 (0 - 0)
12/21/1952 First Division A 12 DOS - Ajax 2 - 2 (1 - 0)
1/4/1953 First Division A 13 De Volewijckers - Ajax 2 - 3 (1 - 2)
1/25/1953 First Division A 14 Ajax - VSV 2 - 2 (0 - 1)
2/22/1953 First Division A 15 Ajax - Zwolsche Boys 8 - 2 (5 - 0)
3/1/1953 First Division A 16 Heracles - Ajax 1 - 1 (1 - 0)
3/8/1953 First Division A 17 Ajax - Wageningen 1 - 2 (1 - 1)
3/15/1953 First Division A 18 RC Heemstede - Ajax 1 - 1 (1 - 0)
3/29/1953 First Division A 10 Frisia - Ajax 1 - 0 (1 - 0)
4/2/1953 Friendly - Blauw-Wit - Ajax 0 - 1 (0 - 0)
4/6/1953 First Division A 19 Ajax - VV Sneek 3 - 3 (1 - 2)
4/12/1953 First Division A 20 EDO - Ajax 2 - 0 (0 - 0)
4/26/1953 First Division A 21 Ajax - GVAV 6 - 3 (4 - 1)
5/3/1953 First Division A 22 NEC - Ajax 0 - 3 (0 - 2)
5/10/1953 First Division A 23 Ajax - Frisia 1 - 0 (1 - 0)
5/17/1953 First Division A 24 Enschedese Boys - Ajax 1 - 1 (1 - 1)
5/25/1953 First Division A 25 Ajax - DOS 2 - 3 (1 - 2)
6/6/1953 First Division A 26 Ajax - De Volewijckers 1 - 3 (0 - 1)

Selection

All players who have played for Ajax 1 this season
Player Team Matches Goals Yellow Red Assists Minutes Own Goals Remark
Klaas Bakker A 26 3 4 2340
Leen Bartels Unknown 4 1 360
Jo Behrens Unknown 6 402
Hans Boskamp A 25 1 2183
Co Bouwens A 25 12 2250
Gerard Bruins Unknown 2 180
Gé van Dijk A 26 8 5 2340
Jan van Drecht Unknown 1 90
Henk Elzer A 11 990
Max Goedkoop Unknown 5 450
Theo de Groot Unknown 3 2 270
Bobby Haarms Unknown 4 337
Wim Huis Unknown 6 1 1 540
Gerrit Krist A 26 1 2319
Rolf Leeser A 14 3 2 1193
Rinus Michels A 20 9 2 1733
Freek Moinat Unknown 1 44
Ger van Mourik A 24 2139
Jan Potharst Unknown 2 180
Toon Standaar A 13 2 2 1170
Aad Visser A 19 1710
Arend van der Wel A 22 12 3 1980
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
Ger van Mourik Defender Unknown
Co Bouwens Midfielder Unknown
Henk Elzer Midfielder Unknown
Gerrit Krist Midfielder Unknown
Klaas Bakker Forward Unknown
Gé van Dijk Forward Unknown
Rolf Leeser Forward Unknown
Rinus Michels Forward Unknown
Toon Standaar Forward Unknown
Arend van der Wel Forward Unknown
Selection of Team Unknown
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Jan van Drecht Keeper Unknown
Wim Anderiesen Jr. Defender Unknown
Jan Potharst Defender Unknown
Jo Behrens Midfielder Unknown
Bobby Haarms Midfielder Unknown
Leen Bartels Forward Unknown
Gerard Bruins Forward Unknown
Jan Ditmeijer Forward Unknown
Max Goedkoop Forward Unknown
Theo de Groot Forward Unknown
Wim Huis Forward Unknown
Van der Louw Forward Unknown
Hans Oldenziel Forward No Contract
Schep Forward Unknown
Freek Moinat Unknown Unknown
Selection of Team Youth
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Rob Bartelsman Forward No Contract
Selection of Team Youth C
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Sjaak Swart Forward No Contract
Selection of Team Welpen
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Thijs Hazewindus Midfielder No Contract
Others active at Ajax
Player Role Contract Type Contract From Contract To Remark
Karel Kaufman Head coach Contract 01/01/1953 03/01/1953
Willy Stejskal Head coach Contract 03/01/1953
Robert Thomson Head coach Contract 01/01/1953
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
Guus Dräger Stormvogels Transfer 07/01/1952 Onbekend wanneer de overstap precies was. In Oktober 1951 speelde Dräger nog mee met Ajax.
Bab Fritz JOS Transfer 12/27/1951 07/01/1952 December 1951 werd bekend dat voor het volgende seizoen overschrijving naar JOS was aangevraagd.
Jan Los De Volewijckers Transfer 07/01/1952
Wenderholt JOS Transfer 12/27/1951 07/01/1952 December 1951 werd bekend dat voor het volgende seizoen overschrijving naar JOS was aangevraagd.
Eef Westers Stormvogels Transfer 07/01/1952 Onbekend wanneer hij precies de overstap maakte, waarschijnlijk zomer 1952 omdat hij in 1952-53 niet meer in de opstellingen van Ajax voorkwam. In 1953-54 werd hij expliciet genoemd als speler van Stormvogels toen Ajax tegen Stormvogels speelde.
Youthplayers who joined the Ajax academy
Player Previous Club Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Thijs Hazewindus Unknown 07/01/1952

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
Klaas Bakker 26 3 26 3 1 27 3
Leen Bartels 4 1 4 1 4 1
Jo Behrens 6 6 6
Hans Boskamp 25 25 2 27
Co Bouwens 25 12 25 12 1 26 12
Gerard Bruins 2 2 1 1 3 1
Gé van Dijk 26 8 26 8 1 27 8
Jan van Drecht 1 1 1
Henk Elzer 11 11 1 12
Max Goedkoop 5 5 5
Theo de Groot 3 2 3 2 3 2
Bobby Haarms 4 4 4
Wim Huis 6 1 6 1 6 1
Gerrit Krist 26 26 1 27
Rolf Leeser 14 3 14 3 14 3
Rinus Michels 20 9 20 9 1 1 21 10
Freek Moinat 1 1 1
Ger van Mourik 24 24 1 25
Eddy Pieters Graafland 6 6 6
Jan Potharst 2 2 2
Schep 1 1
Toon Standaar 13 2 13 2 13 2
Aad Visser 19 19 1 20
Arend van der Wel 22 12 22 12 1 2 23 14
Total 291 53 291 53 13 4 304 57

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News

Dutch Competition

Ajax had a reasonable season in the First Division West A, but was not stable enough to be a contender for the division title. Ajax ended third 9 points behind the division champion RCH. RCH was also able to win the domestic championship just ahead of Eindhoven and Sparta.

Beker

There was no Dutch Cup competition during this season.

Lineup

The following players were used a lot: Aad Visser (goalkeeper), Ger van Mourik and Hans Boskamp (defense), Co Bouwens, Gerrit Krist, and Klaas Bakker (midfield and stopper spil), Rolf Leeser, Ge van Dijk, Rinus Michels, Arend van der Wel, and Toon Standaar (attack). Van Dijk was the captain. During the course of the season Eddy Pieters Graafland (6) took over from Aad Visser, while also Jan van Drecht (1) came into action. Klaas Bakker played in the attack as well. On the midfield amongst others Henk Elzer (11), Jo Behrens (6), Bobby Haarms (4) played as well. The following players also played official matches: Wim Huis (6), Max Goedkoop (5), Leen Bartels (4), Theo de Groot (3), Gerard Bruins (2) and Jan Potharst (2).

Coach

The first part of the season Robert Thomson was the coach. From January 1 onwards Karel Kaufman temporarily took over. From the beginning of March Willy Stejskal took over.

Joop Stoffelen

Joop Stoffelen came back from France after playing professional soccer for two years and wanted to play for Ajax again. He requested the Dutch soccer association to get amateur status again, but the association had already denied a similar request for another player recently, because it wanted to scare amateur players to not make the move to professional soccer. Only a lot later it was made clear that Joop Stoffelen would only in March 1955 be allowed to play soccer again.

Lineups

Especially in the second half of the season not much is known about lineups and because from what is known it is clear that Ajax made regular changes in midfield and attack, our educated guesses for who played are not very reliable.