Season 1953-54

Summary

Season Results
Competition Mat Point Win Drw Loss GF GA F-A Res
First Division (Playoff A) 1 1 2 5 -3 Lost in Finale
First Division A 26 37 14 9 3 60 29 31 Endranking: 2
Friendly 5 2 2 1 16 13 3

Results

Endranking First Division A
Pos Club Mat Win Drw Loss Point GF GA F-A
1 DWS 26 16 5 5 37 54 24 30
2 Ajax 26 14 9 3 37 60 29 31
3 HFC Haarlem 26 15 5 6 35 47 22 25
4 NEC 26 11 11 4 33 49 32 17
5 Stormvogels 26 12 7 7 31 42 30 12
6 Wageningen 26 10 9 7 29 48 35 13
7 Elinkwijk 26 10 6 10 26 37 42 -5
8 Enschedese Boys 26 7 11 8 25 37 31 6
9 Leeuwarden 26 9 6 11 24 43 40 3
10 Heracles 26 8 5 13 21 37 43 -6
11 Be Quick 26 5 10 11 20 34 68 -34
12 Zwolsche Boys 26 6 6 14 18 23 57 -34
13 RC Heemstede 26 3 9 14 15 26 50 -24
14 Oosterparkers 26 4 5 17 13 25 59 -34

Matches

Match Details
Date Competition Round Match Sum. Video Full Video Match Report
8/15/1953 Friendly - Ajax - Saarbrucken 4 - 4
8/23/1953 Friendly - DFC - Ajax 2 - 2 (0 - 2)
8/30/1953 Friendly - HBS - Ajax 2 - 2
9/6/1953 First Division A 1 Ajax - Heracles 3 - 1 (2 - 1)
9/13/1953 First Division A 2 Ajax - NEC 1 - 1 (0 - 0)
9/20/1953 First Division A 3 Wageningen - Ajax 1 - 5 (0 - 1)
9/26/1953 Friendly - 't Gooi - Ajax
10/4/1953 First Division A 4 Leeuwarden - Ajax 3 - 0 (1 - 0)
10/11/1953 First Division A 5 Ajax - Stormvogels 1 - 2 (0 - 1)
10/18/1953 First Division A 6 Enschedese Boys - Ajax 0 - 2 (0 - 1)
11/8/1953 First Division A 7 Ajax - Oosterparkers 2 - 1 (1 - 1)
11/15/1953 First Division A 8 Be Quick - Ajax 1 - 5 (1 - 0)
11/29/1953 First Division A 9 Ajax - HFC Haarlem 1 - 1 (0 - 0)
12/6/1953 First Division A 10 DWS - Ajax 0 - 2 (0 - 1)
12/13/1953 First Division A 11 Ajax - Zwolsche Boys 3 - 2 (3 - 0)
12/20/1953 First Division A 12 Elinkwijk - Ajax 0 - 2 (0 - 0)
12/27/1953 First Division A 13 Ajax - RC Heemstede 7 - 1 (3 - 0)
1/17/1954 First Division A 15 NEC - Ajax 2 - 2 (1 - 1)
1/24/1954 First Division A 16 Ajax - Wageningen 0 - 0 (0 - 0)
2/14/1954 Friendly - HBS - Ajax 3 - 4
2/28/1954 First Division A 14 Heracles - Ajax 1 - 3 (1 - 2)
3/14/1954 First Division A 17 Ajax - Leeuwarden 4 - 0 (4 - 0)
3/21/1954 First Division A 18 Stormvogels - Ajax 2 - 2 (0 - 1)
3/28/1954 First Division A 19 Ajax - Enschedese Boys 2 - 2 (1 - 0)
4/11/1954 First Division A 20 Oosterparkers - Ajax 2 - 6 (0 - 3)
4/19/1954 First Division A 21 Ajax - Be Quick 0 - 0 (0 - 0)
4/25/1954 First Division A 22 HFC Haarlem - Ajax 2 - 0 (0 - 0)
5/2/1954 First Division A 23 Ajax - DWS 2 - 0 (1 - 0)
5/9/1954 First Division A 24 Zwolsche Boys - Ajax 0 - 1 (0 - 0)
5/16/1954 First Division A 25 Ajax - Elinkwijk 1 - 1 (0 - 0)
5/23/1954 First Division A 26 RC Heemstede - Ajax 3 - 3 (2 - 2)
5/27/1954 First Division (Playoff A) Final DWS - Ajax 5 - 2 (3 - 0)
5/29/1954 Friendly - Ajax - Blauw-Wit 4 - 2 (3 - 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 25 8 2 2250
Leen Bartels Unknown 5 1 450
Hans Boskamp A 25 2183
Co Bouwens A 23 3 1 2070
Piet Burgers Unknown 2 1 180
Gé van Dijk A 14 5 3 1260
Jan Ditmeijer A 10 3 1 900
Jan Draayer Unknown 1 67
Jan van Drecht Unknown 1 90
Cor Geelhuizen Unknown 1 90
Theo de Groot Unknown 6 4 1 540
Bobby Haarms A 24 1 2160
Wim Huis Unknown 20 11 1 1800
Gerrit Krist A 27 1 2430
Rolf Leeser A 15 3 5 1350
Rinus Michels A 26 14 8 2340
Ger van Mourik A 21 1890
Eddy Pieters Graafland A 24 2160
Toon Standaar Unknown 2 1 180
Aad Visser Unknown 2 180
Ad Waldeck Unknown 1 90
Arend van der Wel A 22 7 2 1980
Jan Wolterink Unknown 1 90
Selection of Team A
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Eddy Pieters Graafland Keeper Unknown
Hans Boskamp Defender Unknown
Ger van Mourik Defender Unknown
Co Bouwens Midfielder Unknown
Bobby Haarms Midfielder Unknown
Gerrit Krist Midfielder Unknown
Klaas Bakker Forward Unknown
Gé van Dijk Forward Unknown
Jan Ditmeijer Forward Unknown
Rolf Leeser Forward Unknown
Rinus Michels 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
Aad Visser Keeper Unknown
Wim Anderiesen Jr. Defender Unknown
Cor Geelhuizen Defender Unknown
Ad Waldeck Midfielder Unknown
Jan Wolterink Midfielder Unknown
Leen Bartels Forward Unknown
Piet Burgers Forward Unknown
Theo de Groot Forward Unknown
Wim Huis Forward Unknown
Hans Oldenziel Forward No Contract
Toon Standaar Forward Unknown
Jan Draayer Unknown Unknown
Selection of Team Youth
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
J. Bout Keeper Unknown
A. Worst Defender Unknown
E. Drewes Midfielder Unknown
Thijs Hazewindus Midfielder No Contract
Rob Bartelsman Forward No Contract
Joop Butter Forward Unknown
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
Others active at Ajax
Player Role Contract Type Contract From Contract To Remark
Walter Crook Head coach Contract
Marius Koolhaas President No Contract
Jan Elzenga Secretary No Contract
Ferry Dukker Treasurer No Contract
Jan de Boer Commissioner No Contract
Theo Brokmann Sr. Commissioner No Contract
Jan Koomen Commissioner No Contract

Transfers

Players who left/will leave
Player Next Club Type Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Gerard Bruins Unknown Unknown 07/01/1953
Jan Potharst None Retired 07/01/1953
Players who came/will come
Player Previous Club Type Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Piet Burgers DWV Transfer 07/01/1953

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 24 8 1 25 8 3 28 8
Leen Bartels 5 1 5 1 1 6 1
Hans Boskamp 24 1 25 3 28
Co Bouwens 22 3 1 23 3 3 26 3
Piet Burgers 2 1 2 1 2 1
Gé van Dijk 13 5 1 14 5 3 17 5
Jan Ditmeijer 10 3 10 3 10 3
Jan Draayer 1 1 1
Jan van Drecht 1 1 1
Cor Geelhuizen 1 1 1
Theo de Groot 6 4 6 4 6 4
Bobby Haarms 23 1 24 2 26
Wim Huis 19 10 1 1 20 11 1 21 11
Gerrit Krist 26 1 1 27 1 3 2 30 3
Rolf Leeser 15 3 15 3 2 17 3
Rinus Michels 25 13 1 1 26 14 3 29 14
Ger van Mourik 20 1 21 3 24
Eddy Pieters Graafland 23 1 24 1 25
Toon Standaar 2 1 2 1 2 1
Aad Visser 2 2 2 4
Ad Waldeck 1 1 1
Arend van der Wel 21 7 1 22 7 3 2 25 9
Jan Wolterink 1 1 1
Total 287 60 11 2 298 62 33 4 331 66

Videos and Photos

News

Dutch Competition

Ajax had quite a good season in the First Division A, and because none of the teams stood out, Ajax was competing for the title uptil the end. Unfortunately for Ajax the goal difference and mutual results were not decisive in case two teams had the same amount of point, but a decisiove match needed to be played. That was the case this season when DWS and Ajax ended both with 37 points. In the competition Ajax had won twice from DWS, but in the decisive match DWS was soon ahead with 3-0 and won the match with 5-2 and so became the division champion. In the champions competition DWS ended last and Eindhoven became the new domestic champion.

Beker

There was no Dutch Cup competition during this season.

Lineup

At the end of the season Ajax often plays with the same lineup: Eddy Pieters Graafland (goalkeeper), Ger van Mourik and Hans Boskamp (defense), Bobby Haarms, Gerrit Krist and Co Bouwens (midfield and stopper spil), Ge van Dijk, Wim Huis, Rinus Michels, Klaas Bakker and Arend van der Wel (attack). Unknown whether Van Dijk was still the captain, he did not play all matches. Rolf Leeser (15) and Jan Ditmeijer (10) played regularly in attack, mostly instead of Ge van Dijk and Wim Huis. The following players also played official matches: Theo de Groot (6), Leen Bartels (5), Piet Burgers (2), Toon Standaar (2), Aad Visser (2), Jan Draayer (1), Jan van Drecht (1), Cor Geelhuizen (1), Ad Waldeck (1) en Jan Wolterink (1).

Coach

Walter Crook was the trainer.

Start of Professional Soccer

End of 1953 the NBVB (Dutch Professional Soccer Association) was founded. Jan de Natris became general president and technical leader in the first board. The intention was to start playing a competition in season 1954-55.