Season 1954-55

Summary

Season Results
Competition Mat Point Win Drw Loss GF GA F-A Res
First Division D 26 35 12 11 3 57 30 27 Endranking: 3
First Division (Not Completed) B 9 14 6 2 1 31 15 16
AROL Cup 3 2 1 4 4 Lost in Finale
Friendly 2 1 1 6 7 -1

Results

Endranking First Division D
Pos Club Mat Win Drw Loss Point GF GA F-A
1 EVV 26 17 5 4 26 39 59 -20
2 VVV 26 15 7 4 21 37 54 -17
3 Ajax 26 12 11 3 30 35 57 -22
4 De Graafschap 26 13 4 9 35 30 48 -18
5 SC Enschede 26 12 5 9 36 29 48 -19
6 BVV 26 12 5 9 39 29 42 -13
7 HVC 26 8 11 7 31 27 34 -7
8 De Volewijckers 26 11 4 11 53 26 34 -8
9 DFC 26 10 5 11 47 25 41 -16
10 RBC 26 9 7 10 50 25 43 -18
11 VSV 26 9 6 11 43 24 43 -19
12 AGOVV 26 4 5 17 55 13 31 -18
13 Xerxes 26 3 7 16 51 13 23 -10
14 Be Quick 26 4 4 18 64 12 24 -12

Matches

Match Details
Date Competition Round Match Sum. Video Full Video Match Report
8/15/1954 Friendly - Ajax - Anderlecht 1 - 4
8/22/1954 AROL Cup Quarter Final Ajax - Excelsior 1 - 0 (0 - 0)
8/29/1954 AROL Cup Semi Final Ajax - AFC 3 - 2 (0 - 0)
8/29/1954 AROL Cup Final EBOH - Ajax 2 - 0 (1 - 0)
9/2/1954 Friendly - Robur et Velocitas - Ajax 3 - 5 (1 - 2)
9/5/1954 First Division (Not Completed) B 1 Ajax - Zwolsche Boys 5 - 1 (1 - 1)
9/12/1954 First Division (Not Completed) B 2 Ajax - DOS 2 - 2
9/19/1954 First Division (Not Completed) B 3 De Volewijckers - Ajax 1 - 1 (0 - 1)
9/26/1954 First Division (Not Completed) B 4 Ajax - Veendam 7 - 1 (3 - 0)
10/3/1954 First Division (Not Completed) B 5 EDO - Ajax 3 - 2 (1 - 0)
10/10/1954 Friendly - Ajax - ADO
10/17/1954 First Division (Not Completed) B 6 Be Quick - Ajax 1 - 4 (0 - 3)
10/31/1954 First Division (Not Completed) B 7 Ajax - Enschedese Boys 3 - 2 (3 - 1)
11/7/1954 First Division (Not Completed) B 8 Go Ahead - Ajax 2 - 4 (1 - 4)
11/14/1954 First Division (Not Completed) B 9 NEC - Ajax 2 - 3 (0 - 1)
11/28/1954 First Division D 1 Ajax - VVV 2 - 3 (2 - 1)
12/5/1954 First Division D 2 De Volewijckers - Ajax 2 - 2 (1 - 1)
12/12/1954 First Division D 3 Ajax - Be Quick 5 - 1 (2 - 1)
12/19/1954 First Division D 4 VSV - Ajax 0 - 1 (0 - 1)
12/26/1954 First Division D 5 Ajax - De Graafschap 3 - 0 (1 - 0)
1/2/1955 First Division D 6 EVV - Ajax 2 - 2 (1 - 2)
1/9/1955 First Division D 7 Ajax - SC Enschede 3 - 0 (0 - 0)
1/16/1955 First Division D 8 HVC - Ajax 0 - 3 (0 - 2)
1/23/1955 First Division D 9 BVV - Ajax 0 - 0 (0 - 0)
1/30/1955 First Division D 10 Ajax - Xerxes 1 - 1 (0 - 1)
2/6/1955 First Division D 11 AGOVV - Ajax 1 - 4 (0 - 3)
3/6/1955 First Division D 14 VVV - Ajax 0 - 0 (0 - 0)
3/20/1955 First Division D 15 Ajax - De Volewijckers 3 - 0 (0 - 0)
3/27/1955 First Division D 16 Be Quick - Ajax 1 - 0 (1 - 0)
4/11/1955 First Division D 21 Ajax - HVC 1 - 1 (0 - 1)
4/17/1955 First Division D 17 Ajax - VSV 2 - 2 (0 - 2)
4/24/1955 First Division D 18 De Graafschap - Ajax 1 - 1 (1 - 1)
5/8/1955 First Division D 19 Ajax - EVV 1 - 1 (1 - 1)
5/15/1955 First Division D 20 SC Enschede - Ajax 1 - 1 (1 - 1)
5/22/1955 First Division D 22 Ajax - BVV 4 - 1 (2 - 1)
5/28/1955 First Division D 13 RBC - Ajax 1 - 1 (1 - 0)
5/30/1955 First Division D 26 Ajax - RBC 3 - 1 (3 - 1)
6/5/1955 First Division D 23 Xerxes - Ajax 2 - 5 (1 - 2)
6/15/1955 First Division D 24 Ajax - AGOVV 3 - 1 (1 - 1)
6/18/1955 First Division D 12 Ajax - DFC 3 - 2 (1 - 2)
6/26/1955 First Division D 25 DFC - Ajax 5 - 3 (3 - 0)

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 24 3 2160
Leen Bartels Unknown 3 270
Rob Bartelsman Youth 1 69
Jo Behrens Unknown 1 90
Co Bouwens Unknown 1 90
Sjaak Brokx A 19 2 1597
Piet Burgers A 22 17 1 1980
Joop Butter A 15 3 1166
Gé van Dijk A 25 3 1 2229
Jan van Drecht Unknown 7 561
Loek den Edel A 22 12 7 1896
Henk Elzer A 23 2070
Cor Geelhuizen A 26 2340
Bobby Haarms Unknown 4 1 360
Jan van 't Kruis Unknown 1 90
Rinus Michels A 25 12 8 2162
Ger van Mourik A 25 2250
Eddy Pieters Graafland A 19 1689
Toon Standaar Unknown 4 1 268
Jaap van Veen Unknown 4 360
Arend van der Wel A 13 4 1 1101
Hans Winter Unknown 9 3 810
Selection of Team A
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Eddy Pieters Graafland Keeper Unknown
Cor Geelhuizen Defender Unknown
Ger van Mourik Defender Unknown
Henk Elzer Midfielder Unknown
Klaas Bakker Forward Unknown
Sjaak Brokx Forward Unknown
Piet Burgers Forward Unknown
Joop Butter Forward Unknown
Gé van Dijk Forward Unknown
Loek den Edel 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
Jan van 't Kruis Keeper Unknown
Wim Anderiesen Jr. Defender Unknown
Jo Behrens Midfielder Unknown
Co Bouwens Midfielder Unknown
Bobby Haarms Midfielder Unknown
Gerrit Krist Midfielder Unknown
Jaap van Veen Midfielder Unknown
Leen Bartels Forward Unknown
Jan Bouquet Forward Unknown
Max Goedkoop Forward Unknown
Rolf Leeser Forward Unknown
Hans Oldenziel Forward No Contract
Toon Standaar Forward Unknown
Wim Starreveld Forward Unknown
Hans Winter Forward Unknown 05/01/1955
Rob Dukker 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
Thijs Hazewindus Midfielder No Contract
Rob Bartelsman Forward No Contract
Selection of Team Youth B
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
Karl Humenberger Head coach Contract
Marius Koolhaas President No Contract
Jan Koomen Vice president No Contract
Jan Elzenga Secretary No Contract
Ferry Dukker Treasurer No Contract
Roef Vunderink 2nd Treasurer No Contract
Jan de Boer Commissioner No Contract
Theo Brokmann Sr. Commissioner No Contract
Bep Leentvaar Commissioner No Contract
Jan Potharst Commissioner No Contract

Transfers

Players who left/will leave
Player Next Club Type Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Hans Boskamp BVC Amsterdam Transfer 07/01/1954
Wim Huis Fortuna '54 Transfer 07/01/1954
Aad Visser BVC Amsterdam Transfer 07/01/1954
Gerrit Krist BVC Den Haag Transfer 10/01/1954
Jan Looyen Fortuna '54 Transfer 10/05/1954
J. Bout Xerxes Transfer 11/18/1954
Rolf Leeser AFC Transfer 11/18/1954
Co Bouwens AFC Transfer 12/01/1954 Co Bouwens ging clubgenoot Rolf Leeser achterna te gaan, die amateurvoetbal wilde blijven spelen en daarom naar AFC was vertrokken. Co Bouwens werd na 28 november 1954 niet meer in opstellingen van Ajax gezien, en was per 30 januari speelgerechtigd voor AFC.
Players who came/will come
Player Previous Club Type Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Loek den Edel Unknown Unknown 07/01/1954
Hans Winter HFC Transfer 05/01/1955 Niet bekend wanneer hij de overstap naar Ajax maakte. Speelt eind seizoen 1954-55 voor het eerst mee en werd toen aangeduid als ex HFC-er.

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 3 24 3 12 8 36 11
Leen Bartels 3 3 5 8
Rob Bartelsman 1 1 1
Jo Behrens 1 1 1
Jan Bouquet 3 1 3 1
Co Bouwens 1 1 10 11
Sjaak Brokx 19 19 2 1 21 1
Piet Burgers 22 17 22 17 9 10 31 27
Joop Butter 15 3 15 3 15 3
Gé van Dijk 25 3 25 3 10 2 35 5
Jan van Drecht 7 7 2 9
Loek den Edel 22 12 22 12 22 12
Henk Elzer 23 23 12 35
Cor Geelhuizen 26 26 2 28
Bobby Haarms 4 1 4 1 12 16 1
Gerrit Krist 6 6
Jan van 't Kruis 1 1 1
Rinus Michels 25 12 25 12 9 3 34 15
Ger van Mourik 25 25 12 37
Eddy Pieters Graafland 19 19 10 29
Toon Standaar 4 1 4 1 1 5 1
Wim Starreveld 4 1 4 1
Jaap van Veen 4 4 4
Han Velder 2 2 2
Arend van der Wel 13 4 13 4 11 5 24 9
Hans Winter 9 9 9
Total 295 56 295 56 132 31 427 87

Videos and Photos

News

Dutch Competition

At the start of the season the two soccer associations started with separate competition and Ajax led the First Division B after nine rounds. After the associations agreed to merge new competitions were started, in which Ajax, in the First Division D, also had a good season, but ended behind the new division championship Eindhoven and VVV. In the champions competition Eindhoven ended in the last spot.

Beker

There was no Dutch Cup competition during this season.

Lineup

Especially in the defense and midfield Ajax played with the same lineup throughout the season: Eddy Pieters Graafland (goalkeeper), Ger van Mourik and Cor Geelhuizen (defense), Klaas Bakker, Henk Elzer and Ge van Dijk (midfield and stopper spil), Loek den Edel, Piet Burgers, Rinus Michels, Joop Butter and Jacques Brokx (attack). Unknown who was the captain. Both Bakker and Van Dijk played on midfield this season, while playing mostly in attack in the previous season. The following players played frequently in attack: Arend van der Wel (13), Henk Winter (9), Toon Standaar (4) and Leen Bartels (3). The following players also played official matches:Jan van Drecht (6), Bobby Haarms (4), Jaap van Veen (4), Han Velder (2), Rob Bartelsman (1), Jo Behrens (1), Co Bouwens (1) en Jan van 't Kruis (1).

Coach

Karl Humenberger was the trainer.

Professional Soccer

Early July it was announced that Ajax would loose 3 players to the new professional soccer association. This was regarding Gerrit Krist, Hans Boskamp en Aad Visser. Later it was announced that Wim Huis went to Fortuna 54 where also former Ajax player Cor van der Hart was playing. Gerrit Krist later played for Ajax, but from October onwards he played for BVC Den Haag.

Marius Koolhaas

Early September, when also for the Dutch soccer association (KNVB) financial compensation was allowed, and Ajax' first team players threatened with a strike when the board came with an, in their eyes, too low proposal for payment, a period of several weeks started in which there were several discussions between the board and the first team players.

Merger of Soccer Assocations

At the end of October Ajax took the initiative to bring the two soccer assocations together and ultimately talks led to a merger of the two associations in November. The competitions were stopped and a new joint competition was started.

Rolf Leeser

Rolf Leeser already owned a successful company when the professional soccer was introduced. He is not interested to pursue a career as a professional soccer player and leaves Ajax for AFC. Co Bouwens followed him later.

Reorganization

Ajax reacts fast on the changed situation and after advise from a committee that had been active during the season 1954-55, at the end of the season Ajax started implementing a new organization structure with a subdivision between amateur and professional soccer.