Season 1955-56

Summary

Season Results
Competition Mat Point Win Drw Loss GF GA F-A Res
Hoofdklasse A 34 42 17 8 9 64 44 20 Endranking: 4
Friendly 3 1 2 10 9 1

Results

Endranking Hoofdklasse A
Pos Club Mat Win Drw Loss Point GF GA F-A
1 Sparta 34 18 10 6 46 60 38 22
2 NAC 34 20 5 9 45 58 40 18
3 Fortuna '54 34 16 12 6 44 66 34 32
4 Ajax 34 17 8 9 42 64 44 20
5 DOS 34 16 8 10 40 91 68 23
6 VVV 34 16 8 10 40 55 34 21
7 EVV 34 13 12 9 38 57 46 11
8 BVC Amsterdam 34 14 9 11 37 58 43 15
9 NOAD 34 13 10 11 36 55 55
10 SV Limburgia 34 12 11 11 35 56 56
11 Excelsior 34 12 10 12 34 53 61 -8
12 ADO 34 12 8 14 32 59 62 -3
13 Stormvogels 34 10 12 12 32 60 66 -6
14 Roda Sport 34 8 9 17 25 63 81 -18
15 Vitesse 34 8 8 18 24 48 67 -19
16 HVC 34 6 12 16 24 45 71 -26
17 VV Rigtersbleek 34 8 4 22 20 44 86 -42
18 EBOH 34 3 12 19 18 40 80 -40

Matches

Match Details
Date Competition Round Match Sum. Video Full Video Match Report
8/14/1955 Friendly - Feijenoord - Ajax 3 - 3 (0 - 2)
8/21/1955 Friendly - Ajax - Alkmaar '54 3 - 2
8/28/1955 Hoofdklasse A 1 NOAD - Ajax 1 - 2 (0 - 2)
9/4/1955 Hoofdklasse A 2 Ajax - HVC 2 - 3 (1 - 0)
9/11/1955 Hoofdklasse A 3 VV Rigtersbleek - Ajax 0 - 1 (0 - 0)
9/18/1955 Hoofdklasse A 4 Ajax - EBOH 2 - 2 (1 - 0)
9/25/1955 Hoofdklasse A 5 Vitesse - Ajax 2 - 2 (2 - 2)
10/2/1955 Hoofdklasse A 6 Ajax - Sparta 1 - 1 (1 - 0)
10/9/1955 Hoofdklasse A 7 NAC - Ajax 0 - 1 (0 - 1)
10/16/1955 Friendly - Holland Sport - Ajax 4 - 4
10/23/1955 Hoofdklasse A 8 Ajax - VVV 1 - 3 (1 - 3)
10/30/1955 Hoofdklasse A 9 BVC Amsterdam - Ajax 1 - 0 (0 - 0)
11/5/1955 Friendly - DWS - Ajax
11/13/1955 Hoofdklasse A 10 Ajax - DOS 6 - 3 (4 - 1)
11/20/1955 Hoofdklasse A 11 SV Limburgia - Ajax 0 - 0 (0 - 0)
11/27/1955 Hoofdklasse A 12 Ajax - Roda Sport 2 - 0 (1 - 0)
12/4/1955 Hoofdklasse A 13 Fortuna '54 - Ajax 1 - 2 (1 - 2)
12/11/1955 Hoofdklasse A 14 Ajax - EVV 4 - 1 (1 - 0)
12/18/1955 Hoofdklasse A 15 Excelsior - Ajax 4 - 6 (0 - 4)
12/26/1955 Hoofdklasse A 16 Ajax - ADO 2 - 1 (0 - 0)
1/8/1956 Hoofdklasse A 17 Stormvogels - Ajax 2 - 2 (1 - 0)
1/15/1956 Hoofdklasse A 18 Ajax - NOAD 0 - 0 (0 - 0)
1/22/1956 Hoofdklasse A 19 HVC - Ajax 0 - 6 (0 - 3)
1/29/1956 Hoofdklasse A 20 Ajax - VV Rigtersbleek 1 - 1 (0 - 1)
3/11/1956 Hoofdklasse A 22 Ajax - Vitesse 2 - 0 (1 - 0)
3/18/1956 Hoofdklasse A 21 EBOH - Ajax 1 - 2 (1 - 0)
3/25/1956 Hoofdklasse A 23 Sparta - Ajax 1 - 0 (1 - 0)
4/2/1956 Hoofdklasse A 24 Ajax - NAC 0 - 2 (0 - 2)
4/15/1956 Hoofdklasse A 25 VVV - Ajax 1 - 0 (0 - 0)
4/22/1956 Hoofdklasse A 26 Ajax - BVC Amsterdam 1 - 1 (0 - 1)
4/25/1956 Hoofdklasse A 27 DOS - Ajax 3 - 0 (1 - 0)
4/29/1956 Hoofdklasse A 28 Ajax - SV Limburgia 0 - 1 (0 - 1)
5/13/1956 Hoofdklasse A 29 Roda Sport - Ajax 1 - 2 (1 - 1)
5/19/1956 Hoofdklasse A 30 Ajax - Fortuna '54 1 - 4 (0 - 2)
5/21/1956 Hoofdklasse A 31 EVV - Ajax 2 - 3 (1 - 2)
5/27/1956 Hoofdklasse A 32 Ajax - Excelsior 4 - 0 (1 - 0)
6/3/1956 Hoofdklasse A 33 ADO - Ajax 1 - 4 (0 - 2)
6/10/1956 Hoofdklasse A 34 Ajax - Stormvogels 2 - 0 (0 - 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 8 697
Klaas Bakker A 32 11 3 2813
Leen Bartels Unknown 1 90
Luuk Bijker A 32 3 1 2857
Sjaak Brokx Unknown 6 471
Piet Burgers Unknown 3 270
Joop Butter Unknown 3 178
Van Dekken Unknown 6 2 496
Gé van Dijk A 34 2 3 3060
Jan van Drecht II 1 44
Loek den Edel A 31 16 2790
Henk Elzer A 28 1 2453
Cor Geelhuizen A 30 2623
Max Goedkoop Unknown 1 90
Bobby Haarms Unknown 1 90
Piet van der Kuil A 33 17 2 2928
Rinus Michels A 29 8 3 2589
Ger van Mourik A 34 3060
Piet Ouderland A 27 5 2 2384
Eddy Pieters Graafland A 34 3016
Frans Postma Unknown 4 1 280
Hans Winter Unknown 5 381
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
Luuk Bijker Midfielder Unknown
Henk Elzer Midfielder Unknown
Klaas Bakker Forward Unknown
Gé van Dijk Forward Unknown
Loek den Edel Forward Unknown
Piet van der Kuil Forward Unknown
Rinus Michels Forward Unknown
Piet Ouderland Forward Unknown
Selection of Team II
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Jan van Drecht Keeper Unknown
Selection of Team Unknown
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Wim Anderiesen Jr. Defender Unknown
Bobby Haarms Midfielder Unknown
Frans Postma Midfielder Unknown
Leen Bartels Forward Unknown
Sjaak Brokx Forward Unknown
Piet Burgers Forward Unknown
Joop Butter Forward Unknown
Max Goedkoop Forward Amateur
Hans Oldenziel Forward No Contract
Hans Winter Forward Unknown
Van Dekken Unknown Amateur
Selection of Team Youth
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Johan Engelsma Forward Unknown
Perrier Unknown Unknown
Roosendaal Unknown Unknown
Selection of Team Youth B
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Thijs Hazewindus Midfielder No Contract
Sjaak Swart Forward No Contract
Selection of Team Youth D
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Piet Keizer 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 Elzenga Secretary No Contract

Transfers

Players who left/will leave
Player Next Club Type Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Arend van der Wel SC Enschede Transfer 05/14/1955 07/01/1955 4,538 In De Telegraaf van 26 juli 1955.
Players who came/will come
Player Previous Club Type Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Piet Ouderland OVVO Transfer 07/08/1955 07/08/1955 1,361 In De Tijd de Maasbode van 17 maart 1962 wordt aangegeven dat Ouderland 3000 gulden heeft gekost
Luuk Bijker Holland Sport Transfer 07/25/1955 6,807 Uit De Telegraaf 25 juli 1955
Piet van der Kuil VSV Transfer 08/04/1955 08/04/1955 7,941 In Het Vrije Volk van 4 Augustus 1955
Youthplayers who joined the Ajax academy
Player Previous Club Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Piet Keizer Amstel 07/01/1955 Piet Keizer geeft aan op 12 jarige leeftijd van Amstel naar Ajax te zijn gegaan, dit zal waarschijnlijk begin van het seizoen 1955-56 zijn geweest.

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. 8 8 8
Klaas Bakker 32 11 32 11 1 33 11
Leen Bartels 1 1 1
Luuk Bijker 32 3 32 3 1 33 3
Sjaak Brokx 6 6 1 7
Piet Burgers 3 3 1 4
Joop Butter 3 3 3
Van Dekken 6 6 6
Gé van Dijk 34 2 34 2 1 35 2
Jan van Drecht 1 1 1
Loek den Edel 31 16 31 16 1 32 16
Henk Elzer 28 1 28 1 28 1
Cor Geelhuizen 30 30 1 31
Max Goedkoop 1 1 1
Bobby Haarms 1 1 1
Piet van der Kuil 33 17 33 17 1 2 34 19
Rinus Michels 29 8 29 8 29 8
Ger van Mourik 34 34 1 35
Piet Ouderland 27 5 27 5 1 28 5
Eddy Pieters Graafland 34 34 1 35
Frans Postma 4 4 4
Hans Winter 5 5 1 6
Total 383 63 383 63 12 2 395 65

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News

Dutch Competition

Ajax didn't compete for the number 1 spot in the Hoofdklasse A competition, but it was more important to end in the top 9 so that next season they could be part of thew new Eredivisie. It was always clear Ajax would make the cut. Ajax ended in 4th position. Sparta became first in the division and played together with the number 2 and the numbers 1 and 2 of the Hoofdklasse B for the domestic championship. It was the number 2 from the Hoofdklasse B, Rapid JC, who became the new domestic champion.

Beker

There was no Dutch Cup competition during this season.

Lineup

Ajax played a lot with the same lineup: Eddy Pieters Graafland (goalkeeper), Ger van Mourik and Luuk Bijker (defense), Ge van Dijk, Henk Elzer and Cor Geelhuizen (midfield and stopper spil), Piet Ouderland, Rinus Michels, Loek den Edel, Klaas Bakker and Piet van der Kuil (attack). Ge van Dijk was the captain. Especially Luuk Bijer, Cor Geelhuizen, Klaas Bakker and Ge van Dijk played at different positions. Especially at the end of the season Wim Anderiesen Jr. regularly played instead of Henk Elzer. The following players also played official matches: Jacques Brokx (6), Van Dekken (6), Hans Winter (3), Piet Burgers (3), Joop Butter (3), Frans Postma (3), Leen Bartels (1), Jan van Drecht (1), Max Goedkoop (1) en Bobby Haarms (1).

Coach

Karl Humenberger was the trainer.

Transfer Problems

Now that the professional was introduced and players were really under contract at a club, there are also problems with transfers for the first time. Players typically got a contract for one year and at the start of the season 1954-55 the players already had difficulty accepting Ajax' terms. Also at the start of this season four players (Pieters Graafland, Michels, Elzer and Van Dijk) initially refused to sign the proposed contract. However the club has relatively a good position. As a reaction Ajax places these 4 players on the transfer list, but requests such a high transfer amount that potentially interested parties withdraw and the players ultimately choose to stay with Ajax.

Dolf van Kol

The Ajax board terminated the membership of Dolf van Kol because he accepted the position as an advisor for BVC Amsterdam without consulting the Ajax board, which was required according to the regulations.