Season 1996-97

Summary

Season Results
Competition Mat Point Win Drw Loss GF GA F-A Res
Eredivisie 34 61 17 10 7 55 31 24 Endranking: 4
Dutch Cup 1 1 1 -1 Lost in round 2
Dutch Super Cup 1 1 3 -3 Lost in Finale
Champions League (Knockout) 4 1 1 2 6 9 -3 Lost in Halve finale
Champions League (Group A) 6 12 4 2 8 4 4 Endranking: 2

Results

Endranking Eredivisie
Pos Club Mat Win Drw Loss Point GF GA F-A
1 PSV 34 24 5 5 77 90 26 64
2 Feyenoord 34 22 7 5 73 67 34 33
3 FC Twente 34 20 5 9 65 60 33 27
4 Ajax 34 17 10 7 61 55 31 24
5 Vitesse 34 15 10 9 55 53 41 12
6 Roda JC 34 16 7 11 55 56 47 9
7 SC Heerenveen 34 13 11 10 50 58 47 11
8 De Graafschap 34 13 6 15 45 52 55 -3
9 NAC 34 10 10 14 40 41 54 -13
10 FC Groningen 34 9 12 13 39 43 56 -13
11 Fortuna Sittard 34 9 12 13 39 36 52 -16
12 Utrecht 34 8 14 12 38 42 52 -10
13 Sparta Rotterdam 34 11 5 18 38 40 56 -16
14 FC Volendam 34 9 11 14 38 36 55 -19
15 Willem II 34 9 8 17 35 34 51 -17
16 RKC Waalwijk 34 9 7 18 34 39 61 -22
17 NEC 34 7 11 16 32 35 61 -26
18 AZ 34 6 7 21 25 27 52 -25
Endranking Champions League (Group A)
Pos Club Mat Win Drw Loss Point GF GA F-A
1 Auxerre 6 4 2 12 8 7 1
2 Ajax 6 4 2 12 8 4 4
3 Grasshopper 6 3 3 9 8 5 3
4 Glasgow Rangers 6 1 5 3 5 13 -8

Matches

Match Details
Date Competition Round Match Sum. Video Full Video Match Report
8/18/1996 Dutch Super Cup Final Ajax - PSV 0 - 3 (0 - 0)
8/21/1996 Eredivisie 1 Ajax - NAC 1 - 0 (0 - 0)
8/24/1996 Eredivisie 2 SC Heerenveen - Ajax 2 - 0 (0 - 0)
8/28/1996 Eredivisie 3 Ajax - AZ 1 - 0 (1 - 0)
9/4/1996 Eredivisie 4 Roda JC - Ajax 0 - 0 (0 - 0)
9/8/1996 Eredivisie 5 NEC - Ajax 2 - 0 (1 - 0)
9/11/1996 Champions League (Group A) 1 Auxerre - Ajax 0 - 1 (0 - 1)
9/15/1996 Eredivisie 6 Ajax - Sparta Rotterdam 2 - 0 (1 - 0)
9/22/1996 Eredivisie 7 Ajax - De Graafschap 1 - 1 (0 - 0)
9/25/1996 Champions League (Group A) 2 Ajax - Grasshopper 0 - 1 (0 - 0)
9/29/1996 Eredivisie 8 FC Twente - Ajax 1 - 1 (1 - 0)
10/9/1996 Eredivisie 9 Ajax - Willem II 3 - 0 (3 - 0)
10/13/1996 Eredivisie 10 Utrecht - Ajax 1 - 1 (1 - 1)
10/16/1996 Champions League (Group A) 3 Ajax - Glasgow Rangers 4 - 1 (2 - 0)
10/20/1996 Eredivisie 11 Ajax - FC Volendam 1 - 1 (0 - 0)
10/24/1996 Eredivisie 12 Ajax - RKC Waalwijk 2 - 0 (1 - 0)
10/27/1996 Eredivisie 13 Vitesse - Ajax 1 - 4 (1 - 0)
10/30/1996 Champions League (Group A) 4 Glasgow Rangers - Ajax 0 - 1 (0 - 1)
11/3/1996 Eredivisie 14 Willem II - Ajax 0 - 1 (0 - 0)
11/13/1996 Eredivisie 15 Ajax - Fortuna Sittard 2 - 2 (1 - 1)
11/17/1996 Eredivisie 16 NAC - Ajax 2 - 0 (2 - 0)
11/20/1996 Champions League (Group A) 5 Ajax - Auxerre 1 - 2 (1 - 1)
11/24/1996 Eredivisie 17 Feyenoord - Ajax 2 - 2 (2 - 1)
11/27/1996 Dutch Cup 2 SC Heracles '74 - Ajax 1 - 0 (0 - 0)
12/1/1996 Eredivisie 18 Ajax - FC Groningen 1 - 1 (1 - 0)
12/4/1996 Champions League (Group A) 6 Grasshopper - Ajax 0 - 1 (0 - 1)
12/8/1996 Eredivisie 19 AZ - Ajax 1 - 1 (0 - 1)
12/22/1996 Eredivisie 20 Ajax - PSV 0 - 2 (0 - 1)
2/16/1997 Eredivisie 21 De Graafschap - Ajax 0 - 2 (0 - 0)
2/23/1997 Eredivisie 22 Ajax - Feyenoord 3 - 0 (2 - 0)
3/5/1997 Champions League (Knockout) Quarter Final Ajax - Atletico Madrid 1 - 1 (0 - 1)
3/9/1997 Eredivisie 23 Ajax - Utrecht 1 - 0 (0 - 0)
3/14/1997 Eredivisie 24 Ajax - Roda JC 3 - 1 (2 - 1)
3/19/1997 Champions League (Knockout) Quarter Final Atletico Madrid - Ajax 2 - 3
(regular time:1 - 1)
3/23/1997 Eredivisie 25 RKC Waalwijk - Ajax 1 - 2 (0 - 0)
4/6/1997 Eredivisie 26 FC Volendam - Ajax 0 - 3 (0 - 1)
4/9/1997 Champions League (Knockout) Semi Final Ajax - Juventus 1 - 2 (0 - 2)
4/13/1997 Eredivisie 27 PSV - Ajax 2 - 0 (1 - 0)
4/18/1997 Eredivisie 28 Ajax - NEC 5 - 0 (3 - 0)
4/23/1997 Champions League (Knockout) Semi Final Juventus - Ajax 4 - 1 (2 - 0)
5/4/1997 Eredivisie 29 Sparta Rotterdam - Ajax 2 - 1 (1 - 1)
5/7/1997 Eredivisie 30 FC Groningen - Ajax 1 - 1 (0 - 0)
5/11/1997 Eredivisie 31 Ajax - SC Heerenveen 2 - 1 (2 - 1)
5/17/1997 Eredivisie 32 Ajax - FC Twente 3 - 2 (1 - 1)
5/25/1997 Eredivisie 33 Fortuna Sittard - Ajax 2 - 1 (0 - 1)
6/1/1997 Eredivisie 34 Ajax - Vitesse 4 - 0 (3 - 0)

Selection

All players who have played for Ajax 1 this season
Player Team Matches Goals Yellow Red Assists Minutes Own Goals Remark
Tijjani Babangida A 36 7 3 1 2728
Milan Berck Beelenkamp Unknown 2 41
Dave van den Bergh A 10 1 449
Danny Blind A 22 3 1912
Frank de Boer A 42 4 1 3763
Ronald de Boer A 40 6 3 3350
Winston Bogarde A 22 4 3 1802
Dani A 23 7 1 1413
Iván Gabrich A 11 446
Fred Grim A 1 90
Peter Hoekstra A 9 399
Mariano Juan A 20 2 1183
Patrick Kluivert A 22 8 2 1739
Jari Litmanen A 24 8 1 1900
Eli Louhenapessy Unknown 1 46
Mario Melchiot A 33 1 1 2323
Kofi Mensah Unknown 1 90
Kiki Musampa A 32 5 3 2192
Marc Overmars A 36 2 1 2942
Martijn Reuser A 22 3 1235
Márcio Santos Loan Out 18 1 2 1 1531
Edwin van der Sar A 45 4080
Arnold Scholten A 39 3 4 2930
Dennis Schulp Unknown 4 1 192
Arno Splinter Unknown 7 1 473
Rody Turpijn Unknown 9 1 378
John Veldman A 25 3 1581
Menno Willems Unknown 5 1 263
Richard Witschge A 28 3 1 2129
Nordin Wooter A 39 4 3 1 2191
Selection of Team A
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Fred Grim Keeper Contract
Edwin van der Sar Keeper Contract
Danny Blind Defender Contract
Frank de Boer Defender Contract
Winston Bogarde Defender Contract
Mario Melchiot Defender Contract
John Veldman Defender Contract
Ronald de Boer Midfielder Contract
Dani Midfielder Contract
Mariano Juan Midfielder Contract
Jari Litmanen Midfielder Contract
Kiki Musampa Midfielder Contract
Arnold Scholten Midfielder Contract
Richard Witschge Midfielder Contract
Nordin Wooter Midfielder Contract
Tijjani Babangida Forward Contract
Dave van den Bergh Forward Contract
Iván Gabrich Forward Contract
Peter Hoekstra Forward Contract
Patrick Kluivert Forward Contract
Marc Overmars Forward Contract
Martijn Reuser Forward Contract
Selection of Team Loan Out
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Márcio Santos Defender Contract 01/01/1997 06/30/1997
Selection of Team Unknown
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Milan Berck Beelenkamp Defender Contract
Kofi Mensah Defender Contract
Arno Splinter Defender Contract
Menno Willems Defender Contract
Andriy Demchenko Midfielder Contract
Robert Gehring Midfielder Contract
Eli Louhenapessy Midfielder Contract
Dennis Schulp Forward Contract
Rody Turpijn Forward Contract
Selection of Team Youth
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Maarten Stekelenburg Keeper No Contract
Jeroen Verhoeven Keeper No Contract
John Heitinga Defender No Contract
Donovan Slijngard Defender No Contract
Gregory van der Wiel Defender No Contract
Urby Emanuelson Midfielder No Contract
Jeffrey Sarpong Midfielder No Contract
Selection of Team Youth Pupils
Player Position Contract Type Contract From Contract To Loan Out From Loan Out To Remark
Daley Blind Defender No Contract
Others active at Ajax
Player Role Contract Type Contract From Contract To Remark
Louis van Gaal Head coach Contract
Bobby Haarms Assistant coach Contract
Pim van Dord Fysio therapist Contract
Michael van Praag President No Contract
Arie van Os Treasurer No Contract
David Endt Press Secretary Contract

Transfers

Players who left/will leave
Player Next Club Type Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Edgar Davids AC Milan Transfer 07/01/1996
Finidi George Betis Sevilla Transfer 07/01/1996
Christopher Kanu Internazionale Transfer 07/01/1996
Nwankwo Kanu Internazionale Transfer 07/01/1996
Denny Landzaat MVV Transfer 07/01/1996
Michael Reiziger AC Milan Transfer 07/01/1996
Sonny Silooy Arminia Bielefeld Transfer 07/01/1996
Ignacio Tuhuteru Dalian Wanda Transfer 07/01/1996
Márcio Santos Atletico Mineiro Loan start 01/01/1997 07/31/1997
Players who came/will come
Player Previous Club Type Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Tijjani Babangida Roda JC Transfer 07/01/1996
Dani Sporting Portugal Transfer 07/01/1996
Iván Gabrich Newell's Old Boys Transfer 07/01/1996
Mariano Juan River Plate Transfer 07/01/1996
John Veldman Sparta Rotterdam Transfer 07/01/1996
Richard Witschge Bordeaux Transfer 07/01/1996 5 06/30/2001
Players who signed their first contract
Player Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Milan Berck Beelenkamp 07/01/1996
Eli Louhenapessy 07/01/1996
Mario Melchiot 07/01/1996 3 06/30/1999
Rody Turpijn 07/01/1996 06/30/2002 Onbekend wanneer hij zijn eerste contract bij Ajax tekende, ingeschat op 1996
Youthplayers who joined the Ajax academy
Player Previous Club Announced Start Duration End Amount Remark
Mbark Boussoufa ASV Fortius 07/01/1996
Milano Koenders SDZ 07/01/1996
Kwame Quansah Unknown 07/01/1996
Jeffrey Sarpong FC Abcoude 07/01/1996
Stefano Seedorf Hellas Sport 07/01/1996
Donovan Slijngard Unknown 07/01/1996
Maarten Stekelenburg Unknown 07/01/1996
Gregory van der Wiel RKSV DCG 07/01/1996
Christian Supusepa Unknown 06/26/1997

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
Tijjani Babangida 25 4 10 3 1 36 7 36 7
Milan Berck Beelenkamp 2 2 2
Dave van den Bergh 9 1 1 10 1 10 1
Danny Blind 16 5 1 22 22
Frank de Boer 32 4 9 1 42 4 42 4
Ronald de Boer 28 5 1 10 1 1 40 6 40 6
Winston Bogarde 16 4 6 22 4 22 4
Dani 17 4 1 5 3 23 7 23 7
Iván Gabrich 10 1 11 11
Fred Grim 1 1 1
Peter Hoekstra 8 1 9 9
Mariano Juan 16 3 1 20 20
Patrick Kluivert 17 6 1 4 2 22 8 22 8
Jari Litmanen 16 6 7 2 1 24 8 24 8
Eli Louhenapessy 1 1 1
Mario Melchiot 23 1 8 1 1 33 1 33 1
Kofi Mensah 1 1 1
Kiki Musampa 24 5 1 7 32 5 32 5
Marc Overmars 25 2 1 10 36 2 36 2
Martijn Reuser 19 3 3 22 3 22 3
Márcio Santos 14 1 4 18 1 18 1
Edwin van der Sar 33 1 10 1 45 45
Arnold Scholten 28 2 1 9 1 1 39 3 39 3
Dennis Schulp 4 1 4 1 4 1
Arno Splinter 4 1 1 2 7 1 7 1
Rody Turpijn 6 2 1 9 9
John Veldman 17 1 6 1 25 25
Menno Willems 2 1 2 5 5
Richard Witschge 21 3 6 1 28 3 28 3
Nordin Wooter 29 3 1 8 1 1 39 4 39 4
Total 464 55 14 136 14 14 628 69 628 69

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