Full Name: Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax
Ajax were founded at the Café Oost Indie on Kalverstraat on March 18, 1900. They are named in honor of the Ancient Greek warrior of the same name. Famous for playing attractive, attacking football and for being the birthplace of 'total football'. They also have traditionally had one of the world's best youth programs, known simply as De Toekomst - The Future. The supporters have a curious reputation as being Jewish, though few actually are. Anti-semitic chants are sung by opposing fans, and Israeli flags are regularly seen at Ajax matches. The nickname Superjoden means Super Jews while De Godenzonen means Sons of the Gods. Ajax are the symbol of the city of Amsterdam and that of the artistic/creative class of Holland. Their arch-rivals are Feyenoord, their matches are called 'De klassieker' - the classic one. The club adopted their now trademark uniforms of white shirts with vertical red stripe in 1911 to avoid conflict with already established Sparta Rotterdam.
Previous stadiums - Het Houten (1900-28), Olympic Stadium (1928-34), De Meer (1934-96).
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