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During the 2011–12 season AFC Ajax participated in the Eredivisie, the KNVB Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. The first training took place on 27 June 2011. The traditional AFC Ajax Open Day will be held on 3 August 2011, followed by a testimonial match for the retired former Ajax goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar.

Ajax
2011–12 season
ChairmanSteven ten Have (until 22 December 2011)
Hennie Henrichs
ManagerFrank de Boer
Eredivisie1st
KNVB CupRound of 16
Champions LeagueGroup stage
Europa LeagueRound of 32
Johan Cruyff ShieldRunners-up
Top goalscorerLeague:
Siem de Jong (13)

All:
Siem de Jong (17)

Ajax's U19 squad will play in the inaugural tournament of the NextGen series.

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Pre-seasonEdit

The first training for the 2011–12 season was held on 27 June 2011. In preparation for the new season Ajax organized a trainingsstage in Fürth, Germany. The squad from manager Frank de Boer stayed there from 11 July 2011 to 16 July 2011. During this training stage, friendly matches were played against Jahn Regensburg and 1. FC Nürnberg. Further friendly matches were played against VV Buitenpost, AZSV Aalten, FC Emmen, Brøndby and Independiente.

Player statisticsEdit

Appearances for competitive matches only

No. Pos Nat Player Total Eredivisie UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
KNVB Cup
Johan Cruijff-schaal XVI
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Kenneth Vermeer 42 0 33 0 8 0 1 0
2 DF   Gregory van der Wiel 28 3 19+1 2 6 1 1+1 0
3 DF   Toby Alderweireld 40 3 29 1 7 1 4 1
4 MF   Jan Vertonghen 42 10 31 8 8 0 3 2
5 MF   Vurnon Anita 44 2 30+3 2 7+1 0 2+1 0
6 MF   Eyong Enoh 29 0 14+8 0 4+1 0 2 0
7 FW   Miralem Sulejmani 32 12 21+1 11 8 1 2 0
8 MF   Christian Eriksen 44 8 33 7 8 1 2+1 0
9 FW   Kolbeinn Sigþórsson 17 7 8+6 7 2 0 1 0
10 FW   Siem de Jong 40 17 30 13 6 1 4 3
11 FW   Lorenzo Ebecilio 27 6 9+12 6 2+3 0 1 0
13 DF   André Ooijer 12 2 4+5 2 0 0 2+1 0
15 DF   Nicolai Boilesen 7 0 3+1 0 1+1 0 1 0
16 MF   Theo Janssen 38 7 29 7 6 0 3 0
17 DF   Daley Blind 26 0 16+5 0 1+2 0 2 0
18 MF   Nicolás Lodeiro 19 3 5+8 2 3+2 1 1 0
19 FW   Dmitry Bulykin 26 10 5+14 9 1+3 0 2+1 1
20 DF   Bruno Silva 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 MF   Derk Boerrigter 23 10 15+2 7 4 1 1+1 2
22 GK   Jasper Cillessen 7 0 1+3 0 0 0 3 0
23 FW   Aras Özbiliz 16 2 10+2 1 2 1 1+1 0
24 FW   Mounir El Hamdaoui 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 MF   Thulani Serero 10 0 0+7 0 0+2 0 1 0
28 MF   Ismaïl Aissati 18 2 10+6 2 1 0 1 0
29 MF   Mats Rits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 GK   Jeroen Verhoeven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 DF   Ruben Ligeon 4 0 1+2 0 0 0 1 0
33 MF   Joeri de Kamps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 DF   Ricardo van Rhijn 16 0 10+3 0 1+1 0 0+1 0
37 FW   Jody Lukoki 11 2 3+3 2 0+3 0 2 0
39 FW   Davy Klaassen 7 1 1+3 1 0+3 0 0 0
41 FW   Lesley de Sa 1 1 0 0 0 0 0+1 1
42 DF   Dico Koppers 10 0 7+1 0 2 0 0 0
57 DF   Henri Toivomäki 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players sold or loaned out after the start of the season:
40 MF   Ouasim Bouy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45 FW   Tom Boere 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

As of 22 January 2012

2011–12 Selection by NationalityEdit

Nationality                           Total Players
Current squad selection 11 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - 24
Youth/reserves squad in AFC Ajax selection 8 - 1 - 1 - - - - - - 1 - 11
Players out on loan 5 - - - - - - - - - - - 1 6

Team statisticsEdit

Eredivisie standings 2011–12Edit

Current standing Matches played Wins Draws Losses Points Goals for
 
Goals against
 
Yellow cards
 
Red cards
 
1 34 23 7 4 76 93 36 39 4

Points by match dayEdit

Match day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Total
Points 3 3 1 3 3 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 3 3 3 3 1 0 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 76

Total points by match dayEdit

Match day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Total
Points 3 6 7 10 13 14 15 15 16 17 20 20 21 24 27 30 33 34 34 34 37 40 43 46 49 52 55 58 61 64 67 70 73 76 76

Standing by match dayEdit

Match day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Standing
Standing 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 4th 6th 6th 5th 5th 4th 4th 4th 4th 4th 4th 4th 6th 6th 6th 5th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

Goals by match dayEdit

Match day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Total
Goals 4 5 2 4 3 2 1 0 2 1 4 4 2 3 4 1 4 1 2 0 2 4 4 4 3 2 2 6 5 3 2 2 2 3 93

Statistics for the 2011–12 seasonEdit

  • This is an overview of all the statistics for played matches in the 2011–12 season.
Friendlies Johan Cruijff Schaal KNVB Cup UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League Eredivisie Total
Matches 11 of 11 1 of 1 3 of 3 6 of 6 2 of 2 34 of 34 56 of 56
Win 8 of 11 0 of 1 2 of 3 2 of 6 1 of 2 23 of 34 35 of 56
Draw 1 of 11 0 of 1 0 of 3 2 of 6 0 of 2 7 of 34 10 of 56
Loss 2 of 11 1 of 1 1 of 3 2 of 6 1 of 2 4 of 34 11 of 56
Home 3 of 3 0 of 0 1 of 1 3 of 3 1 of 1 17 of 17 25 of 25
Away 8 of 8 1 of 1 2 of 3 3 of 3 1 of 1 17 of 17 32 of 32
Yellow cards   5 2 2 3 5 40 57
Red cards   0 0 0 0 0 4 4
2 x yellow in 1 match     0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Number of substitutes used    91 3 6 16 6 95 214
Goals for   29 1 9 6 2 93 142
Goals against   5 2 6 6 3 36 58
Balance   +24 -1 +3 0 -1 +57 +81
Clean sheets   7 0 0 4 0 12 23
Penalties for   2 0 0 0 0 6 8
Penalties against   0 1 0 0 0 3 4

2011–12 team recordsEdit

Description Competition Result
Biggest win   Friendly match AZSV – AFC Ajax ( 0–11 )
  Johan Cruijff Schaal
  KNVB Cup Roda JC – AFC Ajax ( 2–4 )
  UEFA Champions League AFC Ajax – Dinamo Zagreb ( 4–0 )
  UEFA Europa League Manchester United – AFC Ajax ( 1–2 )
  Eredivisie AFC Ajax – Heracles Almelo ( 6–0 )
Biggest loss   Friendly match 1. FC Nürnberg – AFC Ajax ( 2–0 )
  Johan Cruijff Schaal FC Twente – AFC Ajax ( 2–1 )
  KNVB Cup AFC Ajax – AZ ( 2–3 )
  UEFA Champions League Real Madrid – AFC Ajax ( 3–0 )
  UEFA Europa League AFC Ajax – Manchester United ( 0–2 )
  Eredivisie FC Utrecht – AFC Ajax ( 6–4 )
Most goals in a match   Friendly match AZSV – AFC Ajax ( 0–11 )
  Johan Cruijff Schaal FC Twente – AFC Ajax ( 2–1 )
  KNVB Cup Roda JC – AFC Ajax ( 2–4 )
  UEFA Champions League AFC Ajax – Dinamo Zagreb ( 4–0 )
  UEFA Europa League Manchester United – AFC Ajax ( 1–2 )
  Eredivisie FC Utrecht – AFC Ajax ( 6–4 )

TopscorersEdit

Friendlies

Nr. Name  
1.   Aras Özbiliz 5
2.   Lorenzo Ebecilio 4
3.   Geoffrey Castillion 3
  Mats Rits 3
  Rodney Sneijder 3
6.   Theo Janssen 2
7.   Jan-Arie van der Heijden 1
  Derk Boerrigter 1
  Thulani Serero 1
  Ricardo van Rhijn 1
  André Ooijer 1
  Kolbeinn Sigþórsson 1
  Christian Eriksen 1
  Vurnon Anita 1
  Siem de Jong 1
  Jody Lukoki 1
  Tom Boere 1
  Dmitri Bulykin 1
Total 32

Johan Cruijff Schaal

Nr. Name  
1.   Toby Alderweireld 1
Total 1

Eredivisie

Nr. Name  
1.   Siem de Jong 13
2.   Miralem Sulejmani 11
3.   Dmitri Bulykin 9
4.   Theo Janssen 8
  Jan Vertonghen 8
6.   Derk Boerrigter 7
  Kolbeinn Sigþórsson 7
  Christian Eriksen 7
9.   Lorenzo Ebecilio 6
10.   Gregory van der Wiel 2
  Jody Lukoki 2
  André Ooijer 2
  Nicolás Lodeiro 2
  Vurnon Anita 2
  Ismaïl Aissati 2
14.   Toby Alderweireld 1
  Davy Klaassen 1
  Aras Özbiliz 1
Own goals   Guy Ramos (RKC Waalwijk) 1
  Simon Poulsen (AZ) 1
Total 93

KNVB Cup

Nr. Name  
1.   Siem de Jong 3
2.   Jan Vertonghen 2
  Derk Boerrigter 2
3.   Dmitri Bulykin 1
  Lesley de Sa 1
Total 9

UEFA Champions League

Nr. Name  
1.   Derk Boerrigter 1
  Christian Eriksen 1
  Gregory van der Wiel 1
  Miralem Sulejmani 1
  Siem de Jong 1
  Nicolás Lodeiro 1
Total 6

UEFA Europa League

Nr. Name  
1.   Aras Özbiliz 1
  Toby Alderweireld 1
Total 2

PlacementsEdit

Friendlies Johan Cruijff Schaal KNVB Cup UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League Eredivisie
Status 11 played, 8 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses Runner-up
Lost to: FC Twente
Round of 16
Lost to: AZ
3rd Place in Group D
Placement for: UEFA Europa League
Eliminated in Round of 32
Last opponent:
Manchester United
Champions
76 points in 34 matches
31st title

Pre-season and friendliesEdit

CompetitionsEdit

All times are in CEST

Johan Cruijff SchaalEdit

EredivisieEdit

KNVB CupEdit

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Group stageEdit

Group D
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Real Madrid 6 6 0 0 19 2 +17 18
  Lyon 6 2 2 2 9 7 +2 8
  Ajax 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8
  Dinamo Zagreb 6 0 0 6 3 22 −19 0
Tiebreakers
  • Lyon and Ajax are tied on their head-to-head records as shown below, so Lyon are ranked ahead of Ajax because of their higher overall goal difference in the group.
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD AG Pts
  Lyon 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
  Ajax 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2

UEFA Europa LeagueEdit

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 32Edit

Transfers for 2011–12Edit

Summer transfer windowEdit

For a list of all Dutch football transfers in the summer window (1 July 2011 to 31 August 2011) please see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2011.

ArrivalsEdit

  • The following players moved to AFC Ajax.
Name Position Transfer type Previous club Fee
Return from loan spell
    Ismaïl Aissati Midfielder 30 June 2011   Vitesse -
    Jan-Arie van der Heijden Midfielder 30 June 2011   Willem II -
Transfer
    Thulani Serero Midfielder 22 May 2011   Ajax Cape Town €2,500,000
    Theo Janssen Midfielder 23 May 2011   Twente €3,300,000
    Derk Boerrigter Forward 20 June 2011   RKC Waalwijk €500,000
    Kolbeinn Sigþórsson Forward 4 July 2011   AZ €4,000,000
    Jasper Cillessen Goalkeeper 27 August 2011   NEC €3,300,000
Free Transfer
    Mats Rits Midfielder 28 June 2011   Germinal Beerschot -
    Dmitri Bulykin Forward 31 August 2011   Anderlecht -

DeparturesEdit

  • The following players moved from AFC Ajax.
Name Position Transfer type New club Fee
Out on loan
    Roly Bonevacia Midfielder 26 May 2011   NAC Breda -
    Marco Bizot Goalkeeper 3 June 2011   SC Cambuur -
    Florian Jozefzoon Forward 10 June 2011   NAC Breda -
    Darío Cvitanich Forward 6 July 2011   Boca Juniors -
    Geoffrey Castillion Forward 5 August 2011   RKC Waalwijk -
    Rodney Sneijder Midfielder 20 August 2011   FC Utrecht -
Transfer
    Sergio Padt Goalkeeper 2 July 2011   Gent €300,000
    Demy de Zeeuw Midfielder 6 July 2011   Spartak Moscow €6,000,000
    Maarten Stekelenburg Goalkeeper 1 August 2011   Roma €6,300,000
Free Transfer
    Mitchell Donald Midfielder 9 February 2011   Roda JC -
    Rob Wielaert Defender 16 May 2011   Roda JC -
    Timothée Atouba Defender 25 May 2011   Las Palmas -
    Marvin Zeegelaar Forward 15 June 2011   Espanyol -
    Rasmus Lindgren Midfielder 20 June 2011   Red Bull Salzburg -
    Tom Overtoom Midfielder 21 June 2011   Sparta Rotterdam -
    Suk Hyun-jun Forward 27 June 2011   Groningen -
    Oleguer Defender 1 August 2011 -
    Evander Sno Midfielder 17 August 2011   RKC Waalwijk -
    Jan-Arie van der Heijden Midfielder 18 August 2011   Vitesse -
    Ronald Graafland Goalkeeper 22 August 2011   Feyenoord -

Winter transfer windowEdit

For a list of all Dutch football transfers in the winter window (1 January 2012 to 1 February 2012) please see List of Dutch football transfers winter 2011–12.

ArrivalsEdit

  • The following players moved to AFC Ajax.
Name Position Transfer type Previous club Fee
Free Transfer
    Stefan Marinković Defender 3 February 2011   Luzern -

DeparturesEdit

  • The following players moved from AFC Ajax.
Name Position Transfer type New club Fee
Transfer
    Ouasim Bouy Midfielder 31 January 2012   Juventus €200,000
Free Transfer
    Tom Boere Forward 29 December 2011   Gent -

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