Live

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-10:00 AM

LIVE: OTB AM
Advertisement
Soccer

Ajax melt down Eredivisie trophy to share with their fans

Ajax have melted down their Dutch title trophy to share the success with fans, who missed out on ...

Phil Egan
Phil Egan

12:40 12 May 2021



Ajax melt down Eredivisie trop...
Soccer

Ajax melt down Eredivisie trophy to share with their fans

Phil Egan
Phil Egan

12:40 12 May 2021

Ajax have melted down their Dutch title trophy to share the success with fans, who missed out on their league title success during the pandemic.

The Dutch champions claimed a 35th Eredivisie title in early May and have decided to reward their supporters by melting down the trophy into 42,000 silver stars.

The stars will be given to season ticket holders at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar said: "This season, we have largely had to play without our fans - well, without them sitting in the stands, at least.

"Despite this, we have felt their support every week on the way to the stadium, on social media and in our personal contacts.

"Previously, when we said 'this title is for you', we were expressing how we were doing it for the fans. However, sharing the trophy is the ultimate proof that we really are."

Each star weighs 3.45 grams, 0.06 of which has come from the trophy but the Dutch FA has given Ajax a second trophy to put in their cabinet in place of the one they've melted down.

Ajax captain Dusan Tadic added: "Playing in an empty stadium doesn't compare with an atmospheric Johan Cruyff Arena.

"We have really missed our supporters over the past season here in Amsterdam and during all our matches.

"We therefore want to dedicate this title to our fans and can't wait to play in front of them again."

The Dutch Football Association has given Ajax a second trophy as an exception due to the pandemic.

This season, Ajax played 30 of its 34 matches in the Eredivisie in an empty stadium.

Download the brand new OTB Sports App in the Play Store & App Store right now! We've got you covered!

Subscribe to OTB Sports's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Read more about

Ajax Amsterdam Covid-19 Eredivisie Royal Dutch Football Association

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

LIVE: OTB AM

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-10:00 AM

Share

Up next

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

02:00 PM-05:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

05:00 PM-06:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Newsround

LIVE: Newsround

07:00 PM-07:30 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

07:30 PM-08:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

LIVE: The Football Show

LIVE: The Football Show

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

10:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

12:00 AM-02:00 AM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

05:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

07:00 AM-07:30 AM

Share

LIVE: OTB AM

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-10:00 AM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on