Umbro - Ajax 1996/97 Home Football Shirt
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All products are brand new unless else stated. The condition of our used products are rated according to a 6-9 scale,
9/10 - Very good condition, almost new. Few signs of wear.
8/10 - Good condition, used but maintained well. Signs of wear.
7/10 - Used with love, clear signs of wear such as scratches, star loss etc.
6/10 - The last dance, looks for a new owner for the last time.
We call our used items "Pre-Loved" as they have been worn with care and love.
Team - Ajax
Condition - Pre-Loved
The 1996/97 season was a significant one for AFC Ajax, coming off the heels of a couple of highly successful seasons in the mid-'90s. Here's a breakdown of that season for Ajax:
Eredivisie: Ajax finished the season in fourth place in the Eredivisie, which was considered a disappointment given their recent domestic successes.
KNVB Cup: Ajax experienced success in the KNVB Cup, securing the trophy. They defeated PSV Eindhoven in the final, which added a silver lining to their domestic campaign.
UEFA Champions League: After winning the Champions League in 1995 and reaching the final in 1996, Ajax had high expectations in the 1996/97 campaign. They reached the semi-finals but were knocked out by Juventus, the eventual champions.
Manager: The experienced Louis van Gaal was at the helm, overseeing what would be his penultimate season with the club. Under his guidance, Ajax experienced significant success in both domestic and European competitions during the mid-'90s.
Key Players: Despite the departure of some key players after their 1995 Champions League win, Ajax still had a strong squad. Edwin van der Sar, the reliable goalkeeper, was an essential figure, as were players like Marc Overmars, Edgar Davids, and Jari Litmanen. Young talents like Patrick Kluivert and Clarence Seedorf had also made significant impacts but were in the process of transitioning to other major European clubs.
Notable Moments: One of the standout moments of the season was their KNVB Cup win against rivals PSV. In the Champions League, while they couldn't replicate the success of the previous two seasons, reaching the semi-finals was still a commendable achievement.
Off the pitch: The mid to late '90s was a period of change for Ajax. Having reached the pinnacle of European football in 1995 by winning the Champions League, they experienced the departure of several key players to bigger European leagues and clubs. The 1996/97 season marked the tail end of that golden era, with more changes on the horizon.
This is a pre-loved shirt in very good condition.