Ajax have clinched the women’s football league title for the first time since 2018 with a 6-1 win at PEC Zwolle.
Romée Leuchter and Tiny Hoekstra both scored twice in an emphatic victory that ensured the Amsterdammers finished a point ahead of Twente Enschede, the champions for the past three seasons.
Quinty Sabajo and Ashleigh Weerden also found the net for Ajax, while Bo van Egmond scored a consolation goal for PEC.
Twente came from behind to win 2-1 at home to Feyenoord, with Fenna Kalma scoring her 30th goal of the season from the penalty spot, but had to settle for the runner’s-up position. They will have another chance to win a trophy when they play PSV in the cup final on May 18.
Hoekstra was the scorer when Ajax beat Twente 1-0 a week ago to overtake the team from Enschede at the top of the league and finished the season with 15 goals.
Captain Sherida Spitse said: ‘It’s a great title, because I’ve been an Ajax fan since I was a little girl. I came here to win trophies.
‘We’ve worked hard for this all season and had to overcome setbacks along the way. Things didn’t always go 100% the way we wanted. That’s part of professional sport, sometimes it’s give and take.’
The success of the women’s team contrasts with a disappointing season for the men, who are 13 points behind prospective champions Feyenoord in the league and lost the cup final last weekend on penalties to PSV.
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