Friday 07 May 2021

Press photographer files police complaint after attack by Ajax fans

Press photographer files police complaint after attack by Ajax fans

A press photographer who was attacked as he was taking pictures of the Ajax league title win celebrations on Sunday has filed an official complaint with the Amsterdam police. The photographer, who wishes to remain anonymous, works for the Associated Press. He had come to the stadium where some 12,000 fans had gathered, defying coronavirus rules. The photographer said the mood turned from festive to menacing when the crowd moved to the main entrance of the stadium. There the players... More >

Ajax seal Eredivisie title with 4-0 win

A dominant second-half performance secured Ajax’s 35th Eredivisie title as they ran out 4-0 winners against Emmen in Amsterdam. After Dusan Tadic put the home side ahead in the ninth minute, the Drenthe side held firm until Sebastian Haller slotted home a second just after the hour mark. Devyne Rensch and a diving header by Davy Klaassen completed the scoring. The silver plate was presented to the players in an empty Johan Cruyff Arena and later held aloft from a... More >

ADO Den Haag owner ordered to pay club €2m

The owners of Eredivisie club ADO Den Haag have been ordered by a court to pay €2 million in outstanding contributions. The club obtained an injunction at the district court in The Hague against United Vansen, which has been the majority shareholder since 2015. The Chinese-based company, which is trying to sell ADO, did not contest the hearing. It is not the first time the club has gone to court over delayed payments by United Vansen. In 2016 it obtained... More >

Record Eredivisie goalscorer dies aged 74

The Eredivisie’s all-time record goalscorer, Willy van der Kuijlen, has died at the age of 74, his former club PSV Eindhoven has announced. Van der Kuijlen played for the Eindhoven club for 18 seasons between 1964 and 1981, scoring 308 times in 528 matches. He also scored three league goals for his only other professional club, MVV Maastricht. Born in Helmond, Van der Kuijlen caught the eye of PSV’s scouts while playing for his home town amateur club HVV. He... More >