Mr Amsterdam Ajax: happy 75th birthday!

When in Amsterdam...the city is a one team town, Ajax Amsterdam. Today the fans of the Netherlands most successful team celebrates one of the club's greatest players birthday, Sjaak Swart, aka Mr. Ajax.

Photo from ANP.

Swart played 596 games for Ajax, a club record. The famous right winger scored 228 goals for Ajax. Swart was part of the Ajax team that won three successive European Cups (now Champions League) from 1971 - 73. He also played 31 games for the national Netherlands team.

There are many highlights in such an extended career however one of the best documented in English goes to the European Cup (now Champions League) game Ajax v Liverpool in 1966. The game is referred to as the "the game in the mist'. The crowd and commentators could not see the game.

Ajax win 5-1 and Swart is the one of the best players on the ground. To get a full english version of the game click here.

For his most famous goals look at the below provided by Ajax tv.

When in Amsterdam wishes Mr. Ajax and his family congratulations on your birthday.

When in Amsterdam....enjoy.

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