Tag: eredivisie

Marco van Basten: the Ajax diaries

As a boy, Marco van Basten dreamed of being a gymnast. Sadly his dreams would falter – he’d instead become one of the greatest footballers in history

Ernst Happel: the Feyenoord years

When talking about the greatest managers in history, Ernst Happel has done everything to join the discussion, a true pioneer of football at Feyenoord

Ronaldo: the PSV diaries

Coming to Europe as a raw but otherwordly teenager, Ronaldo would make the Eredivisie home for two years, setting Europe alight with his talent

Introducing: Ajax

Welcome to issue two of the club magazine series by These Football Times. This is 140 pages of original photos, art and words dedicated to AFC Ajax

The resurgence of Dušan Tadić at Ajax

Largely lauded as a luxury during his time at Southampton, since moving to Ajax, Dušan Tadić has become one of Europe’s most feared attacking stars

The making of Luis Suárez: a year in Groningen

As featured on Guardian Sport Despite its obvious and very pragmatic function, the humble umbrella has proven itself more foe than friend to football managers. The modern game’s umbrella-related history is short and…

Andy van der Meyde: short skirts, drugs and alcohol

Ajax Amsterdam are one of the most successful football clubs in the world and the most famous of the Netherlands’ club sides. Famed for their highly successful youth academy, the early to…

The coming of Chucky: Hirving Lozano and the road to the top

In an era where the influence of the Eredivisie is waning and being widely written off, one young Mexican is continuing a tradition of Latin American inspiration in the Netherlands. Hirving Lozano, affectionately…