Ajax Football Club is the first rival of Vojvodina FC in the qualifications for the placement in the group stage of Europa League.

Just like Vojvodina FC, Ajax FC is a club with over a century-long tradition. It was founded in 1900 and they play their matches at Johan Cruijff Arena, with the capacity of 55.865 seats.

Ajax is the record-breaker in their country with 36 titles and 20 trophies in the Dutch Cup, and they were the European champions four times – in 1971, 1972, 1973, and 1995. It is clear that their most famous period was at the beginning of the seventies, when Ajax led by the legendary Johan Cruijff dominated Europe. In addition to all these trophies, we should also mention 9 trophies in the Dutch Super Cup, and 1 Cup of Winners of the Cups, UEFA Cup, and two trophies in the UEFA Super Cup.

The link between Vojvodina FC and Ajax is definitely Dušan Tadić, who was the trainee of the Ilija Pantelić Youth Academy, and the later the player for the first team of Vojvodina FC, and then the legendary captain of the Ajax team. According to numerous parameters, Dušan Tadić was one of the best reinforcements in the history of Ajax FC, because he arrived to the club when it was going through a rough period, in the summer of 2018, and he led the team to 3 titles, 2 Cups, and 1 Dutch Super Cup. He was also the leader of the team that was only seconds away from the finals of the Champions League in 2019.

As for the current team of Ajax, they have a new coach on the bench, the 35-year-old Italian, Francesko Farioli, who arrived after exquisite results on the bench of the French Nice. According to the evaluation of the specialized football portal, Transfermarkt, Ajax is worth 242,55 million euros, which is 12 times more than the evaluation of worth of Vojvodina FC – 20 million euros.

The most valuable player is the attacker Brian Brobbey, worth 35 million euros, and he is at the same time the best shooter of the team in the previous season, with 22 goals in all competitions. Another member of Ajax is the ex-captain of Liverpool FC, Jordan Henderson, while among the other stars we should mention Steven Bergwijn, Josip Šutalo, Borna Sosa, and the rising star, Jorrel Hato, defensive player worth 30 million euros.

The first match will be played at the Johan Cruijff Arena on July 25th, while Voša will be the host on August 1st. There is really no dilemma that it is a great honor for the Old Lady to compete with the true football giant.