# # # # # Ajax Amsterdam # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # ###### # # # # # # # # # #### # # # # # # # # # # # # # SIDE # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Team Guide # # # # # ============================ TABLE OF CONTENTS ============================ Copyright Update History Introduction Ajax Amsterdam - Titles Players Team Formation Current Selection Final Words ============================ COPYRIGHT ============================ This guide can be found on the following sites: www.GameFAQs.com - http://www.gamefaqs.com/ www.Gamespot.com - http://www.gamespot.com/ This team guide of Ajax is a copyright of Robert Louis de Boer. The above mentioned sites are the only sites that may host this guide at the moment. Its not so much that you're not allowed to host my work without permission, I just wanna know what happens to it. If you see this guide on any other site than mentioned above, please mail me, it would be greatly appreciated. You can mail me at the following address: linksan1@gmail.com. ============================ UPDATE HISTORY ============================ Version 0.1 07/27/2008 Started the FAQ, I mainly just did some updates, where they were necessary :S. New 'Introduction', new 'Current Selection'. I also updated 3 players, Stekelenburg, Gentenaar and Stam. Version 0.2 07/28/2008 Update on 6 players today. van der Wiel, Heitinga, Ogararu, Colin, Vertonghen and Emanuelson. Version 0.3 07/30/2008 Only 3 players left to add to the list of players, its not in order like before, but that doesn't really matter. The players left to go are Sarpong, Vertonghen and Schilder. I also did my team formation, I just have to provide an explanation for it. Version 0.4 07/31/2008 Finished the FAQ. ============================ Introduction ============================ Hello and welcome to my third FAQ on Ajax, this time for Pro Evolution Soccer 2008. Last season didn't bring Ajax anything, no price at all. Ajax managed to reach the quarter finals of the Dutch cup, the KNVB Beker, but was knocked out in the quarter finals. Ajax managed to place 2nd in the Eredivisie behind PSV. In the play-offs for a ticket to the Champions League Ajax had to take on SC Heerenveen in the first round. Ajax won both matches easily and found FC Twente to be their last obstacle for a ticket to the Champions League. This however did not go as planned. FC Twente beat Ajax 1-0 at home, and kept a clean sheet in the Amsterdam Arena, 0-0. So now, for the third time in a row, Ajax is condemned to yet another year in the UEFA Cup, which will make it all the harder to keep players like Huntelaar from leaving and skilled players from coming to Amsterdam. ============================ Ajax Amsterdam - Titles ============================ On march 18th 1900 Han and his brother Johan Dade started a club named Ajax. Here starts the history tour of Ajax, one of the most famous footballclubs in the world. In a century the club grew from this group of friends to a worldfamous club, known for its beautiful and attractive football. I'll sum up the trophies Ajax won over the last 108 years. Dutch League Chanmpion: 1918, 1919, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1937, 1939, 1947, 1957, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004 National Cup Champion : 1917, 1943, 1961, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2007 Dutch Supercup/Johan : 1993, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2005, 2006 Cruyff Schaal Champions League : 1971, 1972, 1973, 1995 European Cup II : 1987 UEFA Cup : 1992 European Supercup : 1972, 1973, 1995 World Cup : 1972, 1995 And a bunch of pre season tournaments. That's a total of 62 titels, European and national titels. Ajax is 1 of 4 teams that has won all European Cups, together with Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Juventus. ============================ Players ============================ Maarten Stekelenburg Dennis Gentenaar Position: GK Position: GK Attack: 30 Attack: 30 Defence: 83 Defence: 83 Body Balance: 85 Body Balance: 79 Stamina: 64 Stamina: 60 Top Speed: 67 Top Speed: 68 Acceleration: 69 Acceleration: 69 Response: 86 Response: 88 Agility: 67 Agility: 72 Dribble acc.: 57 Dribble acc.: 59 Dribble Speed: 52 Dribble Speed: 56 S. Pass acc.: 61 S. Pass acc.: 55 S. Pass Speed: 58 S. Pass Speed: 54 L. Pass acc. 62 L. Pass acc. 60 L. Pass Speed: 72 L. Pass Speed: 60 Shot acc.: 44 Shot acc.: 45 Show Power: 80 Show Power: 77 Shot Technique: 40 Shot Technique: 50 FK acc.: 40 FK acc.: 40 Swerve: 43 Swerve: 43 Header: 42 Header: 45 Jump: 78 Jump: 75 Technique: 55 Technique: 53 Aggression: 65 Aggression: 61 Mentality: 67 Mentality: 70 Keeper Skills: 86 Keeper Skills: 83 Team Work: 70 Team Work: 71 Condition: 4 Condition: 7 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot acc.: 3 Weak Foot freq.: 4 Weak Foot freq.: 3 Injury: B Injury: A Gregory van der Wiel Jaap Stam Position: CB Position: CB Attack: 53 Attack: 67 Defence: 69 Defence: 93 Body Balance: 74 Body Balance: 94 Stamina: 81 Stamina: 83 Top Speed: 75 Top Speed: 82 Acceleration: 74 Acceleration: 72 Response: 74 Response: 82 Agility: 74 Agility: 69 Dribble acc.: 67 Dribble acc.: 75 Dribble Speed: 69 Dribble Speed: 77 S. Pass acc.: 66 S. Pass acc.: 73 S. Pass Speed: 65 S. Pass Speed: 72 L. Pass acc. 66 L. Pass acc. 73 L. Pass Speed: 67 L. Pass Speed: 73 Shot acc.: 57 Shot acc.: 63 Show Power: 70 Show Power: 89 Shot Technique: 55 Shot Technique: 63 FK acc.: 54 FK acc.: 73 Swerve: 55 Swerve: 62 Header: 72 Header: 83 Jump: 78 Jump: 86 Technique: 68 Technique: 75 Aggression: 58 Aggression: 66 Mentality: 65 Mentality: 76 Keeper Skills: 50 Keeper Skills: 50 Team Work: 68 Team Work: 82 Condition: 3 Condition: 5 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Injury: A Injury: C John Heitinga George Ogararu Position: CB Position: SB Attack: 68 Attack: 68 Defence: 79 Defence: 63 Body Balance: 80 Body Balance: 75 Stamina: 84 Stamina: 83 Top Speed: 80 Top Speed: 77 Acceleration: 79 Acceleration: 79 Response: 82 Response: 76 Agility: 78 Agility: 76 Dribble acc.: 76 Dribble acc.: 72 Dribble Speed: 76 Dribble Speed: 74 S. Pass acc.: 78 S. Pass acc.: 69 S. Pass Speed: 82 S. Pass Speed: 67 L. Pass acc. 84 L. Pass acc. 70 L. Pass Speed: 87 L. Pass Speed: 73 Shot acc.: 67 Shot acc.: 54 Show Power: 84 Show Power: 75 Shot Technique: 68 Shot Technique: 60 FK acc.: 68 FK acc.: 62 Swerve: 66 Swerve: 63 Header: 81 Header: 70 Jump: 82 Jump: 80 Technique: 81 Technique: 72 Aggression: 70 Aggression: 65 Mentality: 78 Mentality: 65 Keeper Skills: 50 Keeper Skills: 50 Team Work: 78 Team Work: 72 Condition: 5 Condition: 5 Weak Foot acc.: 6 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Injury: B Injury: A Thomas Vermaelen Jurgen Colin Position: CB Position: SB Attack: 58 Attack: 65 Defence: 75 Defence: 70 Body Balance: 80 Body Balance: 75 Stamina: 80 Stamina: 80 Top Speed: 75 Top Speed: 79 Acceleration: 73 Acceleration: 77 Response: 80 Response: 66 Agility: 72 Agility: 78 Dribble acc.: 65 Dribble acc.: 71 Dribble Speed: 62 Dribble Speed: 74 S. Pass acc.: 69 S. Pass acc.: 67 S. Pass Speed: 66 S. Pass Speed: 65 L. Pass acc. 70 L. Pass acc. 71 L. Pass Speed: 70 L. Pass Speed: 65 Shot acc.: 53 Shot acc.: 68 Show Power: 79 Show Power: 72 Shot Technique: 55 Shot Technique: 64 FK acc.: 55 FK acc.: 65 Swerve: 60 Swerve: 66 Header: 78 Header: 76 Jump: 80 Jump: 79 Technique: 67 Technique: 74 Aggression: 62 Aggression: 75 Mentality: 62 Mentality: 71 Keeper Skills: 50 Keeper Skills: 50 Team Work: 75 Team Work: 61 Condition: 4 Condition: 5 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Injury: A Injury: A Jan Vertonghen Urby Emanuelson Position: CMF Position: SB Attack: 67 Attack: 72 Defence: 65 Defence: 60 Body Balance: 79 Body Balance: 72 Stamina: 79 Stamina: 88 Top Speed: 76 Top Speed: 84 Acceleration: 73 Acceleration: 84 Response: 68 Response: 78 Agility: 67 Agility: 86 Dribble acc.: 74 Dribble acc.: 82 Dribble Speed: 69 Dribble Speed: 86 S. Pass acc.: 75 S. Pass acc.: 80 S. Pass Speed: 72 S. Pass Speed: 77 L. Pass acc. 76 L. Pass acc. 79 L. Pass Speed: 77 L. Pass Speed: 82 Shot acc.: 63 Shot acc.: 63 Show Power: 86 Show Power: 78 Shot Technique: 66 Shot Technique: 64 FK acc.: 69 FK acc.: 75 Swerve: 60 Swerve: 75 Header: 72 Header: 74 Jump: 75 Jump: 79 Technique: 76 Technique: 83 Aggression: 65 Aggression: 76 Mentality: 65 Mentality: 68 Keeper Skills: 50 Keeper Skills: 50 Team Work: 65 Team Work: 69 Condition: 3 Condition: 5 Weak Foot acc.: 4 Weak Foot acc.: 4 Weak Foot freq.: 4 Weak Foot freq.: 4 Injury: A Injury: A Hedwiges Maduro Vurnon Anita Position: DMF Position: SMF Attack: 65 Attack: 68 Defence: 77 Defence: 55 Body Balance: 84 Body Balance: 65 Stamina: 84 Stamina: 81 Top Speed: 74 Top Speed: 79 Acceleration: 73 Acceleration: 81 Response: 75 Response: 72 Agility: 80 Agility: 82 Dribble acc.: 77 Dribble acc.: 78 Dribble Speed: 76 Dribble Speed: 77 S. Pass acc.: 75 S. Pass acc.: 75 S. Pass Speed: 77 S. Pass Speed: 72 L. Pass acc. 74 L. Pass acc. 74 L. Pass Speed: 76 L. Pass Speed: 73 Shot acc.: 68 Shot acc.: 66 Show Power: 83 Show Power: 76 Shot Technique: 70 Shot Technique: 65 FK acc.: 62 FK acc.: 63 Swerve: 60 Swerve: 66 Header: 74 Header: 62 Jump: 76 Jump: 72 Technique: 77 Technique: 81 Aggression: 65 Aggression: 70 Mentality: 68 Mentality: 65 Keeper Skills: 50 Keeper Skills: 50 Team Work: 72 Team Work: 68 Condition: 4 Condition: 4 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Injury: A Injury: A Mitchell Donald Olaf Lindenbergh Position: SMF Position: DMF Attack: 62 Attack: 60 Defence: 60 Defence: 73 Body Balance: 78 Body Balance: 75 Stamina: 77 Stamina: 82 Top Speed: 75 Top Speed: 76 Acceleration: 72 Acceleration: 80 Response: 69 Response: 77 Agility: 71 Agility: 74 Dribble acc.: 68 Dribble acc.: 75 Dribble Speed: 67 Dribble Speed: 72 S. Pass acc.: 67 S. Pass acc.: 74 S. Pass Speed: 64 S. Pass Speed: 74 L. Pass acc. 69 L. Pass acc. 75 L. Pass Speed: 66 L. Pass Speed: 72 Shot acc.: 55 Shot acc.: 69 Show Power: 73 Show Power: 79 Shot Technique: 55 Shot Technique: 72 FK acc.: 60 FK acc.: 59 Swerve: 63 Swerve: 60 Header: 65 Header: 66 Jump: 72 Jump: 73 Technique: 74 Technique: 75 Aggression: 61 Aggression: 71 Mentality: 63 Mentality: 62 Keeper Skills: 50 Keeper Skills: 50 Team Work: 67 Team Work: 76 Condition: 3 Condition: 5 Weak Foot acc.: 4 Weak Foot acc.: 4 Weak Foot freq.: 4 Weak Foot freq.: 4 Injury: A Injury: A Gabriel García de la Torre (Gabri) Ismael Urzaiz Position: CMF Position: CF Attack: 69 Attack: 86 Defence: 70 Defence: 36 Body Balance: 71 Body Balance: 90 Stamina: 86 Stamina: 76 Top Speed: 76 Top Speed: 70 Acceleration: 77 Acceleration: 73 Response: 76 Response: 76 Agility: 79 Agility: 68 Dribble acc.: 78 Dribble acc.: 77 Dribble Speed: 73 Dribble Speed: 70 S. Pass acc.: 79 S. Pass acc.: 70 S. Pass Speed: 79 S. Pass Speed: 72 L. Pass acc. 78 L. Pass acc. 66 L. Pass Speed: 78 L. Pass Speed: 70 Shot acc.: 75 Shot acc.: 78 Show Power: 73 Show Power: 83 Shot Technique: 70 Shot Technique: 81 FK acc.: 71 FK acc.: 62 Swerve: 72 Swerve: 58 Header: 65 Header: 88 Jump: 72 Jump: 80 Technique: 77 Technique: 75 Aggression: 66 Aggression: 75 Mentality: 71 Mentality: 77 Keeper Skills: 50 Keeper Skills: 50 Team Work: 83 Team Work: 75 Condition: 6 Condition: 4 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Injury: C Injury: B Dennis Rommedahl Klaas Jan Huntelaar Position: WF Position: CF Attack: 80 Attack: 85 Defence: 45 Defence: 40 Body Balance: 67 Body Balance: 84 Stamina: 87 Stamina: 80 Top Speed: 89 Top Speed: 76 Acceleration: 90 Acceleration: 75 Response: 72 Response: 80 Agility: 86 Agility: 75 Dribble acc.: 87 Dribble acc.: 71 Dribble Speed: 80 Dribble Speed: 72 S. Pass acc.: 76 S. Pass acc.: 73 S. Pass Speed: 80 S. Pass Speed: 68 L. Pass acc. 82 L. Pass acc. 65 L. Pass Speed: 85 L. Pass Speed: 67 Shot acc.: 78 Shot acc.: 86 Show Power: 75 Show Power: 79 Shot Technique: 71 Shot Technique: 85 FK acc.: 70 FK acc.: 70 Swerve: 60 Swerve: 65 Header: 72 Header: 85 Jump: 70 Jump: 77 Technique: 85 Technique: 82 Aggression: 80 Aggression: 84 Mentality: 72 Mentality: 69 Keeper Skills: 50 Keeper Skills: 50 Team Work: 72 Team Work: 77 Condition: 6 Condition: 6 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Injury: A Injury: A Edgar Manucharyan Nicolae Mitea Position: SS Position: SS Attack: 68 Attack: 72 Defence: 41 Defence: 43 Body Balance: 62 Body Balance: 67 Stamina: 72 Stamina: 76 Top Speed: 75 Top Speed: 92 Acceleration: 79 Acceleration: 88 Response: 73 Response: 78 Agility: 80 Agility: 94 Dribble acc.: 78 Dribble acc.: 91 Dribble Speed: 74 Dribble Speed: 91 S. Pass acc.: 76 S. Pass acc.: 70 S. Pass Speed: 67 S. Pass Speed: 71 L. Pass acc. 75 L. Pass acc. 74 L. Pass Speed: 68 L. Pass Speed: 72 Shot acc.: 68 Shot acc.: 73 Show Power: 72 Show Power: 75 Shot Technique: 64 Shot Technique: 70 FK acc.: 69 FK acc.: 64 Swerve: 75 Swerve: 65 Header: 64 Header: 75 Jump: 71 Jump: 76 Technique: 80 Technique: 85 Aggression: 68 Aggression: 88 Mentality: 63 Mentality: 63 Keeper Skills: 50 Keeper Skills: 50 Team Work: 68 Team Work: 70 Condition: 3 Condition: 3 Weak Foot acc.: 4 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 4 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Injury: A Injury: B Michael Krohn-Dehli Laurent Delorge Position: WF Position: WF Attack: 71 Attack: 70 Defence: 42 Defence: 60 Body Balance: 70 Body Balance: 72 Stamina: 78 Stamina: 80 Top Speed: 81 Top Speed: 77 Acceleration: 82 Acceleration: 76 Response: 72 Response: 75 Agility: 82 Agility: 73 Dribble acc.: 80 Dribble acc.: 74 Dribble Speed: 78 Dribble Speed: 73 S. Pass acc.: 70 S. Pass acc.: 72 S. Pass Speed: 66 S. Pass Speed: 68 L. Pass acc. 77 L. Pass acc. 71 L. Pass Speed: 76 L. Pass Speed: 70 Shot acc.: 74 Shot acc.: 66 Show Power: 76 Show Power: 75 Shot Technique: 71 Shot Technique: 63 FK acc.: 59 FK acc.: 61 Swerve: 68 Swerve: 64 Header: 65 Header: 67 Jump: 74 Jump: 75 Technique: 78 Technique: 73 Aggression: 77 Aggression: 67 Mentality: 69 Mentality: 69 Keeper Skills: 50 Keeper Skills: 50 Team Work: 65 Team Work: 73 Condition: 4 Condition: 6 Weak Foot acc.: 7 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 7 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Injury: A Injury: B Leonardo de Vito Santiago (Leonardo) Albert Luque Position: WF Position: CF Attack: 75 Attack: 81 Defence: 38 Defence: 48 Body Balance: 73 Body Balance: 83 Stamina: 75 Stamina: 82 Top Speed: 83 Top Speed: 85 Acceleration: 86 Acceleration: 83 Response: 65 Response: 83 Agility: 85 Agility: 83 Dribble acc.: 85 Dribble acc.: 83 Dribble Speed: 81 Dribble Speed: 85 S. Pass acc.: 70 S. Pass acc.: 75 S. Pass Speed: 72 S. Pass Speed: 77 L. Pass acc. 80 L. Pass acc. 82 L. Pass Speed: 78 L. Pass Speed: 87 Shot acc.: 70 Shot acc.: 80 Show Power: 75 Show Power: 93 Shot Technique: 75 Shot Technique: 83 FK acc.: 62 FK acc.: 77 Swerve: 64 Swerve: 85 Header: 60 Header: 72 Jump: 75 Jump: 79 Technique: 80 Technique: 85 Aggression: 81 Aggression: 85 Mentality: 63 Mentality: 74 Keeper Skills: 50 Keeper Skills: 50 Team Work: 60 Team Work: 74 Condition: 3 Condition: 4 Weak Foot acc.: 4 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 4 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Injury: C Injury: B Edgar Davids Kennedy Bakircioglü Position: CMF Position: WF Attack: 71 Attack: 74 Defence: 70 Defence: 49 Body Balance: 80 Body Balance: 78 Stamina: 91 Stamina: 80 Top Speed: 82 Top Speed: 78 Acceleration: 83 Acceleration: 77 Response: 86 Response: 73 Agility: 85 Agility: 77 Dribble acc.: 80 Dribble acc.: 85 Dribble Speed: 83 Dribble Speed: 75 S. Pass acc.: 78 S. Pass acc.: 75 S. Pass Speed: 82 S. Pass Speed: 74 L. Pass acc. 78 L. Pass acc. 74 L. Pass Speed: 82 L. Pass Speed: 76 Shot acc.: 74 Shot acc.: 73 Show Power: 86 Show Power: 78 Shot Technique: 72 Shot Technique: 74 FK acc.: 74 FK acc.: 64 Swerve: 69 Swerve: 67 Header: 67 Header: 73 Jump: 93 Jump: 76 Technique: 83 Technique: 84 Aggression: 72 Aggression: 78 Mentality: 75 Mentality: 70 Keeper Skills: 50 Keeper Skills: 50 Team Work: 80 Team Work: 70 Condition: 4 Condition: 5 Weak Foot acc.: 4 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 4 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Injury: A Injury: A Luis Suarez Jeffrey Sarpong Position: CF Position: AMF Attack: 73 Attack: 65 Defence: 37 Defence: 55 Body Balance: 77 Body Balance: 73 Stamina: 80 Stamina: 81 Top Speed: 77 Top Speed: 75 Acceleration: 76 Acceleration: 74 Response: 76 Response: 72 Agility: 74 Agility: 70 Dribble acc.: 72 Dribble acc.: 76 Dribble Speed: 71 Dribble Speed: 76 S. Pass acc.: 72 S. Pass acc.: 75 S. Pass Speed: 69 S. Pass Speed: 73 L. Pass acc. 68 L. Pass acc. 74 L. Pass Speed: 68 L. Pass Speed: 70 Shot acc.: 74 Shot acc.: 66 Show Power: 77 Show Power: 80 Shot Technique: 76 Shot Technique: 67 FK acc.: 62 FK acc.: 65 Swerve: 60 Swerve: 63 Header: 75 Header: 66 Jump: 76 Jump: 75 Technique: 75 Technique: 82 Aggression: 75 Aggression: 76 Mentality: 66 Mentality: 66 Keeper Skills: 50 Keeper Skills: 50 Team Work: 66 Team Work: 62 Condition: 4 Condition: 3 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot acc.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Weak Foot freq.: 5 Injury: A Injury: A Erik Heijblok Robbert Schilder Position: GK Position: SMF Attack: 30 Attack: 66 Defence: 73 Defence: 60 Body Balance: 86 Body Balance: 75 Stamina: 59 Stamina: 75 Top Speed: 63 Top Speed: 75 Acceleration: 62 Acceleration: 72 Response: 77 Response: 71 Agility: 62 Agility: 74 Dribble acc.: 49 Dribble acc: 75 Dribble Speed: 50 Dribble Speed: 73 S. Pass acc.: 52 S. Pass acc: 75 S. Pass Speed: 52 S. Pass Speed: 68 L. Pass acc. 51 L. Pass acc: 78 L. Pass Speed: 59 L. Pass Speed: 79 Shot acc.: 40 Shot acc: 68 Show Power: 75 Shot Speed: 86 Shot Technique: 40 Shot technique: 68 FK acc.: 40 FK acc: 70 Swerve: 65 Swerve: 72 Header: 71 Header: 65 Jump: 74 Jump: 74 Technique: 49 Technique: 77 Aggression: 56 Aggression: 68 Mentality: 73 Mentality: 66 Keeper Skills: 76 Keeper Skills: 50 Team Work: 64 Team Work: 64 Condition: 5 Condition: 3 Weak Foot acc.: 4 Weak Foot acc: 3 Weak Foot freq.: 4 Weak Foot freq: 3 Injury: A Injury: A ============================ TEAM FORMATION ============================ Ajax usually plays a 4-3-3 system with the point towards goal, this means an AMF (attacking midfielder) that plays just behind the CF (Central Forward). A strategy that works for me is to put a player with high balance stats in the point, because this player should be free to pass at from almost any position and be able to connect with the forwards. This strategy still works best for me, I've tried a bunch of other strategies, playing with 4-4-2 in all sorts of way, but this always comes back. I'll show you what my team looks like when playing with Ajax. Starting Line-up: GK Stekelenburg CB Heitinga CB Stam RB Vermaelen LB Emanuelson DMF Maduro RMF Gabri AMF Davids SS Rommedahl SS Luque CF Leonardo # - Position of the player. Stekelenburg ________________________\__________________________ |/ | | \ | | \| | | | \# | | | | | |__________| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | #--Heitinga__________#--Stam | | | | | | #--Vermaelen # | | / | | Emanuelson| | | | | | | |_______________________#--Maduro___________________| | | | | | | | #--Gabri | | | | #--Davids | | | | | | ____________________ | | |#Rommedahl | #--Luque | | | | | | | __________ | | | | | | | | | | | #--Leonardo | |\______________|____|__________|____|_____________/| Stekelenburg is still the best keeper in the team, without a doubt. Heitinga and stam provide a solid defence, I made Stam a CB because he wins a lot of aerial duels. Vermaelen en Emanuelson as LB and RB, because they're pretty fast, and Emanuelson has a good pass so he can move forward and reach the midfielders. With Vermaelen I wasn't really sure, I was thinking of putting Vertonghen there, but Vermaelen has a better defence and body balance and is stronger in the air. Maduro because he is by far the best player for that position, better than Lindenbergh or any of those new kids Donald or Anita. Gabri and Davids are also the only choice you have for those positions, you could also place Luque there, but I think he has qualities that make him useful in a forward position. Rommedahl and Luque as SS, they're both fast and have a good pass, Luque also has a great shot. So if you get past your direct opponent you can fire a good shot at the goal. I put Leonardo as CF because I think he is much better than Huntelaar. After playing with Huntelaar I was desperate for something new on that position, and Leonardo proved to be a good solution. He has a lot more technique and its easier to keep a hold of the ball and manoeuvre than it is with Huntelaar. ============================ CURRENT SELECTION ============================ A lot of players have left the team since last year and a lot have joined. I'll list the players that have left and joined Ajax since last season. The list below is a good up to date list of who is in the selection at the moment, and are actually playing matches. Update as of July 27th 2008 From defence to attack. Keeper : Maarten Stekelenburg Dennis Gentenaar Defence : Bruno Silva George Ogararu Thomas Vermaelen Jan Vertonghen Urby Emanuelson Gregory van der Wiel Jurgen Colin Oleguer Presas Renom Midfield: Ismaïl Aissati Rasmus Lindgren Gabriel García de la Torre (Gabri) Kenneth Perez Roger Garcia Junyent (Roger) Siem De Jong Mitchell Donald Jeffrey Sarpong Jan-Arie Van der Heijden Attack : Kennedy Bakircioglü Miralem Sulejmani Klaas Jan Huntelaar Luis Suarez Albert Luque Dario Cvitanich Players who have left or aren't in the selection for the first team between last year and now: Player New team Wesley Sneijder Real Madrid Edgar Davids X Michael Krohn-Dehli Sparta Rotterdam Olaf Lindenbergh Sparta Rotterdam Hedwiges Maduro Valencia Zdenek Grygera Juventus Johnny Heitinga Atletico Madrid Jaap Stam Retired Robbert Schilder Heracles Almelo Ryan Babel Liverpool Tom de Mul FC Sevilla Mauro Rosales River Plate Markus Rosenberg Werder Bremen Kenneth Vermeer Willem II Players who have joined the first selection of Ajax between last year and now: Player Previous team Bruno Silva FC Groningen Gregory van der Wiel Ajax A1 Ismaïl Aissati PSV Eindhoven Rasmus Lindgren FC Groningen Kennedy Bakircioglü FC Twente Miralem Sulejmani SC Heerenveen Luis Suarez FC Groningen Albert Luque Newcastle United Edgar Davids Tottenham Hotspur ============================ FINAL WORDS ============================ This was it for the team guide for this year, I once again hope that I have inspired you enough to choose Ajax as your team in 1 of your online games or in matches against your friends. Even though Ajax isn't a very good team in the game you can still enjoy the team if you learn how to play with them. I intend to write a team guide on Ajax again in Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 when its released. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions you can mail me at my usual address, linksan1@gmail.com. Thanks for looking at my team guide, and I hope to see you next year.