Amsterdam Tournament

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Amsterdam Tournament
Founded1975
Abolished2009
Region Europe
Number of teams4
Last champions Benfica (1st title)
Most successful club(s) Ajax (10 titles)
Website Official homepage

The Amsterdam Tournament (Dutch : Amsterdam Toernooi) was a pre-season association football competition, held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. [1] The competition was hosted by Eredivisie club Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena. [2] It was inaugurated in 1975 as the Amsterdam 700 Tournament to celebrate 700 years of history in the city. [3] It was held annually each summer until 1992, when the last edition of the original tournament was played. It returned in 1999 with the backing of the International Event Partnership (IEP). [4] Four teams participate in the competition, played in a league format since 1986. [3]

Dutch language A West Germanic language

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Since its return, [5] the tournament has used an unusual point scoring system. As with most league competitions, three points are awarded for a win, one for a draw and zero for a loss. An additional point, however, is awarded for each goal scored. [6] The system is designed to reward teams that adopt a more attacking style of play. [7] Each entrant plays two matches, with the winner being the club that finishes at the top of the table. [8] The original competition was held at De Meer, Ajax's home between 1934 and 1996. [9] The Amsterdam Arena has played host to the event since its return.

De Meer Stadion football stadium

De Meer Stadion is the former stadium of AFC Ajax. It was opened in 1934 as a result of the club's former stadium being too small. Upon completion, it could hold 22,000 spectators, but accommodating up to 29,500 at its maximum. Increasing safety requirements gradually reduced this number to 19,000.

The first winners were Belgian club Molenbeek, who defeated Ajax 5–2 in the final. [3] The hosts are the most successful club in the tournament's history, having lifted the trophy on ten occasions. The club won their first title in 1978 and their most recent success came in 2004. [10] Fellow Dutch side AZ and English club Arsenal are the only other teams to have won the competition more than once. [11] Feyenoord, Ajax's domestic rivals, are among a group of clubs to have won the tournament once, [3] while Belgium has produced the most individual winners, four, one more than England and Netherlands.

R.W.D. Molenbeek

R.W.D. Molenbeek, short for Racing White Daring Molenbeek, was a Belgian football club founded in 1909 as White Star Club de Bruxelles. It then became a member of the Belgian Football Association later the same year as White Star Athletic Club and received the registration number 47.

AZ Alkmaar Dutch association football club

Alkmaar Zaanstreek, better known as AZ Alkmaar or simply AZ, is a Dutch professional football club from Alkmaar and the Zaanstreek. The club plays in the Eredivisie, the highest professional football league in the Netherlands, and hosts home matches at the AFAS Stadion.

Arsenal F.C. Association football club based in Islington, London, England

Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, London, England, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. The Club has won 13 League titles, a record 13 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, 15 FA Community Shields, 1 League Centenary Trophy, 1 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and 1 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

AZ and Arsenal are also the most regular guests, having been invited to compete in the tournament on six occasions. As well as being the most successful club, Ajax has finished as runners-up eleven times. Next in the list are two Italian clubs, Internazionale and Roma, who has finished in second place five times between them. Romania is the only national team to have taken part in the tournament. They were invited in 1984 and finished in fourth place as Atlético Mineiro became the first Brazilian club to lift the trophy. In total, teams from 13 countries have participated in the competition. The 2010 edition did not take place due to Ajax's involvement in the qualifying stages of the Champions League. [12] [13]

Inter Milan Association football club based in Milan, Italy

Football Club Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as Internazionale or simply Inter and colloquially known as Inter Milan outside Italy, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. Inter is the only Italian club to have never been relegated from the top flight.

A.S. Roma Professional Italian association football club

Associazione Sportiva Roma, commonly referred to as Roma[ˈroːma], is an Italian professional football club based in Rome. Founded by a merger in 1927, Roma have participated in the top-tier of Italian football for all of their existence except for 1951–52.

Romania national football team national association football team

The Romania national football team represents Romania in international men's football competition, and is administered by the Romanian Football Federation. They are colloquially known as Tricolorii.

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Tournaments

Johan Cruyff scored once in the 1975 tournament for Barcelona. Cruijff met de beker van de derde prijs, Bestanddeelnr 928-0928.jpg
Johan Cruyff scored once in the 1975 tournament for Barcelona.
John Wark scored in the 1981 final for Ipswich Town. John Wark at Portman Road.jpg
John Wark scored in the 1981 final for Ipswich Town.
Frank Rijkaard played in the tournament for Ajax. FrankRijkaard2.jpg
Frank Rijkaard played in the tournament for Ajax.
EditionYearWinnerRunner-upThirdFourthNotes
11975 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Molenbeek Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of the Netherlands.svg Feyenoord Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Barcelona [14]
21976 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Anderlecht Flag of Germany.svg Borussia M'gladbach Flag of England.svg Leeds United [16]
31977 Flag of the Netherlands.svg AZ Flag of England.svg Liverpool Flag of Spain (1977-1981).svg Barcelona [17]
41978 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Anderlecht Flag of the Netherlands.svg AZ Flag of Brazil.svg Fluminense [18]
51979 Flag of the Netherlands.svg AZ Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of England.svg Arsenal Flag of Germany.svg Hamburger SV [19]
61980 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of the Netherlands.svg AZ Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich Flag of England.svg Nottingham Forest [20]
71981 Flag of England.svg Ipswich Town Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Standard Liège Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of the Netherlands.svg AZ [15]
81982 Flag of the Netherlands.svg AZ Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Köln Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur [21]
91983 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Feyenoord Flag of Italy.svg Roma Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of England.svg Manchester United [22]
101984 Flag of Brazil.svg Atlético Mineiro Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of the Netherlands.svg Feyenoord Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Romania [23]
111985 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of Brazil.svg Atlético Mineiro Flag of Spain.svg Athletic Bilbao Flag of Italy.svg Verona [24]
121986 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Dynamo Kyiv Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of England.svg Manchester United Flag of Brazil.svg Botafogo [25]
131987 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of Italy.svg Torino Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Dynamo Kiev Flag of Portugal.svg Porto [26]
141988 Flag of Italy.svg Sampdoria Flag of Brazil.svg Flamengo Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of Portugal.svg Benfica [27]
151989 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mechelen Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of Portugal.svg Sporting CP Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Dynamo Kyiv [28]
161990 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Club Brugge Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mechelen [29]
171991 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV Flag of Brazil.svg Fluminense Flag of Italy.svg Sampdoria [30]
181992 Flag of Italy.svg Roma Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV Flag of Germany.svg Borussia Dortmund [31]
19 1999 Flag of Italy.svg Lazio Flag of Brazil.svg Santos Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid [32]
20 2000 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of Italy.svg Lazio Flag of England.svg Arsenal [33]
21 2001 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of Italy.svg A.C. Milan Flag of Spain.svg Valencia Flag of England.svg Liverpool [34]
22 2002 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona Flag of England.svg Manchester United Flag of Italy.svg Parma [35]
23 2003 Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale Flag of Turkey.svg Galatasaray Flag of England.svg Liverpool [36]
24 2004 Flag of Argentina.svg River Plate Flag of Greece.svg Panathinaikos Flag of England.svg Arsenal [37]
25 2005 Flag of England.svg Arsenal Flag of Portugal.svg Porto Flag of Argentina.svg Boca Juniors Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax [38]
26 2006 Flag of England.svg Manchester United Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale Flag of Portugal.svg Porto [39]
27 2007 Flag of England.svg Arsenal Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of Italy.svg Lazio [40]
28 2008 Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax [41]
29 2009 Flag of Portugal.svg Benfica Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax Flag of England.svg Sunderland Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid [42]

Statistics

Marco van Basten scored in two consecutive finals for Ajax. Vanbasten.jpg
Marco van Basten scored in two consecutive finals for Ajax.
Pep Guardiola was successful in 2000 with Barcelona. Guardiola 2010.jpg
Pep Guardiola was successful in 2000 with Barcelona.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in the 2004 tournament for Ajax. Ibra.jpg
Zlatan Ibrahimović scored in the 2004 tournament for Ajax.
Rafael van der Vaart scored two goals for Ajax in the 2002 edition. Rafael van der Vaart side.jpg
Rafael van der Vaart scored two goals for Ajax in the 2002 edition.
Steven Gerrard played in the tournament for Liverpool. Liverpool footballer Steven Gerrard.jpg
Steven Gerrard played in the tournament for Liverpool.
Wesley Sneijder scored in the 2006 tournament for Ajax. Wesley Sneijder.jpg
Wesley Sneijder scored in the 2006 tournament for Ajax.
TeamWinnerRunner-upThirdFourthTotal
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax 10115329
Flag of the Netherlands.svg AZ 31116
Flag of England.svg Arsenal 30126
Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 11024
Flag of England.svg Manchester United 10214
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Feyenoord 10203
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Dynamo Kyiv 10113
Flag of Italy.svg Lazio 10113
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Anderlecht 11002
Flag of Brazil.svg Atlético Mineiro 11002
Flag of Italy.svg Sampdoria 10012
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mechelen 10012
Flag of Portugal.svg Benfica 10012
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Molenbeek 10001
Flag of England.svg Ipswich Town 10001
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Club Brugge 10001
Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale 03003
Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV 01203
Flag of Portugal.svg Porto 01113
Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid 01023
Flag of England.svg Liverpool 00123
Flag of Italy.svg Roma 02002
Flag of Brazil.svg Fluminense 00112
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Standard Liège 01001
Flag of Italy.svg Torino 01001
Flag of Brazil.svg Flamengo 01001
Flag of Brazil.svg Santos 01001
Flag of Italy.svg Milan 01001
Flag of Argentina.svg River Plate 01001
Flag of Germany.svg Borussia M'gladbach 00101
Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 00101
Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Köln 00101
Flag of Spain.svg Athletic Bilbao 00101
Flag of Portugal.svg Sporting CP 00101
Flag of Spain.svg Valencia 00101
Flag of Turkey.svg Galatasaray 00101
Flag of Greece.svg Panathinaikos 00101
Flag of Argentina.svg Boca Juniors 00101
Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla 00101
Flag of England.svg Sunderland 00101
Flag of England.svg Leeds United 00011
Flag of Germany.svg Hamburger SV 00011
Flag of England.svg Nottingham Forest 00011
Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur 00011
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Romania 00011
Flag of Italy.svg Verona 00011
Flag of Brazil.svg Botafogo 00011
Flag of Germany.svg Borussia Dortmund 00011
Flag of Italy.svg Parma 00011

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