With twenty Dutch Cups in its trophy cabinet, Ajax is the most successful team in the Dutch Cup tournament. The first two Cups (1917 and 1943) were won when it was still called the NVB Cup. The football confederation still had to receive the royal predicate. Once they received that, the name changed to KNVB. With 28 finals – including the one on Sunday – there has not been any other team that has qualified for the final that often.
That’s all regarding football history. During kick-off on Sunday at 18:00, the past is the past. In the here and now, Edson Álvarez can make his return in the final against the team from Eindhoven after his suspension. Perhaps Heitinga will make more surprising changes to the starting team. In the week when Ajax is hunting for its 21st Dutch Cup victory, almost everything is allowed. Everything, in order to increase the number of Dutch Cup victories. No matter what, it will be a captivating Dutch Cup final in De Kuip.
Our photographer was there during the training on Wednesday and took some magnificent shots📸