Ten facts about Jurriën Timber’s 100 matches for Ajax 1

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Jurriën Timber played his one-hundredth match for Ajax 1 in the match against Excelsior on Sunday. The defender earned his spot in the Club of 100, the hall of fame for the biggest and often most loyal Ajacieden in the history of the club.


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1. The debut on March 7, 2020
Jurriën Timber made his debut on March 7, 2020, in the Eredivisie match sc Heerenveen – Ajax (1-3) and divided his 100 matches up to the away game against Excelsior on January 29, 2023, like this:



Dutch Cup


UEFA Champions League


UEFA Europa League


Johan Cruyff Shield


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2. Brief European debut
Timber’s European debut is one he will probably remember for a long time. During the extra time in the UEFA Champions League game against Atalanta, he substituted the injured Lisandro Martínez. Shortly after his entry on the highest stage of European football, Timber collided with the Italian goalkeeper after which he left the field with an injury. Timber had just played a few minutes.

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3. First goal
The defender made his first goal on May 2, 2021, in the championship match against FC Emmen. Timber made the first goal in an empty Johan Cruyff ArenA, in the match that would be won 4-0 by the Amsterdam-based club. That day, Ajax added its 35th league championship to the already impressive list. Timber made his first League Championship extra special by adding a goal of his own.

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  1. Timber’s Hall of Fame (at 21)

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Eredivisie Champion

2020/2021, 2021/2022

Dutch Cup


Talent of the Year (Ajax 1)


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5. Rock-solid duo with Lisandro Martínez
Timber and Lisandro Martínez formed the central defender duo the most often. This was the case in 43 duels.

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6. Most victories with Tadic
Timber won 69 of the games in which he played for Ajax. Sixteen games were lost, and fifteen games ended in a draw. He won the most matches with Dusan Tadic as his teammate: 67.

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7. The winning goal!
On February 19, 2022, Jurriën Timber was the only one to score in the away game against Willem II. Since it was the only goal, Timber scored the winning goal. He scored the goal with his belly. In 100 matches, Timber scored four goals: three goals were made with his right foot and one with his belly. The defender also made four assists.

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8. The 50th against AZ
Timber played his 50th Eredivisie match during the match against AZ (2-2). Together with Ryan Gravenberch en Antony, he was the third player born later than January 1, 2000, to play fifty competition matches for Ajax.

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9. 127th Ajacied in the Dutch national team
Whoever does well as Ajacied, has a high possibility to make it to his or her national team. This was the case for Timber too. On June 2, 2021, he became the 127th Ajacied to play for the Dutch national team. Gerard 'Gé' Fortgens was the first Ajacied who got this honor, on March 19, 1911.

A century after Fortgens first, Timer started in the friendly match against Scotland. This match was a test for the 2021 (or 2020) European Championships. The Ajacied formed a solid block of central defenders together with Matthijs de Ligt and Stefan de Vrij. Timber played 69 minutes. Just like manager Frank de Boer, Timber looks back at his debut with joy, despite the 2-2 draw.

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10. Talent of the Year (in Ajax 1)
Jurriën Timber was crowned Talent of the Year on May 11, 2022, after the championship game against sc Heerenveen (5-0, 36th League Championship for Ajax). He received the Marco van Basten Award.

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