Ajax and Joël Veltman have reached an agreement to extend his contract, which had been effective until June 30, 2018. The new contract is retroactively effective per July 1, 2017, and is valid until June 30, 2020.
The right-footed defender was born in Velsen on January 15, 1992. The player attended Ajax’s youth academy and made his debut in the first team on August 19, 2012, during the N.E.C. – Ajax (1-6) game. The international has played in 166 official matches to date in Ajax’s first team, and has scored eight goals. With Ajax, he won the national championship twice (2013, 2014) as well as the Johan Cruijff Shield in 2013.