Ajax hire out Ruud Kras to FC Volendam

Ajax and FC Volendam have reached an agreement about the loan of Ruud Kras. The deal is for one season. As usual, Ajax do not disclose financial details of the agreement.

Ruud Kras sigend a contract that keeps him with Ajax until halfway through 2005 in the summer of 2001. With Ajax 2 he won the national championship in the league for second teams in his first season in Amsterdam.

Kras also played one friendly match for Ajax's first team. He played for one half against DWV, who were defeated 13-0, on May 22 2002.

Last season Ruud Kras played on loan for FC Zwolle. Peter Boeve's squad finished 16th in the Holland Casino Eredivisie, the highest Dutch league. In the play-off against relegation FC Zwolle managed to save its place in the Eredivisie for next season.

Ruud Kras played 41 official matches for FC Zwolle in the 2002-2003 season. FC Volendam will also play in the highest league in Holland next season. Ruud Kras played 33 league matches in the first division for FC Volendam between May 6 2000 and May 26 2001.