Ajax have picked up the option in Jelle van Damme's contract and with that extended the agreement with the Belgian defender to 1 July 2007. As usual, Ajax do not disclose financial details of the agreement.
Jelle van Damme made his debut for Ajax 1 in the league match Sparta - Ajax (0-4) on 14 April 2002. In that same year he won the national title with Ajax and the championship with Ajax 2.
The leftback, who comes from Germinal Beerschot Antwerpen, has played 27 official matches for Ajax 1. Of those matches he has played 14 in the Holland Casino Eredivisie and 9 in the UEFA Champions League.
On 29 March of this year Van Damme made his debut in the national team of Belgium. He has earned 2 caps for the Red Devils.