‘de klassieker’ in numbers

10:00    24 Jan 2019

Matthijs de Ligt (R) of Ajax in action against Tonny Vilhena (L) of Feyenoord
‘De Klassieker’ (The Classic) between Feyenoord and Ajax will be renewed this coming weekend when the teams meet in an Eredivisie match at De Kuip.

The clash will be live on Fox Sports 1 on Sunday 27 January 2019 from 15h20 CAT.

We look at the numbers behind this great rivalry, with the match also set to be a key fixture in the race for the Eredivisie title.

3-0 – The score in favour of Ajax in the teams’ most recent meeting, an Eredivisie match at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in October 2018.

4 – The above result brought up a fourth successive win for Ajax in the rivalry, and extended their current unbeaten run against Feyenoord to seven matches.

11 – The number of points separating the teams on the Eredivisie table: Ajax are second with 47 points, while Feyenoord are third with 36 points.

192 – The number of previous meetings, across all competitions, between Feyenoord and Ajax.

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86 – The number of wins claimed by Ajax in the history of the rivalry, compared to 58 for Feyenoord (as well as 48 games ending in draws).

398 – The number of goals scored by Ajax in the rivalry, compared to 297 for Feyenoord.

1921 – The teams’ very first meeting was a 2-2 draw in a 1ste Klasse match in October 1921.

18 – The all-time record goal scorer in the rivalry was Ajax’s Sjaak Swart, who scored 18 goals in 35 matches against Feyenoord.

8-2 – The biggest win in the rivalry saw Ajax defeat Feyenoord 8-2 in an Eredivisie match in September 1983.

9-5 – The most goals scored in a Feyenoord v Ajax match was 14, with the Rotterdam side claiming a 9-5 win in an Eredivisie match in August 1960.

33 – The number of Eredivisie titles won by Ajax, compared to 15 for Feyenoord.

18 – The number of KNVB (Dutch FA) Cup titles won by Ajax, compared to 13 for Feyenoord.

83.7 – The distance in kilometres, by road travel, between the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam and De Kuip in Rotterdam.

12 – The number of Eredivisie goals scored by Dusan Tadic, Ajax’s leading scorer in the top flight thus far.

8 – The number of Eredivisie goals scored by Robin van Persie, Feyenoord’s leading scorer in the top flight thus far.

85.9 – The pass completion percentage of Ajax in the Eredivisie this season, the best of any team. Feyenoord are ranked second in this regard, with a pass completion rate of 84.4 percent.

17.3 – The average number of shots per game from Feyenoord in the current Eredivisie season, compared to 21.2 for Ajax.

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