Ranking The Greatest Ajax Players To Ever Grace The Premier League

The Amsterdam giants have nurtured some incredible talent - but who is the greatest?

The Ajax team of the mid-90s
Ajax of Amsterdam The great team of the mid-90s Image Getty

Ajax of Amsterdam is a club steeped in tradition, famous for nurturing some of the most exciting talent to ever grace the beautiful game.

Johan Neeskens, Johnny Rep and Johan Cruyff all emerged in the 1970s to help put the club on the footballing map and, decades on, exciting young stars continue to come out of the club from the Dutch capital.

If you think about some of the greatest teams to ever feature in the Premier League, for example, the chances are a few names familiar to Ajax fans feature. 

But the age-old question remains: which Ajax player was the greatest to ever grace the Premier League? Here’s our shortlist – some of the names might just surprise you.


Jari Litmanen



Litmanen may have only featured 43 times for Liverpool during a two-season stint at Anfield, but the Finn is still spoken of fondly by Reds fans and would have undoubtedly gone on to even bigger things had injuries not hampered him throughout his career.

Despite this, he still had a habit of popping up with important goals for Liverpool during a stop-start career at the club that quickly saw him earn the title of super-sub.



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