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Appie’s debut for Ajax in the Eredivisie


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Amsterdam, Wednesday 21 Sept 2016 – It was a very special day for Ajax player Abdelhak Nouri. After 12 years being in the Ajax football academy, it was finally his time to enter the pitch of the Amsterdam ArenA to play for the first team of Ajax. It was a magical moment as all fans called out Appie’s name during warm-up. With 20 minutes on the clock, it was Nouri’s time to shine on the pitch. He even scores a beautiful goal from a free kick.

After the match, Nouri could only say how special this night was for him and his family. “I am very grateful to my team mates to have given me the confidence. They really believed in me.”

We congratulate Appie on a fantastic debut with a goal! This puts him among famous names in an impressive list of scoring debutants; Johan Cruijff, Patrick Kluivert, Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard.

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Jasper Schendelaar signs first contract with AZ on his birthday

Alkmaar, 02 September 2016 – It was a very important day for goalkeeper Jasper Schendelaar. Not only did he turn 16 years, he also signed his first professional contract with AZ Alkmaar. The contract will keep him with AZ until mid 2019. Jasper transfered to Alkmaar in 2013 from the Foresters in Heiloo. He has developed himself rapidly and is considered a big talent, with only 15 years he made his debut, which makes him the youngest debutant in the history of AZ. He is also part of the national U17 squad.

Max Huiberts of AZ is very happy with signing Jasper; “He is a very talented goalkeeper from our own Academy. In addition, he is a true ‘Alkmaarder’, youth international and made his debut at only 15 in AZ1. This says a lot about his development. We except a lot from Jasper in the upcoming years.”

Muy Manero and Bert van Dun (agents) are proud of Jasper and would like to congratulate him with his contract and birthday!

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