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.