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Champions League run boosts Ajax’s financials

Lassina Traore, Frenkie de Jong and Donny van de Beek of Ajax celebrate with the trophy after winning the Eredivisie (by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Dutch Eredivisie football club Ajax more than doubled its turnover for the 2018-19 season, figures fuelled by its run to the semi-finals of the Uefa Champions League.

Ajax’s financial results for the year ending June 30, 2019, came after its most successful season on the pitch to date this century. Along with the Champions League campaign, the Amsterdam giant captured its 34th Eredivisie title and its 19th KNVB Beker triumph.

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