In honour of [BP]Johan Cruijff[/BP]’s 60th birthday, on 25 April, Ajax have decided to retire the shirt with number 14. This was announced by chairman John Jaakke during a birthday dinner with the club’s management and Cruijff.
With the symbolical handing over of the shirt to Cruijff, number 14 will never more be worn by a player in Ajax 1 from the start of next season. John Jaakke: ,,Johan Cruijff has been invaluable for Ajax and he has given the club a worldwide name and fame. When you think of number 14, you think of Johan Cruijff. Therefore we retire his number as a tribute to a unique football player. Johan 60. 14 for ever.”