TEAM Ajax SEASON(S) 1997
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I have tried to find out exactly why a football club from Amsterdam is named after a Greek warrior from the Iliad, especially one of the less glorious and admirable characters from Homer's epic. As far as I recall after the death of Achiles, Ajax went mad with jealousy at not being awarded the armour of Achiles, slaughtered a load of sheep thinking they were Greeks and then hung himself on a branch of a fruit tree. I am at a loss as to why the club is named after him. This is a shirt from the later period of Umbro's contract with Ajax and cleverly uses the club logo to brighten up yet another Ajax home shirt.

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