Thoughts go out to Abdelhak Nouri of Ajax, who collapsed during their friendly against Werder Bremem today. The game was called off after the incident in the second half. Ajax have confirmed he suffered from a cardiac arrhythmia and is now in a stable condition
Heartbreaking photos of Abdelhak Nouri’s brother (first 3 photos) and his father (outside his car) thanking hundreds of Ajax-fans for showing their support to Appie and his family on Friday night. They came together in front of his house and nearby the field where Nouri used to play as a child.
The emotional fans came together to grief and show support to the family. Also the entire Ajax selection attended the gathering and were visibly emotional. Justin Kluivert, Kasper Dolberg, Hakim ZIyech, Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Donny van de Beek, David Neres, Amin Younes (who came back early from his holiday because of this tragedy) and Reading player Pelle Clement (who player with Nouri for years at Ajax) came to the gathering. After the players visited the family they thanked the fans for coming and showing their support.
After a while the family requested the fans to leave and they all did quietly. The family knew about this gathering and agreed to it.
One of the greatest and most recognisable players of his generation, Davids often stood out on the football field due to his dreadlocked hair and the protective goggles he wore due to glaucoma. A combative and energetic, yet creative and skilful midfielder, Davids was nicknamed “The Pitbull” by Louis van Gaal because of his marking ability, aggression, and hard tackling style of play. In 2004, he was one of the players chosen by Pelé to feature in the FIFA 100, his list of the world’s greatest living footballers.
Eredivisie (3): 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96
KNVB Cup (2): 1992–93, 2006–07
Johan Cruyff Shield (1): 1995
UEFA Champions League (1): 1994–95
UEFA Cup (1): 1991–92
UEFA Super Cup (1): 1995
Intercontinental Cup (1): 1995
Serie A (3): 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03
Supercoppa Italiana (1): 2003
Coppa Italia (1): 2004–05
FIFA World Cup: Fourth Place 1998
UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament: 2000
FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 1998
World Soccer: The 100 Greatest Footballers of All Time