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Ajax youth player Noah Gesser, 16, tragically dies in car crash with his brother

Teammates will pay tribute to promising striker Noah Gesser, who had been with Ajax since 2018 and was due to step up his development with the Under-17s in the upcoming season

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – FEBRUARY 9: (L-R) Antoni Milambo of Feyenoord U14, Noah Gesser of Ajax U14 during the match between Feyenoord U14 v Ajax U14 on February 9, 2019 in Rotterdam Netherlands (Photo by Erwin Spek/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Ajax starlet Noah Gesser has tragically died after a car crash with his brother on Friday evening, the Dutch club have confirmed.

Gesser, 16, had been with Ajax since 2018 and was due to step up his development with the Under-17s in the upcoming season.

Teammates will pay tribute to Gesser in Ajax 1 and Young Ajax practice matches on Saturday with a minute’s silence and by wearing armbands.

“Ajax has received the terrible news that Noah Gesser has passed away,” reads a statement on Ajax’s website. “The sixteen-year-old youth academy player was killed in a car accident with his brother on Friday evening.



Gesser was due to play for Ajax Under-17 in the upcoming season




“Noah Gesser was born on February 27, 2005 in IJsselstein. He has played for Ajax since 2018. The young striker joined Ajax from Alphense Boys, after having previously played football at Almere City and VVIJ. This season he was set to play for Ajax U17.

“This afternoon, at the exhibition matches of Ajax 1 and Young Ajax, there will be special attention for this horrible news.







“There will be a minute of silence before the matches start and the Ajax players will wear armbands in mourning of Gesser’s passing. In addition, flags will be flown at half-mast at the Toekomst sports complex.

“Ajax is deeply moved by this tragic event. The club wishes Gesser’s loved ones strength in the coming time in dealing with this immeasurable loss.”




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