Ajax champion in the Jupiler League Fortuna promoted to Bundesliga

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Jong Ajax, Saturday in the thrilling last day champion in the Jupiler League. Fortuna Sittard had to settle for second place, but was promoted well after sixteen years to the Premier league.

Fortuna seemed long on the way to promotion and the title, but the championship still went to Ajax. The Amsterdammers came after rest retardation against MVV, but you won still 2-1 by hits of spires Kaj Sierhuis and Mateo Cassierra.

This continued to be the team of coach Michael Traveler, pursuer Fortuna, that in their own home Jong PSV with 1-0 defeated, by one point. The winning goal in the Fortuna Sittard Stadium came early in the second half in the name of Finn Stokkers.

Four points behind Fortuna NEC ended, that champion could be, and now via the play-offs for promotion to the Premier league should see to enforce, as a third party. The Nijmegenaren came to visit at FC Dordrecht with 2-0 behind, took a 2-3 lead, but gave the victory in the final stage, out of your hands: 3-3.

Ajax, which may not promote, is the first promise ever of the champion in the Jupiler League. Fortuna, the champion of the First Division of 1995, returns after many years back at the highest level.



Time of placing
19:49 – 28 april 2018


The promotion of Fortuna, is very special. The club were relegated in 2002 from the Premier league and had the financial very difficult. A merger with Roda JC had in 2009, offer a solution, but it ricocheted off.

The BOARD pulled the license of Fortuna, as the bond no confidence in the survival of the club. The license was later still granted.

When the Task was coach Sunday Oliseh in February of this year on the side said, because of “unacceptable behaviour”. Kevin Hofland was appointed as his successor and led Fortuna to promotion.

In the battle behind the top three places, in addition to NEC, ultimately, De Graafschap, Telstar, FC Emmen, SC Cambuur, MVV Almere City Dordrecht itself for the play-offs in the battle for promotion to the Premier league.

See also:
Almere City grabs the last ticket for the playoffs, in Jupiler League

View the final standings in the Jupiler League


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