Ajax youth team player Noah Gesser dies in tragic car crash with brother as Eredivisie champions pay tribute to 16-year-old

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Ajax youth team player Noah Gesser dies in tragic car crash with brother as Eredivisie champions pay tribute to 16-year-old


Ajax have announced the tragic death of youth team player Noah Gesser, who passed away aged just 16 on Friday.

The young Dutch striker, one of the stars of the club’s academy, was involved in a car crash with his brother on Friday evening.

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Ajax youth team player Noah Gesser has passed away at the age of 16

And Ajax have confirmed the accident has taken both of the young boys’ lives.

The Eredivisie champions will hold a tribute to the player on Saturday, holding a minute’s silence before practise matches involving the Ajax 1 and Young Ajax teams, with players wearing black armbands and flags also being held at half-mast.

Teenager Gesser had been with Ajax since 2018, and was due to be part of the club’s U17 set up for the forthcoming campaign.

He joined the Amsterdam giants from amateur club Alphense Boys in western Netherlands, with Feyenoord also making an attempt to recruit him.

Ajax confirmed the news on social media with a post that read: “Ajax is deeply touched by the tragic death of youth player Noah Gesser. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and relatives.”

Dutch outlet De Telegraaf report both Gesser and his 18-year-old brother were involved in a head-on collision with a taxi on the United Nations Road in IJsselstein, on the outskirts of the city of Utrecht.

They added that local police reported that the driver of the taxi was ‘physically fine’ but taken to hospital, while both youngsters died on the scene.

In a statement released on their official website, the Ajax said: “Ajax has received the terrible news that Noah Gesser has passed away.

“The 16-year-old youth player died in a car accident with his brother on Friday evening.

“At the practice matches of Ajax 1 and Young Ajax this afternoon, the terrible news will be discussed.

“A minute of silence is held before the matches start and the Ajax players wear mourning bands. 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 the loved ones all the strength in coping with this immeasurable loss.”





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