Ajax names Josip Šutalo as captain in his debut match

Josip Šutalo, Ajax's recent €20 million signing from Dinamo Zagreb, will debut as the team's captain despite never having played for Ajax before.

3. September 2023

Josip Šutalo (Foto: Getty Images)

Ajax Amsterdam will be visiting Fortuna Sittard in the Dutch league today, and from the camp of the largest Dutch club, they announced that due to the absence of the injured Steven Bergwijn, the captain's armband will be worn by a player who hasn't even played for Ajax yet!

This honor will go to their most expensive summer signing, Josip Šutalo, who moved to Ajax from Dinamo Zagreb for just over 20 million euros a few weeks ago.


Šutalo will make his debut for Ajax today, and on his very first game, he will be the captain of Ajax.

Ajax coach Maurice Steijn admitted the possibility of this decision before the match, and it seems that Ajax has found a player in Croatia in whom they have recognized and found special leadership characteristics.