July 31, (THEWILL) – Netherlands’s Eredivisie top side Ajax Amsterdam was thrown into mourning on Friday night when their 16-year-old youth player, Noah Gesser, was involved in a traffic auto accident that took the life of the player and his brother.
In a statement released on Saturday, the club made the announcement: “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.”
An up-and-coming professional, Gesser was born on February 27, 2005 in IJsselstein, Netherlands. He joined Ajax from Alphense Boys as a striker, after stints at Almere City and VVIJ. He has played for the Dutch giants since 2018, showing a lot of promise.
Gesser was preparing to play for Ajax’s under-17 team in the upcoming season before meeting his untimely demise at the very cusp of that development.
The grief of the Dutch side was shared by Spanish giants Real Madrid. The Santiago Bernabeu club expressed their condolences through their official Twitter account with the message:
“Real Madrid C.F., its president and its Board of Directors deeply lament the passing of Noah Gesser, Ajax’s academy player.
“Real Madrid wishes to express its condolences to his family and loved ones, his teammates and his club.”