Now their latest crop are set to battle Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals having already seen off Real Madrid thanks to a stunning second leg comeback.
The Dutch giants have a top reputation for producing their own, and the evidence is certainly there for all to see with many of Europe’s biggest sides either having, or had, a former Ajax players in their team.
Tottenham Hotspur have managed to sign up four, with Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld, and Davinson Sanchez on their books.
But how would the side from Amsterdam out look now if hey hadn’t sold their best players over the years? talkSPORT.com takes a look.