Ajax youth player Noah Gesser dies in car accident aged 16

Ajax confirm youth star Noah Gesser has died at the age of 16 after he was involved in a car crash with his brother

  • Ajax have released a statement confirming 16-year-old Noah Gesser has died 
  • The teenager was involved in a car crash along with his brother on Friday 
  • Gesser joined Ajax in 2018 and was one of the stars of their youth academy
  • Dutch media have reported that his brother also died in the collision 

Ajax have announced that youth star Noah Gesser has died at the age of 16 following a car accident on Friday evening.

The talented teenager was in a car with his brother which was involved in a serious collision. 

De Telegraaf have reported that both Gesser and his 18-year-old brother died, after the car they were in collided head-on with a taxi on the United Nations Road in IJsselstein.

Ajax have confirmed that youth star Noah Gesser (centre) has died in a car crash

They added that local police reported that the driver of the taxi was ‘physically fine’ but taken to hospital. 

In a statement released on Ajax’s official website, they 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. 

The striker was a star of Ajax’s youth academy which he first joined back in 2018

‘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.’ 

Gesser had been part of the Ajax youth academy since 2018 and was set to be part of the Under-17 set-up for the upcoming season.  

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