Ajax youth player, Noah Gesser, has died at the age of 16 after he was involved in a car accident on Friday evening.
The Eredivisie giant made the announcement in a statement released on its website on Saturday.
Gesser who joined the Dutch club in 2018 and was due to team up with the U17 for the forthcoming campaign was honoured with a minute silence in this afternoon's exhibition matches of Ajax 1 and Young Ajax.
Ajax players wore armbands in mourning of Gesser's passing. In addition, flags will be flown at half-mast at the Toekomst sports complex.
The club statement read, "Ajax has received the terrible news that Noah Gesser has passed away. The sixteen-year-old youth academy player was killed in a car accident with his brother on Friday evening.
"Noah Gesser was born on February 27, 2005 in IJsselstein. He has played for Ajax since 2018. The young striker joined Ajax from Alphense Boys, after having previously played football at Almere City and VVIJ. This season he was set to play for Ajax U17.
"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.x'