History

                     CAPE TOWN SPURSClub Name : Cape Town Spurs

Nickname: Urban Warriors

Head Coach : Dylan Deane

Formed : 1970

Club Colours : Red & White

Home Stadium : Parow Park

 

CLUB HISTORY

Cape Town Spurs F.C. (formerly known as Ajax Cape Town) is a South African professional football club based in Parow in the city of Cape Town that plays in the National First Division. Dutch Eredivisie club AFC Ajax was their parent club and majority shareholder after a merger of both Cape Town Spurs and Seven Stars in January 1999 until selling its shares in September 2020.

Cape Town Spurs competed in the NPSL from 1971 until 1984, and the NSL from 1985 to 1996, winning the championship in the final season, before the establishment of the South African Premier Division that same year. The club also won the Bob Save Super Bowl that year.

In July 2013, it was announced that the Comitis brothers, longtime partners and shareholders with the Efstathiou brothers, had sold their shares to the Efstathiou family. Ari Efstathiou was announced as the new chairman.

In 2020, they ended their association with Dutch club AFC Ajax, with Cape Town Stars acquiring full control of the club, and they subsequently renamed to Cape Town Spurs.

 

1995  Winner of the NSL. Winner of the Bobsave Superbowl, beating Pretoria City 3 – 2.

1996/97  8th in the NSL Premiership.

1997/98  4th in the NSL Premiership. Drew 3 – 3 over two legs with Vaal Professionals in Round one of the Rothmans Cup, losing 7 – 8 on Penalties. Lost 1 – 1 (4 – 5 Pen) to Jomo Cosmos in Round one of the Bobsave Superbowl.

1998/99  13th in the NSL Premiership. Lost 2 – 3 over two legs against Seven Stars in Round one of the Rothmans Cup. Lost 1 – 2 to Manning Rangers in Round one of the Bobsave Superbowl.

1999/00  4th in the NSL Premiership. Lost 2 – 3 over two legs against Jomo Cosmos in Round one of the Rothmans Cup. Beat African Wanderers 3 – 2 in Round one of the Bobsave Superbowl, before losing 0 – 1 to Free State Stars in Round 2.

2000/01  11th in the NSL Premiership. Lost 1 – 2 to Orlando Pirates in the final of the BP Top 8. Beat Free State Stars 2 – 0 over two legs of the Rothmans Cup, beat Santos 1 – 0 in the quarterfinals, Jomo Cosmos 2 – 1 in the Semi-finals and Orlando Pirates 4 – 1 in the replay of the final after the original final ended 1 - 1. Lost 0 – 1 to Maritzburg City in Round one of the Bobsave Superbowl.

2001/02  14th in the NSL Premiership. Beat Orlando Pirates 1 – 0 in Round one of the Coca Cola Cup, but lost 0 – 1 to Santos in the quarterfinals.

2002/03  13th in the NSL Premiership. Beat Mamelodi Sundowns 3 – 1 in Round one of the Coca Cola Cup, beat Black Leopards 0 – 0 (3 – 1 Pen) in the quarterfinals before losing 0 – 1 to Kaizer Chiefs in the Semi-finals. Beat Dynamos 3 - 1 in Round one of the ABSA Cup, beat Kaizer Chiefs 0 – 0 (5 – 4 Pen) in the Round of 16, beat Alexandria Utd 3 – 1 in the quarterfinals and Jomo Cosmos 2 – 0 in the semi-finals before losing 0 – 2 to Santos in the final.

2003/04  2nd in the NSL Premiership. Beat Dynamos 1 – 0 in Round one of the Coca Cola Cup before losing 2 – 3 to Kaizer Chiefs in the quarterfinals. Beat Dynamos 3 - 0 in Round one of the ABSA Cup, beat Kaizer Chiefs 1 – 0 in the Round of 16, beat Wits 1 – 1 (5 – 4 Pen) in the quarterfinals before losing 1 – 1 (4 – 5 Pen) to Manning Rangers in the semi-finals.

2004/05  6th in the NSL Premiership. Lost 1 – 3 to Moroka Swallows in Round one of the SAA Supa 8. Lost 0 – 2 to Dynamos in Round one of the Coca Cola Cup. Lost 1 – 3 to Moroka Swallows in Round one of the ABSA Cup.

2005/06  11th in the NSL Premiership. Lost 0 – 2 to Mamelodi Sundowns in Round one of the SAA Supa 8. Beat Umtata Bush Bucs 1 – 0 in Round one of the Coca Cola Cup, beat Mamelodi Sundowns 1 – 1 (5 – 4 Pen) in the quarterfinals before losing 0 – 3 to Supersport United in the semifinals. Beat Silver Stars 3 – 1 in Round one of the ABSA Cup before losing 1 – 1 (3 – 4 Pen) to Tembisa Classic in the Round of 16.

2006/07  4th in the NSL Premiership. Beat Golden Arrows 1 – 1 (4 – 2 Pen) in Round one of the Telkom KO, beat Moroka Swallows 2 – 1 in the quarterfinals, beat Mamelodi Sundowns 1 – 1 (5 – 3 Pen) in the semifinals, before losing 1 – 3 to Silver Stars in the final. Beat Fidentia Rangers 2 – 0 in Round one of the ABSA Cup, beat Wits 1 – 0 in the Round of 16, beat Bloemfontein Celtic 1 – 0 in the quarterfinals, beat Santos 1 – 0 in the semi-finals and beat Mamelodi Sundowns 2 – 0 in the final.

2007/08  2nd in the ABSA Premiership. Lost 0 – 2 to Orlando Pirates in Round one of the SAA Supa 8. Lost 0 – 1 to Free State Stars in Round one of the Telkom KO. Lost 0 – 2 to Kaizer Chiefs in Round one of the Nedbank Cup.

2008/09  7th in the ABSA Premiership. Lost 3 – 4 to Moroka Swallows in Round one of the MTN 8. Beat Platinum Stars 0 – 0 (4 – 3 Pen) in Round one of the Telkom KO, beat Golden Arrows 3 – 1 in the quarterfinals, beat Free State Stars 3 – 2 in the semi-finals and beat Orlando Pirates 2 – 1 in the final. Beat Thistle Grove 3 – 0 in Round one of the Nedbank Cup, beat Nathi Lions 1 – 0 in the Round of 16, beat Winners Park 3 – 3 (4 – 2 Pen) in the quarterfinals before losing 1 – 2 to Amatuks in the semifinals.

2009/10  7th in the ABSA Premiership. Beat Orlando Pirates 2 – 1 in Round one of the MTN 8, beat Kaizer Chiefs 4 – 3 in the semi—finals before losing 0 – 6 to Golden Arrows in the final. Beat Moroka Swallows 1 – 0 in Round one of the Telkom KO, beat Golden Arrows 2 – 1 in the quarterfinals, beat Amazulu 2 – 0 in the semi-finals before losing 1 – 2 to Kaizer Chiefs in the final. Beat Wings United 5 – 0 in Round one of the Nedbank Cup, before losing 1 – 1 (2 – 4 Pen) to Free State Stars in the Round of 16.

2010/11  2nd in the ABSA Premiership. Beat Mamelodi Sundowns 1 – 1 (4 – 3 Pen) in Round one of the MTN 8 before losing 2 – 3 to Moroka Swallows in the semi—finals. Lost 0 – 1 to Free State Stars in Round one of the Telkom KO. Lost 1 – 2 to Free State Stars in Round one of the Nedbank Cup.

2011/12  9th in the ABSA Premiership. Beat Supersport United 5 – 2 in Round one of the MTN 8 before losing to Kaizer Chiefs on the away goals rule in the semi—finals. Beat Free State Stars 1 – 0 in Round one of the Telkom KO before losing 1 – 2 to Golden Arrows. Lost 3 – 3 (3 – 4 Pen) to Amazulu in Round one of the Nedbank Cup.

2012/13  14th in the ABSA Premiership. Lost 1 – 1 (3 – 4 Pen) to Supersport United in Round one of the Telkom KO. Lost 0 – 1 AET to Mamelodi Sundowns in Round one of the Nedbank Cup.

2013/14  12th in the ABSA Premiership. Lost 1 – 2 to Supersport United in Round one of the Telkom KO. Lost 0 – 1 to Mamelodi Sundowns in Round one of the Nedbank Cup.

2014/15  5th in the ABSA Premiership. Beat MP Black Aces 3 – 0 in Round one of the Telkom KO before losing 1 – 4 to Orlando Pirates in the quarterfinals. Beat Mainstay Utd 9 – 1 in Round one of the Nedbank Cup, beat Bloemfontein Celtic 1 – 0 in the Round of 16, beat Bidvest Wits 2 – 1 in the quarterfinals, beat Supersport Utd 2 – 1 in the semifinals. before losing 0 – 0 (4 – 5 Pen) to Mamelodi Sundowns in the final.

2015/16  10th in the ABSA Premiership. Beat Orlando Pirates 1 – 0 in Round one of the MTN 8, beat Bidvest Wits 2 – 1 over two legs in the semi-finals and beat Kaizer Chiefs 1 – 0 in the final. Lost 0 – 1 to Golden Arrows in Round one of the Telkom KO. Lost 1 – 2 to Free State Stars in Round one of the Nedbank Cup.

2016/17  10th in the ABSA Premiership. Lost 0 – 1 to Supersport Utd in Round one of the Telkom KO. Lost 2 – 2 (3 – 4 Pen) to Kwa Duduza Utd in Round one of the Nedbank Cup.

2017/18  16th in the ABSA Premiership and relegated to the NFD. Lost 0 – 0 (3 – 4 Pen) to Polokwane City in Round one of the Telkom KO. Lost 0 – 2 to Orlando Pirates in Round one of the Nedbank Cup.

2018/19  4th in the NFD. Lost 2 – 5 to TS Galaxy in the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup.

2019/20  2nd in the GladAfrica Championship. Finished 2nd to Black Leopards in the promotional playoffs to stay in the GAC. Lost 2 – 2 (3 – 4 Pen) to TS Sporting in Round one of the Nedbank Cup.

2020/21  Ajax CT were renamed CT Spurs after ending their relationship with Ajax Amsterdam. 14th in the GAC. Beat BP Chiefs on penalties in the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup, beat Baroka 1 – 1 (5 – 4 Pen) in the Round of 16, before losing 3 – 3 (3 – 5 Pen) to CT All Stars in the quarterfinals.

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