Ajax present East Kilbride with 27 beer crates to mark record wins

East Kilbride Captain Barry Russell celebrates with beer presented by Ajax club officials. Picture: Getty Images

East Kilbride Captain Barry Russell celebrates with beer presented by Ajax club officials. Picture: Getty Images

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East Kilbride celebrated their record-breaking run of wins - with a gift of 27 crates of beer and a message from Edwin Van Der Sar.

The presentation by Ajax was made to the East Kilbride squad yesterday evening to mark the club’s achievement of winning their 27th victory on the bounce, surpassing the record previously set by the Dutch side.

Johan Cruyff’s famous Ajax side from 1971/72 won 26 games straight wins.

A Ajax-branded van drove onto the pitch yesterday evening to unveil a congratulatory video from Ajax keeper Edwin van der Sar and 27 crates of Jupiler beer - one for each of Kilby’s wins.

• READ MORE: East Kilbride beat Ajax’s record of 26 consecutive wins

Ajax later tweeted: “We went to Scotland to congratulate @OfficialEKFC with their 27 wins in a row. Have a @Jupiler beer on us. Cheers!”

East Kilbride players and staff celebrate with beer presented by Ajax club officials. Picture: Getty Images

East Kilbride players and staff celebrate with beer presented by Ajax club officials. Picture: Getty Images

Edwin van der Sar posted from his Twitter account: “Records are there to be broken so congratulations to @officialEKFC beating #Ajax 44 year record! Hope you appreciated our @Jupiler beers?”

East Kilbride may now beaten the world record, but it will not be officially recognised by the Guinness World Records who are refusing to recognise their achievement as the club do not play ‘top-level’ football.

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