1972 European Super Cup

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The 1972 European Super Cup was a football match played over two legs between the winner of the 1971–72 European Cup and the winner of the 1971–72 European Cup Winners' Cup. The match was proposed by Anton Witkamp De Telegraaf to decide who was the best club in Europe.[1]

In 1972 Witkamp proposed the idea to Van Praag, the then president of Ajax, who were holders of the European Cup at that time. The idea was then taken to UEFA to seek official endorsement; however Artemio Franchi, the president of UEFA at that time, rejected the idea as the reigning European Cup Winners' Cup champions—Rangers—were serving a one-year ban at the time imposed by UEFA for the alleged misbehaviour of their fans.[1]

The match went ahead, but unofficially as a celebration of the Centenary of Rangers F.C.. The first leg was played on 16 January 1973 and the second on 24 January 1973. Ajax won the tie 6–3 on aggregate, beating Rangers both at home and away, 3–1 in Glasgow and 3–2 in the second leg in Amsterdam. Despite not being officially reconigised by UEFA it is often regarded as the first ever European Super Cup match.

Match details[edit]

First leg[edit]

16 January 1973
Rangers Scotland 1–3 Netherlands Ajax
MacDonald Goal 41' Rep Goal 34'
Cruijff Goal 45'
Haan Goal 76'
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 58,000
Rangers
Ajax
GK 1 Scotland Peter McCloy
RB 2 Scotland Sandy Jardine
LB 3 Scotland Willie Mathieson
CB 4 Scotland John Greig
CB 5 Scotland Derek Johnstone Substituted off 2'
CB 6 Scotland Dave Smith
RM 7 Scotland Alfie Conn Substituted off 1'
CM 8 Scotland Tom Forsyth
CF 9 Scotland Derek Parlane
CM 10 Scotland Alex MacDonald
LM 11 Scotland Quinton Young
Substitutes:
MF 12 Scotland Tommy McLean Substituted in 1'
MF 14 Scotland Graham Fyfe Substituted in 2'
Manager:
Scotland Jock Wallace
GK 1 Netherlands Heinz Stuy
RB Netherlands Wim Suurbier
CM Germany Horst Blankenburg
CB Netherlands Barry Hulshoff
LB Netherlands Ruud Krol
DM Netherlands Arie Haan
CM Netherlands Gerrie Mühren
CM Netherlands Arnold Mühren
RF Netherlands Johnny Rep
CF Netherlands Johan Cruijff
LF Netherlands Piet Keizer
Manager:
Romania Ştefan Kovács

Second leg[edit]

24 January 1973
Ajax Netherlands 3–2 Scotland Rangers
Haan Goal 12'
Mühren Goal 37' (pen.)
Cruijff Goal 79'
MacDonald Goal 2'
Young Goal 35'
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Attendance: 43,000
GK 1 Netherlands Heinz Stuy
RB Netherlands Wim Suurbier
CM Germany Horst Blankenburg
CB Netherlands Barry Hulshoff
LB Netherlands Ruud Krol
DM Netherlands Arie Haan
CM Netherlands Gerrie Mühren
CM Netherlands Johan Neeskens
RF Netherlands Sjaak Swart
CF Netherlands Johan Cruijff
LF Netherlands Piet Keizer
Manager:
Romania Ştefan Kovács
GK 1 Scotland Peter McCloy
RB 2 Scotland Sandy Jardine
LB 3 Scotland Willie Mathieson
CB 4 Scotland John Greig
CB 5 Scotland Derek Johnstone
CB 6 Scotland Dave Smith
RM 7 Scotland Tommy McLean
CM 8 Scotland Tom Forsyth
CF 9 Scotland Derek Parlane
CM 10 Scotland Alex MacDonald
LM 11 Scotland Quinton Young
Manager:
Scotland Jock Wallace

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UEFA Super Cup - History". UEFA. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 

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