1972 European Super Cup

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1972 European Super Cup
on aggregate
First leg
Date16 January 1973
Venue Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Referee Alistair McKenzie (Scotland)
Attendance57,000
Second leg
Date24 January 1973
Venue Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Referee Hans-Joachim Weyland (West Germany)
Attendance26,168
1973 (Official)

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 of De Telegraaf to decide who was the best club in Europe. [1]

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History

In 1972, Witkamp proposed the idea to Jaap 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 recognised by UEFA it is often regarded as the first ever European Super Cup match.

Match details

First leg

Rangers Flag of Scotland.svg 1–3 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax
MacDonald Soccerball shade.svg 41' Report Rep Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Cruyff Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Haan Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 57,000
Referee: Alistair McKenzie (Scotland)
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Rangers
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Ajax
GK1 Flag of Scotland.svg Peter McCloy
RB2 Flag of Scotland.svg Sandy Jardine
LB3 Flag of Scotland.svg Willie Mathieson
CB4 Flag of Scotland.svg John Greig (c)
CB5 Flag of Scotland.svg Derek Johnstone Sub off.svg 66'
CB6 Flag of Scotland.svg Dave Smith
RM7 Flag of Scotland.svg Alfie Conn Sub off.svg 46'
CM8 Flag of Scotland.svg Tom Forsyth
CF9 Flag of Scotland.svg Derek Parlane
CM10 Flag of Scotland.svg Alex MacDonald
LM11 Flag of Scotland.svg Quinton Young
Substitutes:
MF12 Flag of Scotland.svg Tommy McLean Sub on.svg 46'
MF14 Flag of Scotland.svg Graham Fyfe Sub on.svg 66'
Manager:
Flag of Scotland.svg Jock Wallace
GK1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Heinz Stuy
RB3 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Wim Suurbier
CM12 Flag of Germany.svg Horst Blankenburg
CB4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Barry Hulshoff
LB5 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ruud Krol
DM15 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Arie Haan
CM9 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Gerrie Mühren
CM10 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Arnold Mühren
RF16 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Johnny Rep
CF14 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Johan Cruyff Sub off.svg 80'
LF11 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Piet Keizer Sub off.svg 65'
Substitutes:
FW8 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sjaak Swart Sub on.svg 80'
MF2 Flag of Austria.svg Heinz Schilcher Sub on.svg 65'
Manager:
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Ştefan Kovács

Second leg

Ajax Flag of the Netherlands.svg 3–2 Flag of Scotland.svg Rangers
Haan Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Mühren Soccerball shade.svg 37' (pen.)
Cruyff Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Report MacDonald Soccerball shade.svg 2'
Young Soccerball shade.svg 35'
GK1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Heinz Stuy
RB3 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Wim Suurbier
CM12 Flag of Germany.svg Horst Blankenburg
CB4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Barry Hulshoff
LB5 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ruud Krol
DM15 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Arie Haan
CM9 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Gerrie Mühren
CM7 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Johan Neeskens
RF8 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sjaak Swart Sub off.svg 46'
CF14 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Johan Cruyff
LF11 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Piet Keizer
Substitute:
FW16 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Johnny Rep Sub on.svg 46'
Manager:
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Ştefan Kovács
GK1 Flag of Scotland.svg Peter McCloy
RB2 Flag of Scotland.svg Sandy Jardine
LB3 Flag of Scotland.svg Willie Mathieson
CB4 Flag of Scotland.svg John Greig (c)
CB5 Flag of Scotland.svg Derek Johnstone
CB6 Flag of Scotland.svg Dave Smith
RM7 Flag of Scotland.svg Tommy McLean
CM8 Flag of Scotland.svg Tom Forsyth
CF9 Flag of Scotland.svg Derek Parlane
CM10 Flag of Scotland.svg Alex MacDonald
LM11 Flag of Scotland.svg Quinton Young
Manager:
Flag of Scotland.svg Jock Wallace

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