1971–72 European Cup

International football competition

The 1971–72 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won for the second consecutive time by Ajax, who beat Internazionale in the final. Ajax qualified as the current holders of the European Cup, not as the current national league champion. This was the second year in a row that the European Cup had two Dutch clubs compete.


Preliminary round

First leg

19 August 1971Estadio Luis Casanova, ValenciaAttendance: 10,105Referee: Michel Kitabdjian (France)

Second leg

24 August 1971Stade Achille Hammerel, LuxembourgAttendance: 3,230Referee: Jef Dorpmans (Netherlands)

Valencia won 4–1 on aggregate.

First round

First leg

15 September 1971Stade Vélodrome, MarseilleAttendance: 41,707Referee: Santos Fernando Leite (Portugal) 15 September 1971Olympisch Stadion, AmsterdamAttendance: 45,027Referee: Milivoje Gugulović (Yugoslavia) 15 September 1971Lahden kisapuisto, LahtiAttendance: 1,276Referee: Einar Boström (Sweden) 15 September 1971...read more
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