1973 European Cup final

The 1973 European Cup final was a football match held at the Red Star Stadium in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, on 30 May 1973, in which Ajax of the Netherlands defeated Juventus of Italy, 1–0. A goal from Johnny Rep four minutes into the match was enough for Ajax to claim their third consecutive European Cup, which earned the Dutch side the privilege of keeping the trophy permanently.

1973 European Cup final
Ajax captain Johan Cruyff receives the trophy wearing a Juventus shirt, having exchanged jerseys with the losing finalists
Event1972–73 European Cup
Date30 May 1973
VenueRed Star Stadium, Belgrade
RefereeMilivoje Gugulović (Yugoslavia)

Route to the final

Ajax Round Juventus
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Bye First round   Olympique de Marseille 3–1 0–1 (A) 3–0 (H)
  CSKA Sofia 6–1 3–1 (A) 3–0 (H) Second round   1. FC Magdeburg 2–0 1–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
  Bayern München 5–2 4–0 (H) 1–2 (A) Quarter-finals   Újpesti Dózsa 2–2 (a) 0–0 (H) 2–2 (A)
  Real Madrid 3–1 2–1 (H) 1–0 (A) Semi-finals   Derby County 3–1 3–1 (H) 0–0 (A)




Ajax  1–0  Juventus
Rep   5' Report
GK 1   Heinz Stuy
RB 3   Wim Suurbier
CB 13   Barry Hulshoff
CB 12   Horst Blankenburg
LB 5   Ruud Krol
CM 7   Johan Neeskens
CM 15   Arie Haan
CM 9   Gerrie Mühren
RW 16   Johnny Rep
CF 14   Johan Cruyff (c)
LW 11   Piet Keizer
Substitutes (not used):
GK 13   Sies Wever
CM 6   Arnold Mühren
RW 8   Sjaak Swart
CF 10   Jan Mulder
LW 4   Gerrie Kleton
  Ștefan Kovács
GK 1   Dino Zoff
SW 6   Sandro Salvadore (c)
RB 2   Gianpietro Marchetti
CB 5   Francesco Morini
LB 3   Silvio Longobucco
CM 8   Franco Causio   57'
CM 10   Fabio Capello
CM 4   Giuseppe Furino   66'
RF 7  [a] José Altafini
CF 9   Pietro Anastasi
LF 11   Roberto Bettega   49'
MF 15   Helmut Haller   49'
MF 14   Antonello Cuccureddu   57'
  Čestmír Vycpálek

Assistant referees:
Ratko Čanak (Yugoslavia)
Petar Kostovski (Yugoslavia)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary
  • Replay if scores still level
  • Maximum of two substitutions

See also



  1. ^ A Brazilian expatriate, Altafini had represented his native Brazil at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, but in 1961 he changed allegiances to Italy. He notably played for Italy at the 1962 World Cup.[1]


  1. ^ "Legend of Calcio: Jose Altafini". 7 August 2017.