1971 European Cup Final

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Mimis Domazos attempts to dribble
Johan Cruyff attacks Panathinaikos before passing to Haan for second goal.
The first goal
Celebrating the first goal
Crowds greeting the Ajax team in Amsterdam

On June 2, 1971, the most glorious page in the history of Panathinaikos Football Club was written. Panathinaikos having defeated great football clubs of Europe played against the fantastic team of Ajax F.C. in the final of the European Champions' Cup in the Wembley Stadium. Panathinaikos had a good performance but eventually lost by 2 to 0. Regardless of the outcome of the match, the recollection of that unforgetable day remains, and it still does, vivid in all the "green" fans' minds.

Thirty thousand Ajax fans travelled to London for the match. Ajax had never before gone this far in the European competition. They had reached their second European Cup Final in 1971.

At the kick-off, the ball was played to Johan Cruyff, who was acknowledged as the best player in Europe between 1971 and 1973. The Ajax team produced some dazzling football during the match and took the European Cup for the first time. Ajax, inspired by Cruyff, won 2-0 and the Flying Dutchman became the first player from his country to be voted European Footballer of the Year.

The following day Ajax were greeted by jubilant crowds in Leidseplein.

The Game

Players:

Goals: 5' Van Dijk, 87' Haan


Following are the games that Panathinaikos had played until they reached the final.

The road to Wembley

vs Jeuness d' Esch

Players: Economopoulos, Tomaras (86' Kapsis), Sourpis, Kamaras, Vlachos, Eleftherakis, Domazos, Filakouris, Grammos, Antoniadis, Kalligeris (80' Deligiannis)

Goals: 6' Antoniadis (0-1), 35' Eleftherakis (1-2)

Panathinaikos to the second round 7-1 on aggregate

Players: Economopoulos, Tomaras (46' Mitropoulos), Kamaras, Sourpis, Vlachos, Eleftherakis, Domazos, Fylakouris, Grammos, Antoniadis, Kalligeris (46' Gonios)

Goals: 17' Eleftherakis, 27', 30', 37', 58' Antoniadis

vs Slovan

Players: Economopoulos, Tomaras, Sourpis, Kamaras, Vlachos, Eleftherakis, Domazos, Fylakouris, Grammos, Antoniadis, Kalligeris (75' Deligiannis)

Goals: 3' Domazos, 55' Antoniadis, 88' Deligiannis

Players: Economopoulos, Tomaras, Kamaras (46' Mitropoulos), Sourpis, Vlahos, Eleftherakis, Domazos, Fylakouris, Grammos, Antoniadis, Kalligeris (75' Deligiannis)

Goals: 52' Antoniadis (1-1)

Panathinaikos to the quarter finals 5-1 on aggregate

vs Everton

Players: Economopoulos, Tomaras, Sourpis, Kamaras, Vlachos, Eleftherakis, Kapsis, Domazos, Fylakouris, Grammos, Antoniadis,

Goals: 82' Antoniadis (1-0)

Players: Economopoulos, Tomaras, Kapsis, Kamaras, Sourpis, Vlachos, Athanassopoulos, Domazos, Fylakouris, Grammos, Antoniadis

Panathinaikos to the semi finals on the away goals rule (1-1)

vs Red Star

Players: Economopoulos (72' Konstantinou), Tomaras, Sourpis, Kamaras, Vlachos, Eleftherakis, Kapsis, Domazos, Fylakouris, Grammos, Antoniadis,

Goals: 50' Kamaras (1-3)

Players: Konstantinou, Tomaras, Kapsis, Kamaras, Sourpis, Vlachos, Kalligeris (54' Athanasopoulos), Domazos, Fylakouris (Hadjiandreou), Grammos, Antoniadis.

Goals: 1’, 55' Antoniadis, 63' Kamaras.

Panathinaikos to the final on the away goals rule (4-4)


30 Years Later

Antonis Antoniadis in 2000 game against Ajax

On December 21, 2000, the two teams that played the 1971 final met again for an exhibition game. Panathinaikos, who started the game with all eleven players that played at Wembley Stadium, won the game 1-0, with a goal by Mimis Domazos. Johan Cruyff remained in Spain, due to prior commitments, and did not join the game with Ajax.

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