This article was first published in Champions Journal. Read the original article here.
I went to so many of Ajax’s home games in Europe during the Sixties and Seventies. Ajax ruled the world and I witnessed many memorable nights first hand, including the infamous “fog” match between Ajax and Liverpool in 1966. But there were other spectacular games too, against the likes of Benfica, Bayern München and Real Madrid.
But the most special of all was the 1972 European Cup final, when Ajax beat Inter Milan in Rotterdam. Winning European football’s biggest trophy in De Kuip, the home of our great rivals Feyenoord, was unbelievable.
I managed to to get hold of tickets through my tobacconist. I normally got my tickets there and when we reached the final I asked the shopkeeper if he could put me at the top of his list. He said he would do his best and in the end he got me two.