Ajax, 1972 European Cup Final
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Coach: Rinus Michels, Stefan Kovacs
Achievements: European Cup 1971, 72, 73
Key Players: Cruyff, Neeskens, Haan, Krol
Star Player: Cruyff
This side changed football. Rinus Michels, with the help of the brilliant on-field orchestrator Johann Cruyff, developed the famous Total Football system with this Ajax side. Players interchanged positions and supported each other in an exciting fluid foootball style. It took the team to three consecutive European Cups. Michels left to coach the Dutch national team, where he used the same system and the same core players.