Ajax’s tale has been defined by three great generations. The early 70’s saw Cruyff, Neeskens, Haan and Krol lift three consecutive European Cups. A little over 20 years later it would be the turn of Kluivert, Davids, Seedorf and many more outrageously talented players who went undefeated in their domestic league and bested Milan to lift the 1995 Champions League trophy. Finally, and once again with a roughly 20 year gap, it would be the turn of De Ligt, De Jong, Van De Beek and Ziyech who came within a whisker of the Champions League final after comfortably dismantling the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus on route to the semi finals. While Ajax have never had the financial muscle to compete regularly and keep their greatest players they have proven time and time again that when it comes to producing talent, no one does it better.
(Cruyff, Neeskens, Davids, Seedorf, De Ligt, De Jong. Ajax have won Europe’s premier club competition four times, and have produced many of the games greats along the way).
Bayern - 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013, 2020