Also in this year: 1972

European Champion Clubs' Cup winners: AFC Ajax (2-0 v FC Internazionale Milano)

European Footballer of the Year: Franz Beckenbauer (FC Bayern München)

Eurovision Song Contest winner: Vicky Leandros (Luxembourg) singing Après Toi

European Golden Boot winner: Gerd Müller (FC Bayern München)

Men's Olympic 100m champion: Valeri Borzov (Soviet Union) running 10.14 seconds

Formula 1 world champion: Emerson Fittipaldi (Brazil) driving a Lotus

Oscar for Best Picture: The Godfather


Key events

24 January – Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi is found in Guam, having spent 28 years in the jungle

1 September – Bobby Fischer defeats Boris Spassky to end 24-year Soviet domination of world chess title

5 September
– Eleven Israeli athletes killed at Munich Olympics

History

Top scorers

5Gerd Müller - West Germany
2Alexandru Neagu - Romania
2István Szöke - Hungary
2Lajos Kocsis - Hungary
2Paul Van Himst - Belgium

Team of the Tournament

  • Evgeni Rudakov »
  • Revaz Dzodzuashvili »
  • Franz Beckenbauer »
  • Murtaz Khurtsilava »
  • Paul Breitner »
  • Uli Hoeness »
  • Günter Netzer »
  • Herbert Wimmer »
  • Raoul Lambert »
  • Jupp Heynckes »
  • Gerd Müller »

Matches

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