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1971–72 KNVB Cup


1971–72 KNVB Cup

Country Netherlands
Teams 32
Champions Ajax
Runners-up FC Den Haag

The 54th edition of the KNVB Cup started on January 9, 1972. The final was played on May 11, 1972: Ajax beat FC Den Haag 3–2 and won the cup for the seventh time.


  • All 18 participants of the Eredivisie 1971–72
  • 14 participants of the Eerste Divisie 1971–72

First round

The matches of the first round were played on January 9, 1972.

Home team Result Away team
sc Heerenveen 1 0–1 Sparta E
Heracles 1 1–4 Go Ahead Eagles E
NAC E 1–0 SVV 1
NEC E 2–1 Roda JC 1
PSV E 2–0 FC Eindhoven 1
Telstar E 0–1 FC Wageningen 1
Veendam 1 0–1 FC Volendam E
Willem II 1 1–2 Excelsior E
Home team Result Away team
DWS E 1–0 Vitesse E (on January 7)
Ajax E 8–3 PEC Zwolle 1
AZ'67 1 1–1 (p) FC Den Haag E
FC Groningen E 1–0 FC Den Bosch E
FC VVV 1 0–1 MVV E
Feyenoord E 3–0 Blauw Wit 1
Fortuna SC 1 1–0 FC Twente E
HFC Haarlem 1 2–0 FC Utrecht E

E Eredivisie; 1 Eerste Divisie

Round of 16

The matches of the round of 16 were played on February 11, 13 and 20, 1972.

Home team Result Away team
Excelsior 3–0 HFC Haarlem
FC Groningen 3–4 (aet) FC Wageningen
MVV 1–2 FC Den Haag
Sparta (p) 2-2 Feyenoord
FC Volendam 1–0 PSV
Ajax 3–0 Go Ahead Eagles
Fortuna Sittard 1–0 DWS

Quarter finals

The quarter finals were played on March 15 and 29, 1972.

Home team Result Away team
Fortuna Sittard 0–0 (p) FC Wageningen
Sparta 0–1 FC Den Haag
FC Volendam 1–0 Excelsior
Ajax 1–0 NEC


The semi-finals were played on April 11 and 12, 1972.

Home team Result Away team
Ajax 2–0 FC Volendam
FC Den Haag 2–0 FC Wageningen


Ajax 3–2 FC Den Haag
Mühren (p)
May 11, 1972
Stadion Feijenoord
Attendance: 60.000
Van Eeden
(p) Mansveld

Ajax also were the champions of the Eredivisie, thereby taking the double. They would participate in the European Cup, so finalists FC Den Haag would participate in the Cup Winners' Cup.

See also

  • Eredivisie 1971–72
  • Eerste Divisie 1971–72

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