Football quiz: when Ajax won the Champions League final in 1995

Paul Campbell on 4 June 2020
  1. Patrick Kluivert scored the only goal of the game, becoming the youngest player to score in a Champions League final – a record he still holds 25 years later. Who is the oldest player to have scored in a Champions League final?

    1. Mario Mandzukic

    2. Franco Baresi

    3. Paolo Maldini

    4. Teddy Sheringham

  2. Who were the reigning champions in 1994-95?

    1. Marseille

    2. Juventus

    3. Barcelona

    4. Milan

  3. Ajax Amsterdam?s Patrick Kluivert, center, scores the match-winning goal, as Milan?s Alessandro Costacurta, second left, and teammate Franco Baresi, left, fail to defend and Milan goalie Sebastiano Rossi gets beaten during the European Champions Cup final in Vienna on Wednesday, May 24, 1995. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Who set up the winning goal?

    1. Ruud Gullit

    2. Frank Rijkaard

    3. Marc Overmars

    4. Nwankwo Kanu

  4. Frank Rijkaard had a great record in this competition, winning it three times as a player (including twice with Milan) and once as a manager. Who were the beaten finalists the year Rijkaard won the Champions League as a manager?

    1. Manchester United

    2. Liverpool

    3. Chelsea

    4. Arsenal

  5. Ajax and Milan had already met in the group stage that season. What happened?

    1. Both games finished goalless

    2. Milan won their home game 3-0; Ajax won their home game 3-0

    3. Ajax won both games 2-0

    4. Both games finished 3-3

  6. Dutch Eredivisie - AC Milan,Ajax<br>Louis van Gaal during the Champions League final match between Ajax Amsterdam and AC Milan on May 24, 1995 in Vienna, Austria.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

    Which city hosted the final in 1995?

    1. Rotterdam

    2. Brussels

    3. Vienna

    4. Edinburgh

  7. The final was a cagey affair, with Milan manager Fabio Capello seemingly wary of Ajax’s attacking threat. Which team had Ajax trounced 5-2 in Amsterdam in the second leg of the semi-finals?

    1. Hajduk Split

    2. Benfica

    3. PSG

    4. Bayern Munich

  8. Champions League - Ajax v AC Milan<br>The teams line up before the Champions League final match between Ajax Amsterdam and AC Milan on May 24, 1995 in Vienna, Austria.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

    Ajax had two foreign players in their starting XI: Finidi George from Nigeria and Jari Litmanen from Finland. Which countries did Milan’s two foreign players represent?

    1. The Netherlands and Nigeria

    2. France and Croatia

    3. Germany and Spain

    4. Brazil and Argentina

  9. Which member of this Ajax team ended up winning the Champions League with three different clubs?

    1. Edwin van der Sar

    2. Edgar Davids

    3. Michael Reiziger

    4. Clarence Seedorf

  10. Ajax had an incredible season in 1994-95. In which of these tournaments did they lose a game?

    1. The Champions League

    2. The Eredivisie

    3. The KNVB Cup

    4. The Dutch Supercup

    5. None of them

  11. A number of that Ajax team went on to win the Premier League. Although only one of them went on to win the treble in Scotland. Which one?

    1. Edgar Davids

    2. Ronald de Boer

    3. Jari Litmanen

    4. Frank de Boer

Solutions

1:C - Kluivert was 18 years and 327 days when he scored in the 1995 final. Maldini was 36 years and 333 days old when he scored in the 2005 final. They played together at Milan somewhere in the middle., 2:D - Milan won the competition in 1994 before losing the final the following year. Ajax won the competition in 1995 before losing the final the following year., 3:B - It was the penultimate match of his career. He won the Champions League on the Wednesday night, won the Eredivisie on the Sunday afternoon and hung up his boots for good on the Sunday night. A week even Craig David would envy., 4:D - Rijkaard was the Barcelona manager when they beat Arsenal in the 2006 final in Paris., 5:C - Jari Litmanen scored in both games., 6:C - The last time the final had been in Vienna, in 1990, Milan had won it 1-0 thanks to a goal by Frank Rijkaard., 7:D - Jari Litmanen, Ronald de Boer, Marc Overmars and Finidi George all scored as Ajax booked their place in the final. Milan beat PSG in the other semi-final., 8:B - Marcel Desailly and Zvonimir Boban both started for Milan. They were different times: of the 22 starters, 10 substitutes and two managers involved in the final, only five of them were not from either the Netherlands or Italy., 9:D - Seedorf won the Champions League with Ajax in 1995, with Real Madrid in 1998 and with Milan in 2003 and 2007. No other player has won the competition with three clubs – and, to make it even more impressive, Seedorf did it with clubs from three different countries., 10:C - Their only defeat of the entire season – 34 league games, 11 European games and four domestic cup games – came against Feyenoord in the Dutch Cup in a game that went to extra time. , 11:B - Ronald de Boer won the treble with Rangers in 2002-03. His brother, Frank, also had a short spell at Rangers. The pair of them left Scotland in 2004, with Frank later admitting: "At this stage of our career it was time to go and fill our pockets in the desert! We went to play for the Sheikhs in Qatar."

Scores

  1. 11 and above.

    You are even more impressive than the Ajax team

  2. 7 and above.

    A superb score

  3. 1 and above.

    Don't worry. It was a long time ago

  4. 2 and above.

    Don't worry. It was a long time ago

  5. 3 and above.

    Don't worry. It was a long time ago

  6. 4 and above.

    Nice work

  7. 5 and above.

    A fine score

  8. 6 and above.

    A fine score

  9. 8 and above.

    You are just as impressive as the Ajax team

  10. 9 and above.

    You are just as impressive as the Ajax team

  11. 0 and above.

    Don't worry. It was a long time ago

  12. 10 and above.

    You are just as impressive as the Ajax team

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