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These are the rosters to the 1972 UEFA European Football Championship, which was in Belgium, from 14 June to 18 June 1972. The players' listed ages is their age on the tournament's opening day (14 June 1972).

The tournament squads were remarkable in that every player in the tournament played for a club in his native country.

Belgium

Head coach: Raymond Goethals

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Christian Piot 6 October 1947 (aged 24) Belgium Standard Liège
1GK Luc Sanders 6 October 1945 (aged 26) Belgium Club Brugge
2DF Léon Dolmans 6 April 1945 (aged 27) Belgium Standard Liège
2DF Georges Heylens 8 August 1941 (aged 30) Belgium Anderlecht
2DF Maurice Martens 5 June 1947 (aged 25) Belgium Molenbeek
2DF Jean Thissen 21 April 1946 (aged 26) Belgium Standard Liège
2DF Gilbert van Binst 5 July 1951 (aged 20) Belgium Anderlecht
3MF Leon Semmeling 4 January 1940 (aged 32) Belgium Standard Liège
3MF John Thio 2 September 1944 (aged 27) Belgium Club Brugge
3MF Erwin Vandendaele 5 March 1945 (aged 27) Belgium Club Brugge
3MF Jan Verheyen 9 July 1944 (aged 27) 1 Belgium Anderlecht
4FW Jean Dockx 24 May 1941 (aged 31) Belgium Anderlecht
4FW Frans Janssens 25 September 1945 (aged 26) 1 Belgium Lierse
4FW Raoul Lambert 20 October 1944 (aged 27) Belgium Club Brugge
4FW Odilon Polleunis 1 May 1943 (aged 29) Belgium Sint-Truidense
4FW Jacques Teugels 3 August 1946 (aged 25) Belgium Molenbeek
4FW Paul van Himst (c) 2 October 1943 (aged 28) 0 Belgium Anderlecht

Hungary

Head coach: Rudolf Illovszky

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK István Géczi 13 June 1944 (aged 28) 13 Flag of Hungary Ferencvárosi
1GK Imre Rapp 15 September 1937 (aged 34) 0 2 Flag of Hungary Pécsi MSC
2DF Tibor Fábián 26 July 1946 (aged 25) 9 Flag of Hungary Vasas
2DF László Bálint 1 February 1948 (aged 24) 6 Flag of Hungary Ferencvárosi
2DF Péter Juhász 3 August 1948 (aged 23) 15 Flag of Hungary Újpesti Dózsa
2DF Miklós Páncsics 4 February 1944 (aged 28) 28 Flag of Hungary Ferencvárosi
3MF Flórián Albert 15 September 1941 (aged 30) 72 Flag of Hungary Ferencvárosi
3MF István Juhász 17 July 1945 (aged 26) 13 Flag of Hungary Ferencvárosi
3MF Lajos Kocsis 17 June 1947 (aged 24) 17 Flag of Hungary Budapesti Honvéd
3MF József Kovács 3 April 1949 (aged 23) 3 Flag of Hungary Videoton
3MF Mihály Kozma 1 November 1949 (aged 22) 5 0 Flag of Hungary Budapesti Honvéd
3MF Lajos Kű 5 July 1948 (aged 23) 3 0 Flag of Hungary Ferencvárosi
3MF István Szőke 13 February 1947 (aged 25) 8 Flag of Hungary Ferencvárosi
4FW Ferenc Bene (c) 17 December 1944 (aged 27) 60 Flag of Hungary Újpesti Dózsa
4FW Antal Dunai 21 March 1943 (aged 29) 22 Flag of Hungary Újpesti Dózsa
4FW Lajos Szűcs 10 December 1943 (aged 28) 28 Flag of Hungary Budapesti Honvéd
4FW Sándor Zámbó 10 October 1944 (aged 27) 24 1 Flag of Hungary Újpesti Dózsa

Soviet Union

Head coach: Aleksandr Ponomarev

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Vladimir Pilguy 26 January 1948 (aged 24) 1 Flag of the Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow
1GK Evhen Rudakov 2 January 1942 (aged 30) 23 Flag of the Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
2DF Nikolay Abramov 5 January 1950 (aged 22) 2 Flag of the Soviet Union Spartak Moscow
2DF Revaz Dzodzuashvili 10 April 1945 (aged 27) 28 Flag of the Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi
2DF Yuri Istomin 3 July 1944 (aged 27) 26 Flag of the Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
2DF Vladimir Kaplichny 26 May 1944 (aged 28) 38 Flag of the Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
2DF Viktor Matvienko 9 November 1948 (aged 23) 6 Flag of the Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
2DF Vladimir Troshkin 28 September 1947 (aged 24) 5 Flag of the Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
3MF Anatoly Baidachny 1 October 1952 (aged 19) 3 Flag of the Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow
3MF Oleg Dolmatov 29 November 1948 (aged 23) 6 1 Flag of the Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow
3MF Murtaz Khurtsilava (c) 5 January 1943 (aged 29) 52 Flag of the Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi
3MF Viktor Kolotov 3 July 1949 (aged 22) 14 Flag of the Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
3MF Anatoly Konjkov 19 September 1949 (aged 22) 8 Flag of the Soviet Union Shakhtar Donetsk
3MF Vladimir Muntyan 14 September 1946 (aged 25) 29 0 Flag of the Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
4FW Anatoliy Banishevskiy 23 December 1946 (aged 25) 48 Flag of the Soviet Union Neftchi Baku
4FW Eduard Kozinkevich 23 May 1949 (aged 23) 5 Flag of the Soviet Union Karpaty Lviv
4FW Givi Nodia 2 January 1948 (aged 24) 18 Flag of the Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi
4FW Vladimir Onischenko 28 October 1949 (aged 22) 1 Flag of the Soviet Union Zarya Voroshilovgrad

West Germany

Head coach: Helmut Schön

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Wolfgang Kleff 16 November 1946 (aged 25) 2 Flag of Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
1GK Sepp Maier 28 February 1944 (aged 28) Flag of Germany Bayern Munich
2DF Franz Beckenbauer (c) 11 September 1945 (aged 26) Flag of Germany Bayern Munich
2DF Michael Bella 29 September 1945 (aged 26) Flag of Germany Duisburg
2DF Paul Breitner 5 September 1951 (aged 20) Flag of Germany Bayern Munich
2DF Horst-Dieter Höttges 10 September 1943 (aged 28) Flag of Germany Werder Bremen
2DF Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck 3 April 1948 (aged 24) Flag of Germany Bayern Munich
2DF Berti Vogts 30 December 1946 (aged 25) Flag of Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
3MF Rainer Bonhof 29 March 1952 (aged 20) Flag of Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
3MF Uli Hoeneß 5 January 1952 (aged 20) Flag of Germany Bayern Munich
3MF Horst Köppel 17 May 1948 (aged 24) Flag of Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
3MF Günter Netzer 14 September 1944 (aged 27) 0 Flag of Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
4FW Jürgen Grabowski 7 July 1944 (aged 27) Flag of Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
4FW Jupp Heynckes 9 May 1945 (aged 27) Flag of Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
4FW Erwin Kremers 23 March 1949 (aged 23) 1 Flag of Germany Schalke 04
4FW Johannes Löhr 5 July 1942 (aged 29) Flag of Germany Köln
4FW Gerd Müller 3 November 1945 (aged 26) Flag of Germany Bayern Munich
4FW Herbert Wimmer 9 November 1944 (aged 27) Flag of Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach

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