|Champions Milan (2nd title)|
Champion A.C. Milan
Top scorer Denis Law
Goals scored 176
Dates 18 Sep 1968 – 28 May 1969
Matches played 52
|Similar 1961–62 European Cup, 1972–73 European Cup, 1980–81 European Cup, 1969 European Cup Final, 1958 European Cup Final|
The 1968–69 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won by Milan, who beat Ajax 4–1 in the final, giving Milan its first European Cup title since 1963, and its second overall. A number of Eastern European clubs withdrew from the first two rounds when UEFA paired up all of the Eastern European clubs against one another.
Substitutions of two players at any game time were allowed; obligatory match dates were introduced (two weeks between the legs) and fixed on Wednesdays; the away goal rule was extended to the whole competition.
Manchester United, the defending champions, were eliminated by Milan in the semi-finals.
Milan won 5–3 on aggregate.
Celtic won 4–2 on aggregate.
Manchester United won 10–2 on aggregate.
Anderlecht won 5–2 on aggregate.
Rapid Wien won 6–4 on aggregate.
Real Madrid won 12–0 on aggregate.
Ajax won 5–1 on aggregate.
Fenerbahçe won 2–1 on aggregate.
Benfica won 8–1 on aggregate.
Reipas Lahti won 3–1 on aggregate.
Spartak Trnava won 5–3 on aggregate.
AEK Athens won 5–3 on aggregate.
AB won 4–3 on aggregate.
Celtic won 6–2 on aggregate.
Manchester United won 4–3 on aggregate.
Rapid Wien won 2–2 on away goals.
Ajax won 4–0 on aggregate.
Spartak Trnava won 16–2 on aggregate.
AEK Athens won 2–0 on aggregate.
1 Ajax beat Benfica 3–0 in a play-off to reach the semi-finals.
Milan won 1–0 on aggregate.
Manchester United won 3–0 on aggregate.
Ajax 4–4 Benfica on aggregate. Ajax won 3–0 the tie-breaking match.
Spartak Trnava won 3–2 on aggregate.
Milan won 2–1 on aggregate.
Ajax won 3–2 on aggregate.
The top scorers from the 1968–69 European Cup are as follows: