ref 1961 62 63 65 68
- Iosif Ritter saw that the field was too wet to be played on and the 2nd round match for the 1969 European Cup Fenerbahce - Ajax was delayed for a day. It kept on raining the whole night but to everyone's amazement Ritter approved the filed the next day. The late Dutch commentator Herman Kuiphof wrote how he saw Ritter wading though the mud towards the centre mark, dropping the ball and while the ball fell flat in a pool of water he decided that the game was on. Ritter told Kuiphof: "the more it rains, the better the field". Most Ajax fans had already left the country but their team won anyway.
Statistics for IOSIF RITTER
Based on 2 international matches