Sitting: Tibor Matula, Jan Svehlik, Juraj Novotni, Alexander Vencel, Jan Pivarnik, Peter Mutkovic, Marian Sedilek.
Interesting fauna, with Bizon (bison) and Elefant (well, elephant), but the strength of Slovan was not animalistic. Jozef Venglos was coaching them, building bigger and stronger reputation as a coach. His squad was practically the skeleton of the national team. Hardly surprising: Slovan had strong backing as a capital city club, both political and financial. Unlike Trnava, Slovan had no problem recruiting talented players when in need, which helped them to replace smoothly aging players with new stars. So far, transition was easy and by 1975 it had may be more former and current national players than the team from the 1960s: Masny, the Capkovic brothers, Ondrus, Gogh, Svehlik, Vencel, Pivarnik and potential candidates Novotni, Jokl, Elefant, Bizon, Pekarik. The sun was always shining in Bratislava – so far.