1971–72 UEFA Cup

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1971–72 UEFA Cup
Tournament details
Dates 14 September 1971 – 17 May 1972
Teams 64
Final positions
Champions England Tottenham Hotspur (1st title)
Runners-up England Wolverhampton Wanderers
Tournament statistics
Matches played 123
Goals scored 373 (3.03 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ludwig Bründl (10 goals)

The UEFA Cup 1971–72 was the inaugural year of the competition, which effectively replaced the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

It was won by English side Tottenham Hotspur over their countrymen Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–2 on aggregate after a two-legged final.

The tournament was open to the highest-placed European teams that had not qualified for the European Cup or UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. It commenced on 14 September 1971 and concluded on 17 May 1972. A total of 64 football clubs entered the first round draw.

The tournament's top scorer was Ludwig Bründl of Eintracht Braunschweig with 10 goals.

First round[edit]

The matches were played on 14–16 and 29–30 September 1971. Teams from the same nation could not be drawn against one another.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hertha BSC West Germany 7–2 Sweden Elfsborg 3–1 (Report) 4–1 (Report)
Dundee Scotland 5–2 Denmark AB 4–2 (Report) 1–0 (Report)
Rosenborg Norway 4–0 Finland HIFK 3–0 (Report) 1–0 (Report)
Vasas Hungary 2–1 Republic of Ireland Shelbourne 1–0 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Glentoran Northern Ireland 1–7 West Germany Eintracht Braunschweig 0–1 (Report) 1–6 (Report)
ÍBK Keflavík Iceland 1–15 England Tottenham Hotspur 1–61 (Report) 0–9 (Report)
Celta de Vigo Spain 0–3 Scotland Aberdeen 0–2 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Den Haag Netherlands 7–2 Luxembourg Aris Bonnevoie 5–0 (Report) 2–2 (Report)
Wolverhampton Wanderers England 7–1 Portugal Académica de Coimbra 3–0 (Report) 4–1 (Report)
Saint-Étienne France 2–3 West Germany Köln 1–1 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Lugano Switzerland 1–3 Poland Legia Warsaw 1–3 (Report) 0–0 (Report)
Porto Portugal 1–3 France Nantes 0–2 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Hamburg West Germany 2–4 Scotland St. Johnstone 2–1 (Report) 0–3 (Report)
Southampton England 2–3 Spain Athletic Bilbao 2–1 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Bologna Italy 3–1 Belgium Anderlecht 1–1 (Report) 2–0 (Report)
Napoli Italy 1–2 Romania Rapid Bucureşti 1–0 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Vitória de Setúbal Portugal (a)2–2 France Nîmes Olympique 1–0 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Atlético Madrid Spain 2–2(a) Greece Panionios 2–1 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Carl Zeiss Jena East Germany 4–3 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Plovdiv 3–0 (Report) 1–3 (Report)
Basel Switzerland 2–4 Spain Real Madrid 1–2 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Marsa Malta 0–11 Italy Juventus 0–6 (Report) 0–5 (Report)
Dinamo Zagreb Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 8–2 Bulgaria Botev Vratsa 6–1 (Report) 2–1 (Report)
Arad Romania 5–4 Austria Austria Salzburg 4–1 (Report) 1–3 (Report)
Fenerbahçe Turkey 2–4 Hungary Ferencváros 1–1 (Report) 1–3 (Report)
Milan Italy 7–0 Cyprus Digenis Akritas Morphou 4–0 (Report) 3–0 (Report)
Spartak Moscow Soviet Union 3–2 Czechoslovakia VSS Košice 2–0 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
OFK Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 6–3 Sweden Djurgårdens IF 4–1 (Report) 2–2 (Report)
Željezničar Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 4–3 Belgium Club Brugge 3–0 (Report) 1–3 (Report)
PSV Netherlands 2–0 East Germany Hallescher FC 0–0 (Report) 2–02
Zagłębie Wałbrzych Poland 4–2 Czechoslovakia Union Teplice 1–0 (Report) 3–2 (Report)
Lierse Belgium 4–2 England Leeds United 0–2 (Report) 4–0 (Report)
Rapid Wien Austria (w/o)3 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër - (Report) - (Report)

1 This match was played in Reykjavík.
2 Hallescher FC withdrew from the competition after the first leg.
3 Vllaznia Shkodër withdrew from the competition due to visa problems.

First leg[edit]

15 September 1971
Bologna Italy 1–1 Belgium Anderlecht
Perani Goal 26' Van Himst Goal 60'

15 September 1971
Napoli Italy 1–0 Romania Rapid Bucureşti
Lupescu Goal 75' (o.g.)

15 September 1971
Marsa Malta 0–6 Italy Juventus
Haller Goal 32' Goal 60'
Causio Goal 54'
Novellini Goal 63'
Capello Goal 69'
Cuccureddu Goal 88'

22 September 1971
Milan Italy 4–0 Cyprus Digenis Akritas Morphou
Villa Goal 32' Goal 60'
Magherini Goal 34'
Golin Goal 50'

Second leg[edit]

28 September 1971
Anderlecht Belgium 0–2 Italy Bologna
Savoldi Goal 10'
Rizzo Goal 85'

Bologna won 3–1 on aggregate.


30 September 1971
Rapid Bucureşti Romania 2–0 Italy Napoli
Dumitru Goal 26'
Ene Goal 34'

Rapid Bucureşti won 2–1 on aggregate.


28 September 1971
Juventus Italy 5–0 Malta Marsa
Novellini Goal 18' Goal 32' Goal 90'
Haller Goal 45'
Furino Goal 63'

Juventus won 11–0 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Digenis Akritas Morphou Cyprus 0–3 Italy Milan
Villa Goal 11' Goal 11'
Rivera Goal 65'

Milan won 7–0 on aggregate.

Second round[edit]

The matches were played on 19–21 October and 2–4 November 1971. Teams from the same nation could not be drawn against one another.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rosenborg Norway 4–4(a) Belgium Lierse 4–1 (Report) 0–3 (Report)
FC Rapid Bucureşti Romania 4–2 Poland Legia Warsaw 4–0 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Köln West Germany 4–5 Scotland Dundee 2–1 (Report) 2–4 (Report)
Den Haag Netherlands 1–7 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–3 (Report) 0–4 (Report)
Željezničar Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (a)3–3 Italy Bologna 1–1 (Report) 2–2 (Report)
Nantes France 0–1 England Tottenham Hotspur 0–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Eintracht Braunschweig West Germany 4–3 Spain Athletic Bilbao 2–1 (Report) 2–2 (Report)
St Johnstone Scotland 2–1 Hungary Vasas 2–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Spartak Moscow Soviet Union 0–4 Portugal Vitória de Setúbal 0–0 (Report) 0–4 (Report)
Milan Italy 5–4 West Germany Hertha BSC 4–2 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
OFK Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1–5 East Germany Carl Zeiss Jena 1–1 (Report) 0–4 (Report)
Zagłębie Wałbrzych Poland 2–3 Romania Arad 1–1 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Dinamo Zagreb Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2–2(a) Austria Rapid Wien 2–2 (Report) 0–0 (Report)
Real Madrid Spain 3–3(a) Netherlands PSV 3–1 (Report) 0–21 (Report)
Juventus Italy 3–1 Scotland Aberdeen 2–0 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Ferencváros Hungary 6–0 Greece Panionios 6–0 (Report) 2

(Report)

1 This match was played in Den Bosch.
2 Panionios were disqualified after the first leg due to a pitch invasion, thus the return leg was cancelled.

First leg[edit]

20 October 1971
Željezničar Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1–1 Italy Bologna
Bukal Goal 75' (pen.) Perani Goal 30'

20 October 1971
Milan Italy 4–2 West Germany Hertha BSC
Prati Goal 41' Goal 85'
Benetti Goal 62'
Biasiolo Goal 65'
Steffenhagen Goal 15'
Beer Goal 51'

21 October 1971
Juventus Italy 2–0 Scotland Aberdeen
Anastasi Goal 5'
G. Murray Goal 55' (o.g.)

Second leg[edit]

3 November 1971
Bologna Italy 2–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željezničar
Fedele Goal 15' Goal 71' Janković Goal 59' Goal 83'

Bologna 3–3 Željezničar on aggregate. Željezničar won on away goals rule.


3 November 1971
Hertha BSC West Germany 2–1 Italy Milan
Horr Goal 15' (pen.) Goal 89' Bigon Goal 13'
Berlin

Milan won 5–4 on aggregate.


17 November 1971
Aberdeen Scotland 1–1 Italy Juventus
Harper Goal 78' Anastasi Goal 50'

Juventus won 3–1 on aggregate.

Third round[edit]

The matches were played on 23–24 November and 8 December 1971. Teams from the same nation could not be drawn against one another.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Milan Italy 3–2 Scotland Dundee 3–0 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Carl Zeiss Jena East Germany 0–4 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–1 (Report) 0–3 (Report)
Eintracht Braunschweig West Germany 3–6 Hungary Ferencváros 1–1 (Report) 2–5 (Report)
PSV Netherlands 1–4 Belgium Lierse 1–0 (Report) 0–4 (Report)
Rapid Wien Austria 1–5 Italy Juventus 0–1 (Report) 1–4 (Report)
St. Johnstone Scotland 2–5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željezničar 1–0 (Report) 1–5 (Report)
Tottenham Hotspur England 5–0 Romania Rapid Bucureşti 3–0 (Report) 2–0 (Report)
Arad Romania 3–1 Portugal Vitória de Setúbal 3–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)

First leg[edit]

24 November 1971
Milan Italy 3–0 Scotland Dundee
Rivera Goal 14'
Stewart Goal 50' (o.g.)
Benetti Goal 71'

24 November 1971
Rapid Wien Austria 0–1 Italy Juventus
Bettega Goal 30'

Second leg[edit]

8 December 1971
Dundee Scotland 2–0 Italy Milan
Wallace Goal 39'
Duncan Goal 74'

Milan won 3–2 on aggregate.


8 December 1971
Juventus Italy 4–1 Austria Rapid Wien
Bettega Goal 8' Goal 46' Goal 71'
Causio Goal 81' (pen.)
Lorenz Goal 16'

Juventus won 5–1 on aggregate.

Quarter finals[edit]

The matches were played on 7/9 and 21–24 March 1972.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Milan Italy 3–1 Belgium Lierse 2–0 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Arad Romania 1–3 England Tottenham Hotspur 0–2 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Ferencváros Hungary (p)3–3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željezničar 1–2 (Report) 2–1 (Report)
Juventus Italy 2–3 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 (Report) 1–2 (Report)

First leg[edit]

23 February 1972
Milan Italy 2–0 Belgium Lierse
Rivera Goal 30' (pen.)
Bigon Goal 43'

7 March 1972
Juventus Italy 1–1 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
Anastasi Goal 37' McCalliog Goal 65'

Second leg[edit]

7 March 1972
Lierse Belgium 1–1 Italy Milan
Vermeyen Goal 82' (pen.) Villa Goal 48'

Milan won 3–1 on aggregate.


22 March 1972
Wolverhampton Wanderers England 2–1 Italy Juventus
Hegan Goal 40'
Dougan Goal 52'
Haller Goal 84' (pen.)

Wolverhampton Wanderers won 3–2 on aggregate.

Semi-finals[edit]

The matches were played on 5 and 19 April 1972.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Tottenham Hotspur England 3–2 Italy Milan 2–1 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Ferencváros Hungary 3–4 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–2 (Report) 1–2 (Report)

First leg[edit]

5 April 1972
Tottenham Hotspur England 2–1 Italy Milan
Perryman Goal 30' Goal 65' Benetti Goal 25'
London

Second leg[edit]

19 April 1972
Milan Italy 1–1 England Tottenham Hotspur
Rivera Goal 69' (pen.) Mullery Goal 7'

Tottenham Hotspur won 3–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Main article: 1972 UEFA Cup Final
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wolverhampton Wanderers England 2–3 England Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 1–1

First leg[edit]

3 May 1972
19:30 BST
Wolverhampton Wanderers England 1–2 England Tottenham Hotspur
McCalliog Goal 72' Report Chivers Goal 57'87'
Molineux, Wolverhampton
Attendance: 38,362
Referee: Tofik Bakhramov (Soviet Union)

Second leg[edit]

17 May 1972
19:45 BST
Tottenham Hotspur England 1–1 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
Mullery Goal 29' Report Wagstaffe Goal 40'
White Hart Lane, London
Attendance: 54,303
Referee: Laurens Van Ravens (Netherlands)

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