1958–59 European Cup

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1958–59 European Cup
Tournament details
Dates 26 August 1958 – 3 June 1959
Teams 28 (26 competed)
Final positions
Champions Spain Real Madrid (4th title)
Runners-up France Stade Reims
Tournament statistics
Matches played 55
Goals scored 200 (3.64 per match)
Top scorer(s) France Just Fontaine (10 goals)

The 1958–59 European Cup was the fourth season of the European Cup, Europe's premier club football tournament. The competition was won by Real Madrid for the fourth time in a row, who beat Stade Reims 2–0 in the final at Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, on 3 June 1959. The two finalists also competed in the final of the first European Cup in 1956.

This season was the first one in which Turkey sent its official national champion, and the first time of a Finnish participation. Olympiakos, Greece's first-ever entrants, withdrew for political reasons before playing their first tie. Spain was still represented by its runners-up, as its champions Real Madrid had already qualified as holders.

Preliminary round[edit]

The draw for the preliminary round took place in Cannes, France, on Wednesday, 2 July 1958.[1] As title holders, Real Madrid received a bye, and the remaining 27 teams were grouped geographically into three pots. The first drawn team in each pot also received byes, while the remaining clubs would play the preliminary round in September.

Pot 1
Western Europe
Pot 2
Central Europe
Pot 3
Eastern Europe
Drawn

France
Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Netherlands
Belgium
Scotland
Portugal
Spain

Switzerland
West Germany
Italy
Sweden
Denmark
Luxembourg
Austria
Invitees Manchester United[2]

Poland
Romania
Turkey
Yugoslavia
Czechoslovakia
Hungary
East Germany
Greece

Byes

England Wolverhampton Wanderers

Finland Helsingin Palloseura

Bulgaria CDNA Sofia

The calendar was decided by the involved teams, with all matches to be played by 30 September.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Standard Liège Belgium 6–3 Scotland Hearts 5–1 1–2
Beşiktaş Turkey (w/o)1 Greece Olympiacos
Young Boys Switzerland (w/o)2 England Manchester United
NK Dinamo Zagreb Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 3–4 Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague 2–2 1–2
Jeunesse Esch Luxembourg 2–23 Sweden IFK Göteborg 1–2 1–0
Ards Northern Ireland 3–10 France Stade Reims 1–4 2–6
Wismut Karl Marx Stadt East Germany 4–44 Romania Petrolul Ploieşti 4–2 0–2
Atlético Madrid Spain 13–1 Republic of Ireland Drumcondra 8–0 5–1
Polonia Bytom Poland 0–6 Hungary MTK Budapest 0–3 0–3
KB Denmark 5–55 West Germany Schalke 04 3–0 2–5
Juventus Italy 3–8 Austria Wiener Sport-Club 3–1 0–7
DOS Netherlands 4–6 Portugal Sporting 3–4 1–2

Note: Real Madrid, Wolverhampton Wanderers, CDNA Sofia and HPS received byes.

1 Olympiacos withdrew due to international political issues, refusing to play in Istanbul following the long-standing tension between Turkey and Greece.[3]

2 Manchester United had been invited to enter the competition by UEFA after their campaign in the previous year's tournament was damaged by the Munich air disaster. However, they finally refused to build a possible victorious campaign on that tragedy.[4]

3 IFK Göteborg beat Jeunesse Esch 5–1 in a play-off to qualify for the first round.

4 Wismut Karl Marx Stadt beat Petrolul Ploieşti 4–0 in a play-off to qualify for the first round.

5 Schalke 04 beat KB 3–1 in a play-off to qualify for the first round.

First leg[edit]

26 August 1958
KB Denmark 3–0 West Germany Schalke 04
Birkeland Goal 31'46'
Krog Goal 35'
Report

3 September 1958
Standard Liège Belgium 5–1 Scotland Hearts
Jadot Goal 17'85'
Piters Goal 34'
Bonga Goal 73'
Houf Goal 78'
Report Crawford Goal 14'
Stade Sclessin, Liège
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Pierre Schwinte (France)

10 September 1958
Dinamo Zagreb Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2–2 Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague
Lipošinović Goal 70'73' Report Borovička Goal 31'
Brumovský Goal 51'
Dinamo Stadion, Zagreb
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Erich Steiner (Austria)

14 September 1958
Jeunesse Esch Luxembourg 1–2 Sweden IFK Göteborg
May Goal 20' Report Jonsson Goal 19'
B. Johansson Goal 72'

14 September 1958
Ards Northern Ireland 1–4 France Stade Reims
Lawry Goal 87' Report Fontaine Goal 26'38'45'85'

17 September 1958
Atlético Madrid Spain 8–0 Republic of Ireland Drumcondra
Peiró Goal 2'51'
Vavá Goal 6'61'
Collar Goal 56'76'
Mendonça Goal 63'67'
Report

17 September 1958
Wismut Karl Marx Stadt East Germany 4–2 Romania Petrolul Ploieşti
Tröger Goal 25'
Viertel Goal 39'68'
Kaiser Goal 79'
Report Dridea Goal 7'82'

17 September 1958
Polonia Bytom Poland 0–3 Hungary MTK Budapest
Report Sándor Goal 46'
Palotás Goal 73'80'
Stadion Polonii, Bytom
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Werner Treichel (West Germany)

24 September 1958
Juventus Italy 3–1 Austria Wiener Sport-Club
Sívori Goal 2'56'62' Report Horak Goal 8'

1 October 1958
DOS Netherlands 3–4 Portugal Sporting
Temming Goal 48' (pen.)
van der Linden Goal 52'
Luiten Goal 88'
Report Ivson Goal 31'83'
Hugo Goal 41'
Vasques Goal 55'
Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: John Clough (England)

Second leg[edit]

9 September 1958
Hearts Scotland 2–1 Belgium Standard Liège
Bauld Goal 55'65' Report Givard Goal 58'
Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Attendance: 37,500
Referee: Louis Fauquembergue (France)

Standard Liège won 6–3 on aggregate


18 September 1958
Schalke 04 West Germany 5–2 Denmark KB
Klodt Goal 25'34'
Sadlowski Goal 46'
Nowak Goal 70'
Brocker Goal 72'
Report Andersen Goal 53'66'

KB 5–5 Schalke 04 on aggregate

Play-off
1 October 1958
Schalke 04 West Germany 3–1 Denmark KB
Klodt Goal 57'86'
Nowak Goal 66'
Report Krahmer Goal 90'
Diekman Stadion, Enschede
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)

Schalke 04 won play-off 3–1.


28 September 1958
Petrolul Ploieşti Romania 2–0 East Germany Wismut Karl Marx Stadt
Fronea Goal 33'
Pahontu Goal 79'
Report

Wismut Karl Marx Stadt 4–4 Petrolul Ploieşti on aggregate

Play-off
12 October 1958
Wismut Karl Marx Stadt East Germany 4–0 Romania Petrolul Ploieşti
Zink Goal 4'
Tröger Goal 7'75' (pen.)
Wolf Goal 48'
Report

Wismut Karl Marx Stadt won play-off 4–0.


30 September 1958
IFK Göteborg Sweden 0–1 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch
Report May Goal 21'
Ullevi, Gothenburg
Attendance: 21,435
Referee: Valdemar Hansen (Denmark)

Jeunesse Esch 2–2 IFK Göteborg on aggregate

Play-off
15 October 1958
IFK Göteborg Sweden 5–1 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch
Andersson Goal 37'
Berndtsson Goal 59'85'
B. Johansson Goal 68'
N. Johansson Goal 80'
Report Meurisse Goal 5'
Ullevi, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,780
Referee: Jarl Hansen (Denmark)

IFK Göteborg won play-off 5–1.


30 September 1958
Stade Reims France 6–2 Northern Ireland Ards
Piantoni Goal 10'40'
Fontaine Goal 14'16'
Bliard Goal 20'74'
Report Lawther Goal 10'
Quee Goal 28'

Stade Reims won 10–3 on aggregate


1 October 1958
Wiener Sport-Club Austria 7–0 Italy Juventus
Skerlan Goal 24'
Hamerl Goal 34'38'64'80'
Hof Goal 82'85'
Report
Praterstadion, Vienna
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Paul Wyssling (Switzerland)

Wiener Sport-Club won 8–3 on aggregate


1 October 1958
Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia 2–1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dinamo Zagreb
Dvořák Goal 30'
Vacenovský Goal 71'
Report Gašpert Goal 45'
Strahov Stadium, Prague
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Erich Steiner (Austria)

Dukla Prague won 4–3 on aggregate


1 October 1958
Drumcondra Republic of Ireland 1–5 Spain Atlético Madrid
Fullam Goal 51' (pen) Report Peiró Goal 16'67'
Csóka Goal 19'
Collar Goal 45'
Vavá Goal 86'
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Giulio Campanati (Italy)

Atlético Madrid won 13–1 on aggregate


1 October 1958
MTK Budapest Hungary 3–0 Poland Polonia Bytom
Molnár Goal 41'
Palotás Goal 58'75'
Report

MTK Budapest won 6–0 on aggregate


8 October 1958
Sporting Portugal 2–1 Netherlands DOS
Ivson Goal 48'76' Report Krommert Goal 82'
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: John Kelly (England)

Sporting won 6–4 on aggregate

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sporting Portugal 2–6 Belgium Standard Liège 2–3 0–3
Wiener Sport-Club Austria 3–2 Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague 3–1 0–1
MTK Budapest Hungary 2–6 Switzerland Young Boys 1–2 1–4
Atlético Madrid Spain 2–21 Bulgaria CDNA Sofia 2–1 0–1
IFK Göteborg Sweden 2–6 East Germany Wismut Karl Marx Stadt 2–2 0–4
Wolverhampton Wanderers England 3–4 West Germany Schalke 04 2–2 1–2
Real Madrid Spain 3–1 Turkey Beşiktaş 2–0 1–1
Stade Reims France 7–0 Finland HPS 4–0 3–0

1 Atlético Madrid beat CSKA Sofia 3–1 in a playoff to qualify for the quarter-finals.

First leg[edit]

29 October 1958
Sporting Portugal 2–3 Belgium Standard Liège
Bolzée Goal 23' (o.g.)
Mendes Goal 80'
Report Paeschen Goal 10'
Jadot Goal 69'
Mallants Goal 70'
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Joseph Barberan (France)

5 November 1958
Wiener Sport-Club Austria 3–1 Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague
Hof Goal 22'
Hamerl Goal 47'
Knoll Goal 57'
Report Pluskal Goal 83'
Praterstadion, Vienna
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Kevin Howley (England)

5 November 1958
MTK Budapest Hungary 1–2 Switzerland Young Boys
Molnár Goal 66' Report Wechselberger Goal 64'
Zahnd Goal 80'
Népstadion, Budapest
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Alfred Grill (Austria)

5 November 1958
Atlético Madrid Spain 2–1 Bulgaria CDNA Sofia
Vavá Goal 60'
Peiró Goal 79'
Report Dimitrov Goal 77'

9 November 1958
IFK Göteborg Sweden 2–2 East Germany Wismut Karl Marx Stadt
Ohlsson Goal 5'
Andersson Goal 31'
Report Seifert Goal 61'
Zink Goal 67'
Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg
Attendance: 13,978
Referee: Jósef Kowal (Poland)

12 November 1958
Wolverhampton Wanderers England 2–2 West Germany Schalke 04
Broadbent Goal 52'65' Report Siebert Goal 25'
Koslowski Goal 88'
Molineux, Wolverhampton
Attendance: 45,676
Referee: Albert Alsteen (Belgium)

13 November 1958
Real Madrid Spain 2–0 Turkey Beşiktaş
Santisteban Goal 57'
Kopa Goal 90'
Report
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Pietro Bonetto (Italy)

26 November 1958
Stade Reims France 4–0 Finland HPS Helsinki
Vincent Goal 22'35'85'
Siatka Goal 89'
Report

Second leg[edit]

12 November 1958
Standard Liège Belgium 3–0 Portugal Sporting
Paeschen Goal 47'
Houf Goal 67'
Mallants Goal 74'
Report
Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liège
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Michel Devillers (France)

Standard Liège won 6–2 on aggregate


15 November 1958
Wismut Karl Marx Stadt East Germany 4–0 Sweden IFK Göteborg
Zink Goal 23'82'
Kaiser Goal 50'62'
Report
Otto Grotewohl Stadion, Aue
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Marian Koczner (Poland)

Wismut Karl Marx Stadt won 6–2 on aggregate


18 November 1958
Schalke 04 West Germany 2–1 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
Kördel Goal 12'
Siebert Goal 35'
Report Jackson Goal 48'

Schalke 04 won 4–3 on aggregate


26 November 1958
Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia 1–0 Austria Wiener Sport-Club
Masopust Goal 60' Report
Letná Stadium, Prague
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Aage Poulsen (Denmark)

Wiener Sport-Club won 3–2 on aggregate


26 November 1958
Young Boys Switzerland 4–1 Hungary MTK Budapest
Wechselberger Goal 13'60'
Meier Goal 40'
Allemann Goal 81'
Report Molnár Goal 85'
Wankdorf Stadium, Bern
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Alfred Grill (Austria)

Young Boys won 6–2 on aggregate


26 November 1958
CDNA Sofia Bulgaria 1–0 Spain Atlético Madrid
Panayotov Goal 64' Report

Atlético Madrid 2–2 CDNA Sofia on aggregate

Play-off
18 December 1958
Atlético Madrid Spain 3 – 1 (a.e.t.) Bulgaria CDNA Sofia
Vavá Goal 42'108' (pen.)
Callejo Goal 99'
Report Yanev Goal 17'
Charmilles Stadium, Geneva
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Daniel Mellet (Switzerland)

Atlético Madrid won play-off 3–1.


27 November 1958
Beşiktaş Turkey 1–1 Spain Real Madrid
Kaya Goal 64' Report Santisteban Goal 13'
Mithat Paşa Stadium, Istanbul
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy)

Real Madrid won 3–1 on aggregate


3 December 1958
HPS Helsinki Finland 0–3 France Stade Reims
Report Fontaine Goal 2'10'
Lintamo Goal 8' (o.g.)
Stade Robert Diochon, Rouen
Attendance: 14,855
Referee: Helmut Fritz (West Germany)

Stade Reims won 7–0 on aggregate

Quarter finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Standard Liège Belgium 2–3 France Stade Reims 2–0 0–3
Atlético Madrid Spain 4–1 West Germany Schalke 04 3–0 1–1
Wiener Sport-Club Austria 1–7 Spain Real Madrid 0–0 1–7
Young Boys Switzerland 2–21 East Germany Wismut Karl Marx Stadt 2–2 0–0

1 Young Boys beat Wismut Karl Marx Stadt 2–1 in a playoff to qualify for the semi-finals.

First leg[edit]

4 February 1959
Standard Liège Belgium 2–0 France Stade Reims
Jadot Goal 65'
Givard Goal 71' (pen.)
Report
Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liège
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: John Kelly (England)

4 March 1959
Atlético Madrid Spain 3–0 West Germany Schalke 04
Vavá Goal 47'
Miguel Goal 73'
Peiró Goal 90'
Report

4 March 1959
Wiener Sport-Club Austria 0–0 Spain Real Madrid
Report
Praterstadion, Vienna
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Albert Alsteen (Belgium)

11 March 1959
Young Boys Switzerland 2–2 East Germany Wismut Karl Marx Stadt
Meier Goal 22'
Rey Goal 87'
Report Wagner Goal 45'
Zink Goal 59'
Wankdorf Stadium, Bern
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Francisco Guerra (Portugal)

Second leg[edit]

18 March 1959
Stade Reims France 3–0 Belgium Standard Liège
Piantoni Goal 70'
Fontaine Goal 73'88'
Report

Stade Reims won 3–2 on aggregate


18 March 1959
Schalke 04 West Germany 1–1 Spain Atlético Madrid
Nowak Goal 1' Report Vavá Goal 90'
Glückauf-Kampfbahn, Gelsenkirchen
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)

Atlético Madrid won 4–1 on aggregate


18 March 1959
Real Madrid Spain 7–1 Austria Wiener Sport-Club
Mateos Goal 8'
Di Stéfano Goal 14'64'69'75'
Rial Goal 67'
Gento Goal 89'
Report Horak Goal 9'

Real Madrid won 7–1 on aggregate


18 March 1959
Wismut Karl Marx Stadt East Germany 0–0 Switzerland Young Boys
Report
Otto Grotewohl Stadion, Aue
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Bengt Andrén (Sweden)

Young Boys 2–2 Wismut Karl Marx Stadt on aggregate

Play-off
1 April 1959
Young Boys Switzerland 2–1 East Germany Wismut Karl Marx Stadt
Meier Goal 21'
Wechselberger Goal 33'
Report Tröger Goal 75' (pen.)
Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)

Young Boys won play-off 2–1.

Semi finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Young Boys Switzerland 1–3 France Stade Reims 1–0 0–3
Real Madrid Spain 2–21 Spain Atlético Madrid 2–1 0–1

1 Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid 2–1 in a playoff to qualify for the final

First leg[edit]

15 April 1959
Young Boys Switzerland 1–0 France Stade Reims
Meier Goal 15' Report
Wankdorf Stadium, Bern
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Lucien Van Nuffel (Belgium)

23 April 1959
Real Madrid Spain 2–1 Spain Atlético Madrid
Rial Goal 15'
Puskás Goal 33' (pen.)
Report Chuzo Goal 13'
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid
Attendance: 120,000
Referee: John Mowatt (Scotland)

Second leg[edit]

7 May 1959
Atlético Madrid Spain 1–0 Spain Real Madrid
Collar Goal 43' Report

Real Madrid 2–2 Atlético Madrid on aggregate

Play-off
13 May 1959
Real Madrid Spain 2–1 Spain Atlético Madrid
Di Stéfano Goal 16'
Puskás Goal 42'
Report Collar Goal 18'
La Romareda, Zaragoza
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)

Real Madrid won play-off 2–1.


13 May 1959
Stade Reims France 3–0 Switzerland Young Boys
Piantoni Goal 41'72'
Penverne Goal 47'
Report

Stade Reims won 3–1 on aggregate

Final[edit]

The 1959 European Cup Final was played on 3 June 1959 at the Neckarstadion in Stuttgart, West Germany. Real Madrid's victory was their fourth consecutive title, maintaining their status as the only team to have won the competition. Stade Reims were runners-up for a second time, having already lost to Real in the inaugural final in 1956.

3 June 1959
18:00 CEST
Real Madrid Spain 2–0 France Stade Reims
Mateos Goal 1'
Di Stéfano Goal 47'
Report
Neckarstadion, Stuttgart
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: Albert Dusch (West Germany)

Top scorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1958–59 European Cup were as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 France Just Fontaine France Stade Reims 10
2 Brazil Vavá Spain Atlético Madrid 8
3 Spain Alfredo di Stéfano Spain Real Madrid 6
Spain Joaquín Peiró Spain Atlético Madrid 6
5 Spain Enrique Collar Spain Atlético Madrid 5
Austria Josef Hamerl Austria Wiener Sport-Club 5
France Roger Piantoni France Stade Reims 5
East Germany Klaus Zink East Germany Wismut Karl Marx Stadt 5
9 Brazil Ivson Portugal Sporting 4
Belgium Jean Jadot Belgium Standard Liège 4
West Germany Bernhard Klodt West Germany Schalke 04 4
Switzerland Eugen Meier Switzerland Young Boys 4
Hungary Péter Palotás Hungary MTK Budapest 4
East Germany Willy Tröger East Germany Wismut Karl Marx Stadt 4
Switzerland Ernst Wechselberger Switzerland Young Boys 4

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corriere dello Sport, 3 July 1958.
  2. ^ Manchester United was in pot 2 because they could not play against an English club before the round of 16.
  3. ^ Corriere dello Sport.
  4. ^ Corriere dello Sport, Tuesday, 28 August 1958.