Hibernian F.C. in European football
This article details the history of Hibernian F.C. in European football competitions. Hibernian (Hibs) was the first British club to enter European competition, in the first ever season of the European Cup. Hibs have lost on four occasions to a club that went on to win the competition they were participating in,[note 1] and have themselves reached the quarter-final of competitions on five occasions.[note 2] The club played many of the major clubs during the 1960s and 1970s on an almost annual basis, but have qualified for European competition much less frequently since then.
In all cases the Hibs score is listed first.
|Season||Competition||Round||Opposition||Nation||Home score||Away score||Aggregate||Notes|
|1955–56||European Cup[note 3]||1||Rot-Weiss Essen||West Germany||1–1||4–0||5–1||First appearance of a British club in European competition. Three of the Famous Five scored in the away leg - Lawrie Reilly, Eddie Turnbull and Willie Ormond.|
|1955–56||European Cup||QF||Djurgårdens IF||Sweden||1–0||3–1||4–1||The "away" match was played at Firhill Stadium, Glasgow.|
|1955–56||European Cup||SF||Stade Reims||France||0–2||0–1||0–3||Reims lost 4–3 in the Final to Real Madrid.|
|1960–61||Fairs Cup||1||Lausanne||Switzerland||Lausanne withdrew; Hibernian received a 2–0 walkover to the next round.|
|1960–61||Fairs Cup||SF||Roma||Italy||2–2||3–3||5–5||The away goals rule was not yet in operation. Hibs lost a play-off match in Rome by 6–0. Roma went on to win the competition.|
|1961–62||Fairs Cup||2||Red Star Belgrade||Yugoslavia||0–1||0–4||0–5|
|1962–63||Fairs Cup||2||Utrecht XI||Netherlands||2–1||1–0||3–1|
|1962–63||Fairs Cup||QF||Valencia||Spain||2–1||0–5||2–6||Valencia went on to win the competition.|
|1965–66||Fairs Cup||1||Valencia||Spain||2–0||0–2||2–2||Hibs lost 3–0 in the play-off match.|
|1967–68||Fairs Cup||2||Napoli||Italy||5–0||1–4||6–4||One of the most famous matches ever played at Easter Road. Hibs overturn a 4–1 deficit from the first leg by scoring five goals past Italy legend Dino Zoff.|
|1967–68||Fairs Cup||QF||Leeds United||England||1–1||0–1||1–2||Leeds United went on to win the competition.|
|1968–69||Fairs Cup||1||NK Olimpija||Yugoslavia||2–1||3–0||5–1|
|1968–69||Fairs Cup||2||Lokomotive Leipzig||East Germany||3–1||1–0||4–1||Joe McBride scored a hat-trick in the home leg, the first hat-trick scored by a Hibs player in European competition.|
|1968–69||Fairs Cup||3||Hamburg||West Germany||2–1||0–1||2–2||Hibs were eliminated on the away goals rule.|
|1970–71||Fairs Cup||1||Malmo||Sweden||6–0||3–2||9–2||Joe McBride scored a hat-trick (his and the club's second in European competition) in the home leg.|
|1970–71||Fairs Cup||2||Vitoria Guimaraes||Portugal||2–0||1–2||3–2|
|1972–73||Cup Winners' Cup[note 4]||1||Sporting Portugal||Portugal||6–1||1–2||7–3||Jimmy O'Rourke scored a hat-trick in the home leg.|
|1972–73||Cup Winners' Cup||2||KS Besa Kavajë||Albania||7–1||1–1||8–2||Jimmy O'Rourke scored a hat-trick in the home leg for the second straight tie.|
|1972–73||Cup Winners' Cup||QF||Hajduk Split||Yugoslavia||4–2||0–3||4–5|
|1973–74||UEFA Cup||1||IBK Keflavik||Iceland||2–0||1–1||3–1|
|1973–74||UEFA Cup||2||Leeds United||England||0–0||0–0||0–0||Hibs lost 5–4 on penalties.|
|1974–75||UEFA Cup||1||Rosenborg BK||Norway||9–1||3–2||12–3||Hibs' biggest win in Europe in one leg and on aggregate.|
|1975–76||UEFA Cup||1||Liverpool||England||1–0||1–3||2–3||Liverpool went on to win the competition.|
|1976–77||UEFA Cup||2||Östers IF||Sweden||2–0||1–4||3–4|
|1978–79||UEFA Cup||1||IFK Norrköping||Sweden||3–2||0–0||3–2|
|1978–79||UEFA Cup||2||RC Strasbourg||France||1–0||0–2||1–2|
|1989–90||UEFA Cup||1||Videoton||Hungary||1–0||3–0||4–0||Hibs' first appearance in Europe for over 10 years.|
|1989–90||UEFA Cup||2||R.F.C. de Liège||Belgium||0–0||0–1||0–1||The tie went to extra time.|
|1992–93||UEFA Cup||1||Anderlecht||Belgium||2–2||1–1||3–3||Hibs lost on the away goals rule.|
|2001–02||UEFA Cup||1||AEK Athens||Greece||3–2||0–2||3–4||The tie went to extra time.|
|2004–05||Intertoto Cup||2||FK Vėtra||Lithuania||1–1||0–1||1–2||The first matches under the management of Tony Mowbray.|
|2005–06||UEFA Cup||1||FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||Ukraine||0–0||1–5||1–5|
|2006–07||Intertoto Cup||2||Dinaburg FC||Latvia||5–0||3–0||8–0|
|2006–07||Intertoto Cup||3||Odense Boldklub||Denmark||2–1||0–1||2–2||Hibs lost on the away goals rule.|
|2008–09||Intertoto Cup||2||IF Elfsborg||Sweden||0–2||0–2||0–4|
|2010–11||Europa League||QR3||NK Maribor||Slovenia||2–3||0–3||2–6|
|2013–14||Europa League||QR2||Malmö FF||Sweden||0–7||0–2||0–9||Scottish record aggregate defeat in European competition.|
- Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1960–61; Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1962–63; Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1967–68; UEFA Cup 1975–76
- European Cup 1955–56; Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1960–61; Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1962–63; Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1967–68; UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1972–73
- Hibs were not champions in 1955, but were invited.
- Hibs entered this competition as they had lost the 1972 Scottish Cup Final to league champions Celtic.
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