1957 European Cup Final

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1957 European Cup Final
Event1956–57 European Cup
Date30 May 1957
VenueSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid
RefereeLeo Horn (Netherlands)

The 1957 European Cup Final was a football match which took place at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain, on 30 May 1957. It was contested between Real Madrid of Spain and Fiorentina of Italy. Real Madrid won 2–0 after goals from Alfredo Di Stéfano and Francisco Gento in the second half.[1] It was the first of four finals (also counting the Champions League era, followed by the 1965, 1984 and 2012 finals) where one of the teams played in its home stadium, and also the first final when the winning team played at their home stadium.

Controversy surrounded Real Madrid's first goal after Dutch referee Leo Horn ignored his linesman signalling that Enrique Mateos was offside before awarding a penalty for a foul on Mateos that appeared to have been committed outside the penalty area.[2]

Route to the final[edit]

Spain Real Madrid Round Italy Fiorentina
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Austria Rapid Wien 5–5
(Replay: 2–0)
4–2 (H) 1–3 (A) First round Sweden Norrköping 2–1 1–1 (H) 1–0 (A)
France Nice 6–2 3–0 (H) 3–2 (A) Quarter-finals Switzerland Grasshopper 5–3 3–1 (H) 2–2 (A)
England Manchester United 5–3 3–1 (H) 2–2 (A) Semi-finals Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 1–0 1–0 (A) 0–0 (H)



Real Madrid Spain2–0Italy Fiorentina
Di Stéfano Goal 69' (pen.)
Gento Goal 75'
Real Madrid
GK 1 Spain Juan Alonso
DF 2 Spain Manuel Torres
DF 3 Spain Rafael Lesmes
DF 4 Spain Miguel Muñoz (c)
DF 5 Spain Marquitos
MF 6 Spain José María Zárraga
MF 7 France Raymond Kopa
MF 8 Spain Enrique Mateos
MF 9 Spain Argentina Alfredo Di Stéfano
FW 10 Spain Héctor Rial
FW 11 Spain Francisco Gento
Spain José Villalonga Llorente
Real Madrid-Fiorentina 1957-05-30.svg
GK 1 Italy Giuliano Sarti
DF 2 Italy Ardico Magnini
DF 3 Italy Alberto Orzan
DF 4 Italy Sergio Cervato (c)
DF 5 Italy Aldo Scaramucci
MF 6 Italy Armando Segato
MF 7 Brazil Julinho
MF 8 Italy Guido Gratton
MF 9 Italy Giuseppe Virgili
FW 10 Italy Miguel Montuori
FW 11 Italy Claudio Bizzarri
Italy Fulvio Bernardini

See also[edit]


  1. ^ European Cup 1956/57 from UEFA
  2. ^ Simpson, Paul; Hesse-Lichtenberger, Uli (October 2005). Sleight, Hugh (ed.). "50 Things You Never Knew About... The European Cup". FourFourTwo. Teddington: Haymarket Consumer (134): 101. ISSN 1355-0276.
  3. ^ Originally scheduled for 20:00, Fiorentina requested that kick-off was brought forward as they were not accustomed to playing under artificial lights.

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