1958 European Cup Final

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1958 European Cup Final
Match programme cover
Event1957–58 European Cup
After extra time
Date28 May 1958
VenueHeysel Stadium, Brussels
RefereeAlbert Alsteen (Belgium)

The 1958 European Cup Final was a football match which took place at Heysel Stadium in Brussels, Belgium on 28 May 1958. It was contested by Real Madrid of Spain and Milan of Italy. Real Madrid won 3–2 after extra time to claim their third European Cup in a row.

After the match, the Real Madrid players were presented with their winners' medals by a 23-year-old Albert II of Belgium.[1]

Route to the final[edit]

Spain Real Madrid Round Italy Milan
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Bye Prelim. round Austria Rapid Wien 6–6
(Replay: 4–2)
4–1 (H) 2–5 (A)
Belgium Antwerp 8–1 2–1 (A) 6–0 (H) First round Scotland Rangers 6–1 4–1 (A) 2–0 (H)
Spain Sevilla 10–2 8–0 (H) 2–2 (A) Quarter-finals West Germany Borussia Dortmund 5–2 1–1 (A) 4–1 (H)
Hungary Vasas SC 4–2 4–0 (H) 0–2 (A) Semi-finals England Manchester United 5–2 1–2 (A) 4–0 (H)



Real Madrid Spain3–2 (a.e.t.)Italy Milan
Attendance: 67,000
Referee: Albert Alsteen (Belgium)
Real Madrid
GK 1 Spain Juan Alonso (c)
RB 2 Spain Ángel Atienza
LB 3 Spain Rafael Lesmes
CM 4 Spain Juan Santisteban
CB 5 Uruguay[a] José Santamaría
CM 6 Spain José María Zárraga
RW 7 Spain José Iglesias Fernández
RF 8 France Raymond Kopa
CF 9 Spain[b] Alfredo Di Stéfano
LF 10 Spain Héctor Rial
LW 11 Spain Francisco Gento
Argentina Luis Carniglia
Real Madrid-AC Milan 1958-05-28.svg
GK 1 Italy Narciso Soldan
RB 2 Italy Alfio Fontana
LB 3 Italy Eros Beraldo
CM 4 Italy Mario Bergamaschi
CB 5 Italy Cesare Maldini
CM 6 Italy Luigi Radice
RW 7 Italy Giancarlo Danova
RM 8 Sweden Nils Liedholm (c)
LM 9 Italy[c] Juan Alberto Schiaffino
CF 10 Argentina Ernesto Grillo
LW 11 Argentina Ernesto Cucchiaroni
Italy Giuseppe Viani

Match statistics[edit]

Real Madrid Milan
Goals scored 3 2
Total shots 20 17
Shots on target 14 10
Ball possession 75% 25%
Corner kicks 4 3
Fouls committed 5 8
Offsides 1 4
Yellow cards 0 0
Red cards 0 0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Santamaría, who represented his native Uruguay from 1952 to 1957, later switched to representing Spain internationally. However, his first cap for Spain would not come until October of 1957, five months after this match was played.[2]
  2. ^ Di Stéfano, a native Argentine, had represented both Argentina and Colombia earlier in his international career; however, he became a naturalised citizen of Spain in 1956, and began playing for the Spanish national team in 1957.[3][4]
  3. ^ Though more famous as a Uruguay international, the Uruguayan-born Schiaffino was capped by Italy on four occasions, beginning in 1954 (after the conclusion of that year's World Cup)[5] and lasting until 1958.


  1. ^ 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.
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