1960 European Cup Final

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1960 European Cup Final
1960 European Cup Final programme.jpg
Match programme cover
Event1959–60 European Cup
Date18 May 1960
VenueHampden Park, Glasgow
RefereeJack Mowat (Scotland)

The 1960 European Cup Final was the fifth final in the history of the European Cup, and was contested between Real Madrid of Spain and Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest football matches ever played.[1] Madrid won 7–3 in front of a crowd of over 127,000 people at Glasgow's Hampden Park. Frankfurt reached the final through an impressive 12–4 aggregate victory over Scottish champions Rangers, whereas Madrid overcame their bitter rivals FC Barcelona 6–2 over two legs.[2]

The match was initially in doubt as the West German FA had banned their clubs from taking part in matches with any team containing Ferenc Puskás after the Hungarian had alleged the West German team had used drugs in 1954. Puskás had to make a formal written apology before the match could take place.[3]

Puskás and Di Stefano are two of only three players to have scored a hat-trick in a European Cup or Champions League final (Puskas being the only one to ever score four goals), with the other being Pierino Prati for A.C. Milan in their 4–1 victory over AFC Ajax in the 1969 European Cup Final. Puskás repeated the feat in the 1962 European Cup Final.

Route to the final[edit]

Spain Real Madrid Round Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch 12–2 7–0 (H) 5–2 (A) First round Switzerland Young Boys 5–2 4–1 (A) 1–1 (H)
France Nice 6–3 2–3 (A) 4–0 (H) Quarter-finals Austria Wiener Sport-Club 3–2 2–1 (H) 1–1 (A)
Spain Barcelona 6–2 3–1 (H) 3–1 (A) Semi-finals Scotland Rangers 12–4 6–1 (H) 6–3 (A)



Real Madrid Spain7–3West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
Di Stéfano Goal 27'30'73'
Puskás Goal 45+1'56' (pen.)60'71'
Report Kress Goal 18'
Stein Goal 72'75'
Attendance: 127,621
Referee: Jack Mowat (Scotland)
Real Madrid
Eintracht Frankfurt
GK 1 Argentina Rogelio Domínguez
RB 2 Spain Marquitos
LB 3 Spain Pachín
RH 4 Spain José María Vidal
CB 5 Uruguay Spain José Santamaría
LH 6 Spain José María Zárraga (c)
OR 7 Brazil Canário
IR 8 Spain Luis del Sol
CF 9 Argentina Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano
IL 10 Hungary Ferenc Puskás
OL 11 Spain Francisco Gento
Spain Miguel Muñoz
Real Madrid-Eintracht Frankfurt 1960-05-18.svg
GK 1 West Germany Egon Loy
RB 2 West Germany Friedel Lutz
LB 3 West Germany Hermann Höfer
RH 4 West Germany Hans Weilbächer (c)
CB 5 West Germany Hans-Walter Eigenbrodt
LH 6 West Germany Dieter Stinka
OR 7 West Germany Richard Kress
IR 8 West Germany Dieter Lindner
CF 9 West Germany Erwin Stein
IL 10 West Germany Alfred Pfaff
OL 11 West Germany Erich Meier
West Germany Paul Oßwald

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • European Cup 1959/60 from UEFA
  • European Cup 1959/60 from RSSSF
  • "European Champion Clubs' Cup – History" (PDF). UEFA. p. 165. Retrieved 26 May 2011.


  1. ^ "The greatest matches of all time". The Daily Telegraph. London. 4 July 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. ^ "1959/60: Dazzling Madrid crush Frankfurt". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  3. ^ Hesse-Lichtenburger, Ulrich (2003). Tor! The Story of German Football. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-9540134-5-5.