1961–62 European Cup

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1961–62 European Cup
Overzichten Olympisch Stadion Amsterdam, Bestanddeelnr 906-2648.jpg
The Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates23 August 1961 – 2 May 1962
Teams29
Final positions
ChampionsPortugal Benfica (2nd title)
Runners-upSpain Real Madrid
Tournament statistics
Matches played55
Goals scored222 (4.04 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain Ferenc Puskás (7 goals)

The 1961–62 European Cup was the seventh season of the European Cup. The competition was won by Benfica for the second time in a row, beating Real Madrid 5–3 at the Olympisch Stadion in Amsterdam.

Malta entered its champion for the first time this season.

Preliminary round[edit]

The draw for the preliminary round took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Tuesday, 4 July 1961.[1] As title holders, Benfica received a bye, and the remaining 28 teams were grouped geographically into two pots. The first team drawn in each pot also received a bye, while the remaining clubs would play the first round in September.

Pot 1
Northern Europe
Pot 2
Southern Europe
Drawn Northern Ireland
England
West Germany
East Germany
Poland
Norway
Sweden
Denmark
Netherlands
France
Republic of Ireland
Belgium
Luxembourg
Scotland
Spain
Portugal
Switzerland
Austria
Romania
Bulgaria
Greece
Czechoslovakia
Hungary
Yugoslavia
Italy
Malta
Byes Finland Haka Turkey Fenerbahçe

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
Steaua Bucureşti Romania 0–2 Austria Austria Wien 0–0 0–2
Nürnberg West Germany 9–1 Republic of Ireland Drumcondra 5–0 4–1
Servette Switzerland 7–1 Malta Hibernians 5–0 2–1
CDNA Sofia Bulgaria 5–6 Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague 4–4 1–2
IFK Göteborg Sweden 2–11 Netherlands Feyenoord 0–3 2–8
Górnik Zabrze Poland 5–10 England Tottenham Hotspur 4–2 1–8
Standard Liège Belgium 4–1 Norway Fredrikstad 2–1 2–0
Vorwärts Berlin East Germany 3–0 1 Northern Ireland Linfield 3–0 n/p 1
AS Monaco France 4–6 Scotland Rangers 2–3 2–3
Sporting CP Portugal 1–3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 1–1 0–2
Panathinaikos Greece 2–3 Italy Juventus 1–1 1–2
Spora Luxembourg Luxembourg 2–15 Denmark Boldklubben 1913 0–6 2–9
Vasas Hungary 1–5 Spain Real Madrid 0–2 1–3

1 The second leg was scratched and Vorwärts Berlin were advanced to the first round as Linfield were unable to arrange an alternate venue after UK immigration officials refused to issue the Vorwärts team visas to enter the country.

First leg[edit]

Nürnberg Germany5–0Republic of Ireland Drumcondra
Müller Goal 10'
Strehl Goal 15'23'
Gettinger Goal 47'75'
Report

AS Monaco France2–3Scotland Rangers
Hess Goal 61'
Douis Goal 75' (pen.)
Report Baxter Goal 9'
Scott Goal 25'85'

CDNA Sofia Bulgaria4–4Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague
Rankov Goal 32'
Rakarov Goal 49'
Romanov Goal 64'86'
Report Jelínek Goal 35'
Kučera Goal 42'
Dvořák Goal 53'
Adamec Goal 61'

IFK Göteborg Sweden0–3Netherlands Feyenoord
Report Bouwmeester Goal 31'
Bennaars Goal 32'
Temming Goal 41'
Attendance: 5,431

Servette Switzerland5–0Malta Hibernians
Robbiani Goal 2'30'
Németh Goal 22'
Georgy Goal 56' (pen.)71'
Report
Attendance: 14,739
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy)

Standard Liège Belgium2–1Norway Fredrikstad
Dierendonck Goal 5'
Paeschen Goal 77'
Report Pedersen Goal 52'

Vasas Hungary0–2Spain Real Madrid
Report Tejada Goal 6'26'
Attendance: 90,000
Referee: Marcel Bois (France)

Spora Luxembourg Luxembourg0–6Denmark Boldklubben 1913
Report Løfqvist Goal 6'36'
Bruun Goal 38'66'
Rasmussen Goal 50'
Grønning-Hansen Goal 55'

Górnik Zabrze Poland4–2England Tottenham Hotspur
Norman Goal 8' (o.g.)
Musialek Goal 20'
Wilczek Goal 40'
Pol Goal 48'
Report Jones Goal 70'
Dyson Goal 73'
Attendance: 55,000

Panathinaikos Greece1–1Italy Juventus
Papaemmanuil Goal 66' Report Mora Goal 45'

Second leg[edit]

Rangers Scotland3–2France AS Monaco
Christie Goal 47'68'
Scott Goal 84'
Report Hess Goal 18'77'
Attendance: 67,501

Rangers won 6–4 on aggregate.


Drumcondra Republic of Ireland1–4Germany Nürnberg
Fullam Goal 16' Report Strehl Goal 15'47'52'
Healy Goal 70' (o.g.)
Attendance: 10,997

Nürnberg won 9–1 on aggregate.


Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia2–1Bulgaria CDNA Sofia
Kučera Goal 54'
Šafránek Goal 70'
Report Rankov Goal 44'
Attendance: 13,142

Dukla Prague won 6–5 on aggregate.


Feyenoord Netherlands8–2Sweden Gothenburg
Temming Goal 3'88'
Bennaars Goal 9'80'
Schouten Goal 20'
Bouwmeester Goal 44'58'59'
Report Danielsson Goal 68'
Johansson Goal 70'

Feyenoord won 11–2 on aggregate.


Boldklubben 1913 Denmark9–2Luxembourg Spora Luxembourg
Andersen Goal 34' (pen.)77'
Løfqvist Goal 44'59'61'87'89'
Rasmussen Goal 75'
Grønning-Hansen Goal 80'
Report Scheer Goal 10'
Leer Goal 29'

Boldklubben 1913 won 15–2 on aggregate.


Hibernians Malta1–2Switzerland Servette
Sultana Goal 60' Report Wüthrich Goal 44'
Robbiani Goal 78'
Attendance: 4,853

Servette won 7–1 on aggregate.


Fredrikstad Norway0–2Belgium Standard Liège
Report Claessen Goal 68'85'
Attendance: 25,074
Referee: Ken Aston (England)

Standard Liège won 4–1 on aggregate.


Real Madrid Spain3–1Hungary Vasas
Di Stéfano Goal 12'57'
Tejada Goal 90'
Report Pál I Goal 10'

Real Madrid won 5–1 on aggregate.


Tottenham Hotspur England8–1Poland Górnik Zabrze
Blanchflower Goal 10' (pen.)
Jones Goal 20'26'36'
Smith Goal 38'71'
Dyson Goal 79'
White Goal 90'
Report Pol Goal 28'
Attendance: 56,737

Tottenham Hotspur won 10–5 on aggregate.


Partizan Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia2–0Portugal Sporting CP
Radović Goal 18'
Vislavski Goal 87'
Report
Attendance: 19,755

Partizan won 3–1 on aggregate.


Juventus Italy2–1Greece Panathinaikos
Nicolè Goal 20'
Rossano Goal 26'
Report Holevas Goal 62' (pen.)

Juventus won 3–2 on aggregate.


Austria Wien Austria2–0Romania Steaua Bucureşti
Stotz Goal 38' (pen.)
Nemec Goal 41'
Report
Attendance: 38,490

Austria Wien won 2–0 on aggregate.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fenerbahçe Turkey 1–3 West Germany Nürnberg 1–2 0–1
Austria Vienna Austria 2–6 Portugal Benfica 1–1 1–5
Servette Switzerland 4–5 Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague 4–3 0–2
Feyenoord Netherlands 2–4 England Tottenham Hotspur 1–3 1–1
Boldklubben 1913 Denmark 0–12 Spain Real Madrid 0–3 0–9
FK Partizan Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1–7 Italy Juventus 1–2 0–5
Standard Liège Belgium 7–1 Finland Haka 5–1 2–0
Vorwärts Berlin East Germany 2–6 Scotland Rangers 1–2 1–4

First leg[edit]

Boldklubben 1913 Denmark0–3Spain Real Madrid
Report Puskás Goal 15'84'
Tejada Goal 86'
Attendance: 27,587

Fenerbahçe Turkey1–2West Germany Nürnberg
Bartu Goal 65' Report Flachenecker Goal 52'
Strehl Goal 55'

Standard Liège Belgium5–1Finland Valkeakosken Haka
Dierendonck Goal 20'
Claessen Goal 33'61'70'
Paeschen Goal 78'
Report Kumpulampi Goal 76'

Austria Wien Austria1–1Portugal Benfica
Stark Goal 70' Report Águas Goal 30'
Attendance: 78,833

Feyenoord Netherlands1–3England Tottenham Hotspur
Kreijermaat Goal 62' Report Dyson Goal 41'
Saul Goal 47'76'
Attendance: 61,700

Servette Switzerland4–3Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague
Fatton Goal 24'67'88'
Robbiani Goal 84'
Report Adamec Goal 6'49'
Vacenovsky Goal 37'
Attendance: 25,644
Referee: Gino Rigato (Italy)

Partizan Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia1–2Italy Juventus
Vasović Goal 76' Report Nicolè Goal 35'
Rosa Goal 73'
Attendance: 23,472

Vorwärts Berlin East Germany1–2Scotland Rangers
Kohle Goal 26' Report Caldow Goal 25' (pen.)
Brand Goal 43'

Second leg[edit]

Real Madrid Spain9–0Denmark Boldklubben 1913
Puskás Goal 8'
Del Sol Goal 25'30'
Di Stéfano Goal 35'42'73'
Gento Goal 55'57'
Isidro Sánchez Goal 89'
Report

Real Madrid won 12–0 on aggregate.


Valkeakosken Haka Finland0–2Belgium Standard Liège
Report Semmeling Goal 78'
Myttimäki Goal 87' (o.g.)
Attendance: 2,401
Referee: Jarl Hansen (Denmark)

Standard Liège won 7–1 on aggregate.


Benfica Portugal5–1Austria Austria Wien
Santana Goal 5'83'
Águas Goal 36'88'
Eusébio Goal 69'
Report Fernandes Goal 80' (o.g.)
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Marcel Bois (France)

Benfica won 6–2 on aggregate.


Tottenham Hotspur England1–1Netherlands Feyenoord
Dyson Goal 10' Report Bennaars Goal 7'
Attendance: 61,957

Tottenham Hotspur won 4–2 on aggregate.


Juventus Italy5–0Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Partizan
Nicolè Goal 1'
Mora Goal 36'65'
Rosa Goal 61'
Stacchini Goal 67'
Report
Attendance: 14,347

Juventus won 7–1 on aggregate.


Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia2–0Switzerland Servette
Kučera Goal 24'27' Report
Attendance: 9,585

Dukla Prague won 5–4 on aggregate.


Rangers Scotland4–1East Germany Vorwärts Berlin
Henderson Goal 37'
Kalinke Goal 47' (o.g.)
McMillan Goal 68'81'
Report Caldow Goal 70' (o.g.)
Attendance: 3,012

Rangers won 6–2 on aggregate.


Nürnberg Germany1–0Turkey Fenerbahçe
Wild Goal 72' Report
Attendance: 42,641

Nürnberg won 3–1 on aggregate.

The Rangers-Vorwärts tie was scheduled to be played at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, but was moved to the Malmö Stadion in Malmö, Sweden after the East German club were again refused visas to enter the UK. The original match in Malmö was abandoned due to heavy fog with Rangers leading 1-0, and the match was replayed the following morning.

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nürnberg West Germany 3–7 Portugal Benfica 3–1 0–6
Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia 2–4 England Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 1–4
Juventus Italy 1–11 Spain Real Madrid 0–1 1–0
Standard Liège Belgium 4–3 Scotland Rangers 4–1 0–2

1 Real Madrid beat Juventus 3–1 in a play-off to qualify for the semi-finals.

First leg[edit]

Nürnberg Germany3–1Portugal Benfica
Flachenecker Goal 31'85'
Strehl Goal 40'
Report Cavém Goal 10'

Standard Liège Belgium4–1Scotland Rangers
Claessen Goal 7'
Crossan Goal 40'51'
Vliers Goal 56'
Report Wilson Goal 18'

Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia1–0England Tottenham Hotspur
Kučera Goal 59' Report

Juventus Italy0–1Spain Real Madrid
Report Di Stéfano Goal 69'
Attendance: 66,403

Second leg[edit]

Rangers Scotland2–0Belgium Standard Liège
Brand Goal 28'
Caldow Goal 88' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 76,730

Standard Liège won 4–3 on aggregate.


Real Madrid Spain0–1Italy Juventus
Report Sívori Goal 39'

Real Madrid 1–1 Juventus on aggregate.

Real Madrid Spain3–1Italy Juventus
Felo Goal 1'
Del Sol Goal 65'
Tejada Goal 83'
Report Sívori Goal 35'
Attendance: 36,750

Benfica Portugal6–0West Germany Nürnberg
Águas Goal 1'
Eusébio Goal 4'55'
Coluna Goal 20'
Augusto Goal 63'78'
Report
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Gino Rigato (Italy)

Benfica won 7–3 on aggregate.


Tottenham Hotspur England4–1Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague
Smith Goal 11'53'
Mackay Goal 15'54'
Report Jelínek Goal 44'
Attendance: 55,389

Tottenham Hotspur won 4–2 on aggregate.

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Benfica Portugal 4–3 England Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 1–2
Real Madrid Spain 6–0 Belgium Standard Liège 4–0 2–0

First leg[edit]

Benfica Portugal3–1England Tottenham Hotspur
Simões Goal 6'
Augusto Goal 20'64'
Report Smith Goal 55'
Attendance: 60,000

Real Madrid Spain4–0Belgium Standard Liège
Di Stéfano Goal 23'
Tejada Goal 38'78'
Casado Goal 48'
Report

Second leg[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur England2–1Portugal Benfica
Smith Goal 35'
Blanchflower Goal 48' (pen.)
Report Águas Goal 15'
Attendance: 64,448

Benfica won 4–3 on aggregate.


Real Madrid won 6–0 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Benfica Portugal5–3Spain Real Madrid
Águas Goal 25'
Cavém Goal 33'
Coluna Goal 51'
Eusébio Goal 64' (pen.)69'
Report UEFA Puskás Goal 18'23'39'
Attendance: 61,257

Top scorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1961–62 European Cup (including preliminary round) are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano Spain Real Madrid 7
Denmark Bent Løfqvist Denmark Boldklubben 1913 7
Hungary Ferenc Puskás Spain Real Madrid 7
West Germany Heinz Strehl West Germany Nürnberg 7
Spain Justo Tejada Spain Real Madrid 7
6 Portugal José Águas Portugal Benfica 6
Belgium Roger Claessen Belgium Standard Liège 6
England Bobby Smith England Tottenham Hotspur 6
9 Portugal Eusébio Portugal Benfica 5
Czechoslovakia Rudolf Kučera Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corriere dello Sport, 5 July 1961.

External links[edit]