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)
Attendance2,009,001 (36,527 per match)
Top scorer(s)Hungary 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 in the final 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 București 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
ASK 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 10'
Strehl 15', 23'
Gettinger 47', 75'
Report

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

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

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

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

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

Vasas Hungary0–2Spain Real Madrid
Report Tejada 6', 26'
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Marcel Bois (France)


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

Sporting Lisbon Portugal1–1Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
Lúcio 87' Report Vukelić 68'
Attendance: 16,302
Referee: Josef Gulde (Switzerland)

Panathinaikos Greece1–1Italy Juventus
Papaemmanouil 66' Report Mora 45'

Second leg[edit]

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

Rangers won 6–4 on aggregate.


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

Nürnberg won 9–1 on aggregate.


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

Dukla Prague won 6–5 on aggregate.



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

Boldklubben 1913 won 15–2 on aggregate.


Feyenoord Netherlands8–2Sweden IFK Göteborg
Temming 3', 88'
Bennaars 9', 80'
Schouten 20'
Bouwmeester 44', 58', 59'
Report Danielsson 70'
Svensson 73'

Feyenoord won 11–2 on aggregate.


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

Servette won 7–1 on aggregate.


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

Standard Liège won 4–1 on aggregate.


Real Madrid Spain3–1Hungary Vasas
Di Stéfano 12', 57'
Tejada 90'
Report Pál 10'
Attendance: 70,000

Real Madrid won 5–1 on aggregate.


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

Tottenham Hotspur won 10–5 on aggregate.


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

Partizan won 3–1 on aggregate.


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

Juventus won 3–2 on aggregate.


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

Austria Wien won 2–0 on aggregate.

Bracket[edit]

First round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                  
Turkey Fenerbahçe 1 0 1
West Germany Nürnberg 2 1 3
West Germany Nürnberg 3 0 3
Portugal Benfica 1 6 7
Austria Austria Wien 1 1 2
Portugal Benfica 1 5 6
Portugal Benfica 3 1 4
England Tottenham Hotspur 1 2 3
Switzerland Servette 4 0 4
Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague 3 2 5
Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague 1 1 2
England Tottenham Hotspur 0 4 4
Netherlands Feyenoord 1 1 2
England Tottenham Hotspur 3 1 4
Portugal Benfica 5
Spain Real Madrid 3
Denmark Boldklubben 1913 0 0 0
Spain Real Madrid 3 9 12
Italy Juventus 0 1 1
Spain Real Madrid 1 0 1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 1 0 1
Italy Juventus 2 5 7
Spain Real Madrid 4 2 6
Belgium Standard Liège 0 0 0
Belgium Standard Liège 5 2 7
Finland Haka 1 0 1
Belgium Standard Liège 4 0 4
Scotland Rangers 1 2 3
East Germany Vorwärts Berlin 1 1 2
Scotland Rangers 2 4 6

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
ASK Vorwärts Berlin East Germany 2–6 Scotland Rangers 1–2 1–4

First leg[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Second leg[edit]

Real Madrid Spain9–0Denmark Boldklubben 1913
Puskás 8'
Del Sol 25', 30'
Di Stéfano 35', 42', 73'
Gento 55', 57'
Isidro Sánchez 89'
Report
Attendance: 54,000

Real Madrid won 12–0 on aggregate.


Standard Liège won 7–1 on aggregate.


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

Benfica won 6–2 on aggregate.


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

Tottenham Hotspur won 4–2 on aggregate.


Juventus Italy5–0Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Partizan
Nicolè 1'
Mora 36', 65'
Rosa 61'
Stacchini 67'
Report
Attendance: 14,347
Referee: Josef Gulde (Switzerland)

Juventus won 7–1 on aggregate.


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

Dukla Prague won 5–4 on aggregate.


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

Rangers won 6–2 on aggregate.


Nürnberg Germany1–0Turkey Fenerbahçe
Wild 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 31', 85'
Strehl 40'
Report Cavém 10'

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

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

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

Second leg[edit]

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

Standard Liège won 4–3 on aggregate.


Real Madrid Spain0–1Italy Juventus
Report Sívori 39'
Attendance: 72,512

Real Madrid 1–1 Juventus on aggregate.

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

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

Benfica won 7–3 on aggregate.


Tottenham Hotspur England4–1Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague
Smith 11', 53'
Mackay 15', 54'
Report Jelínek 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 6'
Augusto 20', 64'
Report Smith 55'
Attendance: 60,000

Real Madrid Spain4–0Belgium Standard Liège
Di Stéfano 23'
Tejada 38', 78'
Casado 48'
Report
Attendance: 110,000

Second leg[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur England2–1Portugal Benfica
Smith 35'
Blanchflower 48' (pen.)
Report Águas 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 25'
Cavém 33'
Coluna 51'
Eusébio 64' (pen.), 69'
Report UEFA Puskás 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 Hungary Ferenc Puskás Spain Real Madrid 7
Denmark Bent Løfqvist Denmark Boldklubben 1913 7
Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano 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]