1971 European Cup Winners' Cup final

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1971 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
Match programme cover
Event1970–71 European Cup Winners' Cup
Chelsea won after a replay
After extra time
Date19 May 1971 (1971-05-19)
VenueKaraiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
RefereeRudolf Scheurer (Switzerland)
Date21 May 1971 (1971-05-21)
VenueKaraiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
RefereeAnton Bucheli (Switzerland)

The 1971 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match contested by Chelsea of England and Real Madrid of Spain. It was the final match of the 1970–71 competition and the 11th European Cup Winners' Cup final in all.[1][2]

Route to the final[edit]

England Chelsea Spain Real Madrid
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Greece Aris Thessaloniki 6–2 1–1 (A) 5–1 (H) First round Malta Hibernians 5–0 0–0 (A) 5–0 (H)
Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 2–0 1–0 (A) 1–0 (H) Second round Austria Wacker Innsbruck 2–1 0–1 (H) 2–0 (A)
Belgium Club Brugge 4–2 0–2 (A) 4–0 (a.e.t.) (H) Quarter-finals Wales Cardiff City 2–1 0–1 (A) 2–0 (H)
England Manchester City 2–0 1–0 (H) 1–0 (A) Semi-finals Netherlands PSV 2–1 0–0 (A) 2–1 (H)

Match review[edit]

The Spanish club were challenging for their seventh European trophy overall (all six previous were European Cups), a record among European clubs at the time, while the West Londoners were seeking their first ever European honour. The final took place on 19 May 1971 and was staged at Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece,[3] which was filled to capacity by traveling fans of both clubs as well as local football aficionados. Chelsea went ahead with a Peter Osgood left-foot volley from inside the area, after a Boyle-Cooke combination, but Real, demonstrating their "exceptional ball skills", pressed back and eventually equalised in the last minute with Ignacio Zoco.[4] There were no further goals scored in extra time, so the final went to a replay game.[5]

The replay was staged at the same venue two days later, on a Friday, with markedly lower attendance. Most of the clubs' fans had left, having booked return tickets on the assumption that, as usual, the final would be decided in one game, although a number of Chelsea's followers stayed on, "sleeping in the rough" around the city.[6] Chelsea scored two goals with Peter Osgood and John Dempsey in the first half. Real's Sebastián Fleitas scored 15 minutes before the end of the game but Chelsea hung on to win 2–1 and become the third London club to win the trophy.



Chelsea England1–1 (a.e.t.)Spain Real Madrid
Osgood 56' Report Zoco 90'
Real Madrid
GK 1 England Peter Bonetti
DF 2 Scotland John Boyle
DF 3 England Ron Harris (c)
MF 4 England John Hollins downward-facing red arrow 91'
DF 5 Republic of Ireland John Dempsey
DF 6 England David Webb
W 7 England Keith Weller
MF 8 England Alan Hudson
ST 9 England Peter Osgood downward-facing red arrow 86'
MF 10 Scotland Charlie Cooke
W 11 England Peter Houseman
DF 14 Republic of Ireland Paddy Mulligan upward-facing green arrow 91'
ST 15 England Tommy Baldwin upward-facing green arrow 86'
England Dave Sexton
GK 1 Spain José Luis Borja
DF 2 Spain José Luis
DF 3 Spain Goyo Benito
DF 4 Spain Ignacio Zoco
MF 5 Spain Pirri
DF 6 Spain Fernando Zunzunegui
MF 7 Spain Ramón Grosso
MF 8 Spain Manuel Velázquez
MF 9 Argentina Miguel Pérez downward-facing red arrow 65'
FW 10 Spain Amancio Amaro
FW 11 Spain Francisco Gento (c) downward-facing red arrow 70'
MF 12 Paraguay Sebastián Fleitas upward-facing green arrow 65'
FW 13 Spain Toni Grande upward-facing green arrow 70'
Spain Miguel Muñoz


Chelsea England2–1Spain Real Madrid
Dempsey 33'
Osgood 39'
Report Fleitas 75'
Real Madrid
GK 1 England Peter Bonetti
RB 2 Scotland John Boyle
CB 6 England David Webb
CB 5 Republic of Ireland John Dempsey
LB 3 England Ron Harris (c)
CM 4 Scotland Charlie Cooke
CM 10 England Alan Hudson
RW 7 England Keith Weller
LW 11 England Peter Houseman
CF 8 England Tommy Baldwin
CF 9 England Peter Osgood downward-facing red arrow 73'
DF 14 Republic of Ireland Paddy Mulligan
CF 15 South Africa Derek Smethurst upward-facing green arrow 73'
England Dave Sexton
GK 1 Spain José Luis Borja
RB 2 Spain José Luis
SW 6 Spain Ignacio Zoco (c)
CB 5 Spain Goyo Benito
LB 3 Spain Fernando Zunzunegui
CM 10 Spain Manuel Velázquez downward-facing red arrow 75'
DM 4 Spain Pirri
CM 9 Spain Ramón Grosso
RW 7 Paraguay Sebastián Fleitas
CF 8 Spain Amancio Amaro
LW 11 Spain Manuel Bueno downward-facing red arrow 60'
DM 15 Spain Toni Grande upward-facing green arrow 60'
LW 16 Spain Francisco Gento upward-facing green arrow 75'
Spain Miguel Muñoz

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Winners of the European Cup Winner's Cup". onthisday.com.
  2. ^ "Final Factbox: All the pertinent facts and figures ahead of Wednesday's Champion League final between Manchester United and Chelsea in Moscow". eurosport. Reuters. 19 May 2008.
  3. ^ "Uefa.com - UEFA Cup Winners' Cup". Archived from the original on 1 May 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Real Shock for Chelsea", Daily Mirror, 20 May 1971
  5. ^ Paul Mc Parlan (14 December 2018). "The Emperors Of Athens: How Chelsea Won The Cup Winners' Cup In 1971". thesefootballtimes.co.
  6. ^ "Ole! Ole! Chelsea!", Daily Mirror, 22 May 1971

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