1991–92 European Cup

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1991–92 European Cup
Old Wembley Stadium empty2rescan.jpg
Wembley Stadium in London hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates18 September 1991 – 20 May 1992
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Barcelona (1st title)
Runners-upItaly Sampdoria
Tournament statistics
Matches played73
Goals scored192 (2.63 per match)
Top scorer(s)Commonwealth of Independent States Sergei Yuran
France Jean-Pierre Papin
(7 goals each)
(UEFA Champions League)

The 1991–92 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won for the first time by Barcelona after extra time in the final against Sampdoria, the first victory in the tournament by a team from Spain since 1966. The winning goal was scored by Ronald Koeman with a free kick. This was the last tournament before the competition was re-branded as the UEFA Champions League. It was the first to have a group stage involving the eight second-round winners split into two groups, and the winner of each one met in the final. In addition, it was the last time an East Germany team competed in European Cup until RB Leipzig's qualification for the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, albeit through unified Germany's league.

This tournament also marked the first appearance of English clubs after a six-year absence resulting from the ban they received following the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985. They would have returned one year earlier had any club other than Liverpool won the 1990 Football League championship, but Liverpool were unable to participate in the 1990–91 competition because they had been banned for an additional year beyond the five-year ban to which all English clubs had been subjected. Arsenal represented England this season and reached the second round.

The defending champions, Red Star Belgrade, did not have an opportunity to play at their own ground because of Yugoslav Wars, thereby reducing their chances of defending their title. Red Star themselves were eliminated in the group stage. It was also the final season in which the clubs from that country were able to participate in any European football competition. While the clubs from some other former Yugoslav republics were allowed to compete as early as in the 1993–94 season, due to UN embargo it was only in the 1997–98 season when the clubs from Federal Republic of Yugoslavia returned to the European football elite.


A total of 32 teams participated in the competition, all entering into the first round.

Qualified teams for 1991–92 European Cup
Albania Flamurtari Austria Austria Wien Belgium Anderlecht Bulgaria Etar
Cyprus Apollon Limassol Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague Denmark Brøndby England Arsenal
Finland HJK Helsinki France Marseille Germany Hansa Rostock[Note GER] Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern[Note GER]
Greece Panathinaikos Hungary Budapest Honvéd Iceland Fram Reykjavík Italy Sampdoria
Luxembourg Union Luxembourg Malta Ħamrun Spartans Netherlands PSV Eindhoven Northern Ireland Portadown
Norway Rosenborg Poland Zagłębie Lubin Portugal Benfica Republic of Ireland Dundalk
Romania Universitatea Craiova Scotland Rangers Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv Spain Barcelona
Sweden IFK Göteborg Switzerland Grasshopper Turkey Beşiktaş Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star BelgradeTH


  1. ^ Germany (GER): The original slot allocation of the former West/East Germany still applied. 1. FC Kaiserslautern qualified as champions of the 1990–91 Bundesliga, while Hansa Rostock qualified as champions of the 1990–91 NOFV-Oberliga. Due to the reunification of Germany in October 1990, all flags show Germany instead of West/East Germany. However, Hansa Rostock matches and their records were still counted for East Germany, and not for Germany, under UEFA regulations.

First round[edit]

Hristo Stoichkov was part of the Barcelona team that won the competition.
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona Spain 3–1 Germany Hansa Rostock 3–0 0–1
Kaiserslautern Germany 3–1 Bulgaria Etar 2–0 1–1
Union Luxembourg Luxembourg 0–10 France Marseille 0–5 0–5
Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia 2–2 (a) Scotland Rangers 1–0 1–2
Ħamrun Spartans Malta 0–10 Portugal Benfica 0–6 0–4
Arsenal England 6–2 Austria Austria Wien 6–1 0–1
HJK Helsinki Finland 0–4 Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 0–1 0–3
Brøndby Denmark 4–2 Poland Zagłębie Lubin 3–0 1–2
Fram Reykjavík Iceland 2–2 (a) Greece Panathinaikos 2–2 0–0
IFK Göteborg Sweden 1–1 (a) Albania Flamurtari 0–0 1–1
Beşiktaş Turkey 2–3 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1–1 1–2
Anderlecht Belgium 4–1 Switzerland Grasshopper 1–1 3–0
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 8–0 Northern Ireland Portadown 4–0 4–0
Universitatea Craiova Romania 2–3 Cyprus Apollon Limassol 2–0 0–3
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 3–1 Republic of Ireland Dundalk 1–1 2–0
Sampdoria Italy 7–1 Norway Rosenborg 5–0 2–1

First leg[edit]

Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia4–0Northern Ireland Portadown
Tanjga Goal 15'
Stošić Goal 37'
Mihajlović Goal 77'85'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Hasan Ceylan (Turkey)

Kaiserslautern Germany2–0Bulgaria Etar
Funkel Goal 38' (pen.)73' Report

Universitatea Craiova Romania2–0Cyprus Apollon Limassol
Popescu Goal 22' (pen.)
Agalliu Goal 68'

Ħamrun Spartans Malta0–6Portugal Benfica
Report Pacheco Goal 30'
Yuran Goal 32'35'50'83'
Rui Águas Goal 75'

Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia1–0Scotland Rangers
Němec Goal 20' Report
Attendance: 11,000

Fram Reykjavík Iceland2–2Greece Panathinaikos
Ragnarsson Goal 57'
Arnþórsson Goal 62'
Report Christodoulou Goal 38'72'

Beşiktaş Turkey1–1Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Özdilek Goal 80' (pen.) Report Ellerman Goal 27'
Attendance: 32,500

Brøndby Denmark3–0Poland Zagłębie Lubin
Christofte Goal 53' (pen.)
Ekelund Goal 58'
Okechukwu Goal 73'
Attendance: 7,752

Budapest Honvéd Hungary1–1Republic of Ireland Dundalk
Negrău Goal 82' Report McEvoy Goal 30'

IFK Göteborg Sweden0–0Albania Flamurtari
Attendance: 4,252

HJK Helsinki Finland0–1Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
Report Kovalets Goal 32'

Anderlecht Belgium1–1Switzerland Grasshopper
Degryse Goal 44' Report Nemtsoudis Goal 65'

Union Luxembourg Luxembourg0–5France Marseille
Report Papin Goal 11'31'85' (pen.)
Xuereb Goal 14'
Sauzée Goal 44'
Attendance: 9,000

Sampdoria Italy5–0Norway Rosenborg
Lombardo Goal 11'84'
Dossena Goal 26'57'
Silas Goal 76'

Barcelona Spain3–0Germany Hansa Rostock
Laudrup Goal 25'47'
Goikoetxea Goal 77'
Attendance: 65,000

Arsenal England6–1Austria Austria Wien
Linighan Goal 38'
Smith Goal 51'54'66'67'
Limpar Goal 80'
Report Ogris Goal 56'
Attendance: 24,124
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

Second leg[edit]

Zagłębie Lubin Poland2–1Denmark Brøndby
Czachowski Goal 60'
Grech Goal 73'
Report Vilfort Goal 28'

Brøndby won 4–2 on aggregate.

Apollon Limassol Cyprus3–0Romania Universitatea Craiova
Ptak Goal 10' (pen.)
Beširević Goal 56'79'
Attendance: 7,000

Apollon Limassol won 3–2 on aggregate.

Flamurtari Albania1–1Sweden IFK Göteborg
Daullja Goal 25' Report Ekström Goal 68'
Attendance: 7,000

IFK Göteborg 1–1 Flamurtari Vlorë on aggregate. IFK Göteborg won on away goals.

Etar Bulgaria1–1Germany Kaiserslautern
Chervenkov Goal 43' Report Degen Goal 90'

Kaiserslautern won 3–1 on aggregate.

Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union3–0Finland HJK Helsinki
Kovalets Goal 28'
Moroz Goal 48'
Hrytsyna Goal 72'
Attendance: 22,000

Dynamo Kyiv won 4–0 on aggregate.

Marseille France5–0Luxembourg Union Luxembourg
Papin Goal 15'46'
Angloma Goal 56'
Eyraud Goal 60'
Xuereb Goal 75'
Attendance: 15,000

Marseille won 10–0 on aggregate.

Rosenborg Norway1–2Italy Sampdoria
Strand Goal 83' Report Vialli Goal 85'
Mancini Goal 90' (pen.)
Attendance: 6,705

Sampdoria won 7–1 on aggregate.

Panathinaikos Greece0–0Iceland Fram Reykjavík
Attendance: 50,000

Fram Reykjavík 2–2 Panathinaikos on aggregate. Panathinaikos won on away goals.

Dundalk Republic of Ireland0–2Hungary Budapest Honvéd
Report Pisont Goal 24'29'
Attendance: 3,500

Budapest Honvéd won 3–1 on aggregate.

Portadown Northern Ireland0–4Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Report Ratković Goal 19'54'
Pančev Goal 38'
Radinović Goal 87'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Tore Hollung (Norway)

Red Star Belgrade won 8–0 on aggregate.

Austria Wien Austria1–0England Arsenal
Stöger Goal 78' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 11,000

Arsenal won 6–2 on aggregate.

PSV Eindhoven Netherlands2–1Turkey Beşiktaş
Vanenburg Goal 25'
Kalusha Goal 74'
Report Tekin Goal 4'

PSV Eindhoven won 3–2 on aggregate.

Grasshopper Switzerland0–3Belgium Anderlecht
Report Nilis Goal 8'24'82'
Attendance: 10,800

Anderlecht won 4–1 on aggregate.

Hansa Rostock Germany1–0Spain Barcelona
Spies Goal 66' Report
Attendance: 8,000

Barcelona won 3–1 on aggregate.

Rangers Scotland2–1 (a.e.t.)Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague
McCall Goal 48'94' Report Nisbet Goal 98' (o.g.)

Sparta Prague 2–2 Rangers on aggregate. Sparta Prague won on away goals.

Benfica Portugal4–0Malta Ħamrun Spartans
Isaías Goal 52'
Brito Goal 70'
Yuran Goal 73'
Paulo Madeira Goal 75'
Attendance: 10,000

Benfica won 10–0 on aggregate.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona Spain 3–3 (a) Germany Kaiserslautern 2–0 1–3
Marseille France 4–4 (a) Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 3–2 1–2
Benfica Portugal 4–2 England Arsenal 1–1 3–1 (aet)
Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union 2–1 Denmark Brøndby 1–1 1–0
Panathinaikos Greece 4–2 Sweden IFK Göteborg 2–0 2–2
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 0–2 Belgium Anderlecht 0–0 0–2
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 5–1 Cyprus Apollon Limassol 3–1 2–0
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 3–4 Italy Sampdoria 2–1 1–3

First leg[edit]

Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union1–1Denmark Brøndby
Salenko Goal 77' (pen.) Report Nielsen Goal 12'
Attendance: 29,184

Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia3–1Cyprus Apollon Limassol
Pančev Goal 16'
Lukić Goal 70'
Savićević Goal 83' (pen.)
Report Ptak Goal 41'

Panathinaikos Greece2–0Sweden IFK Göteborg
Saravakos Goal 27'
Marangos Goal 49'
Attendance: 55,000

PSV Eindhoven Netherlands0–0Belgium Anderlecht
Attendance: 27,000

Budapest Honvéd Hungary2–1Italy Sampdoria
Pisont Goal 52'
Cservenkai Goal 72'
Report Toninho Cerezo Goal 56'
Attendance: 10,000

Marseille France3–2Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague
Waddle Goal 34'
Papin Goal 55'60'
Report Vrabec Goal 63' (pen.)
Kukleta Goal 80' (pen.)
Attendance: 10,016

Barcelona Spain2–0Germany Kaiserslautern
Begiristain Goal 41'53' Report
Attendance: 65,000

Benfica Portugal1–1England Arsenal
Isaías Goal 15' Report Campbell Goal 18'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Tullio Lanese (Italy)

Second leg[edit]

Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia2–1France Marseille
Frýdek Goal 36'
Siegl Goal 70'
Report Pelé Goal 86'
Attendance: 32,500
Referee: Allan Gunn (England)

Marseille 4–4 Sparta Prague on aggregate. Sparta Prague won on away goals.

Apollon Limassol Cyprus0–2Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Report Savićević Goal 48'
Lukić Goal 79' (pen.)
Attendance: 15,000

Red Star Belgrade won 5–1 on aggregate.

IFK Göteborg Sweden2–2Greece Panathinaikos
Svensson Goal 23'
Ekström Goal 37'
Report Saravakos Goal 60'81' (pen.)
Attendance: 10,684

Panathinaikos won 4–2 on aggregate.

Brøndby Denmark0–1Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
Report Yakovenko Goal 6'

Dynamo Kyiv won 2–1 on aggregate.

Anderlecht Belgium2–0Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Degryse Goal 10'
Boffin Goal 90'

Anderlecht won 2–0 on aggregate.

Kaiserslautern Germany3–1Spain Barcelona
Hotić Goal 35'49'
Goldbæk Goal 76'
Report Bakero Goal 90'

Barcelona 3–3 Kaiserslautern on aggregate. Barcelona won on away goals.

Arsenal England1–3 (a.e.t.)Portugal Benfica
Pates Goal 20' Report Isaías Goal 36'109'
Kulkov Goal 100'
Attendance: 35,815

Benfica won 4–2 on aggregate.

Sampdoria Italy3–1Hungary Budapest Honvéd
Lombardo Goal 10'
Vialli Goal 27'46'
Report Pari Goal 65' (o.g.)
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

Sampdoria won 4–3 on aggregate.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Sampdoria 6 3 2 1 10 5 +5 8
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 6 3 0 3 9 10 −1 6
Belgium Anderlecht 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1 6
Greece Panathinaikos 6 0 4 2 1 4 −3 4
Anderlecht Belgium0–0Greece Panathinaikos
Sampdoria Italy2–0Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Nedeljković Goal 7' (o.g.)
Vialli Goal 74'
Attendance: 30,000

Panathinaikos Greece0–0Italy Sampdoria
Attendance: 51,500
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia3–2Belgium Anderlecht
Ratković Goal 19'
Ivić Goal 70'
Pančev Goal 88'
Report Lamptey Goal 33'
Nilis Goal 55'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Leif Sundell (Sweden)

Match was played in Budapest, Hungary since UEFA suspended Yugoslav teams from playing their home matches in Yugoslavia due to the deteriorating security situation in the country caused by the ethnic incidents that eventually turned into the Yugoslav Wars.

Panathinaikos Greece0–2Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Report Pančev Goal 70'87'
Attendance: 60,000
Anderlecht Belgium3–2Italy Sampdoria
Degryse Goal 53'
Nilis Goal 66'88'
Report Vialli Goal 26'63'

Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia1–0Greece Panathinaikos
Mihajlović Goal 53' (pen.) Report

Match was played in Sofia, Bulgaria since UEFA suspended Yugoslav teams from playing their home matches in Yugoslavia due to the deteriorating security situation in the country caused by the ethnic incidents that eventually turned into the Yugoslav Wars.

Sampdoria Italy2–0Belgium Anderlecht
Lombardo Goal 33'
Mancini Goal 35'
Attendance: 40,000

Panathinaikos Greece0–0Belgium Anderlecht
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Joe Worrall (England)
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia1–3Italy Sampdoria
Mihajlović Goal 19' Report Katanec Goal 34'
Vasilijević Goal 41' (o.g.)
Mancini Goal 76'

Match was played in Sofia, Bulgaria since UEFA suspended Yugoslav teams from playing their home matches in Yugoslavia due to the deteriorating security situation in the country caused by the ethnic incidents that eventually turned into the Yugoslav Wars.

Anderlecht Belgium3–2Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Oliveira Goal 3'
Bosman Goal 44'
Degryse Goal 82'
Report Pančev Goal 7'
Čula Goal 80'
Sampdoria Italy1–1Greece Panathinaikos
Mancini Goal 36' Report Marangos Goal 27'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Barcelona 6 4 1 1 10 4 +6 9
Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 6
Portugal Benfica 6 1 3 2 8 5 +3 5
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 6 2 0 4 3 12 −9 4
Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union1–0Portugal Benfica
Salenko Goal 29' Report
Attendance: 41,500
Barcelona Spain3–2Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague
Amor Goal 14'
Laudrup Goal 34'
Bakero Goal 61'
Report Vrabec Goal 19'
Němeček Goal 64'
Attendance: 80,000

Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia2–1Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
Němeček Goal 13'
Vrabec Goal 22'
Report Sharan Goal 55'
Attendance: 14,639
Benfica Portugal0–0Spain Barcelona
Attendance: 70,000

Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine0–2Spain Barcelona
Report Stoichkov Goal 33'
Salinas Goal 66'
Attendance: 48,500
Benfica Portugal1–1Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague
Pacheco Goal 53' (pen.) Report Novotný Goal 31'
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Howard King (Wales)

Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia1–1Portugal Benfica
Chovanec Goal 45' Report Vítor Paneira Goal 29'
Attendance: 20,000
Barcelona Spain3–0Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Stoichkov Goal 60'81'
Salinas Goal 88'
Attendance: 53,000

Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia1–0Spain Barcelona
Siegl Goal 65' Report
Attendance: 27,374
Referee: Bo Karlsson (Sweden)
Benfica Portugal5–0Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Brito Goal 25'62'
Isaías Goal 71'
Yuran Goal 83'87'

Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine1–0Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague
Salenko Goal 82' Report
Attendance: 5,000
Barcelona Spain2–1Portugal Benfica
Stoichkov Goal 10'
Bakero Goal 25'
Report Brito Goal 29'
Attendance: 100,000


Sampdoria Italy0–1 (a.e.t.)Spain Barcelona
Report Koeman Goal 112'
Attendance: 70,827

Top scorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1991–92 European Cup are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Commonwealth of Independent States Sergei Yuran Portugal Benfica 7
France Jean-Pierre Papin France Olympique Marseille 7
3 Belgium Luc Nilis Belgium Anderlecht 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Darko Pančev Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 6
Italy Gianluca Vialli Italy Sampdoria 6
6 Brazil Isaías Portugal Benfica 5
7 Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov Spain Barcelona 4
Portugal César Brito Portugal Benfica 4
Belgium Marc Degryse Belgium Anderlecht 4
Italy Attilio Lombardo Italy Sampdoria 4
Italy Roberto Mancini Italy Sampdoria 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Siniša Mihajlović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 4
England Alan Smith England Arsenal 4

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