1971–72 UEFA Cup

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1971–72 UEFA Cup
Tournament details
Dates 14 September 1971 – 17 May 1972
Teams 64
Final positions
Champions England Tottenham Hotspur (1st title)
Runners-up England Wolverhampton Wanderers
Tournament statistics
Matches played 123
Goals scored 373 (3.03 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ludwig Bründl (10 goals)

The 1971–72 UEFA Cup was the inaugural year of the competition, which effectively replaced the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

It was won by English side Tottenham Hotspur over their countrymen Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–2 on aggregate after a two-legged final.

The tournament was open to the highest-placed European teams that had not qualified for the European Cup or UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. It commenced on 14 September 1971 and concluded on 17 May 1972. A total of 64 football clubs entered the first round draw.

The tournament's top scorer was Ludwig Bründl of Eintracht Braunschweig with ten goals.

First round[edit]

The matches were played on 14–16 and 29–30 September 1971. Teams from the same nation could not be drawn against one another.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hertha BSC West Germany 7–2 Sweden Elfsborg 3–1 (Report) 4–1 (Report)
Dundee Scotland 5–2 Denmark AB 4–2 (Report) 1–0 (Report)
Rosenborg Norway 4–0 Finland HIFK 3–0 (Report) 1–0 (Report)
Vasas Hungary 2–1 Republic of Ireland Shelbourne 1–0 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Glentoran Northern Ireland 1–7 West Germany Eintracht Braunschweig 0–1 (Report) 1–6 (Report)
ÍBK Keflavík Iceland 1–15 England Tottenham Hotspur 1–61 (Report) 0–9 (Report)
Celta Vigo Spain 0–3 Scotland Aberdeen 0–2 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Den Haag Netherlands 7–2 Luxembourg Aris Bonnevoie 5–0 (Report) 2–2 (Report)
Wolverhampton Wanderers England 7–1 Portugal Académica de Coimbra 3–0 (Report) 4–1 (Report)
Saint-Étienne France 2–3 West Germany Köln 1–1 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Lugano Switzerland 1–3 Poland Legia Warsaw 1–3 (Report) 0–0 (Report)
Porto Portugal 1–3 France Nantes 0–2 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Hamburg West Germany 2–4 Scotland St Johnstone 2–1 (Report) 0–3 (Report)
Southampton England 2–3 Spain Athletic Bilbao 2–1 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Bologna Italy 3–1 Belgium Anderlecht 1–1 (Report) 2–0 (Report)
Napoli Italy 1–2 Romania Rapid București 1–0 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Vitória de Setúbal Portugal (a)2–2 France Nîmes Olympique 1–0 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Atlético Madrid Spain 2–2(a) Greece Panionios 2–1 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Carl Zeiss Jena East Germany 4–3 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Plovdiv 3–0 (Report) 1–3 (Report)
Basel Switzerland 2–4 Spain Real Madrid 1–2 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Marsa Malta 0–11 Italy Juventus 0–6 (Report) 0–5 (Report)
Dinamo Zagreb Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 8–2 Bulgaria Botev Vratsa 6–1 (Report) 2–1 (Report)
UTA Arad Romania 5–4 Austria Austria Salzburg 4–1 (Report) 1–3 (Report)
Fenerbahçe Turkey 2–4 Hungary Ferencváros 1–1 (Report) 1–3 (Report)
Milan Italy 7–0 Cyprus Digenis Akritas Morphou 4–0 (Report) 3–0 (Report)
Spartak Moscow Soviet Union 3–2 Czechoslovakia VSS Košice 2–0 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
OFK Beograd Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 6–3 Sweden Djurgården 4–1 (Report) 2–2 (Report)
Željezničar Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 4–3 Belgium Club Brugge 3–0 (Report) 1–3 (Report)
Hallescher FC East Germany 0–2 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0–0 (Report) 0–22
Zagłębie Wałbrzych Poland 4–2 Czechoslovakia Union Teplice 1–0 (Report) 3–2 (Report)
Lierse Belgium 4–2 England Leeds United 0–2 (Report) 4–0 (Report)
Rapid Wien Austria (w/o)3 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër - (Report) - (Report)

1 This match was played in Reykjavík.
2 Following the Hotel 't Silveren Seepaerd fire, Hallescher FC withdrew from the competition after the first leg.
3 Vllaznia Shkodër withdrew from the competition due to visa problems.

First leg[edit]

Hertha BSC West Germany 3–1 Sweden Elfsborg
Hermandung Goal 35'
Varga Goal 44'
Steffenhagen Goal 68'
Rökaas Goal 53'

Dundee Scotland 4–2 Denmark AB
Bryce Goal 8'35'
Wallace Goal 30'
Lambie Goal 68'
Carlson Goal 39'60'

Rosenborg Norway 3–0 Finland HIFK
Mörkved Goal 11'
Hanssen Goal 50'
Meirik Goal 79'
Attendance: 7,575
Referee: Bent Nielsen

Vasas Hungary 1–0 Republic of Ireland Shelbourne
Menczel Goal 80'

Glentoran Northern Ireland 0–1 West Germany Eintracht Braunschweig
Bründl Goal 33'

ÍBK Keflavík Iceland 1–6 England Tottenham Hotspur
Júlíusson Goal 76' Gilzean Goal 7'64'87'
Coates Goal 25'
Mullery Goal 31'59'

Wolverhampton Wanderers England 3–0 Portugal Académica de Coimbra
McAlle Goal 28'
Richards Goal 62'
Dougan Goal 80'
Attendance: 23,349

Porto Portugal 0–2 France Nantes
Marcos Goal 18'81'
Referee: Dominic Byrne (Ireland)

Bologna Italy 1–1 Belgium Anderlecht
Perani Goal 26' Van Himst Goal 60'

OFK Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 4–1 Sweden Djurgården
Zec Goal 9'
Lukić Goal 21'
Santrač Goal 55'
Mešanović Goal 70'
Report Rehnberg Goal 77'

Napoli Italy 1–0 Romania Rapid București
Lupescu Goal 75' (o.g.)

Vitória de Setúbal Portugal 1–0 France Nîmes Olympique
Torres Goal 5' (pen.)
Attendance: 7,480
Referee: Franz Geluck (Belgium)

Basel Switzerland 1–2 Spain Real Madrid
Hasler Goal 32' UEFA report Aguilar Goal 33'
Santillana Goal 75'

Marsa Malta 0–6 Italy Juventus
Haller Goal 32' Goal 60'
Causio Goal 54'
Novellini Goal 63'
Capello Goal 69'
Cuccureddu Goal 88'

Milan Italy 4–0 Cyprus Digenis Akritas Morphou
Villa Goal 32'60'
Magherini Goal 34'
Golin Goal 50'

Second leg[edit]

Académica de Coimbra Portugal 1–4 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
Manuel António Goal 15' Dougan Goal 23'72'90'
McAlle Goal 57'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Laurens van Ravens (Netherlands)

Wolverhampton Wanderers won 7–1 on aggregate.


Nantes France 1–1 Portugal Porto
Maas Goal 77' De Michèle Goal 87' (o.g.)
Referee: Ivan Plaček (Czechoslovakia)

Nantes won 3–1 on aggregate.


Anderlecht Belgium 0–2 Italy Bologna
Savoldi Goal 10'
Rizzo Goal 85'

Bologna won 3–1 on aggregate.


Rapid București Romania 2–0 Italy Napoli
Dumitru Goal 26'
Ene Goal 34'

Rapid București won 2–1 on aggregate.


Nîmes Olympique France 2–1 Portugal Vitória de Setúbal
Machado Goal 58' (o.g.)
Adams Goal 89'
Torres Goal 24'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Curth Nystrand (Sweden)

2–2 on aggregate, Vitória de Setúbal won on away goals rule.


Real Madrid Spain 2–1 Switzerland Basel
Aguilar Goal 48'
Santillana Goal 78'
UEFA report Goal 57' Siegenthaler
Referee: Aurelio Angonese (Italy)

Real Madrid won 4–2 on aggregate.


Juventus Italy 5–0 Malta Marsa
Novellini Goal 18'32'90'
Haller Goal 45'
Furino Goal 63'

Juventus won 11–0 on aggregate.


Digenis Akritas Morphou Cyprus 0–3 Italy Milan
Villa Goal 11'11'
Rivera Goal 65'

Milan won 7–0 on aggregate.


Djurgården Sweden 2–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia OFK Belgrade
Sjöberg Goal 1'
Rehnberg Goal 45'
Report Zec Goal 1'
Đorđevic Goal 70'

OFK Belgrade won 6–3 on aggregate.

Second round[edit]

The matches were played on 19–21 October and 2–4 November 1971. Teams from the same nation could not be drawn against one another.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rosenborg Norway 4–4(a) Belgium Lierse 4–1 (Report) 0–3 (Report)
Rapid București Romania 4–2 Poland Legia Warsaw 4–0 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Köln West Germany 4–5 Scotland Dundee 2–1 (Report) 2–4 (Report)
Den Haag Netherlands 1–7 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–3 (Report) 0–4 (Report)
Željezničar Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (a)3–3 Italy Bologna 1–1 (Report) 2–2 (Report)
Nantes France 0–1 England Tottenham Hotspur 0–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Eintracht Braunschweig West Germany 4–3 Spain Athletic Bilbao 2–1 (Report) 2–2 (Report)
St Johnstone Scotland 2–1 Hungary Vasas 2–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Spartak Moscow Soviet Union 0–4 Portugal Vitória de Setúbal 0–0 (Report) 0–4 (Report)
Milan Italy 5–4 West Germany Hertha BSC 4–2 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
OFK Beograd Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1–5 East Germany Carl Zeiss Jena 1–1 (Report) 0–4 (Report)
Zagłębie Wałbrzych Poland 2–3 Romania UTA Arad 1–1 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Dinamo Zagreb Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2–2(a) Austria Rapid Wien 2–2 (Report) 0–0 (Report)
Real Madrid Spain 3–3(a) Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 3–1 (Report) 0–21 (Report)
Juventus Italy 3–1 Scotland Aberdeen 2–0 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Ferencváros Hungary 6–0 Greece Panionios 6–0 (Report) 2

(Report)

1 This match was played in Den Bosch.
2 Panionios were disqualified after the first leg due to a pitch invasion, thus the return leg was cancelled.

First leg[edit]

Željezničar Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1–1 Italy Bologna
Bukal Goal 75' (pen.) Perani Goal 30'

Spartak Moscow Soviet Union 0–0 Portugal Vitória de Setúbal
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: William John Gow (Wales)

Milan Italy 4–2 West Germany Hertha BSC
Prati Goal 41'85'
Benetti Goal 62'
Biasiolo Goal 65'
Steffenhagen Goal 15'
Beer Goal 51'
Attendance: 30,000

Juventus Italy 2–0 Scotland Aberdeen
Anastasi Goal 5'
G. Murray Goal 55' (o.g.)

Second leg[edit]

Bologna Italy 2–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željezničar
Fedele Goal 15'71' Janković Goal 59'83'

Bologna 3–3 Željezničar on aggregate. Željezničar won on away goals rule.


Vitória de Setúbal Portugal 4–0 Soviet Union Spartak Moscow
Machado Goal 29'
Torres Goal 53'56'
João Goal 77'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Robert Wurtz (France)

Vitória de Setúba won 4–0 on aggregate.


Hertha BSC West Germany 2–1 Italy Milan
Horr Goal 15' (pen.)89' Bigon Goal 13'
Attendance: 18.000
Referee: Carpenter

Milan won 5–4 on aggregate.


Aberdeen Scotland 1–1 Italy Juventus
Harper Goal 78' Anastasi Goal 50'

Juventus won 3–1 on aggregate.

Third round[edit]

The matches were played on 23–24 November and 8 December 1971. Teams from the same nation could not be drawn against one another.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Milan Italy 3–2 Scotland Dundee 3–0 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Carl Zeiss Jena East Germany 0–4 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–1 (Report) 0–3 (Report)
Eintracht Braunschweig West Germany 3–6 Hungary Ferencváros 1–1 (Report) 2–5 (Report)
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 1–4 Belgium Lierse 1–0 (Report) 0–4 (Report)
Rapid Wien Austria 1–5 Italy Juventus 0–1 (Report) 1–4 (Report)
St Johnstone Scotland 2–5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željezničar 1–0 (Report) 1–5 (Report)
Tottenham Hotspur England 5–0 Romania Rapid București 3–0 (Report) 2–0 (Report)
UTA Arad Romania 3–1 Portugal Vitória de Setúbal 3–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)

First leg[edit]

Milan Italy 3–0 Scotland Dundee
Rivera Goal 14'
Stewart Goal 50' (o.g.)
Benetti Goal 71'

Rapid Wien Austria 0–1 Italy Juventus
Bettega Goal 30'
Referee: Biwersi (West Germany)

UTA Arad Romania 3–0 Portugal Vitória de Setúbal
Domide Goal 9'
Sima Goal 16'
Kun Goal 65'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Antoine Queudeville (Luxembourg)

Second leg[edit]

Dundee Scotland 2–0 Italy Milan
Wallace Goal 39'
Duncan Goal 74'

Milan won 3–2 on aggregate.


Juventus Italy 4–1 Austria Rapid Wien
Bettega Goal 8'46'71'
Causio Goal 81' (pen.)
Lorenz Goal 16'
Communale, Turin
Referee: Menning (East Germany)

Juventus won 5–1 on aggregate.


Vitória de Setúbal Portugal 1–0 Romania UTA Arad
José Maria Goal 54'
Attendance: 10,000

UTA Arad won 3–1 on aggregate.

Quarter finals[edit]

The matches were played on 7/9 and 21–24 March 1972.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Milan Italy 3–1 Belgium Lierse 2–0 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
UTA Arad Romania 1–3 England Tottenham Hotspur 0–2 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Ferencváros Hungary (p)3–3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željezničar 1–2 (Report) 2–1 (Report)
Juventus Italy 2–3 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 (Report) 1–2 (Report)

First leg[edit]

Milan Italy 2–0 Belgium Lierse
Rivera Goal 30' (pen.)
Bigon Goal 43'

Juventus Italy 1–1 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
Anastasi Goal 37' McCalliog Goal 65'

Second leg[edit]

Lierse Belgium 1–1 Italy Milan
Vermeyen Goal 82' (pen.) Villa Goal 48'

Milan won 3–1 on aggregate.


Wolverhampton Wanderers England 2–1 Italy Juventus
Hegan Goal 40'
Dougan Goal 52'
Haller Goal 84' (pen.)

Wolverhampton Wanderers won 3–2 on aggregate.

Semi-finals[edit]

The matches were played on 5 and 19 April 1972.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Tottenham Hotspur England 3–2 Italy Milan 2–1 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Ferencváros Hungary 3–4 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–2 (Report) 1–2 (Report)

First leg[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur England 2–1 Italy Milan
Perryman Goal 30'65' Benetti Goal 25'
London

Second leg[edit]

Milan Italy 1–1 England Tottenham Hotspur
Rivera Goal 69' (pen.) Mullery Goal 7'

Tottenham Hotspur won 3–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

Wolverhampton Wanderers England 1–2 England Tottenham Hotspur
McCalliog Goal 72' Report Chivers Goal 57'87'
Attendance: 38,362

Second leg[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur England 1–1 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
Mullery Goal 29' Report Wagstaffe Goal 40'
Attendance: 54,303

Tottenham Hotspur won 3–2 on aggregate.

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