1932 Mitropa Cup

The 1932 season of the Mitropa Cup football club tournament was won by an Italian club for the first time.

1932 Mitropa Cup
Tournament details
Dates10 June – 17 July 1932
Teams8
Final positions
ChampionsItaly AGC Bologna (1st title)
Runners-upAustria First Vienna
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Top scorer(s)Italy Renato Cesarini (5 goals)
1931
1933

The winners were AGC Bologna; after they defeated the holders, First Vienna in the semi-finals, they were awarded the cup as the final was scratched after Juventus and Slavia Prague, who contested the other semi-final, were both ejected from the competition following stone throwing and a pitch invasion in Prague, in what has been described as the worst violence ever in the competition's history.[1] In one incident, Slavia goalkeeper František Plánička was badly injured when he was hit by a stone thrown by a spectator.[2]

Despite the violence, Hugo Meisl, president of the Austrian Football Association, described the competition as a doubly valuable public magnet (Diese Mitropa-Cup-Konkurrenz erscheint ein doppelt schätzbarer Magnet für das Publikum zu sein).[1]

This was the sixth edition of the tournament. Renato Cesarini of Juventus was the highest scorer with five goals.

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Slavia Prague   3 - 1   Admira Wien 3 - 0 0 - 1
AGC Bologna   5 - 3   Sparta Prague 5 - 0 0 - 3
Juventus   7 - 3   Ferencváros 4 - 0 3 - 3
First Vienna   6 - 4   Újpest 5 - 3 1 - 1

SemifinalsEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
AGC Bologna   2 - 1   First Vienna 2 - 0 0 - 1
Slavia Prague   4 - 2   Juventus 4 - 0 0 - 21

1 The match was abandoned with Juventus leading 2-0 after the crowd, enraged Slavia had conceded two quick goals in the match and resorted to obstruction and time wasting, threw stones onto the pitch. After a stone hit and seriously injured Slavia goalkeeper František Plánička, Slavia's team walked off; both team's fans invaded the pitch in response, leaving Slavia pinned in their dressing rooms for hours while 1,500 soldiers and policemen formed a cordon. Slavia Prague and Juventus FC were both ejected from the competition.

AGC Bologna  2–0  First Vienna
Maini   60'
Sansone   89'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: František Cejnar (Czechoslovakia)

First Vienna  1–0  AGC Bologna
Schönwetter   13' (pen.)
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: René Mercet (Switzerland)

FinalsEdit

The final was scratched and Bologna were awarded the cup after Slavia Prague and Juventus were both ejected from the competition.

1932 Mitropa Cup Champions
 
Bologna
1st Title

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals
1   Renato Cesarini   Juventus 5
2   Franz Schönwetter   First Vienna 4
3   Vlastimil Kopecký   Slavia Prague 3
  Bruno Maini   Rapid Wien
  František Svoboda   Slavia Prague
  György Sárosi   Ferencváros
  Raimundo Orsi   Juventus

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Scharnbeck, Johannes (2007-05-24). "Ein doppelter Publikumsmagnet". 11 Freunde. Archived from the original on 2007-09-06. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
  2. ^ Mitropa Cup 1932 report - by Karel Stokkermans, RSSSF, 1999. Retrieved 2008-09-21