1960–61 European Cup Winners' Cup

The 1960–61 season of the European Cup Winners' Cup club football tournament was won by Italian club Fiorentina in two-legged final victory against Rangers of Scotland.

1960–61 European Cup Winners' Cup
Tournament details
Dates1 August 1960 – 27 May 1961
Final positions
ChampionsItaly Fiorentina (1st title)
Runners-upScotland Rangers
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored60 (3.33 per match)

Organised by the Mitropa Cup committee, this tournament's edition was recognised by UEFA in 1963, after lobbying by the Italian Football Federation.[1] This was the first season that the tournament took place for the winners of each European country's domestic cup, and was the only one to be decided in a two-legged final. Only ten sides entered the competition,[2] partially due to the low expectations for the new tournament among association football fans,[1] and also to the unofficial nature of this edition.

It is a myth that the low number of entrants was due to few countries already having a domestic cup competition:[1] as happened for the first edition of the European Cup, entrance criteria could be changed by each national federation. Fiorentina entered as runners-up to Juventus in both Coppa Italia and Serie A, Czechoslovakia sent the winners of an unofficial League Cup, and both Hungary and East Germany enrolled their league runners-up.

Preliminary roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rangers   5–4   Ferencváros 4–2 1–2
ASK Vorwärts Berlin   2–3   Rudá Hvězda Brno 2–1 0–2

First legEdit

Rangers  4–2  Ferencváros
Davis   52'
Millar   57'86'
Brand   73'
Report 2
Orosz   17'
Friedmanszky   79'
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Václav Korelus

Second legEdit

Ferencváros  2–1  Rangers
Orosz   18'
Friedmanszky   48'
Report 2
Wilson   61'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Erich Steiner

Rangers won 5–4 on aggregate.

Rudá Hvězda Brno won 3–2 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Borussia Mönchengladbach   0–11   Rangers 0–3 0–8
Austria Wien   2–5   Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 0–5
FC Lucerne   2–9   Fiorentina 0–3 2–6
Rudá Hvězda Brno   0–2   Dinamo Zagreb 0–0 0–2

First legEdit

Austria Wien  2–0  Wolverhampton Wanderers
Riegler   71'
Huschek   86'
Report 2
Attendance: 20,000

FC Lucerne  0–3  Fiorentina
Report 2
Petris   3'
Hamrin   35'81'
Attendance: 11,000

Second legEdit

Rangers  8–0  Borussia Mönchengladbach
Baxter   2'
Brand   17'44'51'
Pfeiffer   31' (o.g.)
Millar   45'53'
Davis   65'
Report 2
Attendance: 38,174

Rangers won 11–0 on aggregate.

Wolverhampton Wanderers  5–0  Austria Wien
Kirkham   1'26'
Mason   35'
Broadbent   70'72'
Report 2

Wolverhampton Wanderers won 5–2 on aggregate.

Fiorentina  6–2  FC Lucerne
Antoninho   28'52'75'
Hamrin   33' (pen.)46'
Milan   38'
Report 2
Frey   43'
Hahn   55'

Fiorentina won 9–2 on aggregate.

Dinamo Zagreb won 2–0 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rangers   3–1   Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 1–1
Fiorentina   4–2   Dinamo Zagreb 3–0 1–2

First legEdit

Rangers  2–0  Wolverhampton Wanderers
Scott   33'
Brand   84'
Report 2
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Cesare Jonni

Second legEdit

Rangers won 3–1 on aggregate.

Fiorentina won 4–2 on aggregate.


First legEdit

Rangers  0–2  Fiorentina
Report 2
Milan   12'88'
Attendance: 80,000

Second legEdit

Fiorentina  2–1  Rangers
Milan   13'
Hamrin   86'
Report 2
Scott   60'
Attendance: 50,000

Fiorentina won 4–1 on aggregate.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Vieli, André, ed. (August 2010). "European Cup Winners' Cup makes its debut" (PDF). uefa.direct. Nyon: Union of European Football Associations (100): 15. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  2. ^ The two German nations and the two major British nations were the sole non-Mitropa members to join the competition.

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