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The 1960 European Cup Final was the fifth final in the history of the European Cup, and was contested between Real Madrid of Spain and Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest football matches ever played.[1] Madrid won 7–3 in front of a crowd of over 127,000 people at Glasgow's Hampden Park. Frankfurt reached the final through an impressive 12–4 aggregate victory over Scottish champions Rangers, whereas Madrid overcame their bitter rivals FC Barcelona 6–2 over two legs.[2]

1960 European Cup Final
1960 European Cup Final programme.jpg
Match programme cover
Event1959–60 European Cup
Date18 May 1960
VenueHampden Park, Glasgow
RefereeJack Mowat (Scotland)

The match was initially in doubt as the West German FA had banned their clubs from taking part in matches with any team containing Ferenc Puskás after the Hungarian had alleged the West German team had used drugs in 1954. Puskás had to make a formal written apology before the match could take place.[3]

Puskás and Di Stefano are two of only three players to have scored a hat-trick in a European Cup or Champions League final (Puskas being the only one to ever score four goals), with the other being Pierino Prati for A.C. Milan in their 4–1 victory over AFC Ajax in the 1969 European Cup Final. Puskás repeated the feat in the 1962 European Cup Final.


Route to the finalEdit

  Real Madrid Round   Eintracht Frankfurt
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
  Jeunesse Esch 12–2 7–0 (H) 5–2 (A) First round   Young Boys 5–2 4–1 (A) 1–1 (H)
  Nice 6–3 2–3 (A) 4–0 (H) Quarter-finals   Wiener Sport-Club 3–2 2–1 (H) 1–1 (A)
  Barcelona 6–2 3–1 (H) 3–1 (A) Semi-finals   Rangers 12–4 6–1 (H) 6–3 (A)



Real Madrid  7–3  Eintracht Frankfurt
Di Stéfano   27'30'73'
Puskás   45+1'56' (pen.)60'71'
Report Kress   18'
Stein   72'75'
Attendance: 127,621
Referee: Jack Mowat (Scotland)
Real Madrid
Eintracht Frankfurt
GK 1   Rogelio Domínguez
RB 2   Marquitos
LB 3   Pachín
RH 4   José María Vidal
CB 5     José Santamaría
LH 6   José María Zárraga (c)
OR 7   Canário
IR 8   Luis del Sol
CF 9     Alfredo Di Stéfano
IL 10   Ferenc Puskás
OL 11   Francisco Gento
  Miguel Muñoz
GK 1   Egon Loy
RB 2   Friedel Lutz
LB 3   Hermann Höfer
RH 4   Hans Weilbächer (c)
CB 5   Hans-Walter Eigenbrodt
LH 6   Dieter Stinka
OR 7   Richard Kress
IR 8   Dieter Lindner
CF 9   Erwin Stein
IL 10   Alfred Pfaff
OL 11   Erich Meier
  Paul Oßwald

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • European Cup 1959/60 from UEFA
  • European Cup 1959/60 from RSSSF
  • "European Champion Clubs' Cup – History" (PDF). UEFA. p. 165. Retrieved 26 May 2011.


  1. ^ "The greatest matches of all time". The Daily Telegraph. London. 4 July 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. ^ "1959/60: Dazzling Madrid crush Frankfurt". Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  3. ^ Hesse-Lichtenburger, Ulrich (2003). Tor! The Story of German Football. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-9540134-5-5.