1966 European Cup Final

The 1966 European Cup Final was a football match held at the Heysel Stadium, Brussels, on 11 May 1966 that saw Real Madrid of Spain defeat FK Partizan of Yugoslavia 2–1 to win the 1965–66 European Cup title.

1966 European Cup Final
1966 European Cup Final programme.jpg
Match programme cover
Event1965–66 European Cup
Date11 May 1966
VenueHeysel Stadium, Brussels
RefereeRudolf Kreitlein (West Germany)

Route to the finalEdit

Real Madrid Round Partizan
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
  Feyenoord 6–2 1–2 (A) 5–0 (H) Prelim. round   Nantes 4–2 2–0 (H) 2–2 (A)
  Kilmarnock 7–3 2–2 (A) 5–1 (H) First round   Werder Bremen 3–1 3–0 (H) 0–1 (A)
  Anderlecht 4–3 0–1 (A) 4–2 (H) Quarter-finals   Sparta Prague 6–4 1–4 (A) 5–0 (H)
  Internazionale 2–1 1–0 (H) 1–1 (A) Semi-finals   Manchester United 2–1 2–0 (H) 0–1 (A)



The final was a competitive match. First Partizan took the lead through a goal by Velibor Vasović in the 55th minute, but Real Madrid soon took over, getting an equaliser in the 70th minute from Spanish international Amancio Amaro. Real Madrid got the winner in the 76th minute from Fernando Serena. With this goal, Real Madrid sealed their win and became European Champions once again.

This was Real Madrid's sixth European Cup triumph in the 11 years of the tournament's existence. However, Los Blancos would not win the competition again until 1998, when Predrag Mijatović–– who was, ironically, a former Partizan player–– scored the winning goal in the 66th minute of the final.


Real Madrid  2–1  Partizan
Amancio   70'
Serena   76'
Report Vasović   55'
Real Madrid
GK 1   José Araquistáin
RB 2   Pachín
LB 3   Manuel Sanchís
RM 4   Pirri
CB 5   Pedro de Felipe
CB 6   Ignacio Zoco
RF 7   Fernando Serena
CF 8   Amancio Amaro
CF 9   Ramón Grosso
LM 10   Manuel Velázquez
LF 11   Francisco Gento (c)
  Miguel Muñoz
GK 1   Milutin Šoškić (c)
RB 2   Fahrudin Jusufi
LB 3   Ljubomir Mihajlović
CM 4   Radoslav Bečejac
CB 5   Velibor Vasović
CB 6   Branko Rašović
RF 7   Mane Bajić
CM 8   Vladica Kovačević
CF 9   Mustafa Hasanagić
CF 10   Milan Galić
LF 11   Josip Pirmajer
  Abdulah Gegić

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "UEFA Champions League – Statistics Handbook 2012/13" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. p. 130. Retrieved 22 September 2013.

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