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1967 European Cup Winners' Cup Final

The 1967 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match contested between Bayern Munich of West Germany and Rangers of Scotland. The match took place at the Städtisches Stadion in Nuremberg, West Germany on 31 May 1967 in front of a crowd of 69,480. It was the final match of the 1966–67 European Cup Winners' Cup competition and the seventh European Cup Winners' Cup final. The competition was one of three football competitions that was run by UEFA at that time. Both teams had to go through four qualifying rounds before reaching the final.

1967 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
1967 European Cup Winners' Cup Final programme.jpg
Match programme cover
Event1966–67 European Cup Winners' Cup
After extra time
Date31 May 1967
VenueStädtisches Stadion, Nuremberg
RefereeConcetto Lo Bello (Italy)

The final finished 0–0 over 90 minutes. Rangers had a goal disallowed during regulation time. In extra time, Bayern scored through Franz Roth and the match ended 1–0. It was Bayern's first European trophy.


Route to the finalEdit

  Bayern Munich   Rangers
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
  Tatran Prešov 4–3 1–1 (A) 3–2 (H) First round   Glentoran 5–1 1–1 (A) 4–0 (H)
  Shamrock Rovers 4–3 1–1 (A) 3–2 (H) Second round   Borussia Dortmund 2–1 2–1 (H) 0–0 (A)
  Rapid Wien 2–1 0–1 (A) 2–0 (aet) (H) Quarter-finals   Real Zaragoza 2–2 (c) 2–0 (H) 0–2 (aet) (A)
  Standard Liège 5–1 2–0 (H) 3–1 (A) Semi-finals   Slavia Sofia 2–0 1–0 (A) 1–0 (H)


Rangers began their campaign by defeating Glentoran 5-1 on aggregate and were then drawn to play the defending champions Borussia Dortmund in the second round. Rangers won the tie 2-1 on aggregate. In the quarter final Rangers defeated Real Zaragoza from Spain on the toss of a coin after the tie was drawn 2-2 after both legs and extra time had been played. Rangers reached their second European final after beating Slavia Sofia 2-0 on aggregate in the semi final.[1]

Bayern MunichEdit

Bayern Munich defeated TJ Tatran Presov and Shamrock Rovers 4-3 on aggregate in the first and second rounds. Munich won 2-1 after extra time against Rapid Wien in the quarter final before winning the semi final against Standard liege 5-1 on aggregate to reach the final in Nuremberg.[1]



This was the first European final Bayern Munich had contested and it was played in Nuremberg, Germany. Although several thousand Scots travelled for the match Bayern had the home support advantage. Bayern Munich's team contained arguably some of the best German footballers of all time including Sepp Maier, Franz Beckenbauer and Gerd Müller.[1]

Rangers were the first British club to play in a European final in 1961. Six days before the 1967 final Rangers rivals Celtic had won the European Cup in Lisbon and it was the first time two teams from the same city had contested the two main European finals. This achievement put additional pressure on Rangers.[1][2] Rangers striker Alex Willoughby was left out of the team in favour of defender Roger Hynd, who had been promoted to the first team on account of his goalscoring feats in Rangers' second XI. Willoughby had been a prolific scorer for Rangers in the preceding months.[3] Rangers' cause was not helped by their chairman John Lawrence describing Rangers' forward line as 'makeshift' (it included three half-backs).


The final was held in the Städtisches Stadion, Nuremberg

Both teams strength lay in their defence. Rangers dominated the first half while Bayern played stronger in the second.[1] Roger Hynd who was traditionally a central defender played as a striker for Rangers and had a goal disallowed during the 90 minutes.[3] Hynd also missed a good chance after being set up by Dave Smith.[3] The match was goalless after 90 minutes and went into extra time. Bayern scored the only goal of the game when Franz Roth took advantage of hesitancy in the Rangers defence and lobbed Norrie Martin.[1][3]

Match detailsEdit

Bayern Munich  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Rangers
Roth   109' Evening Times Report
Bayern Munich
GK 1   Sepp Maier
CB 2   Peter Kupferschmidt
LB 3   Werner Olk (c)
MF 4   Franz Roth
CB 5   Franz Beckenbauer
RB 6   Hans Nowak
RW 7   Rudolf Nafziger
CF 8   Rainer Ohlhauser
CF 9   Gerd Müller
MF 10   Dieter Koulmann
LW 11   Dieter Brenninger
  Zlatko Čajkovski
GK 1   Norrie Martin
RB 2   Kai Johansen
LB 3   David Provan
CB 4   Sandy Jardine
CB 5   Ronnie McKinnon
CM 6   John Greig (c)
RM 7   Willie Henderson
CM 8   Dave Smith
FW 9   Roger Hynd
FW 10   Alex Smith
LM 11   Willie Johnston
  Scot Symon

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f "1966/67: Bayern exploit home advantage". Uefa. Archived from the original on 30 June 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  2. ^ "When Euro glory evaded Rangers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "1967 & all that". The Herald. Retrieved 21 December 2013.

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