1971–72 UEFA Cup

The 1971–72 UEFA Cup was the inaugural year of the UEFA Cup (now known as the UEFA Europa League), which effectively replaced the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

1971–72 UEFA Cup
Tournament details
Dates14 September 1971 (1971-09-14) – 17 May 1972 (1972-05-17)
Teams63[1] (from 31 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Tottenham Hotspur (1st title)
Runners-upEngland Wolverhampton Wanderers
Tournament statistics
Matches played122
Goals scored368 (3.02 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ludwig Bründl (Eintracht Braunschweig, 10 goals)

It was won by English side Tottenham Hotspur over their countrymen Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–2 on aggregate after a two-legged final.

The tournament was open to the highest-placed European teams that had not qualified for the European Cup or UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. It commenced on 14 September 1971 and concluded on 17 May 1972.

A total of 64 football clubs entered the first round draw.

The tournament's top scorer was Ludwig Bründl of Eintracht Braunschweig with ten goals.

BracketEdit

First round Second round Third round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
  Glentoran 0 1
  Braunschweig 1 6   Braunschweig 2 2
  Southampton 2 0   Athletic Bilbao 1 2
  Athletic Bilbao 1 2   Braunschweig 1 2
  Fenerbahçe 1 1   Ferencváros 1 5
  Ferencváros 1 3   Ferencváros (w/o) 6
  Atlético Madrid 2 0   Panionios 0
  Panionios (a) 1 1   Ferencváros (p) 1 2 (5)
  Hamburg 2 0   Željezničar 2 1 (4)
  St Johnstone 1 3   St Johnstone 2 0
  Vasas 1 1   Vasas 0 1
  Shelbourne 0 1   St Johnstone 1 1
  Željezničar 3 1   Željezničar 0 5
  Club Brugge 0 3   Željezničar (a) 1 2
  Bologna 1 2   Bologna 1 2
  Anderlecht 1 0   Ferencváros 2 1
  Dinamo Zagreb 6 2   Wolves 2 2
  Botev Vratsa 1 1   Dinamo Zagreb 2 0
  Rapid Wien (w/o)   Rapid Wien (a) 2 0
  Vllaznia   Rapid Wien 0 1
  Marsa 0 0   Juventus 1 4
  Juventus 6 5   Juventus 2 1
  Celta Vigo 0 0   Aberdeen 0 1
  Aberdeen 2 1   Juventus 1 1
  OFK Beograd 4 2   Wolves 1 2
  Djurgården 1 2   OFK Beograd 1 0
  Carl Zeiss Jena 3 1   Carl Zeiss Jena 1 4
  Lokomotiv Plovdiv 0 3   Carl Zeiss Jena 0 0
  ADO Den Haag 5 2   Wolves 1 3
  Aris Bonnevoie 0 2   ADO Den Haag 1 0 Final
  Wolves 3 4   Wolves 3 4
  Académica 0 1   Wolves 1 1
  Zagłębie Wałbrzych 1 3   Tottenham 2 1
  Teplice 0 2   Zagłębie Wałbrzych 1 1
  UTA Arad 4 1   UTA Arad (a.e.t.) 1 2
  Austria Salzburg 1 3   UTA Arad 3 0
  Spartak Moscow 2 1   Vitória de Setúbal 0 1
  Košice 0 2   Spartak Moscow 0 0
  Vitória de Setúbal (a) 1 1   Vitória de Setúbal 0 4
  Nîmes 0 2   UTA Arad 0 1
  Porto 0 1   Tottenham 2 1
  Nantes 2 1   Nantes 0 0
  Keflavík 1 0   Tottenham 0 1
  Tottenham 6 9   Tottenham 3 2
  Napoli 1 0   Rapid București 0 0
  Rapid București 0 2   Rapid București 4 0
  Lugano 1 0   Legia Warsaw 0 2
  Legia Warsaw 3 0   Tottenham 2 1
  Milan 4 3   Milan 1 1
  Akritas 0 0   Milan 4 1
  Hertha 3 4   Hertha 2 2
  Elfsborg 1 1   Milan 3 0
  Saint-Étienne 1 1   Dundee 0 2
  Köln 1 2   Köln 2 2
  Dundee 4 1   Dundee 1 4
  AB 2 0   Milan 2 1
  Basel 1 1   Lierse 0 1
  Real Madrid 2 2   Real Madrid 3 0
  Chemie Halle 0   PSV (a) 1 2
  PSV (w/o) 0   PSV 1 0
  Rosenborg 3 1   Lierse 0 4
  HIFK Helsinki 0 0   Rosenborg 4 0
  Lierse 0 4   Lierse (a) 1 3
  Leeds United 2 0

First roundEdit

Teams from the same nation could not be drawn against one another.

SummaryEdit

First legs were played on 14–16 September 1971 (except one match which was played on 22 September). Second legs were played on 29–30 September 1971 (except one match which was played on 6 October).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rapid Wien   (w/o)1   Vllaznia
Fenerbahçe   2–4   Ferencváros 1–1 1–3
ADO Den Haag   7–2   Aris Bonnevoie 5–0 2–2
Keflavík   1–15   Tottenham Hotspur 1–62 0–9
Glentoran   1–7   Eintracht Braunschweig 0–1 1–6
Vitória de Setúbal   (a)2–2   Nîmes 1–0 1–2
Carl Zeiss Jena   4–3   Lokomotiv Plovdiv 3–0 1–3
UTA Arad   5–4   Austria Salzburg 4–1 1–3
OFK Beograd   6–3   Djurgården 4–1 2–2
Marsa   0–11   Juventus 0–6 0–5
Vasas   2–1   Shelbourne 1–0 1–1
Zagłębie Wałbrzych   4–2   Teplice 1–0 3–2
Spartak Moscow   3–2   Košice 2–0 1–2
Željezničar   4–3   Club Brugge 3–0 1–3
Dinamo Zagreb   8–2   Botev Vratsa 6–1 2–1
Hamburg   2–4   St Johnstone 2–1 0–3
Hertha   7–2   Elfsborg 3–1 4–1
Rosenborg   4–0   HIFK Helsinki 3–0 1–0
Basel   2–4   Real Madrid 1–2 1–2
Chemie Halle   0–0   PSV 0–0 3
Lierse   4–2   Leeds United 0–2 4–0
Celta Vigo   0–3   Aberdeen 0–2 0–1
Saint-Étienne   2–3   Köln 1–1 1–2
Dundee   5–2   AB 4–2 1–0
Lugano   1–3   Legia Warsaw 1–3 0–0
Southampton   2–3   Athletic Bilbao 2–1 0–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers   7–1   Académica 3–0 4–1
Napoli   1–2   Rapid București 1–0 0–2
Bologna   3–1   Anderlecht 1–1 2–0
Porto   1–3   Nantes 0–2 1–1
Atlético Madrid   2–2(a)   Panionios 2–1 0–1
Milan   7–0   Akritas 4–0 3–0

1 Vllaznia withdrew after Austrian immigration officials declined to issue visas for their team to enter the country.
2 This match was played in Reykjavík.
3 Chemie Halle withdrew after the first leg following the Hotel 't Silveren Seepaerd fire.

MatchesEdit

First leg
Rapid Wien  Cancelled  Vllaznia
Report
Second leg
Vllaznia  Cancelled  Rapid Wien
Report

Vllaznia withdrew after Austrian immigration officials declined to issue visas for their team to enter the country; Rapid Wien were awarded a walkover.


First leg
Fenerbahçe  1–1  Ferencváros
  • Yaşar Mumcu   59'
Report
Second leg
Ferencváros  3–1  Fenerbahçe
Report

Ferencváros won 4–2 on aggregate.


First leg
ADO Den Haag  5–0  Aris Bonnevoie
Report
Second leg
Aris Bonnevoie  2–2  ADO Den Haag
Report

ADO Den Haag won 7–2 on aggregate.


First leg
Keflavík  1–6  Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Second leg
Tottenham Hotspur  9–0  Keflavík
Report

Tottenham Hotspur won 15–1 on aggregate.


First leg
Glentoran  0–1  Eintracht Braunschweig
Report
Second leg
Eintracht Braunschweig  6–1  Glentoran
Report

Eintracht Braunschweig won 7–1 on aggregate.


First leg
Vitória de Setúbal  1–0  Nîmes
Report
Second leg
Nîmes  2–1  Vitória de Setúbal
Report

2–2 on aggregate; Vitória de Setúbal won on away goals.


First leg
Carl Zeiss Jena  3–0  Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Report
Second leg
Lokomotiv Plovdiv  3–1  Carl Zeiss Jena
Report

Carl Zeiss Jena won 4–3 on aggregate.


First leg
UTA Arad  4–1  Austria Salzburg
Report
Second leg
Austria Salzburg  3–1  UTA Arad
Report

UTA Arad won 5–4 on aggregate.


First leg
OFK Beograd  4–1  Djurgården
Report
Second leg
Djurgården  2–2  OFK Beograd
Report

OFK Beograd won 6–3 on aggregate.


First leg
Marsa  0–6  Juventus
Report
Second leg
Juventus  5–0  Marsa
Report

Juventus won 11–0 on aggregate.


First leg
Vasas  1–0  Shelbourne
Report
Second leg
Shelbourne  1–1  Vasas
Report

Vasas won 2–1 on aggregate.


First leg
Zagłębie Wałbrzych  1–0  Teplice
Report
Second leg
Teplice  2–3  Zagłębie Wałbrzych
Report

Zaglebie Walbrzych won 4–2 on aggregate.


First leg
Spartak Moscow  2–0  Košice
Report
Second leg
Košice  2–1  Spartak Moscow
Report

Spartak Moscow won 3–2 on aggregate.


First leg
Željezničar  3–0  Club Brugge
Report
Second leg
Club Brugge  3–1  Željezničar
Report

Željezničar won 4–3 on aggregate.


First leg
Dinamo Zagreb  6–1  Botev Vratsa
Report
Second leg
Botev Vratsa  1–2  Dinamo Zagreb
Report

Dinamo Zagreb won 8–2 on aggregate.


First leg
Hamburg  2–1  St Johnstone
Report
Second leg
St Johnstone  3–0  Hamburg
Report

St Johnstone won 4–2 on aggregate.


First leg
Hertha  3–1  Elfsborg
Report
Second leg
Elfsborg  1–4  Hertha
Report

Hertha won 7–2 on aggregate.


First leg
Rosenborg  3–0  HIFK Helsinki
Report
Second leg
HIFK Helsinki  0–1  Rosenborg
Report

Rosenborg won 4–0 on aggregate.


First leg
Basel  1–2  Real Madrid
Report
Second leg
Real Madrid  2–1  Basel
Report

Real Madrid won 4–2 on aggregate.


First leg
Chemie Halle  0–0  PSV
Report
Second leg
PSV  Cancelled  Chemie Halle
Report

Chemie Halle withdrew ahead of the return leg due to the Eindhoven hotel fire that claimed the life of Halle's 21-year-old midfielder Wolfgang Hoffmann one day before the match. PSV were awarded a walkover.[4]


First leg
Lierse  0–2  Leeds United
Report
Second leg
Leeds United  0–4  Lierse
Report

Lierse won 4–2 on aggregate.


First leg
Celta Vigo  0–2  Aberdeen
Report
Second leg
Aberdeen  1–0  Celta Vigo
Report

Aberdeen won 3–0 on aggregate.


First leg
Saint-Étienne  1–1  Köln
Report
Second leg
Köln  2–1  Saint-Étienne
Report

Köln won 3–2 on aggregate.


First leg
Dundee  4–2  AB
Report
Second leg
AB  0–1  Dundee
Report

Dundee won 5–2 on aggregate.


First leg
Lugano  1–3  Legia Warsaw
Report
Second leg
Legia Warsaw  0–0  Lugano
Report

Legia Warsaw won 3–1 on aggregate.


First leg
Southampton  2–1  Athletic Bilbao
Report
Second leg
Athletic Bilbao  2–0  Southampton
Report

Athletic Bilbao won 3–2 on aggregate.


First leg
Wolverhampton Wanderers  3–0  Académica
Report
Second leg
Académica  1–4  Wolverhampton Wanderers
Report

Wolverhampton Wanderers won 7–1 on aggregate.


First leg
Napoli  1–0  Rapid București
Report
Attendance: 21,993
Second leg
Rapid București  2–0  Napoli
Report

Rapid București won 2–1 on aggregate.


First leg
Bologna  1–1  Anderlecht
Report
Second leg
Anderlecht  0–2  Bologna
Report

Bologna won 3–1 on aggregate.


First leg
Porto  0–2  Nantes
Report
Second leg
Nantes  1–1  Porto
Report

Nantes won 3–1 on aggregate.


First leg
Atlético Madrid  2–1  Panionios
Report
Second leg
Panionios  1–0  Atlético Madrid
Report

2–2 on aggregate; Panionios won on away goals.


First leg
Milan  4–0  Akritas
Report
Second leg
Akritas  0–3  Milan
Report

Milan won 7–0 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

Teams from the same nation could not be drawn against one another.

SummaryEdit

First legs were played on 19–21 October 1971. Second legs were played on 2–4 November 1971.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rapid București   4–2   Legia Warsaw 4–0 0–2
Köln   4–5   Dundee 2–1 2–4
Zagłębie Wałbrzych   2–3   UTA Arad 1–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)
OFK Beograd   1–5   Carl Zeiss Jena 1–1 0–4
Dinamo Zagreb   2–2(a)   Rapid Wien 2–2 0–0
Željezničar   (a)3–3   Bologna 1–1 2–2
Ferencváros   6–0   Panionios 6–0 1
Eintracht Braunschweig   4–3   Athletic Bilbao 2–1 2–2
Rosenborg   4–4(a)   Lierse 4–1 0–3
ADO Den Haag   1–7   Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–3 0–4
Nantes   0–1   Tottenham Hotspur 0–0 0–1
St Johnstone   2–1   Vasas 2–0 0–1
Milan   5–4   Hertha 4–2 1–2
Real Madrid   3–3(a)   PSV 3–1 0–22
Spartak Moscow   0–4   Vitória de Setúbal 0–0 0–4
Juventus   3–1   Aberdeen 2–0 1–1

1 After the final whistle in the first leg, visiting Panionios fans invaded the pitch and attacked Ferencváros players, match officials, and Hungarian police. Panionios were ejected from the competition.
2 This match was played in 's-Hertogenbosch.

MatchesEdit

First leg
Rapid București  4–0  Legia Warsaw
Report
Second leg
Legia Warsaw  2–0  Rapid București
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Gyula Emsberger (Hungary)

Rapid București won 4–2 on aggregate.


First leg
Köln  2–1  Dundee
Report
Second leg
Dundee  4–2  Köln
Report

Dundee won 5–4 on aggregate.


First leg
Zagłębie Wałbrzych  1–1  UTA Arad
Report
Second leg
UTA Arad  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Zagłębie Wałbrzych
Report

UTA Arad won 3–2 on aggregate.


First leg
OFK Beograd  1–1  Carl Zeiss Jena
Report
Second leg
Carl Zeiss Jena  4–0  OFK Beograd
Report

Carl Zeiss Jena won 5–1 on aggregate.


First leg
Dinamo Zagreb  2–2  Rapid Wien
Report
Second leg
Rapid Wien  0–0  Dinamo Zagreb
Report

2–2 on aggregate; Rapid Wien won on away goals.


First leg
Željezničar  1–1  Bologna
Report
Second leg
Bologna  2–2  Željezničar
Report

3–3 on aggregate; Željezničar won on away goals.


First leg
Ferencváros  6–0  Panionios
Report
Second leg
Panionios  Cancelled  Ferencváros
Report

After the final whistle in the first leg, visiting Panionios fans invaded the pitch and attacked Ferencváros players, match officials, and Hungarian police. Panionios were ejected from the competition. Ferencváros were awarded a walkover.


First leg
Eintracht Braunschweig  2–1  Athletic Bilbao
Report
Second leg
Athletic Bilbao  2–2  Eintracht Braunschweig
Report

Eintracht Braunschweig won 4–3 on aggregate.


First leg
Rosenborg  4–1  Lierse
Report
Second leg
Lierse  3–0  Rosenborg
Report

4–4 on aggregate; Lierse won on away goals.


First leg
ADO Den Haag  1–3  Wolverhampton Wanderers
Report
Second leg
Wolverhampton Wanderers  4–0  ADO Den Haag
Report

Wolverhampton Wanderers won 7–1 on aggregate.


First leg
Nantes  0–0  Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Second leg
Tottenham Hotspur  1–0  Nantes
Report

Tottenham Hotspur won 1–0 on aggregate.


First leg
St Johnstone  2–0  Vasas
Report
Second leg
Vasas  1–0  St Johnstone
Report

St Johnstone won 2–1 on aggregate.


First leg
Milan  4–2  Hertha
Report
Second leg
Hertha  2–1  Milan
Report

Milan won 5–4 on aggregate.


First leg
Real Madrid  3–1  PSV
Report
Second leg
PSV  2–0  Real Madrid
Report

3–3 on aggregate; PSV won on away goals.


First leg
Spartak Moscow  0–0  Vitória de Setúbal
Report
Second leg
Vitória de Setúbal  4–0  Spartak Moscow
Report

Vitória de Setúbal won 4–0 on aggregate.


First leg
Juventus  2–0  Aberdeen
Report
Second leg
Aberdeen  1–1  Juventus
Report

Juventus won 3–1 on aggregate.

Third roundEdit

Teams from the same nation could not be drawn against one another.

SummaryEdit

First legs were played on 23–24 November 1971. Second legs were played on 8 and 15 December 1971.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Carl Zeiss Jena   0–4   Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–1 0–3
UTA Arad   3–1   Vitória de Setúbal 3–0 0–1
Rapid Wien   1–5   Juventus 0–1 1–4
Eintracht Braunschweig   3–6   Ferencváros 1–1 2–5
PSV   1–4   Lierse 1–0 0–4
St Johnstone   2–5   Željezničar 1–0 1–5
Milan   3–2   Dundee 3–0 0–2
Tottenham Hotspur   5–0   Rapid București 3–0 2–0

MatchesEdit

First leg
Carl Zeiss Jena  0–1  Wolverhampton Wanderers
Report
Second leg
Wolverhampton Wanderers  3–0  Carl Zeiss Jena
Report

Wolverhampton Wanderers won 4–0 on aggregate.


First leg
UTA Arad  3–0  Vitória de Setúbal
Report
Second leg
Vitória de Setúbal  1–0  UTA Arad
Report
Attendance: 10,000

UTA Arad won 3–1 on aggregate.


First leg
Rapid Wien  0–1  Juventus
Report
Second leg
Juventus  4–1  Rapid Wien
Report

Juventus won 5–1 on aggregate.


First leg
Eintracht Braunschweig  1–1  Ferencváros
Report
Second leg
Ferencváros  5–2  Eintracht Braunschweig
Report

Ferencváros won 6–3 on aggregate.


First leg
PSV  1–0  Lierse
Report
Second leg
Lierse  4–0  PSV
Report

Lierse won 4–1 on aggregate.


First leg
St Johnstone  1–0  Željezničar
Report
Second leg
Željezničar  5–1  St Johnstone
Report

Željezničar won 5–2 on aggregate.


First leg
Milan  3–0  Dundee
Report
Second leg
Dundee  2–0  Milan
Report

Milan won 3–2 on aggregate.


First leg
Tottenham Hotspur  3–0  Rapid București
Report
Attendance: 30,702
Referee: Robert Schaut (Belgium)
Second leg
Rapid București  0–2  Tottenham Hotspur
Report

Tottenham Hotspur won 5–0 on aggregate.

Quarter-finalsEdit

SummaryEdit

First legs were played on 23 February, 7 and 9 March 1972. Second legs were played on 7, 21 and 22 March 1972.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Milan   3–1   Lierse 2–0 1–1
UTA Arad   1–3   Tottenham Hotspur 0–2 1–1
Juventus   2–3   Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 1–2
Ferencváros