1972 UEFA Cup Final

The 1972 UEFA Cup Final was the final of the first-ever UEFA Cup football tournament. It was a two-legged contest played on 3 May and 17 May 1972 between two English clubs, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur. This was the first-ever UEFA club competition final to feature two teams from the same association.

1972 UEFA Cup Final
Event1971–72 UEFA Cup
on aggregate
First leg
Date3 May 1972
VenueMolineux, Wolverhampton
RefereeTofiq Bahramov (Soviet Union)
Attendance38,362
Second leg
Date17 May 1972
VenueWhite Hart Lane, London
RefereeLaurens van Ravens (Netherlands)
Attendance54,303
1971 (Inter-Cities Fairs Cup)
1973

Tottenham Hotspur won the tie 3–2 on aggregate. A 2–1 victory away from home in the first leg proved decisive for them, with Martin Chivers scoring a remarkable late winner, firing in an unstoppable shot from 25 yards. They then held Wolves to a 1–1 draw in the second leg to win the competition.[1][2]

Road to the finalEdit

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

  Wolverhampton Wanderers Round   Tottenham Hotspur
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
  Académica 7–1 3–0 (H) 4–1 (A) First round   Keflavík 15–1 3–1 (A) 4–0 (H)
  ADO Den Haag 7–1 3–1 (A) 4–0 (H) Second round   Nantes 1–0 0–0 (A) 1–0 (H)
  Carl Zeiss Jena 4–0 1–0 (A) 3–0 (H) Third round   Rapid București 5–0 3–0 (H) 2–0 (A)
  Juventus 3–2 1–1 (A) 2–1 (H) Quarter-finals   UTA Arad 3–1 2–0 (A) 1–1 (H)
  Ferencváros 4–3 2–2 (A) 2–1 (H) Semi-finals   A.C. Milan 3–2 2–1 (H) 1–1 (A)

Match detailsEdit

First legEdit

Wolverhampton Wanderers  1–2  Tottenham Hotspur
McCalliog   72' Report Chivers   57'87'
Attendance: 38,362
 
 
 
 
 
Wolverhampton Wanderers
 
 
 
 
 
Tottenham Hotspur
GK 1   Phil Parkes
DF 2   Bernard Shaw  
DF 3   Gerry Taylor
MF 4   Danny Hegan
MF 5   Frank Munro
MF 6   John McAlle
FW 7   Jim McCalliog (c)
FW 8   Kenny Hibbitt
FW 9   John Richards
FW 10   Derek Dougan
FW 11   Dave Wagstaffe
Substitutes:
DF 12   Derek Parkin
GK 13   Rod Arnold
FW 14   Hugh Curran
MF 15   Steve Daley
FW 16   Peter Eastoe
Manager:
  Bill McGarry
GK 1   Pat Jennings
DF 2   Joe Kinnear  
DF 3   Cyril Knowles
MF 4   Alan Mullery (c)
MF 5   Mike England
MF 6   Phil Beal
FW 7   Alan Gilzean
FW 8   Steve Perryman
FW 9   Martin Chivers
FW 10   Martin Peters
FW 11   Ralph Coates   68'
Substitutes:
DF 12   Ray Evans
GK 13   Barry Daines
DF 14   Terry Naylor
MF 15   John Pratt   68'
FW 16   Jimmy Pearce
Manager:
  Bill Nicholson

Second legEdit

 
 
 
 
 
Tottenham Hotspur
 
 
 
 
 
Wolverhampton Wanderers
GK 1   Pat Jennings
DF 2   Joe Kinnear
DF 3   Cyril Knowles
MF 4   Alan Mullery (c)
MF 5   Mike England
MF 6   Phil Beal
FW 7   Alan Gilzean
FW 8   Steve Perryman
FW 9   Martin Chivers
FW 10   Martin Peters
FW 11   Ralph Coates
Substitutes:
DF 12   Ray Evans
GK 13   Barry Daines
DF 14   Terry Naylor
MF 15   John Pratt
FW 16   Jimmy Pearce
Manager:
  Bill Nicholson
GK 1   Phil Parkes
DF 2   Bernard Shaw
DF 3   Gerry Taylor
MF 4   Danny Hegan
MF 5   Frank Munro
MF 6   John McAlle
FW 7   Jim McCalliog (c)
FW 8   Kenny Hibbitt   55'
FW 9   John Richards
FW 10   Derek Dougan   84'
FW 11   Dave Wagstaffe
Substitutes:
DF 12   Derek Parkin
GK 13   Rod Arnold
MF 14   Mike Bailey   55'
FW 15   Hugh Curran   84'
MF 16   Steve Daley
Manager:
  Bill McGarry

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "On this day: Wolves lose the first UEFA Cup final". Express and Star. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Martin Chivers on Tottenham's 1972 UEFA Cup win". UEFA. 17 October 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2018.

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