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.
|Event||1971–72 UEFA Cup|
|Date||3 May 1972|
|Referee||Tofiq Bahramov (Soviet Union)|
|Date||17 May 1972|
|Venue||White Hart Lane, London|
|Referee||Laurens van Ravens (Netherlands)|
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.
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)|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||1–2||Tottenham Hotspur|
|McCalliog 72'||Report||Chivers 57', 87'|
|Tottenham Hotspur||1–1||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|Mullery 29'||Report||Wagstaffe 40'|
- "On this day: Wolves lose the first UEFA Cup final". Express and Star. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
- "Martin Chivers on Tottenham's 1972 UEFA Cup win". UEFA. 17 October 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
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