1973 Yugoslav Cup

The 1973 Yugoslav Cup was the 26th season of the top football knockout competition in SFR Yugoslavia, the Yugoslav Cup (Serbo-Croatian: Kup Jugoslavije), also known as the "Marshal Tito Cup" (Kup Maršala Tita), since its establishment in 1946.

1973 Yugoslav Football Cup
26th Marshal Tito Cup
CountryYugoslavia
Dates12 August 1973 –
28 November 1973
Teams32
Defending championsHajduk Split
ChampionsHajduk Split (3rd title)
Runners-upRed Star Belgrade
Matches played32
1974

CalendarEdit

The Yugoslav Cup was a tournament for which clubs from all tiers of the football pyramid were eligible to enter. In addition, amateur teams put together by individual Yugoslav People's Army garrisons and various factories and industrial plants were also encouraged to enter, which meant that each cup edition could have several thousands of teams in its preliminary stages. These teams would play through a number of qualifying rounds before reaching the first round proper, in which they would be paired with top-flight teams.

Unlike most cup finals played since the late 1950s which had been traditionally scheduled to coincide with the end of the football league season and Youth Day celebrated on 25 May (a national holiday in Yugoslavia which also doubled as the official commemoration of Josip Broz Tito's birthday), the 1973 and 1974 cups were played over only four months, with finals played in November in capital Belgrade, to coincide with Republic Day on 29 November.

Since the final was always meant to be determined on or around a national holiday at the JNA Stadium in capital Belgrade, and to avoid unfair advantage this would give to Belgrade-based clubs, the Football Association of Yugoslavia adopted the rule in the late 1960s which said that the final could be played as a one-legged tie (in cases when both finalists are from outside Belgrade) or double-legged (when at least one of them is based the capital), with the second leg always played in Belgrade. This rule was used for all eight cup finals involving Belgrade clubs played from 1970 to 1985.

Round Legs Date played Fixtures Clubs
First round (round of 32) Single 12 August 1973 16 32 → 16
Second round (round of 16) Single 29 August 1973 8 16 → 8
Quarter-finals Single 3 October 1973 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Single 14 November 1973 2 4 → 2
Final Double 21 and 28 November 1973 2 2 → 1

First roundEdit

In the following tables winning teams are marked in bold; teams from outside top level are marked in italic script.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Borac Bosanski Šamac 0–4 OFK Belgrade
2 Čelik Zenica 3–2 Bor
3 Hajduk Kula 0–5 Šumadija Aranđelovac
4 Hajduk Split 5–1 Vardar
5 Maribor 4–0 Lovćen Cetinje
6 Ohrid 3–4 Borac Banja Luka
7 Red Star 2–0 Dinamo Pančevo
8 Rudar Kakanj 1–1 (5–4 p) Sarajevo
9 Sloboda Tuzla 0–1 Partizan
10 RNK Split 1–0 Spartak Subotica
11 Timok Zaječar 3–1 Dinamo Zagreb
12 Trepča 0–2 Radnički Niš
13 Velež 1–0 Belišće
14 Vojvodina 1–0 Sloboda Titovo Užice
15 NK Zagreb 3–0 Sutjeska Nikšić
16 Željezničar Sarajevo 3–0 Olimpija Ljubljana

Second roundEdit

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Borac Banja Luka 2–0 Velež
2 Čelik Zenica 0–1 Red Star
3 Maribor 3–1 Rudar Kakanj
4 OFK Belgrade 3–1 Vojvodina
5 Partizan 1–4 NK Zagreb
6 RNK Split 0–5 Hajduk Split
7 Šumadija Aranđelovac 0–1 Radnički Niš
8 Timok Zaječar 1–8 Željezničar Sarajevo

Quarter-finalsEdit

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Hajduk Split 3–0 (a.e.t.) Borac Banja Luka
2 OFK Belgrade 1–3 Željezničar Sarajevo
3 Radnički Niš 0–1 Red Star
4 NK Zagreb 3–1 Maribor

Semi-finalsEdit

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Red Star 7–2 NK Zagreb
2 Željezničar Sarajevo 1–1 (3–4 p) Hajduk Split

FinalEdit

First legEdit

Hajduk Split1–1Red Star
Žungul   57' Karasi   17'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: V. Ljujić (Belgrade)
HAJDUK SPLIT:
GK     Ivan Katalinić
DF     Luka Peruzović
DF     Dragan Holcer (c)
DF     Ivan Buljan
DF     Vedran Rožić
MF     Dražen Mužinić
MF     Branko Oblak  
MF     Ivica Šurjak
FW     Jurica Jerković
FW     Mićun Jovanić  
FW     Slaviša Žungul
Substitutes:
MF     Željko Mijač  
DF     Vilson Džoni  
Manager:
  Tomislav Ivić
RED STAR:
GK     Olja Petrović
DF     Nikola Jovanović
DF     Kiril Dojčinovski
DF     Miroslav Pavlović
MF     Vladislav Bogićević
MF     Petar Baralić
MF     Jovan Aćimović
MF     Vladimir Petrović
FW     Vojin Lazarević
FW     Aleksandar Panajotović
FW     Stanislav Karasi
Manager:
  Miljan Miljanić

Second legEdit

Red Star1–2Hajduk Split
Panajotović   87' Žungul   27'
Jerković   67'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Željko Kurir (Split)
RED STAR:
GK     Olja Petrović
DF     Nikola Jovanović  
DF     Kiril Dojčinovski
DF     Miroslav Pavlović
MF     Vladislav Bogićević
MF     Petar Baralić
MF     Jovan Aćimović
MF     Vladimir Petrović
FW     Vojin Lazarević
FW     Aleksandar Panajotović
FW     Stanislav Karasi
Substitutes:
MF     Zoran Antonijević  
Manager:
  Miljan Miljanić
HAJDUK SPLIT:
GK     Rizah Mešković
DF     Luka Peruzović  
DF     Dragan Holcer (c)
DF     Ivan Buljan
DF     Vedran Rožić
DF     Vilson Džoni
MF     Dražen Mužinić
MF     Branko Oblak
MF     Ivica Šurjak
FW     Jurica Jerković
FW     Slaviša Žungul
Substitutes:
DF     Mario Boljat  
Manager:
  Tomislav Ivić

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