1975–76 Yugoslav Cup

The 1975–76 Yugoslav Cup was the 28th 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.

1975–76 Yugoslav Football Cup
28th Marshal Tito Cup
Dates3 September 1975 –
25 May 1976
Teams32 (final rounds)
Defending championsHajduk Split
ChampionsHajduk Split (5th title)
Runners-upDinamo Zagreb
Matches played31


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.

After single-year tournaments in 1973 and 1974 which saw finals played on 29 November (Republic Day), in 1975–76 the tournament format returned to the more traditional September–May schedule, with the final moved to 25 May, 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).

Since the cup winner was always meant to be decided on or around the national holiday at the JNA Stadium in capital Belgrade, and to avoid unfair home advantage this would give to Belgrade-based clubs, the Football Association of Yugoslavia adopted the rule in the late 1960s according to which 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 in the capital), with the second leg always played in Belgrade. This rule was used for all cup finals from 1969 to 1988, when a single-legged final was adopted permanently.

Round Legs Date Fixtures Clubs
First round (round of 32) Single 3 September 1975 16 32 → 16
Second round (round of 16) Single 23 September 1975 8 16 → 8
Quarter-finals Single 28 February 1976 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Single 7 April 1976 2 4 → 2
Final Single 25 May 1976 1 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 Čelik Zenica 1–0 Partizan
2 Famos Hrasnica 2–0 Vardar
3 Jedinstvo Bihać 1–3 Radnički Pirot
4 Lovćen Cetinje 2–1 Proleter Zrenjanin
5 OFK Belgrade 0–2 Dinamo Zagreb
6 Olimpija Ljubljana 0–1 Hajduk Split
7 Osijek 0–1 Radnički Niš
8 Prishtina 2–3 Istra Pula
9 Red Star 3–1 Rijeka
10 Sarajevo 0–4 NK Zagreb
11 Sloboda Tuzla 5–0 AFK Ada
12 Šumadija Aranđelovac 1–1 (5–4 p) Bor
13 Timok Zaječar 0–2 Željezničar Sarajevo
14 Vardar II 4–1 Mura
15 Velež 2–1 Radnički Kragujevac
16 Vojvodina 5–1 Cement Beočin

Second roundEdit

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Dinamo Zagreb 3–1 Sloboda Tuzla
2 Istra Pula 0–1 Famos Hrasnica
3 NK Zagreb 1–0 Velež
4 Radnički Niš 1–6 Hajduk Split
5 Radnički Pirot 4–2 Red Star
6 Šumadija Aranđelovac 5–2 Lovćen Cetinje
7 Vojvodina 3–1 (a.e.t.) Vardar II
8 Željezničar Sarajevo 1–0 Čelik Zenica


Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Dinamo Zagreb 2–0 Radnički Pirot
2 Famos Hrasnica 0–0 (5–4 p) Vojvodina
3 Hajduk Split 1–0 (a.e.t.) Šumadija Aranđelovac
4 NK Zagreb 2–1 Željezničar Sarajevo


Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Hajduk Split 2–0 Famos Hrasnica
2 NK Zagreb 2–4 Dinamo Zagreb


Hajduk Split1–0 (a.e.t.)Dinamo Zagreb
Šurjak   105'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Marijan Raus (Varaždin)
Hajduk Split
Dinamo Zagreb
GK 1   Ivan Katalinić
DF 2   Mario Boljat
DF 3   Vedran Rožić  
DF 4   Šime Luketin
DF 5   Luka Peruzović
DF 6   Ivan Buljan
FW 7   Slaviša Žungul
MF 8   Dražen Mužinić
MF 9   Željko Mijač  
FW 10   Jurica Jerković
MF 11   Ivica Šurjak
DF ?   Vilson Džoni  
MF ?   Vančo Balevski  
  Tomislav Ivić
GK 1   Želimir Stinčić
DF 2   Srećko Huljić
DF 3   Čedomir Jovičević
MF 4   Velimir Zajec
MF 5   Filip Blašković
DF 6   Ivica Miljković
FW 7   Ivica Senzen
DF 8   Džemal Mustedanagić
FW 9   Zlatko Kranjčar
MF 10   Rajko Janjanin  
FW 11   Dragutin Vabec
FW ?   Mario Bonić  
  Mirko Bazić

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit