1976–77 Yugoslav Cup

The 1976–77 Yugoslav Cup was the 29th season of the top football knockout competition in SFR Yugoslavia, the Yugoslav Cup (Croatian: Kup Jugoslavije, Macedonian: Куп на Југославија, Serbian: Куп Југославије, Slovenian: Pokal Jugoslavije, ), also known as the "Marshal Tito Cup" (Kup Maršala Tita), since its establishment in 1946.

1976–77 Yugoslav Football Cup
29th Marshal Tito Cup
CountryYugoslavia
Dates13 October 1976 –
24 May 1977
Teams32 (final rounds)
Defending championsHajduk Split
ChampionsHajduk Split (6th title)
Runners-upBudućnost Titograd
Matches played31
Goals scored101 (3.26 per match)

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.

The tournament proper was held from September to May, with the final played on 24 May, 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).

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 13 October 1976 16 32 → 16
Second round (round of 16) Single 1 December 1976 8 16 → 8
Quarter-finals Single 27 February 1977 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Single 13 April 1977 2 4 → 2
Final Single 24 May 1977 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 Borac Banja Luka 5–1 Dinamo Zagreb
2 Dinamo Vinkovci 2–1 Trepča
3 Hajduk Split 1–0 Čelik Zenica
4 Istra Pula 2–3 Novi Sad
5 OFK Titograd 0–2 Sloboda Tuzla
6 Partizan 1–0 Željezničar
7 Pobeda Prilep 1–3 Budućnost Titograd
8 Radnički Pirot 2–1 Radnički Kragujevac
9 Rijeka 1–0 Napredak Kruševac
10 Rudar Kakanj 4–1 Mercator
11 Sarajevo 2–1 Red Star Belgrade
12 Sloga Doboj 1–2 Radnički Niš
13 Spartak Subotica 2–5 Rad
14 Vardar 1–0 Velež
15 Vojvodina 2–0 Olimpija Ljubljana
16 NK Zagreb 6–1 OFK Belgrade

Second roundEdit

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Borac Banja Luka 1–1 (2–3 p) Hajduk Split
2 Budućnost Titograd 1–0 Rudar Kakanj
3 Dinamo Vinkovci 3–2 Radnički Pirot
4 Novi Sad 1–0 Rijeka
5 Rad 1–2 Radnički Niš
6 Sarajevo 3–0 Partizan
7 Sloboda Tuzla 4–2 NK Zagreb
8 Vardar 5–3 Vojvodina

Quarter-finalsEdit

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Budućnost Titograd 3–2 Sarajevo
2 Hajduk Split 1–1 (5–4 p) Vardar
3 Novi Sad 1–1 (4–1 p) Dinamo Vinkovci
4 Radnički Niš 2–1 Sloboda Tuzla

Semi-finalsEdit

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Hajduk Split 2–0 Novi Sad
2 Radnički Niš 1–1 (4–5 p) Budućnost Titograd

FinalEdit

Hajduk Split2–0 (a.e.t.)Budućnost Titograd
Luketin   100'
Žungul   114'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Vlado Tauzes (Ljubljana)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hajduk Split
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Budućnost Titograd
GK 1   Ivan Katalinić
MF 2   Marin Kurtela  
DF 3   Vedran Rožić
DF 4   Šime Luketin
DF 5   Luka Peruzović
DF 6   Mario Boljat
FW 7   Slaviša Žungul
MF 8   Dražen Mužinić
FW 9   Boriša Đorđević
FW 10   Davor Čop  
MF 11   Ivica Šurjak
Substitutes:
DF ?   Zoran Vujović  
DF ?   Ivica Kalinić
FW ?   Zlatko Vujović  
Manager:
  Josip Duvančić
GK     Momčilo Vujačić
    Nikola Janković
    Rajko Folić  
    Janko Miročević
    Vojislav Vukčević
    Čedomir Milošević
    Dragomir Kovačević  
    Radovan Bošković
    Mojaš Radonjić
    Ante Miročević
    Petar Ljumović
Substitutes:
    Momčilo Božović  
    Dragan Vujović  
Manager:
  Marko Valok

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