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The 60th edition of the KNVB Cup started on October 8, 1977. The final was played on May 5, 1978: AZ from Alkmaar (at the time called AZ'67) beat Ajax 1–0 and won the cup for the first time. During the quarter and semi-finals, two-legged matches were played.

1977–1978
CountryNetherlands
Teams46
Defending championsFC Twente
ChampionsAZ'67
Runners-upAjax

Contents

TeamsEdit

First roundEdit

The matches of the first round were played on October 8 and 9, 1977.

Home team Result Away team
PEC Zwolle 1 1–1 (p) FC Eindhoven 1
SC Cambuur 1 2–0 FC Den Bosch 1
SVV 1 (p) 3-3 BSV Limburgia A
SC Veendam 1 5–2 Helmond Sport 1
FC Wageningen 1 1–0 SC Amersfoort 1
Willem II 1 0–1 [1] VV DWV A
IJsselmeervogels A 2–1 sc Heerenveen 1
Home team Result Away team
VV DOVO A 2–1 RKAV Volendam A
Excelsior 1 5–0 VV Rheden A
FC Dordrecht 1 0–1 SC BVV A
FC Groningen 1 2–0 HFC EDO A
FC Vlaardingen 1 3–0 Enschedese Boys A
Fortuna Sittard 1 3–2 (aet) De Graafschap 1
SC Heracles 1 1–0 MVV 1

1 Eerste Divisie; A Amateur teams

Second roundEdit

The matches of the second round were played on November 19 and 20, 1977. The Eredivisie clubs entered the tournament here.

Home team Result Away team
HFC Haarlem E 1–0 NEC E
PSV E 6–0 SVV
Sparta E 5–0 SC Heracles
Vitesse Arnhem E 3–0 FC Den Haag E
FC Volendam E 3–3 (p) FC Utrecht E
FC Wageningen 2–0 (aet) FC VVV E
IJsselmeervogels 1–3 FC Groningen
AZ'67 E 2–0 Fortuna Sittard (on December 14)
Home team Result Away team
Ajax E 4–1 Telstar E
VV DOVO 0–3 SC Veendam
VV DWV 0–1 (aet) Roda JC E
FC Eindhoven 3–1 (aet) SC Cambuur
Excelsior 3–2 NAC E
FC Vlaardingen 0–3 FC Amsterdam E
Feyenoord E 3–0 SC BVV
Go Ahead Eagles E 2–1 (aet) FC Twente E

E Eredivisie

Round of 16Edit

The matches of the round of 16 were played between December 21 and 26, 1977.

Home team Result Away team
Ajax 7–0 FC Eindhoven
AZ'67 1–0 FC Amsterdam
Excelsior 2–1 FC Groningen
PSV 1–6 FC Wageningen
Roda JC 1–0 HFC Haarlem
Sparta 1–0 Go Ahead Eagles
SC Veendam 2–1 Feyenoord
Vitesse Arnhem 4–3 (aet) FC Utrecht

Quarter finalsEdit

The quarter finals were played on February 1 and March 15, 1978.

Team 1 Aggregate Team 2 Match 1 Match 2
Roda JC 1–4 Ajax 0–3 1–1
SC Veendam 2–4 Excelsior 2–1 0–3 [2]
Vitesse Arnhem 0–4 Sparta 0–2 0–2
FC Wageningen 1–3 AZ'67 1–2 0–1

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-finals were played on March 30 and April 19, 1978.

Team 1 Aggregate Team 2 Match 1 Match 2
Excelsior 1–5 AZ'67 1–2 0–3
Sparta 2–3 Ajax 2–1 0–2

FinalEdit

AZ'67 1–0 Ajax
Van Rijnsoever: 1–0 May 5, 1978
Amsterdam

AZ would participate in the Cup Winners' cup

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Willem II – VV DWV has also been reported as 1–2, see external link: RSSSF.
  2. ^ The second BV Veendam – Excelsior has also been reported as 1–3, see external link: RSSSF

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