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The 1971–72 UEFA Cup was the inaugural year of the competition, which effectively replaced the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

1971–72 UEFA Cup
Tournament details
Dates14 September 1971 – 17 May 1972
Teams64
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Tottenham Hotspur (1st title)
Runners-upEngland Wolverhampton Wanderers
Tournament statistics
Matches played123
Goals scored373 (3.03 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ludwig Bründl (10 goals)

It was won by English side Tottenham Hotspur over their countrymen Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–2 on aggregate after a two-legged final.

The tournament was open to the highest-placed European teams that had not qualified for the European Cup or UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. It commenced on 14 September 1971 and concluded on 17 May 1972.

A total of 64 football clubs entered the first round draw. Team distribution was inherited from the Fairs Cup with only little changes: seat cessions between Denmark and Sweden and between Scotland and East Germany were yet decided. Three nations never joined the Fairs Cup, so Yugoslavia ceded a team to near Albania, Greece to near Cyprus, while a place for Soviet Union was obtained from the holders.[1]

The tournament's top scorer was Ludwig Bründl of Eintracht Braunschweig with ten goals.

Contents

First roundEdit

The matches were played on 14–16 and 29–30 September 1971. Teams from the same nation could not be drawn against one another.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hertha BSC   7–2   Elfsborg 3–1 (Report) 4–1 (Report)
Dundee   5–2   AB 4–2 (Report) 1–0 (Report)
Rosenborg   4–0   HIFK 3–0 (Report) 1–0 (Report)
Vasas   2–1   Shelbourne 1–0 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Glentoran   1–7   Eintracht Braunschweig 0–1 (Report) 1–6 (Report)
ÍBK Keflavík   1–15   Tottenham Hotspur 1–61 (Report) 0–9 (Report)
Celta Vigo   0–3   Aberdeen 0–2 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Den Haag   7–2   Aris Bonnevoie 5–0 (Report) 2–2 (Report)
Wolverhampton Wanderers   7–1   Académica de Coimbra 3–0 (Report) 4–1 (Report)
Saint-Étienne   2–3   Köln 1–1 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Lugano   1–3   Legia Warsaw 1–3 (Report) 0–0 (Report)
Porto   1–3   Nantes 0–2 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Hamburg   2–4   St Johnstone 2–1 (Report) 0–3 (Report)
Southampton   2–3   Athletic Bilbao 2–1 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Bologna   3–1   Anderlecht 1–1 (Report) 2–0 (Report)
Napoli   1–2   Rapid București 1–0 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Vitória de Setúbal   (a)2–2   Nîmes Olympique 1–0 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Atlético Madrid   2–2(a)   Panionios 2–1 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Carl Zeiss Jena   4–3   Lokomotiv Plovdiv 3–0 (Report) 1–3 (Report)
Basel   2–4   Real Madrid 1–2 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Marsa   0–11   Juventus 0–6 (Report) 0–5 (Report)
Dinamo Zagreb   8–2   Botev Vratsa 6–1 (Report) 2–1 (Report)
UTA Arad   5–4   Austria Salzburg 4–1 (Report) 1–3 (Report)
Fenerbahçe   2–4   Ferencváros 1–1 (Report) 1–3 (Report)
Milan   7–0   Digenis Akritas Morphou 4–0 (Report) 3–0 (Report)
Spartak Moscow   3–2   VSS Košice 2–0 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
OFK Beograd   6–3   Djurgården 4–1 (Report) 2–2 (Report)
Željezničar   4–3   Club Brugge 3–0 (Report) 1–3 (Report)
Hallescher FC   0–2   PSV Eindhoven 0–0 (Report) 0–22
Zagłębie Wałbrzych   4–2   Union Teplice 1–0 (Report) 3–2 (Report)
Lierse   4–2   Leeds United 0–2 (Report) 4–0 (Report)
Rapid Wien   (w/o)3   Vllaznia Shkodër - (Report) - (Report)

1 This match was played in Reykjavík.
2 Following the Hotel 't Silveren Seepaerd fire, Hallescher FC withdrew from the competition after the first leg.
3 Vllaznia Shkodër withdrew from the competition due to visa problems.

First legEdit

Hertha BSC  3–1  Elfsborg
Hermandung   35'
Varga   44'
Steffenhagen   68'
Rökaas   53'

Dundee  4–2  AB
Bryce   8'35'
Wallace   30'
Lambie   68'
Carlson   39'60'

Rosenborg  3–0  HIFK
Mörkved   11'
Hanssen   50'
Meirik   79'
Attendance: 7,575
Referee: Bent Nielsen

Vasas  1–0  Shelbourne
Menczel   80'

Glentoran  0–1  Eintracht Braunschweig
Bründl   33'

ÍBK Keflavík  1–6  Tottenham Hotspur
Júlíusson   76' Gilzean   7'64'87'
Coates   25'
Mullery   31'59'

Wolverhampton Wanderers  3–0  Académica de Coimbra
McAlle   28'
Richards   62'
Dougan   80'

Porto  0–2  Nantes
Marcos   18'81'
Referee: Dominic Byrne (Ireland)

Bologna  1–1  Anderlecht
Perani   26' Van Himst   60'

OFK Belgrade  4–1  Djurgården
Zec   9'
Lukić   21'
Santrač   55'
Mešanović   70'
Report Rehnberg   77'

Napoli  1–0  Rapid București
Lupescu   75' (o.g.)

Vitória de Setúbal  1–0  Nîmes Olympique
Torres   5' (pen.)
Attendance: 7,480
Referee: Franz Geluck (Belgium)

Basel  1–2  Real Madrid
Hasler   32' UEFA report Aguilar   33'
Santillana   75'

Marsa  0–6  Juventus
Haller   32'   60'
Causio   54'
Novellini   63'
Capello   69'
Cuccureddu   88'

Milan  4–0  Digenis Akritas Morphou
Villa   32'60'
Magherini   34'
Golin   50'

Second legEdit

Académica de Coimbra  1–4  Wolverhampton Wanderers
Manuel António   15' Dougan   23'72'90'
McAlle   57'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Laurens van Ravens (Netherlands)

Wolverhampton Wanderers won 7–1 on aggregate.


Nantes  1–1  Porto
Maas   77' De Michèle   87' (o.g.)

Nantes won 3–1 on aggregate.


Anderlecht  0–2  Bologna
Savoldi   10'
Rizzo   85'

Bologna won 3–1 on aggregate.


Rapid București  2–0  Napoli
Dumitru   26'
Ene   34'

Rapid București won 2–1 on aggregate.


Nîmes Olympique  2–1  Vitória de Setúbal
Machado   58' (o.g.)
Adams   89'
Torres   24'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Curth Nystrand (Sweden)

2–2 on aggregate, Vitória de Setúbal won on away goals rule.


Real Madrid  2–1  Basel
Aguilar   48'
Santillana   78'
UEFA report   57' Siegenthaler
Referee: Aurelio Angonese (Italy)

Real Madrid won 4–2 on aggregate.


Juventus  5–0  Marsa
Novellini   18'32'90'
Haller   45'
Furino   63'

Juventus won 11–0 on aggregate.


  Tottenham Hotspur9-0ÍBK Keflavík  
Chivers   8'19'44'
Perryman   24'
Coates   44'
Knowles   65'
Gilzean   77'78'
Holder   86'

Tottenham won 15–1 on aggregate.


Digenis Akritas Morphou  0–3  Milan
Villa   11'11'
Rivera   65'

Milan won 7–0 on aggregate.


OFK Belgrade won 6–3 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

The matches were played on 19–21 October and 2–4 November 1971. Teams from the same nation could not be drawn against one another.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rosenborg   4–4(a)   Lierse 4–1 (Report) 0–3 (Report)
Rapid București   4–2   Legia Warsaw 4–0 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Köln   4–5   Dundee 2–1 (Report) 2–4 (Report)
Den Haag   1–7   Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–3 (Report) 0–4 (Report)
Željezničar   (a)3–3   Bologna 1–1 (Report) 2–2 (Report)
Nantes   0–1   Tottenham Hotspur 0–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Eintracht Braunschweig   4–3   Athletic Bilbao 2–1 (Report) 2–2 (Report)
St Johnstone   2–1   Vasas 2–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Spartak Moscow   0–4   Vitória de Setúbal 0–0 (Report) 0–4 (Report)
Milan   5–4   Hertha BSC 4–2 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
OFK Beograd   1–5   Carl Zeiss Jena 1–1 (Report) 0–4 (Report)
Zagłębie Wałbrzych   2–3   UTA Arad 1–1 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Dinamo Zagreb   2–2(a)   Rapid Wien 2–2 (Report) 0–0 (Report)
Real Madrid   3–3(a)   PSV Eindhoven 3–1 (Report) 0–21 (Report)
Juventus   3–1   Aberdeen 2–0 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Ferencváros   6–0   Panionios 6–0 (Report) 2

(Report)

1 This match was played in Den Bosch.
2 Panionios were disqualified after the first leg due to a pitch invasion, thus the return leg was cancelled.

First legEdit

Željezničar  1–1  Bologna
Bukal   75' (pen.) Perani   30'

Spartak Moscow  0–0  Vitória de Setúbal
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: William John Gow (Wales)

Milan  4–2  Hertha BSC
Prati   41'85'
Benetti   62'
Biasiolo   65'
Steffenhagen   15'
Beer   51'
Attendance: 30,000

Nantes  0-0  Tottenham Hotspur
Attendance: 20,033

Juventus  2–0  Aberdeen
Anastasi   5'
G. Murray   55' (o.g.)

Second legEdit

Tottenham Hotspur  1-0  Nantes
Peters   13'
Attendance: 32,630

Bologna  2–2  Željezničar
Fedele   15'71' Janković   59'83'

Bologna 3–3 Željezničar on aggregate. Željezničar won on away goals rule.


Vitória de Setúbal  4–0  Spartak Moscow
Machado   29'
Torres   53'56'
João   77'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Robert Wurtz (France)

Vitória de Setúba won 4–0 on aggregate.


Hertha BSC  2–1  Milan
Horr   15' (pen.)89' Bigon   13'
Attendance: 18.000
Referee: Carpenter

Milan won 5–4 on aggregate.


Aberdeen  1–1  Juventus
Harper   78' Anastasi   50'

Juventus won 3–1 on aggregate.

Third roundEdit

The matches were played on 23–24 November and 8 December 1971. Teams from the same nation could not be drawn against one another.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Milan   3–2   Dundee 3–0 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Carl Zeiss Jena   0–4   Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–1 (Report) 0–3 (Report)
Eintracht Braunschweig   3–6   Ferencváros 1–1 (Report) 2–5 (Report)
PSV Eindhoven   1–4   Lierse 1–0 (Report) 0–4 (Report)
Rapid Wien   1–5   Juventus 0–1 (Report) 1–4 (Report)
St Johnstone   2–5   Željezničar 1–0 (Report) 1–5 (Report)
Tottenham Hotspur   5–0   Rapid București 3–0 (Report) 2–0 (Report)
UTA Arad   3–1   Vitória de Setúbal 3–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)

First legEdit

Milan  3–0  Dundee
Rivera   14'
Stewart   50' (o.g.)
Benetti   71'

Rapid Wien  0–1  Juventus
Bettega   30'
Referee: Biwersi (West Germany)

UTA Arad  3–0  Vitória de Setúbal
Domide   9'
Sima   16'
Kun   65'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Antoine Queudeville (Luxembourg)

Tottenham Hotspur  3–0  Rapid Bucuresti
Peters   1'
Chivers   35'63'
Attendance: 30,702

Second legEdit

Dundee  2–0  Milan
Wallace   39'
Duncan   74'

Milan won 3–2 on aggregate.


Juventus  4–1  Rapid Wien
Bettega   8'46'71'
Causio   81' (pen.)
Lorenz   16'
Communale, Turin
Referee: Menning (East Germany)

Juventus won 5–1 on aggregate.


Vitória de Setúbal  1–0  UTA Arad
José Maria   54'
Attendance: 10,000

UTA Arad won 3–1 on aggregate.


Rapid Bucuresti  0-2  Tottenham Hotspur
Pearce   58'
Chivers   84'

Quarter finalsEdit

The matches were played on 7/9 and 21–24 March 1972.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Milan   3–1   Lierse 2–0 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
UTA Arad   1–3   Tottenham Hotspur 0–2 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Ferencváros   (p)3–3   Željezničar 1–2 (Report) 2–1 (Report)
Juventus   2–3   Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 (Report) 1–2 (Report)

First legEdit

Milan  2–0  Lierse
Rivera   30' (pen.)
Bigon   43'

Ferencváros  1–2  FK Željezničar
Albert   12' Bukal   27'
Sprečo   43'
Attendance: 32.871
Referee: John Wright Peterson, (Scotland)

Juventus  1–1  Wolverhampton Wanderers
Anastasi   37' McCalliog   65'

Second legEdit

Lierse  1–1  Milan
Vermeyen   82' (pen.) Villa   48'

Milan won 3–1 on aggregate.


FK Željezničar  1–2 (p. 4-5)  Ferencváros
Sprečo   29'   29'
Brankovits   60'
Attendance: 12.298

3–3 on aggregate. Ferencváros won 4-5 on penalties.


Wolverhampton Wanderers  2–1  Juventus
Hegan   40'
Dougan   52'
Haller   84' (pen.)

Wolverhampton Wanderers won 3–2 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

The matches were played on 5 and 19 April 1972.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Tottenham Hotspur   3–2   Milan 2–1 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Ferencváros   3–4   Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–2 (Report) 1–2 (Report)

First legEdit

Tottenham Hotspur  2–1  Milan
Perryman   30'65' Benetti   25'
London

Ferencváros  2–2  Wolverhampton Wanderers
Szőke   30' (pen.)
Albert   33'
Richards   18'
Munro   80'
Attendance: 35.000
Referee: Rudolf Scheurer (Swiss)

Second legEdit

Milan  1–1  Tottenham Hotspur
Rivera   69' (pen.) Mullery   7'

Tottenham Hotspur won 3–2 on aggregate.


  Wolverhampton Wanderers2–1Ferencváros  
Dailey   1'
Munro   45'
  47'
Attendance: 38.262
Referee: Mihas Hristos (Greek)

Wolverhampton Wanderers won 4-3 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

First legEdit

Wolverhampton Wanderers  1–2  Tottenham Hotspur
McCalliog   72' Report Chivers   57'87'

Second legEdit

Tottenham Hotspur  1–1  Wolverhampton Wanderers
Mullery   29' Report Wagstaffe   40'
Attendance: 54,303

Tottenham Hotspur won 3–2 on aggregate.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ UEFA Cup consequently had not a place for its holders, differently from the European and the Cupwinners Cup. This fact was not seen as a problem, under the idea that a club winning the UEFA Cup should be so strong to qualify through its championship: it was true until Inter Milan's victory in 1994.