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1960–61 European Cup Winners' Cup

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The 1960-61 season of the European Cup Winners' Cup club football tournament was won by Italian club Fiorentina in two-legged final victory against Rangers of Scotland.

1960–61 European Cup Winners' Cup
Tournament details
Dates 1 August 1960 – 27 May 1961
Teams 10
Final positions
Champions Italy Fiorentina (1st title)
Runners-up Scotland Rangers
Tournament statistics
Matches played 18
Goals scored 60 (3.33 per match)

Organised by the Mitropa Cup committee, this tournament's edition was recognised by UEFA in 1963, after lobbying by the Italian Football Federation.[1] This was the first season that the tournament took place for the winners of each European country's domestic cup, and was the only one to be decided in a two-legged final. Only ten sides entered the competition,[2] partially due to the low expectations for the new tournament among association football fans,[1] and also to the unofficial nature of this edition.

It is a myth that the low number of entrants was due to few countries already having a domestic cup competition:[1] as happened for the first edition of the European Cup, entrance criteria could be changed by each national federation. Fiorentina entered as runners-up to Juventus in both Coppa Italia and Serie A, Czechoslovakia sent the winners of an unofficial League Cup, and both Hungary and East Germany enrolled their league runners-up.

Contents

Preliminary roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rangers   5–4   Ferencváros 4–2 1–2
Vorwärts Berlin   2–3   Rudá Hvězda Brno 2–1 0–2

First legEdit

28 September 1960
Rangers   4–2   Ferencváros
Davis   52'
Millar   57'86'
Brand   73'
Report

Report 2

Orosz   17'
Friedmanszky   79'

Second legEdit

12 October 1960
Ferencváros   2–1   Rangers
Orosz   18'
Friedmanszky   48'
Report

Report 2

Wilson   61'

Rangers won 5–4 on aggregate.


Rudá Hvězda Brno won 3–2 on aggregate.

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Borussia Mönchengladbach   0–11   Rangers 0–3 0–8
Austria Wien   2–5   Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 0–5
FC Lucerne   2–9   Fiorentina 0–3 2–6
Rudá Hvězda Brno   0–2   Dinamo Zagreb 0–0 0–2

First legEdit



23 November 1960
FC Lucerne   0–3   Fiorentina
Report

Report 2

Petris   3'
Hamrin   35'81'

Second legEdit

30 November 1960
Rangers   8–0   Borussia Mönchengladbach
Baxter   2'
Brand   17'44'51'
Pfeiffer   31' (o.g.)
Millar   45'53'
Davis   65'
Report

Report 2

Rangers won 11–0 on aggregate.


Wolverhampton Wanderers won 5–2 on aggregate.


28 December 1960
Fiorentina   6–2   FC Lucerne
Antoninho   28'52'75'
Hamrin   33' (pen.)46'
Milan   38'
Report

Report 2

Frey   43'
Hahn   55'

Fiorentina won 9–2 on aggregate.


Dinamo Zagreb won 2–0 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rangers   3–1   Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 1–1
Fiorentina   4–2   Dinamo Zagreb 3–0 1–2

First legEdit


Second legEdit

Rangers won 3–1 on aggregate.


Fiorentina won 4–2 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

First legEdit

17 May 1961
19:30
Rangers   0–2   Fiorentina
Report

Report 2

Milan   12'88'
Ibrox Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Erich Steiner (Austria)

Second legEdit

27 May 1961
15:30
Fiorentina   2–1   Rangers
Milan   13'
Hamrin   86'
Report

Report 2

Scott   60'
Stadio Comunale, Florence
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Vilmos Hernádi (Hungary)

Fiorentina won 4–1 on aggregate.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Vieli, André, ed. (August 2010). "European Cup Winners' Cup makes its debut" (PDF). uefa.direct. Nyon: Union of European Football Associations (100): 15. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  2. ^ The two German nations and the two major British nations were the sole non-Mitropa members to join the competition.

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