1956–57 European Cup

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1956–57 European Cup
Estadio Bernabeu. Madrid (12117582503).jpg
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates1 August 1956 – 30 May 1957
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Real Madrid (2nd title)
Runners-upItaly Fiorentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played44
Goals scored170 (3.86 per match)
Attendance1,836,978 (41,750 per match)
Top scorer(s)England Dennis Viollet (9 goals)

The 1956–57 European Cup was the second season of the European Cup. The competition was won by Real Madrid, who beat Fiorentina 2–0 in the final at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid, on May 30, 1957.

Preliminary round[change | change source]

Pot 1
Eastern Europe
Pot 2
North-Western Europe
Pot 3
South-Central Europe
Drawn Match 1

Czechoslovakia Slovan UNV Bratislava

France Nice

Portugal Porto

Poland CWKS Warsaw

Denmark AGF Aarhus

Spain Athletic Bilbao

Match 2

Turkey Galatasaray

Belgium Anderlecht

West Germany Borussia Dortmund

Romania Dinamo București

England Manchester United

Luxembourg Spora Luxembourg


Hungary Budapest Honvéd

Scotland Rangers

Italy Fiorentina

Austria Rapid Wien

Sweden Norrköping

Switzerland Grasshopper

Bulgaria CDNA Sofia

Netherlands Rapid JC

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg Play-off
Borussia Dortmund West Germany 5–5 Luxembourg Spora Luxembourg 4–3 1–2 7–0
Dinamo București Romania 4–3 Turkey Galatasaray 3–1 1–2
Slovan UNV Bratislava Czechoslovakia 4–2 Poland CWKS Warsaw 4–0 0–2
Anderlecht Belgium 0–12 England Manchester United 0–2 0–10
AGF Aarhus Denmark 2–6 France Nice 1–1 1–5
Porto Portugal 3–5 Spain Athletic Bilbao 1–2 2–3

First round[change | change source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg Play-off
Manchester United England 3–2 West Germany Borussia Dortmund 3–2 0–0
CDNA Sofia Bulgaria 10–4 Romania Dinamo București 8–1 2–3
Rangers Scotland 3–3 France Nice 2–1 1–2 1–3
Slovan UNV Bratislava Czechoslovakia 1–2 Switzerland Grasshopper 1–0 0–2
Real Madrid Spain 5–5 Austria Rapid Wien 4–2 1–3 2–0
Rapid JC Netherlands 3–6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 3–4 0–2
Fiorentina Italy 2–1 Sweden Norrköping 1–1 1–0
Athletic Bilbao Spain 6–5 Hungary Budapest Honvéd 3–2 3–31

1 Second leg played at Heysel Stadium, Brussels

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Athletic Bilbao Spain 5–6 England Manchester United 5–3 0–3
Fiorentina Italy 5–3 Switzerland Grasshopper 3–1 2–2
Real Madrid Spain 6–2 France Nice 3–0 3–2
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 4–3 Bulgaria CDNA Sofia 3–1 1–2

Semi-finals[change | change source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 0–1 Italy Fiorentina 0–1 0–0
Real Madrid Spain 5–3 England Manchester United 3–1 2–2

First leg[change | change source]

Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia0–1Italy Fiorentina
Report Prini Goal 88'
Attendance: 40,000

Real Madrid Spain3–1England Manchester United
Rial Goal 61'
Di Stéfano Goal 63'
Mateos Goal 83'
Report Taylor Goal 82'

Second leg[change | change source]

Fiorentina Italy0–0Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Attendance: 70,000

Fiorentina won 1–0 on aggregate

Manchester United England2–2Spain Real Madrid
Taylor Goal 62'
Charlton Goal 85'
Report Kopa Goal 25'
Rial Goal 33'
Attendance: 65,000

Real Madrid won 5–3 on aggregate

Final[change | change source]

Real Madrid Spain2–0Italy Fiorentina
Di Stéfano Goal 69' (pen.)
Gento Goal 75'

Top scorers[change | change source]

The top scorers from the 1956–57 European Cup (including preliminary round) were as follows:[1][2]

Rank Name Team Goals
1 England Dennis Viollet England Manchester United 9
2 England Tommy Taylor England Manchester United 8
3 Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano Spain Real Madrid 7
4 West Germany Alfred Preißler West Germany Borussia Dortmund 6
5 Spain José Artetxe Spain Athletic Bilbao 5
France Jacques Foix France Nice 5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bora Kostić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 5
8 France Jacky Faivre France Nice 4
Bulgaria Ivan Petkov Kolev Bulgaria CDNA Sofia 4
10 Luxembourg Marc Boreux Luxembourg Spora Luxembourg 3
Austria Ernst Happel Austria Rapid Wien 3
Spain Joseíto Spain Real Madrid 3
West Germany Alfred Kelbassa West Germany Borussia Dortmund 3
Spain Enrique Mateos Spain Real Madrid 3
Spain Armando Merodio Spain Athletic Bilbao 3
Republic of Ireland Billy Whelan England Manchester United 3

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