1971–72 UEFA Cup

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1971–72 UEFA Cup
Tournament details
Dates14 September 1971 (1971-09-14) – 17 May 1972 (1972-05-17)
Teams63[1] (from 31 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Tottenham Hotspur (1st title)
Runners-upEngland Wolverhampton Wanderers
Tournament statistics
Matches played122
Goals scored368 (3.02 per match)
Top scorer(s)West Germany Ludwig Bründl (10 goals)

The 1971–72 UEFA Cup was the first edition of the UEFA Cup, which replaced the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

It was won by English team Tottenham Hotspur. They beat 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 started on 14 September 1971 and ended on 17 May 1972.

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

First round[change | change source]

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Rapid Wien Austria (w/o)1 Albania Vllaznia
Fenerbahçe Turkey 2–4 Hungary Ferencváros 1–1 1–3
ADO Den Haag Netherlands 7–2 Luxembourg Aris Bonnevoie 5–0 2–2
Keflavík Iceland 1–15 England Tottenham Hotspur 1–62 0–9
Glentoran Northern Ireland 1–7 West Germany Eintracht Braunschweig 0–1 1–6
Vitória de Setúbal Portugal (a)2–2 France Nîmes 1–0 1–2
Carl Zeiss Jena East Germany 4–3 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Plovdiv 3–0 1–3
UTA Arad Romania 5–4 Austria SV Austria Salzburg 4–1 1–3
OFK Beograd Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 6–3 Sweden Djurgården 4–1 2–2
Marsa Malta 0–11 Italy Juventus 0–6 0–5
Vasas Hungary 2–1 Republic of Ireland Shelbourne 1-0 1–1
Zagłębie Wałbrzych Poland 4–2 Czechoslovakia Teplice 1–0 3–2
Spartak Moscow Soviet Union 3–2 Czechoslovakia Košice 2–0 1–2
Željezničar Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 4–3 Belgium Club Brugge 3–0 1–3
Dinamo Zagreb Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 8–2 Bulgaria Botev Vratsa 6–1 2–1
Hamburg West Germany 2–4 Scotland St Johnstone 2–1 0–3
Hertha West Germany 7–2 Sweden Elfsborg 3-1 4-1
Rosenborg Norway 4–0 Finland HIFK Helsinki 3-0 1-0
Basel Switzerland 2–4 Spain Real Madrid 1-2 1-2
Chemie Halle East Germany 0–0 Netherlands PSV 0-0 -3
Lierse Belgium 4–2 England Leeds United 0-2 4-0
Celta Vigo Spain 0–3 Scotland Aberdeen 0-2 0-1
Saint-Étienne France 2–3 West Germany Köln 1-1 1-2
Dundee Scotland 5–2 Denmark AB 4-2 1-0
Lugano Switzerland 1–3 Poland Legia Warsaw 3-1 0-0
Southampton England 2–3 Spain Athletic Bilbao 2-1 0-2
Wolverhampton Wanderers England 7–1 Portugal Académica 3-0 4-1
Napoli Italy 1–2 Romania Rapid București 1-0 0-2
Bologna Italy 3–1 Belgium Anderlecht 1–1 2–0
Porto Portugal 1–3 France Nantes 0–2 1–1
Atlético Madrid Spain 2–2(a) Greece Panionios 2–1 0–1
Milan Italy 7–0 Cyprus Akritas 4–0 3–0

1 Vllaznia withdrew after Austrian immigration officials declined to issue visas for their team to enter the country.
2 This match was played in Reykjavík.
3 Chemie Halle withdrew after the first leg following the Hotel 't Silveren Seepaerd fire.

Second round[change | change source]

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Rapid București Romania 4–2 Poland Legia Warsaw 4-0 0-2
Köln West Germany 4–5 Scotland Dundee 2-1 2-4
Zagłębie Wałbrzych Poland 2–3 Romania UTA Arad 1-1 1-2(aet)
OFK Beograd Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1–5 East Germany Carl Zeiss Jena 1-1 0-4
Dinamo Zagreb Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2–2(a) Austria Rapid Wien 2-2 0-0
Željezničar Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (a)3–3 Italy Bologna 1–1 2-2
Ferencváros Hungary 6–0 Greece Panionios 6-0 -1
Eintracht Braunschweig West Germany 4–3 Spain Athletic Bilbao 2-1 2-2
Rosenborg Norway 4–4(a) Belgium Lierse 4-1 0-3
ADO Den Haag Netherlands 1–7 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-3 0–4
Nantes France 0–1 England Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 0-1
St Johnstone Scotland 2–1 Hungary Vasas 2-0 0-1
Milan Italy 5–4 West Germany Hertha 4-2 1-2
Real Madrid Spain 3–3(a) Netherlands PSV 3-1 0-22
Spartak Moscow Soviet Union 0–4 Portugal Vitória de Setúbal 0-0 0-4
Juventus Italy 3–1 Scotland Aberdeen 2-0 1-1

1 After the final whistle in the first leg, Panionios fans invaded the pitch and attacked Ferencváros players, match officials and Hungarian police. Panionios were ejected from the competition.
2 This match was played in 's-Hertogenbosch.

Third round (round of 16)[change | change source]

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Carl Zeiss Jena East Germany 0–4 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 0-3
UTA Arad Romania 3–1 Portugal Vitória de Setúbal 3–0 0–1
Rapid Wien Austria 1–5 Italy Juventus 0–1 1–4
Eintracht Braunschweig West Germany 3–6 Hungary Ferencváros 1-1 2-5
PSV Netherlands 1–4 Belgium Lierse 1–0 0–4
St Johnstone Scotland 2–5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željezničar 1–0 1–5
Milan Italy 3–2 Scotland Dundee 3–0 0–2
Tottenham Hotspur England 5–0 Romania Rapid București 3–0 2-0

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Milan Italy 3–1 Belgium Lierse 2–0 1–1
UTA Arad Romania 1–3 England Tottenham Hotspur 0–2 1–1
Juventus Italy 2–3 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 1–2
Ferencváros Hungary 3–3 (5–4 p) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željezničar 1–2 2–1 (aet)

Semi-finals[change | change source]

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Ferencváros Hungary 3–4 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–2 1–2
Tottenham Hotspur England 3–2 Italy Milan 2–1 1–1

Matches[change | change source]

First leg
Ferencváros Hungary2 - 2England Wolverhampton Wanderers
Szőke Goal 30' Albert Goal 33' Richards Goal 18' Munro Goal 80'
Attendance: 35,000
Second leg
Wolverhampton Wanderers England2 - 1Hungary Ferencváros
Daley Goal 1' Munro Goal 45' Goal 47'
Attendance: 38,262

Wolverhampton Wanderers won 4-3 on aggregate.


First leg
Tottenham Hotspur England2 - 1Italy Milan
Perryman Goal 33'64' Benetti Goal 25'
Second leg
Milan Italy1 - 1England Tottenham Hotspur
Rivera Goal 69' (pen.) Mullery Goal 7'

Tottenham Hotspur won 3-2 on aggregate.

Final[change | change source]

Summary[change | change source]

First leg was played on 3 May 1972. Second leg was played on 17 May 1972.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Wolverhampton Wanderers England 2–3 England Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 1–1

Matches[change | change source]

First leg
Wolverhampton Wanderers England1 - 2England Tottenham Hotspur
McCalliog Goal 72' Chivers Goal 56'87'
Second leg
Tottenham Hotspur England1 - 1England Wolverhampton Wanderers
Mullery Goal 29' Wagstaffe Goal 40'

Tottenham Hotspur won 3–2 on aggregate.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 64 teams were scheduled to participate, but Vllaznia from Albania withdrew before their first match.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "uefa cup - 1972". My Eyes Have Seen the Glory – Tottenham Hotspur Fansite. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "On this day: Wolves lose the first UEFA Cup final". Express & Star. 2016-05-17. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "UEFA Cup 1971-72". RSSSF. 2015-06-04. Retrieved 2020-08-31.

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