1971–72 UEFA Cup

inaugural season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA

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

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)

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 roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rapid Wien   (w/o)1   Vllaznia
Fenerbahçe   2–4   Ferencváros 1–1 1–3
ADO Den Haag   7–2   Aris Bonnevoie 5–0 2–2
Keflavík   1–15   Tottenham Hotspur 1–62 0–9
Glentoran   1–7   Eintracht Braunschweig 0–1 1–6
Vitória de Setúbal   (a)2–2   Nîmes 1–0 1–2
Carl Zeiss Jena   4–3   Lokomotiv Plovdiv 3–0 1–3
UTA Arad   5–4   SV Austria Salzburg 4–1 1–3
OFK Beograd   6–3   Djurgården 4–1 2–2
Marsa   0–11   Juventus 0–6 0–5
Vasas   2–1   Shelbourne 1-0 1–1
Zagłębie Wałbrzych   4–2   Teplice 1–0 3–2
Spartak Moscow   3–2   Košice 2–0 1–2
Željezničar   4–3   Club Brugge 3–0 1–3
Dinamo Zagreb   8–2   Botev Vratsa 6–1 2–1
Hamburg   2–4   St Johnstone 2–1 0–3
Hertha   7–2   Elfsborg 3-1 4-1
Rosenborg   4–0   HIFK Helsinki 3-0 1-0
Basel   2–4   Real Madrid 1-2 1-2
Chemie Halle   0–0   PSV 0-0 -3
Lierse   4–2   Leeds United 0-2 4-0
Celta Vigo   0–3   Aberdeen 0-2 0-1
Saint-Étienne   2–3   Köln 1-1 1-2
Dundee   5–2   AB 4-2 1-0
Lugano   1–3   Legia Warsaw 3-1 0-0
Southampton   2–3   Athletic Bilbao 2-1 0-2
Wolverhampton Wanderers   7–1   Académica 3-0 4-1
Napoli   1–2   Rapid București 1-0 0-2
Bologna   3–1   Anderlecht 1–1 2–0
Porto   1–3   Nantes 0–2 1–1
Atlético Madrid   2–2(a)   Panionios 2–1 0–1
Milan   7–0   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 roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rapid București   4–2   Legia Warsaw 4-0 0-2
Köln   4–5   Dundee 2-1 2-4
Zagłębie Wałbrzych   2–3   UTA Arad 1-1 1-2(aet)
OFK Beograd   1–5   Carl Zeiss Jena 1-1 0-4
Dinamo Zagreb   2–2(a)   Rapid Wien 2-2 0-0
Željezničar   (a)3–3   Bologna 1–1 2-2
Ferencváros   6–0   Panionios 6-0 -1
Eintracht Braunschweig   4–3   Athletic Bilbao 2-1 2-2
Rosenborg   4–4(a)   Lierse 4-1 0-3
ADO Den Haag   1–7   Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-3 0–4
Nantes   0–1   Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 0-1
St Johnstone   2–1   Vasas 2-0 0-1
Milan   5–4   Hertha 4-2 1-2
Real Madrid   3–3(a)   PSV 3-1 0-22
Spartak Moscow   0–4   Vitória de Setúbal 0-0 0-4
Juventus   3–1   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)Edit

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

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Milan   3–1   Lierse 2–0 1–1
UTA Arad   1–3   Tottenham Hotspur 0–2 1–1
Juventus   2–3   Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 1–2
Ferencváros   3–3 (5–4 p)   Željezničar 1–2 2–1 (aet)

Semi-finalsEdit

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

MatchesEdit

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers won 4-3 on aggregate.


First leg
Tottenham Hotspur  2 - 1  Milan
Perryman   33'64' Benetti   25'
Second leg
Milan  1 - 1  Tottenham Hotspur
Rivera   69' (pen.) Mullery   7'

Tottenham Hotspur won 3-2 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

SummaryEdit

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   2–3   Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 1–1

MatchesEdit

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

Tottenham Hotspur won 3–2 on aggregate.

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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