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1961–62 European Cup

1961–62 European Cup
Tournament details
Dates 23 August 1961 – 2 May 1962
Teams 29
Final positions
Champions 23x15px Benfica (2nd title)
Runners-up 23x15px Real Madrid
Tournament statistics
Matches played 55
Goals scored 218 (3.96 per match)
Top scorer(s) 23x15px Ferenc Puskás (7 goals)

The 1961–62 European Cup was the seventh season of the European Cup. The competition was won by Benfica for the second time in a row, beating Real Madrid 5–3 at the Olympisch Stadion in Amsterdam.

Malta entered its champion for the first time this season.

Preliminary round

The draw for the preliminary round took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Tuesday, 4 July 1961.[1] As title holders, Benfica received a bye, and the remaining 28 teams were grouped geographically into two pots. The first team drawn in each pot also received a bye, while the remaining clubs would play the first round in September.

Pot 1
Northern Europe
Pot 2
Southern Europe
Drawn Northern Ireland
West Germany
East Germany
Republic of Ireland
Byes 23x15px Haka 23x15px Fenerbahçe

The calendar was decided by the involved teams, with all matches to be played by 30 September.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Steaua Bucureşti 23x15px 0–2 23x15px Austria Wien 0–0 0–2
Nuremberg 23x15px 9–1
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5–0 4–1
Servette 23x16px 7–1 23x15px Hibernians 5–0 2–1
CDNA Sofia 23x15px 5–6 23x15px Dukla Prague 4–4 1–2
IFK Göteborg 23x15px 2–11 23x15px Feyenoord 0–3 2–8
Górnik Zabrze 23x15px 5–10 23x15px Tottenham Hotspur 4–2 1–8
Standard Liège 23x15px 4–1 23x15px Fredrikstad 2–1 2–0
Vorwärts Berlin 23x15px 3–0 23x15px Linfield 3–0 (w/o)
AS Monaco 23x15px 4–6 23x15px Rangers 2–3 2–3
Sporting CP 23x15px 1–3 23x15px Partizan 1–1 0–2
Panathinaikos 23x15px 2–3 23x15px Juventus 1–1 1–2
Spora Luxembourg 23x15px 2–15 23x15px Boldklubben 1913 0–6 2–9
Vasas 23x15px 1–5 23x15px Real Madrid 0–2 1–3

Note: Vorwärts Berlin were refused visas to enter the United Kingdom, and Linfield could not afford to travel to an alternate venue, so Vorwärts were given a bye into the next round after their 3–0 win in the first leg in Berlin.

First leg

6 September 1961
Servette 23x16px 5–0 23x15px Hibernians
Robbiani Goal 2'30'
Németh Goal 22'
Georgy Goal 56' (pen.)71'
Charmilles Stadium, Geneva
Attendance: 14,739
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy)

6 September 1961
Vasas 23x15px 0–2 23x15px Real Madrid
Report Tejada Goal 6'26'
Népstadion, Budapest
Attendance: 90,000
Referee: Marcel Bois (France)

Second leg

12 September 1961
Rangers 23x15px 3–2 23x15px AS Monaco
Christie Goal 47'68'
Scott Goal 84'
Report Hess Goal 18'77'
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 67,501
Referee: Juan Gardeazábal Garay (Spain)

Rangers won 6–4 on aggregate.

Nuremberg won 9–1 on aggregate.

Dukla Prague won 6–5 on aggregate.

Feyenoord won 11–2 on aggregate.

Boldklubben 1913 won 15–2 on aggregate.

Servette won 7–1 on aggregate.

Standard Liège won 4–1 on aggregate.

Real Madrid won 5–1 on aggregate.

Tottenham Hotspur won 10–5 on aggregate.

Partizan won 3–1 on aggregate.

Juventus won 3–2 on aggregate.

Austria Wien won 2–0 on aggregate.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fenerbahçe 23x15px 1–3 23x15px Nuremberg 1–2 0–1
Austria Vienna 23x15px 2–6 23x15px Benfica 1–1 1–5
Servette 23x16px 4–5 23x15px Dukla Prague 4–3 0–2
Feyenoord 23x15px 2–4 23x15px Tottenham Hotspur 1–3 1–1
Boldklubben 1913 23x15px 0–12 23x15px Real Madrid 0–3 0–9
FK Partizan 23x15px 1–7 23x15px Juventus 1–2 0–5
Standard Liège 23x15px 7–1 23x15px Haka 5–1 2–0
Vorwärts Berlin 23x15px 2–6 23x15px Rangers 1–2 1–4

First leg

5 November 1961
Servette 23x16px 4–3 23x15px Dukla Prague
Fatton Goal 24'67'88'
Robbiani Goal 84'
Report Adamec Goal 6'49'
Vacenovsky Goal 37'
Charmilles Stadium, Geneva
Attendance: 25,644
Referee: Gino Rigato (Italy)

Second leg

Real Madrid won 12–0 on aggregate.

Standard Liège won 7–1 on aggregate.

8 November 1961
Benfica 23x15px 5–1 23x15px Austria Wien
Santana Goal 5'83'
Águas Goal 36'88'
Eusébio Goal 69'
Report Fernandes Goal 80' (o.g.)
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Marcel Bois (France)

Benfica won 6–2 on aggregate.

Tottenham Hotspur won 4–2 on aggregate.

Juventus won 7–1 on aggregate.

Dukla Prague won 5–4 on aggregate.

Rangers won 6–2 on aggregate.

Nuremberg won 3–1 on aggregate.

The Rangers-Vorwärts tie scheduled to be played at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow was finally staged at the Malmö Stadion, Malmö, Sweden, the East German side having again been refused visas to enter Britain. The original match in Malmö was abandoned due to heavy fog (Rangers were winning 1-0) and the match was replayed the following morning.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nuremberg 23x15px 3–7 23x15px Benfica 3–1 0–6
Dukla Prague 23x15px 2–4 23x15px Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 1–4
Juventus 23x15px 1–11 23x15px Real Madrid 0–1 1–0
Standard Liège 23x15px 4–3 23x15px Rangers 4–1 0–2

1 Real Madrid beat Juventus 3–1 in a play-off to qualify for the semi-finals.

First leg

Second leg

Standard Liège won 4–3 on aggregate.

Real Madrid 1–1 Juventus on aggregate.

22 February 1962
Benfica 23x15px 6–0 23x15px Nuremberg
Águas Goal 1'
Eusébio Goal 4'55'
Coluna Goal 20'
Augusto Goal 63'78'
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Gino Rigato (Italy)

Benfica won 7–3 on aggregate.

Tottenham Hotspur won 4–2 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Benfica 23x15px 4–3 23x15px Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 1–2
Real Madrid 23x15px 6–0 23x15px Standard Liège 4–0 2–0

First leg

Second leg

Benfica won 4–3 on aggregate.

Real Madrid won 6–0 on aggregate.


Top scorers

The top scorers from the 1961–62 European Cup (including preliminary round) are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 23x15px Alfredo Di Stéfano 23x15px Real Madrid 7
23x15px Bent Løfqvist 23x15px Boldklubben 1913 7
23x15px Ferenc Puskás 23x15px Real Madrid 7
23x15px Heinz Strehl 23x15px Nuremberg 7
23x15px Justo Tejada 23x15px Real Madrid 7
6 23x15px José Águas 23x15px Benfica 6
23x15px Roger Claessen 23x15px Standard Liège 6
23x15px Bobby Smith 23x15px Tottenham Hotspur 6
9 23x15px Eusébio 23x15px Benfica 5
23x15px Rudolf Kučera 23x15px Dukla Prague 5


  1. ^ Corriere dello Sport, 5 July 1961.

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