1955–56 European Cup

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1955–56 European Cup
Paris-Parc-des-Princes.jpg
The Parc des Princes in Paris hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates4 September 1955 – 13 June 1956
Teams16
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Real Madrid (1st title)
Runners-upFrance Reims
Tournament statistics
Matches played29
Goals scored127 (4.38 per match)
Top scorer(s)Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miloš Milutinović (8 goals)

The 1955–56 European Cup was the first season of the European Cup, UEFA's premier club football tournament. The tournament was won by Real Madrid, who defeated Reims 4–3 in the final at Parc des Princes, Paris, on 13 June 1956.

The participating clubs in the first five seasons of the European Cup were selected by French football magazine L'Equipe on the basis that they were representative and prestigious clubs in Europe.[1] Of the originally selected teams, Chelsea of England were barred from participation by The Football Association, who saw the tournament as a distraction to domestic football. Chelsea were replaced by Gwardia Warszawa of Poland. In addition, Holland Sport, Honvéd and BK Copenhagen rejected the opportunity to represent the Netherlands, Hungary and Denmark respectively, being replaced by PSV Eindhoven, Vörös Lobogó and AGF Aarhus. This was also the only UEFA tournament to include a representative of Saarland, unified into West Germany in 1957.

The first round pairings were fixed by the organisers and not drawn as would be the case for all future European Cup matches.

Teams[edit]

Austria Rapid Wien Belgium Anderlecht Denmark AGF Aarhus France Reims
Hungary Vörös Lobogó Italy Milan Netherlands PSV Eindhoven Poland Gwardia Warszawa
Portugal Sporting CP Saar Protectorate Saarbrücken Scotland Hibernian Spain Real Madrid
Sweden Djurgården Switzerland Servette West Germany Rot-Weiss Essen Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan

Bracket[edit]

  First round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
 Switzerland Servette 0 0 0  
 Spain Real Madrid 2 5 7  
   Spain Real Madrid 4 0 4  
   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 0 3 3  
 Portugal Sporting CP 3 2 5
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 3 5 8  
   Spain Real Madrid 4 1 5  
   Italy Milan 2 2 4  
 Austria Rapid Wien 6 0 6  
 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1 1 2  
   Austria Rapid Wien 1 2 3
   Italy Milan 1 7 8  
 Italy Milan 3 4 7
 Saar Protectorate Saarbrücken 4 1 5  
   Spain Real Madrid 4
   France Reims 3
 Denmark AGF Aarhus 0 2 2  
 France Reims 2 2 4  
   France Reims 4 4 8
   Hungary Vörös Lobogó 2 4 6  
 Hungary Vörös Lobogó 6 4 10
 Belgium Anderlecht 3 1 4  
   France Reims 2 1 3
   Scotland Hibernian 0 0 0  
 Sweden Djurgården 0 4 4  
 Poland Gwardia Warszawa 0 1 1  
   Sweden Djurgården 1 0 1
   Scotland Hibernian 3 1 4  
 West Germany Rot-Weiss Essen 0 1 1
 Scotland Hibernian 4 1 5  

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sporting CP Portugal 5–8 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 3–3 2–5
Vörös Lobogó Hungary 10–4 Belgium Anderlecht 6–3 4–1
Servette Switzerland 0–7 Spain Real Madrid 0–2 0–5
Rot-Weiss Essen West Germany 1–5 Scotland Hibernian 0–4 1–1
Djurgården Sweden 4–1 Poland Gwardia Warszawa 0–0 4–1
AGF Aarhus Denmark 2–4 France Reims 0–2 2–2
Rapid Wien Austria 6–2 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 6–1 0–1
Milan Italy 7–5 Saar Protectorate Saarbrücken 3–4 4–1

First leg[edit]

Sporting CP Portugal3–3Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
Martins Goal 14'78'
Quim Goal 65'
Report M. Milutinović Goal 45'50'
Bobek Goal 73'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Dean Harzic (France)

Vörös Lobogó Hungary6–3Belgium Anderlecht
Szimcsák I Goal 8'
Palotás Goal 25'59'80'
Hidegkuti Goal 28'
Sándor Goal 83'
Report Vanderwilt Goal 7'
Van Den Bosch Goal 39'79'
Attendance: 35,000

Servette Switzerland0–2Spain Real Madrid
Report Muñoz Goal 74'
Rial Goal 89'
Attendance: 7,000

Rot-Weiss Essen West Germany0–4Scotland Hibernian
Report Turnbull Goal 35'53'
L. Reilly Goal 44'
Ormond Goal 81'

Djurgården Sweden0–0Poland Gwardia Warszawa
Report

AGF Aarhus Denmark0–2France Reims
Report Glovacki Goal 7'72'
Attendance: 18,000

Rapid Wien Austria6–1Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
A. Körner Goal 12'62'82'
Mehsarosch Goal 55'
Hanappi Goal 56'
Probst Goal 60'
Report Fransen Goal 18'
Attendance: 10,000

Milan Italy3–4Saar Protectorate Saarbrücken
Frignani Goal 15'
Schiaffino Goal 33'
Dal Monte Goal 37'
Report Krieger Goal 5'
Philippi Goal 43'
Schirra Goal 67'
Martin Goal 69'
Attendance: 18,000

Second leg[edit]

Real Madrid Spain5–0Switzerland Servette
Di Stéfano Goal 29'61'
Iglesias Goal 44'
Rial Goal 46'
Molowny Goal 54'
Report

Real Madrid won 7–0 on aggregate.


Partizan Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia5–2Portugal Sporting CP
M. Milutinović Goal 15'29'64'74'
Jocić Goal 88'
Report Brandão Goal 49'77'
Attendance: 15,000

Partizan won 8–5 on aggregate.


Hibernian Scotland1–1West Germany Rot-Weiss Essen
Buchanan Goal 5' Report Abromeit Goal 47'
Attendance: 30,000

Hibernian won 5–1 on aggregate.


Gwardia Warszawa Poland1–4Sweden Djurgården
Baszkiewicz Goal 14' Report Eriksson Goal 5'17'22'
Sandberg Goal 29'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Dean Harzic (France)

Djurgården won 4–1 on aggregate.


Anderlecht Belgium1–4Hungary Vörös Lobogó
Van Den Bosch Goal 38' Report Hidegkuti Goal 25'
Lantos Goal 78'
Palotás Goal 85'
Kovács I Goal 86'

Vörös Lobogó won 10–4 on aggregate.


Reims France2–2Denmark AGF Aarhus
Glovacki Goal 47'
Bliard Goal 60'
Report Erik Bechmann Jensen Goal 77'
Bjerregaard Goal 83'
Attendance: 5,845
Referee: Alfred Bond (England)

Reims won 4–2 on aggregate.


PSV Eindhoven Netherlands1–0Austria Rapid Wien
Fransen Goal 9' Report
Attendance: 8,000

Rapid Wien won 6–2 on aggregate.


Saarbrücken Saar Protectorate1–4Italy Milan
Binkert Goal 32' Report Valli Goal 8'77'
Puff Goal 75' (o.g.)
Beraldo Goal 86'

Milan won 7–5 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Djurgården Sweden 1–4 Scotland Hibernian 1–3 0–1
Reims France 8–6 Hungary Vörös Lobogó 4–2 4–4
Real Madrid Spain 4–3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 4–0 0–3
Rapid Wien Austria 3–8 Italy Milan 1–1 2–7

First leg[edit]

Djurgården Sweden1–3Scotland Hibernian
Eklund Goal 1' Report Combe Goal 18'
Mulkerrin Goal 49'
Olsson Goal 86' (o.g.)
Attendance: 21,962

Reims France4–2Hungary Vörös Lobogó
Glovacki Goal 14'
Leblond Goal 33'57'
Bliard Goal 42'
Report Szolnok Goal 34'
Lantos Goal 77' (pen.)
Attendance: 36,088

Real Madrid Spain4–0Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
Castaño Goal 12'23'
Gento Goal 36'
Di Stéfano Goal 70'
Report
Attendance: 105,532
Referee: Dean Harzic (France)

Rapid Wien Austria1–1Italy Milan
R. Körner Goal 26' (pen.) Report Nordahl Goal 20'
Attendance: 18,000

Note - differences in information: RSSSF website indicates that the goal scored on 26 minute was scored by Robert Körner, while UEFA website indicates that it was scored by Alfred Körner

Second leg[edit]

Hibernian Scotland1–0Sweden Djurgården
Turnbull Goal 70' Report
Attendance: 31,346

Hibernian won 4–1 on aggregate.


Vörös Lobogó Hungary4–4France Reims
Lantos Goal 11' (pen.)74' (pen.)
Palotás Goal 53'82'
Report Glovacki Goal 6'
Bliard Goal 20'44'
Templin Goal 52'
Attendance: 35,000

Reims won 8–6 on aggregate.


Partizan Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia3–0Spain Real Madrid
Milutinović Goal 24'87'
Mihajlović Goal 46' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 40,000

Real Madrid won 4–3 on aggregate.


Milan Italy7–2Austria Rapid Wien
Mariani Goal 15'
Nordahl Goal 23'50'
Ricagni Goal 26'63'
Frignani Goal 56'
Schiaffino Goal 75'
Report Golobic Goal 35'
Dienst Goal 59'
Attendance: 35,000

Milan won 8–3 on aggregate.

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Reims France 3–0 Scotland Hibernian 2–0 1–0
Real Madrid Spain 5–4 Italy Milan 4–2 1–2

First leg[edit]

Reims France2–0Scotland Hibernian
Leblond Goal 67'
Bliard Goal 89'
Report
Attendance: 35,486

Real Madrid Spain4–2Italy Milan
Rial Goal 6'
Iglesias Goal 25'
Olsen Goal 40'
Di Stéfano Goal 62'
Report Nordahl Goal 9'
Schiaffino Goal 30'
Attendance: 129,690
Referee: Dean Harzic (France)

Second leg[edit]

Hibernian Scotland0–1France Reims
Report Glovacki Goal 57'
Attendance: 44,941

Reims won 3–0 on aggregate.


Milan Italy2–1Spain Real Madrid
Dal Monte Goal 69' (pen.)86' (pen.) Report Iglesias Goal 65'
Attendance: 30,000

Real Madrid won 5–4 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Real Madrid Spain4–3France Reims
Di Stéfano Goal 14'
Rial Goal 30'79'
Marquitos Goal 67'
Report Leblond Goal 6'
Templin Goal 10'
Hidalgo Goal 62'
Attendance: 38,239

Top goalscorers[edit]

8 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ https://blog.lequipe.fr/histoire/2-avril-1955-lequipe-cree-la-coupe-deurope-de-football/
  2. ^ Match switched to Glasgow due to a frozen pitch in Sweden ("Hibernian reach the first European Cup semi-finals 1956". A Sporting Nation: Rock 'n' Roll Era 1950–1959. BBC. November 2005. Retrieved 18 April 2010.)

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