1960–61 European Cup Winners' Cup

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1960–61 European Cup Winners' Cup
Tournament details
Dates1 August 1960 – 27 May 1961
Final positions
ChampionsItaly Fiorentina (1st title)
Runners-upScotland Rangers
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored60 (3.33 per match)

The 1960–61 season of the European Cup Winners' Cup club football tournament was won by Italian club Fiorentina in two-legged final victory against Rangers of Scotland.

Organised by the Mitropa Cup committee, this tournament's edition was recognised by UEFA in 1963, after lobbying by the Italian Football Federation.[1] This was the first season that the tournament took place for the winners of each European country's domestic cup, and was the only one to be decided in a two-legged final. Only ten sides entered the competition,[2] partially due to the low expectations for the new tournament among association football fans,[1] and also to the unofficial nature of this edition.

It is a myth that the low number of entrants was due to few countries already having a domestic cup competition:[1] as happened for the first edition of the European Cup, entrance criteria could be changed by each national federation. Fiorentina entered as runners-up to Juventus in both Coppa Italia and Serie A, Czechoslovakia sent the winners of an unofficial League Cup, and both Hungary and East Germany enrolled their league runners-up.

Preliminary round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rangers Scotland 5–4 Hungary Ferencváros 4–2 1–2
Vorwärts Berlin East Germany 2–3 Czechoslovakia Rudá Hvězda Brno 2–1 0–2

First leg[edit]

Rangers Scotland4–2Hungary Ferencváros
Davis Goal 52'
Millar Goal 57'86'
Brand Goal 73'
Report 2
Orosz Goal 17'
Friedmanszky Goal 79'
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Václav Korelus

Second leg[edit]

Ferencváros Hungary2–1Scotland Rangers
Orosz Goal 18'
Friedmanszky Goal 48'
Report 2
Wilson Goal 61'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Erich Steiner

Rangers won 5–4 on aggregate.

Rudá Hvězda Brno won 3–2 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Borussia Mönchengladbach West Germany 0–11 Scotland Rangers 0–3 0–8
Austria Wien Austria 2–5 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 0–5
FC Lucerne Switzerland 2–9 Italy Fiorentina 0–3 2–6
Rudá Hvězda Brno Czechoslovakia 0–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dinamo Zagreb 0–0 0–2

First leg[edit]

Austria Wien Austria2–0England Wolverhampton Wanderers
Riegler Goal 71'
Huschek Goal 86'
Report 2
Attendance: 20,000

FC Lucerne Switzerland0–3Italy Fiorentina
Report 2
Petris Goal 3'
Hamrin Goal 35'81'
Attendance: 11,000

Second leg[edit]

Rangers Scotland8–0West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
Baxter Goal 2'
Brand Goal 17'44'51'
Pfeiffer Goal 31' (o.g.)
Millar Goal 45'53'
Davis Goal 65'
Report 2
Attendance: 38,174

Rangers won 11–0 on aggregate.

Wolverhampton Wanderers England5–0Austria Austria Wien
Kirkham Goal 1'26'
Mason Goal 35'
Broadbent Goal 70'72'
Report 2

Wolverhampton Wanderers won 5–2 on aggregate.

Fiorentina Italy6–2Switzerland FC Lucerne
Antoninho Goal 28'52'75'
Hamrin Goal 33' (pen.)46'
Milan Goal 38'
Report 2
Frey Goal 43'
Hahn Goal 55'

Fiorentina won 9–2 on aggregate.

Dinamo Zagreb won 2–0 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rangers Scotland 3–1 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 1–1
Fiorentina Italy 4–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dinamo Zagreb 3–0 1–2

First leg[edit]

Rangers Scotland2–0England Wolverhampton Wanderers
Scott Goal 33'
Brand Goal 84'
Report 2
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Cesare Jonni

Second leg[edit]

Rangers won 3–1 on aggregate.

Fiorentina won 4–2 on aggregate.


First leg[edit]

Rangers Scotland0–2Italy Fiorentina
Report 2
Milan Goal 12'88'
Attendance: 80,000

Second leg[edit]

Fiorentina Italy2–1Scotland Rangers
Milan Goal 13'
Hamrin Goal 86'
Report 2
Scott Goal 60'
Attendance: 50,000

Fiorentina won 4–1 on aggregate.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Vieli, André, ed. (August 2010). "European Cup Winners' Cup makes its debut" (PDF). uefa.direct. Nyon: Union of European Football Associations (100): 15. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  2. ^ The two German nations and the two major British nations were the sole non-Mitropa members to join the competition.

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