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1956–57 European Cup

1956–57 European Cup
Tournament details
Dates 1 August 1956 – 30 May 1957
Teams 22
Final positions
Champions Real Madrid (2nd title)
Runners-up Fiorentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played 44
Goals scored 170 (3.86 per match)
Top scorer(s) Dennis Viollet (9 goals)

The 1956–57 European Cup was the second season of the European Cup, Europe's premier club football tournament. The competition was won for the second time by Real Madrid, who beat Fiorentina 2–0 in the final at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid, on 30 May 1957.

After the great success of the first tournament, six new nations asked to join the cup: Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, England, Luxembourg, Romania and Turkey. The English entrance, after the great refusal of the FA in 1955, was the most notable case. An additional place was awarded to the champions of Europe, occupying the free berth left by Saar after its reunification with West Germany.

Preliminary round

The draw for the preliminary round took place in UEFA headquarters in Paris on Friday, 29 June 1956.[1] The 21 challengers of Real Madrid were grouped geographically into three pots. The first four teams drawn in each pot would play the preliminary round in September, while the remaining three clubs received byes.

Pot 1
Eastern Europe
Pot 2
North-Western Europe
Pot 3
South-Central Europe
Drawn Match 1

Slovan UNV Bratislava

Nice

Porto

CWKS Warsaw

AGF Aarhus

Athletic Bilbao

Match 2

Galatasaray

Anderlecht

Borussia Dortmund

Dinamo Bucureşti

Manchester United

Spora Luxembourg

Byes

Budapest Honvéd

Rangers

Fiorentina

Rapid Wien

Norrköping

Grasshopper

CDNA Sofia

Rapid JC

Red Star Belgrade

The calendar was decided by the involved teams, with all matches to be played by 1 October.
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Borussia Dortmund 5–51 Spora Luxembourg 4–3 1–2
Dinamo Bucureşti 4–3 Galatasaray 3–1 1–2
Slovan UNV Bratislava 4–2 CWKS Warsaw 4–0 0–2
Anderlecht 0–12 Manchester United 0–2 0–10
AGF Aarhus 2–6 Nice 1–1 1–5
Porto 3–5 Athletic Bilbao 1–2 2–3

1 Borussia Dortmund beat Spora Luxembourg 7–0 in a play-off to qualify for the first round.

First leg

1 August 1956
Borussia Dortmund 4–3 Spora Luxembourg
Bracht Goal 31'
Niepieklo Goal 54'
Preißler Goal 61'73'
Report Boreux Goal 25'34'88'

26 August 1956
Dinamo Bucureşti 3–1 Galatasaray
 10'67'
Ene Goal 84'
Report Oktay Goal 77'
23 August Stadium, Bucharest
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Francesco Liverani (Italy)

12 September 1956
Anderlecht 0–2 Manchester United
Report Viollet Goal 25'
Taylor Goal 75'

12 September 1956
Slovan UNV Bratislava 4–0 CWKS Warsaw
Pažický Goal 23'68'
Kováč Goal 30' (pen.)
Moravčík Goal 40'
Report
Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Friedrich Mayer (Austria)

19 September 1956
AGF Aarhus 1–1 Nice
Erik Bechmann Jensen Goal 16' Report Foix Goal 61'
Idrætsparken, Copenhagen
Attendance: 12,900
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)

20 September 1956
Porto 1–2 Athletic Bilbao
Matos Goal 54' Report Gaínza Goal 8'
Canito Goal 75'
Estádio das Antas, Porto
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Mario Maurelli (Italy)

Second leg

6 September 1956
Spora Luxembourg 2–1 Borussia Dortmund
Fiedler Goal 22'
Letsch Goal 39'
Report Preißler Goal 28'
Stade Municipal, Luxembourg City
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Karl Lescart (Belgium)

Borussia Dortmund 5–5 Spora Luxembourg on aggregate; play-off needed.


19 September 1956
CWKS Warsaw 2–0 Slovan UNV Bratislava
Kowal Goal 52'
Brychczy Goal 63'
Report
Polish Army Stadium, Warsaw
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Alfred Grill (Austria)

Slovan UNV Bratislava won 4–2 on aggregate.


26 September 1956
Manchester United 10–0 Anderlecht
Taylor Goal 8'20'52'
Viollet Goal 25'38'44'65'
Whelan Goal 61'82'
Berry Goal 75'
Report
Maine Road, Manchester
Attendance: 43,635
Referee: Sandy Griffiths (Wales)

Manchester United won 12–0 on aggregate.


26 September 1956
Athletic Bilbao 3–2 Porto
Arteche Goal 14'73' (pen.)82' Report Hernâni Goal 4'
Matos Goal 20'
San Mamés Stadium, Bilbao
Attendance: 34,705
Referee: Mario Maurelli (Italy)

Athletic Bilbao won 5–3 on aggregate.


27 September 1956
Nice 5–1 AGF Aarhus
Foix Goal 2'
Milazzo Goal 27'74'
Faivre Goal 45'60'
Report Jensen Goal 77'
Stade du Ray, Nice
Attendance: 8,144
Referee: John Husband (England)

Nice won 6–2 on aggregate.


30 September 1956
Galatasaray 2–1 Dinamo Bucureşti
Aytaç Goal 42'
Oktay Goal 89'
Report Suru Goal 31'
Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Istanbul
Attendance: 23,764
Referee: Gustav Jiranek (Austria)

Dinamo Bucureşti won 4–3 on aggregate.

Play-off

16 September 1956
Borussia Dortmund 7–0 Spora Luxembourg
Preißler Goal 24'36'
Simmer Goal 29'
Kelbassa Goal 40'49'63'
Peters Goal 57'
Report
Stadion Rote Erde, Dortmund
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Fritz Buchmüller (Switzerland)

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Manchester United 3–2 Borussia Dortmund 3–2 0–0
CDNA Sofia 10–4 Dinamo Bucureşti 8–1 2–3
Rangers 3–31 Nice 2–1 1–2
Slovan UNV Bratislava 1–2 Grasshopper 1–0 0–2
Real Madrid 5–52 Rapid Wien 4–2 1–3
Rapid JC 3–6 Red Star Belgrade 3–4 0–2
Fiorentina 2–1 Norrköping 1–1 1–0
Athletic Bilbao 6–5 Budapest Honvéd 3–2 3–33

1 Nice beat Rangers 3–1 in a play-off to qualify for the quarter-finals.

2 Real Madrid beat Rapid Wien 2–0 in a play-off to qualify for the quarter-finals.

3 Second leg played at Heysel Stadium, Brussels

First leg

17 October 1956
Manchester United 3–2 Borussia Dortmund
Viollet Goal 10'25'
Pegg Goal 35'
Report Kapitulski Goal 68'
Preißler Goal 75'
Maine Road, Manchester
Attendance: 75,568
Referee: Leopold Sylvain Horn (Netherlands)

17 October 1956
CDNA Sofia 8–1 Dinamo Bucureşti
Kolev Goal 12'56'63'
Milanov Goal 20'65'
Panayotov Goal 36'66'
 80'
Report pen.)

24 October 1956
Rangers 2–1 Nice
Murray Goal 40'
Simpson Goal 81'
Report Faivre Goal 23'
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)

24 October 1956
Slovan UNV Bratislava 1–0 Grasshopper
Moravčík Goal 20' Report
Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Fritz Seipelt (Austria)

1 November 1956
Real Madrid 4–2 Rapid Wien
Di Stéfano Goal 9'21'
Marsal Goal 60'63'
Report Dienst Goal 58'
Gießer Goal 90'

3 November 1956
Rapid JC 3–4 Red Star Belgrade
Janssen Goal 8'
Bischops Goal 78'
Tasić Goal 81' (og.)
Report Kostić Goal 4'75'
Toplak Goal 42'
Rudinski Goal 82'
Gemeentelijk, Kerkrade
Attendance: 11,500
Referee: Albert Alsteen (Belgium)

21 November 1956
Fiorentina 1–1 Norrköping
Bizzarri Goal 15' Report Bild Goal 8'
Comunale, Florence
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Dean Harzic (France)

22 November 1956
Athletic Bilbao 3–2 Budapest Honvéd
Arteche Goal 16'
Marcaida Goal 27'
Arieta Goal 82'
Report Budai II Goal 75'
Kocsis Goal 85'
San Mamés, Bilbao
Attendance: 39,184
Referee: John Husband (England)

Second leg

8 November 1956
Red Star Belgrade 2–0 Rapid JC
Toplak Goal 32'
Kostić Goal 84'
Report
JNA Stadion, Belgrade
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Rudolf Roman (Austria)

Red Star Belgrade won 6–3 on aggregate


14 November 1956
Nice 2–1 Rangers
Bravo Goal 61'
Foix Goal 64'
Report Hubbard Goal 40' (pen.)
Stade du Ray, Nice
Attendance: 8,439
Referee: Riccardo Pieri (Italy)

Nice 3–3 Rangers on aggregate; play-off needed.


14 November 1956
Rapid Wien 3–1 Real Madrid
Happel Goal 18'38' (pen.)40' Report Di Stéfano Goal 60'
Praterstadion, Vienna
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Maurice Guigue (France)

Real Madrid 5–5 Rapid Wien on aggregate; play-off needed.


21 November 1956
Borussia Dortmund 0–0 Manchester United
Report

Manchester United won 3–2 on aggregate


28 November 1956
Norrköping 0–1 Fiorentina
Report Virgili Goal 16'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 10,200
Referee: Michel Devillers (France)

Fiorentina won 2–1 on aggregate


12 December 1956
Grasshopper 2–0 Slovan UNV Bratislava
Vukosavljević Goal 75'
Duret Goal 89'
Report
Grünwalder St., Munich[nb 1]
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Fritz Seipelt (Austria)

Grasshopper won 2–1 on aggregate


20 December 1956
Budapest Honvéd 3–3 Athletic Bilbao
Budai II Goal 6'82'
Puskás Goal 86'
Report Merodio Goal 1'72'
Arieta Goal 67'
Heysel Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Albert Alsteen (Belgium)

Athletic Bilbao won 6–5 on aggregate


30 December 1956
Dinamo Bucureşti 3–2 CDNA Sofia
Nicuşor Goal 58' (pen.)
Lăzar Goal 67'
Neagu Goal 84'
Report Stoyanov Goal 23'
Yanev Goal 62'
Stadionul Republicii, Bucharest
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Gustav Jiranek (Austria)

CDNA Sofia won 10–4 on aggregate

Play-off

28 November 1956
Nice 3–1 Rangers
Foix Goal 45'
Muro Goal 50'
Faivre Goal 75'
Report Bonvin Goal 51' (o.g.)
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 11,908
Referee: Lucien Van Nuffel (Belgium)

13 December 1956
Real Madrid 2–0 Rapid Wien
Joseíto Goal 1'
Kopa Goal 23'
Report
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Alfred Bond (England)

Quarter-finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Athletic Bilbao 5–6 Manchester United 5–3 0–3
Fiorentina 5–3 Grasshopper 3–1 2–2
Real Madrid 6–2 Nice 3–0 3–2
Red Star Belgrade 4–3 CDNA Sofia 3–1 1–2

First leg

16 January 1957
Athletic Bilbao 5–3 Manchester United
Uribe Goal 2'28'
Marcaida Goal 43'
Merodio Goal 73'
Arteche Goal 78'
Report Taylor Goal 48'
Viollet Goal 54'
Whelan Goal 85'
San Mamés, Bilbao
Attendance: 36,737
Referee: Albert Dusch (West Germany)

6 February 1957
Fiorentina 3–1 Grasshopper
Segato Goal 3'
Taccola Goal 10'12'
Report Ballaman Goal 31'
Comunale, Florence
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Fritz Seipelt (Austria)

14 February 1957
Real Madrid 3–0 Nice
Joseíto Goal 18'
Mateos Goal 49'72'
Report
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid
Attendance: 110,000
Referee: Gérard Versyp (Belgium)

17 February 1957
Red Star Belgrade 3–1 CDNA Sofia
Kostić Goal 6'25'
Popović Goal 53'
Report Yanev Goal 88'
JNA Stadion, Belgrade
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Riccardo Pieri (Italy)

Second leg

6 February 1957
Manchester United 3–0 Athletic Bilbao
Viollet Goal 42'
Taylor Goal 70'
Berry Goal 85'
Report
Maine Road, Manchester
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Albert Dusch (West Germany)

Manchester United won 6–5 on aggregate


24 February 1957
CDNA Sofia 2–1 Red Star Belgrade
Bozhkov Goal 22' (pen.)
Panayotov Goal 39'
Report Tasić Goal 29' (pen.)

Red Star Belgrade won 4–3 on aggregate


27 February 1957
Grasshopper 2–2 Fiorentina
Ballaman Goal 25'
Vukosavljević Goal 85'
Report Julinho Goal 7'
Montuori Goal 52'
Stadion Hardturm, Zürich
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Fritz Seipelt (Austria)

Fiorentina won 5–3 on aggregate


14 March 1957
Nice 2–3 Real Madrid
Foix Goal 15'
Ferry Goal 82' (pen.)
Report Joseíto Goal 45'
Di Stéfano Goal 50'79'
Stade du Ray, Nice
Attendance: 21,724
Referee: John Husband (England)

Real Madrid won 6–2 on aggregate

Semi-finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Red Star Belgrade 0–1 Fiorentina 0–1 0–0
Real Madrid 5–3 Manchester United 3–1 2–2

First leg

3 April 1957
Red Star Belgrade 0–1 Fiorentina
Report Prini Goal 88'
JNA Stadion, Belgrade
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Albert Alsteen (Belgium)

11 April 1957
Real Madrid 3–1 Manchester United
Rial Goal 61'
Di Stéfano Goal 63'
Mateos Goal 83'
Report Taylor Goal 82'

Second leg

18 April 1957
Fiorentina 0–0 Red Star Belgrade
Report
Comunale, Florence
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Klaas Schipper (Netherlands)

Fiorentina won 1–0 on aggregate


25 April 1957
Manchester United 2–2 Real Madrid
Taylor Goal 62'
Charlton Goal 85'
Report Kopa Goal 25'
Rial Goal 33'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Marcel Lequesne (France)

Real Madrid won 5–3 on aggregate

Final

30 May 1957
Real Madrid 2–0 Fiorentina
Di Stéfano Goal 69' (pen.)
Gento Goal 75'
Report
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid
Attendance: 120,000
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)

Top scorers

The top scorers from the 1956–57 European Cup (including preliminary round) were as follows:[3][4]

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Dennis Viollet Manchester United 9
2 Tommy Taylor Manchester United 8
3 Alfredo di Stéfano Real Madrid 7
4 Alfred Preißler Borussia Dortmund 6
5 José Artetxe Athletic Bilbao 5
Jacques Foix Nice 5
Bora Kostić Red Star Belgrade 5
8 Jacky Faivre Nice 4
Ivan Petkov Kolev CDNA Sofia 4
10 Marc Boreux Spora Luxembourg 3
Ernst Happel Rapid Wien 3
Joseíto Real Madrid 3
Alfred Kelbassa Borussia Dortmund 3
Enrique Mateos Real Madrid 3
Armando Merodio Athletic Bilbao 3
Billy Whelan Manchester United 3

Notes

  1. ^ It is assumed this match was played in Munich as a result of Swiss protests regarding the outcome of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 which also led to them boycotting the 1956 Olympic Games.[2]

References

  1. ^ Corriere dello Sport, June 30, 1956.
  2. ^ Melbourne/Stockholm 1956 (All facts) Olympic.org
  3. ^ 1956/57 European Champion Clubs' Cup - Tournament phase - Goals scored
  4. ^ 1956/57 European Champion Clubs' Cup - Qualifying phase - Goals scored

External links

  • 1956–57 All matches – season at UEFA website
  • All scorers 1956–57 European Cup (excluding qualifying round) according to protocols UEFA + all scorers qualifying round
  • European Cup results at Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
  • 1956-57 European Cup - results and line-ups (archive)
  • European Cup 1956-57 – results, protocols, players statistics
  • website eurocups-uefa.ru European Cup 1956-57 – results, protocols
  • website Football Archive 1956–57 European Cup
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