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1956 European Cup Final

1956 European Cup Final
Event 1955–56 European Cup
Date 13 June 1956
Venue Parc des Princes, Paris
Referee Arthur Edward Ellis (England)
Attendance 38,239

The 1956 European Cup Final was the first ever final in the pan-European football competition, the European Cup, now known as the UEFA Champions League. It was contested by Real Madrid of Spain and Stade de Reims-Champagne from France. It was played at the Parc des Princes in Paris on 13 June 1956 in front of 38,000 people. Real Madrid reached the final by beating the now seven times champions Milan 5–4 on aggregate, whereas Reims beat Scottish club Hibernian 3–0 on aggregate. The match finished 4–3 to Real Madrid, who went on to record an unrivalled five consecutive European Cup titles. The match started brightly for Reims, Leblond and Templin scored to make it 2–0 inside ten minutes, but by half time Madrid had levelled the scores, through goals from Di Stéfano and Rial. Reims took the lead again on 62 minutes through Hidalgo, but Marquitos and Rial scored in the 67th and 79th minutes respectively to win the cup for Madrid.

Match details

13 June 1956
18:00 CEST
Real Madrid 4–3 Stade de Reims
Di Stéfano Goal 14'
Rial Goal 30'79'
Marquitos Goal 67'
Report Leblond Goal 6'
Templin Goal 10'
Hidalgo Goal 62'
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 38,239
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)
Real Madrid
Stade de Reims
GK 1 Juan Alonso
DF 2 Ángel Atienza
DF 5 Marquitos
DF 3 Rafael Lesmes
MF 4 Miguel Muñoz (c)
MF 6 José María Zárraga
FW 7 Joseíto
FW 8 Ramón Marsal Ribó
FW 9 Alfredo Di Stéfano
FW 10 Héctor Rial
FW 11 Francisco Gento
José Villalonga Llorente
GK 1 René Jacquet
DF 2 Simon Zimny
DF 5 Robert Jonquet (c)
DF 3 Raoul Giraudo
MF 4 Michel Leblond
MF 6 Robert Siatka
FW 7 Michel Hidalgo
FW 8 Léon Glowacki
FW 9 Raymond Kopa
FW 10 René Bliard
FW 11 Jean Templin
Albert Batteux

Assistant referees:
J. Parkinson (England)
Tommy Cooper (England)

See also

External links

  • European Cup 1955/56 from UEFA
  • European Cup 1955/56 from RSSSF
  • "European Champion Clubs’ Cup – History" (PDF). UEFA. p. 164. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
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