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1961 European Cup Final

1961 European Cup Final
Event 1960–61 European Cup
Date 31 May 1961
Venue Wankdorf Stadium, Bern
Referee Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)
Attendance 26,732[1]

The 1961 European Cup Final was held at the Wankdorf Stadium, Bern on 31 May 1961, and saw Benfica play against Barcelona. This was the first final not to include Real Madrid, who had won the previous five finals. Benfica lifted the trophy for the first time, beating Barcelona 3–2.

Benfica midfielder Mario Coluna broke his nose in the eighth minute of the match; not wanting to risk further damage, when Domiciano Cavém put over a cross in the 55th minute, Coluna hung back outside the penalty area. The ball was cleared directly to him and he volleyed it home for Benfica's third goal of the match.[2]


  • Match details 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Match details

31 May 1961
19:00 CEST
Benfica 3–2 Barcelona
Águas Goal 31'
Ramallets Goal 32' (o.g.)
Coluna Goal 55'
Report Kocsis Goal 21'
Czibor Goal 75'
Wankdorf Stadium, Bern
Attendance: 26,732[1]
Referee: Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)
GK 1 Alberto da Costa Pereira
DF 2 Mario João
DF 3 Germano de Figueiredo
DF 4 Angelo Martins
DF 5 José Neto
MF 6 Fernando Cruz
MF 7 José Augusto
MF 8 Joaquim Santana
FW 9 José Águas (c)
MF 10 Mário Coluna
FW 11 Domiciano Cavém
Béla Guttmann
GK 1 Antoni Ramallets (c)
DF 2 Foncho
DF 3 Enric Gensana
DF 4 Sígfrid Gràcia
DF 5 Martí Vergés
MF 6 Jesús Garay
MF 7 Ladislao Kubala
MF 8 Sándor Kocsis
MF 9 Evaristo de Macedo
FW 10 Luis Suárez
FW 11 Zoltán Czibor
Enrique Orizaola

See also


  1. ^ a b "UEFA Champions League – Statistics Handbook 2012/13" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. p. 129. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Simpson, Paul; Hesse-Lichtenberger, Uli (October 2005). Sleight, Hugh, ed. "50 Things You Never Knew About... The European Cup".  

External links

  • 1960–61 season at the UEFA website
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