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1982 European Cup Final

1982 European Cup Final
Event 1981–82 European Cup
Date 26 May 1982
Venue Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Man of the Match Peter Withe (Aston Villa)
Referee France)
Attendance 46,000
Weather Fine

The 1982 European Cup Final was played on 26 May 1982. English champions Aston Villa defeated West German league winners Bayern Munich 1–0 at De Kuip in Rotterdam, Netherlands to win the European Cup for the first, and so far only, time, and continue the streak of English teams winning the competition, being the sixth consecutive victory by an English side.


  • Route to the final 1
  • Match 2
    • Summary 2.1
    • Details 2.2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

Route to the final

Aston Villa Round Bayern Munich
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Valur 7–0 5–0 (H) 2–0 (A) First round Öster 6–0 1–0 (A) 5–0 (H)
Dynamo Berlin 2–2 (a) 2–1 (A) 0–1 (H) Second round Benfica 4–1 0–0 (A) 4–1 (H)
Dynamo Kyiv 2–0 0–0 (A) 2–0 (H) Quarter-finals Universitatea Craiova 3–1 2–0 (A) 1–1 (H)
Anderlecht 1–0 1–0 (H) 0–0 (A) Semi-finals CSKA Sofia 7–4 3–4 (A) 4–0 (H)



It represented a huge success in his first season as manager for Tony Barton. He had only taken over as Villa boss before the quarter-finals after the shock resignation of Villa boss Ron Saunders.

One of the most memorable incidents of the final occurred after 10 minutes when veteran goalkeeper Jimmy Rimmer suffered a repeat of a recurring shoulder injury. His replacement, Nigel Spink, subsequently made only his second first team appearance for the club. His performance in helping prevent Bayern from scoring throughout the match was subsequently highly praised, and is seen by many as the making of a player who would be Villa's first choice goalkeeper for the following 10 seasons.

Also memorably Bayern Munich did find the net with three minutes of play remaining, although the goal was ruled offside. Villa also got the ball in the net for a second time a few seconds before the end of the match but this goal was also disallowed.

Brian Moore's commentary of the winning goal is displayed on a giant banner across the North Stand of Villa Park:

As defending European champions Villa were invited into the European Cup, European Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup for the following season. Their defence of the European Cup ended in a quarter-final defeat to a Michel Platini-inspired Juventus. They beat Barcelona 3–1 on aggregate to win the Super Cup, but lost 2–0 to Uruguayan club Peñarol for the Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo, Japan.


26 May 1982
20:15 CEST
Aston Villa 1–0 Bayern Munich
Withe Goal 67' Report
Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Attendance: 46,000
Referee: France)
Aston Villa
Bayern Munich
GK 1 Jimmy Rimmer Substituted off 9'
DF 2 Kenny Swain
DF 3 Gary Williams Booked 38'
DF 4 Allan Evans
DF 5 Ken McNaught
MF 6 Dennis Mortimer (c)
MF 7 Des Bremner
FW 8 Gary Shaw
FW 9 Peter Withe
MF 10 Gordon Cowans
MF 11 Tony Morley
GK 16 Nigel Spink Substituted in 9'
DF Colin Gibson
MF Andy Blair
MF Pat Heard
FW David Geddis
Tony Barton
GK 1 Manfred Müller
DF 2 Wolfgang Dremmler
DF 3 Udo Horsmann
SW 4 Hans Weiner
DF 5 Klaus Augenthaler
MF 6 Wolfgang Kraus Substituted off 78'
MF 7 Bernd Dürnberger
MF 8 Paul Breitner (c)
FW 9 Dieter Hoeneß
MF 10 Reinhold Mathy Substituted off 51'
FW 11 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
MF 16 Günter Güttler Substituted in 51'
MF 13 Kurt Niedermayer Substituted in 78'
GK Walter Junghans
Pál Csernai

See also

External links

  • 1981-82 season at UEFA website
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