1960 European Nations' Cup Final
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1960 European Nations' Cup Final

1960 European Nations' Cup Final
The Parc des Princes held the final
Event1960 European Nations' Cup
After extra time
Date10 July 1960 (1960-07-10)
VenueParc des Princes, Paris
RefereeArthur Edward Ellis (England)[1]

The 1960 European Nations' Cup Final was a football match at the Parc des Princes, Paris on 10 July 1960, to determine the winner of the 1960 European Nations' Cup. It was the first UEFA European Football Championship final, UEFA's top football competition for national teams. The match was contested by the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia.[2] The Soviets won 2-1 in the game, and conquered the inaugural edition of the UEFA European Championship. Up to this date, this is still Russia's (the successor of Soviet Union) greatest football achievement in the country's history and its only European title.[3]

Road to the final

Soviet Union Yugoslavia
Opponents Results Opponents Results
First round
Hungary 3-1, 1-0 Bulgaria 2-0, 1-1
Spain Walkover Portugal 5-1, 1-2
Semi-final (tournament)
Czechoslovakia 3-0 France 5-4 (a.e.t.)



Soviet Union won the match 2-1 after extra time; Yugoslavia opened the scoring through Milan Gali? just before half-time, before Slava Metreveli equalised just after the interval. The match finished in a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes, with Viktor Ponedelnik scored the winning goal in extra time in the 113th minute.[4][5]


Attendance: 17,966[1]

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • No substitutions permitted.


  1. ^ a b c "Soviet Union 2-1 Yugoslavia". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ Brewin, John (1 May 2008). "European Nations Cup 1960". ESPNSoccernet.com. ESPN. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/17680769
  4. ^ Dunmore, Tom (8 December 2007). "European Championships Retrospectives: 1960, France". pitchinvasion.net. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "Euro 1960 in France". euro2008.football-shirts.co.uk. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 2013.

External links

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