1987 UEFA Cup Final
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1987 UEFA Cup Final

1987 UEFA Cup Final
Event1986-87 UEFA Cup
on aggregate
First leg
Date6 May 1987
VenueUllevi, Gothenburg
RefereeSiegfried Kirschen (East Germany)
Second leg
Date20 May 1987
VenueTannadice Park, Dundee
RefereeIoan Igna (Romania)

The 1987 UEFA Cup Final was a football tie played on 6 and 20 May 1987 between IFK Göteborg of Sweden and Dundee United of Scotland. Göteborg won 2-1 on aggregate, their second UEFA Cup triumph, following victory in 1982. It was Dundee United's first, and so far only, major European final.[1]

Route to the final

IFK Göteborg Round Dundee United
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Czechoslovakia Sigma Olomouc 5-1 1-1 (A) 4-0 (H) First round France Lens 2-1 0-1 (A) 2-0 (H)
East Germany Stahl Brandenburg 3-1 2-0 (H) 1-1 (A) Second round Romania Universitatea Craiova 3-1 3-0 (H) 0-1 (A)
Belgium Gent 5-0 1-0 (A) 4-0 (H) Third round Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hajduk Split 2-0 2-0 (H) 0-0 (A)
Italy Internazionale 1-1 (a) 0-0 (H) 1-1 (A) Quarter-finals Spain Barcelona 3-1 1-0 (H) 2-1 (A)
Austria Swarovski Tirol 5-1 4-1 (H) 1-0 (A) Semi-finals West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-0 0-0 (H) 2-0 (A)

Match details

First leg

IFK Göteborg
Dundee United
GK 1 Sweden Thomas Wernerson
DF 2 Sweden Mats-Ola Carlsson
DF 3 Sweden Glenn Hysén (c)
DF 4 Sweden Peter Larsson
DF 5 Sweden Stig Fredriksson
MF 6 Sweden Magnus Johansson Substituted off 67
MF 7 Sweden Tord Holmgren Substituted off 89
MF 8 Sweden Michael Andersson
MF 9 Sweden Tommy Holmgren
FW 10 Sweden Stefan Pettersson
FW 11 Sweden Lennart Nilsson
DF 12 Sweden Roland Nilsson Substituted in 67
MF 14 Sweden Lars Zetterlund Substituted in 89
MF 15 Norway Per Edmund Mordt
FW 16 Finland Jari Rantanen
GK 13 Sweden Ove Tobiasson
Sweden Gunder Bengtsson

Man of the Match:

Assistant referees:

GK 1 Scotland Billy Thomson
DF 2 Scotland Maurice Malpas
DF 3 Scotland David Narey (c)
DF 4 Scotland Paul Hegarty Substituted off 54
DF 5 Scotland John Holt
MF 6 Scotland Jim McInally
MF 7 Scotland Billy Kirkwood
MF 8 Scotland Dave Bowman
MF 9 Scotland Eamonn Bannon
FW 10 Scotland Paul Sturrock Substituted off 89
FW 11 Scotland Ian Redford
DF 12 Scotland John Clark Substituted in 54
MF 14 Scotland Dave Beaumont Substituted in 89
Scotland Jim McLean

Second leg

Dundee United
IFK Göteborg
GK 1 Scotland Billy Thomson
DF 2 Scotland Maurice Malpas
DF 3 Scotland John Clark
DF 4 Scotland David Narey (c)
DF 5 Scotland John Holt Substituted off 46
MF 6 Scotland Jim McInally
MF 7 Scotland Iain Ferguson
MF 8 Scotland Billy Kirkwood
FW 9 Scotland Paul Sturrock
FW 10 Scotland Ian Redford Substituted off 71
FW 11 Scotland Kevin Gallacher
DF 12 Scotland Paul Hegarty Substituted in 46
MF 14 Scotland Eamonn Bannon Substituted in 71
Scotland Jim McLean

Man of the Match:

Assistant referees:

See also



  • Low, Dave. "Dundee Utd reach the UEFA Cup Final 1987". BBC Scotland. Retrieved 2008.
  • RSSSF - UEFA Cup 1986-87
  • RSSSF - IFK in Europe 1981-1995


  1. ^ Winton, Richard (20 May 2020). "On This Day: Dundee United reach Uefa Cup final in 1987". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2020.

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