European Cup 1955-56
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1955-56 European Cup
Paris-Parc-des-Princes.jpg
The Parc des Princes in Paris hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates4 September 1955 - 13 June 1956
Teams16
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Real Madrid
Runners-upFrance Reims
Tournament statistics
Matches played29
Goals scored127 (4.38 per match)
Top scorer(s)Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milo? Milutinovi? (8 goals)
1956-57

The 1955-56 European Cup was the first season of the European Cup, UEFA's premier club football tournament. The tournament was won by Real Madrid, who defeated Reims 4-3 in the final at Parc des Princes, Paris, on 13 June 1956.

The participating clubs in the first five seasons of the European Cup were selected by French football magazine L'Equipe on the basis that they were representative and prestigious clubs in Europe.[1] Of the originally selected teams, Chelsea of England were barred from participation by The Football Association, who saw the tournament as a distraction to domestic football. Chelsea were replaced by Gwardia Warszawa of Poland. In addition, Holland Sport, Honvéd and BK Copenhagen rejected the opportunity to represent the Netherlands, Hungary and Denmark respectively, being replaced by PSV Eindhoven, Vörös Lobogó and AGF Aarhus. This was also the only UEFA tournament to include a representative of Saarland, unified into West Germany in 1957.

The first round pairings were fixed by the organisers and not drawn as would be the case for all future European Cup matches.

Teams

Bracket

  First round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
 Switzerland Servette 0 0 0  
 Spain Real Madrid 2 5 7  
   Spain Real Madrid 4 0 4  
   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 0 3 3  
 Portugal Sporting CP 3 2 5
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 3 5 8  
   Spain Real Madrid 4 1 5  
   Italy Milan 2 2 4  
 Austria Rapid Wien 6 0 6  
 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1 1 2  
   Austria Rapid Wien 1 2 3
   Italy Milan 1 7 8  
 Italy Milan 3 4 7
 Saar Protectorate Saarbrücken 4 1 5  
   Spain Real Madrid 4
   France Reims 3
 Denmark AGF Aarhus 0 2 2  
 France Reims 2 2 4  
   France Reims 4 4 8
   Hungary Vörös Lobogó 2 4 6  
 Hungary Vörös Lobogó 6 4 10
 Belgium Anderlecht 3 1 4  
   France Reims 2 1 3
   Scotland Hibernian 0 0 0  
 Sweden Djurgården 0 4 4  
 Poland Gwardia Warszawa 0 1 1  
   Sweden Djurgården 1 0 1
   Scotland Hibernian 3 1 4  
 West Germany Rot-Weiss Essen 0 1 1
 Scotland Hibernian 4 1 5  

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sporting CP Portugal 5-8 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 3-3 2-5
Vörös Lobogó Hungary 10-4 Belgium Anderlecht 6-3 4-1
Servette Switzerland 0-7 Spain Real Madrid 0-2 0-5
Rot-Weiss Essen West Germany 1-5 Scotland Hibernian 0-4 1-1
Djurgården Sweden 4-1 Poland Gwardia Warszawa 0-0 4-1
AGF Aarhus Denmark 2-4 France Reims 0-2 2-2
Rapid Wien Austria 6-2 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 6-1 0-1
Milan Italy 7-5 Saar Protectorate Saarbrücken 3-4 4-1

First leg

Sporting CP Portugal3-3Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
Martins Goal 1478
Quim Goal 65
Report M. Milutinovi? Goal 4550
Bobek Goal 73
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Dean Harzic (France)

Attendance: 35,000

Attendance: 7,000



Attendance: 18,000

Attendance: 10,000

Attendance: 18,000

Second leg

Real Madrid won 7-0 on aggregate.


Partizan Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia5-2Portugal Sporting CP
M. Milutinovi? Goal 15296474
Joci? Goal 88
Report Brandão Goal 4977
Attendance: 15,000

Partizan won 8-5 on aggregate.


Attendance: 30,000

Hibernian won 5-1 on aggregate.


Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Dean Harzic (France)

Djurgården won 4-1 on aggregate.


Vörös Lobogó won 10-4 on aggregate.


Attendance: 5,845
Referee: Alfred Bond (England)

Reims won 4-2 on aggregate.


Attendance: 8,000

Rapid Wien won 6-2 on aggregate.


Saarbrücken Saar Protectorate1-4Italy Milan
Binkert Goal 32 Report Valli Goal 877
Puff Goal 75 (o.g.)
Beraldo Goal 86

Milan won 7-5 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Djurgården Sweden 1-4 Scotland Hibernian 1-3 0-1
Reims France 8-6 Hungary Vörös Lobogó 4-2 4-4
Real Madrid Spain 4-3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 4-0 0-3
Rapid Wien Austria 3-8 Italy Milan 1-1 2-7

First leg

Attendance: 21,962

Attendance: 36,088

Attendance: 105,532
Referee: Dean Harzic (France)

Attendance: 18,000

Note - differences in information: RSSSF website indicates that the goal scored on 26 minute was scored by Robert Körner, while UEFA website indicates that it was scored by Alfred Körner

Second leg

Attendance: 31,346

Hibernian won 4-1 on aggregate.


Vörös Lobogó Hungary4-4France Reims
Lantos Goal 11 (pen.)74 (pen.)
Palotás Goal 5382
Report Glovacki Goal 6
Bliard Goal 2044
Templin Goal 52
Attendance: 35,000

Reims won 8-6 on aggregate.


Attendance: 40,000

Real Madrid won 4-3 on aggregate.


Milan Italy7-2Austria Rapid Wien
Mariani Goal 15
Nordahl Goal 2350
Ricagni Goal 2663
Frignani Goal 56
Schiaffino Goal 75
Report Golobic Goal 35
Dienst Goal 59
Attendance: 35,000

Milan won 8-3 on aggregate.

Semi-finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Reims France 3-0 Scotland Hibernian 2-0 1-0
Real Madrid Spain 5-4 Italy Milan 4-2 1-2

First leg

Attendance: 35,486

Attendance: 129,690
Referee: Dean Harzic (France)

Second leg

Attendance: 44,941

Reims won 3-0 on aggregate.


Attendance: 30,000

Real Madrid won 5-4 on aggregate.

Final

Attendance: 38,239

Top goalscorers

8 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals

Notes

  1. ^ https://blog.lequipe.fr/histoire/2-avril-1955-lequipe-cree-la-coupe-deurope-de-football/
  2. ^ Match switched to Glasgow due to a frozen pitch in Sweden ("Hibernian reach the first European Cup semi-finals 1956". A Sporting Nation: Rock 'n' Roll Era 1950-1959. BBC. November 2005. Retrieved 2010.)

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