1955–56 European Cup

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1955–56 European Cup

The Parc des Princes in Paris hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates 4 September 1955 – 13 June 1956
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions Italy Milan (1st title)
Runners-up Hungary Budapest Honvéd
Tournament statistics
Matches played 29

The 1955–56 European Cup was the first season of the European Cup, EFU premier club football tournament. The tournament was won by Milan, who defeated Budapest Honvéd 3-1 in the final at Parc des Princes, Paris, on 13 June 1956.

This was also the only EFU 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.

First Round[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CF Belenenses Portugal 2-3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hajduk Split 1-0 1-3
Rapid Wien Austria 4-3 Belgium Anderlecht 3-2 1-1
Milan Italy 7-0 Saar Protectorate FC Saarbrücken 4-0 3-0
Rangers Scotland 10-2 Poland Legia Warszawa 6-2 4-0
Stade de Reims France 1-0 West Germany MSV Duisburg 0-0 1-0
AGF Aarhus Denmark 1-8 Hungary Budapest Honvéd 0-3 1-5
Djurgarden Sweden 2-4 Spain Real Madrid 2-2 0-2
Servette Genève Switzerland 2-3 Netherlands VV DOS 2-0 0-3

First Leg[edit | edit source]

4 September 1955
18:00 (CET)
CF Belenenses Portugal 1-0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hajduk Split
Matateu Goal 17'

Referee: Dean Harzic (France)


7 September 1955
20:00 (CET)
Rapid Wien Austria 3-2 Belgium Anderlecht
Körner Goal 26'59'69' Vanderwilt Goal 32'
Van Den Bosch Goal 75'
Pfarrwiese, Vienna
Attendance: 10 000
Referee: Robert Sautelle (France)


8 September 1955
16:45 (CET)
Milan Italy 4-0 Saar Protectorate FC Saarbrücken
Nordahl Goal 35'
Liedholm Goal 40'76'
Ricagni Goal 63'
San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 18 000
Referee: Friedrich Mayer (Austria)


14 September 1955
20:00 (CET)
Rangers Scotland 6-2 Poland Legia Varsovia
Simpson Goal 17'
Kinchenbrand Goal 24'
Baird Goal 44'
Brand Goal 55'70'
Millar Goal 86'
Kowal Goal 52'
Brychczy Goal 63'
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 63 000
Referee: Johann Bronkhorst (Netherlands)


20 September 1955
20:00 (CET)
Stade de Reims France 0-0 West Germany MSV Duisburg
Stade Auguste Delaune, Reims
Attendance: 5 845
Referee: Jarl Hansen (Denmark)


21 September 1955
20:00 (CET)
AGF Aarhus Denmark 0-3 Hungary Budpest Honvéd
Tichy Goal 14'
Lorant Goal 60'
Kotazs Goal 83'
Idrætsparken, Copenhagen
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Klaas Schipper (Netherlands)


21 September 1955
16:00 (CET)
Djurgarden Sweden 2-2 Spain Real Madrid
Sandberg Goal 22'
Eriksson Goal 66'
Rial Goal 12'
Gento Goal 61'
Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm
Attendance: 3 574
Referee: Emil Schmetzer (West Germany)


1 November 1955
20:00 (CET)
Servette Genève Switzerland 2-0 Netherlands VV DOS
Nagy Goal 71'
Coutaz Goal 80'
Charmilles Stadium, Geneva
Attendance: 7 000
Referee: Ricardo Peiri (Italy)

Second leg[edit | edit source]

12 October 1955
16:30 (CET)
Anderlecht Belgium 1-1 Austria Rapid Wien
VanderwiltGoal 39' ProbstGoal 58'
Stade Emile Versé, Anderlecht
Attendance: 33 000
Referee: Riccardo Pieri (Italy)

Rapid Wien won 4-3 on aggregate


12 October 1955
15:00 (CET)
Hajduk Split Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 3-1 Portugal Belenenses
Rebać Goal 21'
Matosic Goal 32'
VidosevicGoal 76'
Matateu Goal 61'

Referee: György Dankó (Hungary)

Hajduk Split won 3-2 on aggregate


12 October 1955
20:15 (CET)
FC Saarbrücken Saar Protectorate 0-3 Italy Milan
Schiaffino Goal 27'66'85'
Ludwigpark Stadion, Saarbrücken
Attendance: 15 000
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)

Milan won 7-0 on aggregate


12 October 1955
20:00 (CET)
Legia Varsovia Poland 0-4 Scotland Rangers
Murray Goal 45'59'
Hubbard Goal 65'75'
Wojska Polskiego, Varsovia
Referee: Dean Harzic (France)

Glasgow Rangers won 10-2 on aggregate


19 October 1955
20:00 (CET)
MSV Duisburg West Germany 0-1 France Stade de Reims
Leblond Goal 4'
Wedaustadion, Duisbourg
Attendance: 32 000
Referee: Johan Bronkhorst (Netherlands)

Reims won 1-0 on aggregate


26 October 1955
20:00 (CET)
Budpest Honvéd Hungary 5-1 Denmark AGF Aarhus
Babolcsay Goal 19'33'
Kocsis Goal 52'
Puskás Goal 68'80'
Bjerregaard Goal 90'
Sarkany complex, Budapest
Attendance: 15 500
Referee: Alfred Bond (England)

Budapest Honvéd won 5-4 on aggregate


1 November 1955
14:15 (CET)
Real Madrid Spain 2-0 Sweden Djurgarden
Di Stéfano Goal 37'84'
Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Attendance: 40 318
Referee: Klaas Schipper (Netherlands)

Real Madrid won 4-2 on aggregate


23 November 1955
14:15 (CET)
VV DOS Netherlands 3-0 Switzerland Servette Geneve
Van der Linden Goal 16'46'64'
Gaalgenwaard, Utrecht
Attendance: 9 500
Referee: Aloïs Smidts (Belgium)

VV DOS won 3-2 on aggregate

Quarter-finals[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rapid Wien Austria 4-5 Spain Real Madrid 2-1 2-4
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 4-2 Scotland Rangers 2-1 2-1
Hajduk Split Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 0-3 Italy Milan 0-1 0-2
Stade de Reims France 6-2 Netherlands VV DOS 3-0 3-2

First leg[edit | edit source]

23 November 1955
16:30 (CET)
Rapid Wien Austria 2-1 Spain Real Madrid
Körner Goal 25'58' Di Stéfano Goal 60'
Pfarrwiese,Vienna
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Dean Harzic (France)


14 December 1955
15:00 (CET)
Budpest Honvéd Hungary 4-2 Scotland Rangers
Puskás Goal 20'
Tichy Goal 26'
Kocsis Goal 33'87'
Scott Goal 62'
Millar Goal 73'
Sarkany complex,Budapest
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)


25 December 1955
14:15 (CET)
Hajduk Split Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 0-1 Italy Milan
Maldini Goal 72'
Split
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)


18 January 1956
14:15 (CET)
Stade de Reims France 3-0 Netherlands VV DOS
Leblond Goal 18'
Kopa Goal 28'
Glowacki Goal 50'
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 36,088
Referee: Jaroslav Vlcek (Czechoslovakia)

Second leg[edit | edit source]

28 November 1956
16:30 (CET)
Real Madrid Spain 4-2 Austria Rapid Wien
Gento Goal 32'67'
Rial Goal 48'80'
Golobic Goal 39'
Dienst Goal 55'
Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Attendance: 105,532
Referee: Josef Gulde (Switzerland)

Real Madrid won 5-4 on aggregate


28 December 1956
15:00 (CET)
Rangers Scotland 1-2 Hungary Budpest Honvéd
Scott Goal 38' Bozsik Goal 11'79'
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: John Husband (England)

Budpest Honvéd won 4-2 on aggregate


29 January 1956
20:15 (CET)
Milan Italy 2-0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hajduk Split
Schiaffino Goal 13'
Nordahl Goal 35'
San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)

Milan won 3-0 on aggregate


12 February 1956
14:15 (CET)
VV DOS Netherlands 2-3 France Stade de Reims
Van der Linden Goal 6'24' Glowacki Goal 37'51'
Hidalgo Goal 69'
Galgenwaard, Utrecht
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)

Stade de Reims won 6-2 on aggregate

Semi-finals[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 10-3 Spain Real Madrid 6-1 4-2
Milan Italy 5-3 France Stade de Reims 3-3 2-0

First leg[edit | edit source]

4 April 1956
16:30 (CET)
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 6-1 Spain Real Madrid
BudaiGoal 20'72'
PuskásGoal 29'
KocsisGoal 38'57'63'
Di StéfanoGoal 41'
St Jakob Park,Basel
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Dean Harzic (France)


19 April 1956
14:15 (CET)
Milan Italy 3-3 France Stade de Reims
LiedholmGoal 34'
MarianiGoal 44'
RicagniGoal 57'
KopaGoal 32'86'
GlowackiGoal 70'
San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Manuel Asensi Martín(Spain)


Second leg[edit | edit source]

18 April 1956
16:30 (CET)
Real Madrid Spain 2-4 Hungary Budapest Honvéd
Di StéfanoGoal 22'35' KocsisGoal 15'
PuskásGoal 40'
BozsikGoal 59'
TichyGoal 80'
Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Attendance: 129,690
Referee: Erich Steiner (Austria)

Budpest Honvéd won 10-3 on aggregate


1 May 1956
14:15 (CET)
Stade de Reims France 0-2 ItalyMilan
Schiaffino Goal 22'25'
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 35,486
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)

Milan won 5-3 on aggregate

Finals[edit | edit source]

Main article: 1956 European Cup Final
13 June 1956
20:30 CET
Budpest Honvéd Hungary 1-3 Italy Milan
Czibor Goal 9' Nordahl Goal 27'
Schiaffino Goal 56'
Dal Monte Goal 67'
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 38,239
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)

Topscorers[edit | edit source]

7 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

External Links[edit | edit source]


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