1956–57 European Cup

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1956–57 European Cup

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates 1 August 1956 – 30 May 1957
Teams 22
Final positions
Champions Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade (1st title)
Runners-up Hungary Budapest Honvéd
Tournament statistics
Matches played 43

The 1956–57 European Cup was the second season of the European Cup, Europe's premier club football tournament. The competition was won for the first time by Red Star Belgrade, who beat Budapest Honvéd 2–1 in the final at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid, on 30 May 1957.

Background[edit | edit source]

The European Cup is a club competition that was form for the 1955-56 season. It was during that season where the format of a knockout competition between clubs was born with the league winners of each nation being sent to compete in the competition.

This was the first season where two Italian teams competed in the tournament with the champions of Italy (Fiorentina) joined the defending champions in competing in the tournament. Six new nations competed in the tournament for the first time.

Preliminary Round[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CSKA Sofia Bulgaria 2-1 Germany Borussia Dortmund 2-1 0-0
Warta Poznan Poland 0-5 Belgium US Saint-Gilles 0-3 0-2
Dinamo Bucarest Romania 5-4 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 3-2
Fenerbahçe SK Turkey 0-4 Italy Fiorentina 0-2 0-2
Dukla Praha Czechoslovakia 3-1 Portugal Sporting CP 3-1 0-0
Spora Luxembourg Luxembourg 1-2 Denmark AGF Aarhus 1-1 0-1

First Round[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rapid JC Netherlands 2-4 Belgium US Saint-Gilles 1-0 1-4
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 4-1 Austria Rapid Wien 2-1 2-0
Dukla Praha Czechoslovakia 2-21 France Stade de Reims 1-1 1-1
AGF Aarhus Denmark 2-6 Scotland Rangers 1-3 1-3
Fiorentina Italy 4-2 Spain Athletic Bilbao 2-0 2-2
Servette Geneve Switzerland 0-1 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 0-1 0-0
Dinamo Bucarest Romania 7-5 Italy Milan 4-3 3-2
Red Star Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 7-1 Sweden IFK Norrköping 5-0 2-1

1 Stade de Reims beat Dukla Praha 2-0 to qualify for the quarters-finals

Quarter-finals[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fiorentina Italy 1-5 Hungary Budapest Honvéd 1-3 0-2
Red Star Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 3-0 Belgium US Saint-Gilles 1-0 2-0
Stade de Reims France 3-0 Scotland Rangers 3-0 0-0
Dinamo Bucarest Romania 2-22 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 0-0 2-2

2 CSKA Sofia beat Dinamo Bucarest 1-0 in a play-off to qualify for the semi-finals

First leg[edit | edit source]

16 January 1957
16:30 (CET)
Fiorentina Italy 1-3 Hungary Budapest Honvéd
Julinho Goal 48' Tichy Goal 33'
Burján Goal 50'
Bozsik Goal 57'
Comunale, Florence
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Albert Dusch (West Germany)


6 February 1957
15:00 (CET)
Red Star Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1-0 Belgium US Saint-Gilles
ToplakGoal 77'
Stadion JNA, Belgrade
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Fritz Seipelt (Austria)


14 February 1957
14:15 (CET)
Stade de Reims France 3-0 Scotland Glasgow Rangers
Fontaine Goal 35'
Vincent Goal 58'
Bliard Goal 75'
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Gérard Versyp (Belgium)


17 February 1957
14:15 (CET)
Dinamo Bucarest Romania 0-0 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
Stadionul Republicii, Bucarest
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Riccardo Pieri (Italy)

Second leg[edit | edit source]

6 February 1957
16:30 (CET)
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 2-0 Italy Fiorentina
Kocsis Goal 12'
Solti Goal 87'
Sarkany complex, Budapest
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Albert Dusch (West Germany)


24 February 1957
15:00 (CET)
US Saint-Gilles Belgium 0-2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star
Popović Goal 8'75'
Stade Joseph Marien, Forest les Bruxelles
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: (Nikolai Latyshev) (Soviet Union)


27 February 1957
20:15 (CET)
Glasgow Rangers Scotland 0-0 France Stade de Reims
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: (Fritz Seipelt) (Austria)


14 March 1957
14:15 (CET)
CSKA Sofia Bulgaria 2-2 Romania Dinamo Bucarest
Yanev Goal 25'
Dimitrov Goal 66'
Băcuț Goal 65'
Ene Goal 81'
Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: John Husband (England)

Extra Round[edit | edit source]

19 March 1957
16:30 (CET)
CSKA Sofia Bulgaria 1-0 Romania Dinamo Bucarest
Dimitrov Goal 39'
Central Dinamo Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: John Husband (England)

Semi-finals[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Stade de Reims France 0-2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 0-1 0-1
CSKA Sofia Bulgaria 3-4 Hungary Budpest Honvéd 3-2 0-2

First leg[edit | edit source]

3 April 1957
16:30 (CET)
Stade de Reims France 0-1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Kostić Goal 78'
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Albert Alsteen (Belgium)


11 April 1957
15:00 (CET)
CSKA Sofia Bulgaria 3-2 Hungary Budpest Honvéd
Bozkhov Goal 7'27'52' Tichy Goal 34'88'
Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Leopold Sylvain Horn (Netherlands)


Second leg[edit | edit source]

18 April 1957
16:30 (CET)
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1-0 France Stade de Reims
Tasić Goal 25'
Stadion JNA, Belgrade
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Klaas Schipper (Netherlands)


25 April 1957
14:15 (CET)
Budpest Honvéd Hungary 2-0 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
Kocsis Goal 11'37'
Sarkany Complex, Budapest
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Marcel Lequesne (France)

Finals[edit | edit source]

Main article: 1957 European Cup Final
30 May 1957
Red Star Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2–1 Hungary Budpest Honvéd
Kostić Goal 18'
Rudinski Goal 75' (pen.)
Tichy Goal 61'
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid
Attendance: 120,000
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)

Topscorers[edit | edit source]

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

External Links[edit | edit source]


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