1962–63 European Cup

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1962–63 European Cup

Wembley Stadium in London hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates 12 September 1962 – 22 May 1963
Teams 30
Final positions
Champions Italy Milan (3rd title)
Runners-up Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Tournament statistics
Matches played 59
Goals scored 171 (2.9 per match)

The 1962–63 European Cup was the eighth edition of the European Cup, an continental club tournament that was held across Europe. Thirty teams competed in the tournament which at the time was the biggest tournament in history. In the final, it was Milan who took out their third European Cup title defeating PSV Eindhoven 3-0 in the final.

Backround[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.

Thirty teams were entered into the tournament with it being one of the biggest tournaments to date. The defending champion was Wolverhampton Wanderers who were joined by the champions of Great Britain in Tottenham Hotspur.


Preliminary Round[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Milan Italy 10–0 Luxembourg Union Luxembourg 5–0 5–0
Floriana Malta 0–16 United Kingdom Tottenham Hotspur 0–7 0–9
Dinamo București Romania 4–3 Turkey Galatasaray 2–1 2–2
Polonia Bytom Poland 3–1 Greece Olympiacos 3–0 0–1
CSKA Red Flag Bulgaria 4–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 1–2 3–0
Real Madrid Spain 3–31 Belgium Anderlecht 2–3 1–0
Cork Celtic Republic of Ireland 2–3 Portugal Porto 0–3 2–0
Dinamo Tbilisi Soviet Union 5–4 West Germany Köln 3–0 2–4
Lausanne-Sport Switzerland 3–2 France Nancy 2–2 1–0
Steinkjer Norway 1–8 Hungary Ferencvárosi 1–4 0–4
Linzer ASK Austria 4–3 Finland Haka Valkeakoski 1–1 3–2
Dynamo Berlin East Germany 3–2 Czechoslovakia Slovan Nitra 1–2 2–0
MK Naoned Brittany 1–3 Denmark Esbjerg 0–3 1–0
Norrköping Sweden 3–1 Albania Partizani 3–1 0–0

1Real Madrid beat RSC Anderlecht 2–0 in a play–off to qualify for the first round.

First Round[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Milan Italy 4–1 United Kingdom Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 3–0
Dinamo București Romania 3–2 Poland Polonia Bytom 3–1 0–1
CSKA Red Flag Bulgaria 0–1 Spain Real Madrid 0–0 0–1
Porto Portugal 1–4 Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi 0–2 1–2
Lausanne-Sport Switzerland 1–11 Hungary Ferencvárosi 0–1 1–0
Linzer ASK Austria 2–5 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1–2 1–3
Dynamo Berlin East Germany 1–2 Denmark Esbjerg 1–0 0–2
Norrköping Sweden 4–3 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 2–2

1 Lausanne-Sport beat Ferencvárosi 2–1 in a playoff to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Quarters-finals[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dinamo București Romania 2–5 Italy Milan 2–2 0–3
Real Madrid Spain 1–3 Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi 0–2 1–1
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 3–2 (aet) Switzerland Lausanne-Sport 2–0 1–2
Esbjerg Denmark 1–3 Sweden Norrköping 1–0 0–3

First leg[edit | edit source]

6 February 1963
Dinamo București Romania 2–2 Italy Milan
Ene Goal 57'
Pârcălab Goal 87'
Barison Goal 12'76'
23 August Stadium, Bucharest
Attendance: 33,000


20 February 1963
Real Madrid Spain 0–2 Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi
Metreveli Goal 79'
Yamanidze Goal 85'
Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Attendance: 74,000


6 February 1963
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 2–0 Switzerland FC Lausanne-Sport
Kerkhoffs Goal 41'
van der Kuil Goal 60'
Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 11,000


6 March 1963
Esbjerg Denmark 1–0 Sweden Norrköping
Lagerlund Goal 59' (og)
Esbjerg Stadion, Esbjerg
Attendance: 14,000

Second leg[edit | edit source]

13 March 1963
Milan Italy 3–0 Romania Dinamo București
Mora Goal 37'
Barison Goal 58'
Altafini Goal 75'
San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 25,000

Milan won 5–2 on aggregate


13 March 1963
Dinamo Tbilisi Soviet Union 1–1 Spain Real Madrid
Metreveli Goal 40' Simonsson Goal 11'
Central Stadium, Tbilisi
Attendance: 31,000

Dinamo Tbilisi won 3–1 on aggregate


13 March 1963
FC Lausanne-Sport Switzerland 2–1 (a.e.t.) Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Dürr Goal 18'
Grobéty Goal 25'
Kerkhoffs Goal 115'
Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne
Attendance: 15,100

PSV Eindhoven won 3–2 on aggregate


13 March 1963
Norrköping Sweden 3–0 Denmark Esbjerg
Kindvall Goal 30'65'
Bild Goal 34'
Idrottsparken, Norrköping
Attendance: 15,000

Norrköping won 3–1 on aggregate

Semi-finals[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Milan Italy 3–2 Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi 2–1 1–1
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 5–1 Sweden Norrköping 3–1 2–0

First leg[edit | edit source]

17 April 1963
Milan Italy 2–1 Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi
Altafini Goal 58'
Barison Goal 78'
Meshki Goal 66'
San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 41,000


10 April 1963
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 3–1 Sweden Norrköping
van der Kuil Goal 15'
van Wissen Goal 70'
Svensson Goal 74'
Martinsson Goal 58'
Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 22,000

Second leg[edit | edit source]

1 May 1963
Dinamo Tbilisi Soviet Union 1–1 Italy Milan
Barkaia Goal 55' Altafini Goal 12'
Central Stadium, Tbilisi
Attendance: 35,000

Milan won 3–2 on aggregate


8 May 1963
Norrköping Sweden 0–2 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Rosander Goal 21' (og)
Kerkhoffs Goal 44'
Idrottsparken, Norrköping
Attendance: 20,000

PSV Eindhoven won 5–1 on aggregate

Final[edit | edit source]

Main article: 1963 European Cup Final
22 May 1963
Milan Italy 3–0 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Altafini Goal 11'26'43'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 48,240
Referee: Arthur Holland (Great Britain)

Topscorers[edit | edit source]

14 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

External Links[edit | edit source]


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