1960–61 European Cup Winners' Cup


The 1960–61 season of the European Cup Winners' Cup club football tournament was won by Italian club Fiorentina in two-legged final victory against Rangers of Scotland.

1960–61 European Cup Winners' Cup
Tournament details
Dates1 August 1960 – 27 May 1961
Teams10
Final positions
Champions Fiorentina (1st title)
Runners-up Rangers
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored60 (3.33 per match)

Organised by the Mitropa Cup committee, this tournament's edition was recognised by UEFA in 1963, after lobbying by the Italian Football Federation.[1] This was the first season that the tournament took place for the winners of each European country's domestic cup, and was the only one to be decided in a two-legged final. Only ten sides entered the competition,[2] partially due to the low expectations for the new tournament among association football fans,[1] and also to the unofficial nature of this edition.

It is a myth that the low number of entrants was due to few countries already having a domestic cup competition:[1] as happened for the first edition of the European Cup, entrance criteria could be changed by each national federation. Fiorentina entered as runners-up to Juventus in both Coppa Italia and Serie A, Czechoslovakia sent the winners of an unofficial League Cup, and both Hungary and East Germany enrolled their league runners-up.

Preliminary round


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rangers 5–4 Ferencváros 4–2 1–2
ASK Vorwärts Berlin 2–3 Rudá Hvězda Brno 2–1 0–2

First leg

Rangers 4–2 Ferencváros
Davis  52'
Millar  57', 86'
Brand  73'
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Orosz  17'
Friedmanszky  79'
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Václav Korelus

Second leg

Ferencváros 2–1 Rangers
Orosz  18'
Friedmanszky  48'
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Wilson  61'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Erich Steiner

Rangers won 5–4 on aggregate.


Rudá Hvězda Brno 2–0 ASK Vorwärts Berlin
Bubník  31'
Koláček  43'
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Rudá Hvězda Brno won 3–2 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–11 Rangers 0–3 0–8
Austria Wien 2–5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 0–5
FC Lucerne 2–9 Fiorentina 0–3 2–6
Rudá Hvězda Brno 0–2 Dinamo Zagreb 0–0 0–2

First leg


Austria Wien 2–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Riegler  71'
Huschek  86'
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Attendance: 20,000

FC Lucerne 0–3 Fiorentina
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Petris  3'
Hamrin  35', 81'
Attendance: 11,000

Second leg

Rangers 8–0 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Baxter  2'
Brand  17', 44', 51'
Pfeiffer  31' (o.g.)
Millar  45', 53'
Davis  65'
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Attendance: 38,174

Rangers won 11–0 on aggregate.


Wolverhampton Wanderers 5–0 Austria Wien
Kirkham  1', 26'
Mason  35'
Broadbent  70', 72'
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Wolverhampton Wanderers won 5–2 on aggregate.


Fiorentina 6–2 FC Lucerne
Antoninho  28', 52', 75'
Hamrin  33' (pen.), 46'
Milan  38'
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Frey  43'
Hahn  55'

Fiorentina won 9–2 on aggregate.


Dinamo Zagreb won 2–0 on aggregate.

Semi-finals


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rangers 3–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 1–1
Fiorentina 4–2 Dinamo Zagreb 3–0 1–2

First leg

Rangers 2–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Scott  33'
Brand  84'
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Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Cesare Jonni

Second leg

Rangers won 3–1 on aggregate.


Dinamo Zagreb 2–1 Fiorentina
Matuš  15'
Haraminčić  18'
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Petris  50'

Fiorentina won 4–2 on aggregate.

Final


First leg

Rangers 0–2 Fiorentina
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Milan  12', 88'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Erich Steiner (Austria)

Second leg

Fiorentina 2–1 Rangers
Milan  13'
Hamrin  86'
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Scott  60'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Vilmos Hernádi (Hungary)

Fiorentina won 4–1 on aggregate.

See also


References


  1. Vieli, André, ed. (August 2010). "European Cup Winners' Cup makes its debut" (PDF). uefa.direct. Nyon: Union of European Football Associations (100): 15. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  2. The two German nations and the two major British nations were the sole non-Mitropa members to join the competition.