1963 European Cup Final

The 1963 European Cup Final was a football match between Milan and Benfica, held at Wembley Stadium, London, on 22 May 1963. Milan won the match 2–1, winning the European Cup for the first time.[2] Runners-up Benfica made their third consecutive appearance in the final, having won both the 1961 and 1962 finals.

1963 European Cup Final
Match programme cover
Event1962–63 European Cup
Date22 May 1963
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeArthur Holland (England)

Route to the final

Milan Round Benfica
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Union Luxembourg 14–0 8–0 (H) 6–0 (A) Prelim. round Bye
Ipswich Town 4–2 3–0 (H) 1–2 (A) First round IFK Norrköping 6–2 1–1 (A) 5–1 (H)
Galatasaray 8–1 3–1 (A) 5–0 (H) Quarter-finals Dukla Prague 2–1 2–1 (H) 0–0 (A)
Dundee 5–2 5–1 (H) 0–1 (A) Semi-finals Feyenoord 3–1 0–0 (A) 3–1 (H)



Milan 2–1 Benfica
Altafini  58', 69' Report Eusébio  19'
Attendance: 45,715[1]
GK1 Giorgio Ghezzi
RB2 Mario David
LB3 Mario Trebbi
RH4 Víctor Benítez
CH5 Cesare Maldini (c)
LH6 Giovanni Trapattoni
OR7 Gino Pivatelli
IR8 Dino Sani
CF9[lower-alpha 1] José Altafini
IL10 Gianni Rivera
OL11 Bruno Mora
Nereo Rocco
GK1 Costa Pereira
RB2 Domiciano Cavém
CH3 Raúl Machado
LB4 Fernando Cruz
RH5 Humberto Fernandes
LH6 Mário Coluna (c)
OR7 José Augusto
IR8 Santana
CF9 José Torres
IL10 Eusébio
OL11 António Simões
Fernando Riera

See also


  1. A Brazilian expatriate, Altafini had represented his native Brazil at the 1958 World Cup, but in 1961 he changed allegiances to Italy. Notably, he played for Italy at the 1962 World Cup.[3]


  1. "UEFA Champions League – Statistics Handbook 2012/13" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. p. 129. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
  2. Delaney, Miguel (1 September 2013). "AC Milan 2 Benfica 1". The Blizzard. Retrieved 24 May 2020.[permanent dead link]