1993 UEFA Champions League Final

The 1993 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match between French club Marseille and Italian club Milan, played on 26 May 1993 at the Olympiastadion in Munich.

1993 UEFA Champions League Final
Event1992–93 UEFA Champions League
Date26 May 1993
VenueOlympiastadion, Munich
RefereeKurt Röthlisberger (Switzerland)
1992 (European Cup)

The final, which followed the second-ever UEFA Champions League group stage, saw Ivorian-born Marseille defender Basile Boli score the only goal of the match in the 43rd minute with a header to give l'OM their first European Cup title. It was the first time a French team had won the European Cup. No other French side – apart from Monaco-based AS Monaco, who play in the French league system – would reach the final until Paris Saint-Germain in 2020.

Marseille and their club president Bernard Tapie would later be found to have been involved in a match-fixing scandal during the 1992–93 season (in which Marseille allegedly paid Valenciennes to lose a match), which saw them relegated to Division 2 and banned from participation in European football for the following season. As the scandal affected only French league matches, Marseille's status as 1993 European champion was not affected.

The first Champions League final turned out to be the last game of Milan's highly accomplished but injury-prone Dutch forward Marco van Basten, who was 28 at the time; having been subbed off in the 86th minute due to fatigue and yet another ankle injury, he would spend the next two years in recovery before announcing his retirement in August 1995.[1]


In the following table, finals until 1992 were in the European Cup era, since 1993 were in the UEFA Champions League era.

Team Previous final appearances (bold indicates winners)
Marseille 1 (1991)
Milan 5 (1958, 1963, 1969, 1989, 1990)

Road to the final

Marseille Round Milan
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Glentoran 8–0 5–0 (A) 3–0 (H) First round Olimpija Ljubljana 7–0 4–0 (H) 3–0 (A)
Dinamo București 2–0 0–0 (A) 2–0 (H) Second round Slovan Bratislava 5–0 1–0 (A) 4–0 (H)
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Rangers 2–2 (A) Matchday 1 IFK Göteborg 4–0 (H)
Club Brugge 3–0 (H) Matchday 2 PSV 2–1 (A)
CSKA Moscow 1–1 (A) Matchday 3 Porto 1–0 (A)
CSKA Moscow 6–0 (H) Matchday 4 Porto 1–0 (H)
Rangers 1–1 (H) Matchday 5 IFK Göteborg 1–0 (A)
Club Brugge 1–0 (A) Matchday 6 PSV 2–0 (H)
Group A winner
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Marseille 6 9
2 Rangers 6 8
3 Club Brugge 6 5
4 CSKA Moscow 6 2
Source: UEFA
Final standings Group B winner
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Milan 6 12
2 IFK Göteborg 6 6
3 Porto 6 5
4 PSV Eindhoven 6 1
Source: UEFA



Marseille 1–0 Milan
Boli  43' Report
GK1 Fabien Barthez 70'
RB2 Jocelyn Angloma 62'
LB3 Éric Di Meco 31'
SW4 Basile Boli 56'
CM5 Franck Sauzée
CB6 Marcel Desailly
CB7 Jean-Jacques Eydelie
CF8 Alen Bokšić
CF9 Rudi Völler 79'
RM10 Abedi Pele
LM11 Didier Deschamps (c)
MF12 Jean-Christophe Thomas 79'
DF13 Bernard Casoni
MF14 Jean-Philippe Durand 62'
FW15 Jean-Marc Ferreri
GK16 Pascal Olmeta
Raymond Goethals
GK1 Sebastiano Rossi
RB2 Mauro Tassotti
LB3 Paolo Maldini
CM4 Demetrio Albertini
CB5 Alessandro Costacurta
CB6 Franco Baresi (c)
RM7 Gianluigi Lentini 39'
CM8 Frank Rijkaard
CF9 Marco van Basten 86'
LM10 Roberto Donadoni 58'
CF11 Daniele Massaro
GK12 Carlo Cudicini
DF13 Stefano Nava
MF14 Stefano Eranio 86'
MF15 Alberigo Evani
FW16 Jean-Pierre Papin 58'
Fabio Capello

Assistant referees:
Zivanko Popović (Switzerland)
Erwin Kreig (Switzerland)
Fourth official:
Serge Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)

See also