1971 European Cup Winners' Cup Final

The 1971 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match contested by Chelsea F.C. of England and Real Madrid of Spain. It was the final match of the 1971 competition and the 11th European Cup Winners' Cup final in all.

1971 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
Chelsea Real Madrid
England Spain
1 1
Date19 May 1971
VenueKaraiskakis Stadium, Piraeus, Athens, Greece
RefereeRudolf Scheurer (Switzerland)
Chelsea Real Madrid
England Spain
2 1
Date21 May 1971
VenueKaraiskakis Stadium, Piraeus, Athens, Greece
RefereeRudolf Scheurer (Switzerland)

Route to the final

England Chelsea Spain Real Madrid
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Greece Aris Thessaloniki 6–2 1–1 (A) 5–1 (H) First round Malta Hibernians 5–0 0–0 (A) 5–0 (H)
Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 2–0 1–0 (A) 1–0 (H) Second round Austria Wacker Innsbruck 2–1 0–1 (H) 2–0 (A)
Belgium Club Brugge 4–2 0–2 (A) 4–0 (a.e.t.) (H) Quarter-finals Wales Cardiff City 2–1 0–1 (A) 2–0 (H)
England Manchester City 2–0 1–0 (H) 1–0 (A) Semi-finals Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 2–1 0–0 (A) 2–1 (H)

Match review

The Spanish club were challenging for their seventh European trophy overall, a record among European clubs at the time, while the West Londoners were seeking their first ever European honour. The final took place on 19 May 1971 and was staged at Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Athens, Greece, which was filled to capacity by traveling fans of both clubs as well as local football aficionados. Chelsea went ahead with a Peter Osgood left-foot volley from inside the area, after a Boyle-Cooke combination, but Real, demonstrating their "exceptional ball skills", pressed back and eventually equalised in the last minute with Ignacio Zoco.[1] There were no further goals scored in extra time, so the final went to a replay game.

The replay was staged at the same venue two days later, on a Friday, with markedly lower attendance. Most of the clubs' fans had left, having booked return tickets on the assumption that, as usual, the final would be decided in one game, although a number of Chelsea's followers stayed on, "sleeping in the rough" around the city.[2] Chelsea scored two goals with Peter Osgood and John Dempsey in the first half. Real's Sebastián Fleitas scored 15 minutes before the end of the game but Chelsea hung on to win 2–1 and become the third London club to win the trophy.

Match details

Chelsea England1–1Spain Real Madrid
Osgood Goal 56' Report Report 2 Zoco Goal 90'
Real Madrid C.F.
GK 1 England Peter Bonetti
DF 2 Scotland John Boyle
DF 3 England Ron Harris (c)
MF 4 England John Hollins Substituted off 91'
DF 5 Republic of Ireland John Dempsey
DF 6 England David Webb
W 7 England Keith Weller
MF 8 England Alan Hudson
ST 9 England Peter Osgood Substituted off 86'
MF 10 Scotland Charlie Cooke
W 11 England Peter Houseman
DF 14 Republic of Ireland Paddy Mulligan Substituted in 91'
ST 15 England Tommy Baldwin Substituted in 86'
England Dave Sexton
GK 1 Spain Jose Luis Borja
DF 2 Spain José Luis
DF 3 Spain Gregorio Benito
DF 4 Spain Ignacio Zoco
MF 5 Spain Pirri
DF 6 Spain Fernando Zunzunegui
MF 7 Spain Ramón Grosso
MF 8 Spain Manuel Velázquez
MF 9 Argentina Miguel Pérez Substituted off 65'
FW 10 Spain Amancio Amaro
FW 11 Spain Francisco Gento (c) Substituted off 70'
MF 12 Paraguay Sebastián Fleitas Substituted in 65'
FW 13 Spain Toni Grande Substituted in 70'
Spain Miguel Muñoz


Chelsea England2–1Spain Real Madrid
Dempsey Goal 33'
Osgood Goal 39'
Report Report 2 Fleitas Goal 75'
GK 1 England Peter Bonetti
RB 2 Scotland John Boyle
CB 6 England David Webb
CB 5 Republic of Ireland John Dempsey
LB 3 England Ron Harris (c)
CM 4 Scotland Charlie Cooke
CM 10 England Alan Hudson
RW 7 England Keith Weller
LW 11 England Peter Houseman
CF 8 England Tommy Baldwin
CF 9 England Peter Osgood Substituted off 73'
DF 14 Republic of Ireland Paddy Mulligan
CF 15 South Africa Derek Smethurst Substituted in 73'
England Dave Sexton
GK 1 Spain Jose Luis Borja
RB 2 Spain José Luis
SW 6 Spain Ignacio Zoco
CB 5 Spain Gregorio Benito
LB 3 Spain Fernando Zunzunegui
CM 10 Spain Manuel Velázquez Substituted off 75'
DM 4 Spain Pirri (c)
CM 9 Spain Ramón Grosso
RW 7 Paraguay Sebastián Fleitas
CF 8 Spain Amancio Amaro
LW 11 Spain Manuel Bueno Substituted off 60'
DM 15 Spain Toni Grande Substituted in 60'
LW 16 Spain Francisco Gento Substituted in 75'
Spain Miguel Muñoz

See also


  1. ^ "Real Shock for Chelsea", Daily Mirror, 20 May 1971
  2. ^ "Ole! Ole! Chelsea!", Daily Mirror, 22 May 1971

External links

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