1960–61 European Cup Winners' Cup

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1960–61 European Cup Winners' Cup
Tournament details
Dates 1 August 1960 – 27 May 1961
Teams 10
Final positions
Champions Italy Fiorentina (1st title)
Runners-up Scotland Rangers
Tournament statistics
Matches played 18
Goals scored 60 (3.33 per match)

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.

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 Scotland 5–4 Hungary Ferencváros 4–2 1–2
Vorwärts Berlin East Germany 2–3 Czechoslovakia Rudá Hvězda Brno 2–1 0–2

First leg

1 August 1960
Rangers Scotland 4 – 2 Hungary Ferencváros
Davis Goal 52'
Millar Goal 57'86'
Brand Goal 73'

Report 2

Orosz Goal 17'
Friedmanszky Goal 79'

Second leg

Rangers won 5–4 on aggregate.

Rudá Hvězda Brno won 3–2 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Borussia Mönchengladbach West Germany 0–11 Scotland Rangers 0–3 0–8
FK Austria Wien Austria 2–5 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 0–5
FC Lucerne Switzerland 2–9 Italy Fiorentina 0–3 2–6
Rudá Hvězda Brno Czechoslovakia 0–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dinamo Zagreb 0–0 0–2

First leg

23 November 1960
FC Lucerne Switzerland 0 – 3 Italy Fiorentina

Report 2

Petris Goal 3'
Hamrin Goal 35'81'

Second leg

30 November 1960
Rangers Scotland 8 – 0 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
Baxter Goal 2'
Brand Goal 17'44'51'
Pfeiffer Goal 31' (o.g.)
Millar Goal 45'53'
Davis Goal 65'

Report 2

Rangers won 11–0 on aggregate.

Wolverhampton Wanderers won 5–2 on aggregate.

28 December 1960
Fiorentina Italy 6 – 2 Switzerland FC Lucerne
Antoninho Goal 28'52'75'
Hamrin Goal 33' (pen.)46'
Milan Goal 38'

Report 2

Frey Goal 43'
Hahn Goal 55'

Fiorentina won 9–2 on aggregate.

Dinamo Zagreb won 2–0 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rangers Scotland 3–1 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 1–1
Fiorentina Italy 4–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dinamo Zagreb 3–0 1–2

First leg

Second leg

Rangers won 3–1 on aggregate.

Fiorentina won 4–2 on aggregate.


First leg

17 May 1961
Rangers Scotland 0 – 2 Italy Fiorentina

Report 2

Milan Goal 12'88'
Ibrox Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Erich Steiner (Austria)

Second leg

27 May 1961
Fiorentina Italy 2 – 1 Scotland Rangers
Milan Goal 13'
Hamrin Goal 86'

Report 2

Scott Goal 60'
Stadio Comunale, Florence
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Vilmos Hernádi (Hungary)

Fiorentina won 4–1 on aggregate.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. The two German nations and the two major British nations were the sole non-Mitropa members to join the competition.

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