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Quiz about Champions League Winning Managers  The 1980s
Quiz about Champions League Winning Managers  The 1980s

Champions League Winning Managers - The 1980s Quiz

The third instalment of European Cup / Champions League winning managers sees us travel back to the 1980s. Can you match the correct manager to the winning team?

A matching quiz by MickeyDGod. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
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8 / 10
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. 1980: Nottingham Forest  
  Guus Hiddink
2. 1981: Liverpool  
  Ernst Happel
3. 1982: Aston Villa  
  Tony Barton
4. 1983: Hamburg  
  Joe Fagan
5. 1984: Liverpool  
  Bob Paisley
6. 1985: Juventus  
  Giovanni Trapattoni
7. 1986: Steaua Bucharest  
  Arrigo Sacchi
8. 1987: FC Porto  
  Artur Jorge
9. 1988: PSV Eindhoven  
  Emerich Jenei
10. 1989: AC Milan  
  Brian Clough

Select each answer

1. 1980: Nottingham Forest
2. 1981: Liverpool
3. 1982: Aston Villa
4. 1983: Hamburg
5. 1984: Liverpool
6. 1985: Juventus
7. 1986: Steaua Bucharest
8. 1987: FC Porto
9. 1988: PSV Eindhoven
10. 1989: AC Milan

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. 1980: Nottingham Forest

Answer: Brian Clough

After becoming English league champions in 1978, Forest went on to in the European Cup in 1979 and qualified for the 1979-80 tournament as holders. A 1-0 win against West German side Hamburg earned Forest their second win and the dubious honour of becoming the first side to win the European Cup more times than their own domestic top division.

Clough was one of the most highly respected English managers of his generation. He spent 18 years at Forest from 1975-1993 before retiring from football. He died from stomach cancer in 2004 at the age of 69.
2. 1981: Liverpool

Answer: Bob Paisley

A 1-0 win in the final against Real Madrid saw Liverpool win the European Cup or the third time in five years. Bob Paisley was in charge for the other victories in 1977 ad 1978.

Paisley managed Liverpool from 1974-1983, and along with the three European Cup successes he also led the club to six English league titles, three League Cup wins, six FA Charity Shield victories, the 1976 UEFA Cup ad he 1977 UEFA Super Cup. Unfortunately for Liverpool he could not manage to add any FA Cup successes to his tally, with their best performance under Paisley coming in 1977 when they finished runners-up to Manchester United.
3. 1982: Aston Villa

Answer: Tony Barton

Between 1977 and 1982 inclusive, teams from England won the European Cup six times in a row. Aston Villa's 1-0 victory against Bayern Munich saw them add to the three wins for Liverpool and the two successes for Nottingham Forest.

Barton had only taken over as manager of Villa in February 1982 following the resignation of Ron Saunders. Barton added to the European Cup by leading Villa to victory in the 1982 European Super Cup. He did not win another trophy as manager. He died of a heart attack in 1993 at the age of 56.

Ron Saunders, incidentally, was the first manager to lead three different teams to the English League Cup final in three successive years (Norwich City, Manchester City and Aston Vila from 1973-1975 respectively).
4. 1983: Hamburg

Answer: Ernst Happel

Hamburg stopped the run of English clubs winning the European Cup when they defeated 1-0 in 1983, the only goal of the game being scored by Felix Magath after only 9 minutes (English clubs had won the previous six).

This was Happel's second European Cup win, having led Dutch side Feyenoord to victory in 1970. Happel also led the Netherlands to the final of the 1978 World Cup where they lost 3-1 after extra time to host nation Argentina.
5. 1984: Liverpool

Answer: Joe Fagan

This was Liverpool's fourth victory in the competition. It was also the first final since Liverpool's first victory in 1977 to end with a scoreline other than 1-0. Following a 1-1 draw against Roma, Liverpool went on to win the match 4-2 on penalties.

Joe Fagan joined Liverpool in 1958 as Reserve Team Coach under Bill Shankly, before working his way up to First Team Coach and then Assistant Manager under Bob Paisley. When Paisley retired in 1983, Fagan was promoted to Manager. A treble of English First Division, English League Cup and European Cup followed in 1984 but Fagan could not emulate that success the following year and in 1985 Liverpool finished the season without a trophy for the first time in a decade, and Fagan subsequently announced his retirement. He died in 2001 at the age of 80.
6. 1985: Juventus

Answer: Giovanni Trapattoni

A match which is sadly remembered more for actions off the pitch. The final was being held at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels. Before kick-off, some Liverpool fans breached a fence being used to separate the two sets of supporters and charged the Juventus fans, causing a retaining wall to collapse under the weight of people and resulting in 39 deaths, with hundreds more being injured. There were calls for the match to be abandoned, but it was decided to let the match go ahead to try to avoid further trouble. Following the disaster, however, English clubs were banned from competing in European football for five years. The match itself ended 1-0 to Juventus, with the only goal of the game being scored by Frenchman Michel Platini.

During a long career in management, Trapattoni would manage such other clubs as AC Milan, Inter Milan, Bayer Munich, Fiorentina, Benfica, VfB Stuttgart and the national teams of Italy and Republic of Ireland. As well as the 1985 European Cup, he also led Juventus to the Cup Winners Cup in 1984 and the UEFA Cup in both 1977 and 1993, the European Super Cup in 1984 and the Intercontinental Cup in 1985. Following the dissolution of the Cup Winners Cup in 1999, Trapattoni became the only manager to have won all major UEFA club competitions as well as the World Club title. He won a further UEFA Cup in 1991 with Inter Milan. He also won the European Cup and Cup Winners Cup during his playing days with AC Milan.
7. 1986: Steaua Bucharest

Answer: Emerich Jenei

Steaua won their first European Cup trophy by defeating Barcelona 2-0 on penalties, after the match had ended 0-0. Steaua goalkeeper Helmuth Duckadam saved all four of Barcelona's penalties during the shoot-out. This was the only trophy Jenei won as a manager outside of Romania.
8. 1987: FC Porto

Answer: Artur Jorge

This was Porto's first European Cup victory, following a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich. Jorge became something of a journeyman, managing, among others, Paris St Germain, Benfica, CSKA Moscow, Tenerife and the national teams of Switzerland, Portugal and Cameroon. The 1987 European Cup win would remain arguably his greatest achievement.
9. 1988: PSV Eindhoven

Answer: Guus Hiddink

The second consecutive final to feature a team from Portugal, the match between PSV and Benfica ended 0-0 before PSV won 6-5 on penalties. This completed a treble for PSV of Dutch Championship, Dutch Cup and European Cup. Five of the team would later go on to win the European Championship in 1988 with Netherlands.

This was Hiddink's first job in management. He would go on to lead such clubs as Fenebahce, Valencia, Real Madrid and Chelsea (twice), and became something of a specialist in managing national teams. He reached the semi-finals of the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups and the 2008 UEFA European Championship with, respectively, Netherands, South Korea and Russia. He also led Australia to the second round of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and reached the Quarter Finals of the 1996 UEFA European Championship with Netherlands.
10. 1989: AC Milan

Answer: Arrigo Sacchi

Milan won the 1989 final with a convincing 4-0 victory over 1986 winners Steaua Bucharest, with Dutch duo Ruud Gullit and Marco Van Basten scoring two goals each. Dutch player Frank Rijkaard also featured for Milan. All three players had won the 1988 UEFA European Championship with Netherlands. Also in the squad that day was Carlo Ancelotti, who, as a manager, would later go on to lead Milan to the final of the European Cup three times in the space of five years between 2003 and 2007, winning twice.

Milan would successfully defend the title in 1990, again with Sacchi in charge, a feat which would not be repeated until Real Madrid won the title in 2016 and 2017. Sacchi would later lead Italy to the final of the 1994 FIFA World Cup where they lost on penalties to Brazil.
Source: Author MickeyDGod

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