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Quiz about The European Stage Part 1
Quiz about The European Stage Part 1

The European Stage Part 1 Trivia Quiz


Almost since European club competitions began have teams from England and Scotland been successful in them. Can you match the first ten English or Scottish teams with their opponents in their first UEFA sanctioned European final appearance?

A matching quiz by Red_John. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Red_John
Time
4 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
402,777
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
160
Awards
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1. 1961 European Cup Winners Cup - Fiorentina  
  Tottenham Hotspur
2. 1963 European Cup Winners Cup - Atlético Madrid  
  Chelsea
3. 1965 European Cup Winners Cup - TSV 1860 Munich  
  Rangers
4. 1966 European Cup Winners Cup - Borussia Dortmund  
  Celtic
5. 1967 European Cup - Inter  
  West Ham United
6. 1968 European Cup - Benfica  
  Liverpool
7. 1970 European Cup Winners Cup - Górnik Zabrze  
  Manchester City
8. 1971 European Cup Winners Cup - Real Madrid  
  Wolverhampton Wanderers
9. 1972 UEFA Cup - Tottenham Hotspur  
  Leeds United
10. 1973 European Cup Winners Cup - AC Milan  
  Manchester United





Select each answer

1. 1961 European Cup Winners Cup - Fiorentina
2. 1963 European Cup Winners Cup - Atlético Madrid
3. 1965 European Cup Winners Cup - TSV 1860 Munich
4. 1966 European Cup Winners Cup - Borussia Dortmund
5. 1967 European Cup - Inter
6. 1968 European Cup - Benfica
7. 1970 European Cup Winners Cup - Górnik Zabrze
8. 1971 European Cup Winners Cup - Real Madrid
9. 1972 UEFA Cup - Tottenham Hotspur
10. 1973 European Cup Winners Cup - AC Milan

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. 1961 European Cup Winners Cup - Fiorentina

Answer: Rangers

In 1960, a new European competition for the winners of each country's domestic knockout cup was introduced. Initially organised by the committee responsible for the Mitropa Cup, a competition for teams from central European nations, it was subsequently recognised by UEFA. Rangers qualified by winning the previous season's Scottish Cup, when they beat Kilmarnock.

The final of the European Cup Winners Cup was held over two legs, with the first held at Ibrox on 17 May 1961 seeing Rangers lose 2-0 against Coppa Italia winners Fiorentina, with the Italian club also winning the second leg 2-1 to run out 4-1 aggregate winners.

This was the only final of the Cup Winners Cup to be played over two legs, with all subsequent finals played as a single game at a predetermined venue.
2. 1963 European Cup Winners Cup - Atlético Madrid

Answer: Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur reached the 1962-63 European Cup Winners Cup through victory in the 1962 FA Cup Final against Burnley, their second successive victory in the competition. Reaching the Cup Winners Cup final, which was held on 15 May at the Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam, Tottenham faced the reigning champions of the competition, Atlético Madrid, who had won the previous season.

In the game, Tottenham won 5-1 to become the first British side to win a European trophy.
3. 1965 European Cup Winners Cup - TSV 1860 Munich

Answer: West Ham United

West Ham United qualified for the European Cup Winners Cup through their victory over Preston North End in the 1964 FA Cup Final, their first-ever victory in the competition. In the final, which was held on 19 May at Wembley Stadium in London, they played the winners of the DFB-Pokal, TSV 1860 Munich, winning the game 2-0. West Ham captain Bobby Moore was thus able to collect a second trophy in successive years from the Royal Box at Wembley, following the 1964 FA Cup win.

The following year, 1966, he would return to pick up a third, this time to collect the Jules Rimet Trophy as captain of England, following their victory over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup Final.
4. 1966 European Cup Winners Cup - Borussia Dortmund

Answer: Liverpool

Liverpool's participation in the European Cup Winners Cup came through their victory in the previous season's FA Cup Final, their first triumph in the competition, when they beat Leeds United. The Cup Winners Cup Final, played on 5 May at Hampden Park in Glasgow, saw Liverpool play the holders of the DFB-Pokal, Borussia Dortmund, who won the game 2-1.

Although their first European final ended in defeat, Liverpool went on to become one of Europe's most successful clubs; in 2005 they won their fifth European Cup title, becoming the first English club to win the right to wear UEFA's Badge of Honor, awarded to clubs who either win a competition three times in a row or five times overall.
5. 1967 European Cup - Inter

Answer: Celtic

Celtic's participation in the European Cup came as a result of their victory in the Scottish First Division, which they won by two points over their greatest rivals, Rangers. In the final, they played the champions of Italy's Serie A, Inter, on 25 May at the Estádio Nacional in Lisbon.

Despite going a goal down after just seven minutes, they eventually won the game 2-1, becoming the first British side to win European club football's premier trophy. After the game, Celtic manager Jock Stein gave his players, all but one of whom was born within 10 miles of Celtic Park, the nickname "Lisbon Lions".
6. 1968 European Cup - Benfica

Answer: Manchester United

Manchester United reached the European Cup through their victory in the Football League First Division the previous season, by four points over Nottingham Forest. Reaching the European Cup Final, which was played on 29 May at Wembley Stadium in London, they faced the winners of Portugal's Primeira Divisão, Benfica, who included in their team former Ballon d'Or winner, Eusebio.

The game finished 1-1 after normal time, resulting in the need for extra time. Within nine minutes of the start of extra time, Manchester United scored three times to eventually win the game 4-1, becoming the first English side to win the competition.

The victory in 1968 came ten years after a previous Manchester United side, nicknamed the 'Busby Babes', had been involved in the Munich air disaster that killed eight team members.
7. 1970 European Cup Winners Cup - Górnik Zabrze

Answer: Manchester City

Manchester City's participation in the European Cup Winners Cup was a result of their victory the previous season in the FA Cup Final over Leicester City. Their opponents were Polish side Górnik Zabrze, winners of the Puchar Polski. The final, which was held at the Prater Stadium in Vienna on 29 April, saw Manchester City win 2-1 to lift their first European trophy at the second attempt, their previous European participation seeing them knocked out of the 1967-68 European Cup in the first round. Their victory also gave Manchester City their second trophy of the season, having already won the League Cup in March.
8. 1971 European Cup Winners Cup - Real Madrid

Answer: Chelsea

Chelsea's qualification for the European Cup Winners Cup came through their win in the 1970 FA Cup Final against Leeds United, a victory only achieved after a replay. Chelsea's opponents were Real Madrid, who had won the Copa del Generalísimo, and were attempting to win their seventh European trophy.

The final was played on 19 May at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece. The game ended 1-1 after extra-time, resulting in it becoming the third Cup Winners Cup Final (after 1962 and 1964) to go to a replay.

The replay was held two days later at the same venue, seeing Chelsea win the game 2-1. Chelsea reached a second Cup Winners Cup final in 1998, becoming the penultimate winners of the trophy, and the only English club to win it twice.
9. 1972 UEFA Cup - Tottenham Hotspur

Answer: Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers participation in the very first UEFA Cup came about as a result of their fourth place finish in the previous season's Football League First Division, a season that saw a total of seven English clubs qualify for European competition.

Their opponents in the two-legged final were Tottenham Hotspur, who had finished one place above them in the First Division, and had also won the League Cup, making it the first final of a UEFA competition to feature two teams from the same country.

The first leg, played at Wolves' Molineux ground, saw Tottenham win 2-1, while the second at White Hart Lane ended in a 1-1 draw, seeing Tottenham win overall 3-2 on aggregate. Within ten years of this match, their first European final, Wolves began a slide through the divisions that ended up with them playing in the Football League Fourth Division for the first time in 1986, before beginning a climb back that ended in promotion to the Premier League in 2003, their first season in the top division for 19 years.
10. 1973 European Cup Winners Cup - AC Milan

Answer: Leeds United

Leeds United's place in the European Cup Winners Cup came about through their victory over Arsenal in the previous season's FA Cup Final (their first-ever FA Cup final victory). However, this was not their first European final, as between 1967 and 1971 they reached the final of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup three times, winning twice.

In the Cup Winners Cup, they faced the winners of the Coppa Italia, AC Milan, with the game played on 16 May at the Kaftanzoglio Stadium in Thessaloniki. The game ended in a 1-0 victory for Milan, but was marred by accusations that the Greek referee had favoured the Italians throughout the game. Leeds entered a protest with UEFA in an effort to get the game replayed, but were unsuccessful.

The referee was subsequently banned for life for match-fixing, although no investigation into the 1973 Cup Winners Cup Final took place.
Source: Author Red_John

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