1972 UEFA Cup Final

1972 UEFA Cup Final
Event 1971–72 UEFA Cup
on aggregate
First leg
Date 3 May 1972
Venue Molineux, Wolverhampton
Referee Tofik Bahramov (Soviet Union)
Attendance 38,362
Second leg
Date 17 May 1972
Venue White Hart Lane, London
Referee Laurens Van Ravens (Netherlands)
Attendance 54,303
1971 (Inter-Cities Fairs Cup)
1973

The 1972 UEFA Cup Final was the final of the first ever UEFA Cup football tournament. It was a two-legged contest played on 3 May and 17 May 1972 between two English clubs, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur won the tie 3–2 on aggregate. A 2–1 victory away from home in the first leg proved decisive for them, with Martin Chivers scoring a remarkable late winner, firing in an unstoppable shot from 25 yards. They then held Wolves to a 1–1 draw in the second leg to win the competition.[1][2]

Match details[]

First leg[]

Wolverhampton Wanderers England 1–2 England Tottenham Hotspur
McCalliog Goal 72' Report

Overview (archive) Overview

Chivers Goal 57'87'
Molineux, Wolverhampton
Attendance: 38,362
Referee: Soviet Union Tofik Bahramov
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Tottenham Hotspur
GK 1 England Phil Parkes
DF 2 England Bernard Shaw YC
DF 3 England Gerry Taylor
MF 4 Northern Ireland Danny Hegan
MF 5 Scotland Frank Munro
MF 6 England John McAlle
FW 7 Scotland Jim McCalliog (c)
FW 8 England Kenny Hibbitt
FW 9 England John Richards
FW 10 Northern Ireland Derek Dougan
FW 11 England Dave Wagstaffe
Substitutes:
DF 12 England Derek Parkin
GK 13 England Rod Arnold
FW 14 Scotland Hugh Curran
MF 15 England Steve Daley
FW 16 England Peter Eastoe
Manager:
England Bill McGarry
GK 1 Northern Ireland Pat Jennings
DF 2 Republic of Ireland Joe Kinnear YC
DF 3 England Cyril Knowles
MF 4 England Alan Mullery (c)
MF 5 Wales Mike England
MF 6 England Phil Beal
FW 7 Scotland Alan Gilzean
FW 8 England Steve Perryman
FW 9 England Martin Chivers
FW 10 England Martin Peters
FW 11 England Ralph Coates Substituted off 68'
Substitutes:
DF 12 England Ray Evans
GK 13 England Barry Daines
DF 14 England Terry Naylor
MF 15 England John Pratt Substituted in 68'
FW 16 England Jimmy Pearce
Manager:
England Bill Nicholson

Second leg[]

Tottenham Hotspur England 1–1 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
Mullery Goal 29' Report

Overview (archive) Overview

Wagstaffe Goal 40'
White Hart Lane, London
Attendance: 54,303
Referee: Netherlands Laurens Van Ravens
Tottenham Hotspur
Wolverhampton Wanderers
GK 1 Northern Ireland Pat Jennings
DF 2 Republic of Ireland Joe Kinnear
DF 3 England Cyril Knowles
MF 4 England Alan Mullery (c)
MF 5 Wales Mike England
MF 6 England Phil Beal
FW 7 Scotland Alan Gilzean
FW 8 England Steve Perryman
FW 9 England Martin Chivers
FW 10 England Martin Peters
FW 11 England Ralph Coates
Substitutes:
DF 12 England Ray Evans
GK 13 England Barry Daines
DF 14 England Terry Naylor
MF 15 England John Pratt
FW 16 England Jimmy Pearce
Manager:
England Bill Nicholson
GK 1 England Phil Parkes
DF 2 England Bernard Shaw
DF 3 England Gerry Taylor
MF 4 Northern Ireland Danny Hegan
MF 5 Scotland Frank Munro
MF 6 England John McAlle
FW 7 Scotland Jim McCalliog (c)
FW 8 England Kenny Hibbitt Substituted off 55'
FW 9 England John Richards
FW 10 Northern Ireland Derek Dougan Substituted off 84'
FW 11 England Dave Wagstaffe
Substitutes:
DF 12 England Derek Parkin
GK 13 England Rod Arnold
MF 14 England Mike Bailey Substituted in 55'
FW 15 Scotland Hugh Curran Substituted in 84'
MF 16 England Steve Daley
Manager:
England Bill McGarry

Tottenham Hotspur won 3–2 on aggregate

Route to the final[]

Wolverhampton Wanderers[]

Round 1 (1st leg) Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–0 Académica de Coimbra
Round 1 (2nd leg) Académica de Coimbra 1–4 Wolverhampton Wanderers
(Wolverhampton Wanderers won 7–1 on aggregate)
Round 2 (1st leg) ADO Den Haag 1–3 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Round 2 (2nd leg) Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–0 ADO Den Haag
(Wolverhampton Wanderers won 7–1 on aggregate)
Round 3 (1st leg) Carl Zeiss Jena 0–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Round 3 (2nd leg) Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–0 Carl Zeiss Jena
(Wolverhampton Wanderers won 4–0 on aggregate)
Quarter final (1st leg) Juventus 1–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Quarter final (2nd leg) Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Juventus
(Wolverhampton Wanderers won 3–2 on aggregate)
Semi-final (1st leg) Ferencváros 2–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Semi-final (2nd leg) Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Ferencváros
(Wolverhampton Wanderers won 4–3 on aggregate)

Tottenham Hotspur[]

Round 1 (1st leg) Keflavík ÍF 1–6 Tottenham Hotspur
Round 1 (2nd leg) Tottenham Hotspur 9–0 Keflavík ÍF
(Tottenham Hotspur won 15–1 on aggregate)
Round 2 (1st leg) Nantes 0–0 Tottenham Hotspur
Round 2 (2nd leg) Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 Nantes
(Tottenham Hotspur won 1–0 on aggregate)
Round 3 (1st leg) Tottenham Hotspur 3–0 Rapid Bucharest
Round 3 (2nd leg) Rapid Bucharest 0–2 Tottenham Hotspur
(Tottenham Hotspur won 5–0 on aggregate)
Quarter final (1st leg) UTA Arad 0–2 Tottenham Hotspur
Quarter Final (2nd leg) Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 UTA Arad
(Tottenham Hotspur won 3–1 on aggregate)
Semi-final (1st leg) Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 Milan
Semi-final (2nd leg) Milan 1–1 Tottenham Hotspur
(Tottenham Hotspur won 3–2 on aggregate)

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ "On this day: Wolves lose the first UEFA Cup final". Express and Star. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Martin Chivers on Tottenham's 1972 UEFA Cup win". UEFA. 17 October 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2018.