1963 European Cup Winners' Cup Final

The 1963 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was the final football match of the 1962–63 European Cup Winners' Cup and was the third European Cup Winners' Cup final. It was contested between Tottenham Hotspur of England and the defending champions, Atlético Madrid of Spain, and was held at Feijenoord Stadion in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Tottenham won the match 5–1 thanks to goals by Jimmy Greaves (2), John White and Terry Dyson (2). Tottenham's victory made them the first British team to win a major European trophy.

1963 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
1963 European Cup Winners' Cup Final programme.jpg
Match programme cover
Event1962–63 European Cup Winners' Cup
Date15 May 1963
VenueFeijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
RefereeAndries van Leeuwen (Netherlands)

Tottenham's next major trophy came four years later when they won the FA Cup in 1967, but Jimmy Greaves was the only player from this team to feature in the next Tottenham side to win a major trophy due to the bulk of the team having retired or been transferred over the next four years. John White was killed by lightning on a golf course the following year.

Route to the finalEdit

  Tottenham Hotspur   Atlético Madrid
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
  Rangers 8–4 5–2 (H) 3–2 (A) First round   Hibernians 5–0 4–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
  Slovan Bratislava 6–2 0–2 (A) 6–0 (H) Quarter-finals   Botev Plovdiv 5–1 1–1 (A) 4–0 (H)
  OFK Beograd 5–2 2–1 (A) 3–1 (H) Semi-finals   Nürnberg 3–2 1–2 (A) 2–0 (H)


Tottenham's starting line-up


Tottenham Hotspur  5–1  Atlético Madrid
Greaves   16'80'
White   35'
Dyson   67'85'
Report Collar   47' (pen.)
Tottenham Hotspur
Atlético Madrid
GK 1   Bill Brown
RB 2   Peter Baker
CB 5   Maurice Norman
LB 3   Ron Henry
CM 4   Danny Blanchflower (c)
CM 6   Tony Marchi
AM 8   John White
RW 7   Cliff Jones
CF 10   Jimmy Greaves
CF 9   Bobby Smith
LW 11   Terry Dyson
  Bill Nicholson
GK 1   Edgardo Madinabeytia
DF 2   Feliciano Rivilla
DF 3   José Antonio Rodríguez López
DF 4   Ramiro
DF 5   Jorge Griffa
MF 6   Jesús Glaría
MF 7   Miguel Jones
FW 8   Adelardo Rodríguez
FW 9   Chuzo
FW 10   Mendonça
FW 11   Enrique Collar
  Sabino Barinaga

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