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1956–57 European Cup
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates 1 August 1956 – 30 May 1957
Teams 22
Final positions
Champions Spain Real Madrid (2nd title)
Runner-up Italy Fiorentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played 44
Goals scored 170 (3.86 per match)
Attendance 1,836,978 (41,750 per match)
Top scorer(s) England Dennis Viollet (9 goals)

The 1956–57 European Cup was the second season of the European Cup. The competition was won by Real Madrid, who beat Fiorentina 2–0 in the final at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid, on May 30, 1957.


Preliminary round

Pot 1
Eastern Europe
Pot 2
North-Western Europe
Pot 3
South-Central Europe
Drawn Match 1

Czechoslovakia Slovan UNV Bratislava

France Nice

Portugal Porto

Poland CWKS Warsaw

Denmark AGF Aarhus

Spain Athletic Bilbao

Match 2

Turkey Galatasaray

Belgium Anderlecht

West Germany Borussia Dortmund

Romania Dinamo București

England Manchester United

Luxembourg Spora Luxembourg

Byes

Hungary Budapest Honvéd

Scotland Rangers

Italy Fiorentina

Austria Rapid Wien

Sweden Norrköping

Switzerland Grasshopper

Bulgaria CDNA Sofia

Netherlands Rapid JC

Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Borussia Dortmund West Germany 5–5 Luxembourg Spora Luxembourg 4–3 1–2
Dinamo București Romania 4–3 Turkey Galatasaray 3–1 1–2
Slovan UNV Bratislava Czechoslovakia 4–2 Poland CWKS Warsaw 4–0 0–2
Anderlecht Belgium 0–12 England Manchester United 0–2 0–10
AGF Aarhus Denmark 2–6 France Nice 1–1 1–5
Porto Portugal 3–5 Spain Athletic Bilbao 1–2 2–3

First round

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Manchester United England 3–2 West Germany Borussia Dortmund 3–2 0–0
CDNA Sofia Bulgaria 10–4 Romania Dinamo București 8–1 2–3
Rangers Scotland 3–3 France Nice 2–1 1–2
Slovan UNV Bratislava Czechoslovakia 1–2 Switzerland Grasshopper 1–0 0–2
Real Madrid Spain 5–5 Austria Rapid Wien 4–2 1–3
Rapid JC Netherlands 3–6 Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 3–4 0–2
Fiorentina Italy 2–1 Sweden Norrköping 1–1 1–0
Athletic Bilbao Spain 6–5 Hungary Budapest Honvéd 3–2 3–31

1 Second leg played at Heysel Stadium, Brussels

Quarter-finals

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Athletic Bilbao Spain 5–6 England Manchester United 5–3 0–3
Fiorentina Italy 5–3 Switzerland Grasshopper 3–1 2–2
Real Madrid Spain 6–2 France Nice 3–0 3–2
Red Star Belgrade Yugoslavia 4–3 Bulgaria CDNA Sofia 3–1 1–2

Semi-finals

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Red Star Belgrade Yugoslavia 0–1 Italy Fiorentina 0–1 0–0
Real Madrid Spain 5–3 England Manchester United 3–1 2–2

First leg

3 April 1957
Red Star Belgrade Yugoslavia 0–1 Italy Fiorentina Stadion JNA, Belgrade
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Albert Alsteen (Belgium)
Report Prini Goal 88'

11 April 1957
Real Madrid Spain 3–1 England Manchester United Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid
Attendance: 120,000
Referee: Leopold Sylvain Horn (Netherlands)
Rial Goal 61'
Di Stéfano Goal 63'
Mateos Goal 83'
Report Taylor Goal 82'

Second leg

18 April 1957
Fiorentina Italy 0–0 Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade Comunale, Florence
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Klaas Schipper (Netherlands)
Report

Fiorentina won 1–0 on aggregate


25 April 1957
Manchester United England 2–2 Spain Real Madrid Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Marcel Lequesne (France)
Taylor Goal 62'
Charlton Goal 85'
Report Kopa Goal 25'
Rial Goal 33'

Real Madrid won 5–3 on aggregate

Final

30 May 1957
Real Madrid Spain 2–0 Italy Fiorentina Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid
Attendance: 120,000
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)
Di Stéfano Goal 69' (pen.)
Gento Goal 75'
Report

Top scorers

The top scorers from the 1956–57 European Cup (including preliminary round) were as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 England Dennis Viollet England Manchester United 9
2 England Tommy Taylor England Manchester United 8
3 Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano Spain Real Madrid 7
4 West Germany Alfred Preißler West Germany Borussia Dortmund 6
5 Spain José Artetxe Spain Athletic Bilbao 5
France Jacques Foix France Nice 5
Yugoslavia Bora Kostić Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 5
8 France Jacky Faivre France Nice 4
Bulgaria Ivan Petkov Kolev Bulgaria CDNA Sofia 4
10 Luxembourg Marc Boreux Luxembourg Spora Luxembourg 3
Austria Ernst Happel Austria Rapid Wien 3
Spain Joseíto Spain Real Madrid 3
West Germany Alfred Kelbassa West Germany Borussia Dortmund 3
Spain Enrique Mateos Spain Real Madrid 3
Spain Armando Merodio Spain Athletic Bilbao 3
Republic of Ireland Billy Whelan England Manchester United 3
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