1958–59 European Cup

The European Champions' Cup 1958/59 was the 4th edition of the competition. 26 club teams participated, including 25 national champion of the previous season and with Atlético Madrid of the Spanish League runner-up, as the Spanish champions Real Madrid qualified automatically as defending champions.

The participants played in the Cup mode with pure (except for the final) round-trip games for the crown of European club football. Case of a tie, there was a playoff on neutral ground. With the exception of Real Madrid, the Wolverhampton Wanderers, ZDNA Sofia and HPS Helsinki clubs in the preliminary round had to start.

The finale was held on June 3, 1959 in Stuttgart Neckar Stadium in front of 80,000 spectators instead. It was a remake of the very first European Cup final match Real Madrid won 2-0 against Stade Reims for the fourth time in a row the trophy. Scorer was Just Fontaine of Stade Reims with ten goals.

  • 2.1 decider
  • 3.1 decider
  • 4.1 decider

Preliminary round

The first legs were held from August 26 to October 1, the return games of September 9 to October 8, 1958 instead.


The games took place on 15./12./1. Of October 1958.

First round

The first legs were held until November 26, the return matches from November 12 to December 3, 1958 by October 29.


The match took place on 18 December 1958.


The first legs were held until March 11, the return legs on 18 February to 18 March 1959 by February 4.


The match took place on 1 April 1959.


The first legs took place on 15./23. April and the return legs on 13 / 7 May 1959 instead.


The match took place on 13 May 1959.


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