1962–63 European Cup

The European Champions' Cup 1962/63 was the 8th edition of the competition. 30 club teams participated, including 29 national champion of the previous season with Benfica, the defending champion. With Partizani Tirana for the first time took part in an Albanian team in the competition.

The participants played in the pure Cup mode (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. Except for Benfica and Stade Reims, the clubs started in the first round.

The final took place at Wembley Stadium in London in front of 45,000 spectators on 22 May 1963. It was the first final, where no Spanish team was involved. AC Milan won 2-1 against Benfica Lisbon for the first time the trophy and was only the third title winner and the first Italian winner. Scorer was José Altafini from AC Milan with 14 goals.

  • 2.1 decider

Preliminary round

The first legs were held until September 26, the return matches from 12 September to 3 October 1962 by August 26.


The match took place on 17 October 1962.

First round

The first legs were held until November 19, the return matches from 31 October to 28 November 1962 by October 18.


The match took place on 12 December 1962.


The first legs took place from January 23 to March 6, the return legs held on 13 March 1963.


The first legs were 10./24. April and the return matches on 1 / 8 May 1963 instead.


Top scorers