1963–64 European Cup Winners' Cup

The European Cup Winners 'Cup 1963/64, was the fourth playout of the competition of European Football Cup Winners' Cup. 29 club teams from 28 countries took part, including defending champion Tottenham Hotspur, 23 reigning Cup Winners Cup finalists losing and 4 ( Olympique Lyon, Celtic Glasgow, Fenerbahce and the Linzer ASK). Hungary posted with MTK Budapest again the runner-up, there was a nationwide cup competition until 1964. Tottenham Hotspur was qualified as the defending champion.

From Germany, the DFB Cup winners Hamburger SV were, from the GDR of fdgb Cup Winner BSG Motor Zwickau, from Austria ÖFB Cupfinalist Linzer ASK and from Switzerland FC Basel at the start.

What was remarkable was the success of 16:1 winner Sporting Lisbon over APOEL Nicosia of Cyprus, the hitherto highest-scoring European game. It was so nice to catch up by Sporting in the quarter -final against Manchester United. After a 1:4 defeat at Old Trafford Stadium the Portuguese won the return match against the trained by the legendary Matt Busby Englishman - who had in their ranks, among others, Bobby Charlton, George Best, Denis Law and Nobby Stiles - 5-0.

Since the first final on May 13 Before 1964, only 3,000 spectators 3:3 ended at Heysel Stadium in Brussels after extra time, a replay was two days later in Bosuilstadion in Antwerp necessary. Here, Sporting Lisbon prevailed 1-0 against MTK Budapest. Scored the winning goal dabi João Morais by a direct from a corner kick. The as o Cantinho do Morais received in the history of football gate is unique in the European Cup final.

Scorer was Mascarenhas of Cup Winners Lisbon with eleven goals.

  • 3.1 playoffs
  • 4.1 decider
  • 5.1 decider
  • 6.1 Replay


The participants played as usual in pure Cup mode with return games the winner. In Torgleichstand Overtime in the return leg a decision match took place on neutral ground. The away goals rule was not yet considered. The final was decided on one game at a neutral venue. However, a replay was scheduled at the score is level after extra time, since a penalty shootout was not provided.

Preliminary round

Byes: England Tottenham Hotspur ( defending champion ), Northern Ireland Linfield FC and Germany Democratic Republic in 1949 BSG Motor Zwickau

The first legs were held to 9 October, the return matches from 9 to October 16, 1963 September 4.


The matches were played on 14 and 23 October 1963.

First round

The first legs were held to 11 December, the return matches from 20 November to 15 December 1963 of 13 November.


The match took place on 18 December 1963.


The first legs took place on 26-27. February and 4 March, the return matches on 4./6./18. March 1964 instead.


The match took place on 18 March 1964.


The first legs took place on 8./15. April, the return matches on 21./29. April 1964 instead.


The match took place on 5 May 1964.