1965–66 European Cup Winners' Cup

The European Cup Winners 'Cup 1965/66 was the sixth playout of the competition of European Football Cup Winners' Cup. 31 club teams from 30 countries took part, including defending champions West Ham United, reigning 25 Cup Winners Cup finalists losing and 5 ( Cardiff City, FC Floriana, Standard Liege, Limerick FC 1 and SC Wiener Neustadt ).

From Germany, the DFB Cup winners Borussia Dortmund took part in the GDR fdgb Cup winners 1.FC Magdeburg, from Austria ÖFB Cupfinalist 1 SC Wiener Neustadt and from Switzerland FC Sion in the competition.

The final of denied Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Hampden Park in Glasgow on 5 May 1966. Dortmund won the match 2-1 after extra time and thus became the first German European champions.

Scorer Lothar Emmerich Borussia Dortmund with 14 goals, the highest number of hits that could ever achieve a player in one season of the European Cup Winners' Cup. He scored in the 8-0 win against FC Floriana in the preliminary round six goals.

Mode

The participants played as usual in pure Cup mode with return games the winner. For the first time it came into this season to use the away goals rule. Was there after two games Torgleichstand, the number of away goals decided the next round. Was also equal in number as found previously by extension in the return game instead of a play-off on neutral ground. 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

The first legs took place between October 7, the return matches from 12 September to 13 October 1965 by 24 August.

First round

The first legs were held to 24 November, the return matches from October 28 to December 15, 1965 of 24 October.

Quarterfinals

The first legs were held March 2, the return matches from 26 January to March 16, 1966 January 12.

Semifinal

The first legs took place on April 19, 1966 on 5 and 14 April, the return games.

Final

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