1988–89 European Cup Winners' Cup

The European Cup Winners 'Cup 1988/89 was the 29th playout of the competition of European Football Cup Winners' Cup. 33 club teams from 32 countries took part, including defending champion KV Mechelen, 21 domestic cup winners and 11 losing Cup Finalists (FC Carl Zeiss Jena, Roda JC Kerkrade, Derry City FC Avenir Beggen, FC Floriana, Glenavon FC, ​​Vitória Guimarães, Dinamo Bucharest, Dundee United, Inter Bratislava and Sakaryaspor ). Clubs from England were still excluded after the disaster of Heysel from participation.

From Germany were DFB-Pokal winner Eintracht Frankfurt, from the GDR fdgb Cup finalist FC Carl Zeiss Jena, from Austria ÖFB Cup Winner Kremser SC and Switzerland Cupsieger Grasshopper Club Zurich at the start.

The finale in Wankdorfstadion of Bern won the FC Barcelona after 1979 and 1982 with a 2-0 win over Sampdoria his third title in the Cup Winners' Cup competition.

Scorer of the Bulgarian Christo Stoichkov of CECF Sredets Sofia with 7 gates.


The participants played as usual in pure Cup mode with return games the winner. Was there after two games Torgleichstand, the number of away goals scored decided ( away goals ). Was also equal in number to an extension took place in the return game in which was also the away goals rule. Ruled by the end of the extension is still a tie, a penalty shoot-out was performed. The final was decided on one game at a neutral venue. If the score is level after extra time the winner would also have been determined in a penalty shootout.

Preliminary round

The first leg took place on August 10, the second leg on August 24, 1988 instead.

First round

The first legs were held on 6/7 September, the return legs instead of 4, except for the encounter against KV Mechelen Avenir Beggen, which was held on 28 September to 6 October 1988.

2nd round

The first legs took place on November 9, 1988 October 26, the return games.


The first legs took place on 15 March 1989 on March 1, the return games.


The first legs took place on 19 April 1989 on April 5, the return games.