1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

The European Cup Winners 'Cup in 1996/97 was the 37th playout of the competition of European Football Cup Winners' Cup. 49 club teams from 48 countries took part, including defending champions Paris Saint- Germain, 33 domestic cup winners and 15 losing Cup Finalists ( FK Flamurtari Vlora, Olympique Nimes, Cercle Brugge, FC Liverpool, Levski -1913 Sofia, FC Dinamo Bantumi, Hapoel Ironi Rishon LeZion, NK Varteks Varaždin, Brann Bergen, Myllykosken Pallo -47, Gloria Bistrita, Heart of Midlothian FC Barcelona, ​​Nyva Vinnytsia us AEK Larnaca ).

From Germany DFB Cup winners were 1 FC Kaiserslautern from Austria ÖFB Cup Winner SK Sturm Graz, Switzerland Cup winners FC Sion and FC Vaduz of Liechtenstein Cup winner at the start.

The finale in the Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam won the FC Barcelona 1-0 against the defending Paris Saint- Germain, who had again reached the final. FC Barcelona won so after 1979, 1982 and 1989, his fourth title and extended his nimbus as a record winner.

Scorer was Englishman Robbie Fowler of Liverpool FC with seven 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.


The first legs took place on 22 August 1996 on August 8, the return games.

First round

The first legs took place on 12 September and the return matches on 26 September 1996 instead.

Second round

The first legs took place on 31 October 1996 on October 17, the return games.


The first legs took place on March 6, the return legs on March 20, 1997.


The first leg was held on 10 April and the return legs on April 24, 1997.