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1960s
Fiorentina
Atlético Madrid
Tottenham Hotspur
Sporting Lisbon
West Ham United
Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich
Milan
Slovan Bratislava
1960s

1970s
Manchester City
Chelsea
Rangers
Milan
1.FC Magdeburg
Dinamo Kyiv
Anderlecht
Hamburg
Anderlecht
Barcelona
1970s

1980s
Valencia
Dinamo Tbilisi
Barcelona
Aberdeen
Juventus
Everton
Dinamo Kyiv
Ajax
KV Mechelen
Barcelona
1980s

1990s
Sampdoria
Manchester Utd
Werder Bremen
Parma
Arsenal
Real Zaragoza
Paris Saint-Germain
Barcelona
Chelsea
Lazio
1990s




While the old European Cup and UEFA Cup both still exist in the guise of the Champions League and the Europa League, UEFA ended the Cup Winners' Cup in 1999, a shame given how many decent finals it produced back in its heyday. As the name suggests, the competition was only open to teams across Europe who'd won their domestic cup competition in the previous season.

The nature of cup competitions, that they tend to throw up more surprise winners than league formats do, meant that the Cup Winners' Cup was often full of more unusual clubs than the European Cup or the UEFA Cup. It also meant that no single club tended to dominate the competition. So, even though Barcelona were the Cup Winners' Cup's most successful club, lifting the trophy four times, only four other clubs won the competition more than once: Anderlecht, Milan, Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev. In classic cup tradition, there were then a whole array of different clubs who won the Cup Winners' Cup once, from traditional footballing giants of Europe, such as Bayern Munich, Juventus and Ajax, through to smaller clubs such as KV Mechelen, 1. FC Magdeburg, Dinamo Tbilisi and Slovan Bratislava.






CUP WINNERS' CUP - WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP

Season Winner Runner-up Score
1998-99Lazio               RCD Mallorca         2:1
1997-98Chelsea             VfB Stuttgart       1:0
1996-97Barcelona        Paris Saint-Germain 1:0
1995-96Paris Saint-Germain Rapid Vienna 1:0
1994-95Real Zaragoza       Arsenal             2:1 aet
1993-94Arsenal             Parma               1:0
1992-93Parma               Royal Antwerp       3:1
1991-92Werder Bremen       AS Monaco           2:0
1990-91Manchester Utd   Barcelona         2:1
1989-90Sampdoria           RSC Anderlecht       2:0 aet
1988-89Barcelona        Sampdoria           2:0
1987-88KV Mechelen         Ajax                 1:0
1986-87Ajax                Lokomotive Leipzig 1:0
1985-86Dinamo Kyiv         Atlético Madrid     3:0
1984-85Everton             Rapid Vienna 3:1
1983-84Juventus            FC Porto             2:1
1982-83Aberdeen            Real Madrid         2:1 aet
1981-82Barcelona        Standard Liège 2:1
1980-81Dinamo Tbilisi      Carl Zeiss Jena     2:1
1979-80Valencia            Arsenal             0:0 (5:4 pens)
1978-79Barcelona        Fortuna Düsseldorf   4:3 aet
1977-78RSC Anderlecht      Austria/WAC         4:0
1976-77Hamburger SV        RSC Anderlecht       2:0
1975-76RSC Anderlecht      West Ham Utd     4:0
1974-75Dinamo Kyiv         Ferencvaros         3:0
1973-741.FC Magdeburg      AC Milan             2:0
1972-73Milan               Leeds United         1:0
1971-72Rangers             Dinamo Moskva       3:2
1970-71Chelsea             Real Madrid      1:1 (2:1 in replay)
1969-70Manchester City     Górnik Zabrze    2:1
1968-69Slovan Bratislava   Barcelona     3:2
1967-68Milan               Hamburger SV     2:0
1966-67Bayern München     Rangers          1:0
1965-66Borussia Dortmund   Liverpool        2:1
1964-65West Ham Utd     TSV 1860 München 2:0
1963-64Sporting Lisbon MTK Budapest 3:3 (1:0 in replay)
1962-63Tottenham Hotspur   Atlético Madrid  5:1
1961-62Atlético Madrid     Fiorentina       1:1 (3:0 in replay)
1960-61Fiorentina         Rangers          2:0 (1st leg)
1960-61Fiorentina         Rangers          2:1 (2nd leg)