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1960 UEFA European Nations Cup
UEFA Championnat Européen du Football
France 1960

UEFA Euro 1960 official logo
Tournament details
Host country  France
Dates 6 July – 10 July
Teams 4
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Soviet Union (1st title)
Runner-up  Yugoslavia
Third place  Czechoslovakia
Fourth place  France
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored 17 (4.25 per match)
Top scorer(s) Soviet Union Valentin Ivanov
Soviet Union Viktor Ponedelnik
Yugoslavia Milan Galić
Yugoslavia Dražan Jerković
France François Heutte
(2 goals)
1964

The 1960 UEFA European Nations Cup was the first European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA. The final tournament was held in France. It was won by the Soviet Union, who beat Yugoslavia 2–1 in Paris after extra time.

The tournament was a knockout competition; just 17 teams entered with some notable absences, West Germany, Italy and England among them. The teams would play home-and-away matches until the semi-finals; the final four teams would move on to the final tournament, whose host was selected after the teams became known.

Spain, still under Francisco Franco's far-right dictatorship, refused to travel to the Soviet Union, the main supporter of the Second Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War, and withdrew from the tournament, so the final four had three Communist countries: USSR, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia, to go with hosts France. In the semi-finals, the Soviets made easy work of the Czechoslovaks in Marseille, beating them 3–0. The other match saw a nine-goal thriller as Yugoslavia came on top 5–4, coming back from a two-goal deficit twice. Czechoslovakia beat the demoralized French 2–0 for third place.

In the final, Yugoslavia scored first, but the Soviet Union, led by legendary goalkeeper Lev Yashin, equalized in the 49th minute. After 90 minutes the score was 1–1, and Viktor Ponedelnik scored with seven minutes left in extra time to give the Soviets the inaugural European Championship.

Contents

Squads

See: 1960 European Nations' Cup squads

Qualifying rounds

All time are CET/UTC+1

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Preliminary round

5 April 1959
15:30
Republic of Ireland  2 – 0  Czechoslovakia Dalymount Park, Dublin
Attendance: 37,500
Referee: Lucien Van Nuffel (Belgium)
Tuohy Goal 22'
Cantwell Goal 42' (pen.)

10 May 1959
16:00
Czechoslovakia  4 – 0  Republic of Ireland Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 41,691
Referee: Joseph Barbéran (France)
Stacho Goal 3' (pen.)
Buberník Goal 57'
Pavlovič Goal 67'
Dolinský Goal 75'

Czechoslovakia won 4–2 on aggregate.

First round

First leg

28 September 1958
19:00
Soviet Union  3 – 1  Hungary Central Lenin Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 100,572
Referee: Alfred Grill (Austria)
Ilyin Goal 4'
Metreveli Goal 20'
Ivanov Goal 32'
Göröcs Goal 84'

1 October 1958
20:30
France  7 – 1  Greece Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 37,590
Referee: Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)
Kopa Goal 23'
Fontaine Goal 25' Goal 85'
Cisowski Goal 29' Goal 68'
Vincent Goal 61' Goal 87'
Yfantis Goal 48'

2 November 1958
Romania  3 – 0  Turkey Stadionul 23 August, Bucharest
Attendance: 67,200
Referee: Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)
Oaida Goal 62'
Constantin Goal 77'
Dinulescu Goal 81'

20 May 1959
19:00
Norway  0 – 1  Austria Ullevål, Oslo
Attendance: 27,566
Referee: Werner Bergmann (East Germany)
Hof Goal 32'

31 May 1959
Yugoslavia  2 – 0  Bulgaria Stadion JNA, Belgrade
Attendance: 23,418
Referee: Mihai Popa (Romania)
Galić Goal 1'
Tasić Goal 87'

21 June 1959
East Germany  0 – 2  Portugal Walter-Ulbricht-Stadion, Berlin
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Alois Obtulovic (Czechoslovakia)
Matateu Goal 12'
Coluna Goal 67'

28 June 1959
Poland  2 – 4  Spain Stadion Śląski, Chorzów
Attendance: 71,469
Referee: Ángel Rodríguez Mendizábal (Spain)
Pol Goal 34'
Brychczy Goal 62'
Suárez Goal 40' Goal 52'
Di Stéfano Goal 41' Goal 56'

23 September 1959
19:00
Denmark  2 – 2  Czechoslovakia Idrætsparken, Copenhagen
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Johan Bronkhorst (Netherlands)
Pedersen Goal 17'
Hansen Goal 19'
Kačáni Goal 29'
Dolinský Goal 42'

Second leg

3 December 1958
15:00
Greece  1 – 1  France Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 18,833
Referee: Vincenzo Orlandini (Italy)
Marche Goal 85' (o.g.) Bruey Goal 71'

France won 8–2 on aggregate.


26 April 1959
Turkey  2 – 0  Romania Beşiktaş İnönü Stadı, Istanbul
Attendance: 23,567
Referee: Borge Nedelkovski (Yugoslavia)
Küçükandonyadis Goal 13' (pen.) Goal 54'

Romania won 3–2 on aggregate.


28 June 1959
Portugal  3 – 2  East Germany Estádio das Antas, Porto
Attendance: 19,124
Referee: Juan Garay Gardeazábal (Spain)
Coluna Goal 45' Goal 62'
Cavém Goal 68'
Vogt Goal 47'
Kohle Goal 72'

Portugal won 5–2 on aggregate.


23 September 1959
19:00
Austria  5 – 2  Norway Praterstadion, Vienna
Attendance: 34,989
Referee: Dimosthemis Stathatos (Greece)
Hof Goal 2' Goal 25' (pen.)
Nemec Goal 21' Goal 73'
Skerlan Goal 60'
Ødegaard Goal 19' Goal 35'

Austria won 6–2 on aggregate.


27 September 1959
15:30
Hungary  0 – 1  Soviet Union Népstadion, Budapest
Attendance: 78,481
Referee: Jozef Kowal (Poland)
Voinov 58'

Soviet Union won 4–1 on aggregate.


14 October 1959
Spain  3 – 0  Poland Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Attendance: 62,070
Referee: Karoly Balla (Hungary)
Di Stéfano Goal 30'
Gensana Goal 69'
Gento Goal 85'

Spain won 7–2 on aggregate.


18 October 1959
14:15
Czechoslovakia  5 – 1  Denmark Stadión Za Lužánkami, Brno
Attendance: 31,217
Referee: Helmut Köhler (West Germany)
Buberník Goal 39' Goal 56'
Scherer Goal 47' Goal 86'
Dolinský Goal 63'
Kramer Goal 33'

Czechoslovakia won 7–3 on aggregate.


25 October 1959
Bulgaria  1 – 1  Yugoslavia Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 27,560
Referee: Kurt Tschenscher (West Germany)
Diev Goal 55' Mujić Goal 57'

Yugoslavia won 3–1 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals

Spain refused to travel to the Soviet Union for their quarter-final, so the USSR were awarded a walkover victory.

First leg

13 December 1959
14:30
France  5 – 2  Austria Stade Olympique de Colombes, Colombes
Attendance: 43,775
Referee: Manuel Martín Asensi (Spain)
Fontaine Goal 6' Goal 18' Goal 70'
Vincent Goal 38' Goal 82'
Horak Goal 40'
Pichler Goal 65'

8 May 1960
Portugal  2 – 1  Yugoslavia Estádio Nacional, Oeiras
Attendance: 39,978
Referee: Joseph Barbéran (France)
Santana Goal 30'
Matateu Goal 70'
Kostić Goal 81'

22 May 1960
15:00
Romania  0 – 2  Czechoslovakia Stadionul 23 August, Bucharest
Attendance: 61,306
Referee: Andor Dorogi (Hungary)
Masopust Goal 8'
Bubník Goal 45'

Second leg

27 March 1960
15:00
Austria  2 – 4  France Praterstadion, Vienna
Attendance: 39,229
Referee: Leo Helge (Denmark)
Nemec Goal 26'
Probst Goal 64'
Marcel Goal 46'
Rahis Goal 59'
Heutte Goal 77'
Kopa Goal 83' (pen.)

France won 9–4 on aggregate.


22 May 1960
Yugoslavia  5 – 1  Portugal Stadion JNA, Belgrade
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Alfred Stoll (Austria)
Šekularac Goal 8'
Čebinac Goal 45'
Kostić Goal 50' Goal 88'
Galić Goal 79'
Cavém Goal 29'

Yugoslavia won 6–3 on aggregate.


29 May 1960
16:30
Czechoslovakia  3 – 0  Romania Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 31,057
Referee: Leif Gulliksen (Norway)
Buberník Goal 1' Goal 15'
Bubník Goal 18'

Czechoslovakia won 5–0 on aggregate.

Final tournament

1960 European Nations' Cup finalists.
  Semifinals Final
6 July – Marseille (Stade Vélodrome)
  Czechoslovakia  0  
  Soviet Union  3  
 
10 July – Paris (Parc des Princes)
      Soviet Union (a.e.t.)  (1) 2
    Yugoslavia  (1) 1
Third place
6 July - Paris (Parc des Princes) 9 July - Marseille (Stade Vélodrome)
  France  4   Czechoslovakia  2
  Yugoslavia  5     France  0

Semi-finals

6 July 1960
20:00
France  4 – 5  Yugoslavia Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 26,370
Referee: Gaston Grandain (Belgium)
Vincent Goal 12'
Heutte Goal 43' Goal 62'
Wisnieski Goal 53'
Galić Goal 11'
Žanetić Goal 55'
Knez Goal 75'
Jerković Goal 78' Goal 79'

6 July 1960
20:30
Czechoslovakia  0 – 3  Soviet Union Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 25,184
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy)
Ivanov Goal 34' Goal 56'
Ponedelnik Goal 66'

Third place play-off

9 July 1960
18:00
Czechoslovakia  2 – 0  France Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 9,438
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy)
Bubník Goal 58'
Pavlovič Goal 88'

Final

10 July 1960
21:30
Soviet Union  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Yugoslavia Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 17,966
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)
Metreveli Goal 49'
Ponedelnik Goal 113'
Galić Goal 43'
 Euro 1960 Champions 

Soviet Union
First title

Statistics

Goalscorers of the final tournament

2 goals

1 goal

Fastest goal

11 minutes: Milan Galić (Yugoslavia vs France)

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