1982 European Cup Final

1982 European Cup Final

Match programme cover
Event 1981–82 European Cup
Date 26 May 1982
Venue Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Man of the Match Peter Withe (Aston Villa)
Referee Georges Konrath (France)
Attendance 46,000
Weather Fine

The 1982 European Cup Final was played on 26 May 1982. English champions Aston Villa defeated West German league winners Bayern Munich 1–0 at De Kuip in Rotterdam, Netherlands to win the European Cup for the first, and so far, only time, and continue the streak of English teams winning the competition, being the sixth consecutive victory by an English side.

Route to the final

For more details on this topic, see 1981–82 European Cup.
England Aston Villa Round Germany Bayern Munich
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Iceland Valur 7–0 5–0 (H) 2–0 (A) First round Sweden Öster 6–0 1–0 (A) 5–0 (H)
East Germany Dynamo Berlin 2–2 (a) 2–1 (A) 0–1 (H) Second round Portugal Benfica 4–1 0–0 (A) 4–1 (H)
Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 2–0 0–0 (A) 2–0 (H) Quarter-finals Romania Universitatea Craiova 3–1 2–0 (A) 1–1 (H)
Belgium Anderlecht 1–0 1–0 (H) 0–0 (A) Semi-finals Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 7–4 3–4 (A) 4–0 (H)



It represented a huge success in his first season as manager for Tony Barton. He had only taken over as Villa boss before the quarter-finals after the shock resignation of Villa boss Ron Saunders.

One of the most memorable incidents of the final occurred after 10 minutes when veteran goalkeeper Jimmy Rimmer suffered a repeat of a recurring shoulder injury. His replacement, Nigel Spink, subsequently made only his second first team appearance for the club. His performance in helping prevent Bayern from scoring throughout the match was subsequently highly praised, and is seen by many as the making of a player who would be Villa's first choice goalkeeper for the following 10 seasons.[1]

Also memorably Bayern Munich did find the net with three minutes of play remaining, although the goal was ruled offside. Villa also got the ball in the net for a second time a few seconds before the end of the match but this goal was also disallowed.

Brian Moore's commentary of the winning goal is displayed on a giant banner across the North Stand of Villa Park:

Shaw, Williams, prepared to venture down the left. There's a good ball in for Tony Morley. Oh, it must be and it is! It's Peter Withe.

As defending European champions Villa were invited into the European Cup, European Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup for the following season. Their defence of the European Cup ended in a quarter-final defeat to a Michel Platini-inspired Juventus. They beat Barcelona 3–1 on aggregate to win the Super Cup, but lost 2–0 to Uruguayan club Peñarol for the Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo, Japan.


26 May 1982
20:15 CEST
Aston Villa England 1–0 West Germany Bayern Munich
Withe  67' Report
Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Attendance: 46,000
Referee: Georges Konrath (France)
Aston Villa
Bayern Munich
GK 1 England Jimmy Rimmer  9'
DF 2 England Kenny Swain
DF 3 England Gary Williams  38'
DF 4 Scotland Allan Evans
DF 5 Scotland Ken McNaught
MF 6 England Dennis Mortimer (c)
MF 7 Scotland Des Bremner
FW 8 England Gary Shaw
FW 9 England Peter Withe
MF 10England Gordon Cowans
MF 11England Tony Morley
GK 16England Nigel Spink  9'
DF England Colin Gibson
MF Scotland Andy Blair
MF England Pat Heard
FW England David Geddis
England Tony Barton
GK 1 West Germany Manfred Müller
DF 2 West Germany Wolfgang Dremmler
DF 3 West Germany Udo Horsmann
SW 4 West Germany Hans Weiner
DF 5 West Germany Klaus Augenthaler
MF 6 West Germany Wolfgang Kraus  78'
MF 7 West Germany Bernd Dürnberger
MF 8 West Germany Paul Breitner (c)
FW 9 West Germany Dieter Hoeneß
MF 10West Germany Reinhold Mathy  51'
FW 11West Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
MF 16 West Germany Günter Güttler  51'
MF 13 West Germany Kurt Niedermayer  78'
GK West Germany Walter Junghans
Hungary Pál Csernai

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