Cup Winners Cup Archives ⋆ An Old International

The Miracle of the Grotenburg

There are games that are embedded in football folklore, even more than thirty years later. One of these games happened Krefeld, a town not known for its footballing exploits. Yet, in the 1980s the local team FC Bayer 05 Uerdingen were a force to be reckoned with. In March 1986 they hosted East German side…

8 May 1974: FC Magdeburg – AC Milan

Fans of FC Magdeburg will have a spring in their walk today as May 8 marks the day of their club's greatest success: winning the Cup Winners' Cup in 1974 against none other than AC Milan, holders of the cup and giant of Italian football. On paper the matter was clear. Nothing but a success…

West Ham United – FC Magdeburg, March 1966

Half a century ago, West Ham and Magdeburg were level in Europe in the Cup Winners' Cup. A short review of the match day programme. It is now 50 years ago that England have won the World Cup featuring a number of players from London's East End: Bobby Moore, Martin Peters and a certain Geoff…

Common Ground

German top flight football experiences a boom and the foreign media have taken note of it. This post however, looks at three East German clubs which find themselves in one division: the Regionalliga, the fourth division, away from the limelight. All three of them have managed to reach a European Cup Final. Three Finalists When…