1996-1997 European Club Competitions

Updated April 3, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

1996-97 European Cup

1997 Cup Winners' Cup

There are three European club competitions sanctioned by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The European Cup (officially, the Champions' Cup) is a knockout contest between national league champions of UEFA member countries; the Cup Winners' Cup is between winners of domestic cup competitions (note that a double winner– league and cup titles– would play for the European Cup and be replaced in the Cup Winners' Cup by the team it defeated in the domestic cup final); and the UEFA Cup is between the so-called “best of the rest,” usually the national league runners-up. Note that home teams are listed first.

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