1996-1997 European Club Competitions

Updated February 11, 2017 | 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.