UEFA Amateur Cup

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The UEFA Amateur Cup was a fine proposed by the UEFA's amateur football and approved by the UEFA Executive Committee in 1965 from the baptism and 1966 inaugural registered international competition for European Amateur - football national teams . Because of the problems of defining the status of an amateur player - the exclusion of former Eastern Bloc countries whose top athletes were considered amateurs and the exclusion of the Scandinavian associations whose top leagues were amateur classes - only twelve of the then 33 UEFA associations took part in the competition.

In four qualification groups of three teams each, the four winners were determined in the first and second legs between February and December of each year. The final round, consisting of semi-finals, third place match and final, took place with the four group winners in the following year in the country of the host association - alternating between 1967 and 1978 (every four years from 1970).

Since only ten associations had registered teams for the qualification at the fourth edition, the tournament was held for the last time.

The first winner of the competition was the national team of Austria, which defeated the national team of Scotland 2-1 in Palma on June 18, 1967 . The latest winner was the national team of Yugoslavia, in the May 15, 1978 Athens the national team of Greece with 2: 1 aet. Defeated.

The tournaments at a glance

year host final 3rd place match
winner Results 2nd place 3rd place Results 4th Place
1967 Spain AustriaAustria
2: 1 ScotlandScotland
Spain 1945Spain
2-0 TurkeyTurkey
1970 Italy Spain 1945Spain
1: 1 n.v.
Repetition 2: 1
Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia
3-0 ItalyItaly
1974 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia
Yugoslavia FR Germany
Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany
Split title (the final could not be played due to the unplayability of the course.) Spain 1945Spain
2: 2 n. V.
by penalties 4: 2
1978 Greece Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia
2: 1 a.d. Greece 1975Greece
Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany
BR Germany
3-0 IrelandIreland

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