History Of The Champions League

Posted by marmara on December 12, 2011

Football – a game of millions, and perhaps anyone who even slightly interested in the most popular game with the ball, knows what the Champions League. This is not just a tournament, the Champions League trophy – a dream of every professional footballer. Initially, the tournament is hardly the name 'European Cup' and the first was held in the 1955-56 season's. This event took place a month after the first UEFA Congress, which took place on March 2, 1955 in Vienna. An interesting fact is that the idea of organizing a "European Cup" was not filed Football Association. No recently created Football Union was deeply concerned about the organization of international matches teams of honey, it is on the main body of European football was not until the invention of new features. The good man was found, thanks to which we now have great pleasure in seeing the Champions League. This man – Gabriel Ano, Editor French sports newspaper 'L'Equipe'.

He suggested creating competition among teams at the European scale. To conduct a new tournament matches, Ano, along with his counterpart, Jacques Ferrer offered on Wednesday evening. Team authoritative magazine L'Equipe agreed that invite to participate in the tournament the most profitable titulovanye most clubs. Rules of the French magazine was supported, in the first match of the tournament of the new 'Sporting' and 'partisan' dispersed in a draw, scoring each other in Lisbon on three goals. In the second leg, which is already held in Belgrade, with devastating lissabontsy lost 5-3, and 'Guerrilla', defeated, passed to the next round.

The first years the existence of the European Cup marked the total dominance of Real Madrid. Royal Club took the first five trophies (1956 -1960 season). The author of the second, but less impressive series of victories in the ketch, was Ajax Amsterdam. Dutch club could become the owner of three consecutive Cup season (seasons 1971 1973). Just three years in a row champion Cup Champions League Bayern Munich Stavan. Yet to say that in Cup history was long-term dominance of one of the clubs can not. For example, the same Real Madrid after the Cup in 1966, knew victory in the tournament 32 years, until 1998. And fans of Ajax, sat down after a triumphant 70's, waited for the most prestigious trophy for 22 years. Bavaria, in 2001, won the Milan and produced the first victory in the ketch after 26 years of failure. In the history of the Champions League is worth noting the period from 1977 to 1984. That's when Liverpool won four victories. This fact deserves a separate mention because they won a victory mersisaydtsy practice different compositions. 1992/93 season was perhaps the turning point in the development of the tournament. It was then when to replace the Champions Cup Champions League came. Changed and format of the tournament. By stage of playoffs was added the group stage, which tested a year before a formal decision. The number of teams in the main draw of the Champions League has increased from 8 to 32. First of all, it caused the increase in popularity of the tournament.

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