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1956–57 European Cup also known as 1957 European Cup  

The 1956–57 European Cup was the second season of the European Cup, Europe's premier club football tournament. The competition was won for the second time by Real Madrid, who beat Fiorentina 2–0 in the final at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid, on 30 May 1957. After the great success of the first tournament, six new nations entered representatives: Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, England, Luxembourg, Romania and Turkey. The English Football Association ("FA") had not allowed Chelsea to enter in 1955, and continued its stance on the European Cup as it being a "distraction". However, against the wishes of the FA, Manchester United entered the competition as English champions, becoming the first English team to play in Europe. An additional place was awarded to Real Madrid as the competition's reigning champions, occupying the free berth left by Saar after its reunification with West Germany.

1955–56 European Cup1955–58 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup1956 A Group1956 Albanian Superliga1956 Czechoslovak First League1956 DDR-Oberliga1956 Divizia A1956 Ekstraklasa1956 European Cup Final1956 FDGB-Pokal
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