Authentic Rangers Barca Bears 1972 European Cup Winners Cup Final signed shirt. Beautifully framed and mounted signed in black marker by the 11. Framed measures 34.5″ x 29.5″.
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Rangers Barca Bears 1972 European Cup Winners Cup Final signed shirt
Authentic Rangers Barca Bears 1972 European Cup Winners Cup Final signed shirt. Beautifully framed and mounted signed in black marker by the 11. Framed measures 34.5″ x 29.5″. Signatures are: John Greig, Derek Johnstone, Willie Johnston, Dave Smith, Willie Mathieson, Alfie Conn, Alex McDonald, Tommy McLean, Colin Stein, Peter McCloy and Sandy Jardine.
The 1972 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final was a football match between Scottish team Rangers and Soviet team Dynamo Moscow. It took place at the Camp Nou in Barcelona on 24 May 1972 in front of a crowd of 24,701. The final of the 1971–72 European Cup Winners’ Cup, one of three football competitions run by UEFA at the time. It was the 12th European Cup Winners’ Cup final in history.
Both teams had to go through four qualifying rounds to get reach the final. Rangers won three of their four qualifying ties in regulation time, with their second round tie against Sporting CP going into extra time. Dynamo, required to win a penalty shootout to beat Dynamo Berlin in their semi-final. Additionally, The final was the Rangers’ third in European competition, having lost the previous two in 1961 and 1967. The first time a Soviet team had reached a European final.
Rangers scored two goals before half time and added a third minutes into the second half. Also, Dynamo pulled a goal back midway through the second half and scored a late second towards the end of the game. The match finished 3-2 to Rangers.
Furthermore, the end of the match, overshadowed by a pitch invasion just before full time which it was past 90 mins so the ref blew with fans still on the pitch and with Rangers captain John Greig having to be awarded the trophy inside the stadium buildings. Despite the off field violence the victory is considered the greatest in the club’s history; and the team given the nickname the Barcelona Bears.