The 2002 UEFA Cup Final was a football match played on 8 May 2002, between Feyenoord of the Netherlands and Borussia Dortmund of Germany. Feyenoord won the match 3–2. It was the 31st UEFA Cup Final and was held in the Feijenoord Stadion in Rotterdam, which is the home ground of Feyenoord. This was the first time since the introduction of single–match finals in the UEFA Cup in 1998, that the final had been played at a finalists home ground. Previous to this match, Feyenoord had not won a European trophy since 1974, when they beat Tottenham Hotspur to win the UEFA Cup. Borussia Dortmund, who had already won the Bundesliga title, were hoping to join Ajax, Bayern Munich and Juventus in being the only clubs to win all three European trophies. Feyenoord's victory marked the first European triumph for a Dutch club in seven years, after Ajax won the Champions League in 1995.
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