1971–72 UEFA Cup
The UEFA Cup 1971–72 was the inaugural year of the competition, which effectively replaced the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
It was won by English side Tottenham Hotspur over their countrymen Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–2 on aggregate after a two-legged final.
The tournament was open to the highest-placed European teams that had not qualified for the European Cup or UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. It commenced on 14 September 1971 and concluded on 17 May 1972. A total of 64 football clubs entered the first round draw.
The tournament's top scorer was Derek Dougan of runners-up Wolverhampton Wanderers with 9 goals.
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