1972 Balkans Cup

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1972 Balkans Cup
Country Balkans
Teams 6
Champions Bulgaria Trakia Plovdiv
Runners-up Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Vardar
Matches played 14
Goals scored 41 (2.93 per match)
1971
1973

The 1972 Balkans Cup was an edition of the Balkans Cup, a football competition for representative clubs from the Balkan states. It was contested by 6 teams and Trakia Plovdiv won the trophy.[1]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification
1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Vardar (A) 4 1 2 1 6 4 1.500 4 Advances to finals
2 Greece Kavala 4 2 0 2 5 6 0.833 4
3 Albania Shkëndija Tiranë 4 1 2 1 4 5 0.800 4
Updated to match(es) played on 24 September 1972. Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal average; 3) number of goals scored
(A) Advance to a further round.
Shkëndija Tiranë Albania 2–1 Greece Kavala

Kavala Greece 2–0 Albania Shkëndija Tiranë

Kavala Greece 1–0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Vardar

FK Vardar Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 4–1 Greece Kavala

FK Vardar Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1–1 Albania Shkëndija Tiranë

Shkëndija Tiranë Albania 1–1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Vardar

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification
1 Bulgaria Trakia Plovdiv (A) 4 2 2 0 7 3 2.333 6 Advances to finals
2 Turkey Göztepe 4 2 1 1 6 4 1.500 5
3 Romania Steagul Roșu Brașov 4 0 1 3 4 10 0.400 1
Updated to match(es) played on 6 September 1972. Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal average; 3) number of goals scored
(A) Advance to a further round.
Trakia Plovdiv Bulgaria 1–1 Romania Steagul Roșu Brașov

Steagul Roșu Brașov Romania 2–3 Bulgaria Trakia Plovdiv

Steagul Roșu Brașov Romania 0–1 Turkey Göztepe

Göztepe Turkey 0–0 Bulgaria Trakia Plovdiv

Göztepe Turkey 5–1 Romania Steagul Roșu Brașov

Trakia Plovdiv Bulgaria 3–0 Turkey Göztepe

Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Trakia Plovdiv Bulgaria 5–4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Vardar 5–0 0–4

First leg[edit]

Trakia Plovdiv Bulgaria 5–0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Vardar
  • Apostolov Goal 8'
  • Kichekov Goal 56'74'80'86'
Attendance: 5,000

Second leg[edit]

FK Vardar Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 4–0 Bulgaria Trakia Plovdiv
  • Nikolovski Goal 37'
  • Balevski Goal 43'
  • Uzunov Goal 58'83'

Trakia Plovdiv won 5–4 on aggregate.

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