Nottingham Forest Champions in 1979 and 1980

Nottingham Forest - Brian CloughAs the last British club to retain the European Cup, it's hard to believe it's been almost thirty years since they graced the tournament. The two wins came in 1979 and 1980 under the management of Brian Clough and in the process created history. Forest became the first club to date that has won the European Cup more times than their domestic first division

1980 European Cup Final

The 1980 European Cup Final was held at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, on 28th May 1980. Again under the guidance of Brian Clough, Nottingham Forest F.C. of England claimed the European Cup. Forest defeated Hamburg of Germany 1–0. In the 21st minute, John Robertson squeezed a right foot shot wide of Hamburg keeper Rudolf Kargus into the corner of the net, to give Nottingham Forest F.C. back-to-back European Cup final victories.

1979 European Cup Final

To crown an amazing story, Nottingham Forest, a relatively small English provincial club, won European club football's biggest prize. In a competition that had started with the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus F.C. and Liverpool F.C. taking part, it was Nottingham Forest who had run out winners. In beating a negative Malmo side via a Trevor Francis diving header, it gave Brian Clough the first of his two European Cup wins.