UEFA InterToto Cup '96



Karlsruher SC (Germany)
Silkeborg (Denmark)
Guingamp (France)

Schedule & Results Participants Intertoto Background

There are 12 groups, each comprising 5 teams. In the group stages, each team plays every other team within its group. The 12 group winners then proceed to the semi-finals, each playing one other winner over 2 legs between July 27 and July 31 according to the 2nd table below. The 6 victors then play each other in the Intertoto Cup finals within the context of the 1st round of the UEFA Cup on August 6/20 according to the 3rd table.

Schedules & Results

Group Stages (June 22 - July 20)

Round Dates Results Standings
1 June 22-23 *** ***
2 June 29-30 *** ***
3 July 6-7 *** ***
4 July 13-14 *** ***
5 July 20 *** ***

Semi-Finals (July 27/28 & 31)

Group Winners vs Group Winners
A Osijek (6) Örebro(3)
B Linzer ASK (2) Rotor Volgograd (7)
C KamAZ Chally (8) Guingamp (12)
D Lierse (10) Karlsruher SC (9)
E Standard Liege (1) Nantes (5)
F Uralmash (11) Silkeborg (4)

Finals (August 6 & 20)

SF-winners vs SF-winners
Standard Liege (E) Karlsruher SC (D)
Rotor Volgograd (B) Guingamp (C)
Osijek (A) Silkeborg (F)


Group 1Group 2Group 3
VfB Stuttgart (Germany)
Standard Liege (Belgium)
Aalborg (Denmark)
Hapoel Haifa (Israel)
Cliftonville (N.Ireland)
Werder Bremen (Germany)
Linzer ASK (Austria)
Djurgardens (Sweden)
Apollon Limassol (Cyprus)
Ittrotarfelag (Faroe Is.)
FC København (Denmark)
Austria Wien (Austria)
Örebro (Sweden)
Keflavik (Iceland)
Branik Maribor (Slovenia)
Group 4Group 5Group 6
Ried im Innkreis (Austria)
Charleroi (Belgium)
Silkeborg (Denmark)
Zaglebie Lubin (Poland)
Conwy United (Wales)
Nantes (France)
SC Heerenveen (Neths.)
Kaunas (Lithuania)
Lillestrøm (Norway)
Sligo Rovers (Ireland)
Rennes (France)
Örgryte (Sweden)
Lucerne (Switzerland)
Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel)
Osijek (Croatia)
Group 7Group 8Group 9
Antalyaspor (Turkey)
Rotor Volgograd (Russia)
Basle (Switz.)
Shahtar Donetsk (Ukraine)
Ataka Aura Minsk (Belarus)
München 1860 (Germany)
KamAZ Chally(Russia)
LKS Lodz (Poland)
Sparta Varna (Bulgaria)
Kaucuk Opava (Czech Rep.)
Karlsruher SC (Germany)
Cukaricki (Yugoslavia)
Universitatea Craiova (Romania)
Daugava Riga (Latvia)
Spartak Trnava (Slovakia)
Group 10Group 11Group 12
Lierse (Belgium)
Groningen (Neths.)
Gaziantepspor (Turkey)
Vasas (Hungary)
Narva Trans (Estonia)
RC Strasbourg (France)
Uralmash (Russia)
Kocaelispor (Turkey)
CSKA Sofia (Bulgaria)
Hibernians (Malta)
Guingamp (France)
Zemun (Yugoslavia)
Dinamo Bucuresti (Romania)
Jaro Jakobstad (Finland)
Poti (Georgia)


This competition has been around for many years, primarily as a means of generating money for betting shops over the football-starved summer. Last year, UEFA raised the competition's profile by allotting 2 places in the UEFA Cup to the 2 clubs who make it through the competition. As such, there is no Intertoto Cup winner and no trophy! The new image was given a great boost by Bordeaux's progress from the Intertoto last year to the recent UEFA Cup final.

This year, 6 places in the preliminary round of the UEFA Cup are at stake. Of UEFA's 49 member associations, clubs from 34 will take part. Of the top 10 ranked nations, only England and Portugal originally declined to take part this year. Italy (3 teams) and Spain (1 team), who originally agreed to take part, have withdrawn from this year's competition, thus provoking UEFA into handing them monetary fines. Teams from Denmark, Austria, Turkey have replaced them. Because of FIFA's suspension on Greece, their representative was removed from the draw. Since then, the suspension has been lifted but their place was taken by Lithuania. It also seems that Albania's place has been taken by Estonia.

Thanks are due to Filip Zavoral for sending me some of this information.

Click here for my coverage of last year's Intertoto Cup '95

More Intertoto-related sites

Much has been made of England's view of the competition - the FA are now considering applying for entry in alternate years - presumably so as not to clash with the World Cup and the Euro Championships. See here for the English backlash to UEFA's reaction to the performance of English clubs in last year's competition.

Mail me at oriain@cs.rochester.edu if you have any comments/grouches. Danke schön.


Colm Ó Riain