Dundee 8
FC Cologne 1
European Cup (Preliminary Round 1st Leg)

8 - 1

European Cup (Preliminary Round 1st Leg)
Wednesday, September 5th, 1962
Dens Park
Attendance: 25,000
7:30 PM Kick-off

Matthias Hemmersbach (o.g.) (10)
Bobby Wishart (11)
Hugh Robertson (12)
Alan Gilzean (26)
Gordon Smith (45)
Andy Penman (49)
Alan Gilzean (63)
Alan Gilzean (66)
Helmut Benthaus (81)

Team Managers
Bob Shankly
Zlatko Cajkovski

Starting Eleven
1. Bert Slater
2. Alex Hamilton
3. Bobby Cox
4. Bobby Seith
5. Ian Ure
6. Bobby Wishart
7. Gordon Smith
8. Andy Penman
9. Alan Cousin
10. Alan Gilzean
11. Hugh Robertson
Fritz Ewert
Matthias Hemmersbach
Anton Regh
Leo Wilden
Helmut Benthaus
Hans Schäfer
Hans Sturm
Ernst-Günther Habig
Heinz Hornig
Christian Müller
Karl-Heinz Thielen


None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Carl Jørgensen (Denmark) (Referee)

Match Report

Being paired up with the early favourites of the European Cup, Dundee welcomed the West German Champions FC Cologne to Dens Park as we looked set to tussle with the crème de le crème of top European teams.

With ten West German internationalists in their team and labelled early favourites to win the cup, this looked like a daunting task for The Dee.

However, when the full-time whistle was blown, it was the Germans who were shell-shocked after the Dark Blues had blasted eight past them.

We can maybe take into consideration that the German keeper was knocked out only a few minutes into the game and he only lasted until half-time when he failed to return to the field. Back in those days, there weren’t any substitutes so Cologne had to play the reminder of the game with only ten

Our goals came from Alan Gilzean (who bagged a hat-trick), Bobby Wishart, Hugh Robertson, Gordon Smith and Andy Penman. Our first goal was scored by Matthias Hemmersbach, who headed the ball into his own net.

Match report written by By Daniel Smith

Squad Statistics (as at September 5th, 1962)

1962-63 All Time
Bert Slater (GK)26 8 - 8 -
Ian Ure22 8 - 104 -
Bobby Cox28 8 - 2431
Andy Penman19 8110136
Bobby Seith30 7 - 944
Alex Hamilton23 8 - 175 -
Hugh Robertson22 6119649
Alan Cousin24 7 - 237103
Alan Gilzean23 459676
Gordon Smith38 844813
Bobby Wishart29 716412

League Table (as at September 5th, 1962)

No league table has been added for this season.