History of the Premier League in the 50s and 60s

In the 50s and 60s, Wolverhampton Wanderers became one of the most successful English clubs. Wolves several times beat other European country clubs in friendly matches. This later became the beginning of the formation of the European Cup competition or Champions League which brought together clubs from European countries. The first English Premier League to participate in a European competition, namely the European Cup from the 1956-57 season, was represented by Manchester United. In the late 50s, the Munich Tragedy occurred, namely, the plane crash that brought the Manchester United squad at that time. See 해외죽구중계 on our website.

In 1963, Tottenham became the first English club to win a European competition, the Winners Cup. The success of the English club spread to the England squad that won the World Cup in 1966 by beating West Germany in the final. The period of the late 70s and early 80s became the golden age of English clubs in Europe, where Liverpool (4 times), Nottingham Forest (2 times) and Aston Villa (1 time) successfully won the Champions League. In 1985 the Heysel tragedy occurred where the actions of Liverpool fans resulted in the death of 39 Juventus supporters when the two met in the Champions League final. As a result, English clubs were banned from competing at the European level for 5 years. This was also exacerbated by the Hillsborough tragedy in 1989.