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Glentoran in Europe

Glentoran in Europe

Glentoran made their European debut in 1962 when they played Real Zaragoza in the Inter Cities Fairs Cup.

On two different occasions we have reached the 2nd round stage of the European Cup, in its old form. In 1977 we overcame Valur of Iceland (2-1 on agg.) before losing to the mighty Juventus of Italy (6-0 on agg.)

Glentoran in Europe

In 1981 we eased past Progress Neidercorn from Luxembourg by 5-1 margin but unfortunately lost out 3-2 after extra-time to C.S.K.A. Sofia in the Second Round.

1973-74 season was perhaps Glentoran’s finest hour in Europe when they reached the quarter-final stage of the now defunct Cup Winners Cup. On the way to the quarter-final stage we beat RM Chimia Valcea of Romania, then Brann Bergen of Norway before finally losing out to Borussia Mönchengladbach of Germany.

In the 2004-05 season another little bit of history was created when Glentoran won their first ever away European tie, defeating AC Allianssi of Finland 2-1 to progress to the next round.

Back in 1967 in a European Cup tie with Benfica of Portugal, Glentoran drew 1-1 in Belfast before drawing 0-0 in Lisbon. In doing so they were the first team to stop Benfica scoring in a home European game and at the same time, sadly, also became the first side to go out of Europe on the ‘Away Goals Rule’.

Glentoran in Europe

 

SEASON COMPETITION OPPOSITION 1st LEG 2nd LEG AGGREGATE
1962-63 Inter Cities Fairs Cup Real Zaragoza Home
L 2-0
Away
L 6-2
Lost 8-4
1963-64 Inter Cities Fairs Cup Partick Thistle Home
L 4-1
Away
L 3-0
Lost 7-1
1964-65 European Cup Panathanaikos Home
D 2-2
Away
L 3-2
Lost 5-4
1965-66 Inter Cities Fairs Cup Royal Antwerp Away
L 1-0
Home
D 3-3
Lost 4-3
1966-67 Cup Winners Cup Glasgow Rangers Home
D 1-1
Away
L 4-0
Lost 5-1
1967-68 European Cup Benfica Home
D 1-1
Away
D 0-0
Drew 1-1
(Lost on away goals rule)
1968-69 European Cup Anderlecht Away
L 3-0
Home
D 2-2
Lost 5-2
1969-70 Inter Cities Fairs Cup Arsenal Away
L 3-0
Home
W 1-0
Lost 3-1
1970-71 European Cup Waterford Home
L 3-1
Away
L 1-0
Lost 4-2
1971-72 UEFA Cup Eintract Braunschweig Home
L 1-0
Away
L 6-1
Lost 7-2
1973-74 Cup Winners Cup
Chimia Ramnicu Vilcea
Away
D 2-2
Home
W2-0
Won 4-2
    SK Brann Away
D 1-1
Home
W 3-1
Won 4-2
    Borussia Moenchegladbach Home
L 2-0
Away
L 5-0
Lost 7-0
1975-76 UEFA CUP Ajax Home
L 6-1
Away
L 8-0
Lost 14-1
1976-77 UEFA CUP F.C. Basle Home
W 3-2
Away
L 3-0
Lost 5-3
1977-78 European Cup
Valur
Away
L 1-0
Home
W2-0
Won 2-1
    Juventus Home
L 1-0
Away
L 5-0
Lost 6-0
1978-79 UEFA Cup I.B.V. Away
D 0-0
Home
D 1-1
Drew 1-1
(Lost on away goals rule)
1981-82 European Cup
Progres Neidercorn

Away
D 1-1

Home
W4-0

Won 5-1

    CSKA Sofia Away
L 2-0
Home
W 2-1
Lost 3-2
1982-83 UEFA Cup Banik Ostrava Home
L 3-1
Away
L 1-0
Lost 4-1
1983-84 Cup Winners Cup Paris St. Germain Home
L 2-1
Away
L 2-1
Lost 4-2
1984-85 UEFA Cup Standard Liege Home
D 1-1
Away
L 2-0
Lost 3-1
1985-86 Cup Winners Cup Fram Away
L 3-1
Home
W 1-0
Lost 3-2
1986-87 Cup Winners Cup Lokomotiv Leipzig Home
D 1-1
Away
L 2-0
Lost 3-1
1987-88 Cup Winners Cup Rovanemi SP Away
D 0-0
Home
D 1-1
Drew 1-1
(Lost on away goals rule)
1988-89 European Cup Spartak Moscow Away
L 2-0
Home
D 1-1
Lost 3-1
1989-90 UEFA Cup Dundee United Home
L 3-1
Away
L 2-0
Lost 5-1
1990-91 Cup Winners Cup Steaua Bucharest Home
D 1-1
Away
L 5-0
Lost 6-1
1992-93 Champions League Qualifying Marseille Home
L 5-0
Away
L 3-0
Lost 8-0
1996-97 Cup Winners Cup Sparta Prague Home
L 2-1
Away
L 8-0
Lost 10-1
1998-99 Cup Winners Cup Macaabi Haifa Home
L 1-0
Away
L 2-1
Lost 3-1
1999-2000 Champions League Qualifying Litex Lovech Away
L 3-0
Home
L 2-0
Lost 5-0
2000-01 UEFA Cup Lillestrom Home
L 3-0
Away
L 1-0
Lost 4-0
2001-02 UEFA Cup Midtjylland Away
D 1-1
Home
L 4-0
Lost 5-1
2002-03 UEFA Cup Wilsa Krakow Home
L 2-0
Away
L 4-0
Lost 6-0
2003-04 Champions League Qualifying HJK Helsinki Home
D 0-0
Away
L 1-0
Lost 1-0
2004-05 UEFA Cup

AC Allianssi

Home
D 2-2

Away
W 2-1

Won 4-3

    IF Elfsborg Home
L 1-0
Away
L 2-1
Lost 3-1
2005-06 Champions League Qualifying Shelbourne Home
L 2-1
Away
L 4-1
Lost 6-2
2006-07 UEFA Cup SK Brann Home
L 1-0
Away
L 1-0
Lost 2-0
2007-08 UEFA CUP AIK Solna Home
L 5-0
Away
L 4-0
Lost 9-0
2008-09 UEFA CUP SK Liepajas Metallurgs Home
D 1-1
Away
L 2-0
Lost 3-1
2009-10 Champions League Qualifying Maccabi Haifa Away
L 6-0
Home
L 4-0
Lost 10-0
2010-11 Europa League Qualifying Round 1 KR Reykavik Away
L 3-0
Home
D 2-2
Lost 5-2

2011-12

Europa League Qualifying Round 1

FK Renova

Away
L 2-1

Home
W 2-1

Drew 3-3
(Won 3-2 on pens)

  Europa League Qualifying Round 2 FC Vorskla Home
L 2-0
Away
L 3-0
Lost 5-0

2013-14

Europa League Qualifying Round 1

KR Reykjavik

Away

D 0-0

Home

L 0-3

Lost 3-0

2015-16

Europa League Qualifying Round 1

MŠK Žilina

Home

L 1-4

Away

L 3-0

Lost 7-1