european nations cup 1960

The European Nations Cup 1960 was the first edition of the UEFA European Championships held in France between 6 July and 10 July 1960. The tournament was won by the Soviet Union who beat Yugoslavia 2–1 after extra time at the Parc des Princes, Paris.


Only 17 of UEFA's then 29 members entered the qualifying competition for the 1960 European Nations Cup.

Wales and the 1960 European Championship

Following the International Football Association Board meeting held at Portrush, Northern Ireland in June 1957, the Football Association, Football Association of Wales, Irish Football Association and Scottish Football Association met to discuss UEFA's proposal to hold the European Nations Cup.

It was minuted that "...the British Associations would not oppose the proposed European International Championship but would inform the Congress of the Union of European Football Associations to be held in Copenhagen on 28th June 1957 that the British Associations were unlikely to take part."