WEST HAM UNITED    1980/81
      European Cup Winners Cup

Because of misbehaviour by West Ham fans at the first leg of the tie against Castilla at the Bernabeu Stadium the return match was required to be played behind closed doors.


West Ham qualified for the ECWC as FA Cup holders following their 1-0 defeat of Arsenal in the 1979/80 final at Wembley.  

1st Round 
1st Leg Wed Sep 17 Castilla (Spain) Away Lost 1-3
2nd Leg Wed Oct 1 Castilla Home Won 5-1
Won 6-4 on aggregate.
2nd Round 
1st Leg Wed Oct 22 Politehnica Timisoara (Rumania) Home Won 4-0
2nd Leg Wed Nov 5 Politehnica Timisoara Away Lost 0-1
Won 4-1 on aggregate.
3rd Round 
1st Leg Wed Mar 4 Dinamo Tbilisi (Soviet Union) Home Lost 1-4
2nd Leg Wed Mar 18 Dinamo Tbilisi Away Won 1-0
Lost 2-4 on aggregate.