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1980–81 KNVB Cup

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1980–81 KNVB Cup

Country Netherlands
Teams 46
Champions AZ'67
Runners-up Ajax

The 63rd edition of the KNVB Cup started on September 6, 1980. The final was played on May 28, 1981: AZ from Alkmaar (at the time called AZ'67) beat Ajax 3–1 and won the cup for the second time. During the quarter and semi-finals, two-legged matches were held.


First round

The matches of the first round were played on September 6 and 7, 1980.

Home team Result Away team
Fortuna Sittard 1 2–0 (aet) SC Cambuur 1
HFC Haarlem 1 3–0 Vitesse 1
sc Heerenveen 1 3–2 ACV A
ROHDA Raalte A (p) 1-1 FC Eindhoven 1
SC Veendam 1 2–0 Helmond Sport 1
SVV 1 5–1 DESK A
FC Volendam 1 3–1 VV Noordwijk A
Home team Result Away team
VV Caesar A 2–5 (aet)[1] SC Amersfoort 1
De Graafschap 1 2–3 Telstar 1
DETO A 2–5 DS '79 1
FC Amsterdam 1 8–1[2] VV Arnemuiden A
FC Den Bosch 1 3–0 VV Rheden A
FC Vlaardingen 1 4–2 XerxesDZB A
FC VVV 1 3–2 (aet)[3] SC Heracles 1

1 Eerste Divisie; A Amateur teams

Second round

The matches of the second round were played on November 15 and 16, 1980. The Eredivisie clubs entered the tournament here.

Home team Result Away team
Go Ahead Eagles E 9–3 ROHDA Raalte
HFC Haarlem (p) 2-2 NAC E
MVV E 3–0 FC Amsterdam
NEC E 0–1 FC Groningen E
SC Amersfoort 2–2 (p) FC VVV
Sparta E 2–2 (p) PEC Zwolle E
Telstar 2–2 (p) Willem II E
FC Wageningen E 4–1 FC Den Haag E
Home team Result Away team
Ajax E 3–0 SVV
AZ'67 E 4–1 sc Heerenveen
DS '79 0–1 PSV E
Excelsior E 2–2 (p) FC Vlaardingen
FC Den Bosch 2–4 FC Utrecht E
FC Twente E 1–0 FC Volendam
Feyenoord E 5–1 SC Veendam
Fortuna Sittard 1–2 Roda JC E

E Eredivisie

Round of 16

The matches of the round of 16 were played on January 24 and 25, 1981.

Home team Result Away team
Ajax 5–1 FC Twente
AZ'67 5–2 FC Vlaardingen
FC Groningen 3–2 FC VVV
Feyenoord 3–3 (p) HFC Haarlem
Go Ahead Eagles 3–1 MVV
PSV 4–0 Roda JC
Willem II 2–1 FC Utrecht
FC Wageningen 0–3 PEC Zwolle (on Feb. 4)

Quarter finals

The quarter finals were played on February 25 and April 1, 1980.

Team 1 Aggregate Team 2 Match 1 Match 2
Ajax 4–1 FC Groningen 3–0 1–1
Go Ahead Eagles 3–2 (aet) PEC Zwolle 1–1 2–1 (aet)
HFC Haarlem 2–4 AZ'67 1–1 1–3
Willem II 0–3 PSV 0–1 0–2


The semi-finals were played on April 14 and May 12, 1980.

Team 1 Aggregate Team 2 Match 1 Match 2
Go Ahead Eagles 3–8 AZ'67 2–2 1–6
PSV 3–4 Ajax 2–2 1–2


Ajax 1–3 AZ'67
1–1: Vanenburg May 28, 1981
0–1: Tol
1–2: Spelbos
1–3: Nygaard

AZ also won the Dutch Eredivisie championship, thereby taking the double. They would participate in the European Cup, so finalists Ajax could play in the Cup Winners' Cup.

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