On 13 June 1956, 38,000 spectators, paying the equivalent of 50 pence each, gathered at the Parc des Princes to see who would be crowned the first ever European champions.
The two teams playing against each other in the final were Real Madrid of Spain and Stade de Reims-Champagne from France.
Real Madrid won the cup final 4-3 with goals from Di Stefano, Marquitos and Rial (2).
The European Cup is now known as the UEFA Champions League.
The FIFA World Cup™ is the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world.
The competition has been played every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War.
The first ever FIFA World Cup was played from 13 July to 30 July 1930 in Uruguay. Thirteen teams, seven from South America, four from Europe and two from North America entered the tournament. The final was played at the Estadio Centenario on 30 July. The game between Argentina and Uruguay, ended 4-2 to Uruguay