Intertoto Cup (IC), whose origins date back to the early 60s, is an alternative European competition played during the summertime. In the beginning it was just a way to make money through bets, more than a real tournament, since no trophy or championship was at stake. It was only in 1995 when IC was raised to the level of European competition, after UEFA created a "New Intertoto Cup" by assigning extra berths in UEFA Cup to the finalists. The participating teams in this summer tournament are those not qualified in their domestic competitions for any other continental Cup (Champions League, UEFA Cup, and the late Cup Winners' Cup), although some of them forsake this right in order to get proper summer rest or prepare the upcoming season.


• Official UEFA scores and statistics extended and corrected with multilingual edition. All the names of teams, players, referees, stadiums, and cities are written in their original spelling (or a standard transcription into Latin characters, in the case of other alphabets). This is the reason why some names may slightly differ in form with respect to other unstandardized information sources.

• In the case of seasons previous to 2001, the main information sources I've used are Euro Cups Online (Miloš Radulović), Spanish newspapers ABC (1902-), El Mundo Deportivo (1941-), Marca (1942-), As (1967-) and data collected by Romeo Ionescu. From 1985 on, when I started collecting my first statistics on paper, then with an Olivetti typewriter and finally using WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS in an IBM computer (sweet old days...), scores and statistics are registered "on real time."