The competition was the idea of Swiss pools supremo Ernst Thommen, Ottorino Barassi from Italy, and the English Football Association general secretary Stanley Rous, all of whom later became senior officials at FIFA.As the name suggests, the competition was set up to promote international trade fairs. Find all the results of Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1965) of the 1964-1965 season. The initial competitions were played over several seasons and featured composite teams. The thirteenth and final Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was played over the 1970–71 season. The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was a European football competition played between 1955 and 1971. As the name suggests, the competition was set up to promote international trade fairs. Played between 1955 and 1971 the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was the brainchild of Swiss pools supremo, Ernst Thommen, Ottorino Barassi from Italy and the English FA general secretary, Stanley Rous. The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final win which silenced Leeds United's critics - It was the European triumph which silenced Leeds United's critics and marked the greatest honour in the club's history. Originally set up to promote "international trade fairs", hence its name , the competition was only open to teams from cities that hosted trade fairs and was played on a "friendly" basis. The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final win which silenced Leeds United's critics It was the European triumph which silenced Leeds United's critics and marked the greatest honour in the club's history.

The competition was won by Leeds United for the second time, over two legs, in the final against Juventus.It was the first time the competition final had been won on the away goals rule.The competition was replaced the next season by the UEFA Cup, which gave UEFA direct control over all European football. The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was a European football competition played between 1955 and 1971.