Dates 17 Aug 1964 – 27 May 1965
Goals scored 215
|Champion Inter Milan|
Matches played 63
|Champions Internazionale (2nd title)|
Top scorer(s) Eusébio José Augusto Torres (9 goals)
Similar 1963–64 European Cup, 1965–66 European Cup, 1961–62 European Cup, 1968–69 European Cup, 1959–60 European Cup
The season 1964–65 of the European Cup football club tournament was won by Internazionale for the second time in row, in a final match against two-time former champions Benfica, making it three consecutive titles for Italy (Milan had won it in 1962–63).
Iceland entered its champion for the first time this season, although the tournament still had 31 teams as per the previous season, due to a lack of Cypriot representation.
1 Rangers won a play-off 3–1 to progress to the First Round.
2 Anderlecht progressed to the First Round over Bologna by winning a coin toss after their play-off match ended 0–0.
3 Dukla Prague progressed to the First Round over Górnik Zabrze by winning a coin toss after their play-off match ended 0–0.
Note: Starting the previous year tournament, only the title holder, Internazionale, joined directly in the first round.
Dinamo Bucharest won 7–0 on aggregate.
Rangers 5–5 Red Star Belgrade on aggregate.
Rangers won 3–1 in play-off.
Rapid Vienna won 5–0 on aggregate.
Panathinaikos won 5–4 on aggregate.
Köln won 2–0 on aggregate.
Bologna 2–2 Anderlecht on aggregate.
Anderlecht 0–0 Bologna in play-off. Anderlecht won on coin toss.
Liverpool won 11–1 on aggregate.
Vasas ETO Győr won 6–2 on aggregate.
Lokomotiv Sofia won 8–5 on aggregate.
DWS won 4–1 on aggregate.
Lyn won 4–2 on aggregate.
Real Madrid won 9–2 on aggregate.
Dukla Prague 4–4 Górnik Zabrze on aggregate.
Dukla Prague 0–0 Górnik Zabrze in play-off. Dukla Prague won on coin toss.
La Chaux-de-Fonds won 4–3 on aggregate.
Benfica won 10–2 on aggregate.
Köln won 3–2 on aggregate.
Liverpool won 4–0 on aggregate.
Internazionale won 7–0 on aggregate.
Rangers won 3–0 on aggregate.
DWS won 8–1 on aggregate.
Vasas ETO Győr won 8–7 on aggregate.
Benfica won 6–1 on aggregate.
Real Madrid won 6–2 on aggregate.
1 Liverpool advanced to the semi-finals by winning a coin toss after their play-off match ended 2–2.
Liverpool 2–2 Köln on aggregate. Liverpool qualified on coin toss.
Internazionale won 3–2 on aggregate.
Vasas ETO Győr won 2–1 on aggregate.
Benfica won 6–3 on aggregate.
Internazionale won 4–3 on aggregate.
Benfica won 5–0 on aggregate.
The top scorers from the 1964–65 European Cup (including preliminary round) are as follows: