Australian Cup (soccer)

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For the current Australian national soccer cup competition, see FFA Cup.
Australian Cup
Founded 1962
Abolished 1968
Region Australia
Most successful club(s) Hakoah Eastern Suburbs (2 titles)

The Australian Cup is a defunct football (soccer) competition organised by the Australian Soccer Federation. It was held between 1962 and 1968. It was the first nationwide club tournament held in Australia. This tournament was first held 15 years before the first National Soccer League (NSL) match was played. [1]


Year Champion Score Runner up
1962 SSC Yugal 8–1 St George Budapest
1963 Slavia Melbourne 0–0 & 3–2 Polonia Melbourne
1964 George Cross 3–2 APIA Leichhardt
1965 Hakoah Eastern Suburbs 1–1 & 2–1 APIA Leichhardt
1966 APIA Leichhardt 2–0 Hakoah Eastern Suburbs
1967 Melbourne Hungaria 4–3 APIA Leichhardt
1968 Hakoah Eastern Suburbs 3–1 & 3–2 Hakoah Melbourne

Australian Cup found[edit]

In 2011 a group of builders discovered the Australia Cup trophy in the rubbish whilst doing renovation works at the Hakoah Club in Sydney, NSW. The Football Federation of Australia were contacted by the finders, but weren't interested in its safe keeping.[2]


  1. ^ "Australia - List of Cup Winners". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 13 January 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  2. ^ [1]