Copa Chile

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Copa Chile
Copa Chile MTS
Founded 1958
Region  Chile
Number of teams 46
Current champions Deportes Iquique
Website ANFP
2013–14 Copa Chile

The Copa Chile (Chile Cup) is an annual cup competition for Chilean football teams. Due to time constraints and club pressure, the trophy was cancelled in 2000, but returned in 2008. Its precursor was the Campeonato de Apertura (Opening Championship), played from 1933 to 1950.

The cup is now open to every member club of the Chilean football league system, from professional teams; (Primera División and Primera B), down to teams from the ANFA; Tercera A and Tercera B, as well as Regional Amateur champions teams from around the country. And since the season 2009, the winners obtains a direct Copa Sudamericana spot for the next season.

In the history of the tournament, the Primera División teams have dominated the competition; but, because this is contested in a knockout tournament format, the opportunity for lower level teams upsetting a top level squad is a real possibility. That was the case in the seasons 1960, 1962, 2009 & 2010, when the winners were clubs from the second level: La Serena, Luis Cruz, Unión San Felipe and Municipal Iquique. A major upset almost occurred in the 2008 competition, when Deportes Ovalle (from the third level league) became finalist, losing 1-2 to Universidad de Concepción at the final, in a very close match.

In some seasons the tournament only included first level teams, that was the case the seasons: 1979 to 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989-Invierno, 1990, 1998 and 2000.

Only two clubs have become double champions (league and cup winners the same season); Colo-Colo in 1981, 1989, 1990 & 1996, and Universidad de Chile in 2000.

Trophy[edit]

Copa Chile trophy.

At the end of the final, the winning team is presented with a trophy, also known as the Copa Chile, which they hold until the following year's final.

The cup stands 120 centimetres tall and is made of 8 kg of pure solid silver, its design includes the map of the Chilean territory (being four times around the trophy), made with stones of different colors, carved agate, Onyx and lapis lazuli.

The trophy was forged in 1974, in the Hernán Baeza Rebolledo workshop, located in the commune of San Miguel. Its manufacture took nearly a month.

As well as winning the right to keep the trophy until the start of the next season, the winner gets to have a badge small silver plate at the pedestal of the trophy. The badge has the winners' name and the year of success.

Finals[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score Trophy
1958 Colo-Colo Universidad Católica 2:2[1] Copa Chile
1959 Santiago Wanderers Deportes La Serena 5:1 Copa Chile
1960 Deportes La Serena Santiago Wanderers 4:1 Copa Preparación
1961 Santiago Wanderers Universidad Católica 2:0, 1:2 Copa Chile Green Cross
1962 Luis Cruz Universidad Católica 2:1 Copa Preparación
1974 Colo-Colo Santiago Wanderers 3:0 Copa Chile
1975 Palestino Lota Schwager 4:0 Copa Chile
1977 Palestino Unión Española 3:3, 1:0 Copa Chile
1979 Universidad de Chile Colo-Colo 2:1 Copa Polla Gol
1980 Deportes Iquique Colo-Colo 2:1 Copa Polla Gol
1981 Colo-Colo Audax Italiano 5:1 Copa Polla Gol
1982 Colo-Colo Universidad Católica [2] Copa Polla Gol
1983 Universidad Católica O'Higgins [3] Copa Polla Gol
1984 Everton Universidad Católica 3:0 Copa Polla Gol
1985 Colo-Colo Palestino 1:0 Copa Polla Gol
1986 Cobreloa Fernández Vial 1:0, 0:2, 3:0 Copa Polla Lan Chile
1987 Cobresal Colo-Colo 2:0 Copa Lan Chile
1988 Colo-Colo Unión Española 1:0 Copa Digeder
1989 Colo-Colo Universidad Católica 1:0 Copa Coca Cola Digeder
1990 Colo-Colo Universidad Católica 3:2 Copa Apertura
1991 Universidad Católica Cobreloa 1:0 Copa Chile Digeder
1992 Unión Española Colo-Colo 3:1 Copa Chile
1993 Unión Española Cobreloa 3:1 Copa Chile
1994 Colo-Colo O'Higgins 1-1 4-2 (pen.) Copa Chile
1995 Universidad Católica Cobreloa 4:2 Copa Chile
1996 Colo-Colo Rangers 1:1, 1:0 Copa Chile Eduardo Simián
1998 Universidad de Chile Audax Italiano 1:1, 2:0 Copa Apertura
2000 Universidad de Chile Santiago Morning 2:1 Copa Apertura
2008 Universidad de Concepción Deportes Ovalle 2:1 Copa Chile
2009 Unión San Felipe Municipal Iquique 3:0 Copa Chile
2010 Municipal Iquique Deportes Concepción 1:1 4-3 (pen.) Copa Chile Bicentenario
2011 Universidad Católica Magallanes 0:1, 1:0 4-2 (pen.) Copa Chile
2012–13 Universidad de Chile Universidad Católica 2:1 Copa Chile
2013–14 Deportes Iquique Huachipato 3:1 Copa Chile

Titles by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning years Runner-up years
Colo-Colo 10 4 1958, 1974, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996 1979, 1980, 1987, 1992
Universidad Católica 4 8 1983, 1991, 1995, 2011 1958, 1961, 1962, 1982, 1984, 1989, 1990, 2013
Universidad de Chile 4 0 1979, 1998, 2000, 2013
Deportes Iquique 3 1 1980, 2010, 2014 2009
Santiago Wanderers 2 2 1959, 1961 1960, 1974
Unión Española 2 2 1992, 1993 1977, 1988
Palestino 2 1 1975, 1977 1985
Cobreloa 1 3 1986 1991, 1993, 1995
Deportes La Serena 1 1 1960 1959
Luis Cruz 1 0 1962
Everton 1 0 1984
Cobresal 1 0 1987
Universidad de Concepción 1 0 2008
Unión San Felipe 1 0 2009
O'Higgins 0 2 1983, 1994
Audax Italiano 0 2 1981, 1998
Lota Schwager 0 1 1975
Fernández Vial 0 1 1986
Rangers 0 1 1996
Santiago Morning 0 1 2000
Deportes Ovalle 0 1 2008
Deportes Concepción 0 1 2010
Magallanes 0 1 2011
Huachipato 0 1 2014

Titles by Region[edit]

The following table lists the Chilean Cup champions by region.

Region Nº of titles Clubs
Flag of the Metropolitan Region, Chile.svg Metropolitan 22 Colo-Colo (10), Universidad Católica (4), Universidad de Chile (4), Unión Española (2), Palestino (2)
Flag of Valparaiso Region, Chile.svg Valparaíso 4 Santiago Wanderers (2), Everton (1), Unión San Felipe (1)
Flag of Tarapaca, Chile.svg Tarapacá 3 Iquique (3)
Flag of Coquimbo Region, Chile.svg Coquimbo 1 La Serena (1)
Flag of Maule, Chile.svg Maule 1 Luis Cruz (1)
Flag of Antofagasta Region, Chile.svg Antofagasta 1 Cobreloa (1)
Flag of Atacama, Chile.svg Atacama 1 Cobresal (1)
Flag of Biobío Region, Chile.svg Biobío 1 Universidad de Concepción (1)

Similar tournaments[edit]

Copa de la República[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1983 Universidad Católica Naval 1:0

Copa Invierno[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1989 Unión Española Huachipato 2:0

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Colo Colo on better goal average over entire tournament.
  2. ^ Colo Colo win a small final tournament.
  3. ^ Universidad Católica win a small final tournament.

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