Copa FGF

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Copa FGF
2014 Copa FGF logo.png
2014 logo, in posthumous tribute to Fernandão.
Founded 2004
Region Rio Grande do Sul Rio Grande do Sul
Number of teams 22
Current champions Novo Hamburgo (2nd title)
Most successful club(s) Internacional
Juventude
Novo Hamburgo
(2 titles each)
Website Official website
2014 Copa FGF

The Copa Federação Gaúcha de Futebol, commonly known as the Copa FGF, is an annual cup competition organized by the Rio Grande do Sul state football federation for clubs that are in the first, second and third divisions of the Campeonato Gaúcho. It is held in the second half of the year and usually clubs participating in the higher levels of the Campeonato Brasileiro do not participate with the first team squad, using his academy.

The competition was founded in 2004, being the most important knockout cup competition in Rio Grande do Sul football. The most important league is the Campeonato Gaúcho, played in the first half of the year. It is known to be a competition that values Gaúcho football, because the greatest clubs in the state, Grêmio and Internacional, usually play the cup with their academy teams, opening up the possibility of other clubs win the title.

The Copa FGF usually receive a different name in each edition, honoring important people related to football in Rio Grande do Sul. The 2014 edition is called Copa Fernandão, in posthumous tribute to former Internacional footballer who died in June of the same year.

The current holders are Novo Hamburgo, having beaten São José 3–1 aggregate in the 2013 finals. With their 2nd Copa FGF title, Novo Hamburgo are now level with Internacional and Juventude for the largest number of title victories in the history of the competition.

Format[edit]

Competition[edit]

The competition is a knockout tournament with pairings for first round (Round of 22) drawn at random, being the best placed club in the FGF Club Ranking plays the first leg at away. If that club wins by a difference of two or more goals, it will be automatically qualified for the next round. The same rules serves to Round of 12. From the quarter-finals, the order of matches is decided by lot and the second leg is required.

Twenty-two clubs beginning in the Round of 22, being the winners and the best loser advancing to the second round. In the Round of 12, the winners and the two best losers qualify for the quarter-finals. Thereafter, only the winners advance to the semifinals and the finals.

Qualification for competitions[edit]

The Copa FGF winners qualify for the following season's Copa do Brasil. Currently, the competition does not grant more qualifying for the Campeonato Brasileiro Série D, because since the creation of the Super Copa Gaúcha, this new competition received that right for the champion. However, the Copa FGF winner also qualifies for this cup, having the opportunity to qualify for the Campeonato Brasileiro Série D.

Clubs[edit]

Having been established in 2004, the Copa FGF has been played by dozens of different clubs in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The following 22 clubs will compete in the Copa FGF during the 2014 edition.

Club City Stadium Capacity Division in 2014 First app Number of apps Titles Last title
Aimoré São Leopoldo Cristo Rei 10,000 Série A1 2006 5
Bagé Bagé Pedra Moura 12,000 Série B 2008 3
Brasil (PE) Pelotas Bento Freitas 18,000 Série A1 2004 8
Cerâmica Gravataí Vieirão 8,000 Série A1 2007 7
Esportivo Bento Gonçalves Montanha dos Vinhedos 15,269 Série A1 2004 5 1 2004
Estância Velha Canoas Estádio das Cabriúvas 5,000 Série B 2014 1
Farroupilha Pelotas Nicolau Fico 8,000 Série B 2004 4
Garibaldi Garibaldi Alcides Santa Rosa 4,000 Série B 2007 1
Guarani (VA) Venâncio Aires Edmundo Feix 4,000 Série B 2005 2
Guarany (BG) Bagé Estrela D'Alva 10,000 Série B 2006 4
Internacional Porto Alegre Morada dos Quero-Queros 2,000 Série A1 2004 10 2 2010
Juventude Caxias do Sul Alfredo Jaconi 23,726 Série A1 2004 9 2 2012
Lajeadense Lajeado Arena Alviazul 7,000 Série A1 2005 7
Marau Marau Carlos Renato Bebber 2,000 Série A2 2014 1
Novo Hamburgo Novo Hamburgo Estádio do Vale 6,500 Série A1 2004 9 2 2013
Panambi Panambi João Marimon Júnior 3,000 Série A2 2014 1
Pelotas Pelotas Boca do Lobo 18,000 Série A1 2004 8 1 2008
Santa Cruz-RS Santa Cruz do Sul Estádio dos Plátanos 7,000 Série A2 2014 1
São José-RS Porto Alegre Passo D'Areia 8,000 Série A1 2004 9
São Paulo-RS Rio Grande Aldo Dapuzzo 11,500 Série A1 2004 7
Veranópolis Veranópolis Antônio David Farina 4,000 Série A1 2004 1
Ypiranga-RS Erechim Colosso da Lagoa 30,000 Série A2 2006 4

Champions[edit]

Season Champions Runners-up
2004 Esportivo Gaúcho
2005 Novo Hamburgo Ulbra
2006 Grêmio Ulbra
2007 Caxias Brasil (PE)
2008 Pelotas Cerâmica
2009 Internacional Ypiranga-RS
2010 Internacional Cerâmica
2011 Juventude Lajeadense
2012 Juventude Brasil (PE)
2013 Novo Hamburgo São José-RS
2014

Records and statistics[edit]

List of champions[edit]

Seven clubs are officially recognized to have been the Copa FGF champions, of which three teams have two titles each: Internacional, Juventude and Novo Hamburgo. Below is the complete list of winners and runners-up of the competition.

Club Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up
Novo Hamburgo 2 0 2005, 2013
Juventude 2 0 2011, 2012
Internacional 2 0 2009, 2010
Pelotas 1 0 2008
Caxias 1 0 2007
Grêmio 1 0 2006
Esportivo 1 0 2004
Brasil (PE) 0 2 2007, 2012
Cerâmica 0 2 2008, 2010
Canoas 0 2 2005, 2006
São José-RS 0 1 2013
Lajeadense 0 1 2011
Ypiranga-RS 0 1 2009
Gaúcho 0 1 2004

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