Copa Martini & Rossi

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Copa Martini & Rossi was the name of a series of friendly football matches between FC Barcelona and several distinguished European teams during the decade of the 1940s. The winner of the game received a silver cup inscribed with the name of the sponsor, the Italian Multinational Martini & Rossi.[1]

The matches took place at Barcelona's Les Corts, usually as the last game of the season, with which homage was given to the retiring players, or as a Christmas season game. This tournament is considered the precursor to the Trofeu Joan Gamper.

This title should not be confused with the Trofeo Martini & Rossi, award that during the same decade was granted to the First Division team with the best goal difference record during the year, and which the FC Barcelona won a record of six times.

Tournaments[edit]

Date Winner Opponent Result
December 25, 1948[2]
December 26, 1948
FC Barcelona Denmark Akademisk Boldklub
1 - 1
2 - 1
June 12, 1949[3] FC Barcelona Portugal FC Porto
3 - 1
June 4, 1950[4] FC Barcelona Italy Torino FC
2 - 1
June 15, 1952[5] FC Barcelona France OGC Nice
2 - 0
December 25, 1952[6] FC Barcelona Germany Kickers Offenbach
5 - 2
December 25, 1953[7] FC Barcelona Austria FK Austria Wien
2 - 1

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