Copa Martini & Rossi
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.
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.
|December 25, 1948
December 26, 1948
|FC Barcelona||Akademisk Boldklub||
2 - 1
|June 12, 1949||FC Barcelona||FC Porto||
|June 4, 1950||FC Barcelona||Torino FC||
|June 15, 1952||FC Barcelona||OGC Nice||
|December 25, 1952||FC Barcelona||Kickers Offenbach||
|December 25, 1953||FC Barcelona||FK Austria Wien||
Notes and references
- For unknown reasons, some media has published that the Copa Martini & Rossi was the precursor to the UEFA Supercup, a championship between the winners of the Copa Latina and the Mitropa Cup. This wouldn't be possible since the Mitropa Cup didn't take place between 1941 and 1954.