Coupe de France Féminine
|Current champions||Lyon (6th title)|
|Most successful club(s)||Lyon
|Website||FFF – Challenge de France|
The Coupe de France Féminine (French pronunciation: [kup də fʁɑ̃s], Women's French Cup) is a cup competition, exclusively for French women's football clubs. The competition is open to all professional and non-professional women's teams in France. The inaugural edition of the competition was held in 2001. The final match of the competition is normally held at the Stade de France, however other venues may be used. The defending champions are Lyon, who defeated Paris Saint-Germain 2–0 on 7 June 2014. From the 2011–12 season onwards, the competition will be played under the name Coupe de France Feminine after previously being played under the name Challenge de France.
The inaugural Challenge de France was first held during the 2001–02 season. The competition coincided with the inaugural edition of the UEFA Women's Cup, which is now known as the UEFA Women's Champions League. The cup competition is the only tournament in France reserved for senior women's players. Participation in the competition varies. Regional clubs participation is voluntary, however, clubs who participate in D3 Féminine on up participation is mandatory unless unforeseen circumstances prohibit their appearance.
The most successful clubs in the competition are Montpellier and Olympique Lyonnais, who have both won the competition on three occasions. Montpellier claimed their third title during the 2008–09 edition of the cup defeating Le Mans 3–1.
A list of all finals played so far:
|15 June 2002||Toulouse||Olympique Lyonnais||2–1|
|15 June 2003||Olympique Lyonnais||Montpellier||4–3|
|12 June 2004||Olympique Lyonnais||US Compiègne||2–0|
|15 May 2005||Juvisy||Olympique Lyonnais||1 – 1 (5–4 pen.)|
|12 June 2006||Montpellier||Olympique Lyonnais||1 – 1 (4–3 pen.)|
|12 May 2007||Montpellier||Olympique Lyonnais||3 – 3 (3–0 pen.)|
|3 June 2008||Olympique Lyonnais||Paris Saint-Germain||3–0|
|5 June 2009||Montpellier||Le Mans||3–1|
|23 May 2010||Paris Saint-Germain||Montpellier||5–0|
|21 May 2011||Saint-Étienne||Montpellier||0–0 (3–2 pen.)|
|13 May 2012
|8 June 2013||Olympique Lyonnais||Saint-Étienne||3–1|
|7 June 2014||Olympique Lyonnais||Paris Saint-Germain||2–0|
Performance by club
||2003, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014|
||2006, 2007, 2009|
- "Accréditations pour la finale, les modalités" (in French). French Football Federation. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
- "France - List of Women Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- "Paris en route vers le doublé ?" (in French). lemeilleurdupsg.com. 23 My 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2011. Check date values in:
- Official site (French)