Coupe de France Féminine

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Coupe de France Féminine
Founded 2001
Region  France
Current champions Lyon (6th title)
Most successful club(s) Lyon
(6)
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 Saint-Étienne, who defeated Montpellier 3–2 on penalties on 21 May 2011. 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.[1]

History[edit]

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.

Final results[edit]

A list of all finals played so far:[2]

Year Winner Runner-up Result
15 June 2002 Toulouse Olympique Lyonnais 2–1
15 June 2003 Olympique Lyonnais Montpellier 4–3
12 June 2004[3] 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
Details
Olympique Lyonnais Montpellier 2–1
8 June 2013 Olympique Lyonnais Saint-Étienne 3–1
7 June 2014 Olympique Lyonnais Paris Saint-Germain 2–0

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Winning Years
Olympique Lyonnais
6
2003, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014
Montpellier
3
2006, 2007, 2009
Toulouse
1
2002
Juvisy
1
2005
Paris Saint-Germain
1
2010
Saint-Étienne
1
2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Accréditations pour la finale, les modalités" (in French). French Football Federation. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "France - List of Women Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Paris en route vers le doublé ?" (in French). lemeilleurdupsg.com. 23 My 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 

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