Canadian Soccer League championship final

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Canadian Soccer League championship final
(Givova Cup)
Founded 1998
Region Canada
Most successful club(s) Toronto Croatia (5 times)
Website Official CSL website

The Canadian Soccer League championship final is the final play-off game of the Canadian Soccer League and its predecessor the Canadian Professional Soccer League. Due to sponsorship changes the winners were awarded several different cups for the championship: the Primus Cup in 2000, the Rogers Cup from 2001 to 2009 and the Givova Cup from 2010 onwards.

The Canadian Soccer League and its related competitions are no sanctioned by the Canadian Soccer Association or part of the Canadian soccer pyramid as the league is now a member of the newly formed Soccer Federation of Canada (SFC).[1]

Format[edit]

After the regular season the top eight finishers qualify for the play-offs. Those then consist of quarter-finals, semi-finals and the championship final. With the exception of the 2007 final, which was contested over two legs, the final is played as one match only.

List of winners[edit]

The finals played so far are:[2][3]

Year Winner Score Runner-up
1998 St. Catharines Wolves 2-2 aet
4-2 on penalty shootout
Toronto Olympians
1999 Toronto Olympians 2-0 Toronto Croatia
2000 Toronto Croatia 2-1 Toronto Olympians
2001 St. Catharines Wolves 1-0 Toronto Supra
2002 Ottawa Wizards 2-0 North York Astros
2003 Brampton Hitmen 1-0 Vaughan Shooters
2004 Toronto Croatia 4-0 Vaughan Shooters
2005 Oakville Blue Devils 2-1 aet Vaughan Shooters
2006 Italia Shooters 1-0 Serbian White Eagles
2007 Toronto Croatia 0-0, 4-1
4-1 on aggregate
Serbian White Eagles
2008 Serbian White Eagles 2-2 aet
2-1 on penalty shootout
Trois Rivieres Attak
2009 Trois Rivieres Attak 0-0 aet
3-2 on penalty shootout
Serbian White Eagles
2010 Brantford Galaxy SC 3-0 Hamilton Croatia
2011 Toronto Croatia 1-0 Capital City F.C.
2012 Toronto Croatia 1-0 Montreal Impact Academy

Performance by Club[edit]

Club Champions Runner-Up Winning Years Losing Years
Toronto Croatia 5 1 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2012 1999
St. Catharines Wolves 2 1998, 2001
Serbian White Eagles 1 3 2008 2006, 2007, 2009
York Region Shooters 1 3 2006 2003, 2004, 2005
Durham Storm (defunct) 1 2 1999 1998, 2000
Trois-Rivieres Attak (defunct) 1 1 2009 2008
Brampton City United 1 2005
Brantford Galaxy SC 1 2010
Brampton Stallions (defunct) 1 2003
Ottawa Wizards (defunct) 1 2002
Hamilton Croatia 1 2010
North York Astros 1 2002
SC Toronto 1 2001
Capital City F.C. 1 2011
Montreal Impact Academy 1 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadian Soccer League joins Newly-Formed Soccer Federation". canadiansoccerleague.ca. February 13, 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Canada - Canadian Professional/Premier Soccer League II". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 July 2011. "1998-2005" 
  3. ^ "Canada - Canadian Soccer League II". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 July 2011. "2006-" 

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