Coppa Italia

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This article is about the Italian association football tournament. For the rugby union competition, see Coppa Italia (rugby union).
Coppa Italia
TIM CUP.png
Founded 1922
Region  Italy
Number of teams 78
Current champions Napoli (5th title)
Most successful club(s) Juventus
Roma
(9 titles each)
Website Official Coppa Italia site
2014–15 Coppa Italia

The Coppa Italia (Italian for Italy Cup, officially known as TIM Cup because of its sponsorship) is an Italian football annual cup competition. Its first edition was held in 1922, but the second champions were not crowned until 1936. Juventus and Roma lead the way with nine wins. Roma has contested more finals, 17, while Juventus follow with 14. The holder can wear a "tricolore" cockade (Italian: coccarda), like the roundels that appear on military aircraft, and qualifies for a UEFA Europa League spot for the next season.

Format[edit]

Logo 2009-10

The competition is a knockout tournament with pairings for each round made in advance; the draw for the whole competition is made before a ball is kicked. Each tie is played as a single leg, with the exception of the two-legged semi-finals. If a match is drawn, extra time is played. In the event of a draw after 120 minutes, a penalty shoot-out is contested. As well as being presented with the trophy, the winning team also qualifies for the UEFA Europa League (formerly named the UEFA Cup). If the winners have already qualified for the UEFA Champions League via Serie A, the UEFA Europa League place goes to the Coppa Italia runners-up. If they also have qualified for the UEFA Champions League, or are not entitled to play in UEFA competitions for any reason, the place goes to the next highest placed finisher in the league table.

Coccarda, winners' patch

There are a total of 8 rounds in the competition. The competition begins in August with the first round and is contested only by the lowest-ranked clubs – those outside the top two divisions. Clubs playing in Serie B join in in the second round and the twelve lowest-ranked teams in Serie A based on the previous league season's positions (unless they are to compete in European competition that year) begin the competition in the third round before August is over. The remaining eight Serie A teams join the competition in the fourth round in January, at which point sixteen teams remain. The round of 16, the quarter-finals and the first leg of the semi-finals are then played in quick succession after the Fourth Round and the second leg of the semi-final is played a couple of months later; in April before the May-contest final. The rather unusual two-leg final was eliminated since the 2007-08 edition and a single-match final is now played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.[1]

Phase Round Clubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering at this round
First Phase First Round 78 36 none 36 Teams from Lega Pro and Serie D
Second Round 60 40 18 22 Serie B
Third Round 40 32 20 12 Lowest-ranked Serie A teams
Fourth Round 24 16 16 none none
Second Phase Round of 16 16 16 8 8 Highest-ranked Serie A teams
Quarter-finals 8 8 8 none none
Semi-finals 4 4 4 none none
Final 2 2 2 none none

Winners by year[edit]

Coppa Italia

Performance by club[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Club Winners Winning years
Juventus
9
1938, 1942, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1979, 1983, 1990, 1995
Roma
9
1964, 1969, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1991, 2007, 2008
Internazionale
7
1939, 1978, 1982, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011
Fiorentina
6
1940, 1961, 1966, 1975, 1996, 2001
Lazio
6
1958, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2009, 2013
Torino
5
1936, 1943, 1968, 1971, 1993
Milan
5
1967, 1972, 1973, 1977, 2003
Napoli
5
1962, 1976, 1987, 2012, 2014
Sampdoria
4
1985, 1988, 1989, 1994
Parma
3
1992, 1999, 2002
Bologna
2
1970, 1974
Vicenza
1
1997
Atalanta
1
1963
Venezia
1
1941
Genoa
1
1937
Vado
1
1922
TOTALS
66

Note: 1922 tournament was contested only by minor teams, the biggest clubs having left FIGC forming a private league.

Juventus will be "awarded" a silver star, in addition to the two golden ones already present, if they win another Coppa Italia. Roma will be "awarded" a silver star, if they win another Coppa Italia. Stars are not awarded by any governing body. They are at the sole discretion of the club but the understanding is that its one star for every ten wins. A club could theoretically add as many stars as they wish to their shirt. Juventus started the tradition, adding a gold star after winning ten league titles and it has since been adopted by other clubs but there has never been an official recognition of a star for the cup or league. The idea of the silver star stems from mock Juventus shirts which were created in anticipation of the club winning a tenth cup title in 2012, a match which they lost and so the silver star never made an appearance and to date is no more than speculation stemming from fan art.

Finals[edit]

Club Finalists Finals years
Roma
17
1937, 1941, 1964, 1969, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1991, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013
Juventus
14
1938, 1942, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1973, 1979, 1983, 1990, 1992, 1995, 2002, 2004, 2012
Torino
13
1936, 1938, 1943, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1993
Internazionale
13
1939, 1959, 1965, 1977, 1978, 1982, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
Milan
12
1942, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1985, 1990, 1998, 2003
Fiorentina
10
1940, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1966, 1975, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2014
Napoli
9
1962, 1972, 1976, 1978, 1987, 1989, 1997, 2012, 2014
Lazio
7
1958, 1961, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2009, 2013
Sampdoria
7
1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1994, 2009
Parma
5
1992, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2002
Palermo
3
1974, 1979, 2011
Hellas Verona
3
1976, 1983, 1984
Atalanta
3
1963, 1987, 1996
Genoa
2
1937, 1940
Venezia
2
1941, 1943
Bologna
2
1970, 1974
Alessandria
1
1936
Novara
1
1939
SPAL
1
1962
Catanzaro
1
1966
Padova
1
1967
Cagliari
1
1969
Ancona
1
1994
Vicenza
1
1997
Vado
1
1922
Udinese
1
1922
TOTALS
132

Note: from 1968 to 1971, FIGC introduced a final group instead of semifinals and finals. For statistical equity, only champions and runners-up of those groups are counted as finalists. Moreover, in 1971, a decisive match between the two best clubs was played to assign the cup.

Semi-finals[edit]

Club Semi-finalists Semi-finals years
Juventus
31
1938, 1940, 1942, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2012, 2013
Internazionale
30
1937, 1938, 1939, 1959, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Milan
26
1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1942, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2012
Torino
23
1936, 1938, 1941, 1943, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1993, 1994
Roma
22
1937, 1941, 1943, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
Fiorentina
19
1936, 1940, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1985, 1986, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2010, 2014
Napoli
13
1962, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1997, 2012, 2014
Lazio
12
1941, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013
Sampdoria
10
1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2007, 2009
Bologna
9
1958, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1977, 1981, 1996, 1997, 1999
Parma
7
1992, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002
Udinese
6
1922, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2014
Genoa
5
1937, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1959
Atalanta
5
1963, 1973, 1987, 1989, 1996
Venezia
5
1941, 1942, 1943, 1959, 2000
Cagliari
5
1969, 1970, 1987, 2000, 2005
Hellas Verona
4
1963, 1976, 1983, 1984
Palermo
4
1974, 1979, 2006, 2011
Catanzaro
3
1966, 1979, 1982
Bari
3
1940, 1963, 1984
Foggia
2
1969, 1995
Alessandria
1
1936
Novara
1
1939
Modena
1
1942
SPAL
1
1962
Mantova
1
1962
Padova
1
1967
Varese
1
1970
Ternana
1
1980
Como
1
1986
Cremonese
1
1987
Pisa
1
1989
Ancona
1
1994
Vicenza
1
1997
Brescia
1
2002
Perugia
1
2003
Catania
1
2008
Siena
1
2012
Vado
1
1922
Libertas Firenze
1
1922
Lucchese
1
1922
TOTALS
260

Media coverage[edit]

The later stages of the competition are broadcast by ESPN in both Ireland and the United Kingdom. The Coppa Italia Final is broadcast on Free-to-Air Television network SBS in Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TIM Cup – Sede di Gara Finale 2007/2008" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Nazionale Professionisti. 2007-12-06. [dead link]

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