Liechtenstein Football Cup

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Liechtenstein Football Cup
Founded 1946
Region Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Number of teams 7 (and 11 Reserve teams)
Current champions FC Vaduz (42nd title)
Most successful club(s) FC Vaduz (42 titles)
Website Official Site
2014–15 Liechtenstein Cup

The Liechtenstein Football Cup is Liechtenstein's premier football competition, and has been organised annually by the Liechtenstein Football Association (LFV) since 1946. The winner qualifies to take part in the UEFA Europa League.

As there is no national league in Liechtenstein, the Liechtenstein Football Cup is the only national football competition in the country. The country has only seven national clubs all of which historically have already established themselves in the Swiss league competitions. The national cup competition is the only route for Liechtenstein to be represented at the European football club competitions.[1]

Competition format[edit]

The competition has an unusual format in that not only can the first teams of the main seven football clubs enter, but also the reserve sides, which all play in lower divisions in the Swiss league system. This can lead to some unusual scenarios, such as in the second round of the 2006–07 cup, where FC Triesenberg's second team went through, but the first team was knocked out.

Teams from the same football club can be drawn together in any round of the competition. In the 2009–10 competition semi-final stage, USV Eschen/Mauren were drawn with USV Eschen/Mauren II.

Teams are seeded based on the performance in the previous year's competition, and the seeding determines which round the team will start the competition in.

Records[edit]

A list of all Liechtenstein clubs reflecting their success in the Liechtenstein Cup after 70 competitions (from 1946 to 2015 inclusive).

"League Tier" indicates in which tier of the Swiss Football League the clubs are active (status: season 2011/12).

Club League Tier Finals Won Lost
FC Vaduz 1 56 43 13
FC Balzers 3 25 11 14
FC Triesen 7 18 8 10
USV Eschen/Mauren 3 21 5 16
FC Schaan 5 13 3 10
FC Ruggell 6 6 - 6
FC Triesenberg 5 1 - 1

List of winners[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swiss first for Liechtenstein's Vaduz". UEFA. 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Liechtenstein - List of Cup Finals". RSSSF. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 

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