Sheikh Jassim Cup

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Sheikh Jassim Cup
Country Qatar Qatar
Founded 1977; 37 years ago (1977)
Number of teams 2
Current champions Al-Sadd SC
(2014)
Most championships Al-Sadd SC (13)
2014 Sheikh Jassim Cup

The Sheikh Jassim Cup (Arabic: كأس الشيخ جاسم‎) is an annual men's cup competition in Qatari football held between the winner of the Qatar Stars League and the Emir of Qatar Cup.[1]

History[edit]

The inaugural Sheikh Jassim Cup was held in 1977.[2] Prior to the 2014 Sheikh Jassim Cup, all 18 Qatari football clubs competed in the cup. Under this format, the teams were divided into four groups with the winners from each group qualifying for the semi-finals.[1]

The cup serves the opening event to the Qatar's football season.[1] Al Sadd SC are the most successful team in the competition's history, having won the trophy on 13 occasions.[3]

Previous winners[edit]

Top-Performing Clubs[edit]

Club Champions
Al-Sadd SC 13
Al-Arabi SC 6
Qatar SC 4
Al-Wakrah SC 4
Al-Rayyan SC 4
Al-Gharafa SC 2
Al-Shamal SC 1
Al-Khor SC 1
Umm Salal SC 1
Al-Mu'aidar SC 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "About Sheikh Jassim Cup". QFA.com. Qatar Football Association. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Lekhwiya Stadium to host 2014 Sheikh Jassim Cup final". QFA.com. Qatar Football Association. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Bendjoudi, Yasmine (9 August 2014). "Al Sadd kick off Qatar Stars League campaign with Sheikh Jassim Cup triumph". Qulture. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Nilmar sounds warning as Sheikh Jassim Cup begins". Gulf Times (Gulf Publishing and Printing Company). 19 July 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Malla, Suman (1 September 2007). "Al Gharafa claim Sheikh Jassim Cup". Gulf Times (Gulf Publishing and Printing Company). Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Al Arabi rout Al Rayyan to win Sheikh Jassim Cup". Gulf Times (Gulf Publishing and Printing Company). 3 September 2008. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Al Arabi win Sheikh Jassim Cup". Gulf Times (Gulf Publishing and Printing Company). 6 September 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Koraith, Joe (13 August 2014). "Sadd start season with Sheikh Jassim Cup win". Gulf Times (Gulf Publishing and Printing Company). Retrieved 19 November 2014. 

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