CONIFA European Football Cup

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CONIFA European Football Cup
Founded2015
RegionInternational (Europe) (Confederation of Independent Football Associations)
Most successful team(s) Padania (2 titles)
2019 CONIFA European Football Cup

The CONIFA European Football Cup is an international football tournament organized by CONIFA, an umbrella association for states, minorities, stateless peoples and regions unaffiliated with FIFA, planned to be held every two years beginning with 2015. The 2017 edition was in Northern Cyprus.[1]

Map of European ConIFA nations

History[edit]

Map of ConIFA European Football Cup Locations

Hungary 2015[edit]

In June 2014 CONIFA announced plans to organize the ConIFA European Football Cup. 3 FAs applied to host the tournament: Abkhazia, Ellan Vannin and Nagorno Karabakh.[2] Ellan Vannin was announced as host on August 6.[3] However, in March 2015, at the draw for the competition, the tournament was moved as a result of logistical issues; Székely Land was announced as the replacement host, with the competition to be held in Hungary.[4]

Northern Cyprus 2017[edit]

In January 2017 CONIFA announced that the 2017 edition of the CONIFA European Football Cup would take place in Northern Cyprus.[5] The competition featured 8 teams, 2 more than in 2015.

Republic of Artsakh 2019[edit]

In August 2019, ConIFA announced the 2019 edition of the CONIFA European Football Cup took place in Nagorno Karabakh and featured 12 teams, 4 more than in 2017. However, this was revised down to 8 teams following the late withdrawal of 4 teams.

Results[edit]

Year Host Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place Number of teams
2015
Details
Hungary Debrecen Padania  4–1  County of Nice Ellan Vannin  1–1
5–3 (p)
 Felvidék 6
2017
Details
 Northern Cyprus Padania  1–1
3–2 (p)
 Northern Cyprus Székely Land  3–1  Abkhazia 8
2019
Details
 Artsakh South Ossetia  1–0  Western Armenia Abkhazia  0–0
5–4 (p)
 Chameria 8

Appearances[edit]

Legend
  • 1st — Champions
  • 2nd — Runners-up
  • 3rd — Third place
  • 4th — Fourth place
  • GS — Group Stage
  • q — Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •  ••  — Qualified but withdrew
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •  ×  — Did not enter / Withdrew / Banned / Entry not accepted by CONIFA
  •    — Hosts

For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 2015
Székely Land
(6)
2017
Northern Cyprus
(8)
2019
Republic of Artsakh
(8)
Total participations
 Abkhazia •• 4th 3rd 2/3
 Artsakh × × 5th 1/3
 Chameria × × 4th 1/3
 County of Nice 2nd •• •• 1/3
 Donetsk PR × × •• 0/3
Isle of Man Ellan Vannin 3rd GS × 2/3
 Upper Hungary 4th GS 2/3
 Franconia •• 0/3
 Kárpátalja GS 1/3
 Luhansk PR × × •• 0/3
 Monaco •• 0/3
 Northern Cyprus •• 2nd 1/3
 Occitania •• •• 0/3
 Padania 1st 1st 6th 3/3
 Raetia 0/3
 Romani people GS 1/3
 Sápmi •• •• 7th 1/3
 Sardinia × × •• 0/3
 South Ossetia •• GS 1st 2/3
 Székely Land GS 3rd 8th 3/3
 Western Armenia 2nd 1/3

Members of CONIFA Europe[edit]

As of December 2019

Europe (28)
Team
 Abkhazia
 Artsakh
 Chameria
 Cornwall
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 Donetsk
 Ellan Vannin
 Felvidék
 Franconia
 Greenland
Jersey Parishes of Jersey
 Kárpátalja
 Luhansk
 Monaco
 County of Nice
 Northern Cyprus
 Occitania
 Padania
 Raetia
 Romani people
 Sápmi
 Sardinia
 Skåneland
 South Ossetia
 Székely Land
 Transnistria
 Western Armenia
 Yorkshire

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CONIFA (@CONIFAOfficial) - Twitter". twitter.com.
  2. ^ "Three FAs apply to host the European Football Cup '15". 16 June 2014.
  3. ^ "The 1st European Football Cup will be hosted by MIFA on the Isle of Man". 6 August 2014.
  4. ^ "European Football Cup 2015 ultimately moved to Budapest!". 15 March 2015.
  5. ^ CONIFA (28 January 2017). "The @CONIFAOfficial is pleased to announce that our 2017 European Football Cup will be held from 4-11 June in Northern Cyprus #conifaAGMpic.twitter.com/3QYggUPj96".