Copa Catalunya

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Copa Catalunya
Founded 1989
Region  Catalonia
Current champions Gimnàstic de Tarragona
Most successful club(s) Barcelona (8 titles)
Website http://www.fcf.cat
2016–17 Copa Catalunya

The Copa Catalunya (Catalonia Cup) is a knockout competition organised by the Catalan Football Federation for football clubs in the Catalonia autonomous community of Spain.

History[edit]

Between 1903 and 1940, it was known as the Championship of Catalonia, and enjoyed great prestige and interest at a time where La Liga did not exist. The club that won the title participated with other regional champions in the Spanish Cup, which until the beginning of La Liga in 1929 was the most important tournament in Spanish football.

The Championship of Catalonia football was prohibited from taking place after 1940 by the Franco regime. Catalan clubs were forced to compete only in competitions organized by the Spanish Football Federation, which included La Liga and the Copa del Generalisimo.

Once democracy was restored in Spain, it was again held in 1984 under the name Government Cup, although during the first five editions, it had no recognition from the Spanish Football Federation. It was held in the pre-season of August and only non-professional third-division teams were allowed to participate.

The 1989-90 season was recognized as an official competition by the Catalan Football Federation. In 1991, First and Second Division teams such as FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol were allowed to join the competition; since then, these teams have been able to win most of the tournaments. In 1993, the competition was renamed to Copa Catalunya.

In recent years the competition has acquired a certain prestige thanks to the Catalan media because of the involvement of the big clubs like Barcelona and Espanyol and the fielding of their biggest stars to compete. However, the prestige of the cup is still far from the splendor it enjoyed before the 1940s.

In 2012 the format of the Copa Catalunya was changed. Henceforth there will be two competitions, one for the Copa Catalunya and one for the Supercopa de Catalunya. The latter will be held between the two biggest teams of the region.[1]

On 31 July 2012, Catalan Football Federation announced the permanent suspension of the Supercopa competition due to previous disagreements[2] between Catalonia's top football clubs FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol.

For the 2014–15 edition, both teams agreed to play the Supercopa on October 29 at Estadi Montilivi, Girona,[3] while the reserve teams of both clubs joined the 2014–15 Copa Catalunya.

On July 2016, the Catalan Football Federation, Barcelona and Espanyol agreed to play again the Supercopa de Catalunya, two years after its first edition.[4]

Copa Generalitat (unofficial)[edit]

Season Winner Runner Up Result[5]
1984–85 FC Barcelona C CE Manresa 3–3 p.
1985–86 CE Manresa Terrassa FC 0–0 p.
1986–87 CE Manresa Terrassa FC 5–2
1987–88 Lloret San Cristóbal 3–0
1988–89 Lloret UE Sant Andreu 1–1 p.

Copa Generalitat (official)[edit]

Season Date Sede Winner Runner Up Result[5]
1989–90 2 June 1990 Municipal, Palamós CD Blanes UDA Gramenet 2–0
1990–91 4 June 1991 Camp d'Esports, Lleida FC Barcelona CE Sabadell FC 6–3
1991–92 9 June 1992 Camp d'Esports, Lleida Palamós CF UE Lleida 3–1
1992–93 20 May 1993 Nou Estadi, Tarragona FC Barcelona RCD Espanyol 4–3

Copa Catalunya[edit]

Season Date of the final Venue Winner Runner Up Result[5]
1993–94 7 June 1994 Municipal, Vilassar de Mar FC Andorra RCD Espanyol 0–0 (4–2 p.)
1994–95 20 June 1995 Estadi Olímpic, Terrassa RCD Espanyol Palamós CF 3–1
1995–96 13 March 1996 Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona RCD Espanyol FC Barcelona 5–1
1996–97 10 June 1997 Municipal, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat CE Europa FC Barcelona 3–1
1997–98 5 May 1998 Mini Estadi, Barcelona CE Europa FC Barcelona 1–1 (4–3 p.)
1998–99 11 May 1999 Camp d'Esports, Lleida RCD Espanyol UE Lleida 2–1
1999–2000 16 May 2000 Estadi Olímpic, Terrassa FC Barcelona CE Mataró 3–0
2000–01 13 June 2001 Camp d'Esports, Lleida CF Balaguer FC Barcelona 2–2 (4–3 p.)
2001–02 7 May 2002 Estadi Olímpic, Terrassa Terrassa FC FC Barcelona 1–1 (4–1 p.)
2002–03 18 June 2003 Nova Creu Alta, Sabadell Terrassa FC CF Gavà 3–0
2003–04 26 August 2003 Montilivi, Girona FC Barcelona RCD Espanyol 1–0
2004–05 22 August 2004 Nou Estadi, Tarragona FC Barcelona RCD Espanyol 2–0
2005–06 5 September 2006 Montilivi, Girona RCD Espanyol FC Barcelona 1–0
2006–07 5 June 2007 Nova Creu Alta, Sabadell FC Barcelona RCD Espanyol 1–1 (5–4 p.)
2007–08 11 September 2007 Nou Municipal, Palamós Gimnàstic de Tarragona FC Barcelona 2–1
2008–09 8 October 2008 La Devesa, Sant Carles de la Ràpita UE Sant Andreu RCD Espanyol 2–1
2009–10 1 December 2010[6] Nova Creu Alta, Sabadell RCD Espanyol
(6 points)
FC Barcelona
(3 points)
ESP 1–0 L'H
FCB 1–2 ESP
L'H 0–2 FCB
2010–11 8/9 August 2011 Nou Estadi, Tarragona RCD Espanyol FC Barcelona 3–0
2011–12 12 September 2012[7] Camp Municipal, Manlleu Gimnàstic de Tarragona AEC Manlleu 1–0
2012–13 29 May 2013[8] Camp d'Esports, Lleida FC Barcelona RCD Espanyol 1–1 (4–2 p.)[9]
2013–14 21 May 2014 Estadi Montilivi, Girona FC Barcelona RCD Espanyol 0–0 (3–2 p.)
2014–15 25 March 2015 Nou Sardenya, Barcelona CE Europa Girona FC 2–1
2015–16 30 March 2016 Nova Creu Alta, Sabadell CE Sabadell FC FC Barcelona B 2–0
2016–17 28 March 2017 Estadi Municipal, Olot Gimnàstic de Tarragona Girona FC 0–0 (4–3 p.)

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years Runner-up Years
FC Barcelona 8 9 1990–91, 1992–93, 1999–00, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2012–13, 2013–14 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11
RCD Espanyol 6 8 1994–95, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2010–11 1992–93, 1993–94, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2012–13, 2013–14
CE Europa 3 0 1996–97, 1997–98, 2014–15 -
Gimnàstic de Tarragona 3 0 2007–08, 2011–12, 2016–17 -
Terrassa FC 2 2 2001–02, 2002–03 1985–86, 1986–87
CE Manresa 2 1 1985–86, 1986–87 1984–85
Lloret 2 0 1987–88, 1988–89 -
Palamós CF 1 1 1991–92 1994–95
UE Sant Andreu 1 1 2008–09 1988–89
CE Sabadell FC 1 1 2015–16 1990–91
FC Barcelona C 1 0 1984–85 -
CD Blanes 1 0 1989–90 -
FC Andorra 1 0 1993–94 -
CF Balaguer 1 0 2000–01 -
UE Lleida 0 2 - 1991–92, 1998–99
Girona FC 0 2 - 2014–15, 2016–17
San Cristóbal 0 1 - 1987–88
UDA Gramenet 0 1 - 1989–90
CE Mataró 0 1 - 1999–00
CF Gavà 0 1 - 2002–03
AEC Manlleu 0 1 - 2011–12
FC Barcelona B 0 1 - 2015–16

Supercopa de Catalunya[edit]

Year Venue Winner Runner-up Score
2014 Estadi Montilivi, Girona FC Barcelona RCD Espanyol 1–1 (p)
2016 Nou Estadi, Tarragona RCD Espanyol FC Barcelona 1–0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Catalonia Super Cup to be played on July 31". FCBarcelona.com. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "La Supercopa Catalunya, suspendida definitivamente". Sport.es. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  3. ^ La Supercopa de Catalunya, el 29 d'octubre a Montilivi; Catalan Football Federation, 15 September 2014 (Catalan)
  4. ^ "El 26 d'octubre es jugarà la Supercopa de Catalunya" (in Catalan). FCF.cat. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c Nunes, Joã; Díaz, Emilio Pla (22 October 2009). "Spain - List of Cup Winners of Catalonia". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  6. ^ The three-way final for the 2009–10 season was postponed and played during the 2010–11 season due to a lack of free dates. "After the joy, the Copa Catalunya". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  7. ^ FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol withdrew of the competition
  8. ^ "La final es jugarà a 2/4 de 10". fcf.cat. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.fcbarcelona.com/football/first-team/detail/article/fc-barcelona-are-champions-of-the-copa-catalunya-1-1