Copa Colombia

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Copa Águila
CopaAguila.png
Founded 1950
Region Colombia Colombia
Number of teams 36
Current champions Junior (1st title)
Most successful club(s) Santa Fe, Millonarios, Boca Juniors, Atlético Nacional
(2 titles)
Television broadcasters Win Sports
Website Official Site
2016 Copa Colombia

The Copa Colombia (Colombia Cup, officially known as Copa Águila[1] due to sponsorship by brewery company Bavaria (manufacturer of Águila beer)) is a football tournament in Colombia. It is contested by the 36 professional clubs of DIMAYOR. The Copa Colombia was played for the first time in 1950, and it has been played consecutively since its revival in 2008. The most successful clubs are Santa Fe, Millonarios, Boca Juniors and Atlético Nacional, with two titles.

History[edit]

Prior to 2008, the Copa Colombia was played as a part of the league. It was an elimination tournament with home and away games. On February 14, 2008, the 36 members of the DIMAYOR decided to bring back the Copa Colombia. As a DIMAYOR decision, it would be contested by its members (the first and second division of Colombian football).[2] The first edition of the new Copa Colombia was held the same year and won by La Equidad.

The official sponsor of the tournament between 2008 and 2014 was Postobón.[3] In 2015 the competition was renamed to Copa Águila with a new sponsor, Bavaria, the company that produces Águila beer.

List of finals[edit]

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One of the Copa Colombia of the 1950s
from the trophy room of Millonarios FC

Season Winner (title count) Runner-up
1950–51 Boca Juniors (1) Santa Fe
1951–52 Boca Juniors (2) Millonarios
1952–53 Millonarios (1) Boca Juniors
1981 Independiente Medellín (1) Deportivo Cali
1989 Santa Fe (1) Unión Magdalena
2008 La Equidad (1) Once Caldas
2009 Santa Fe (2) Deportivo Pasto
2010 Deportivo Cali (1) Itagüí
2011 Millonarios (2) Boyacá Chicó
2012 Atlético Nacional (1) Deportivo Pasto
2013 [4] Atlético Nacional (2) Millonarios
2014 [5] Deportes Tolima (1) Santa Fe
2015 [6] Junior (1) Santa Fe

Source: rsssf.com[7] (Note: the 1956 and 1962–63 editions cited in the source are not considered official)[8]

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years Runners-Up
Santa Fe
2
3
1989, 2009 1951, 2014, 2015
Millonarios
2
2
1953, 2011 1952, 2013
Boca Juniors
2
1
1951, 1952 1953
Atlético Nacional
2
0
2012, 2013
Deportivo Cali
1
1
2010 1981
Independiente Medellín
1
0
1981
La Equidad
1
0
2008
Deportes Tolima
1
0
2014
Junior
1
0
2015
Deportivo Pasto
0
2
2009, 2012
Unión Magdalena
0
1
1989
Once Caldas
0
1
2008
Itagüí
0
1
2010
Boyacá Chicó
0
1
2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.golcaracol.com/futbol-colombiano/liga-postobon/articulo-325417-asi-el-nuevo-logo-del-fpc-llego-la-liga-aguila
  2. ^ El Tiempo (15 February 2008). "La Copa Colombia es un hecho" (in Spanish). 
  3. ^ El Tiempo. "Copa Colombia-Postobón" (in Spanish). 
  4. ^ el.soccerway.com
  5. ^ el.soccerway.com
  6. ^ el.soccerway.com
  7. ^ Andrés Acosta (10 January 2013). "Colombia - List of Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Ruíz Bonilla, Guillermo (2008). La gran historia del Fútbol Profesional Colombiano. Ediciones Dayscript. ISBN 978-958-987-1300.