Copa Rommel Fernández

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Copa Rommel Fernández
Country  Panama
Confederation CONCACAF
Founded 1996
Number of teams 20
Level on pyramid 3
Promotion to Liga Nacional de Ascenso
Relegation to Local district leagues
Current champions River Plate David
Website Fepafut
Copa Rommel Fernández 2013

The Copa Rommel Fernández is the third level of Panama's national club championship. It was founded in 1996 and it is a seasonal tournament that lasts 2 months in which the champion is promoted to Liga Nacional de Ascenso. The tournament is named after Panamanian football legend Rommel Fernández. The tournament is presided by Lucas Fernández and managed by Panamanian Football Federation.

Since the championship is seasonal only, at the end of each competition each of the teams (except the champions) are relegated to their respective district leagues where they compete to earn a spot for the following season. Additionally, the team relegated from the Liga Nacional de Ascenso automatically holds a spot to compete in the Copa Rommel Fernández after the end of the second division championship.

Format[edit]

The tournament is divided into three zones which include the qualified teams from each respective provincial tournaments (see below). Each province is represented by two teams except Panamá and Chiriquí which are represented by four teams each. Each team plays a single game against the other teams from their same zone, the two teams with most points in their respective zones will qualify to the final round. The eight qualified teams play a knock out stage which starts with rounds of 16 and finishes with a two team final. The champion gains promotion to the Liga Nacional de Ascenso held that same year.

Qualification[edit]

In order to gain the right to play in this tournament each team has to first participate in their respective district leagues. The champions of each respective district league will later on play with each other in a provincial tournament held by their respective province. The champion and the runner-up of the provincial tournaments obtain the right to represent their province in the Copa Rommel Fernández held the following year.

In the case of Panamá and Chiriquí the provincial tournament are divided by half (West and East Panamá and Occidental and Oriental (simply referred as "Chiriquí") Chiriquí). West Panama includes the districts that are over the Bridge of the Americas (Arraiján, La Chorrera, Chame and San Carlos). East Panama include the rest of the districts in the Panamá Province. Occidental Chiriquí includes the districts of Alanje, Boquerón, Bugaba, Renacimiento and Barú. The rest of the districts constitute Oriental Chiriquí (simply referred to as "Chiriquí").

Teams by Seasons[edit]

Past Champions & Runners-up[edit]

Year Winner Score Runner-up
1996
Details
N/A [1] N/A
1997
Details
La Primavera (Veraguas) N/A
1998
Details
Solano FC 2-2
5-2**[2]
Inter de Guabito
1999-00
Details
C.A.I. 3-1[3] Zona Libre FC (Changuinola)
2000-01
Details
Orión (San Miguelito) 3-1[4] Vista Hermosa (Penonomé)
2002
Details
River Plate de Colón 1-0 Río Abajo
2003
Details
Boxer FC Chitre FC
2004
Details
Atalanta Jr. Chorrillito (Panamá Oeste)
2005-06
Details
Deportivo Génesis (Panamá Este) 5-2[5] Independiente F.C. (Veracruz)
2006-07
Details
Paraíso FC (San Miguelito) 3-0[6] Chorrillito (Panamá Oeste)
2007-08
Details
Chorrillito (Panamá Oeste) 4-2[7] Five Star (Bocas del Toro)
2008-09
Details
Millenium (Barraza) 5-4*[8] El Tecal (Arraijan)
2009-10
Details
SUNTRACS (San Miguelito) 5-0[9] Los Pumas (Penonomé)
2010-11
Details
Santa Gema FC (Arraijan) 4-0[10] Atlético Evolution (Capira)
2011-12
Details
Santos FC (La Chorrera) 3-0[11] AD San Antonio (Penonomé)
2012-13
Details
CD Centenario (Panamá Este) 2-1* [12] La Mesa FC (Veraguas)
2013-14
Details
Club River Plate (David) 1-1
4-2**[13]
Promesa de Dios (Pto. Caimito)
2014-2015
Details
Nueva York FC (Colón) 3-2[14] Deportivo Aroon (La Mesa, Veraguas)
2015-2016
Details
Panamá Viejo Fútbol Club 2-0[15] Club River Plate (David)
2016-2017
Details
  • [*] Won after extra time
  • [**] Won penalty kick

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