Cup of the Alps
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|Region||Switzerland, Italy, France and Germany|
|Number of teams||16 (1960–1961)|
|Most successful club(s)||Servette FC|
Coppa delle Alpi (translated as Cup of the Alps) was a friendly football tournament, first organized by the Italian national league as it started in 1960 and then they were aided by the Swiss League from 1962, for the reason that the majority of the Alps are in Switzerland. This competition ran from 1960 until 1987.
In the 1960s and 1961 editions ranking was compiled by adding the points of the Italian and Swiss teams. The tournament was won by the Italian federation in both editions, and the teams that represented it was given a cup of reduced dimensions (A.S. Roma, Catania Calcio, Hellas Verona F.C., Catanzaro Calcio, Triestina, U.S. Città di Palermo, Napoli Calcio and Alessandria Calcio in the 1960 and S.S. Lazio, Fiorentina, A.C. Monza Brianza 1912, Pro Patria Calcio, A.C. Reggiana 1919, Parma F.C., Lecco Calcio and Brescia Calcio in the 1961).
- 1960-61: competition between league selections.
- 1962-66: competition between Italian and Swiss teams.
- 1967-68: competition between German, Italian and Swiss teams.
- 1969-71: competition between Italian and Swiss teams.
- 1972-87: competition between French and Swiss teams.
List of finals
|Match was won during extra time|
|Match was won on a penalty shoot-out after extra time|
|Club||Winners||Runners-up||Winning years||Runner-up Years|
|Servette||1973, 1975, 1976, 1978||–|
|Basel||1969, 1970, 1981||1968, 1971, 1974, 1975|
|AS Monaco||1979, 1983, 1984||1985|
|Lausanne Sports||–||1973, 1978|
Cup of the Alps for amateurs
In 1998 the competition was restarted (using the same name) but with amateur teams from Italy, Switzerland, France (and Belgium in 2004 and 2005). Each year in Geneva there is an unofficial tournament with 8 teams each with 15 amateurs played for the first place.
- 1998: competition restart with amateur clubs between Italian, French and Swiss teams.
- 2004-05: a team from Belgium joined the competition.
Sources and References
- FC Schalke 04 (2004). "02.07.2004: Vor 36 Jahren gewann Schalke den Alpenpokal". FC Schalke 04. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
- Bologna FC 1909 (1969). "Stagione: 1968-69". bolognafc.it. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
- AC Fiorentina (1970). "Coppa delle Alpi, annata 1969/1970". fiorentinaweb.com. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
- LazioWiki (1971). "Venerdì 25 giugno 1971 - Basilea, stadio Saint Jacob - Basilea-Lazio 1-3". laziowiki.org. Retrieved 16 November 2016.