Cupa Ligii

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Cupa Ligii
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Founded 2014
Region Romania
Number of teams 14
Current champions Steaua București
(2nd title)
Most successful club(s) Steaua Bucureşti
(2 times)
Television broadcasters Look TV
Look Plus
Digi Sport
Dolce Sport
Website cupaligiiadeplast.ro
2016–17 Cupa Ligii

The Cupa Ligii (English: League Cup) is Romania's secondary club football tournament. Like the Cupa României, it is played on a knockout (single elimination) basis. Only teams from the Romanian top division are allowed to take part. It is currently managed by the Liga Profesionistă de Fotbal.

It is unclear when the competition was created, as there are no official recordings. It probably started sometime after 1990, but there may already have been an edition as early as 1978. Cupa Ligii was meant to shorten the break between the end of the league season and the start of a major international competition. It was last played in 2000, after which it was dropped. Before 2014–15 season, the competition had a friendly character. On 8 April 2014, it was taken the decision to restart the competition, this time with official character, following the 2014–15 season.

Currently, the winner of the Cupa Ligii is not granted a place in the UEFA Europa League, but receives €400,000. The cup is sponsored by AdePlast, a company that produces building materials, hence the name Cupa Ligii AdePlast.[1]

Finals 2014–present[edit]

There were two previous friendly cups held in 1998 and 2000. Those were won by FCM Bacău and Gloria Bistrița.[2][3][4]

Season Winner Score Runner-up Venue
2014–15 Steaua București 3–0 Pandurii Târgu Jiu Arena Națională, Bucharest
2015–16 Steaua București 2–1 (a.e.t.) Concordia Chiajna

Broadcasters[edit]

From the 2014–15 season to the 2018–19 season, sister channels Look TV and Look Plus will broadcast Cupa Ligii.[5] The matches can also be viewed on Digi Sport and Dolce Sport.

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