Honduran Cup

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Honduran Cup
Honduran Cup logo
Founded 1968
Region  Honduras
Number of teams 64
Qualifier for Supercopa Centroamericana
Current champions Juticalpa
Most successful club(s) Olimpia (3)
Website copapresidente.hn
2015–16 Honduran Cup

The Honduran Cup is the top knock-out football tournament in Honduras. The first tournament was played in 1968, four years later the second tournament took the name Copa Presidente (English: President's Cup) in honor of Dr. Ramón Ernesto Cruz; later, General Oswaldo López Arellano changed the name and called it Copa Jefe de Estado (English: Head of State Cup). Twenty years later the third tournament was played. From 1992 to 1994, the Cup tournament was played as a separate tournament from the league (played from June to August). From 1995 to 1999, the winner of the first stage of the league tournament was declared Cup champions.[1] In 2015, the tournament was yet again re-launched and re-branded as Copa Presidente. Since 2015, the Honduran Cup serves as a qualifier to the Supercopa Centroamericana.

Re-launch[edit]

In May 2013, the National League and the Liga de Ascenso proposed to reactive the tournament in the near future. The new Cup would consist of 64 clubs from the first, second and third division.[2] The tournament hasn't been played since 1998. The new cup will run for an entire year starting 2015.[3] Beginning in the 2015–16 edition, the tournament will run from August to May.

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up
1968 Motagua España
1969–1971 Not held
1972 España Marathón
1973–1991 Not held
1992 Real España Victoria
1993 Real Maya Motagua
1994 Marathón Real Maya
1995 Olimpia Motagua
1996 Platense Victoria
1997 Platense Motagua
1998 Olimpia Motagua
1999–2014 Not held
2015 Olimpia Platense
2015–16 Juticalpa Real España
2016–17

Titles by club[edit]

# Club Champion Runners-up
1 Olimpia 3 0
2 Real España 2 2
3 Platense 2 1
4 Motagua 1 4
5 Marathón 1 1
Real Maya 1 1
7 Juticalpa 1 0
8 Victoria 0 2

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