Puskás Cup

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Puskás Cup
Puskás Cup Logo.png
Founded2008
RegionHungary
Number of teams6
Current championsSpain Real Madrid
Most successful club(s)Hungary Budapest Honvéd (4 titles)
Television broadcastersSport 1
WebsiteOfficial website
2017 Puskás Cup

Puskás Cup or Puskás-Suzuki Kupa is an international football tournament founded by the Ferenc Puskás Football Academy in Felcsút, Hungary and the Magyar Suzuki Corporation in 2008. The aim of the founders is to establish a club tournament which offers the opportunity for talented young footballers to measure themselves internationally at the U-17 age level and to establish a fitting memorial to Ferenc Puskás.[1]

History[edit]

In 2008 four teams competed for the first ever Puskás Cup trophy which was finally won by La Fabrica, the youth team of Ferenc Puskás's former club Real Madrid C.F..[2]

In 2009 six teams participated and the final match was broadcast in three different countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Romania) and the official Real Madrid TV aired a summary of the tournament.[3]

In 2010 AC Milan were the first Italian club to be invited to participate in the Puskás-Suzuki Cup. The best goalkeeper of the tournament was Georgios Kollias (Panathinaikos), the best player was Spidron Furlanos (Panathinaikos), and the top goalscorer was Valér Kapacina (Budapest Honvéd).[4]

The 2012 Puskás Cup was won by Budapest Honvéd by beating the hosts, Puskás Akadémia 7-0 in the final. Among the seven Honvéd goals, Gergely Bobál scored 4 goals.[5]

The 2014 Puskás Cup was won by Real Madrid by beating Puskás Akadémia 1-0 in the final at the Pancho Arena. This match coincided with the inauguration ceremony of the new football stadium in Felcsút.[6] György Szöllősi, communication director of the Ferenc Puskás Football Academy, announced that there will be 4,500 spectators at the final of the 2014 Puskás Cup. Among the invited guests there will be the wife of Ferenc Puskás, the former Croatian football legend, Davor Šuker, the former German international and Hungary coach, Lothar Matthäus, former Videoton coach and Portugal international Paulo Sousa, and former Golden Team members Jenő Buzánszky and Gyula Grosics. The opening speech will be delivered by the president of the Hungarian Olympic Committee and former Hungarian MP Pál Schmitt and the president of the Spanish Football Federation, Ángel María Villar.[7]

The 2015 Puskás Cup was won by Budapest Honvéd by beating three-time champions La Fábrica in the final on 6 April 2015 at the Pancho Arena in Felcsút.[8] Hagi Academy finished third by beating Feyenoord Academy.[9] The home side, Puskás Akadémia finished fifth by beating Panathinaikos 2-1.[10]

Title-holders Budapest Honvéd won the 2016 Puskás Cup by beating the host club, Puskás Akadémia FC in the final in a penalty shoot-out.[11] La Fabrica won the bronze medal by beating newcomers KRC Genk Jeugd in the third playce play-off.[12]

Results[edit]

Year Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place Number of teams
2008 Spain
La Fábrica
5–1 Hungary
Puskás Akadémia
Greece
Panathinaikos
1–0 Hungary
Budapest Honvéd
4
2009 Hungary
Ferencváros
2–1 Hungary
Budapest Honvéd
Spain
La Fábrica
3–2 Slovakia
Slovan Bratislava
6
2010 Hungary
Budapest Honvéd
2–0 Greece
Panathinaikos
Spain
La Fábrica
2–0 Hungary
Ferencváros
6
2011 Hungary
Budapest Honvéd
1–1 (p. 5–4) Spain
La Fábrica
Greece
Panathinaikos
3–2 Hungary
Puskás Akadémia
6
2012 Hungary
Budapest Honvéd
7–0 Hungary
Puskás Akadémia
Austria
Austria Wien
0–0 (p. 4–3) Greece
Panathinaikos
6
2013 Spain
La Fábrica
2–0 Greece
Panathinaikos
Hungary
Budapest Honvéd
4–2 Hungary
Puskás Akadémia
6
2014 Spain
La Fábrica
1–0 Hungary
Puskás Akadémia
Croatia
Dinamo Zagreb
3–0 Hungary
Budapest Honvéd
6
2015 Hungary
Budapest Honvéd
2–2 (p. 3–1) Spain
La Fábrica
Romania
Hagi Academy
1–0 Netherlands
Feyenoord Academy
6
2016 Hungary
Budapest Honvéd
1–1 (p. 5-4) Hungary
Puskás Akadémia
Spain
La Fábrica
3–0 Belgium
KRC Genk Jeugd
6
2017 Spain
La Fábrica
4–0 Greece
Panathinaikos
Hungary
Puskás Akadémia
1–1 (p. 7-6) Hungary
Budapest Honvéd
6

Statistics[edit]

Teams reaching the top four[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place Top 4
finishes
Hungary Budapest Honvéd 5 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016) 1 (2009) 1 (2013) 3 (2008, 2014, 2017) 10
Spain La Fábrica 4 (2008, 2013, 2014, 2017) 2 (2011, 2015) 3 (2009, 2010, 2016) 0 9
Hungary Ferencváros 1 (2009) 0 0 1 (2010) 2
Hungary Puskás Akadémia 0 4 (2008, 2012, 2014, 2016) 1 (2017) 2 (2011, 2013) 7
Greece Panathinaikos 0 3 (2010, 2013, 2017) 2 (2008, 2011) 1 (2012) 6
Austria Austria Wien 0 0 1 (2012) 0 1
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 0 0 1 (2014) 0 1
Romania Hagi Academy 0 0 1 (2015) 0 1
Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 0 0 0 1 (2009) 1
Netherlands Feyenoord Academy 0 0 0 1 (2015) 1
Belgium Genk Jeugd 0 0 0 1 (2016) 1

Participation[edit]

Club Participation Year
Hungary Puskás Akadémia 10 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Hungary Budapest Honvéd 10 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Spain La Fábrica 10 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Greece Panathinaikos 10 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Romania Hagi Football Academy 5 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Hungary Ferencváros 3 2009, 2010, 2011
Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 1 2009
Italy AC Milan 1 2010
Austria Austria Wien 1 2012
Australia Northcote City FC 1 2013
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1 2014
Australia Heidelberg United FC 1 2014
Netherlands Feyenoord Academy 1 2015
Belgium Genk Jeugd 1 2016
Germany Bayern Munich 1 2017
Portugal Sporting 1 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki Cup". puskassuzukicup.net. 2 June 2012. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki Cup 2008". puskassuzukicup.net. 2 June 2012. Archived from the original on 27 April 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki Cup 2009". puskassuzukicup.net. 2 June 2012. Archived from the original on 27 April 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki Cup 2010". puskassuzukicup.net. 2 June 2012. Archived from the original on 26 April 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki Kupa: fölényes sikerrel védte meg címét a Bp. Honvéd". www.nso.hu. 9 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki-kupa: Real-siker a Pancho Aréna avatóján". www.nso.hu. 21 April 2014.
  7. ^ "PAFC: telt ház lesz a Pancho Aréna nyitó meccsén". www.nso.hu. 17 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki-kupa: Real-veréssel tornagyőztes a Honvéd". Nemzeti Sport. 6 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki-kupa: a Hagi Akadémia a harmadik". Nemzeti Sport. 6 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki-kupa: a házigazda az ötödik helyen". Nemzeti Sport. 6 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki-kupa: tovább tart a Puskás átka, a Honvédé a trófea". Nemzeti Sport. 16 May 2016.
  12. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki-kupa: bronzot nyert a Genket megverő Real". Nemzeti Sport. 16 May 2016.

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