Rock Cup

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Rock Cup
Rock Cup logo.png
Founded 1895
Region Gibraltar
Number of teams 22
Current champions Lincoln Red Imps (2016)
2017 Rock Cup

The Rock Cup is Gibraltar's premier cup football competition, and has been organised annually by the Gibraltar Football Association (GFA) since 1895. The winner of the 2014 Rock Cup was to be the first one to participate in the Europa League,[1] but as Lincoln Red Imps F.C. had already been titled league champion, thus qualifying for 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, the losing finalist College Europa FC qualified for the first qualifying round.

Format[edit]

The Rock Cup is entered by all teams of Gibraltar's Premier League and Second League as well as the Under 15 national team, until 2015 when the Under 15s were not entered. It is played in a knock-out format with single legged ties. Second division sides enter in Round One with three randomly drawn teams receiving byes into the second round, where Premier Division sides will enter.

In 2014 UEFA president Michel Platini presented the trophy to the winners.[2]

List of winners[edit]

The following teams have won the competition.[3]

Note: Newcastle FC was a temporary name for Lincoln FC.

Performance by club[edit]

Team Titles Last Title
Lincoln Red Imps 17 2016
St Joseph's 9 2013
Europa FC 5 1951–52
Glacis United 5 1997–98
Gibraltar United 4 2000–01
Manchester 62 4 2002–03
Britannia XI 3 1947–48
Gibraltar 1 1894–95
HMS Hood 1 1935–36
2nd Battalion The King's Regiment 1 1938–39
A.A.R.A. 1 1941–42
RAF New Camp 1 1942–43
4th Btallion Royal Scott 1 1943–44
Prince of Wales 1 1948–49
Manchester 62 Reserve 1 1973–74
2nd Battalion RGJ 1 1975–76
RAF Gibraltar 1 1987–88
St Theresa's 1 1994–95

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UEFA Europa League includes 18 debutants". uefa.com. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Platini jets into Gibraltar and sticks to football". chronicle.gi. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Gibraltar - List of Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 

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