United Arab Republic Cup

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1961 United Arab Republic Cup
Tournament details
Host country United Arab Republic United Arab Republic
Dates 1961
Teams 4 (from 2 associations)
Venue(s) Cairo International Stadium & Abbasiyyin Stadium (in Cairo & Damascus host cities)
Final positions
Champions United Arab Republic Al Ahly Cairo
Runners-up United Arab Republic Al-Majd Damascus
Tournament statistics
Matches played 3
Goals scored 13 (4.33 per match)
Top scorer(s) Taha Ismail
(4 goals)

The United Arab Republic Cup was held only once in 1961 due to the fall of the United Arab Republic, the union of Egypt and Syria and it was played between clubs from the two countries.


The competition included 4 teams the winners and the runners-up of the Egypt Cup and the Syrian Cup.
The Egypt Cup Winner takes on the Syrian Cup Runner-up in Cairo, while the Syrian Cup Winner takes on the Egypt Cup Runner-up in Damascus. [1][2]

1960–61 Syrian Cup participants 1960–61 Egypt Cup participants
Al-Majd (Winner) Al Ahly Cairo (Winner)
Al-Ahly Aleppo (Runner-up) Qanah Suez (Runner-up)


Al Ahly Cairo faced Al-Majd (was known as Al-Ahly Damascus) at Cairo International Stadium. The match ended with a decisive 4-1 win for Al Ahly Cairo who became the only Champion in this competition.




  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.angelfire.com/ak/EgyptianSports/foot.html