1937–38 Cupa României

The 1937–38 Cupa României was the fifth edition of Romania's most prestigious football cup competition.

1937–38 Cupa României
Country Romania
ChampionsRapid București
(3rd title)
Runners-upCAM Timișoara
Matches played32
Goals scored142 (4.44 per match)

The title was won by Rapid București, after they scored 3 goals in a final against CAM Timișoara.


The competition is an annual knockout tournament with pairings for each round drawn at random.

There are no seeds for the draw. The draw also determines which teams will play at home. Each tie is played as a single leg.

If a match is drawn after 90 minutes, the game goes in extra time, and if the scored is still tight after 120 minutes, there a replay will be played, usually at the ground of the team who were away for the first game.

From the first edition, the teams from Divizia A entered in competition in sixteen finals, rule which remained till today.

The format is almost similar with the oldest recognised football tournament in the world FA Cup.



Round of 32Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
Chinezul Timișoara2
Adesgo București0
Chinezul Timișoara3
Franco-Româna Brăila1
Franco-Româna Brăila3
Gloria Arad1
Chinezul Timișoara3
Rapid București5
AMEF Arad0
Rapid București2
Rapid București3
Telefon Club București0
Telefon Club București2
UD Reșița1
Rapid București4
Venus București2
Tricolor Ploiești1
Venus București4
Venus București (a.e.t.)3
Juventus București1
Juventus București5
Ripensia Timișoara1
Venus București5
Unirea Tricolor București1
Unirea Tricolor București3
Crișana Oradea0
Unirea Tricolor București7
Victoria Carei0
Victoria Carei4
Vulturii Textila Lugoj2
Rapid București3
CAM Timișoara2
CAM Timișoara6
Dacia Unirea Brăila1
CAM Timișoara2
Phoenix Baia Mare1
Phoenix Baia Mare4
Dragoş Vodă Cernăuţi0
CAM Timișoara1
Sportul Studențesc0
Universitatea Cluj3
Sportul Studențesc (a.e.t.)4
Sportul Studențesc4
Victoria Constanța0
Victoria Constanța4
Olimpia CFR Satu Mare1
CAM Timișoara2
Victoria Cluj0
Mociornița București1
CA Oradea2
CA Oradea1
Victoria Cluj2
Aquila CFR Sighișoara2
Victoria Cluj6
Victoria Cluj4
Jiul Petroșani0
Ceramica Bistrița2
Jiul Petroșani4
Jiul Petroșani6
Mica Brad0
Mica Brad2
AS CFR Brașov1

First round properEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
14 November 1937
Phoenix Baia Mare (Div. A) 4–0 (Div. A) Dragoş Vodă Cernăuţi
Unirea Tricolor București (Div. A) 3–0 (Div. A) Crișana Oradea
AMEF Arad (Div. A) 0–2 (Div. A) Rapid București
Chinezul Timișoara (Div. A) 2–0 (District) Adesgo București
CAM Timișoara (Div. B) 6–1 (Div. A) Dacia Unirea Brăila
Juventus București (Div. A) 5–1 (Div. A) Ripensia Timișoara
Tricolor Ploiești (Div. B) 1–4 (Div. A) Venus București
Victoria Constanța (Div. B) 4–1 (Div. A) Olimpia CFR Satu Mare
Aquila CFR Sighișoara (Div. C) 2–6 (Div. A) Victoria Cluj
Franco-Româna Brăila (Div. B) 3–1 (Div. A) Gloria Arad
Ceramica Bistrița (Div. C) 2–4 (Div. A) Jiul Petroșani
Victoria Carei (Div. B) 4–2 (Div. A) Vulturii Textila Lugoj
Mociornița București (Div. C) 1–2 (Div. A) CA Oradea
Mica Brad (Div. C) 2–1 (Div. A) AS CFR Brașov
Telefon Club București (Div. B) 2–1 (Div. B) UD Reșița
Universitatea Cluj (Div. A) 3–4 (a.e.t.) (Div. A) Sportul Studențesc București

Second round properEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
25 March 1938
Unirea Tricolor București 7–0 Victoria Carei
26 March 1938
Rapid București 3–0 Telefon Club București
27 March 1938
Chinezul Timișoara 3–1 Franco-Româna Brăila
Venus București 3–1 (a.e.t.) Juventus București
CA Oradea 1–2 Victoria Cluj
Jiul Petroșani 6–0 Mica Brad
Sportul Studențesc București 4–0 Victoria Constanța
Phoenix Baia Mare 1–1 CAM Timișoara
30 March 1938 — Replay
CAM Timișoara 2–1 (R) Phoenix Baia Mare


Team 1  Score  Team 2
1 May 1938
Chinezul Timișoara 3–5 Rapid București
CAM Timișoara 1–0 Sportul Studențesc București
Venus București 5–1 Unirea Tricolor București
Victoria Cluj 4–0 Jiul Petroșani


Team 1  Score  Team 2
15 May 1938
CAM Timișoara 2–0 Victoria Cluj
Rapid București 2–1  Venus București
21 May 1938 — Replay
Rapid București 4–2 (R) Venus București

Notes:   The match between Rapid București and Venus București was contested by both teams and it was replayed.


Rapid București3 – 2CAM Timișoara
Auer   9'
Cuedan   39'
Raffinski   80' (pen.)
Report Gerber   8'
Reuter   70'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Denis Xifando (Bucharest)

 Cupa României 1937–38 Winners 
Rapid București
3rd title


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