Audi Cup

The Audi Cup is a biennial two-day pre-season friendly football tournament that features four teams, hosted by the German club Bayern Munich, and is staged at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. It is held on odd years since 2009, opposite the FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro, before the start of the Bundesliga season as well.

Audi Cup
Audi Cup Logo.jpg
Founded2009; 12 years ago (2009)
Number of teams4
Current championsEngland Tottenham Hotspur
(1st title)
Most successful club(s)Germany Bayern Munich
(3 titles)
Television broadcastersZDF (Germany) (2009-2015, 2019–)
ARD (Germany) (2017)
Websitewww.AudiCup.com
2019 Audi Cup

HistoryEdit

The first Audi Cup in 2009 was organised and promoted by car manufacturer Audi AG to celebrate their 100th year of trading, and was won by hosts Bayern Munich. It was held in place of the Franz Beckenbauer Cup, which took place in 2007, 2008 and 2010. The second Audi Cup took place in 2011 and was won by Barcelona of Spain. Bayern Munich won the next two Audi Cups, beating Manchester City 2–1 in the 2013 final and Real Madrid 1–0 in 2015. Atlético Madrid claimed the title in 2017 with a victory on penalties after a 1–1 draw with Liverpool, before Tottenham Hotspur also required penalties against Bayern Munich to win their first Audi Cup in 2019.

In 2018, as part of the 2018 International Champions Cup, two of Bayern Munich's matches were also called the Audi Football Summit. They played Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City. The two matches were:

Audi Football Summit
Bayern Munich  3–1  Paris Saint-Germain
Report
Attendance: 22,300
Referee: Alexander Harkam (Austria)

Audi Football Summit
Bayern Munich  2–3  Manchester City
Report
Attendance: 29,195
Referee: Ted Unkel (United States)

EditionsEdit

Year Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
2009   Bayern Munich 0–0 (7–6 p)   Manchester United   Boca Juniors 1–1 (4–3 p)   Milan
2011   Barcelona 2–0   Bayern Munich   Internacional 2–2 (2–0 p)   Milan
2013   Bayern Munich 2–1   Manchester City   Milan 1–0   São Paulo
2015   Bayern Munich 1–0   Real Madrid   Tottenham Hotspur 2–0   Milan
2017   Atlético Madrid 1–1 (5–4 p)   Liverpool   Napoli 2–0   Bayern Munich
2019   Tottenham Hotspur 2–2 (6–5 p)   Bayern Munich   Real Madrid 5–3   Fenerbahçe

Performance by teamEdit

The Audi Cup is hosted by Bayern Munich, who have participated in the competition all six times, and excluding them, Milan has participated in the most Audi Cup tournaments, with four. Barcelona were invited in 2011 and won the cup in their only participation, as did Atlético Madrid in their sole outing in 2017.

Team Winners Runners-up Third place Fourth place
  Bayern Munich 3 (2009, 2013, 2015) 2 (2011, 2019) 1 (2017)
  Tottenham Hotspur 1 (2019) 1 (2015)
  Barcelona 1 (2011)
  Atlético Madrid 1 (2017)
  Real Madrid 1 (2015) 1 (2019)
  Manchester United 1 (2009)
  Manchester City 1 (2013)
  Liverpool 1 (2017)
  Milan 1 (2013) 3 (2009, 2011, 2015)
  Boca Juniors 1 (2009)
  Internacional 1 (2011)
  Napoli 1 (2017)
  São Paulo 1 (2013)
  Fenerbahçe 1 (2019)

Performance by countryEdit

Country Winners Runners-up Third place Fourth place
  Germany 3 (2009, 2013, 2015) 2 (2011, 2019) 1 (2017)
  Spain 2 (2011, 2017) 1 (2015) 1 (2019)
  England 1 (2019) 3 (2009, 2013, 2017) 1 (2015)
  Italy 2 (2013, 2017) 3 (2009, 2011, 2015)
  Brazil 1 (2011) 1 (2013)
  Argentina 1 (2009)
  Turkey 1 (2019)

Top goalscorersEdit

Position Player Club Goals
1   Thomas Müller   Bayern Munich 6
2   Karim Benzema   Real Madrid 3
  Thiago   Barcelona
4   Leandro Damião   Internacional 2
  Edin Džeko   Manchester City
  Stephan El Shaarawy   Milan
  Zlatan Ibrahimović
  Robert Lewandowski   Bayern Munich
  Mario Mandžukić

See alsoEdit

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