CEV Women's Challenge Cup

The CEV Women's Challenge Cup, formerly (from 1980 to 2007) known as CEV Women's Cup is the third official competition for women's volleyball clubs of Europe and takes place every year. It is organized by the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV) and was created as CEV Women's Cup in 1980 to allow more clubs to participate in European competitions.[1] In 2007 it was renamed CEV Challenge Cup following a CEV decision to rename its second official competition (known as Top Teams Cup) to CEV Cup.[2]

CEV Challenge Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2020–21 CEV Women's Challenge Cup
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FormerlyCEV Women's Cup
(1980–2007)
SportVolleyball
Founded1980; 41 years ago (1980)
AdministratorCEV
No. of teams32 (Main phase)
CountryCEV members
ContinentEurope
Most recent
champion(s)
Italy Saugella Team Monza (1st title)
Most titlesItaly PV Reggio Emilia
Germany USC Münster
(3 titles)
Official websiteOfficial website

Results summaryEdit

CEV CupEdit

Season Winners Result Runners-up Third place
1980–81   SV Lohhof   Mobili Cecina   VC Wiesbaden
1981–82   USC Münster   Lions Baby Ancona   Orbis Orion
1982–83   SG JDZ Feuerbach   Pallavolo Cecina   TG Rüsselsheim
1983–84   Victoria Vill. Bari   VIC Modena   SG JDZ Feuerbach
1984–85   Viktoria Augsburg   Victoria Vill. Bari   Parma Lynx
1985–86   Nelson Reggio Emilia   SG JDZ Feuerbach   Crvena Zvezda Beograd
1986–87   Civ e Civ Modena   USC Münster   Yoghi Ancona
1987–88   Yoghi Ancona 3–2   Braglia Ceramica Reggio Emilia   Emlakbank Ankara
1988–89   Braglia Ceramica Reggio Emilia 3–0   Slavia Praha   1. VC Schwerte
1989–90   Orbita Zaporozhye 3–1   Bayern Lohhof   Rapid Bucarest
1990–91   Pescopagano Matera 3–0   Braglia Ceramica Reggio Emilia   Vakıfbank Ankara
1991–92   Pescopagano Matera 3–0   AS Volley Modena   Vakıfbank Ankara
1992–93   Colli Aniene Rome 3–1   Eczacıbaşı Istanbul   Yunesis Ekaterinburg
1993–94   USC Münster 3–1   Impresem Agrigento   Iskra Lugansk
1994–95   Ecoclear Sumirago 3–0   Orbita Zaporizhya   RCF Villebon
1995–96   USC Münster 3–1   Emlakbank Ankara   Rossy Moscow
1996–97   Alpam Roma 3–2   Romanelli Firenze   Galatasaray
1997–98   Cermagica Reggio Emilia 3–0   Medinex Reggio Calabria   PTT Mulhouse
1998–99   Centro Ester Napoli 3–0   Iskra Lugansk   Uraltransbank Ekaterinburg
1999–00   Medinex Reggio Calabria 3–1   Vicenza Volley   Vakıfbank Güneş Sigorta Istanbul
2000–01   Cividini Vicenza 3–0   Foppapedretti Bergamo   Pallavolo Sirio Perugia
2001–02   Edison Volley Modena 3–1   Marine Consulting Ravenna   Balakovskaia Balakovo
2002–03   Asystel Volley Novara 3–0   Hotel Cantur Las Palmas   Pallavolo Sirio Perugia
2003–04   Foppapedretti Bergamo 3–2   Vini Monteschiavo Jesi   Caja de Ávila
2004–05   Pallavolo Sirio Perugia 3–0   Balakovskaia AES Balakovo   Vini Monteschiavo Jesi
2005–06   Scavolini Pesaro 3–1   Bigmat Kerakoll Chieri   Universidad Burgos
2006–07   Pallavolo Sirio Perugia[3] 3–0   Zarechie Odintsovo   Sant'Orsola Asystel Novara

CEV Challenge CupEdit

Season Winners Result Runners-up Third place
2007–08   VakıfBank Güneş Istanbul[4] 3–2   Infoplus Minetti Imola   Dresdner SC
2008–09   Vini Monteschiavo Jesi[5] 3–0   Panathinaikos Athens   Leningradka Saint Petersburg
2009–10   Dresdner SC[6] 3–1   Asterix Kieldrecht   Galatasaray
2010–11   Azerrail Baku 3–1, 3–1   Lokomotiv Baku   Igtisadchi Baku
  Uralochka-NTMK Ekaterinburg
2011–12   Lokomotiv Baku 2–3, 3–2 (GS 15–13)   VC Baku   VDK Gent Dames
  VfB Suhl
2012–13   Dinamo Krasnodar 3–2, 1–3 (GS 15–8)   Rebecchi Nordmeccanica Piacenza   VT Aurubis Hamburg
  LP Viesti Salo
2013–14   Zarechie Odintsovo 3–2, 3–1   Beşiktaş   ASPTT Mulhouse
  Impel Wrocław
2014–15   Bursa BBSK 0–3, 3–1 (GS 15–11)   Uralochka-NTMK Ekaterinburg   Schweriner SC
  Khimik Yuzhny
2015–16   CSM București 3–1, 3–1   Trabzon İdmanocağı   Bursa BBSK
  Zarechie Odintsovo
2016–17   Bursa BBSK 2–3, 3–0   Olympiacos Piraeus   Schweriner SC
  Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
2017–18   Olympiacos Piraeus 2–3, 3–1   Bursa BBSK   Dinamo Krasnodar
  Nantes VB
2018–19   Saugella Team Monza 3–0, 3–1   Aydın Büyükşehir Belediyespor   Le Cannet-Rocheville
  Gen-I Volley Nova Gorica
2019–20

Note: The third place match was abolished in 2010. The table's column "Third place" display the losing semifinalists from the 2010–11 season onwards.

Titles by clubEdit

Rank Club Titles Runner-up Champion Years
1   Pallavolo Reggio Emilia 3 2 1985–86, 1988–89, 1997–98
2   USC Münster 3 1 1981–82, 1993–94, 1995–96
3   Volley Modena 2 2 1986–87, 2001–02
4   Bursa BBSK 2 1 2014–15, 2016–17
5   Pallavolo Matera 2 1990–91, 1991–92
  Gierre Roma 2 1992–93, 1996–97
  Pallavolo Sirio Perugia 2 2004–05, 2006–07
6   Vicenza Volley 1 2 2000–01
7   SV Lohhof 1 1 1980–81
  CJD Feuerbach 1 1 1982–83
  Amatori Volley Bari 1 1 1983–84
    Orbita Zaporozhye 1 1 1989–90
  Virtus Reggio Calabria 1 1 1999–00
  Volley Bergamo 1 1 2003–04
  Vini Monteschiavo Jesi 1 1 2008–09
  Lokomotiv Baku 1 1 2011–12
  VC Zarechie Odintsovo 1 1 2013–14
  Olympiacos Piraeus 1 1 2017–18
9   TG Viktoria Augsburg 1 1984–85
  Brogliaccio Pallavolo Ancona 1 1987–88
  Pallavolo Sumirago 1 1994–95
  Centro Ester Pallavolo 1 1998–99
  AGIL Volley 1 2002–03
  Scavolini Pesaro 1 2005–06
  Vakıfbank Sports Club 1 2007–08
  Dresdner SC 1 2009–10
  Azerrail Baku 1 2010–11
  VC Dinamo Krasnodar 1 2012–13
  CSM București 1 2015–16
  Saugella Team Monza 1 2018–19

Titles by countryEdit

Notes:

1. For the purpose of keeping historical event accuracy, historical countries names are used in this table.
2. The column "Third place" includes results until 2010 as the third place match was abolished since then.
Rank Country Titles Runners-up Third place Total
1   Italy 22 18 6 46
2   West Germany 4 2 4 10
3   Turkey 3 6 6 15
4   Germany 3 1 1 5
5   Russia 2 3 5 10
6   Azerbaijan 2 2 - 4
7   Greece 1 2 - 3
8   Romania 1 - 1 2
9   Soviet Union 1 - - 1
10   Ukraine - 2 1 3
11   Spain - 1 2 3
12   Belgium - 1 - 1
  Czechoslovakia - 1 - 1
14   France - - 2 2
15   Netherlands - - 1 1
  Yugoslavia - - 1 1

MVP by editionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • European Cups[7]
  • CEV 40th Anniversary Book - European Cups[8]
  1. ^ "Acknowledgements". CEV. p. 6. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  2. ^ "New names for European cups competitions". CEV. 5 April 2007. Archived from the original on 27 May 2008. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  3. ^ CEV. "Sirio Perugia wins CEV Cup after Champions League". Archived from the original on 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2010-04-04.
  4. ^ CEV. "ISTANBUL wins the 2007/08 Women's Challenge Cup". Retrieved 2010-04-09.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ CEV. "First European trophy ever for Italian club Vini Monteschiavo Jesi". Archived from the original on 2009-03-22. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
  6. ^ CEV. "DRESDNER SC celebrates home triumph". Archived from the original on 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2010-04-04.
  7. ^ "European Cups" (PDF). CEV. 5 April 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  8. ^ "CEV 40th Anniversary Book - European Cups". CEV. pp. 51–65. Retrieved 18 March 2017.

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