Continental Cup (rink hockey)

The Continental Cup is a rink hockey competition which was created in 1980 under the name of the European Super Cup.

Continental Cup (rink hockey)
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SportRoller Hockey
Founded1980; 42 years ago (1980)
No. of teams2
ContinentEurope (World Skate Europe - Rink Hockey)
Most recent
champion(s)
Portugal Sporting CP (2nd title)
Most titlesSpain Barcelona (18 titles)
Official websiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

It was contested by the winners of the European Cup and the Cup Winners' Cup, both ruled by the Comité Européen de Rink-Hockey.

In 1997 the two competitions merged as the Champions League (now the European League) and, since then, the Continental Cup is contested by the winners of the European League and the CERS Cup / World Skate Europe Cup (2nd tier competition in Europe).

In 2017, it was approved a Final Four format between the two first qualified teams of the European League and the CERS Cup / World Skate Europe Cup.

MatchesEdit

Key
Winner of European League
Winner of CERH Cup Winners' Cup
Winner of CERS Cup / World Skate Europe Cup
Year Champion Runner-up Score Location
Two team format
1980   Barcelona   Giovinazzo 9–4   Barcelona
1981   Barcelona   Sporting CP 6–2, 12–1 Two-legged finals
1982   Barcelona   Porto 3–2, 7–1
1983   Barcelona   Porto 3–4, 11–5
1984   Barcelona   Reus Deportiu 2–1, 10–1
1985   Barcelona   Sporting CP 9–0, 5–3
1986   Porto   Sanjoanense 9–3, 3–4
1987   Liceo   Barcelona 4–4, 4–1
1988   Liceo   Noia 9–4, 2–4
1989   Noia   Monza 2–3, 7–3
1990   Liceo   Porto 6–4, 3–2
1991   Barcelos   Sporting CP 11–2, 5–3
1992   Liceo   Monza 9–6, 6–4
1993   Igualada   Barcelos 4–1, 3–3
1994   Igualada   Amatori Lodi 1–1, 5–0
1995   Igualada   Monza 1–2, 4–2
1996 Not played[a]
1997   Barcelona   Oliveirense 6–1, 8–1 Two-legged finals
1998   Igualada   Noia 2–4, 4–1
1999   Igualada   Liceo 7–3, 1–4
2000   Barcelona   Paço d'Arcos 2–1, 7–1
2001   Barcelona   Vic 6–6, 12–3
2002   Barcelona   Voltregà 4–4, 8–1
2003   Liceo   Reus Deportiu 2–1, 3–1
2004   Barcelona   Reus Deportiu 1–1, 6–2
2005   Barcelona   Follonica 4–0, 4–7
2006   Barcelona   Follonica 7–1, 0–2
2007   Barcelona   Vilanova 5–0   Dinan
2008   Barcelona   Tenerife 3–1   Pamplona
2009   Reus Deportiu   Mataró 4–1   Noia
2010   Barcelona   Liceo 7–2   Bilbao
2011   Benfica   Liceo 10–0[b]   Viana do Castelo
2012   Liceo   Bassano 1–5, 6–2 (2–1 p) Two-legged finals
2013   Benfica   Vendrell 5–3, 5–0
2014   Noia   Barcelona 0–0, 3–3 (3–2 p)
2015   Barcelona   Sporting CP 0–2, 5–1
2016   Benfica   Barcelos 4–5, 9–2
Final Four format
2017   Oliveirense   Reus Deportiu 7–4   Viareggio
2018   Barcelona   Porto 3–3 (3–2 p)   Barcelos
2019   Sporting CP   Porto 3–2   Lisbon
2020 Not played (due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe).
Two team format
2021   Sporting CP   Lleida Llista Blava 3–1   Mollerussa
  1. ^ The rightful contestants were   Igualada and   Porto.
  2. ^ HC Liceo La Coruña failed to attend the match, and was punished with a 10–0 defeat, according to the Official Game Rules.

PerformancesEdit

By teamsEdit

Team Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up
  Barcelona 18 2 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2018 1987, 2014
  Liceo 6 3 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2003, 2012 1999, 2010, 2011
  Igualada 5 0 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999
  Benfica 3 0 2011, 2013, 2016
  Sporting CP 2 4 2019, 2021 1981, 1985, 1991, 2015
  Noia 2 2 1989, 2014 1988, 1998
  Porto 1 5 1986 1982, 1983, 1990, 2018, 2019
  Reus Deportiu 1 4 2009 1984, 2003, 2004, 2017
  Barcelos 1 2 1991 1993, 2016
  Oliveirense 1 1 2017 1997
  Monza 0 3 1989, 1992, 1995
  Follonica 0 2 2005, 2006
  Giovinazzo 0 1 1980
  Sanjoanense 0 1 1986
  Amatori Lodi 0 1 1994
  Paço d'Arcos 0 1 2000
  Vic 0 1 2001
  Voltregà 0 1 2002
  Vilanova 0 1 2007
  Tenerife 0 1 2008
  Mataró 0 1 2009
  Bassano 0 1 2012
  Vendrell 0 1 2013
  Lleida Llista Blava 0 1 2021

By countriesEdit

Nation Winners Runners-up Winning clubs Runners-up
  Spain 32 17 Barcelona (18), Liceo (6), Igualada (5), Noia (2), Reus Deportiu (1) Reus Deportiu (4), Liceo (3), Noia (2), Barcelona (2), Vic (1), Voltregà (1), Vilanova (1), Tenerife (1), Mataró (1), Vendrell (1), Lleida Llista Blava (1)
  Portugal 8 14 Benfica (3), Sporting CP (2), Porto (1), Barcelos (1), Oliveirense (1) Porto (5), Sporting CP (4), Barcelos (2), Sanjoanense (1), Oliveirense (1), Paço d'Arcos (1)
  Italy 0 8 Monza (3), Follonica (2), Giovinazzo (1), Amatori Lodi (1), Bassano (1)

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