Copa Ibérica de Rugby

The Copa Ibérica de Rugby (Iberian Rugby Cup) is a rugby union knock-out competition played annually by clubs of the Spanish Rugby Federation and Portuguese Rugby Federation. It was played for the first time in 1965.

Copa Ibérica de Rugby
Founded1965
RegionPortugal
Spain
Number of teams4
Current championsVRAC Quesos Entrepinares
(5th title)
Most successful club(s)VRAC Quesos Entrepinares
El Salvador
(5 titles each)

Between 1965 and 1971 it was played by 4 clubs (2 of each country, both Champion's and both Runner's-up), that face each other in ligule type competition. The competition stopped being played in 1972, but returned in 1983 with a new format, with the 2 Champion's facing each other in just one game. In the season 2007–2008 it returned to the ligule type competition.

In 2009, a new competition named Iberian Rugby Cup[1] was designed. This style of rugby was meant to be played with 8 teams, four of each federation, although it was suspended.

On 6 January 2013, CDUL defeated Quesos Entrepinares by 24–13, winning their 3rd title, in the return of the Copa Ibérica after a 5-year gap.[2]

Winners by yearEdit

Edition Season Winner Score Runner-up
1st 1965   Canoe   CDUL
2nd 1966   CDU Barcelona   FC Barcelona
3rd 1967   Canoe (2)   CDUL
4th 1968   Cisneros   CDUL
5th 1969   Atl. San Sebastián   CDUL
6th 1970   FC Barcelona   Cisneros
7th 1971   S.L. Benfica   Canoe
8th 1983–84   CDUL 13–3   Valencia
9th 1984–85   CDUL (2) 32–9   Santboiana
10th 1985–86   Cisneros (2) 13–10   CDUL
11th 1986–87   S.L. Benfica (2) 21–16   Arquitectura
12th 1987–88   Santboiana 23–16   GDS Cascais
13th 1988–89   S.L. Benfica (3) 25–4   Arquitectura
14th 1989–90   Santboiana (2) 13–6   CDUL
15th 1990–91   Arquitectura 25–16   CDUL
16th 1991–92   El Salvador 13–0   S.L. Benfica
17th 1992–93   GDS Cascais 12–11   Ciencias Sevilla
18th 1993–94   GDS Cascais (2) 21–19   Getxo
19th 1994–95   Ciencias Sevilla 31–14   GDS Cascais
20th 1995–96   Arquitectura (2) 18–16   GDS Cascais
21st 1996–97   GDS Cascais (3) 14–9   Santboiana
22nd 1997–98   Académica 15–8   Santboiana
23rd 1998–99   El Salvador (2) 29–15   Técnico
24th 1999-00   Direito 20–16   Quesos Entrepinares
25th 2000–01   Canoe (3) 26–11   Direito
26th 2001–02   S.L. Benfica (4) 19–16   Quesos Entrepinares
27th 2002–03   Direito (2) 24–18   La Moraleja Alcobendas
28th 2003–04   El Salvador (3) 40–34   Os Belenenses
29th 2004–05   El Salvador (4) 32–0   Académica
30th 2005–06   Santboiana (3) 22–16   Direito
31st 2006–07   Santboiana (4) 26–20   Direito
32nd 2007–08   Agronomia 26–18   Direito
2009-11 (Not held)
33rd 2012[3][4][5]   CDUL 24–13   Quesos Entrepinares
34th 2013[6]   Direito (3) 41–11   Quesos Entrepinares
35th 2014[7]   VRAC Quesos Entrepinares (1) 32–8   CDUL
36th 2015[8]   Direito (4) 22–12   Quesos Entrepinares
37th 2016[9]   SilverStorm El Salvador (5) 27–22   Direito
38th 2017[10]   VRAC Quesos Entrepinares (2) 27–13   CDUL
39th 2018[11]   VRAC Quesos Entrepinares (3) 34–25   Os Belenenses
40th 2019   VRAC Quesos Entrepinares (4) 28–27   AEIS Agronomia
41st 2020   VRAC Quesos Entrepinares (5) 19–13   Os Belenenses

Performance by clubEdit

Team Title Years Won Federation
El Salvador 5 1992, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2016  
VRAC Quesos Entrepinares 5 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020  
S.L. Benfica 4 1971, 1987, 1989, 2002  
Santboiana 4 1988, 1990, 2006, 2007  
Direito 4 2000, 2003, 2013, 2015  
GDS Cascais 3 1993, 1994, 1997  
Canoe 3 1965, 1967, 2001  
CDUL 3 1984, 1985, 2012  
Cisneros 2 1968, 1986  
Arquitectura 2 1991, 1996  
CDU Barcelona 1 1966  
Atl. San Sebastián 1 1969  
FC Barcelona 1 1970  
Ciencias Sevilla 1 1995  
Académica de Coimbra 1 1998  
Agronomia 1 2008  

Titles by countryEdit

Flag Federation Title count
  Spain 23
  Portugal 16

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "La Iberian Rugby Cup takes over Copa Ibérica". Marca. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  2. ^ "El Universitario de Lisboa se adjudica la Copa Ibérica". Marca (in Spanish). Madrid. 6 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Cdul É Campeão Ibérico".
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Taça Ibérica Está de Regresso".
  6. ^ "Coroa Ibérica Sem Espinhas Fica Em Monsanto".
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Direito conquista a sua quarta Taça Ibérica".
  9. ^ http://ferugby.es/noticias2.php?titulo=SilverStorm%20El%20Salvador%20rey%20ib%E9rico[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ http://ferugby.es/noticias2.php?titulo=Segunda%20Ib%E9rica%20para%20el%20VRAC[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "El VRAC vence a Os Belenenses y levanta su tercera Copa Ibérica". ferugby.es (in Spanish). 29 December 2018.[permanent dead link]

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