Copa de Competencia (Uruguay)

Copa de Competencia was an Uruguayan football competition organized by the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) that which took place between 1900 and 1923. The champion of this tournament qualified to play the Tie Cup (also known as "Copa Chevallier Boutell") against the Argentine champion of Copa de Competencia Jockey Club.

Copa de Competencia
Organising bodyAUF
Founded1900
Abolished1923; 98 years ago (1923)
RegionUruguay
Qualifier forTie Cup
Related competitionsCopa Competencia (Arg)
Last championsNacional
(1923)
Most successful club(s)Nacional
(8 titles)

HistoryEdit

The first Copa de Competencia champion was Albion F.C. in 1900, the same year that AUF was established.[1]

From 1900 to 1906 the winner qualified to the semifinals of Tie Cup. In 1907 the rule was modified therefore the winner was allowed to play the final against the Argentine winner, being the matches always played in Buenos Aires. It lasted until 1919. the 1921 and 1923 editions were disputed by Uruguayan teams only.

The most successful team was Nacional which awarded the trophy 8 times.[2]

List of championsEdit

Year Champion
1900 Albion
1901 CURCC
1902 CURCC
1903 Nacional
1904 CURCC
1905 CURCC
1906 Wanderers
1907 CURCC
1908 Wanderers
1909 CURCC
1910 CURCC
1911 Wanderers
1912 Nacional
1913 Nacional
1914 Nacional
1915 Nacional
1916 Peñarol
1917 Wanderers
1918 Wanderers
1919 Nacional
1921 Nacional
1923 Nacional

Titles by teamEdit

Team Titles Years won
Nacional 8 1903, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1921, 1923
CURCC/Peñarol [note 1] 8 1901, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1916
Wanderers 5 1906, 1908, 1911, 1917, 1918
Albion 1 1900

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ With Peñarol being recognised as a CURCC's continuity by FIFA,[3] the club included the championships won by CURCC in its own honours. Controversy exists on the date of the founding of C.A. Peñarol. The club's official position assumes a change of name of CURCC (founded on December 28, 1891). On the other hand, some historians state that "C.A. Peñarol" was established on December 13, 1913.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Historia de la Asociación" at AUF website". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  2. ^ "Copa de Competencia at El Area website". Archived from the original on 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  3. ^ ¡Felicita a Peñarol! (120th anniversary) on FIFA.com, 27 Sep 2011
  4. ^ Discusiones por el decanato on Fútbol.uy, 29 Sep 2009