Cup of the Alps

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Coppa delle Alpi (translated as Cup of the Alps) was a friendly football tournament,[1] first organized by the Italian national league as it started in 1960 and then they were aided by the Swiss League from 1962, for the reason that the majority of the Alps are in Switzerland. This competition ran from 1960 until 1987.

Coppa delle Alpi
Founded1960
Abolished1987
RegionWestern Europe (Switzerland, Italy, France and Germany)
Number of teams16 (1960–1961)
8 (1962–1968)
12 (1968–1969)
8 (1970–1981)
10 (1982)
8 (1983–1987)
Last championsAJ Auxerre
(2nd title)
Most successful club(s)Servette FC
(4 titles)

In the 1960s and 1961 editions ranking was compiled by adding the points of the Italian and Swiss teams. The tournament was won by the Italian federation in both editions, and the teams that represented it was given a cup of reduced dimensions (A.S. Roma, Catania Calcio, Hellas Verona F.C., Catanzaro Calcio, Triestina, U.S. Città di Palermo, Napoli Calcio and Alessandria Calcio in the 1960 and S.S. Lazio, Fiorentina, A.C. Monza Brianza 1912, Pro Patria Calcio, A.C. Reggiana 1919, Parma F.C., Lecco Calcio and Brescia Calcio in the 1961).

YearsEdit

 
Genoa celebrates the triumph in the 1962 edition
  • 1960-61: competition between league selections.
  • 1962-66: competition between   Italian and   Swiss teams.
  • 1967-68: competition between   German,   Italian and   Swiss teams.
  • 1969-71: competition between   Italian and   Swiss teams.
  • 1972-87: competition between   French and   Swiss teams.

List of finalsEdit

Year Champion Score Runner-up Venue
1960 Italy Serie A Selection     Switzerland League Selection
1961 Italy Serie A Selection     Switzerland League Selection
1962 Genoa C.F.C.   1–0   CF Grenoble 1892   Genoa
1963 Juventus F.C.   3–2   Atalanta B.C.   Genève
1964 Genoa C.F.C.   2–0   Calcio Catania   Bern
1965 Tournament Not Held
1966 SSC Napoli     Juventus F.C. Played In Groups
1967 Eintracht Frankfurt     TSV 1860 München Played In Groups
1968 FC Schalke 04   3–1 [2]   FC Basel   Basel
1969 FC Basel   3–1[3]   Bologna F.C. 1909   Basel
1970 FC Basel   3–2[4]   ACF Fiorentina   Basel
1971 SS Lazio   3–1[5]   FC Basel   Basel
1972 Nîmes Olympique   7–2[6]   FC Girondins de Bordeaux   Nîmes
1973 Servette FC   1–0   Lausanne Sports   Genève
1974 BSC Young Boys   2–1   FC Basel   Basel
1975 Servette FC   3–0   FC Basel   Genève
1976 Servette FC   2–1   Nîmes Olympique   Genève
1977 Stade Reims   3–1   SC Bastia   Reims
1978 Servette FC   4–0   Lausanne Sports   Genève
1979 AS Monaco   3–1   FC Metz   Metz
1980 FC Girondins de Bordeaux   3–0   Nîmes Olympique   Bordeaux
1981 FC Basel   2–2    FC Sochaux-Montbéliard   Basel
1982 FC Nantes Atlantique   1–0   Neuchâtel Xamax   Neuchâtel
1983 AS Monaco   2–1   AJ Auxerre   Monaco
1984 AS Monaco   2–0   Grasshopper Club Zürich   Zürich
1985 AJ Auxerre   1–0   AS Monaco   Auxerre
1986 Tournament Not Held
1987 AJ Auxerre   3–1   Grasshopper Club Zürich   Auxerre
Key
  Match was won during extra time
  Match was won on a penalty shoot-out after extra time

PerformanceEdit

By clubEdit

Club Winners Runners-up Winning years Runner-up Years
  Servette
4
-
1973, 1975, 1976, 1978
  Basel
3
4
1969, 1970, 1981 1968, 1971, 1974, 1975
  AS Monaco
3
1
1979, 1983, 1984 1985
  Auxerre
2
1
1985, 1987 1983
  Genoa
2
-
1962, 1964
  Nîmes
1
2
1972 1976, 1980
  Juventus
1
1
1963 1966
  Bordeaux
1
1
1980 1972
  Napoli
1
-
1966
  Eintracht Frankfurt
1
-
1967
  Schalke 04
1
-
1968
  Lazio
1
-
1971
  Young Boys
1
-
1974
  Stade Reims
1
-
1977
  Nantes
1
-
1982
  Lausanne Sports
-
2
1973, 1978
  Grasshoppers
-
2
1984, 1987
  Grenoble
-
1
1962
  Atalanta
-
1
1963
  Catania
-
1
1964
  1860 Munich
-
1
1967
  Bologna
-
1
1969
  Fiorentina
-
1
1970
  Bastia
-
1
1977
  Metz
-
1
1979
  Sochaux
-
1
1981
  Neuchâtel Xamax
-
1
1982

By nationEdit

Nation Winners Runners-up
  France 9 9
   Switzerland 8 11
  Italy 7 5
  Germany 2 1

Cup of the Alps for amateursEdit

In 1998 the competition was restarted (using the same name) but with amateur teams from Italy, Switzerland, France (and Belgium in 2004 and 2005). Each year in Geneva there is an unofficial tournament with 8 teams each with 15 amateurs played for the first place.

DatesEdit

  • 1998: competition restart with amateur clubs between   Italian,   French and   Swiss teams.
  • 2004-05: a team from Belgium joined the competition.

Sources and ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.juventus.com/en/news/news/2018/champions-league-group-h-opponents-stats-and-facts.php
  2. ^ FC Schalke 04 (2004). "02.07.2004: Vor 36 Jahren gewann Schalke den Alpenpokal". FC Schalke 04. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  3. ^ Bologna FC 1909 (1969). "Stagione: 1968-69". bolognafc.it. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  4. ^ AC Fiorentina (1970). "Coppa delle Alpi, annata 1969/1970". fiorentinaweb.com. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  5. ^ LazioWiki (1971). "Venerdì 25 giugno 1971 - Basilea, stadio Saint Jacob - Basilea-Lazio 1-3". laziowiki.org. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  6. ^ Veronese, Andrea (1972). "Cup of the Alps 1972". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 16 November 2019.