Coupe de France Féminine
The Coupe de France Féminine (French pronunciation: [kup də fʁɑ̃s], Women's French Cup) is a cup competition, exclusively for French women's football clubs. The competition is open to all professional and non-professional women's teams in France. The inaugural edition of the competition was held in 2001. The final match of the competition is normally held at the Stade de France, however other venues may be used. The defending champions are Lyon, who defeated Montpellier 2–1 on 15 May 2016. From the 2011–12 season onwards, the competition is played under the name Coupe de France Feminine after previously being played under the name Challenge de France.
|Number of teams||488 (2014–15)|
|Current champions||Olympique Lyonnais|
|Most successful club(s)||Olympique Lyonnais|
|Website||Official site (in French)|
The inaugural Challenge de France was first held during the 2001–02 season. The competition coincided with the inaugural edition of the UEFA Women's Cup, which is now known as the UEFA Women's Champions League. The cup competition is the only tournament in France reserved for senior women's players. Participation in the competition varies. Regional clubs participation is voluntary, however, clubs who participate in D3 Féminine on up participation is mandatory unless unforeseen circumstances prohibit their appearance.
Olympique Lyonnais are the most successful club in the competition, holding nine titles.
A list of all finals played so far:
|15 June 2002||Toulouse||Olympique Lyonnais||2–1|
|15 June 2003||Olympique Lyonnais||Montpellier||4–3|
|12 June 2004||Olympique Lyonnais||US Compiègne||2–0|
|15 May 2005||Juvisy||Olympique Lyonnais||1 – 1 (5–4 pen.)|
|12 June 2006||Montpellier||Olympique Lyonnais||1 – 1 (4–3 pen.)|
|12 May 2007||Montpellier||Olympique Lyonnais||3 – 3 (3–0 pen.)|
|3 June 2008||Olympique Lyonnais||Paris Saint-Germain||3–0|
|5 June 2009||Montpellier||Le Mans||3–1|
|23 May 2010
|21 May 2011
|Saint-Étienne||Montpellier||0–0 (3–2 pen.)|
|13 May 2012
|8 June 2013||Olympique Lyonnais||Saint-Étienne||3–1|
|7 June 2014||Olympique Lyonnais||Paris Saint-Germain||2–0|
|18 April 2015||Olympique Lyonnais||Montpellier||2–1|
|15 May 2016||Olympique Lyonnais||Montpellier||2–1|
|19 May 2017||Olympique Lyonnais||Paris Saint-Germain||1–1 (7–6 pen.)|
|9 June 2018||Paris Saint-Germain||Olympique Lyonnais||1–0|
|8 May 2019||Olympique Lyonnais||Lille||3–1|
Performance by clubEdit
|Olympique Lyonnais||10||2003, 2004, 2008, 2012–2017, 2019|
|Montpellier||3||2006, 2007, 2009|
|Paris Saint-Germain||2||2010, 2018|
- "Accréditations pour la finale, les modalités" (in French). French Football Federation. 11 May 2011. Archived from the original on 30 May 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
- "France - List of Women Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- "Paris en route vers le doublé ?" (in French). lemeilleurdupsg.com. 23 May 2010. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2011.