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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.[1]

Coupe de France Féminine
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Founded2001
Region France
Number of teams488 (2014–15)
Current championsOlympique Lyonnais
(10th title)
Most successful club(s)Olympique Lyonnais
(10 titles)
WebsiteOfficial site (in French)
2017–18

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HistoryEdit

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.

Final resultsEdit

A list of all finals played so far:[2]

Year Winner Runner-up Result
15 June 2002 Toulouse Olympique Lyonnais 2–1
15 June 2003 Olympique Lyonnais Montpellier 4–3
12 June 2004[3] 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
Details
Paris Saint-Germain Montpellier 5–0
21 May 2011
Details
Saint-Étienne Montpellier 0–0 (3–2 pen.)
13 May 2012
Details
Olympique Lyonnais Montpellier 2–1
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

Club Winners Winning Years
Olympique Lyonnais 10 2003, 2004, 2008, 2012–2017, 2019
Montpellier 3 2006, 2007, 2009
Paris Saint-Germain 2 2010, 2018
Toulouse 1 2002
Juvisy 1 2005
Saint-Étienne 1 2011

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "France - List of Women Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  3. ^ "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.

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