Faroe Islands Cup

The Faroe Islands Cup (Faroese: Løgmanssteypið, literally the Prime Minister Cup) is the main football cup competition in the Faroe Islands. The first edition was played in 1955.[1]

Faroe Islands Cup
Founded1955; 67 years ago (1955)
RegionFaroe Islands
Number of teams15
Qualifier forUEFA Europa Conference League
Current championsB36 Tórshavn
(7th title)
Most successful club(s)Havnar Bóltfelag
(28 titles)
2022 Faroe Islands Cup

HistoryEdit

The HB–TB decadeEdit

The first decade of the competition was marked by the alternance of titles between HB and TB. Only in its eleventh year, the cup saw a different champion, with B36 defeating rivals HB in the final.

Subsequent yearsEdit

In the subsequent editions, the other former finalists also got their first titles; in 1966, and VB in 1974.

1970 was the only time a final was not played, as the Faroe Islands Sports Association (ÍSF) choose to annul the competition after KÍ, and later VB, refused to play against HB in Tórshavn.[2] HB continued to enjoy success, but TB won the competition just once after the first decade, in 1977.

In 1979 the Faroe Islands Football Association was founded and took over the organization of the competition, opening the cup to teams from every division.

In the 1980s new champions were crowned, with winning in 1983 and NSÍ in 1985; and the 1990s also had its first-time winners with B71's title in 1993.

The construction of the national stadium Tórsvøllur saw the majority of the finals being played there since 2000.

HB drought and the Víkingur−EB/Streymur rivalryEdit

Frequent winners HB went through what was then their longest period without a cup title, not winning for five years, between 1999 and 2003. This ended in the club's centenary year, when they defeated NSÍ in the final. But the club entered in a longer drought, which ended in 2019, where they defeated Víkingur in the final.

From 2007 until 2015 the competition was dominated by EB/Streymur and Víkingur, similar to the HB–TB period. The two teams alternated titles and made three finals, all won by Víkingur.

KÍ put an end to this period defeating Víkingur on penalties in the 2016 final.[3]

FinalsEdit

Season Champion Result Runners-up Venue
1955 HB 3–1 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1956 TB 5–2 VB Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1957 HB 1–0 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1958 TB 5–3 HB Sevmýri, Tvøroyri
1959 HB 1–0 B36 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1960 TB 3–0 HB Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1961 TB 2–0 B36 Sevmýri, Tvøroyri
1962 HB 2–1 (a.e.t.) TB Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1963 HB 7–1 B36 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1964 HB 3–3 (a.e.t.) B36 Sevmýri, Tvøroyri
Replay: 4–3 (a.e.t.) Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1965 B36 3–2 HB Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1966 4–2 HB Sarpugerði, Norðragøta
1967 6–2 B36 Sarpugerði, Norðragøta
1968 HB 2–1 B36 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1969 HB 2–0 B36 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1970 Final not played [a]
1971 HB 9–0 TB Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1972 HB 6–1 B36 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1973 HB 3–1 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1974 VB 4–0 HB Á Eiðinum, Vágur
3–5 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
VB won 7–5 on aggregate
1975 HB 5–2 ÍF Í Fløtugerði, Fuglafjørður
2–2 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
HB won 7–4 on aggregate
1976 HB 1–0 Við Djúpumýrar, Klaksvík
3–0 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
HB won 4–0 on aggregate
1977 TB 1–3 VB Sevmýri, Tvøroyri
3–0 Á Eiðinum, Vágur
TB won 4–3 on aggregate
1978 HB 1–2 TB Sevmýri, Tvøroyri
2–1 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
Play-off: 3–1 Inni í Dal, Sandur
1979 HB 5–0 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1980 HB 2–1 NSÍ Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1981 HB 5–1 TB Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1982 HB 2–1 ÍF Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1983 5–1 Royn Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1984 HB 2–0 Undir Mýruhjalla, Skála
1985 4–2 NSÍ Í Fløtugerði, Fuglafjørður
1986 NSÍ 2–1 LÍF Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1987 HB 2–2 (a.e.t.) ÍF Gundadalur, Tórshavn
Replay: 3–0
1988 HB 1–0 NSÍ Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1989 HB 1–1 (a.e.t.) B71 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
Replay: 2–0
1990 6–1 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1991 B36 1–0 HB Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1992 HB 1–0 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1993 B71 1–1 (a.e.t.) HB Gundadalur, Tórshavn
Replay: 2–1
1994 2–1 B71 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1995 HB 3–1 B68 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1996 2–2 (a.e.t.) HB Gundadalur, Tórshavn
Replay: 5–3 (a.e.t.)
1997 6–0 VB Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1998 HB 2–0 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
1999 3–1 B36 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
2000 1–0 HB Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
2001 B36 1–0 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
2002 NSÍ 2–1 HB Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
2003 B36 3–1 (a.e.t.) Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
2004 HB 3–1 NSÍ Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
2005 4–1 ÍF Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
2006 B36 2–1 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
2007 EB/Streymur 4–3 HB Gundadalur, Tórshavn
2008 EB/Streymur 3–2 B36 Gundadalur, Tórshavn
2009 Víkingur 3–2 EB/Streymur Gundadalur, Tórshavn
2010 EB/Streymur 1–0 ÍF Við Djúpumýrar, Klaksvík
2011 EB/Streymur 3–0 ÍF Við Djúpumýrar, Klaksvík
2012 Víkingur 3–3 (a.e.t.), (5–4 p) EB/Streymur Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
2013 Víkingur 2–0 EB/Streymur Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
2014 Víkingur 1–0 HB Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
2015 Víkingur 3–0 NSÍ Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
2016 1–1 (a.e.t.), (5–3 p) Víkingur Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
2017 NSÍ 1–0 B36 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
2018 B36 2–2 (a.e.t.), (5–4 p) HB Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
2019 HB 3–1 Víkingur Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
2020 HB 2–0 Víkingur Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
2021 B36 1–1 (a.e.t.), (4–3 p) NSÍ Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn

WinnersEdit

Team Location Titles Runners-up
HB Tórshavn 28 13
B36 Tórshavn 7 11
Klaksvík 6 9
[b] Norðragøta 6 3
TB Tvøroyri 5 4
Víkingur Norðragøta 5 3
EB/Streymur Streymnes 4 3
NSÍ Runavík 3 6
VB Vágur 1 3
B71 Sandur 1 2
ÍF Fuglafjørður 0 6
Royn Hvalba 0 1
LÍF [b] Leirvík 0 1
B68 Toftir 0 1

The clubs in italics no longer exist.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ HB and had reached the final, but refused to play the match at HB's homeground in Tórshavn; losing semifinalists VB were asked to play in their place but also refused; the ÍSF decided to annul the competition (instead of awarding HB the cup).[2]
  2. ^ a b GÍ and LÍF merged to form Víkingur in 2008.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Faroese future in safe hands". UEFA. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b Denis Polsinelli. "Faroe Islands - List of Cup Finals". RSSSF.
  3. ^ "KÍ dá fim à hegemonia do Víkingur na Copa das Ilhas Faroe" (in Portuguese). Faroe Football. 28 August 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2019.

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