The Iberian Cup, also called Iberian Supercup, is a friendly association football international competition between Portuguese and Spanish clubs, and disputed by two teams (one Portuguese and one Spanish) that were champions in a major competition, very much alike a Supercup, to find out which was the best team from Iberian Peninsula.

Iberian Cup
Founded1935
RegionSpain Spain and
Portugal Portugal
Number of teams2
Current championsPorto

HistoryEdit

 
Benfica's Iberian Cup (1983)

The first Iberian Cup was played on 7 July 1935. Porto and Real Betis were both league champions, and played a single match which Porto won. The first edition of the Cup was not officially recognized by both federations.

The second Iberian Cup happened forty eight years after the first edition, and was played throughout two matches. This time it was also between the Portuguese and Spanish league champions Benfica and Athletic Bilbao. It was the first edition that was officially recognized by both federations, and the FPF even provided the trophy for the competition.

In 1991, it was disputed between the Portuguese champions Benfica and the Copa del Rey winner Atlético de Madrid, and eventually won by the Spanish side.

In 2000, European champions Real Madrid faced Portuguese league champions Sporting CP, and the competition also returned to the single match format. Sporting defeated Real Madrid.

Finally in 2005, the champions from both national cups faced each other, Vitória de Setúbal and Real Betis. This time the teams asked both national football federations to approve another edition of the Iberian Cup, which gave the competition one more time an official character.

WinnersEdit

Edition year Champion Competition * Result Runner-up Competition *
Iberian Cup I 1935   Porto Primeira Liga 4–2   Real Betis La Liga
Iberian Cup II 1983   Benfica Primeira Liga 1–2 / 3–1   Athletic Bilbao La Liga
Iberian Cup III 1991   Atlético de Madrid Copa del Rey 1–1 / 3–2   Benfica Primeira Liga
Peninsular Cup 2000   Sporting CP Primeira Liga 2–1   Real Madrid Champions League
Iberian Supercup 2005   Vitória de Setúbal Taça de Portugal 2–1   Real Betis Copa del Rey
Edition year Champion Runner-up Result Third place Fourth place Result
Iberian Cup 2019   Porto   Getafe 2–1   Real Betis   Portimonense 2–1
  • * The competitions from which they were champions at the time.

Finalists tableEdit

Club Winner Runner-up
  Porto 2 (1935) (2019)
  Benfica 1 (1983) 1 (1991)
  Atlético de Madrid 1 (1991)
  Sporting CP 1 (2000)
  Vitória de Setúbal 1 (2005)
  Real Betis 2 (1935, 2005)
  Athletic Bilbao 1 (1983)
  Real Madrid 1 (2000)

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