Lebanese Elite Cup

The Lebanese Elite Cup (Arabic: كأس النخبة اللبناني‎) is a Lebanese football annual cup competition contested by the top six teams of the previous Lebanese Premier League season. Founded in 1996 as the Super League Cup, the first edition was contested by the top five finishers of the league and the Lebanese FA Cup winners. The most successful club in the competition is Nejmeh with 11 titles, followed by Ahed with five.[1]

Lebanese Elite Cup
Organizing bodyLebanese Football Association
Founded1996; 24 years ago (1996)
RegionLebanon
Number of teams6
Current champion(s)Shabab Sahel (1st title)
Most successful club(s)Nejmeh (11 titles)
2019 Lebanese Elite Cup

HistoryEdit

The competition was first played in 1996 and was contested by the top five of the league and the Lebanese FA Cup winners. It was known as the Super League Cup. The following season it was known as the Super Cup and expanded to feature 6 teams, all from the top 6 of the league. From 1998 until 2002 it was known as the Viceroy Cup and in 2003 changed again to the Prime Cup, but has always been known locally as the Elite Cup of which is the current name of the competition. The competition was not played in 2006 and 2007, due to the 2006 Lebanon War.

FormatEdit

The top six placed teams from the previous Lebanese Premier League season are split into two groups of three. The first two placed teams in each group qualify to the knock-out stages, where two one-legged semi-finals are disputed. The two winners from the previous round play the final, with the winner being crowned champion of the competition.

Round Clubs

remaining

Clubs

involved

Winners from

previous round

New entries

this round

Leagues entering

at this round

Group stage 6 6 none 6 6 Lebanese Premier League teams
Semi-finals 4 4 4 none none
Final 2 2 2 none none

Winners and finalistsEdit

Winners by yearEdit

Results by teamEdit

Club Wins Runners-up Total final appearances
Nejmeh 11 2 13
Ahed 5 6 11
Ansar 2 7 9
Safa 2 3 5
Shabab Sahel 1 1 2
Homenmen 1 0 1
Tadamon Sour 0 2 2
Akhaa Ahli 0 1 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lebanon - List of Cup Winners". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.

External linksEdit