Middlesbrough Trophy

The Middlesbrough Trophy (or JD Sports Cup for sponsorship reasons) was an invitational football tournament held at the Riverside, Middlesbrough. The only edition took place between 1 and 2 August 1998. It was contested by four teams.

Middlesbrough Trophy
Founded1998
RegionEurope
Number of teams4
Current championsPortugal Benfica (1st title)
Most successful club(s)Portugal Benfica (1 title)

TournamentEdit

[1][2][3][4][5][6]

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
1 August – Middlesbrough (Riverside)
 
 
  Newcastle United 0
 
2 August – Middlesbrough (Riverside)
 
  Benfica 0
 
  Benfica 1
 
1 August – Middlesbrough (Riverside)
 
  Empoli 1
 
  Middlesbrough 0
 
 
  Empoli 1
 
Third place
 
 
2 August – Middlesbrough (Riverside)
 
 
  Newcastle United 1
 
 
  Middlesbrough 1

Benfica beat Newcastle United 4–3 on penalties.
Newcastle United beat Middlesbrough 4–3 on penalties.
Benfica beat Empoli 7–6 on penalties.

ResultsEdit

1 August 1998 Semi Final Middlesbrough 0 – 1 Empoli Riverside Stadium
Artico   80'
2 August 1998 3rd/4th Place Middlesbrough 1 – 1
(3–4 p)
Newcastle United Riverside Stadium
Mustoe   27' Shearer   50' (pen.) Attendance: 5,230
Penalties
 
 
 
Shearer  
Lee  
Albert  
Pistone  
2 August 1998 Final Benfica 1 – 1
(7–6 p)
Empoli Riverside Stadium
Gomes   49' (pen.) Palumbo   57'

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Middlesbrough Trophy 1998". RSSSF. 1 August 2000. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Sunday, 2 August 1998 : Match Summaries". BBC. 6 August 1998. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Poborsky Shines in Gloom". The Independent. 2 August 1998. Archived from the original on 14 May 2022. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
    "Football: Newcastle prevail but worst fears confirmed". The Independent. 3 August 1998. Archived from the original on 14 May 2022. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
    "Gillespie's Boro move on thin ice". Irish Independent. 3 August 1998. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Empoli, blitz in England Goal of Arctic and today in the final there is Benfica". Il Tirreno (in Italian). 2 August 1998. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Season 1998–99: Benfica (N): JD Sports Cup Day 1". NUFC. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
    "Season 1998–99: Middlesbrough (N): JD Sports Cup Day 2". NUFC. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Ready to face Gazza". York Press. 29 July 1998. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
    "Untypical Boro: Classic 'Typical Boro' moments - Part II". Gazette Live. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2020.