Puskás Cup or Puskás-Suzuki Kupa is an international football tournament founded by the Ferenc Puskás Football Academy in Felcsút, Hungary and the Magyar Suzuki Corporation in 2008. The aim of the founders is to establish a club tournament which offers the opportunity for talented young footballers to measure themselves internationally at the U-17 age level and to establish a fitting memorial to Ferenc Puskás.[1]

Puskás Cup
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Founded2008
RegionHungary
Number of teams6
Current championsSpain Real Madrid
Most successful club(s)Hungary Budapest Honvéd (4 titles)
Television broadcastersSport 1
WebsiteOfficial website
2017 Puskás Cup

HistoryEdit

In 2008 four teams competed for the first ever Puskás Cup trophy which was finally won by La Fabrica, the youth team of Ferenc Puskás's former club Real Madrid C.F.[2]

In 2009 six teams participated and the final match was broadcast in three different countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Romania) and the official Real Madrid TV aired a summary of the tournament.[3]

In 2010 AC Milan were the first Italian club to be invited to participate in the Puskás-Suzuki Cup. The best goalkeeper of the tournament was Georgios Kollias (Panathinaikos), the best player was Spidron Furlanos (Panathinaikos), and the top goalscorer was Valér Kapacina (Budapest Honvéd).[4]

The 2012 Puskás Cup was won by Budapest Honvéd by beating the hosts, Puskás Akadémia 7-0 in the final. Among the seven Honvéd goals, Gergely Bobál scored 4 goals.[5]

The 2014 Puskás Cup was won by Real Madrid by beating Puskás Akadémia 1-0 in the final at the Pancho Arena. This match coincided with the inauguration ceremony of the new football stadium in Felcsút.[6] György Szöllősi, communication director of the Ferenc Puskás Football Academy, announced that there will be 4,500 spectators at the final of the 2014 Puskás Cup. Among the invited guests there will be the wife of Ferenc Puskás, the former Croatian football legend, Davor Šuker, the former German international and Hungary coach, Lothar Matthäus, former Videoton coach and Portugal international Paulo Sousa, and former Golden Team members Jenő Buzánszky and Gyula Grosics. The opening speech will be delivered by the president of the Hungarian Olympic Committee and former Hungarian MP Pál Schmitt and the president of the Spanish Football Federation, Ángel María Villar.[7]

The 2015 Puskás Cup was won by Budapest Honvéd by beating three-time champions La Fábrica in the final on 6 April 2015 at the Pancho Arena in Felcsút.[8] Hagi Academy finished third by beating Feyenoord Academy.[9] The home side, Puskás Akadémia finished fifth by beating Panathinaikos 2-1.[10]

Title-holders Budapest Honvéd won the 2016 Puskás Cup by beating the host club, Puskás Akadémia FC in the final in a penalty shoot-out.[11] La Fabrica won the bronze medal by beating newcomers KRC Genk Jeugd in the third place play-off.[12]

ResultsEdit

Year Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place Number of teams
2008  
La Fábrica
5–1  
Puskás Akadémia
 
Panathinaikos
1–0  
Budapest Honvéd
4
2009  
Ferencváros
2–1  
Budapest Honvéd
 
La Fábrica
3–2  
Slovan Bratislava
6
2010  
Budapest Honvéd
2–0  
Panathinaikos
 
La Fábrica
2–0  
Ferencváros
6
2011  
Budapest Honvéd
1–1 (p. 5–4)  
La Fábrica
 
Panathinaikos
3–2  
Puskás Akadémia
6
2012  
Budapest Honvéd
7–0  
Puskás Akadémia
 
Austria Wien
0–0 (p. 4–3)  
Panathinaikos
6
2013  
La Fábrica
2–0  
Panathinaikos
 
Budapest Honvéd
4–2  
Puskás Akadémia
6
2014  
La Fábrica
1–0  
Puskás Akadémia
 
Dinamo Zagreb
3–0  
Budapest Honvéd
6
2015  
Budapest Honvéd
2–2 (p. 3–1)  
La Fábrica
 
Hagi Academy
1–0  
Feyenoord Academy
6
2016  
Budapest Honvéd
1–1 (p. 5-4)  
Puskás Akadémia
 
La Fábrica
3–0  
KRC Genk Jeugd
6
2017  
La Fábrica
4–0  
Panathinaikos
 
Puskás Akadémia
1–1 (p. 7-6)  
Budapest Honvéd
6
2018  
Genk
3-1  
Puskás Akadémia
 
Flamengo
2-1  
Sporting
2019  
Flamengo
4-2  
Puskás Akadémia
 
Hagi Academy
4-0  
Panathinaikos
2020 Postponed due to Covid-19
2021  
Puskás Akadémia
1-0  
Sporting CP
 
Budapest Honvéd
3-0  
Osijek
2022  
La Fábrica
4-0  
Dinamo Kyiv
 
Flamengo
3-0  
Puskás Akadémia

StatisticsEdit

Teams reaching the top fourEdit

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place Top 4
finishes
  Budapest Honvéd 5 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016) 1 (2009) 2 (2013, 2019) 3 (2008, 2014, 2017) 11
  La Fábrica 5 (2008, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2022) 2 (2011, 2015) 3 (2009, 2010, 2016) 0 10
  Ferencváros 1 (2009) 0 0 1 (2010) 2
  Genk Jeugd 1 (2018) 0 0 1 (2016) 2
  Puskás Akadémia 1 (2021) 6 (2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019) 1 (2017) 3 (2011, 2013, 2022) 11
  Flamengo 1 (2019) 0 2 (2018, 2022) 0 3
  Panathinaikos 0 3 (2010, 2013, 2017) 2 (2008, 2011) 4 (2012, 2019) 9
  Sporting 0 1 (2021) 0 1 (2018) 2
  Dynamo Kyiv 0 1 (2022) 0 0 1
  Austria Wien 0 0 1 (2012) 0 1
  Dinamo Zagreb 0 0 1 (2014) 0 1
  Hagi Academy 0 0 1 (2015, 2019) 0 1
  Slovan Bratislava 0 0 0 1 (2009) 1
  Feyenoord Academy 0 0 0 1 (2015) 1
  Osijek 0 0 0 1 (2021) 1

ParticipationEdit

Club Participation Year
  Puskás Akadémia 10 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  Budapest Honvéd 10 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  La Fábrica 10 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  Panathinaikos 10 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  Hagi Football Academy 5 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  Ferencváros 3 2009, 2010, 2011
  Slovan Bratislava 1 2009
  AC Milan 1 2010
  Austria Wien 1 2012
  Northcote City FC 1 2013
  Dinamo Zagreb 1 2014
  Heidelberg United FC 1 2014
  Feyenoord Academy 1 2015
  Genk Jeugd 1 2016
  Bayern Munich 1 2017
  Sporting 1 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki Cup". puskassuzukicup.net. 2 June 2012. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki Cup 2008". puskassuzukicup.net. 2 June 2012. Archived from the original on 27 April 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki Cup 2009". puskassuzukicup.net. 2 June 2012. Archived from the original on 27 April 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki Cup 2010". puskassuzukicup.net. 2 June 2012. Archived from the original on 26 April 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki Kupa: fölényes sikerrel védte meg címét a Bp. Honvéd". www.nso.hu. 9 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki-kupa: Real-siker a Pancho Aréna avatóján". www.nso.hu. 21 April 2014.
  7. ^ "PAFC: telt ház lesz a Pancho Aréna nyitó meccsén". www.nso.hu. 17 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki-kupa: Real-veréssel tornagyőztes a Honvéd". Nemzeti Sport. 6 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki-kupa: a Hagi Akadémia a harmadik". Nemzeti Sport. 6 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki-kupa: a házigazda az ötödik helyen". Nemzeti Sport. 6 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki-kupa: tovább tart a Puskás átka, a Honvédé a trófea". Nemzeti Sport. 16 May 2016.
  12. ^ "Puskás-Suzuki-kupa: bronzot nyert a Genket megverő Real". Nemzeti Sport. 16 May 2016.

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