Taça de Honra (Honour Cup) is a Portuguese friendly football tournament played between teams of the Lisbon Football Association (AFL). It is the third oldest competition in Portugal after the championships of Lisbon and Porto. The format has varied, and before the 1959–60 season, the trophy was mostly given to the winner of the Lisbon championship. Afterwards, it was played as a four-team elimination tournament during pre-season, between the best-placed Lisbon teams in championships disputed in the previous season. After 20 years of inactivity, the competition returned for two years: 2014 and 2015.

HistoryEdit

During the 1920–21 and 1946–47 seasons, the Lisbon Football Association indexed the conquest of the Lisbon regional championship to the conquest of the Honour Cup. It was decided a club that had won the regional championship would receive an Honour Cup, even if the Cup had not been played. In 1920–21, Casa Pia got a place in the winners list (even though they did not compete) because they won the regional championship. In 1921–22, S.L. Benfica won the cup, but it was Sporting CP that got a place in the winners list by winning the regional championship.

WinnersEdit

A list of all the Honour Cup finals is shown below with the final results, without the indexation of the regional championship.

Edition Season Stadium Winners Runners-up Final
1st 1914–15 Sete Rios Sporting CP SL Benfica 3–1
2nd 1915–16 Stadium Sporting CP SL Benfica 1–0
3rd 1916–17 Sete Rios Sporting CP SL Benfica 4–1
4th 1917–18 Stadium Império Lisboa Clube Sporting CP 4–3
5th 1919–20 Campo Grande SL Benfica CIF 5–0
6th 1921–22 Campo Grande SL Benfica[1] Vitória de Setúbal 3–1
7th 1947–48 Sporting CP Tournament with 6 clubs in 10 games (two rounds) with SCP winning it with 25 Points (6V-3D-1L)
8th 1959–60 E. Nacional CF Os Belenenses Sporting CP 1–0
9th 1960–61 E. Nacional CF Os Belenenses Atlético CP 2–0
10th 1961–62 E. Nacional Sporting CP SL Benfica 3–0
11th 1962–63 Restelo SL Benfica Atlético CP 3–1
12th 1963–64 Restelo Sporting CP SL Benfica 3–0
13th 1964–65 Restelo SL Benfica CF Os Belenenses 7–1
14th 1965–66 Restelo Sporting CP SL Benfica 2–1
15th 1966–67 Restelo SL Benfica Sporting CP 2–0
16th 1967–68 José Alvalade SL Benfica Atlético CP 6–0
17th 1968–69 Restelo SL Benfica Sporting CP 3–0
18th 1969–70 Restelo CF Os Belenenses SL Benfica 1–1 (Defeat by corner kicks)
19th 1970–71 José Alvalade Sporting CP CF Os Belenenses 1–0
20th 1971–72 Restelo SL Benfica CF Os Belenenses 4–1
21st 1972–73 Restelo SL Benfica Atlético CP 1–1 (4–2 in penalties)
22nd 1973–74 SL Benfica Tournament with 3 games (one round) with SLB winning it with 6 points (3V)
23rd 1974–75 Restelo SL Benfica Sporting CP 1–0
24th 1975–76 CF Os Belenenses Tournament of 4 games with CFB winning it with 7 points (3V-1D)
25th 1977–78 Restelo SL Benfica Sporting CP 0–0 (7–6 in penalties)
26th 1978–79 Restelo SL Benfica Sporting CP 2–1
27th 1979–80 José Alvalade SL Benfica CF Os Belenenses 3–2
28th 1981–82 Restelo SL Benfica GD Estoril Praia 1–0
29th 1983–84 Restelo SL Benfica CF Os Belenenses 1–0
30th 1984–85 Restelo Sporting CP SL Benfica 2–1
31st 1985–86 Restelo SL Benfica CF Os Belenenses 1–0
32nd 1987–88 Luz SL Benfica Oriental 2–0
33rd 1989–90 Restelo CF Os Belenenses Sporting CP 2–1
34th 1990–91 Luz Sporting CP SL Benfica 1–0
35th 1991–92 José Alvalade Sporting CP SL Benfica 1–0
36th 1993–94 Restelo CF Os Belenenses CF Estrela Amadora 2–1 (after extra-time)
37th 2013–14 Amoreira Sporting CP GD Estoril Praia 3–3 (7–6 in penalties)
38th 2014–15 Restelo Sporting CP SL Benfica 1–0

References:[2][3][4]

Performance by clubEdit

Club Titles 2nd
SL Benfica
18
11
Sporting CP
13
8
CF Os Belenenses
6
6
Império Lisboa Clube
1
0
Atlético CP
0
4
GD Estoril Praia
0
2
CF Estrela Amadora
0
1
Oriental
0
1
Vitória de Setúbal
0
1
CIF
0
1
No final
-
3

Source:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sport Lisboa newspaper, 27 May 1922
  2. ^ "Clube Benfica". Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  3. ^ "Clube Belenenses". Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  4. ^ "Clube Sporting". Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  5. ^ Record, 23 July 2013, page 16

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