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The Atlantic Cup is a pre/mid season football tournament held in Algarve, Portugal for European football clubs from national leagues which do not operate in the winter months. It therefore consists mainly of teams from Scandinavia, Northern and Central Europe.[1][2]

The Atlantic Cup
Atlantic Cup logo (football).png
Founded2011
RegionEurope (UEFA)
Number of teams8–9
Current championsAustria Red Bull Salzburg (1st title)
Websitetheatlanticcup.co.uk

It was founded in 2011 by former Arsenal, Benfica and Sweden midfielder, Stefan Schwarz and ex-Millwall goalkeeper Brian Horne.[3][4]

Television coverage was originally provided by Eurosport and Eurosport 2.

Contents

WinnersEdit

EditionsEdit

2011 editionEdit

This was the first edition of The Atlantic Cup, contested by two Danish and two Swedish teams. IF Elfsborg won the competition.[5][6][7][8]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   IF Elfsborg 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7
2   Odense BK 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
3   Helsingborgs IF 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
4   Brøndby IF 3 0 0 3 3 7 -4 0
  ELF ODE HEL BRO
IF Elfsborg   1–1 3–1 2–1
Odense BK  
Helsingborgs IF   1–1
Brøndby IF   2–3 0–2

2012 editionEdit

This was the second edition, contested by six teams from five countries.[9] FC Midtjylland won the competition beating Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 in the final.[10][11][12][13]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Dinamo Zagreb 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
2   FC Midtjylland 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7
3   Wisla Krakow 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
4   Odense BK 3 1 0 2 3 5 -2 3
5   Rapid Wien 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2 1
6   Helsingborgs IF 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1
  DIN MID WIS ODE RAP HEL
Dinamo Zagreb   1–1 3–1
FC Midtjylland   3–2
Wisla Krakow   1–0
Odense BK  
Rapid Wien   1–2 1–2
Helsingborgs IF   0–1 0–2 1–1

FinalEdit

2013 editionEdit

This was the third edition, contested by three teams.[14] S.C. Farense and SV Mattersburg also played but theirs matches were not taken account to the final standings.[15] Rapid Wien won the competition.[16]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Rapid Wien 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
2   Silkeborg IF 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 3
3   Skënderbeu Korçë 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3 0
  RAP SIL SKE FAR MAT
Rapid Wien   2–1 1–0
Silkeborg IF  
KF Skënderbeu Korçë   2–4 0–4
S.C. Farense   0–0
SV Mattersburg   1–1

2014 editionEdit

This was the fourth edition of, contested by 8 teams from 6 countries.[1][17][18] Television coverage was provided by Eurosport and Eurosport 2. The Danish team F.C. Copenhagen won the tournament, finishing the competition only with victories and without conceding a goal.[19][20] The Swedish team Örebro SK finished in second place, also with victories only, but with a lower goal-difference than F.C. Copenhagen.

Participating teamsEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   F.C. Copenhagen 3 3 0 0 11 0 +11 9
2   Örebro SK 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9
3   FC Spartak Moscow 3 2 0 1 5 7 -2 6
4   Breiðablik UBK 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 5
5   SV Mattersburg 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
6   FC Slovan Liberec 3 1 0 2 2 7 -5 3
7   FC Midtjylland 3 0 0 3 3 6 -3 0
8   FH Hafnarfjarðar 3 0 0 3 4 11 -7 0

MatchesEdit








2015 editionEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   FC Dynamo Moscow 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6
2   IFK Göteborg 2 1 0 1 3 3 +0 3
3   Baumit Jablonec 2 1 0 1 3 3 +0 3
4   Copenhagen 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W W– D L+ L GF GA GD Pts
1   Örebro SK 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 +1 5
2   Brøndby IF 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 +1 3
3   Mladá Boleslav 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 –1 3
4   FC Midtjylland 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 –1 1

FinalsEdit

Tournament FinalEdit

2016 editionEdit

The 2016 edition was disputed in the same format of 2015 Atlantic Cup.[21] The winner of Group A (FK Jablonec) didn't contest the final due to the schedule of its flight back home. They were replaced in the final by Group A runner-up, Örebro SK.[22]FC Zenit Saint Petersburg won the competition after penalty-shootout.[23]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W W– L+ L GF GA GD Pts
1   Jablonec 2 2 0 0 0 4 1 +3 6
2   Örebro SK 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 +0 3
3   AGF Aarhus 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 3
4   Kalmar FF 2 0 0 0 2 1 3 -2 0
  JAB ORE AAR KAL
Jablonec 2–1
Örebro 0–1
AGF Aarhus 0–2
Kalmar 0–1

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W W– L+ L GF GA GD Pts
1   Zenit Saint Petersburg 2 2 0 0 0 5 2 +3 6
2   Lokomotiv Moscow 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 +0 3
3   IFK Norrköping 2 0 1 0 1 3 4 -1 2
4   Brøndby IF 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 -2 1
  ZEN LOK NOR BRO
Zenit Saint Petersburg 2–0
Lokomotiv Moscow 1–1 (4–6 p)
Norrköping 2–3
Brøndby 0–0 (2–3 p)

FinalsEdit

7th
Kalmar  
1–2
  Brøndby
5th
Jablonec  
3–2
  Norrköping
3rd
AGF Aarhus  
2–1
  Lokomotiv Moscow
1st
Örebro  
1–1 (4–5 p)
  Zenit Saint Petersburg

2017 editionEdit

The 2017 edition was disputed in the same format as 2016 Atlantic Cup was.[24]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W W– L+ L GF GA GD Pts
1   Jablonec 2 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 5
2   Shakhtar Donetsk 2 1 0 1 0 5 2 +3 4
3   Örebro 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 –1 3
4   AaB 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 –4 0
  JAB SHA ÖRE AAB
Jablonec 2–0
Shakhtar Donetsk 2–2 (4–5 p)
Örebro 1–0
AaB 0–3

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W W– L+ L GF GA GD Pts
1   Rijeka 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 +4 6
2   Debrecen 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 +1 3
3   Djurgårdens IF 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
4   AGF 2 0 0 0 2 0 5 –5 0
  RIJ DEB DJU AGF
Rijeka 3–0
Debrecen 0–1
Djurgårdens IF 0–1
AGF 0–2

FinalsEdit

7th
AaB Aalborg  
0–0 (1–4 p)
  Djurgården
5th
AGF Aarhus  
1–1
  Örebro
3rd
Shakhtar  
2–1
  Debrecen
1st
Rijeka  
3–0
  Jablonec

2018 editionEdit

The 2018 edition was disputed in the same format as 2017 Atlantic Cup.[25]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W W– L+ L GF GA GD Pts
1   AGF 2 2 0 0 0 4 1 +3 6
2   Norrköping 2 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 3
3   Rijeka 2 0 1 0 1 2 3 -1 2
4   Beijing Sinobo Guoan 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 -2 1

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W W– L+ L GF GA GD Pts
1   Jablonec 2 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 5
2   Shamrock Rovers 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
3   Dalkurd 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
4   Hammarby 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1

FinalsEdit

Due to Rijeka's domestic schedule commitments, they have departed Portugal early and will be replaced by Stade Nyonnais, an invitational team. As per tournament rules and regulations, they will play in the 7th/8th place play-off match.[26]

2019 editionEdit

Nine teams from 7 countries participated in the 2019 edition.[27][28]

Pos Team Pld W W– L+ L GF GA GD Pts
1   Red Bull Salzburg 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 +3 6
2   Jablonec 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 5
3   Norrköping 2 1 0 1 0 5 2 +3 4
4   Slavia Prague 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 +1 3
5   AGF 2 1 0 0 1 3 3 +0 3
6   Farense 2 0 1 1 0 2 2 +0 3
7   Beijing Sinobo Guoan 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 -2 2
8   SV Mattersburg 2 0 0 1 1 2 5 -3 1
9   Rosenborg 2 0 0 0 2 2 5 -3 0


PerformanceEdit

By teamEdit

Team Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
  IF Elfsborg 1 2011
  FC Midtjylland 1 2012
  SK Rapid Wien 1 2013
  F.C. Copenhagen 1 2014
  FC Dynamo Moscow 1 2015
  FC Zenit Saint Petersburg 1 2016
  HNK Rijeka 1 2017
  AGF 1 2018
  Red Bull Salzburg 1 2019
  Örebro SK 3 2014, 2015, 2016
  FK Jablonec 3 2017, 2018, 2019
  Odense BK 1 2011
  GNK Dinamo Zagreb 1 2012
  Silkeborg IF 1 2013

By countryEdit

Country Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
  Denmark 3 2 2012, 2014, 2018 2011, 2013
  Russia 2 2015, 2016
  Austria 2 2013, 2019
  Sweden 1 3 2011 2014, 2015, 2016
  Croatia 1 1 2017 2012
  Czech Republic 3 2017, 2018, 2019

ReferencesEdit

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