Tie Cup

The Tie Cup Competition (also known as Copa de Competencia Chevallier Boutell) is a defunct international football tournament played between representatives of the Argentina and Uruguay Associations. It was one of the earliest international football tournaments played between members of different national football associations, played on an annual basis until 1919.[1]

Tie Cup Competition
Trofeo Copa Competencia Chevallier Boutell.png
The trophy awarded to champions
Organising bodyArgentina AFA
Uruguay AUF
Founded1900
Abolished1919; 102 years ago (1919)
RegionSouth America
Related competitionsCopa Competencia (Arg)
Copa Competencia (Uru)
Last championsArgentina Boca Juniors (1919)
Most successful club(s)Argentina Alumni
(6 titles)

HistoryEdit

The competition was inspired by English FA Cup,[2] with its trophy donated by Francis Hepburn Chevallier-Boutell, president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), in 1900.

Initially, the competition included a total of four teams, with two from AFA, one from AUF and one from Liga Rosarina. That format remained until 1907, when the cup was contested between one representative each from Argentina and Uruguay. The participants were determined via qualification cups (Argentine Copa de Competencia Jockey Club and Uruguayan Copa de Competencia).

The Tie Cup was played only by First Division teams until 1918 when the Argentine Association stated that clubs from División Intermedia (the second division by then) were added to the competition.[2]

List of championsEdit

FinalsEdit

The following list includes all the editions of the Tie Cup Competition:[3]

 
Francis Chevallier-Boutell, president of the Argentine Association, donated the trophy
Year Champion Runner-up Score Venue Playoff Playoff venue
1900   Belgrano AC   Rosario AC 2–0 Flores Old Ground
1901   Alumni   Rosario AC 2–1 (a.e.t.) Lomas AC
1902   Rosario AC   Alumni 1–1 (a.e.t.) Sociedad Sportiva 2–1 (a.e.t.) [note 1] Sociedad Sportiva
1903   Alumni   Rosario AC 3–2 (a.e.t.) Sociedad Sportiva
1904   Rosario AC   CURCC [note 2] 3–2 (a.e.t.) Flores Old Ground
1905   Rosario AC   CURCC 4–3 (a.e.t.) Sociedad Sportiva
1906   Alumni   Belgrano AC 10–1 Quilmes AC
1907   Alumni   CURCC 3–1 Ferro C. Oeste
1908   Alumni   Wanderers 4–0 Belgrano AC
1909   Alumni   CURCC 4–0 Gimnasia y Esgrima
1910
(No champion crowned) [note 3]
2–2
Gimnasia y Esgrima
(not played)
1911   Wanderers   San Isidro
2–0
Gimnasia y Esgrima
1912   San Isidro   Nacional
1–0
Racing Club
1913   Nacional   San Isidro
1–0
Racing Club
1914   River Plate   Bristol
1–0
Ferro C. Oeste
1915   Nacional   Porteño
2–0
Gimnasia y Esgrima
1916   Peñarol   Rosario Central
3–0
Racing Club
1917   Wanderers   Independiente
4–0
Racing Club
1918   Wanderers   Porteño
2–1
Gimnasia y Esgrima
1919   Boca Juniors   Nacional
2–0
Sportivo Barracas
Notes
  1. ^ This was the result of the second playoff so there was a first one that had also ended 1–1.
  2. ^ The football division separated from the club, changing to Club Atlético Peñarol in 1913. Peñarol has been recognized by FIFA as the continuity of CURCC.[4][5] Nevertheless, its main rival, Club Nacional de Football, alleged that CURCC and Peñarol were different clubs which coexisted until 1915, when CURCC was definitely dissolved.
  3. ^ Estudiantes (BA) and CURCC played the final that ended in a 2–2 tie. A second game should have to be played after that, but it never happened and the tournament was therefore abandoned without proclaiming a champion.

Titles by teamEdit

 
Rosario A.C., 1904 winner
 
Argentine club Alumni (posing with the cup among other trophies) is the most winning team with 6 titles
 
Montevideo Wanderers with the trophy in 1911
Team Titles Years won
  Alumni 6 1901, 1903, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909
  Rosario AC 3 1902, 1904, 1905
  Wanderers 3 1911, 1917, 1918
  Nacional 2 1913, 1915
  Belgrano AC 1 1900
  San Isidro 1 1912
  River Plate 1 1914
  Peñarol 1 1916
  Boca Juniors 1 1919

Titles by countryEdit

Country Titles Teams
  Argentina 13 Belgrano AC, Alumni, Rosario AC,
San Isidro, River Plate, Boca Juniors
  Uruguay 6 Wanderers, Nacional, Peñarol

TopscorersEdit

Source: [6]

Year Player Goals Club
1900 Spencer Leonard
3
Alumni
1901 Spencer Leonard
2
Alumni
Juan J. Moore Alumni
Julian Parr Rosario AC
Alberto Le Bas Rosario AC
1902 Jorge Brown
4
Alumni
Julian Parr Rosario AC
1903 Jorge Brown
5
Alumni
1904 Arthur Wells
4
Rosario AC
1904 M.O. Wells
4
Rosario AC
1906 Charles Whaley
13
Belgrano AC
1907 Eliseo Brown
10
Alumni
1908 Charles Whaley
5
Belgrano AC
1909 Maximiliano Susan
12
Estudiantes (BA)
1910 Manuel González
11
Newell's Old Boys
1911 Juan O. Gil
6
San Isidro
1912 Julio Fernández
5
San Isidro
1913 Alberto Marcovecchio
9
Racing
1914 Alberto Marcovecchio
5
Racing
1915 Martín Garat
5
Porteño
1916 Guillermo Dannaher
4
Columbian
1917 Domingo Brisotti
4
Banfield
Jorge Calandra Estudiantes (LP)
Pascual Garré Independiente
1918 Pascual Polimeni
5
Porteño
Humberto Libonatti Gimnasia y Esgrima (R)
1919 Alberto Marcovecchio
7
Racing
Ennis Hayes Rosario Central

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