Trofeo Costa del Sol
The Trofeo Costa del Sol (formerly "Trofeo Internacional Costa del Sol") is a football friendly competition, patrocined by the Spain Football Federation and held in the city of Málaga by both, CD Málaga and the Málaga Local Government.
The cup exhibited at the hall of thophies
of Sevilla FC in 2010
|Number of teams||4 (1961–83) |
The competition initially ran from 1961 to 1983, being then discontinued due to financial difficulties until 2004, when it was finally relaunched. Since CD Málaga no longer exist as such, Málaga CF now participate in their stead.
The competition was held between 1961 and 1984 with four clubs participating, the local team and three invited clubs, with the exception of 1981 and 1982 when it was interrupted due to La Rosaleda Stadium was being refurbished for the 1982 FIFA World Cup. Nevertheless, CD Málaga financial problems resulted in the competition being discontinued in 1983.
The Trofeo Costa del Sol was relaunched in 2004, having been held up to present days. Since the 2005 edition, only one team is invited to play local team.
Some of the most notable players that attended the Trofeo Costa del Sol were Pelé (1967), Eusébio (1966), Alfredo Di Stéfano (1963), Johan Cruyff (1977), playing for their respective clubs. National teams such as Argentina took part of the competition as well.
List of championsEdit
- Unofficial edition
- Played on 16 January 2008
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