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.

Trofeo Costa del Sol
Trofeo Costa del Sol 1964.jpg
The cup exhibited at the hall of thophies
of Sevilla FC in 2010
Organising bodyRFEF
Founded1961; 59 years ago (1961)
RegionMálaga, Spain
Number of teams4 (1961–83)
2 (2005–)

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.

HistoryEdit

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.[1]

List of championsEdit

 
Racing Club players holding the title won in 1968
Year Champion Score Runner-up
1961   Athletic Bilbao 4–0   Sevilla
1962   Roma 3–0   CD Málaga
1963   CD Málaga 3–1   Real Madrid
1964   Sevilla 2–2   CD Málaga
1965   Tottenham Hotspur 2–1   Standard Liège
1966   Tottenham Hotspur 1–0   Benfica
1967   Espanyol 2–1   Argentina
1968   Racing Club 2–0   Anderlecht
1969   Corinthians 2–1   Barcelona
1970   Vasas 2–1   CD Málaga
1971   CD Málaga 2–1   Red Star
1972   Nacional 1–0   CD Málaga
1973   Red Star 2–1   CD Málaga
1974   CD Málaga 1–1   Derby County
1975   Peñarol 3–2   CD Málaga
1976   Real Madrid 3–0   CD Málaga
1977   Barcelona 3–0   CD Málaga
1978   Athletic Bilbao 2–1   Huracán
1979   Ferencváros 2–1   Sevilla
1980   Atlético Mineiro 1–0   CD Málaga
1981–1982
(No tournament held)
1983   Internacional 2–0   América
1984–2002
(No tournament held)
2003 [note 1]   Brescia 0–0   Málaga
2004   Sevilla 1–1   Málaga
2005   Málaga 2–0   Newcastle United
2006   Nacional 1–0   Málaga
2007 [note 2]   Borussia Dortmund 1–0   Málaga
2008   Málaga 2–1   Real Betis
2009
(No tournament held)
2010   Málaga 2–1   Parma
2011   Málaga 4–0   Peñarol
2012   Málaga 1–0   Everton
2013
(No tournament held)
2014   Fiorentina 2–0   Málaga
2015   Málaga 2–0   Lekhwiya
2016   Málaga 0–0 (4–2 p)   Sampdoria
2017   Lazio 1–0   Málaga
2018
(No tournament held)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Unofficial edition
  2. ^ Played on 16 January 2008

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Trofeo Costa del Sol on RSSSF.com