FIFA.com Club Federation Cup
|FIFA.com Club Federation Cup|
|Founded in:||Season 40|
|Current champions:||Salem Meadows|
|Most successful club:|| Partizan BL
(1 title and 1 runner-up)
|Television broadcaster:||AKV Sports|
The FIFA.com Club Federation Cup is a seasonal hattrick football tournament run by the FIFA.com Club Federation since the Season 40. The current title holders are Bayern George after winning the last edition of the Cup.
The tournament has been won by teams from 5 different countries: Romania (1), USA (2), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Wales (1) and Nicaragua (1). Despite having teams from 15 or more countries each season. The best represented country in the history of the cup is USA, with 2 titles and 3 runner-ups.
The competition is open to any FIFA.com Club Federation member, any FIFA Friend (Teams without Supporter who are registered in FIFA.com) or invited teams.
The tournament is characterized by the strong commitment of the teams participating.
Everything started with an idea by AKV-SoccerFan (Now AlejandroFC) of creating a cup for the federation. The idea was supported by everyone in the federation at that time, and so, the FIFA.com Club Federation Cup was born.
The first edition of the Cup consisted of 12 teams, divided in two groups of six teams; where the best 4 teams of each group advanced to next stage. The first match ever in the history of the Cup was played on October 14th, 2009. Where Os astutos faced Real George (Now Bayern George) in Luz Arena, in a match where the Nicaraguans won 0-1 with a goal by Muammer Kuloğlu. The winner of the Cup were bijoucatel (Now Bijoucatel Jimbolia) defeated 3-0 to Plymouth Punishers, at the Mokhtar Abdellatif arena.
The second edition of the Cup consisted of 20 teams, increasing his number of participants from 12 to 20. The first stage consisted of the 20 teams divided in 5 groups of four, advancing to the next stage the winners and runner-ups of each group together the best 3 third-placed teams. The winners were Scurge, after defeating 6-1 to CR dynamo in the SemiFinals and defeating 2-3 to Wolverton Imperials at The Marsh.
The third edition was characterized because of the big fail by the organizer, after he had Internet problems and cannot log in for a long time, after 2 matchdays. Even if the Cup were so bad organized, the cup were not abandoned. Sachem rescued the cup and organized it. The Cup had 32 teams registered, the largest in the history of the competition. The winners were Partizan BL, which defeated LETSSOK-2009 in extra time by a score of 1-2. The final match was played in Norway, exactly at The Police Stadion.
The fourth edition saw a new user organizing it: Somber-Goat. After AlejandroFC decided to not organise it to avoid any problem. It also had 32 teams participating, drawing the largest in the history of the Cup. The winners were DavisFC, only in their first participation ever. They defeated 0-8 to FC Sherry in the final, played at AKV Stadium. the largest score balance and highest number of goals scored in a Final match in the history of the Cup.
The fifth edition saw the return of the Organizer of Cup: AlejandroFC. This was the greatest edition ever. The tournament consisted of 28 teams divided in 7 groups of four, advancing to the next stage the best 2 placed teams of each group with the 2 best third-placed teams. The winners were Salem Meadows, after defeating Partizan BL in penalties, which participated in their second final, winning their first one. In front of 3,810 fans, Salem Meadows were the second USAmerican team ever to win the Cup.
List of Champions
1 As bijoucatel.