Sealand Cup IX

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Sealand Cup IX
Tournament details
Season(s) 21 (12th Sealand)
Teams 12
Final positions
Champions Netherlands EFC Gelderland
(1st title)
Runner-up Netherlands HetBeste
Semi-finalists Netherlands Sturky
Netherlands Team GeenStijl 
Tournament statistics
Matches played 24 
Goals scored 113 (4.71 per match)
Top scorer Maciej Solecki
(7 goals)
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Sealand Cup IX was the ninth edition of the Sealand Cup, the friendly competition of the Sealand federation and was held in (Dutch) season 21. The final was held at De Radstake on 27 June 2007, where EFC Gelderland defeated HetBeste 1–0. Defending champions Kings Squad were eliminated in the group stage.

Participating teams

12 teams participated in Sealand Cup IX, including only one of the previous champions; title holder Kings Squad. I.P. United made their début. Sturky became the first team to participate in seven Sealand Cups, only missing the second and sixth edition.

Team Manager Participation Best Result
Netherlands Atletico Chocomel R0wan 2nd Fourth Place (VII)
Netherlands EFC Gelderland Gelderheld 4th Runner-Up (III)
Netherlands FC Sammie de Cavia Sammiedecavia 4th Quarterfinals (IV)
Netherlands HetBeste Lightsun 5th Semi-Finals (VI)
Netherlands I.P. United RLHT-Im3 1st Début
Netherlands JBU Winterswijk Buul_ 5th Quarterfinals (VI)
Netherlands Kings Squad -Marrc- 4th Champion (VII, VIII)
Netherlands Mesopotamian Sportsquad Babylon (Note) Voorzitter 4th Group Stage (V, VII, VIII)
Netherlands Nat'Korima Koron Malarkan 2nd Quarterfinals (VI)
Netherlands Sturky Sturky 7th Runner-Up (VIII)
Netherlands SV Spakenburg Jan-jf 2nd Semi-Finals (VIII)
Netherlands Team GeenStijl BakkerM 6th Quarterfinals (VIII)

Note: Mesopotamian Sportsquad Babylon participated for the first time under that name. Their previous three appeareances were as De Houtense Boys.

Round and Draw Dates

Phase Round Draw date Match dates
Group Stage Matchday 1 16 May 2007 23 May 2007 (Week 9)
Matchday 2 30 May 2007 (Week 10)
Matchday 3 6 June 2007 (Week 11)
Knockout Stage Quarter-Finals 13 June 2007 (Week 12)
Semi-Finals 13 June 2007 20 June 2007 (Week 13)
Final 27 June 2007 (Week 14)

The teams were drawn at random into three groups, with each team playing one or two home matches.

Group Stage

The Group Stage of the ninth Sealand Cup ran from 23 May to 6 June 2007.

Format

The teams in each group played each other in a single round-robin format, playing the other teams in the group once (at home or away). Each team earned 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss. The top-two teams of each group and the two best third-placed teams advanced to the quarterfinals. Teams that did not challenge their opponent or accept their opponent's challenge were penalized with an automatic defeat.

Group A

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
EFC Gelderland 3 2 1 0 14 4 + 10 7
Sturky 3 2 1 0 8 3 + 5 7
Nat'Korima Koron 3 1 0 2 4 8 – 4 3
FC Sammie de Cavia 3 0 0 3 2 13 – 11 0
23 May 2007 (17:10)
Nat'Korima Koron 1 - 2 Sturky Eska Alye'Tula
(126063824)
23 May 2007 (17:10)
FC Sammie de Cavia 1 - 7 EFC Gelderland de Tudorel Udreskoe Arena
(126069134)


30 May 2007 (17:10)
EFC Gelderland 6 - 2 Nat'Korima Koron De Trots
(126534348)
30 May 2007 (17:10)
Sturky 5 - 1 FC Sammie de Cavia Sturky Arena
(126305057)


6 June 2007 (17:10)
Sturky 1 - 1 EFC Gelderland Sturky Arena
(126674350)
6 June 2007 (17:10)
FC Sammie de Cavia 0 - 1 Nat'Korima Koron de Tudorel Udreskoe Arena
(126611065)

Group B

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Atletico Chocomel 3 3 0 0 22 0 + 22 9
SV Spakenburg 3 1 0 2 7 9 – 2 3
Kings Squad 3 1 0 2 4 12 – 8 3
JBU Winterswijk 3 1 0 2 4 16 – 12 3
23 May 2007 (17:05)
Kings Squad 0 - 7 Atletico Chocomel Kings Castle
(126028058)
23 May 2007 (17:10)
JBU Winterswijk 4 - 2 SV Spakenburg La Hoja del Billar
(126096618)


30 May 2007 (17:05)
SV Spakenburg 5 - 0 Kings Squad De Westmaat
(126308642)
30 May 2007 (17:05)
Atletico Chocomel 10 - 0 JBU Winterswijk Nutricia
(126307227)


6 June 2007 (17:05)
Atletico Chocomel 5 - 0 SV Spakenburg Nutricia
(126637282)
6 June 2007 (17:05)
JBU Winterswijk 0 - 4 Kings Squad La Hoja del Billar
(126580930)

Group C

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Team GeenStijl 3 3 0 0 17 1 + 16 9
M.S. Babylon 3 2 0 1 1 9 – 8 6
HetBeste 3 1 0 2 4 4 ± 0 3
I.P. United 3 0 0 3 0 8 – 8 0
23 May 2007 (17:10)
Team GeenStijl 9 - 0 Mesopotamian Sportsquad Babylon GeenStijl Tempel
(126137466)
23 May 2007 (17:10)
I.P. United 0 - 3 HetBeste De Pijnenborg
(126078715)


30 May 2007 (17:05)
Mesopotamian Sportsquad Babylon 1 - 0 I.P. United Seventh Temple of Marduk
(126316169)
30 May 2007 (17:10)
HetBeste 1 - 4 Team GeenStijl La Via Nostra
(126505491)


6 June 2007 (17:10)
I.P. United 0 - 4 Team GeenStijl De Pijnenborg
(126711001)

Mesopotamian Sportsquad Babylon W - L
Awarded
HetBeste
(N/A)

Ranking of third-placed teams

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
HetBeste (C) 3 1 0 2 4 4 ± 0 3
Nat'Korima Koron (A) 3 1 0 2 4 8 – 4 3
Kings Squad (B) 3 1 0 2 4 12 – 8 3

Note: HetBeste lost their last group match by walk-over. No official score was awarded, but as they qualified for the knockout stage, it is acceptable to state that the de facto result of the match was at most a 7–0 loss.

Knockout Stage

The next stage of the tournament was the Knockout Stage. Eight teams qualified for this stage (the group winners and runners-up from all four groups, accompanied by the two best third-placed teams). In the quarterfinals, the winner of Group A would face the runner-up of Group C and the runners-up of Group A and Group B would face each other. The winners of Group B and C would face the best third-placed teams, with teams from the same group being kept apart. For the semi-finals, the draw was done at random. In the quarterfinals, the group winners and the runner-up of Group A had home advantage. The semi-finals and final were played at a neutral venue, with De Radstake, the home stadium of Achterhoek Admirals, being selected as host of the final.

Bracket

  Quarterfinals
Semi-Finals
Final
                           
 
  A1  EFC Gelderland 5  
  C2  Mesopotamian Sportsq. Babylon 0    
    A1  EFC Gelderland 6  
  C1  Team GeenStijl 0  
  C1  Team GeenStijl 7
  A3  Nat'Korima Koron 0    
    A1  EFC Gelderland 1
      C3  HetBeste 0
  B1  Atletico Chocomel 0
  C3  HetBeste 2    
    C3  HetBeste (p.s.o.) 14
  A2  Sturky 12  
  A2  Sturky 2
  B2  SV Spakenburg 1  

Quarterfinals

13 June 2007 (17:05)
EFC Gelderland 5 - 0 Mesopotamian Sportsquad Babylon De Trots
(127017256)
13 June 2007 (17:10)
Atletico Chocomel 0 - 2 HetBeste Nutricia
(126922289)
13 June 2007 (17:10)
Team GeenStijl 7 - 0 Nat'Korima Koron GeenStijl Tempel
(126982285)
13 June 2007 (17:10)
Sturky 2 - 1 SV Spakenburg Sturky Arena
(126880423)

Semi-Finals

20 June 2007 (17:10)
EFC Gelderland 6 - 0 Team GeenStijl Savoie libre (Savoie U-20)
(127189177)
20 June 2007 (17:10)
HetBeste 1 - 1 a.e.t. Sturky Thuru Temple (FC Thuru)
(127123924)
  Penalties  
4 – 2

Final

27 June 2007 (17:10)
EFC Gelderland 1 - 0 HetBeste De Radstake (Achterhoek Admirals)
(127432250)
Sealand Cup IX Champion
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EFC Gelderland
First title

Top Goalscorers

Maciej Solecki (Team GeenStijl) became top scorer of the tournament with seven goals. In total, 113 goals were scored by 61 different players.

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Maciej Solecki Poland Team GeenStijl 7
2 Ed van 't Schip Atletico Chocomel 6
Anton Vandenthoren Belgium Team GeenStijl
4 Filip Hemmelder Atletico Chocomel 5
Juan van der Veer EFC Gelderland
6 Alexandru Faur EFC Gelderland 4
Carlo Luongo EFC Gelderland

Seven hat-tricks were scored during the tournament:

Player (goals) Team Goals scored Result Opponent Round
Maciej Solecki (5) Team GeenStijl 2–0, 5–0, 6–0, 8–0, 9–0 9–0 Mesopotamian Sportsquad Babylon Group Stage (C)
Filip Hemmelder Atletico Chocomel 2–0, 4–0, 5–0 10–0 JBU Winterswijk Group Stage (B)
Ed van 't Schip (4) Atletico Chocomel 3–0, 7–0, 8–0, 9–0 10–0 JBU Winterswijk Group Stage (B)
Janne Valo Atletico Chocomel 2–0, 3–0, 5–0 5–0 SV Spakenburg Group Stage (B)
Juan van der Veer EFC Gelderland 2–0, 3–0, 5–0 5–0 Mesopotamian Sportsquad Babylon Quarterfinals
Anton Vandenthoren Team GeenStijl 1–0, 4–0, 6–0 7–0 Nat'Korima Koron Quarterfinals
Carlo Luongo EFC Gelderland 1–0, 2–0, 4–0 6–0 Team GeenStijl Semi-Finals

Disciplinary

Card Number
Red card (direct) 1
Red card (second yellow) 2
Yellow card 28

No official fair play-award was given. Sturky (no cards in five matches) had the best disciplinary record.

Trivia

  • The total attendance was 45,802 - an average of 1,908 per match.
  • The match with the highest attendance was the final between EFC Gelderland and HetBeste (3,425).
  • The match with the lowest attendance was the quarterfinal match between EFC Gelderland and Mesopotamian Sportsquad Babylon (1,048).
  • The overall Sealand Cup attendance surpassed 400,000 visitors (during the semi-finals).
  • Rindert van de Hoek (Kings Squad) scored the 1200th Sealand Cup goal in the Group B match against JBU Winterswijk.
  • Anne van Westering (Sturky) became the first player to score in five different Sealand Cups
  • The highest ratings were achieved by HetBeste (255 Hatstats) in their quarterfinal against Atletico Chocomel.
  • The highest-rated match was the final (433 Hatstats) between EFC Gelderland (231) and HetBeste (202).