Sealand Cup XII

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Sealand Cup XII
Tournament details
Season(s) 27 (18th Sealand)
Teams 9
Final positions
Champions Netherlands AFC Hellas 192
(1st title)
Runner-up Netherlands FC Nog Knuddiger
Third place Netherlands Utrechtseboys 
Fourth place Netherlands Kings Squad
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15 
Goals scored 106 (7.07 per match)
Top scorer Olav Mikkelsen
(7 goals)
XI XIII

Sealand Cup XII was the twelfth edition of the Sealand Cup, the friendly competition of the Sealand federation and was held in (Dutch) season 27 (returning after being not played during season 25 and 26). The final was held at Kings Castle on 29 April 2009, where AFC Hellas 192 defeated FC Nog Knuddiger 11–0, the largest winning margin in a final to date. Defending champions The Jazz Messengers did not compete in the tournament.

Participating teams

10 teams intended to participate in the Sealand Cup XII. In the end, de Poi de Poi could not play any match, because they entered another friendly competition. Five teams made their début.

Team Manager Participation Best Result
Netherlands AFC Hellas 192 Quickdutch 4th Group Stage (III, VIII, X)
Netherlands de Poi de Poi Quoque-Fruit2day N/A N/A
Netherlands FC Kiek op het Veld Themasterofcm 1st Début
Netherlands FC Nog Knuddiger AtteZaap 1st Début
Netherlands FC Sammie de Cavia Sammiedecavia 5th Quarterfinals (IV)
Netherlands Kings Squad Marrc 6th Champion (VII, VIII)
Netherlands Kluytmans Interieurs/Mazars Frenkieboy 1st Début
Netherlands SC RedHead Steeps 1st Début
Netherlands Sutem Sungam (Note) Suzanna 1st Début
Netherlands Utrechtseboys Whielckert 3rd Runner-Up (X)

Note: Sutem Sungam participated for the first time, but manager Suzanna had participated three times in the past with Magnus Metus (their best result was the quarterfinals during the second edition).

Round and Draw Dates

Phase Round Draw date Match dates
Group Stage Matchday 1 23 March 2009 1 April 2009 (Week 10)
Matchday 2 8 April 2009 (Week 11)
Matchday 3 15 April 2009 (Week 12)
Knockout Stage Semi-Finals None 22 April 2009 (Week 13)
Finals 29 April 2009 (Week 14)

The teams were drawn at random into three groups. As the number of participating teams (ten) was not divisible by four, two groups were composed of only three teams.

Group Stage

The Group Stage of the twelfth Sealand Cup ran from 1 to 15 April 2009.

Format

The four teams in Group A played each other in a single round-robin format, playing the other teams in the group once (at home or away). Group B and C had three teams each that played each other in a single round-robin format. The two remaining teams played each other. Each team earned 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss. The winners of each group and the best runner-up advanced to the semi-finals. Teams that did not challenge their opponent or accept their opponent's challenge were penalized with an automatic 5–0 defeat.

Group A

Team MP W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
AFC Hellas 192 3 2 0 1 17 4 + 13 6
FC Nog Knuddiger 3 2 0 1 9 6 + 3 6
K.I./Mazars 3 2 0 1 10 11 – 1 6
de Poi de Poi
  • de Poi de Poi withdrew from the tournament because they were active in another friendly competition. Their scheduled opponents have been awarded 5-0 victories.



Kluytmans Interieurs/Mazars 5 - 0
Awarded
FC Nog Knuddiger
(N/A)
8 April 2009 (17:10)
AFC Hellas 192 11 - 0 Kluytmans Interieurs/Mazars Pyjama Road
(220809249)
15 April 2009 (17:10)
AFC Hellas 192 1 - 4 FC Nog Knuddiger Pyjama Road
(221069167)

Group B

Team MP W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
Utrechtseboys 3 3 0 0 23 3 + 20 9
FC Sammie de Cavia 3 1 0 2 10 10 ± 0 3
Sutem Sungam 3 0 0 3 4 20 – 16 0
1 April 2009 (17:05)
Sutem Sungam 1 - 10 Utrechtseboys Tuwi Gorter Stadion
(220532512)
8 April 2009 (17:05)
FC Sammie de Cavia 6 - 0 Sutem Sungam de Tudorel Udreskoe Arena
(220906611)
15 April 2009 (17:05)
Utrechtseboys 6 - 2 FC Sammie de Cavia De Boterkuip
(221048024)

Group C

Team MP W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
Kings Squad 3 2 0 1 8 8 ± 0 6
FC Kiek op het Veld 3 1 1 1 7 7 ± 0 4
SC RedHead 3 1 1 1 8 12 – 4 4
1 April 2009 (17:05)
Kings Squad 2 - 5 SC RedHead Kings Castle
(220520344)
8 April 2009 (17:05)
FC Kiek op het Veld 0 - 2 Kings Squad Blauw
(220839118)
15 April 2009 (17:05)
SC RedHead 3 - 3 FC Kiek op het Veld RedHeaded Mania Dome
(221093658)

Inter-Group Matches

1 April 2009 (17:05)
FC Sammie de Cavia 2 - 4 FC Kiek op het Veld de Tudorel Udreskoe Arena
(220522212)
8 April 2009 (17:05)
SC RedHead 0 - 7 Utrechtseboys RedHeaded Mania Dome
(220789785)
15 April 2009 (17:10)
Sutem Sungam 3 - 4 Kings Squad Tuwi Gorter Stadion
(221111598)

Ranking of second-placed teams

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
FC Nog Knuddiger (A) 3 2 0 1 9 6 + 3 6
FC Kiek op het Veld (C) 3 1 1 1 7 7 ± 0 4
FC Sammie de Cavia (B) 3 1 0 2 10 10 ± 0 3

Note: the withdrawal of de Poi de Poi was advantageous to the other Group A teams for the sake of qualifying, as they were de facto reduced to a three-team group and received three points which the Group B and Group C teams still had to play. Furthermore, the inter-group matches led to the unusual situation that the teams in that group did not have an equal strength of schedule. For statistical purposes only, the following teams would have qualified if only the intra-group matches were taken into account:

  • Group A: AFC Hellas 192 (3 points, 12–4) would still have been group winner, with FC Nog Knuddiger (3 points, 4–6) second and Kluytmans Interieurs/Mazars (3 points, 5–11) third, but FC Nog Knuddiger would not have qualified as best runner-up.
  • Group B: Utrechtseboys (6 points, 16–3) would still have been group winner, with FC Sammie de Cavia (3 points, 8–6) second and Sutem Sungam (0 points, 1–16) third, but FC Sammie de Cavia would have qualified as best runner-up.
  • Group C: SC RedHead (4 points, 8–5) would have been group winner instead of Kings Squad (3 points, 4–5) and FC Kiek op het Veld (1 point, 3–5) would have been ranked third.

Knockout Stage

The next stage of the tournament was the Knockout Stage. Four teams qualified for this stage (the group winners, accompanied by the best runner-up). The winners of Group A and C would face each other in the semi-finals, with the winner of Group B facing the best runner-up. If the best runner-up was from Group B, the winners of Group B and C would have switched pairings. All knockout matches were played at a neutral venue. Kings Castle, the home stadium of Kings Squad, was for the second time selected as host for the final.

Matchups in the Semi-Finals

Runner-up qualified A1 vs. B1 vs. C1 vs.
A C1 A2 A1
B B1 A1 B2
C C1 C2 A1

Bracket

  Semi-Finals Final
                 
 
B1  Utrechtseboys 2  
A2  FC Nog Knuddiger 6  
 
 
 
    A2  FC Nog Knuddiger 0
  A1  AFC Hellas 192 11
 
Small Final
   
A1  AFC Hellas 192 8 C1  Kings Squad 1
C1  Kings Squad 0   B1  Utrechtseboys 2

Semi-Finals

22 April 2009 (17:10)
Utrechtseboys 2 - 6 FC Nog Knuddiger Kings Castle (Kings Squad)
(221403818)
22 April 2009 (17:10)
AFC Hellas 192 8 - 0 Kings Squad de Leye (Kluytmans Interieurs/Mazars)
(221286886)

Small Final

29 April 2009 (17:10)
Kings Squad 1 - 2 Utrechtseboys de Bazzies Arena (de Bazzies)
(221552435)

Final

29 April 2009 (17:10)
FC Nog Knuddiger 0 - 11 AFC Hellas 192 Kings Castle (Kings Squad)
(221623468)
Sealand Cup XII Champion
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AFC Hellas 192
First title

Top Goalscorers

Olav Mikkelsen (Utrechtseboys) became top scorer of the tournament with seven goals. In total, 103 goals were scored by 55 different players.

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Olav Mikkelsen Utrechtseboys 7
2 Oscar Palomegue AFC Hellas 192 6
3 Corné den Heijer Netherlands Kings Squad 5
Yuli Milushev Utrechtseboys
Sybe Morel AFC Hellas 192
6 Martin Landsoght AFC Hellas 192 4
Sérgio Quaresma Portugal Utrechtseboys
Cesare Ursino FC Kiek op het Veld

Eight hat-tricks were scored during the tournament:

Player (goals) Team Goals scored Result Opponent Round
Cesare Ursino (4) FC Kiek op het Veld 1–1, 1–2, 1–3, 2–4 2–4 FC Sammie de Cavia Group Stage (Inter)
Titus van der Ark Utrechtseboys 1–4, 1–8, 1–9 1–10 Sutem Sungam Group Stage (B)
Sybe Morel (4) AFC Hellas 192 2–0, 3–0, 4–0, 5–0 11–0 Kluytmans Interieurs/Mazars Group Stage (A)
Olav Mikkelsen (4) Utrechtseboys 0–2, 0–4, 0–5, 0–6 0–7 SC RedHead Group Stage (Inter)
Corné den Heijer (4) Kings Squad 0–1, 0–2, 0–3, 3–4 3–4 Sutem Sungam Group Stage (Inter)
Yuli Milushev Utrechtseboys 2–2, 3–2, 6–2 6–2 FC Sammie de Cavia Group Stage (B)
Oscar Palomegue (4) AFC Hellas 192 0–3, 0–7, 0–8, 0–9 0–11 FC Nog Knuddiger Final
Martin Landsoght AFC Hellas 192 0–2, 0–5, 0–11 0–11 FC Nog Knuddiger Final

Disciplinary

Card Number
Red card (direct) 1
Red card (second yellow) 3
Yellow card 25

No official fair play-award was given. FC Nog Knuddiger had the best disciplinary record (no cards in three matches). Utrechtseboys (three yellow cards in five matches) had the best disciplinary record among teams that did not forfeit any match.

Trivia

  • The total attendance was 21,791 - an average of 1,453 per match.
  • The match with the highest attendance was the small final between Kings Squad and Utrechtseboys (2,285).
  • The match with the lowest attendance was the Group C match between Sutem Sungam and Utrechtseboys (635).
  • Daim Yüce (AFC Hellas 192) scored the 1600th Sealand Cup goal in the semi-finals against Kings Squad.
  • The highest ratings were achieved by Utrechtseboys (265 Hatstats) in their inter-group match against SC RedHead.
  • The highest-rated match was an inter-group match (403 Hatstats) between Utrechtseboys (265) and SC RedHead (138).