Cup of the Alps


Coppa delle Alpi (translated as Cup of the Alps) was a friendly football tournament,[1] first organized by the Italian national league as it started in 1960 and then they were aided by the Swiss League from 1962, for the reason that the majority of the Alps are in Switzerland. This competition ran from 1960 until 1987.

Coppa delle Alpi
Founded1960
Abolished1987
RegionWestern Europe (Switzerland, Italy, France and Germany)
Number of teams16 (1960–1961)
8 (1962–1968)
12 (1968–1969)
8 (1970–1981)
10 (1982)
8 (1983–1987)
Last championsAJ Auxerre
(2nd title)
Most successful club(s)Servette FC
(4 titles)

In the 1960s and 1961 editions ranking was compiled by adding the points of the Italian and Swiss teams. The tournament was won by the Italian federation in both editions, and the teams that represented it was given a cup of reduced dimensions (A.S. Roma, Catania Calcio, Hellas Verona F.C., Catanzaro Calcio, Triestina, U.S. Città di Palermo, Napoli Calcio and Alessandria Calcio in the 1960 and S.S. Lazio, Fiorentina, A.C. Monza Brianza 1912, Pro Patria Calcio, A.C. Reggiana 1919, Parma F.C., Lecco Calcio and Brescia Calcio in the 1961).

Years


Genoa celebrates the triumph in the 1962 edition
  • 1960-61: competition between league selections and Italian and Swiss teams.
  • 1962-66: competition between Italian and Swiss teams.
  • 1967-68: competition between German, Italian and Swiss teams.
  • 1969-71: competition between Italian and Swiss teams.
  • 1972-87: competition between French and Swiss teams.

List of finals


YearChampionScoreRunner-upVenue
1960Italy Serie A Selection A.S. Roma, Catania Calcio, Hellas Verona F.C., Catanzaro Calcio, Triestina, U.S. Città di Palermo, Napoli Calcio, Alessandria Calcio Switzerland League Selection
1961Italy Serie A Selection S.S. Lazio, Fiorentina, A.C. Monza Brianza 1912, Pro Patria Calcio, A.C. Reggiana 1919, Parma F.C., Lecco Calcio Brescia Calcio Switzerland League Selection
1962Genoa C.F.C. 1–0 CF Grenoble 1892 Genoa
1963Juventus F.C. 3–2 Atalanta B.C. Genève
1964Genoa C.F.C. 2–0 Calcio Catania Bern
1965Tournament Not Held
1966SSC Napoli Juventus F.C.Played In Groups
1967Eintracht Frankfurt TSV 1860 MünchenPlayed In Groups
1968FC Schalke 04 3–1[2] FC Basel Basel
1969FC Basel 3–1[3] Bologna F.C. 1909 Basel
1970FC Basel 3–2[4] ACF Fiorentina Basel
1971SS Lazio 3–1[5] FC Basel Basel
1972Nîmes Olympique 7–2[6] FC Girondins de Bordeaux Nîmes
1973Servette FC 1–0 Lausanne Sports Genève
1974BSC Young Boys 2–1 FC Basel Basel
1975Servette FC 3–0 FC Basel Genève
1976Servette FC 2–1 Nîmes Olympique Genève
1977Stade Reims 3–1 SC Bastia Reims
1978Servette FC 4–0 Lausanne Sports Genève
1979AS Monaco 3–1 FC Metz Metz
1980FC Girondins de Bordeaux 3–0 Nîmes Olympique Bordeaux
1981FC Basel 2–2 FC Sochaux-Montbéliard Basel
1982FC Nantes Atlantique 1–0 Neuchâtel Xamax Neuchâtel
1983AS Monaco 2–1 AJ Auxerre Monaco
1984AS Monaco 2–0 Grasshopper Club Zürich Zürich
1985AJ Auxerre 1–0 AS Monaco Auxerre
1986Tournament Not Held
1987AJ Auxerre 3–1 Grasshopper Club Zürich Auxerre
Key
Match was won during extra time
Match was won on a penalty shoot-out after extra time

Performance


By club

Club Winners Runners-up Winning years Runner-up Years
Servette
4
-
1973, 1975, 1976, 1978
Basel
3
4
1969, 1970, 1981 1968, 1971, 1974, 1975
AS Monaco
3
1
1979, 1983, 1984 1985
Auxerre
2
1
1985, 1987 1983
Genoa
2
-
1962, 1964
Nîmes
1
2
1972 1976, 1980
Juventus
1
1
1963 1966
Bordeaux
1
1
1980 1972
Napoli
1
-
1966
Eintracht Frankfurt
1
-
1967
Schalke 04
1
-
1968
Lazio
1
-
1971
Young Boys
1
-
1974
Stade Reims
1
-
1977
Nantes
1
-
1982
Lausanne Sports
-
2
1973, 1978
Grasshoppers
-
2
1984, 1987
Grenoble
-
1
1962
Atalanta
-
1
1963
Catania
-
1
1964
1860 Munich
-
1
1967
Bologna
-
1
1969
Fiorentina
-
1
1970
Bastia
-
1
1977
Metz
-
1
1979
Sochaux
-
1
1981
Neuchâtel Xamax
-
1
1982

A victory as a member of the Italian selection: A.S. Roma, Catania Calcio, Hellas Verona F.C., Catanzaro Calcio, Triestina, U.S. Città di Palermo, Napoli Calcio, Alessandria Calcio, S.S. Lazio, Fiorentina, A.C. Monza Brianza 1912, Pro Patria Calcio, A.C. Reggiana 1919, Parma F.C., Lecco Calcio Brescia Calcio.


By nation

Nation Winners Runners-up
 France 9 9
  Switzerland 8 11
 Italy 7 5
 Germany 2 1


Cup of the Alps for amateurs


In 1998 the competition was restarted (using the same name) but with amateur teams from Italy, Switzerland, France (and Belgium in 2004 and 2005). Each year in Geneva there is an unofficial tournament with 8 teams each with 15 amateurs played for the first place.

Dates

  • 1998: competition restart with amateur clubs between Italian, French and Swiss teams.
  • 2004-05: a team from Belgium joined the competition.

Sources and References


  1. http://www.juventus.com/en/news/news/2018/champions-league-group-h-opponents-stats-and-facts.php
  2. FC Schalke 04 (2004). "02.07.2004: Vor 36 Jahren gewann Schalke den Alpenpokal". FC Schalke 04. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  3. Bologna FC 1909 (1969). "Stagione: 1968-69". bolognafc.it. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  4. AC Fiorentina (1970). "Coppa delle Alpi, annata 1969/1970". fiorentinaweb.com. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  5. LazioWiki (1971). "Venerdì 25 giugno 1971 - Basilea, stadio Saint Jacob - Basilea-Lazio 1-3". laziowiki.org. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  6. Veronese, Andrea (1972). "Cup of the Alps 1972". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 16 November 2019.