World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Romanian Cup

 

Romanian Cup

Cupa României
File:Cupa Romaniei.png
Founded 1933
Region Romania
Number of teams 188 (2012-13)
Current champions Petrolul Ploiești (3rd cup)
Most successful club(s) Steaua Bucureşti (21 cups)
Television broadcasters PRO TV
Sport.ro
Digi Sport
Website Official website
2013–14 Season

The Cupa României (English: Romanian Cup) is a football competition which was held annually since 1933-34, except during the World War II. It is the country's main cup competition, and it is open to all clubs affiliated with FRF (Romanian Football Federation) and the county football associations regardless of the league they belong to. Currently, the winner of the competition is granted a place in the play-off round of the Europa League. The cup is sponsored by the Timişoreana beer brand, hence the name Cupa României Timişoreana.

Most finals have been held at the Stadionul Naţional (formerly known as "23 August"), and occasionally at other stadiums in Bucharest. During the construction of the new Stadionul Naţional, the final was staged each year in a different major city of the country. In 2007, the final was held in Timişoara at the Dan Păltinişanu stadium, this being the second occasion when the last game was played outside Bucharest (the first occurrence taking place in 1989, when Braşov hosted the event). Then, the next three finals were staged in Piatra Neamţ, Târgu Jiu, Iași and again in Braşov.

The competition has been dominated by Bucharest-based teams, the most successful performers being Steaua Bucureşti with twenty-one trophies, followed by Rapid Bucureşti and Dinamo Bucureşti with thirteen each.

Sponsorship

On 22 July 2005, FRF and Samsung Electronics signed a one-year sponsorship deal. The name of the competition was changed to Cupa României Samsung.[1]

On 9 October 2006, FRF and Ursus Breweries (part of the SABMiller group) signed a sponsorship agreement for the next three seasons. Ursus Breweries changed the name of the competition to Cupa României Timişoreana, after the Timişoreana beer brand.[2][3]

Competition format

The competition often suffered minor changes in format over the last seasons. The following format came in use in the 09-10 season. The main differences between the current system and the last one are the dates at which rounds take place, and the two-legged format of the semifinals.[4]

County phase

The competition at this phase is organized by the county football associations. 42 teams (one from each county) will advance to the next phase.

National phase


The competition at this phase is organized by the Romanian Football Federation. For the first five phases, teams are paired using geographical criteria in order to avoid long travel distances. The teams from a lower division or with a lower ranking in the last league season host the games.

  • First round - 140 teams (42 teams qualified from the county phase and 98 Liga III teams)
  • Second round - 80 teams (70 winners from the first round and the remaining 10 Liga III teams)
  • Third round - 40 teams (winners from the second round)
  • Fourth round - 56 teams (20 winners from the third round and all 36 Liga II teams)
  • Fifth round - 28 teams (winners from the fourth round)
  • Round of 32 - (14 winners from the fifth round and all 18 Liga I teams)
Starting with this round a seeding system is used for the draw, as follows:
    • Pot A: Teams 1 - 6 from last seasons Liga I final table (6 teams)
    • Pot B: The remaining Liga I teams (12 teams)
    • Pot C: Teams from the lower divisions (14 teams)
Teams from Pot A will be paired with teams from pot C, then the 8 remaining pot C teams will be paired with pot B teams, with the lower league clubs hosting the games. The 4 remaining pot B teams will play each other, with the host club determined by means of a draw.
  • Round of 16 (winners from the Round of 32)
  • Quarterfinals
  • Semifinals
  • Final

Every year, based on the national and international football calendar, FRF's executive committee may choose a two-leg or one-leg system for the Round of 16, quarterfinals and semifinals.[5] Games at these stages are, when played using a one-leg system, hosted by a neutral venue. The final is held at a pre-established venue, normally in Bucharest.

List of champions

Performance by club

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
Steaua Bucureşti
21
7
1948–49, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1961–62, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1975–76, 1978–79, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1991–92, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 2010–11
Dinamo Bucureşti
13
8
1958–59, 1963–64, 1967–68, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1989–90, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2011–12
Rapid Bucureşti
13
6
1934–35, 1936–37, 1937–38, 1938–39, 1939–40, 1940–41, 1941–42, 1971–72, 1974–75, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2005–06, 2006–07
Universitatea Craiova
6
5
1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1990–91, 1992–93
Petrolul Ploieşti
3
1
1962–63, 1994–95, 2012–13
CFR Cluj
3
1
2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10
Politehnica Timişoara
2
6
1957–58, 1979–80
Ripensia Timişoara
2
2
1933–34, 1935–36
UTA Arad
2
2
1947–48, 1953
Arieşul Turda
1
0
1960–61
CFR Turnu Severin
1
0
1942–43
Chimia Râmnicu Vâlcea
1
0
1972–73
Gloria Bistriţa
1
1
1993–94
Jiul Petroşani
1
1
1973–74
Metalul Reşiţa
1
0
1954
Progresul Bucureşti
1
4
1959-60
Progresul Oradea
1
1
1956
FC Universitatea Cluj
1
3
1964-65

Performance by cities

The following table sorts cities by the number of Cups won by local teams. Bucharest, hosting the three most decorated sides in the competition and having staged the majority of the Cup finals, is easily the most prolific city.

City Cups Winning Clubs
Bucureşti
48
Steaua (21), Rapid (13), Dinamo (13), Progresul (1)
Craiova
6
Universitatea (6)
Timişoara
4
Politehnica (2), Ripensia (2)
Cluj-Napoca
4
CFR (3), Universitatea (1)
Ploieşti
3
Petrolul (3)
Arad
2
UTA (2)
Bistriţa
1
Gloria (1)
Drobeta-Turnu Severin
1
CFR (1)
Oradea
1
CAO (1)
Petroşani
1
Jiul (1)
Râmnicu Vâlcea
1
Chimia (1)
Reşiţa
1
CSM (1)
Turda
1
Arieşul (1)

Records

Top Five Goalscorers[6]
Player Period Club Goals
1 Romania Ionel Dănciulescu Electroputere Craiova, Dinamo Bucureşti, Steaua Bucureşti 41
2 Romania Florea Voinea Steaua Bucureşti, Prahova Ploieşti 40
3 Romania Gyula Barátky Rapid Bucureşti, Crişana Oradea 37
4 Romania Ion Alecsandrescu Steaua Bucureşti, CA Câmpulung Moldovenesc 34
5 Romania Ştefan Dobay Ripensia Timişoara 33

References

External links

  • Official site
  • The Romanian Cup on the FRF's official site

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.