NB: teams in bold face are record cup winners for their country; teams in italics share the record number of cup wins in their country. 42 Linfield Northern Ireland FC Vaduz Liechtenstein 36 Celtic Scotland 35 Al-Ahly Egypt 33 Rangers Scotland 31 Muharraq Bahrain Selangor Malaysia 28 SL Benfica Portugal  27 FK Austria (Wien) Austria 26 FC Barcelona Spain HB Faroe Islands Olympiakos Greece 25 Levski Sofia Bulgaria  Sparta Praha CSSR/CSFR/CR  24 Crvena zvezda Yugoslavia/Serbia (and Montenegro) Shamrock Rovers Ireland Singapore Malaysia 23 Athletic de Bilbao Spain Cardiff City Wales/England  Al-Merreikh Sudan Wrexham Wales Zamalek Egypt 22 Maccabi Tel-Aviv Israel Steaua Bucuresti Romania  Wallidan Gambia 21 Glentoran Northern Ireland 20 APOEL Nicosia Cyprus Etoile Filante Burkina Faso Ferencváros Hungary FC Porto Portugal  Saunders SC Sri Lanka  Sliema Wanderers Malta 19 ASEC Abidjan Ivory Coast CSKA Sofia Bulgaria  Dinamo Kyiv Soviet Union/Ukraine  Dinamo Zagreb Yugoslavia/Croatia  Djoliba AC Mali Floriana Malta Grasshopper Club Switzerland Real Madrid Spain Sporting CP Portugal  18 Ajax Netherlands Panathinaikos Greece Stade Malien Mali 17 FC Bayern München (West) Germany Al-Faisaly Jordan Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia  16 Hapoel Tel-Aviv Israel Legia Warszawa Poland 15 Africa Sports Ivory Coast Al-Arabi Kuwait ASC Diaraf Senegal Galatasaray Turkey Hajduk Split Yugoslavia/Croatia  Partizani Tiranë Albania Al-Qadisiya Kuwait SK Rapid (Wien) Austria/Germany  Red Boys Luxembourg SK Tirana Albania 14 AEK Greece KR Iceland Malmö FF Sweden Omonia Nicosia Cyprus Al-Zawra Iraq 13 Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia  Al-Ansar Lebanon DC Motema Pembe Congo-Kinshasa Dinamo Bucuresti Romania Dinamo Tbilisi Soviet Union/Georgia  Dinamo Tiranë Albania Espérance ST Tunisia Jeunesse d'Esch Luxembourg Rapid Bucuresti Romania Al-Sadd Qatar Shahtar Donetsk Soviet Union/Ukraine  Slavia Praha CSSR/CSFR/CR  Spartak Moskva Soviet Union/Russia Valletta Malta 12 APR FC Rwanda Club Franciscain Martinique  CSKA Moskva Soviet Union/Russia Distillery Northern Ireland Fire Brigade SC Mauritius Haka (Valkeakoski) Finland HJK Finland Kaizer Chiefs South Africa  Mekelakeya Ethiopia [includes Army, Mechal] MTK Hungary Mohun Bagan India Odd Grenland Norway Partizan (Beograd) Yugoslavia/Serbia (and Montenegro) SS Saint-Louisienne Reunion FC Sion Switzerland  Vital'ô Burundi 11 Arsenal England FC Balzers Liechtenstein FC Basel Switzerland Canon Yaoundé Cameroon Club Africain Tunisia Costa do Sol Mozambique FAR Rabat Morocco Feyenoord Netherlands Frederikstad FK Norway Harlem Bombers Dominica Libertas San Marino Manchester United England New Radiant Maldives Pakhtakor Toshkent Uzbekistan Sahel SC Niger Scholars Cayman Islands Slovan Bratislava CSSR/CSFR/Slovakia  10 Anorthosis Famagusta Cyprus Atlético de Madrid Spain Club Brugge Belgium Express Uganda Gor Mahia Kenya Hibernians Malta Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia  Al-Kuwait SC Kuwait Mohammedan SC (Dhaka) Bangladesh Mufulira Wanderers Zambia North Village Bermuda Olympique Marseille France Petro Atlético (Luanda) Angola Queen's Park Scotland AS Réal de Bamako Mali Saint Michel United Seychelles Shelbourne (Northern) Ireland  Swansea City Wales Al-Wahdat Jordan Union Luxembourg Luxembourg
NB: running series in italics. 14 FC Vaduz Liechtenstein 1998-11 7 Djoliba AC Mali 1973-79 Pakhtakor Toshkent Uzbekistan 2001-07 SKA-PVO Bishkek Kyrgyzstan 1997-03 FC Vaduz Liechtenstein 1956-62 6 Avatiu FC Cook Islands 1992-97 Dinamo Tbilisi Georgia 1992-97 Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 2008-13 Libertas San Marino 1937-61 [only 6 cups played] AS Magenta New Caledonia 2000-05 Muharraq Bahrain 1961-67 (65: no cup) CE Principat Andorra 1994-99 Rapid Bucuresti Romania 1937-42 Shamrock Rovers Ireland 1964-69 FC Vaduz Liechtenstein 1966-71 Wallidan Gambia 1986-94 (89-91 no cups) 5 Assaut Martinique 1964-68 Cardiff City Wales 1967-71 Club Franciscain Martinique 2001-05 Dinamo Tiranë Albania 1950-54 Górnik Zabrze Poland 1968-72 Hajduk Split Yugoslavia 1972-77  (75: no cup) CS Hammam-Lif Tunisia 1946-50 HB Faroe Islands 1968-73 (70: no cup) HB Faroe Islands 1978-82 KR Iceland 1960-64 Olympiakos Greece 1957-61  North Village Bermuda 2002-06 Reipas Lahti Finland 1972-76 Santa Coloma Andorra 2003-07 Santos Brazil 1961-65 Shamrock Rovers Ireland 1929-33 JS Vallée du Tir Nouméa New Caledonia 1964-68 Vital'O Burundi 1993-97 4 AS Adema Madagascar 2007-10 Al-Ahly Egypt 1981-85 (82: no cup) Aruba Juniors Aruba 1952-55 ASEC Abidjan Ivory Coast 1967-70 Athletic Bilbao Spain 1930-33 Austria Wien Austria 2005-09 (08: no cup) FC Balzers Liechtenstein 1981-84 SL Benfica Portugal 1949-53 (50: no cup) sv Britannia Aruba 2008-11 Buriram United Thailand 2010-13 Canon Yaoundé Cameroon 1975-78 CAPS United Zimbabwe 1980-83 Club Africain Tunisia 1967-70 AS Douanes Senegal 2002-05 CP Ela Nguema Eq. Guinea 1980-83 Fire Brigade SC Mauritius 1980-83 Al-Foutoua Syria 1988-91 Galatasaray Turkey 1963-66 Glentoran N. Ireland 1985-88 Grasshopper Club Switzerland 1940-43 FC Kalamu Zaire 1986-89 Al-Karama Syria 2007-10 SoFK Lyn (Oslo) Norway 1908-11 Al-Merreikh Sudan 2005-08 Nakivubo Villa Uganda 1986-89 Odd SK (Skien) Norway 1903-06 Olympiakos Greece 1951-54 Omonia Nicosia Cyprus 1980-83 Real Bamako Mali 1966-69 Real Madrid Spain 1905-08 Real Republicans Ghana 1962-65 JS Ténéré Niger 1997-00 Wallidan Gambia 1971-74 Wallidan Gambia 2001-04 Zamalek Egypt 1957-60
12 Al-Merreikh v Al-Hilal Sudan 2002-14 (HHMMMMHMHMMM) (03: no cup) 9 FC Vaduz v FC Triesen Liechtenstein 1946-54 (TTTVTTVVV) 5 Selangor v Singapore Malaysia 1935-39 (llplp) Steaua Bucuresti v Dinamo Bucuresti Romania 1986-90 (DSSSD)  4 Selangor v Singapore Malaysia 1927-30 (l--p)  Red Boys v Spora Luxembourg Luxembourg 1929-32 (RRRS) Olympiakos v PAOK Saloniki Greece 1971-74 (OPOP) Selangor v Singapore Malaysia 1978-81 (llpl) Dinamo Tbilisi v Dinamo Batumi Georgia 1995-98 (TTTB) Internazionale v Roma Italy 2005-08 (IIRR) FC Vaduz vs USV Eschen/Mauren Liechtenstein 2009-12 (VVVE) Regar-TadAZ vs Istiqlol Tajikistan 2011-14 (RRI?) The Singapore Women's Challenge Cup had Tampines Rovers SC and Home United FC playing each other in the final in 4 successive years (2001-2004); all four were drawn and settled by a penalty shoot-out (Home United winning it in 2001 and 2002 and Tampines Rovers in 2003 and 2004).
4 Al-Merreikh b Al-Hilal Sudan 2005-08 3 SOFK Lyn (Oslo) b Odd SK (Skien) Norway 1908-10 Duke of Wellington's b SCFA Singapore 1926-28 Red Boys b Spora Luxembourg Luxembourg 1929-31 FC Triesen b FC Vaduz Liechtenstein 1946-48 FC Vaduz b FC Triesen Liechtenstein 1952-54 FC Vaduz b FC Schaan Liechtenstein 1960-62 Partizan Tiranë b Vllaznia Shkodër Albania 1966-70 (67,69: no cups) FC Vaduz b FC Triesen Liechtenstein 1967-69 Steaua Bucuresti b Dinamo Bucuresti Romania 1969-71 Stade Malien b. Djoliba AC Mali 1984-86 Krama Yudha T. Berlian b Pelita Jaya Indonesia 1987-89 Kuala Lumpur b Kedah Malaysia 1987-89 Liberté FC b Ader FC Niger 1987-89 Steaua Bucuresti b Dinamo Bucuresti Romania 1987-89 Al-Faisaly b Al-Ramtha Jordan 1993-95 Dinamo Tbilisi b Dinamo Batumi Georgia 1995-97 SKA-PVO Bishkek b Jashtyk AA Kara-Su Kyrgyzstan 2001-03 Al-Faisaly b Al-Hussein Jordan 2001-04 (03 no cup) Santa Coloma b Sant Juliŕ Andorra 2003-05 Dordoy-D. Naryn b Jashtyk AA Kara-Su Kyrgyzstan 2004-06 New Radiant b Valencia Maldives 2005-07 APR b ATRACO Rwanda 2006-08 FC Vaduz b USV Eschen/Mauren Liechtenstein 2009-11 Al-Merreikh b Al-Hilal Sudan 2012-14 All 3 Dinamo Tbilisi v Dinamo Batumi finals ended 1-0, the one in 1996 after extra time. All 3 SKA-PVO v Jashtyk finals likewise ended 1-0. All 3 New Radiant v Valencia finals ended 2-0. Note that no fewer than 4 different countries on 3 continents had repeated finals with the same winners in every year from 1987 to 1989. The Namibian Christmas Cup (MTC Kersfeesbekertoernooi), which was played as a league cup tournament (all 16 top level clubs enter) has seen 4 editions from 2001 to 2004; all four featured Black Africa and Civics in the final, and all four finals were won by Black Africa.
21 Singapore Malaysia 1921-41 20 FC Vaduz Liechtenstein 1995-14 17 FC Vaduz Liechtenstein 1946-62 13 Al-Merreikh Sudan 2001-14 (03: no cup) 12 Al-Hilal Sudan 2002-14 (03: no cup) 11 Al-Arabi Kuwait 1962-72 Cardiff City Wales 1967-77 10 Skonto Riga Latvia 1995-04 9 FC Triesen Liechtenstein 1946-54 Djoliba AC Mali 1973-81 Crvena zvezda Serbia-Mont. 1999-07 Pakhtakor Toshkent Uzbekistan 2001-09 8 Sliema Wanderers Malta 1935-46 (41-44: no cups) Olympiakos Greece 1956-63  Rangers Scotland 1976-83 Wallidan Gambia 1998-05 7 Druids Wales 1880-86 EB/Streymur Faroe Islands 2007-13 Singapore Malaysia 1950-56 Celtic Scotland 1969-75  Steaua Bucuresti Romania 1984-90 Croatia Zagreb Croatia 1992-98 SKA-PVO Bishkek Kyrgyzstan 1997-03 An undesirable record is held by Jashtyk Ak Altyn Kara-Su, who lost six consecutive finals in Kyrgyzstan from 2001 to 2006, the first five all by 0-1 (the sixth by 0-4); the first three against SKA-PVO Bishkek and the last three against Dordoy-Dinamo Naryn. Prior to their 'feat', this sad record was shared by USM Alger, who appeared in five consecutive Algerian cup finals from 1969 to 1973 and lost all of them, and Al-Ramtha, who did the same in Jordan from 1993 to 1997.
23 Selangor v Singapore Malaysia (Se11-Si10)  15 Celtic v Rangers Scotland (C 7 - R 7)  Levski Sofia v CSKA Sofia Bulgaria (L 8 - C 7)  Linfield v Glentoran Northern Ireland (L 8 - G 7) FC Vaduz v FC Triesen Liechtenstein (V 9 - T 6) FC Vaduz v USV Eschen/Mauren Liechtenstein (V12 - E 3) 14 Floriana v Sliema Wanderers Malta (F 8 - S 6) FC Vaduz v FC Balzers Liechtenstein (V11 - B 3) 13 Al-Ahly v Zamalek Egypt (A 7 - Z 4)  12 Stade Malien v Djoliba AC Mali (S 7 - D 5) 11 Olympiakos v Panathinaikos Greece (O 5 - P 5)  Steaua Bucuresti v Dinamo Bucuresti Romania (S 7 - D 4)  10 Benfica v FC Porto Portugal (B 9 - P 1)  Benfica v Sporting CP Portugal (B 7 - S 3)  Dynamo Zagreb v Hajduk Split Yugoslavia/Croatia(D 5 - H 5)  Mohammedan v Abahani Bangladesh (M 6 - A 2)  Al-Qadisiya v Al-Arabi Kuwait (Q 6 - A 4) Slavia Praha v Sparta Praha Czechoslovakia (Sl 5-Sp 4)  9 Austria Wien v Rapid Wien Austria (A 5 - R 4) Cardiff City v Wrexham Wales (C 5 - W 4) Crvena zvezda v Partizan Beograd Yugoslavia (C 5 - P 4) FC Vaduz v FC Schaan Liechtenstein (V 8 - S 1) 8 Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid Spain (A 6 - M 2) Dinamo Tiranë v Partizani Tiranë Albania (D 6 - P 2) Floriana v Valletta Malta (F 5 - V 3) Maccabi Tel-Aviv v Hapoel Tel-Aviv Israel (M 5 - H 3) Olympiakos v PAOK Saloniki Greece (O 5 - P 3) Singapore v Penang Malaysia (S 5 - P 3)  Sliema Wanderers v Hibernians Malta (S 5 - H 3) 7 Djoliba AC vs AS Réal Bamako Mali (D 4 - R 3) Dinamo Kyiv v Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine (D 4 - S 3) Grasshopper Club v Servette FC Switzerland (G 4 - S 3) Real Madrid v Barcelona Spain (R 4 - B 3) Red Boys v Spora Luxembourg Luxembourg (R 5 - S 2) NB: Sudan (Al-Merreikh v Al-Hilal) not included as losing finalists are not known before 1998; since then, the two clubs met 14 times up to and including 2014, Merreikh winning 8 finals (including a walkover) and Hilal winning 6 (including 2 walkover wins).
15 goals Slavia Praha v SS Plincner 13-2 Bohemia and Moravia, 1941  14 goals Amateure Wien v Slovan Wien 8-6 Austria, 1924 [aet]  Bohemia Praha v Sparta Praha 8-6 Bohemia and Moravia, 1942  13 goals Betar Tel-Aviv v Maccabi Haifa 12-1 Israel, 1942 12 goals Ferencváros v Újpest 11-1 Hungary, 1933 VB v HB 7-5 Faroe Islands, 1974 WBC v Inter Moengotapoe 6-6 Surinam, 2009 [5-3 pen] 11 goals Linfield v Bohemians 10-1 Ireland, 1895 CFR Bucuresti v Ripensia 6-5 Romania, 1935 Willem II v Groene Ster 9-2 Netherlands, 1944 10 goals Slavia Praha v CAFC Vinohrady 10-0 Czechoslovakia, 1926  Lausanne-Sports v Nordstern 10-0 Switzerland, 1935 Grasshopper v Lausanne-Sports 10-0 Switzerland, 1937 AS Real Bamako v Africa Sports 8-2 Mali, 1969 Stade Malien vs Kayésienne 10-0 Mali, 1970 Austria Wien v Rapid Wien 6-4 Austria, 1986 [aet] Dinamo Bucuresti v Steaua 6-4 Romania, 1990
The 1940 Romanian final went to three replays: Rapid Bucuresti 2-2, 4-4, 2-2, 2-1 Venus Bucuresti The first match was played on April 30, 1940, the last on November 8 - requiring more than half a year to determine the winners. Iuliu Baratky of Rapid scored in all four matches (twice in the third). If the above is a record for Europe, the third edition of the Singapore Amateur Football Association Challenge Cup, played in 1894, saw double the number of replays: six, and even after the last match the winners had not been determined. Even more intriguingly, there was only one 'club' in the final, a military unit: the 10th Lincolnshire Regiment, which had entered two teams in the tournament, in which five teams played: Final [Sep 7] 10th Lincolnshire Regiment I 0-0 10th Lincolnshire Regiment II Final Replay [Sep 10] 10th Lincolnshire Regiment I 0-0 10th Lincolnshire Regiment II [aet (2x5 mins)] Final Second Replay [Sep 14] 10th Lincolnshire Regiment I 2-2 10th Lincolnshire Regiment II [aet (2x5 mins)] Final Third Replay [Sep 21] 10th Lincolnshire Regiment I 1-1 10th Lincolnshire Regiment II [aet (2x5 mins)] Final Fourth Replay [Oct 11] 10th Lincolnshire Regiment I 0-0 10th Lincolnshire Regiment II Final Fifth Replay [Oct 29] 10th Lincolnshire Regiment I 1-1 10th Lincolnshire Regiment II Final Sixth Replay [Nov ?] 10th Lincolnshire Regiment I drw 10th Lincolnshire Regiment II NB: date and score of the last match unknown; all finals played over 2x30 minutes, with most but possibly not all replays going to extra time. In order to settle the issue, on November 28, 1894, the 22 names of the players from both teams were put into a hat, from which 11 names were drawn to receive the available medals; among the 11 winners, 3 were from the first team and 8 from the second.
Roma beat all Italian European Cup winners of 1989/90 during their 1990/91 campaign to win the Coppa Italia: QF: Roma 1-1 2-0 Juventus (UEFA Cup) SF: Milan (CC) 0-0 0-1 Roma F: Roma 3-1 1-1 Sampdoria (CWC) [Milan also won the Intercontinental Cup and the Super Cup in both 1989/90 and 1990/91, so Roma eliminated all European holders of international cups.] Amateur club Eintracht Trier beat both German winners of European silverware in 1996/97 during their campaign in the 1997/98 DFB-Pokal: 1: Eintracht Trier 1-0 Schalke 04 (UEFA Cup) 2: Eintracht Trier 2-1 Borussia Dortmund (CC) FC Sion won all twelve Swiss Cup Finals they played: in 1965, 1974, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2009 and 2011. Leeds United and Cardiff City met in the third round of the FA Cup in three consecutive seasons: 1955/56, 1956/57, and 1957/58. Not only did Cardiff on each of these occasions eliminate Leeds in Leeds - they also did it by the identical 2-1 scoreline on all three occasions!
 This includes both the "Campeonato de Portugal" from 1921/22 to 1937/38 and its successor tournament "Taça de Portugal" which was held since 1938/39 season.  This includes the English Cup won by Cardiff City in 1926/27 as well as 22 Welsh cups.  The totals for Levski and CSKA contain the Soviet Army cups won up to and including 1982; Levski won 13 of those (and 3 after 1981), CSKA 9 (and 4 after 1981). Of the 15 finals between the two teams, 7 were for the Soviet Army Cup (up to 1982), Levski winning 4, CSKA 3; the 1982 final for the Cup of Bulgaria (won by Levski) is not included as the tournament was still secondary to the Soviet Army Cup that year. The 1985 final between the two teams (CSKA winning 2-1) was first declared void but later returned to CSKA. Levski's total includes the 1942 Tzar's Cup but not the 1982 Cup of Bulgaria (secondary to the Soviet Army Cup); CSKA's total does not included the 4-team Cup of Bulgaria 1981 (secondary to the Soviet Army Cup).  Totals include Stredoceský pohár, Ceský pohár 1939-45, Czechoslovak cups 1946-93, Czech cups since 1994. Sparta has won the Stredoceský pohár 9 times, Ceský pohár 2 times during the war, 8 Czechoslovak cups and 6 Czech cups. Slavia won the Stredoceský pohár 8 times, Ceský pohár 2 times during the war, 3 Czech cups. Of the 10 finals between the two, 7 were for the Stredoceský pohár, 2 for the Ceský pohár. The two teams were also to meet in the 1937 final for the Stredoceský pohár, which was never played (but included as one of the ten finals to be played between the two). Finally, Sparta and Slavia also met each other 3 times in the Czech cup final when it served as a semifinal for the Czechoslovak cup; of those, Sparta won 2, Slavia 1.  The 1988 final was stopped at 1-1 just before the end, after Steaua had left the field as protest to having a goal disallowed. The match was later awarded 2-1 to Steaua, but after the revolution of 1989 Steaua gave the cup to Dinamo. However, according to the official records of the FRF, the cup is Steaua's, so it is included in their total.  Total for ASC Diaraf includes that of Foyer France.  Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split now are in the Croatian league after Yugoslavia broke up. Hajduk won 9 Yugoslav and 6 Croatian cups, Dinamo 7 Yugoslav and 12 Croatian ones (including the one won in 1941 by Gradjanski). They played each other 4 times in the Yugoslav cup final (each winning 2) and 5 times in the Croatian cup final (3 won by Hajduk, 2 by Dinamo).  The 1962 final between Olympiakos and Panathinaikos was abandoned. The 1964 semifinal between the same teams also was abandoned, leaving AEK as only finalists and interrupting the run of Olympiakos between 1956 and 1966 as Cup finalists, as well as their run of seven consecutive wins between 1957 and 1965 (the 1964 Cup for AEK is not always listed). (Details on Olympiakos' run.)  Celtic appeared in 14 consecutive finals of the Scottish League Cup between 1965 and 1978.  The 1909 Cup was withheld after riots following the draw between Celtic and Rangers in the replay. Celtic and Rangers met each other another 12 times in the final of the Scottish League Cup, Rangers winning 8, Celtic 4.  Amateure are now known as Austria Wien. Rapid's total includes their German Cup win in 1938 as well as 14 Austrian Cup wins.  All finals for the Stredoceský pohár.  Includes the Ceylon FA Cup (until 1987) and the Bristol Cup (since 1987).  Dinamo Kyiv won 9 Soviet Cups and 10 Ukrainian Cups. Shahtar Donetsk won 4 Soviet Cup and 9 Ukrainian Cups.  Two cups (1928 and 1929) were shared.  Shelbourne won 3 Irish Cups before the split between Northern Ireland and the Republic, and 7 Cups in Ireland.  This includes the Kings Cup competition from 1956/57 until 1989/90 and the Crown Prince Cup since 1990/91; Al-Ahli won 10 Kings Cups and 3 Crown Prince Cups in the relevant periods, Al-Hilal 6 Kings Cup and 11 Crown Prince Cups and Al-Ittihad also 6 Kings Cups and 4 Crown Prince Cups; in addition Al-Ittihad won 3 Crown Prince Cups prior to 1990 (when it was a secondary cup tournament), Al-Ahli 2 and Al-Hilal 1.  South African records include the NPSL 1971-1984 and the NSL/PSL since the 1985 season.  Dinamo Tbilisi won 2 Soviet Cups and 11 Georgian Cups.  FC Sion played 12 Swiss cup finals (up to and including 2011) and won them all!  Two cups (1943 and 1958) were shared between Al-Ahly and Zamalek.  One cup (1982) was shared between Mohammedan and Abahani while the 1984 final between the two was abandoned due to riots and the cup not awarded.  Slovan won 5 cups in Czechoslovakia and 6 in Slovakia.
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