This tournament was organized in the summer of 1930 in Genéve, by local club Servette FC who had just won the Swiss championship, as a counterpoint to the first World Cup organized at the same time in Uruguay, to which only few European countries (Belgium, France, Romania and Yugoslavia) sent a team. The tournament also marked the inauguration of the Stade des Charmilles.
Participants: First Vienna FC (Austria) [cup winners; 3rd in league 1929/30] Cercle Brugge (Belgium) [national champions 1929/30] SK Slavia Praha (Czechoslovakia) [national champions 1929/30] Sète (France) [cup winners 1929/30] SpVgg Fürth (Germany) [national champions 1929] Újpesti FC (Hungary) [national champions 1929/30] AGC Bologna (Italy) [national champions 1928/29] Go Ahead (Netherlands) [national champions 1929/30] Real Unión Irún (Spain) [cup winners 1927; 6th in league 1929/30] Servette FC (Switzerland) [national champions 1929/30] NB: apparently Real Unión Irún were announced as Spanish champions 1929, which is most certainly wrong (they were 9th in the league 1928/29 and eliminated in the 1/16 finals of the domestic cup). Both Bologna and Irún had been allowed to field some players not actually with the club. The Greek and Norwegian FAs sent protest letters because their champions had not been invited.
First Round 28 Jun: Servette 0-7 First Vienna 29 Jun: Sète 3-4 Fürth [asdet, winning goal in 140'] 29 Jun: Slavia 4-2 Cercle 30 Jun: Újpest 3-1 Irún byes: Go Ahead and Bologna Consolation Round (losers first round) 1 Jul: Servette 2-1 Cercle 1 Jul: Irún 5-1 Sète [losing teams eliminated, winners progress to quarterfinals] Intermediate Round 2 Jul: Go Ahead 0-4 Bologna [winners against worst winners consolation round; losers against best winners first round?] Quarterfinals 2 Jul: First Vienna 7-1 Fürth 3 Jul: Go Ahead 0-7 Újpest 3 Jul: Irún 1-2 Slavia 4 Jul: Servette 4-1 Bologna Semifinals 5 Jul: Újpest 3-0 Servette 5 Jul: First Vienna 1-3 Slavia Third Place Match 6 Jul: First Vienna 5-1 Servette Final 6 Jul: Újpest 3-0 Slavia Final classification: 1.Újpest 2.Slavia 3.First Vienna 4.Servette 5.Bologna, Fürth, Irún and Go Ahead 9.Cercle and Sète Final Detail At Stade des Charmilles in Genčve Att: 22.000 Referee: Stanley Rous (England) 6 Jul: Újpest 3-0 Slavia [25 64 77 János Köves] Újpest : János Aknai, Gyula Dudás, József Fogl III (C), Ferenc Borsányi, Béla Volentik, János Víg, Albert Ströck, István Avar, János Köves, Illés Spitz, Gábor P. Szabó Trainer : Lajos Bányai. Slavia : Frantiek Plánicka, Adolf Fiala, Antonín Novák, Antonín Vodicka, Adolf imperský, Václav ubrt, Frantiek Junek, Jindrich oltys, Frantiek Svoboda (C), Antonín Puc, Václav Bára Trainer : Johny William Madden.
With thanks to Daniel Visentini (email@example.com) for providing informations and to Erik Garin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for final details
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