Dutch Antilles 1977/78


Kopa Antiano 1977/78
Bonaire 1977

Kopa Antiano 1977/78

NB: played Dec 10, 1977-Feb 25, 1978

The tournament was organised on a knock-out basis for the first time ever.

In an apparently confused understanding of rules in UEFA club competitions,
the away goal rule was introduced in a peculiar fashion: 
in case two clubs obtain an equal number of points over both legs (i.e. if 
both matches are drawn or both teams win one match), all (nominal) away 
goals are counted twice, leading to Estrella being forced to play extra time 
in their semifinal against R.C.A. in spite of having outscored them over 180 
minutes in the same stadium, and inevitably losing out.

Participants:
Aruba:   Estrella (champions), R.C.A. (runners-up)
Bonaire: Juventus (champions), Real Rincon (runners-up)
Curaçao: S.U.B.T. (champions), Jong Holland (runners-up)

NB: this was the first edition in which Bonaire were granted 2 entrants.

Round 1

First Legs [Dec 10]
S.U.B.T.          2-1 R.C.A.         
Juventus          1-5 Jong Holland      
Estrella          0-1 Real Rincon

Second Legs [Dec 15]
Jong Holland      3-0 Juventus          
R.C.A.            1-0 S.U.B.T.          [aggregate score 3-2]
Real Rincon       1-1 Estrella          

NB: S.U.B.T. protested against their aggregate loss, as the away goal rule
      was introduced after the first legs only, but their protest was rejected;
    Estrella protested against an ineligible player of Real Rincon, and were
      successful; thus Real Rincon joined Juventus and S.U.B.T. in the losers 
      round while R.C.A., Jong Holland and Estrella progressed to the semifinals.

Losers Round
[Jan ?]
Juventus          0-3 S.U.B.T.          
[Jan 22]
Real Rincon       2-0 Juventus          
[Jan 25]
S.U.B.T.          3-1 Real Rincon       

Table (Mar 13):

 1.S.U.B.T.              2  2  0  0   6- 1   4  Qualified
 2.Real Rincon           2  1  0  1   3- 3   2
 3.Juventus              2  0  0  2   0- 5   0

Semifinals

First Legs
[Feb 1]
Jong Holland      3-0 S.U.B.T.
[Feb 11]
R.C.A.            1-0 Estrella

Second Legs
[Feb 8]
S.U.B.T.          2-2 Jong Holland      
[Feb 15]
Estrella          3-2 R.C.A.            [aet; aggregate score 3-5; the match had finished
                                         3-1 after 90 minutes giving an aggregate score of
                                         3-3 thanks to R.C.A. away goal counting double,
                                         although both legs were played in the same stadium!]

Final

First Leg [Feb 18]
Jong Holland      1-0 R.C.A.            

Second Leg [Feb 25]
R.C.A.            2-2 Jong Holland      



Bonaire 1977

Regular Stage

Table (Oct 7):

 1.Real Rincon           8  6  2  0         14
 2.Juventus              7  4  0  3          8
 3.Estrellas             7  3  1  3          7
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 4.S.U.N.T.              7  1  2  4          4
 5.Vespo                 7  1  1  5          3

[Oct 8,9]
Estrellas         3-1 Vespo
[Oct 15,16]
S.U.N.T.          0-5 Juventus 

Final Table (Oct 17):

 1.Real Rincon           8  6  2  0         14  Championship Playoff
 2.Juventus              8  5  0  3         10  Championship Playoff
 3.Estrellas             8  4  1  3          9  Championship Playoff
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 4.S.U.N.T.              8  1  2  5          4
 5.Vespo                 8  1  1  6          3

Championship Playoff

[date?]
Real Rincon       1-1 Estrellas
[Oct 23]
Estrellas         1-1 Juventus
[Oct 30]
Juventus          1-1 Real Rincon 

Final Table:

 1.Real Rincon           2  0  2  0   2- 2   2
   Juventus              2  0  2  0   2- 2   2
   Estrellas             2  0  2  0   2- 2   2

Championship Playoff Replay

[Nov 6]
Estrellas         2-2 Real Rincon
[Nov 13]
Juventus          2-2 Estrellas
[Nov 20?]
Real Rincon       drw Juventus

Final Table:

 1.Real Rincon           2  0  2  0          2
   Juventus              2  0  2  0          2
   Estrellas             2  0  2  0   4- 4   2

Championship Playoff Second Replay

NB: in case of draws, extra time was to be played, to be followed by a penalty shoot-out 
    if neither team gained an advantage

[Dec 2]
Real Rincon       2-1 Estrellas         
[Dec 3]
Real Rincon       0-2 Juventus          
[Dec 4]
Juventus          1-0 Estrellas   

Final Table:

 1.Juventus              2  2  0  0   3- 0   4  Champions
 2.Real Rincon           2  1  0  1   2- 3   2
 3.Estrellas             2  0  0  2   0- 3   0

NB: both champions and runners-up qualified for Kopa Antiano

1976/77 (Dutch Antilles)

1978/79 (Dutch Antilles)

1976 (Bonaire)

1983 (Bonaire)

list of champions Dutch Antilles

list of champions Curaçao

list of champions Aruba

list of champions Bonaire


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Sources: Amigoe di Curaçao, [Mar 08]

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