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The Mitropa Cup, officially called the La Coupe de l'Europe Centrale or Central European Cup, was one of the first international major European football cups for club sides. After World War II
World War II
in 1951 a replacement tournament named Zentropa Cup was held, but just for one season, the Mitropa Cup
Mitropa Cup
name was revived, and again in 1958 the name of tournament changed in Danube Cup but only for one season. The tournament declined and was discontinued after 1992. Mitropa Cup
Mitropa Cup
had 51 editions in history, including a different format edition held in 1960 and won by Hungary. The most successful club is Vasas with 6 titles.

Contents

1 History 2 Mitropa Cup
Mitropa Cup
Finals

2.1 1927–1940

2.1.1 Top scorers 2.1.2 All-time Top scorers 1927–1940

2.2 1951–1960 2.3 1961–1992

3 Mitropa Super Cup Final 4 Performances

4.1 By club 4.2 By country (1927–92)

5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit]

Nations which participated in the Mitropa Cup
Mitropa Cup
(1927–1940)

A first "International" competition for football clubs was founded in 1897 in Vienna. The Challenge Cup was invented by John Gramlick Sr., a co-founder of the Vienna
Vienna
Cricket and Football-Club. In this cup competition all clubs of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that normally would not meet could take part, though actually almost only clubs from the Empire's three major cities Vienna, Budapest
Budapest
and Prague participated. The Challenge Cup was carried out until the year 1911 and is today seen as the predecessor to the Mitropa Cup
Mitropa Cup
and consequently the European Cup and Champions League. The last winner of the cup was Wiener Sport-Club, one of the oldest and most traditional football clubs of Austria
Austria
where the cup still remains. The idea of a European cup competition was shaped after World War I which brought the defeat and collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The centre of this idea were the Central European countries that, at this time, were still leading in continental football. In the early 1920s they introduced professional leagues, the first continental countries to do so. Austria
Austria
started in 1924, followed by Hungary
Hungary
in 1925 and Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
in 1926. In order to strengthen the dominance of these countries in European football and to financially support the professional clubs, the introduction of the Mitropa Cup
Mitropa Cup
was decided at a meeting in Venice on 17 July, following the initiative of the head of the Austrian Football Association
Austrian Football Association
(ÖFB), Hugo Meisl.[1][2][3] Moreover, the creation of a European Cup for national teams - that unlike the Challenge Cup and the Mitropa Cup
Mitropa Cup
would not be annual - was also part of the agreement. The first matches were played on 14 August 1927. The competition was between the top professional teams of Central Europe.

The president and the captain of Bologna, Renato Dall'Ara
Renato Dall'Ara
(left) and Mirko Pavinato (right), with the trophy of the 1961 season.

Initially two teams each from Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
and Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
entered, competing in a knock-out competition. The countries involved could either send their respective league winners and runners-up, or league winners and cup winners to take part. The first winners were the Czech side, AC Sparta Prague. In 1929 Italian teams replaced the Yugoslavian ones. The competition was expanded to four teams from each of the competing countries in 1934. Other countries were invited to participate - Switzerland
Switzerland
in 1936, and Romania, Switzerland
Switzerland
and Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
in 1937. Austria
Austria
was withdrawn from the competition following the Anschluss
Anschluss
in 1938. In 1939, prior to the start of WW II, the cup involved only eight teams (two each from Hungary, Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
and Italy
Italy
and one each from Romania
Romania
and Yugoslavia). The level of the competing nations is clearly shown by Italy's two World Cup titles (1934 & 1938), Czechoslovakia's (1934) and Hungary's (1938) World Cup final, and Austria's (1934) and Yugoslavia's (1930) semi-finals. Out of the eleven different teams competing in the first three World Cups, five were part of the Mitropa Cup. A tournament was started in 1940, but abandoned before the final match due to World War II. Again, only eight teams competed, three each from Hungary
Hungary
and Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
and two from Romania. Hungarian Ferencváros and Romanian Rapid (which had won on lots after three draws) qualified for the final, but did not meet because the northern part of Transylvania
Transylvania
(lost shortly after World War I) was ceded to Hungary from Romania. Mitropa Cup
Mitropa Cup
Finals[edit] 1927–1940[edit]

List of Mitropa Cup
Mitropa Cup
finals (pre-war)

Season Nation Winners Score Runners-up Nation

1927  Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 6–2 Rapid Wien  Austria

 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 1–2 Rapid Wien  Austria

1928  Hungary Ferencváros 7–1 Rapid Wien  Austria

 Hungary Ferencváros 3–5 Rapid Wien  Austria

1929  Hungary Újpest 5–1 Slavia Prague  Czechoslovakia

 Hungary Újpest 2–2 Slavia Prague  Czechoslovakia

1930  Austria Rapid Wien 2–0 Sparta Prague  Czechoslovakia

 Austria Rapid Wien 2–3 Sparta Prague  Czechoslovakia

1931  Austria First Vienna 3–2 Wiener AC  Austria

 Austria First Vienna 2–1 Wiener AC  Austria

1932  Italy Bologna The final was scratched and Bologna were awarded the cup after Slavia Prague
Prague
and Juventus were both ejected from the competition.

1933  Austria Austria
Austria
Wien 1–2 Ambrosiana-Inter  Italy

 Austria Austria
Austria
Wien 3–1 Ambrosiana-Inter  Italy

1934  Italy Bologna 2–3 Admira Wien  Austria

 Italy Bologna 5–1 Admira Wien  Austria

1935  Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 1–2 Ferencváros  Hungary

 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 3–0 Ferencváros  Hungary

1936  Austria Austria
Austria
Wien 0–0 Sparta Prague  Czechoslovakia

 Austria Austria
Austria
Wien 1–0 Sparta Prague  Czechoslovakia

1937  Hungary Ferencváros 4–2 Lazio  Italy

 Hungary Ferencváros 5–4 Lazio  Italy

1938  Czechoslovakia Slavia Prague 2–2 Ferencváros  Hungary

 Czechoslovakia Slavia Prague 2–0 Ferencváros  Hungary

1939  Hungary Újpest 4–1 Ferencváros  Hungary

 Hungary Újpest 2–2 Ferencváros  Hungary

1940 The final between Rapid București and Ferencváros
Ferencváros
was scheduled to take place in July 1940. However, due to the events of World War II
World War II
it was cancelled.

Top scorers[edit] [4]

Year Player Goals Matches Ratio

1927 Josef Silný 5 6 0,83..

1928 Jozsef Takács II 10 6 1,66..

1929 István Avar 10 7 1,42

1930 Giuseppe Meazza 7 6 1,16

1931 Heinrich Hiltl 7 7 1,00

1932 Renato Cesarini 5 4 1,25

1933 Raimundo Orsi 5 4 1,25

1933 František Kloz 5 4 1,25

1933 Giuseppe Meazza 5 6 0,83..

1933 Matthias Sindelar 5 6 0,83..

1934 Carlo Reguzzoni 10 8 1,28

1935 György Sárosi 9 8 1,12

1936 Giuseppe Meazza 10 6 1,66..

1937 György Sárosi 12 9 1,33..

1938 Josef Bican 10 8 1,25

1939 Gyula Zsengellér 9 6 1,50

1940 György Sárosi 6 2 3,00

All-time Top scorers 1927–1940[edit] [5]

Position Player Goals Matches Ratio

1 György Sárosi 50 42 1,19

2 Giuseppe Meazza 29 27 1,07

3 Gyula Zsengellér 24 19 1,26

4 Matthias Sindelar 24 31 0,77

5 István Avar 19 24 0,79

1951–1960[edit]

List of Mitropa Cup
Mitropa Cup
finals 1951–1960 (2 legs)

Season Nation Winners Score Runners-up Nation

1941–50

The competition not held.

1951  Austria Rapid Wien 3–2 Admira Wien  Austria

1952–54

The competition not held.

1955  Hungary Vörös Lobogó 6–0 ÚDA Prague  Czechoslovakia

 Hungary Vörös Lobogó 2–1 ÚDA Prague  Czechoslovakia

1956  Hungary Vasas 3–3 Rapid Wien  Austria

 Hungary Vasas 1–1 Rapid Wien  Austria

1957  Hungary Vasas 4–0 Vojvodina  Yugoslavia

 Hungary Vasas 1–2 Vojvodina  Yugoslavia

1958  Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 4–1 Rudá Hvězda Brno  Czechoslovakia

 Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 3–2 Rudá Hvězda Brno  Czechoslovakia

1959  Hungary Honvéd 4–3 MTK  Hungary

 Hungary Honvéd 2–2 MTK  Hungary

1960 It was contested as a competition between countries and there was no elimination. The five competing countries each sent six teams each to the competition, which was won by Hungary.

1961–1992[edit]

Year Winners Score Runners-up

1961 Bologna 5–2 Agg. Slovan Nitra

1962 Vasas 6–3 Agg. Bologna

1963 MTK Budapest 3–2 Agg. Vasas

1964 Sparta Prague 2–0 Agg. Slovan Bratislava

1965 Vasas 1–0 Fiorentina

1966 Fiorentina 1–0 Jednota Trenčín

1967 Spartak Trnava 5–4 Agg. Újpesti Dózsa

1968 Red Star Belgrade 4–2 Agg. Spartak Trnava

1969 Inter Bratislava 4–1 Agg. Sklo Union Teplice

1970 Vasas 5–3 Agg. Inter Bratislava

1971 Čelik Zenica 3–1 Austria
Austria
Salzburg

1972 Čelik Zenica 1–0 Agg. Fiorentina

1973 Tatabányai Bányász 4–2 Agg. Čelik Zenica

1974 Tatabányai Bányász 5–2 Agg. ZVL Zilina

1975 Wacker Innsbruck 5–2 Agg. Honvéd

1976 Wacker Innsbruck 6–2 Agg. Velež Mostar

1977 Vojvodina RR Vasas

1978 Partizan 1–0 Honvéd

1979

Tournament not played

1980 Udinese RR Čelik Zenica

1981 Tatran Prešov RR Csepel SC

1982 Milan RR TJ Vítkovice

1983 Vasas RR ZVL Zilina

1984 SC Eisenstadt RR Prishtina

1985 Iskra Bugojno RR Atalanta

1986 Pisa 2–0 Debrecen

1987 Ascoli 1–0 Bohemians Prague

1988 Pisa 3–0 Váci Izzó

1989 Baník Ostrava 4–2 Agg. Bologna

1990 Bari 1–0 Genoa

1991 Torino 2–1 (a.e.t) Pisa

1992 Borac Banja Luka 1–1 (a.e.t) 5–3 (p) BVSC

Notes: 1 The final was scratched and Bologna were awarded the cup after Slavia Prague
Prague
and Juventus were both ejected from the competition. 2 The final between Rapid București and Ferencváros
Ferencváros
was scheduled to take place in July 1940. However due to the events of World War II
World War II
it was cancelled. 3 Tournament played as Zentropa Cup. 4 Tournament played as Donaupokal (Danube Cup). 5 Results of 6 clubs from 5 countries were added on a national basis. Mitropa Super Cup Final[edit]

Year Winners Score Runners-up

1989 1 Baník Ostrava 3–0 / 1–3 (a.e.t) Pisa

1 Additionally a Mitropa Super Cup was contested in 1989 between the winners of 1988 Mitropa Cup
Mitropa Cup
and 1989 Mitropa Cup. [6] Performances[edit] [citation needed] The tournaments played as Zentropa Cup and Danube Cup are also included. The 1960 edition is not included in the list because was not won by a club, it was won by a nation. By club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Seasons Runners-up Seasons

Vasas

6

2

1956, 1957, 1962, 1965, 1970, 1983 1963, 1977

Bologna

3

2

1932, 1934, 1961 1962, 1989

Sparta Prague

3

2

1927, 1935, 1964 1930, 1936

Ferencváros

2

4 1

1928, 1937 1935, 1938, 1939, 1940

Rapid Wien

2

3

1930, 1951 1927, 1928, 1956

Čelik Zenica

2

2

1971, 1972 1973, 1980

MTK Budapest
Budapest
2

2

1

1955, 1963 1959

Újpest

2

1

1929, 1939 1967

Pisa

2

1

1986, 1988 1991

Red Star Belgrade

2

1958, 1968 –

Austria
Austria
Wien

2

1933, 1936 –

Wacker Innsbruck

2

1975, 1976 –

Tatabányai Bányász

2

1973, 1974 –

Budapest
Budapest
Honvéd

1

2

1959 1975, 1978

Fiorentina

1

2

1966 1965, 1972

Spartak Trnava

1

2

1967 1958, 1968

Inter Bratislava

1

1

1969 1970

Slavia Prague

1

1

1938 1929

Vojvodina

1

1

1977 1957

Borac Banja Luka

1

1992 –

Iskra Bugojno

1

1985 –

Partizan

1

1978 –

Milan

1

1982 –

Torino

1

1991 –

Udinese

1

1980 –

Ascoli

1

1987 –

Bari

1

1990 –

SC Eisenstadt

1

1984 –

First Vienna

1

1931 –

Baník Ostrava

1

1989 –

Tatran Prešov

1

1981 –

ZVL Zilina

2

– 1974, 1983

SK Admira Wien / SK Wacker Wien

2

– 1934, 1951

Wiener AC

1

– 1931

Austria
Austria
Salzburg

1

– 1971

Ambrosiana Inter

1

– 1933

Lazio

1

– 1937

Atalanta

1

– 1985

Genoa

1

– 1990

ÚDA Prague

1

– 1955

Slovan Nitra

1

– 1961

Slovan Bratislava

1

– 1964

Jednota Trenčín

1

– 1966

Sklo Union Teplice

1

– 1969

TJ Vítkovice

1

– 1982

Bohemians Prague

1

– 1987

Velež Mostar

1

– 1976

Prishtina

1

– 1984

Csepel SC

1

– 1981

Debreceni MVSC

1

– 1986

Váci Izzó

1

– 1988

BVSC

1

– 1992

Rapid București

1 1

– 1940

Notes: 1 The final between Rapid București and Ferencváros
Ferencváros
was scheduled to take place in July 1940. However due to the events of World War II
World War II
it was cancelled. Both teams are runners-up in the table. 2 Including Vörös Lobogó. By country (1927–92)[edit] [1]

Country Winners

Hungary

16

Italy

11

Czechoslovakia

8

Austria

7

Yugoslavia

7

Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
total includes Borac Banja Luka
Borac Banja Luka
win in 1992

See also[edit]

Balkans Cup Challenge Cup European Railways Cup Latin Cup

References[edit]

^ a b Karel Stokkermans (2 September 2015). "Mitropa Cup". RSSSF. Retrieved 13 September 2017.  ^ Mitropa Cup
Mitropa Cup
History - Ref: IFFHS.de (in German) ^ Mitropa Cup
Mitropa Cup
History - Ref: Radio.cz ^ "ARFTS - Mitropa Cup
Mitropa Cup
1927-1940 Statistics".  ^ "ARFTS - Mitropa Cup
Mitropa Cup
1927-1940 Statistics".  ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesm/mit.html

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