Welsh Cup


Welsh Cup

infobox football tournament
current = Welsh Cup 2008-09

founded = 1877
number of teams = 135
region = WAL
ENG
current champions = Bangor City (6 times)
most successful club = Wrexham (23 times)
website =

The Welsh Cup is a knock-out football competition contested annually by teams from Wales.

The Football Association of Wales is the organising body of this competition, which has been run (except during the two World Wars) every year since its inception in 1877-78. In the early years of organised football in Wales, football was very much the sport of North Wales rather than the rugby-playing south - the FAW was founded in Ruabon, near Wrexham in 1876, and Wrexham remained the site of the FAW's head office until 1986; it was not until 1912 that a southern team, Cardiff City, won the Welsh Cup for the first time.

The winning team qualifies to play in the following season's UEFA Cup (previously teams qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup, which was discontinued in 1999).

Until 1995, clubs playing in those parts of England close to the Welsh border could also play in the Welsh Cup, but could not progress to the European Cup Winners' Cup by winning the cup. Since 1995, only clubs playing in the Welsh football league system have been allowed to enter the Welsh Cup. This rule excludes the 6 Welsh clubs who play in the English football league system: Cardiff City, Swansea City, Wrexham (the last English-oriented winner in 1995), Newport County, Merthyr Tydfil and Colwyn Bay.

The last English winner of the Welsh Cup was Hereford United in 1990.

Welsh Cup Final results 1877-2008

* "won on penalties"

Performance by club

The top three winners, which are the biggest professional clubs in Wales and compete in the English Football League, have not been able to add any more wins since 1995 as they are no longer allowed to compete in the competition.

smallsup|1 Have played in the final as Swansea Town and Swansea City
smallsup|2 Have played in the final as LLansantffraid and Total Network Solutions
smallsup|e indicates English club
smallsup|w indicates Welsh club that plays in English system
"italics" indicates Club no-longer exist

External links

* [http://www.wfda.co.uk/welsh_cup_year_index.php Welsh Football Data Archive Welsh Cup pages]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Welsh Cup — Der Welsh Cup (walisisch Cwpan Cymreig) ist ein Pokalwettbewerb, der jährlich zwischen Fußballvereinen aus dem walisischen Ligasystem ausgespielt wird. Er wurde 1877/78 zum ersten Mal ausgespielt und ist damit einer der ältesten Fußball… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Welsh Cup 2007-08 — The 2007 08 FAW Welsh Cup is the 122nd edition of the annual knockout tournament for non English competitive football teams in Wales. The 2007 08 tournament commenced on 18 August 2007 and concluded on 4 May 2008. The 2007 08 Welsh Cup winner s… …   Wikipedia

  • Welsh Cup 2008-09 — The 2008 09 FAW Welsh Cup is the 123rd edition of the annual knockout tournament for non English competitive football teams in Wales. The 2008 09 tournament commenced on August 16 2008.CalendarThird RoundMatches will be played on November 1… …   Wikipedia

  • Welsh Cup 1877-78 — First Round= Replayecond ReplayRhosllanerchrugog receive a bye to the next round* Believing that it was a Rugby Union competition Swansea RFC scratched to Aberystwyth when officials learned that it was one for football.econd RoundReplayThird… …   Wikipedia

  • Welsh Cup 1878-79 — First Round= ReplayOswestry receive a bye to the next roundecond RoundNewtown receive bye into next roundThird RoundReplayWrexham receive bye to next roundemi FinalReplayFinalfootballbox date = 29 March 1879 16:00 team1 = Newtown White Star score …   Wikipedia

  • Welsh Premier League — Infobox football league pixels = 150 country = WAL confed = UEFA founded = 1992 teams = 18 relegation = Cymru Alliance Welsh Football League First Division| domest cup = Welsh Cup FAW Premier Cup confed cup = Champions League UEFA Cup Intertoto… …   Wikipedia

  • Welsh Women's Cup — The FA of Wales Women s Challenge Cup, better known as the Welsh Women s Cup is the national women s football cup competition for Wales. It is run by the Football Association of Wales.As Wales has no national league for women (the game is divided …   Wikipedia

  • Welsh Football League First Division — infobox football league name = MacWhirter Welsh League First Division pixels = 100 country = WAL confed = founded = 1904 folded = divisions = 1 teams = 18 feeds = promotion = Welsh Premier League relegation = Welsh Football League Second Division …   Wikipedia

  • Welsh Premier League 2007-08 — The 2007 ndash;08 Welsh Premier League was the 16th season of the Welsh Premier League since its establishment in 1992 as the League of Wales. The league was won by Llanelli, their first league title.League tableFb cl footer |u=19 Apr 2008 |s=… …   Wikipedia

  • Welsh Premier League 2006-07 — The 2006 07 Welsh Premier League was the 15th season of the Welsh Premier League since its establishment as the League of Wales in 1992. The league was won for the third consecutive season by The New Saints, their fourth title overall.League… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.