Copa Chile

Copa Chile
Copa Chile mts.jpg
Founded 1958
Region  Chile
Number of teams 48
Current champions Colo-Colo (12th title)
Most successful club(s) Colo Colo (12 titles)
Website ANFP Copa Chile
2019 Copa Chile

The Copa Chile (Chile Cup) is an annual cup competition for Chilean football teams. Due to time constraints and club pressure, the trophy was cancelled in 2000, but returned in 2008. Its precursor was the Campeonato de Apertura (Opening Championship), played from 1933 to 1950.

The cup is now open to every member club of the Chilean football league system, from professional teams; (Primera Divisi贸n, Primera B & Segunda Divisi贸n), down to teams from the ANFA: Tercera Divisi贸n. Since the season 2009, the winners obtained a direct Copa Sudamericana spot for the next season, however this was change starting from the 2015 edition; since then the winners obtains a direct Copa Libertadores spot for the next season.

In the history of the tournament, the Primera Divisi贸n teams have dominated the competition; but, because this is contested in a knockout tournament format, the opportunity for lower level teams upsetting a top level squad is a real possibility. That was the case in the seasons 1960, 1962, 2009 & 2010, when the winners were clubs from the second level: Deportes La Serena, Luis Cruz, Uni贸n San Felipe and Municipal Iquique. A major upset almost occurred in the 2008 competition, when Deportes Ovalle (from the third level league) became finalist, losing 1-2 to Universidad de Concepci贸n at the final, in a very close match.

In some seasons the tournament only included first level teams, that was the case the seasons: 1979 to 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989-Invierno, 1990, 1998 and 2000.

Only two clubs have become double champions (league and cup winners the same season); Colo-Colo in 1981, 1989, 1990 & 1996, and Universidad de Chile in 2000.

Trophy

Copa Chile trophy.

At the end of the final, the winning team is presented with a trophy, also known as the Copa Chile, which they hold until the following year's final.

The cup stands 120 centimetres tall and is made of 8 kg of pure solid silver, its design includes the map of the Chilean territory (being four times around the trophy), made with stones of different colors, carved agate, Onyx and lapis lazuli.

The trophy was forged in 1974, in the Hern谩n Baeza Rebolledo workshop, located in the commune of San Miguel. Its manufacture took nearly a month.

As well as winning the right to keep the trophy until the start of the next season, the winner gets to have a badge small silver plate at the pedestal of the trophy. The badge has the winners' name and the year of success.

Finals

Year Champion Runner-up Score Trophy
1958 Colo-Colo Universidad Cat贸lica 2:2[1] Copa Chile
1959 Santiago Wanderers Deportes La Serena 5:1 Copa Chile
1960 Deportes La Serena Santiago Wanderers 4:1 Copa Preparaci贸n
1961 Santiago Wanderers Universidad Cat贸lica 1:2, 2:0 Copa Chile Green Cross
1962 Luis Cruz Universidad Cat贸lica 2:1 Copa Preparaci贸n
1974 Colo-Colo Santiago Wanderers 3:0 Copa Chile
1975 Palestino Lota Schwager 4:0 Copa Chile
1977 Palestino Uni贸n Espa帽ola 4:3 Copa Chile
1979 Universidad de Chile Colo-Colo 2:1 Copa Polla Gol
1980 Deportes Iquique Colo-Colo 2:1 Copa Polla Gol
1981 Colo-Colo Audax Italiano 5:1 Copa Polla Gol
1982 Colo-Colo Universidad Cat贸lica [2] Copa Polla Gol
1983 Universidad Cat贸lica O'Higgins [3] Copa Polla Gol
1984 Everton Universidad Cat贸lica 3:0 Copa Polla Gol
1985 Colo-Colo Palestino 1:0 Copa Polla Gol
1986 Cobreloa Fern谩ndez Vial 1:0, 0:2, 3:0 Copa Polla Lan Chile
1987 Cobresal Colo-Colo 2:0 Copa Lan Chile
1988 Colo-Colo Uni贸n Espa帽ola 1:0 Copa Digeder
1989 Colo-Colo Universidad Cat贸lica 1:0 Copa Coca-Cola Digeder
1990 Colo-Colo Universidad Cat贸lica 3:2 Copa Apertura
1991 Universidad Cat贸lica Cobreloa 1:0 Copa Chile Digeder
1992 Uni贸n Espa帽ola Colo-Colo 3:1 Copa Chile
1993 Uni贸n Espa帽ola Cobreloa 3:1 Copa Chile
1994 Colo-Colo O'Higgins 1-1 4-2 ( pen.) Copa Chile
1995 Universidad Cat贸lica Cobreloa 4:2 Copa Chile
1996 Colo-Colo Rangers 1:1, 1:0 Copa Chile Eduardo Simi谩n
1998 Universidad de Chile Audax Italiano 1:1, 2:0 Copa Apertura
2000 Universidad de Chile Santiago Morning 2:1 Copa Apertura
2008鈥09 Universidad de Concepci贸n Deportes Ovalle 2:1 Copa Chile
2009 Uni贸n San Felipe Deportes Iquique 3:0 Copa Chile
2010 Deportes Iquique Deportes Concepci贸n 1:1 4-3 ( pen.) Copa Chile Bicentenario
2011 Universidad Cat贸lica Magallanes 0:1, 1:0 4-2 ( pen.) Copa Chile
2012鈥13 Universidad de Chile Universidad Cat贸lica 2:1 Copa Chile MTS
2013鈥14 Deportes Iquique Huachipato 3:1 Copa Chile MTS
2014鈥15 Universidad de Concepci贸n Palestino 3:2 Copa Chile MTS
2015 Universidad de Chile Colo-Colo 1:1 5-3 ( pen.) Copa Chile MTS
2016 Colo-Colo Everton 4:0 Copa Chile MTS
2017 Santiago Wanderers Universidad de Chile 3:1 Copa Chile MTS
2018 Palestino Audax Italiano 1:0, 3:2 Copa Chile MTS
2019 Colo-Colo Universidad de Chile 2:1 Copa Chile MTS

Titles by club

Club Winners Runners-up Winning years Runner-up years
Colo-Colo 12 5 1958, 1974, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 2016, 2019 1979, 1980, 1987, 1992, 2015
Universidad de Chile 5 2 1979, 1998, 2000, 2012鈥13, 2015 2017, 2019
Universidad Cat贸lica 4 8 1983, 1991, 1995, 2011 1958, 1961, 1962, 1982, 1984, 1989, 1990, 2013
Palestino 3 2 1975, 1977, 2018 1985, 2015
Santiago Wanderers 3 2 1959, 1961, 2017 1960, 1974
Deportes Iquique 3 1 1980, 2010, 2013鈥14 2009
Uni贸n Espa帽ola 2 2 1992, 1993 1977, 1988
Universidad de Concepci贸n 2 0 2008, 2014鈥15
Cobreloa 1 3 1986 1991, 1993, 1995
Deportes La Serena 1 1 1960 1959
Everton 1 1 1984 2016
Luis Cruz 1 0 1962
Cobresal 1 0 1987
Uni贸n San Felipe 1 0 2009
Audax Italiano 0 3 1981, 1998, 2018
O'Higgins 0 2 1981, 1998
Lota Schwager 0 1 1975
Fern谩ndez Vial 0 1 1986
Rangers 0 1 1996
Santiago Morning 0 1 2000
Deportes Ovalle 0 1 2008
Deportes Concepci贸n 0 1 2010
Magallanes 0 1 2011
Huachipato 0 1 2014

Titles by Region

The following table lists the Chilean Cup champions by region.

Other Official Cup Tournaments

Copa de la Rep煤blica

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1983 Universidad Cat贸lica Naval 1:0

Copa Invierno

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1989 Uni贸n Espa帽ola Huachipato 2:0

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