CONIFA European Football Cup
CONIFA Europe (November 2018).jpg
Map of European ConIFA nations
Organising bodyCONIFA
Founded2015
RegionEurope (CONIFA)
Number of teams27
Current champions South Ossetia (1st title)
Most successful team(s) Padania (2 titles)
2022 CONIFA European Football Cup

The CONIFA European Football Cup is an international football tournament organized by CONIFA, an umbrella association for states, minorities, stateless peoples and regions unaffiliated with FIFA, planned to be held every two years beginning with 2015. The 2017 edition was in Northern Cyprus.[1]

History

CONIFA European Football Cup is located in Europe
Map of ConIFA European Football Cup Locations

Hungary 2015

Main article: 2015 ConIFA European Football Cup

In June 2014 CONIFA announced plans to organize the ConIFA European Football Cup. 3 FAs applied to host the tournament: Abkhazia, Ellan Vannin and Nagorno Karabakh.[2] Ellan Vannin was announced as host on August 6.[3] However, in March 2015, at the draw for the competition, the tournament was moved as a result of logistical issues; Székely Land was announced as the replacement host, with the competition to be held in Hungary.[4]

Northern Cyprus 2017

Main article: 2017 ConIFA European Football Cup

In January 2017 CONIFA announced that the 2017 edition of the CONIFA European Football Cup would take place in Northern Cyprus.[5] The competition featured 8 teams, 2 more than in 2015.

Republic of Artsakh 2019

Main article: 2019 CONIFA European Football Cup

In August 2019, ConIFA announced the 2019 edition of the CONIFA European Football Cup took place in Nagorno Karabakh and featured 12 teams, 4 more than in 2017. However, this was revised down to 8 teams following the late withdrawal of 4 teams.

County of Nice 2021

Main article: 2021 CONIFA European Football Cup

In January 2021, ConIFA announced the 2021 edition of the CONIFA European Football Cup took place in Nice, France and featured 12 teams, 4 more than in the 2017 and 2019 editions. This was announced in a backdrop of the, at the time, ongoing COVID-19 Global Pandemic.

Results

Ed. Year Host First place game Third place game Num.
teams
1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion Score 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Third Score Fourth
1 2015 Hungary Debrecen
Padania
4–1
County of Nice

Ellan Vannin
1–1
5–3 (p)

Felvidék
6
2 2017  Northern Cyprus
Padania
1–1
3–2 (p)

Northern Cyprus

Székely Land
3–1
Abkhazia
8
3 2019  Artsakh
South Ossetia
1–0
Western Armenia

Abkhazia
0–0
5–4 (p)

Chameria
8
4 2022  County of Nice 12

Appearances

Legend

For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 2015
Székely Land
(6)
2017
Northern Cyprus
(8)
2019
Republic of Artsakh
(8)
Total participations
 Abkhazia •• 4th 3rd 2/3
 Artsakh × × GS
5th
1/3
 Chameria × × 4th 1/3
 County of Nice 2nd •• •• 1/3
Isle of Man Ellan Vannin 3rd GS
6th
× 2/3
 Felvidék 4th GS
7th
2/3
 Kárpátalja GS
5th
1/3
 Northern Cyprus •• 2nd 1/3
 Padania 1st 1st GS
6th
3/3
 Romani people GS
5th
1/3
 Sápmi •• •• GS
7th
1/3
 South Ossetia •• GS
8th
1st 2/3
 Székely Land GS
6th
3rd GS
8th
3/3
 Western Armenia 2nd 1/3

Members of CONIFA Europe

As of 1 January 2022 [6]

Europe (27)
Team
 Abkhazia
 Artsakh
 Chameria
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Délvidék
Elba Island
 Ellan Vannin
 Lazistan
 Felvidék
 Franconia
Jersey Parishes of Jersey
 Kárpátalja
 Monaco
 County of Nice
 Northern Cyprus
 Occitania
 Padania
 Raetia
 Romani people
 Sápmi
 Sardinia
 Sicily
 Skåneland
 South Ossetia
 Székely Land
 Two Sicilies
 Transnistria
 Western Armenia
 Yorkshire

References

  1. ^ "CONIFA (@CONIFAOfficial) - Twitter". twitter.com.
  2. ^ "Three FAs apply to host the European Football Cup '15". 16 June 2014.
  3. ^ "The 1st European Football Cup will be hosted by MIFA on the Isle of Man". 6 August 2014.
  4. ^ "European Football Cup 2015 ultimately moved to Budapest!". 15 March 2015.
  5. ^ CONIFA (28 January 2017). "The @CONIFAOfficial is pleased to announce that our 2017 European Football Cup will be held from 4-11 June in Northern Cyprus #conifaAGMpic.twitter.com/3QYggUPj96".
  6. ^ "Members".