Swiss Cup
Founded1925
RegionSwitzerland
Number of teams64
Qualifier forUEFA Europa Conference League
Current championsYoung Boys
(7th title)
Most successful club(s)Grasshopper
(19 titles)
Television broadcastersSRG SSR
Websitefootball.ch
2020–21 Swiss Cup

The Swiss Cup (German: Schweizer Cup; French: Coupe de Suisse; Italian: Coppa Svizzera; Romansh: Cuppa Svizra) is a football cup tournament that has been organised annually since 1925–26 by the Swiss Football Association. Since 1999 the winner qualifies for the UEFA Europa League.

Forerunners

The forerunners of the Swiss Cup were the Anglo Cup and the Och Cup.

Anglo Cup and winners

The Anglo Cup (named after the Zurich sports magazine "Anglo-American") was played from 1909–10 to 1912–13.[1]

Season Winners Runners-up Score Note
1909–10 Young Boys St. Gallen 1–1 7–0 replay
1910–11 Young Boys Servette 3–1
1911–12 Young Boys Stella Fribourg 4–0
1912–13 Basel FC Weissenbühl Bern 5–0

Och Cup and winners

The Och Cup (named after the sporting goods company "Och Frères") was played in 1920–21 and 1921–22. The Swiss football and athletics association (which was how the Swiss Football Association was called between 1919 and 1955) stated the following in its annual report: “The well-known sports company Och Frères has provided the football department with a cup called the Och Cup. This cup is intended to replace the former "Anglo Cup" and is to be played according to the system of the English FA Cup ". FC Bern was the first club to win the new trophy, Concordia Basel won the second edition. Then in 1925, as the Swiss Football Association decided to launch its own official Swiss Cup, the Och Cup was played-out between the two previous winners. In the play-off on January 11, 1925, FC Bern beat Concordia Basel 2-0 and thus definitely came into possession of the Och Cup. The original trophy is now again in the possession of the Och family.[2]

Season Winners Runners-up Score Note
1920–21 FC Bern La Chaux-de-Fonds 5–0 Match one of three
1920–21 FC Bern Zürich 2–1 Match two of three
1920–21 La Chaux-de-Fonds Zürich Not played
1921–22 Concordia Basel Étoile-Sporting 1–0
1924–25 FC Bern Concordia Basel 2–0

Swiss Cup finals

Upon the initiative of Eugen Landolt (the then President of FC Baden) the competition called "Swiss Cup" was organized in the season 1925–26 by the Swiss Football and Athletics Association (SFAV), as the Swiss Football Association used to call itself.

Season[3] Winners Runners-up Score Note
1925–26 Grasshopper Club Zürich FC Bern 2–1
1926–27 Grasshopper Club Zürich Young Fellows Zürich 3–1
1927–28 Servette FC Grasshopper Club Zürich 5–1
1928–29 Urania Genève Sport Young Boys 1–0
1929–30 Young Boys FC Aarau 1–0
1930–31 FC Lugano Grasshopper Club Zürich 2–1 (a.e.t.)
1931–32 Grasshopper Club Zürich Urania Genève Sports 5–1
1932–33 FC Basel Grasshopper Club Zürich 4–3
1933–34 Grasshopper Club Zürich Servette FC 2–0
1934–35 Lausanne-Sport FC Nordstern Basel 10–0
1935–36 Young Fellows Zürich Servette FC 2–0
1936–37 Grasshopper Club Zürich Lausanne-Sport 10–0
1937–38 Grasshopper Club Zürich Servette FC 2–2 5–1 replay
1938–39 Lausanne-Sport FC Nordstern Basel 2–0
1939–40 Grasshopper Club Zürich FC Grenchen 3–0
1940–41 Grasshopper Club Zürich Servette FC 1–1 2–0 replay
1941–42 Grasshopper Club Zürich FC Basel 1–1 3–2 replay
1942–43 Grasshopper Club Zürich FC Lugano 2–1
1943–44 Lausanne-Sport FC Basel 3–0
1944–45 Young Boys FC St. Gallen 2–0 (a.e.t.)
1945–46 Grasshopper Club Zürich Lausanne-Sport 3–0
1946–47 FC Basel Lausanne-Sport 3–0
1947–48 FC La Chaux-de-Fonds FC Grenchen 2–2 4–0 replay
1948–49 Servette FC Grasshopper Club Zürich 3–0
1949–50 Lausanne-Sport Cantonal Neuchâtel 1–1 4–0 replay
1950–51 FC La Chaux-de-Fonds FC Locarno 3–2
1951–52 Grasshopper Club Zürich FC Lugano 2–0
1952–53 Young Boys Grasshopper Club Zürich 1–1 3–1 replay
1953–54 FC La Chaux-de-Fonds FC Fribourg 2–0
1954–55 FC La Chaux-de-Fonds FC Thun 3–1
1955–56 Grasshopper Club Zürich Young Boys 1–0
1956–57 FC La Chaux-de-Fonds Lausanne-Sport 3–1
1957–58 Young Boys Grasshopper Club Zürich 1–1 4–1 replay
1958–59 FC Grenchen Servette FC 1–0
1959–60 FC Luzern FC Grenchen 1–0
1960–61 FC La Chaux-de-Fonds FC Biel 1–0
1961–62 Lausanne-Sport AC Bellinzona 4–0 (a.e.t.)
1962–63 FC Basel Grasshopper Club Zürich 2–0
1963–64 Lausanne-Sport FC La Chaux-de-Fonds 2–0
1964–65 FC Sion Servette FC 2–1
1965–66 FC Zürich Servette FC 2–0
1966–67 FC Basel Lausanne-Sport 2–1 3–0 W/O, Lausanne walked off.
1967–68 FC Lugano FC Winterthur 2–1
1968–69 FC St. Gallen AC Bellinzona 2–0
1969–70 FC Zürich FC Basel 4–1 (a.e.t.)
1970–71 Servette FC FC Lugano 2–0
1971–72 FC Zürich FC Basel 1–0
1972–73 FC Zürich FC Basel 2–0 (a.e.t.)
1973–74 FC Sion Neuchâtel Xamax 3–2
1974–75 FC Basel FC Winterthur 2–1 (a.e.t.)
1975–76 FC Zürich Servette FC 1–0
1976–77 Young Boys FC St. Gallen 1–0
1977–78 Servette FC Grasshopper Club Zürich 2–2 1–0 replay
1978–79 Servette FC Young Boys 1–1 3–2 replay
1979–80 FC Sion Young Boys 2–1
1980–81 Lausanne-Sport FC Zürich 4–3 (a.e.t.)
1981–82 FC Sion FC Basel 1–0
1982–83 Grasshopper Club Zürich Servette FC 2–2 3–0 replay
1983–84 Servette FC Lausanne-Sport 1–0 (a.e.t.)
1984–85 FC Aarau Neuchâtel Xamax 1–0
1985–86 FC Sion Servette FC 3–1
1986–87 Young Boys Servette FC 4–2 (a.e.t.)
1987–88 Grasshopper Club Zürich FC Schaffhausen 2–0
1988–89 Grasshopper Club Zürich FC Aarau 2–1
1989–90 Grasshopper Club Zürich Neuchâtel Xamax 2–1
1990–91 FC Sion Young Boys 3–2
1991–92 FC Luzern FC Lugano 3–1 (a.e.t.)
1992–93 FC Lugano Grasshopper Club Zürich 4–1
1993–94 Grasshopper Club Zürich FC Schaffhausen 4–0
1994–95 FC Sion Grasshopper Club Zürich 4–2
1995–96 FC Sion Servette FC 4–2
1996–97 FC Sion FC Luzern 3–3 (a.e.t.), (5–4 p)
1997–98 Lausanne-Sport FC St. Gallen 2–2 (a.e.t.), (4–3 p)
1998–99 Lausanne-Sport Grasshopper Club Zürich 2–0
1999–2000 FC Zürich Lausanne-Sport 2–2 (a.e.t.), (3–0 p)
2000–01 Servette FC Yverdon-Sport FC 3–0
2001–02 FC Basel Grasshopper Club Zürich 2–1 (a.e.t.)
2002–03 FC Basel Neuchâtel Xamax 6–0
2003–04 FC Wil Grasshopper Club Zürich 3–2
2004–05 FC Zürich FC Luzern 3–1
2005–06 FC Sion Young Boys 1–1 (a.e.t.), (5–3 p)
2006–07 FC Basel FC Luzern 1–0
2007–08 FC Basel AC Bellinzona 4–1
2008–09 FC Sion Young Boys 3–2
2009–10 FC Basel FC Lausanne-Sport 6–0
2010–11 FC Sion Neuchâtel Xamax 2–0
2011–12 FC Basel FC Luzern 1–1 (a.e.t.), (4–2 p)
2012–13 Grasshopper Club Zürich FC Basel 1–1 (a.e.t.), (4–3 p)
2013–14 FC Zürich FC Basel 2–0 (a.e.t.)
2014–15 FC Sion FC Basel 3–0
2015–16 FC Zürich FC Lugano 1–0
2016–17 FC Basel FC Sion 3–0
2017–18 FC Zürich Young Boys 2–1
2018–19 FC Basel FC Thun 2–1
2019–20 Young Boys FC Basel 2–1

Performance by clubs

Club Winners Runners-up Winning years
Grasshopper Club Zürich 19 13 1926, 1927, 1932, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1952, 1956, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2013
FC Basel 13 10 1933, 1947, 1963, 1967, 1975, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2017, 2019
FC Sion 13 1 1965, 1974, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015
FC Zürich 10 1 1966, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1976, 2000, 2005, 2014, 2016, 2018
Lausanne-Sport 9 8 1935, 1939, 1944, 1950, 1962, 1964, 1981, 1998, 1999
Servette FC 7 12 1928, 1949, 1971, 1978, 1979, 1984, 2001
Young Boys 7 8 1930, 1945, 1953, 1958, 1977, 1987, 2020
FC La Chaux-de-Fonds 6 1 1948, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1961
FC Lugano 3 5 1931, 1968, 1993
FC Luzern 2 4 1960, 1992
FC Grenchen 1 3 1959
FC St Gallen 1 3 1969
FC Aarau 1 2 1985
Urania Genève Sport 1 1 1929
FC Young Fellows 1 1 1936
FC Wil 1 2004
Neuchâtel Xamax 5
AC Bellinzona 3
FC Nordstern 2
FC Schaffhausen 2
FC Winterthur 2
FC Thun 2
FC Bern 1
FC Biel-Bienne 1
FC Cantonal Neuchâtel 1
FC Fribourg 1
FC Locarno 1
Yverdon-Sport FC 1

See also

References

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  2. ^ Self-declaration. "Firmengeschichte". company history. Och Sport. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  3. ^ SFV (2012). "Die bisherigen Schweizer-Cup-Endspiele". SFV. Retrieved 2012-11-16.