Astograthian Royal Cup

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Royal Cup
Astograthian Royal Cup logo.png
Founded634
RegionFlag of Astograth Astograth
Number of teams124
Current championsGesterlake FC
(1st title)
Most successful club(s)Royal Rumiatzi
(8 titles)

The Astograthian Royal Cup, commonly known in Astograth simply as the Royal Cup (Asograthian: Errege Kopa), is an annual knockout cup competition for Astograthian association football teams. It is organised and run under the auspices of the Futbol Astograthiko Federazioa, in honour of the reigning monarch.

The competition was founded in 634, to coincide with the first season of the Astograthian First Division. The format and number of entrants has varied with time, but is currently played with a total of 124 clubs, of which the 44 belonging to the top two tiers of the Astograthian Football League enter the tournament at the Round of 64. Starting from the 638 season, the Royal Cup winners qualify for the Cup Winners' Cup, a worlwide knockout tournament for national cup winners. Royal Rumiatzi won the 25th Cup Winners' Cup, while Urbizania Wanderers have twice been defeated in the final. Royal Rumiatzi currently hold the record for most Royal Cup titles, having won eight. Royal Rumiatzi, Urbizania Wanderers, Ituraitz FC and Iturributa United, are the only teams to successfully defend the title from one season to the next. Old City Central became, in 674, the first team from outside the First Division to win the Royal Cup, a feat subsequently repeated by Army United and Sporting Ibarguren.

All Royal Cup finals have been held at Grand Duke's Stadium in Rumiatzi, the capital of Astograth.

Format[edit]

The competition is a single-legged knockout cup tournament with a total of eight stages. Two preliminary rounds feature the 48 clubs of the Second Division B and 32 qualified teams from lower tiers of the Astograthian league system. The 20 teams resulting from these preliminary rounds are joined by the 44 teams of the First and Second Divisions. Top-flight teams are seeded to avoid each other in the Round of 64 and Round of 32. If two clubs with two or more tiers of difference are drawn against each other before the final, the lower-tier team must play at home.

The final is normally held the Sunday after the First Division finishes, and is the only match of the tournament played at a neutral ground. The club drawn as the "home" team in the final have preference to play in their home colours if there should be a clash between their kit and their adversaries'.

Finals[edit]

Royal Cup finals
Season Winners Score Runners–up
634 Royal Rumiatzi logo.png Royal Rumiatzi 2–1 Urbizania Wanderers logo.png Urbizania Wanderers
635 Iturributa United logo.png Iturributa United 2–0 Sporting Iturributa logo.png Sporting Iturributa
636 Iturributa United logo.png Iturributa United 2–1 Sporting Iturributa logo.png Sporting Iturributa
637 Ituraitz FC logo.png Ituraitz FC 1–0 Sporting Iturributa logo.png Sporting Iturributa
638 Sporting Iturributa logo.png Sporting Iturributa 2–0 Iturributa United logo.png Iturributa United
639 Ituraitz Victory logo.png Ituraitz Victory 2–1 Iturributa United logo.png Iturributa United
640 Ituraitz FC logo.png Ituraitz FC 4–0 Ituraitz Victory logo.png Ituraitz Victory
641 Ituraitz FC logo.png Ituraitz FC 2–0 Sporting Iturributa logo.png Sporting Iturributa
642 Sporting Iturributa logo.png Sporting Iturributa 2–0 Iturributa United logo.png Iturributa United
643 Urbizania Wanderers logo.png Urbizania Wanderers 2–1 South Factory logo.png South Factory
644 Royal Rumiatzi logo.png Royal Rumiatzi 1–0 Echegoyan FC logo.png Echegoyan FC
645 Echegoyan FC logo.png Echegoyan FC 1–0 Royal Arexa logo.png Royal Arexa
646 Ituraitz FC logo.png Ituraitz FC 4–1 Royal Rumiatzi logo.png Royal Rumiatzi
647 Royal Arexa logo.png Royal Arexa 0–0 Urbizania Wanderers logo.png Urbizania Wanderers
648 Astograth University SC logo.png Astograth University 1–0 Royal Rumiatzi logo.png Royal Rumiatzi
649 Ituraitz FC logo.png Ituraitz FC 3–2 Royal Rumiatzi logo.png Royal Rumiatzi
650 Astograth University SC logo.png Astograth University 3–1 Royal Association logo.png Royal Association
651 Oyardo FC logo.png Oyardo FC 1–0 Echegoyan FC logo.png Echegoyan FC
652 Urbizania Wanderers logo.png Urbizania Wanderers 1–0 Royal Rumiatzi logo.png Royal Rumiatzi
653 Urbizania Wanderers logo.png Urbizania Wanderers 2–1 Echegoyan FC logo.png Echegoyan FC
654 Royal Rumiatzi logo.png Royal Rumiatzi 3–2 Echegoyan FC logo.png Echegoyan FC
655 Oyardo FC logo.png Oyardo FC 0–0 Astograth University SC logo.png Astograth University
656 Royal Rumiatzi logo.png Royal Rumiatzi 1–1 Ituraitz FC logo.png Ituraitz FC
657 Royal Rumiatzi logo.png Royal Rumiatzi 1–1 Astograth University SC logo.png Astograth University
658 Urbizania Wanderers logo.png Urbizania Wanderers 2–0 Ituraitz FC logo.png Ituraitz FC
659 Urbizania Wanderers logo.png Urbizania Wanderers 2–1 Echegoyan FC logo.png Echegoyan FC
660 Astograth University SC logo.png Astograth University 1–0 Royal Rumiatzi logo.png Royal Rumiatzi
661 Urbizania Wanderers logo.png Urbizania Wanderers 2–2 Astograth University SC logo.png Astograth University
662–673 Not held
674 Old City Central logo.png Old City Central 1–0 Ituraitz FC logo.png Ituraitz FC
675 Army United logo.png Army United 2–1 Sporting Iturributa logo.png Sporting Iturributa
676 Royal Rumiatzi logo.png Royal Rumiatzi 0–0 Sporting Iturributa logo.png Sporting Iturributa
677 Ituraitz FC logo.png Ituraitz FC 1–0 Royal Rumiatzi logo.png Royal Rumiatzi
678 Royal Rumiatzi logo.png Royal Rumiatzi 1–0 Ituraitz Victory logo.png Ituraitz Victory
679 Sporting Ibarguren logo.png Sporting Ibarguren 1–0 Urbizania Wanderers logo.png Urbizania Wanderers
680 Royal Rumiatzi logo.png Royal Rumiatzi 1–0 Urbizania Wanderers logo.png Urbizania Wanderers
681 Iturributa United logo.png Iturributa United 4–0 Athletic Club Rumiatzi logo.png Athletic Club Rumiatzi
682 Sporting Iturributa logo.png Sporting Iturributa 1–0 Royal Arexa logo.png Royal Arexa
683 Urbizania Wanderers logo.png Urbizania Wanderers 1–0 Royal Rumiatzi logo.png Royal Rumiatzi
684 Gesterlake FC logo.png Gesterlake FC 0–0 Sporting Iturributa logo.png Sporting Iturributa
Key
Match decided in extra-time
Match decided by a penalty-shootout after extra-time
Winners also won the First Division
Italics Team from outside the top level of Astograthian football

Results by team[edit]

Results by team
Club Wins First final won Last final won Runners-up Last final lost Final appearances
Royal Rumiatzi 8 634 680 7 683 15
Urbizania Wanderers 7 643 683 4 680 11
Ituraitz FC 6 637 677 3 674 9
Sporting Iturributa 3 638 682 7 684 10
Iturributa United 3 635 681 3 642 6
Astograth University 3 648 660 3 661 6
Oyardo FC 2 651 655 0 2
Echegoyan FC 1 645 645 5 659 6
Royal Arexa 1 647 647 2 682 3
Ituraitz Victory 1 639 639 2 678 3
Gesterlake FC 1 684 684 0 1
Sporting Ibarguren 1 679 679 0 1
Army United 1 675 675 0 1
Old City Central 1 674 674 0 1
Athletic Club Rumiatzi 0 1 681 1
Royal Association 0 1 650 1
South Factory 0 1 643 1