National Cup (Darmen)

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National Cup
Organising bodyDarmeni Football Association
Founded2036-37
RegionDarmen
Number of teams133
Qualifier forCup Winners' Cup
Current championsSterling City United (4th title)
Most successful club(s)Sterling City United (4 titles)
Television broadcastersDBC, DARBS, NBA

The National Cup is an annual knockout competition involving Darmeni association football clubs. The competition is organized by the Darmeni Football Association and is open to all clubs in both Series A and Series B. Teams in the Darmeni Youth Soccer Organization Adult League and the Defense Forces Championship are also eligible. Depending on the total number of entrants however, teams from the latter two competitions may be required to qualify to the cup proper by playing in the preliminary round.

The competition is conducted in a single-elimination knockout format, wherein each tie consists of a single match. If scores are level after regulation time, extra time and if needed, kicks from the spot, are used to determine the winner of the tie. Matchups for each tie are determined by random draw, with the team being drawn first to play at home. Since the 2040-41 edition of the National Cup (excepting the 2042-43 edition, where the final was once again held at the home of one of the two competing sides), the final has been played at a neutral site. Usually this neutral site is the Stadio Rushmore in Johnho. Prior to the 2040-41 edition, the final was played at the home stadium of one of the two competing sides, chosen randomly by a coin flip following the conclusion of the semifinals.

Sterling City United is currently the most successful club, having won the competition a total of four times. Romanopolis United and Tempala United Saints are the only other two teams to have won the cup more than once, each having done so twice.

Finals[edit]

Edition Season Date Winners Score Runners-up Venue
1 2036-37 May 30, 2037 Unknown club logo.svg
Lynx FC (DAR)
2-2 aet
4-3 pen
Unknown club logo.svg
Tempala United Saints (DAR)
Saints Hill Park
Tempala
2 2037-38 May 8, 2038 Unknown club logo.svg
Olympique Chuckio (DAR)
3-1 Unknown club logo.svg
Johnho United (DAR)
Olympic Stadium
Chuckio
3 2038-39 June 4, 2039 Unknown club logo.svg
Tempala United Saints (DAR)
1-0 Unknown club logo.svg
OGC Nauti (DAR)
Saints Hill Park
Tempala
4 2039-40 May 19, 2040 Romanopolis United logo.png
Romanopolis United (DAR)
1-0 Unknown club logo.svg
Olympique Chuckio (DAR)
Colossus Romanopolis
Romanopolis
5 2040-41 May 18, 2041 Unknown club logo.svg
Rogerton Valladar CF (DAR)
2-0 Unknown club logo.svg
Hugh Town Millionaires (DAR)
Colossus Romanopolis
Romanopolis
6 2041-42 May 17, 2042 MTK Kingsville logo.png
MTK Kingsville (DAR)
2-1 Unknown club logo.svg
Hugh Town Millionaires (DAR)
Stadio Rushmore
Johnho
7 2042-43 May 16, 2043 Unknown club logo.svg
Sterling City United (DAR)
1-1 aet
3-2 pen
Unknown club logo.svg
Menomonie United (DAR)
Wakanda Park
Menomonie
8 2043-44 May 21, 2044 Unknown club logo.svg
Sterling City United (DAR)
4-2 aet Unknown club logo.svg
Club Jim Falls (DAR)
Stadio Rushmore
Johnho
9 2044-45 May 27, 2045 Unknown club logo.svg
Tempala United Saints (DAR)
1-1 aet
4-2 pen
Unknown club logo.svg
Royal PFC (DAR)
Stadio Rushmore
Johnho
10 2045-46 May 26, 2046 Romanopolis United logo.png
Romanopolis United (DAR)
3-2 aet Darmen City United logo.png
Darmen City United (DAR)
Stadio Rushmore
Johnho
11 2046-47 May 18, 2047 Unknown club logo.svg
Sterling City United (DAR)
2-1 MTK Kingsville logo.png
MTK Kingsville (DAR)
Stadio Rushmore
Johnho
12 2047-48 May 16, 2048 Unknown club logo.svg
Sterling City United (DAR)
1-0 Unknown club logo.svg
Vogler City Force (DAR)
Northumberland Stadium
Scott City