Coppa Italia

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Coppa Italia
Organising bodyLega Serie A
Founded1922; 102 years ago (1922)
RegionItaly
Number of teams44
Qualifier forUEFA Europa League
Domestic cup(s)Supercoppa Italiana
Current championsInter Milan (9th title)
Most successful club(s)Juventus (14 titles)
Television broadcastersMediaset
List of international broadcasters
Websitelegaseriea.it/coppa
2023–24 Coppa Italia

Coppa Italia (lit.'Italy Cup') is the annual domestic cup of Italian football. The knockout competition was organized by the DDS and the Football League until the 2009–10 season and by Lega Serie A ever since.[1]

Juventus is the competition's most successful club with fourteen wins, followed by AS Roma and Inter Milan with nine. Juventus has contested the most finals with 21, followed by Roma with 17 finals. The holder can wear a cockade of Italy (Italian: coccarda), akin to the roundels that appear on military aircraft. The winner automatically qualifies for both the UEFA Europa League group stage and the Supercoppa Italiana the following year.

History[edit]

The beginning of the tournament was turbulent, due to the complexity of the participation of the teams in the tournament, since its inception in 1921, the Italian championship was divided into two groups. On the one hand the rich CCI Championship (Italian Football Confederation) and on the other the poor FIGC championship (Italian Football Federation). Losing all its most prestigious clubs, the FIGC tried to enhance its rump season with a new cup. The tournament's first edition held in 1922 was won by F.C. Vado.[2] The following agreement between the contenders did not contemplate a cup that, outside a failed 1926–27 tournament which was cancelled during the round of 32, was not held until 1935–36. The events of World War II interrupted the tournament after the 1942–43 season, and it did not resume again until 1958. Since then, it has been played annually or seasonally.[2]

The eight seasons during the fascist period were contested copying the FA Cup format. There was a different trophy, and the winners were awarded the tricolour scudetto while the championship winners obtained a Savoyard scudetto instead. The present-day cup and cockade were introduced in 1958.

Format[edit]

The Coccarda, the winner's patch
Gianluigi Buffon in 2016, wearing the Coccarda won with Juventus the season before. Also present is the Scudetto, worn by the holders of the Serie A title.

The competition is a knockout tournament with pairings for each round made in advance; the draw for the whole competition is made before a ball is kicked. Each tie is played as a single leg, except a two-legged semi-final stage. If a match is drawn, extra time is played. In the event of a draw after 120 minutes, a penalty shoot-out is contested. As well as being presented with the trophy, the winning team also qualifies for the UEFA Europa League (formerly the UEFA Cup). If the winners have already qualified for the UEFA Champions League via the Serie A, or are not entitled to play in UEFA competitions for any reason, the place goes to the next highest placed team in the league table.

There are a total of seven rounds in the competition. The competition begins in August with the preliminary round and is contested only by the eight lowest-ranked clubs. Clubs playing in Serie B join in during the first round with the 12 lowest-ranked teams in Serie A based on the previous league season's positions (unless they are to compete in European competition that year) begin the competition in the first round before August is over. The remaining eight Serie A teams join the competition in the third round in January, at which point 16 teams remain. The round of 16, the quarter-finals and the first leg of the semi-finals are then played in quick succession after the fourth round and the second leg of the semi-finals is played a couple of months later – in April – before the final in May. The two-legged final was eliminated for the 2007–08 edition and a single-match final is now played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.[3]

Phase Round Clubs remaining Clubs involved From previous round Entries in this round Teams entering at this round
First
phase
Preliminary round 44 8 none 8 Four teams from Serie B and four teams from Serie C (ranked 37–44)
First round 40 32 4 28 12 teams from Serie A and 16 teams from Serie B (ranked 9–36)
Second round 24 16 16 none
Second
phase
Round of 16 16 16 8 8 Eight teams from Serie A (ranked 1–8)
Quarter-finals 8 8 8 none
Semi-finals 4 4 4
Final 2 2 2

Winners by year[edit]

List of winners of Coppa Italia

Performance by club[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Club Winners Winning years
Juventus 14 1938, 1942, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1979, 1983, 1990, 1995, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021
AS Roma 9 1964, 1969, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1991, 2007, 2008
Inter Milan 9 1939, 1978, 1982, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2022, 2023
Lazio 7 1958, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2009, 2013, 2019
Fiorentina 6 1940, 1961, 1966, 1975, 1996, 2001
Napoli 6 1962, 1976, 1987, 2012, 2014, 2020
Torino 5 1936, 1943, 1968, 1971, 1993
AC Milan 5 1967, 1972, 1973, 1977, 2003
Sampdoria 4 1985, 1988, 1989, 1994
Parma 3 1992, 1999, 2002
Bologna 2 1970, 1974
Vado 1 1922
Genoa 1 1937
Venezia 1 1941
Atalanta 1 1963
Vicenza 1 1997
Total 75
Notes
  • The 1922 tournament was contested only by smaller clubs who remained associated with FIGC, following the formation of a breakaway league by the larger teams who participated the 1921–22 Prima Divisione.
  • Although 76 tournaments have been contested, only 75 cups have been assigned. The 1926–27 edition was abandoned in the round of 32.

Finals[edit]

In bold are the winners of the finals.[4]

Club Finalists Finals years
Juventus 21 1938, 1942, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1973, 1979, 1983, 1990, 1992, 1995, 2002, 2004, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022
AS Roma 17 1937, 1941, 1964, 1969, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1991, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013
Inter Milan 15 1939, 1959, 1965, 1977, 1978, 1982, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2022, 2023
AC Milan 14 1942, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1985, 1990, 1998, 2003, 2016, 2018
Torino 13 1936, 1938, 1943, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1993
Fiorentina 11 1940, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1966, 1975, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2014, 2023
Lazio 10 1958, 1961, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
Napoli 10 1962, 1972, 1976, 1978, 1987, 1989, 1997, 2012, 2014, 2020
Sampdoria 7 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1994, 2009
Atalanta 5 1963, 1987, 1996, 2019, 2021
Parma 5 1992, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2002
Palermo 3 1974, 1979, 2011
Hellas Verona 3 1976, 1983, 1984
Genoa 2 1937, 1940
Venezia 2 1941, 1943
Bologna 2 1970, 1974
Vado 1 1922
Udinese 1 1922
Alessandria 1 1936
Novara 1 1939
SPAL 1 1962
Catanzaro 1 1966
Padova 1 1967
Cagliari 1 1969
Ancona 1 1994
Vicenza 1 1997
Total 150
Notes
  • From 1968 to 1971, FIGC introduced a final group instead of semi-finals and finals. For statistical equity, only champions and runners-up of those groups are counted as finalists.

Performance by player[edit]

Top appearances[edit]

Rank Player Period Games
1 Italy Franco Baresi 1977–1997 97
2 Italy Roberto Mancini 1981–2001 73
3 Italy Paolo Maldini 1985-2009 72
3 Italy Roberto Baggio 1982–2004 65
Italy Fausto Salsano 1979–2000
4 Italy Pietro Fanna 1975–1993 59
5 Italy Alessandro Altobelli 1973–1990 55
Italy Gianluca Vialli 1980–1996
7 Italy Paolo Pulici 1966–1985 54
8 Italy Maurizio Ganz 1985–2007 52
Italy Nicola Caccia 1987–2005
10 Italy Francesco Totti 1992–2017 46
Italy Pietro Paolo Virdis 1973–1991
12 Italy Andrea Carnevale 1978–1996 45
Italy Oscar Damiani 1968–1986
Italy Daniele Massaro 1979–1989
15 Italy Pietro Anastasi 1966–1981 44
Italy Giuseppe Giannini 1981–1996
1997–1999
17 Italy Giancarlo Marocchi 1982–2000 43
18 Italy Roberto Boninsegna 1963–1980 42
Italy Francesco Flachi 1993–2010
Italy Massimo Agostini 1982–2008
Italy Giuseppe Incocciati 1981–1995
22 Italy Alessandro Del Piero 1993–2012 41
Italy Vincenzo D'Amico 1972–1988
Italy Domenico Caso 1971–1989

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club(s) Goals
1 Italy Alessandro Altobelli Brescia, Internazionale, Juventus 56
2 Italy Roberto Boninsegna Hellas Verona, Varese, Juventus, Cagliari, Internazionale 48
3 Italy Giuseppe Savoldi Atalanta, Bologna, Napoli 47
4 Italy Gianluca Vialli Cremonese, Sampdoria, Juventus 43
5 Italy Bruno Giordano Lazio, Napoli, Ascoli, Bologna 38
Italy Paolo Pulici Torino, Udinese, Fiorentina
7 Italy Roberto Baggio Vicenza, Fiorentina, Juventus, Milan, Bologna, Internazionale, Brescia 36
Italy Pietro Anastasi Varese, Juventus, Internazionale, Ascoli
9 Italy Roberto Mancini Bologna, Sampdoria, Lazio 33
10 Italy Gigi Riva Cagliari 32
11 Italy Roberto Pruzzo Genoa, Roma, Fiorentina 30
12 Argentina Diego Maradona Napoli 29
13 Italy Andrea Carnevale Avellino, Reggiana, Cagliari, Udinese, Napoli, Roma, Pescara 28
Italy Gianni Rivera Milan
15 Italy Francesco Graziani Arezzo, Torino, Fiorentina, Roma, Udinese 27
16 Italy Pierino Prati Milan, Roma 26
Italy Oscar Damiani Vicenza, Napoli, Juventus, Genoa, Milan, Parma
Italy Aldo Serena Bari, Internazionale, Milan, Juventus
19 Italy Alessandro Del Piero Juventus 25
Italy Antonio Di Natale Empoli, Udinese
Italy Sandro Tovalieri Arezzo, Roma, Avellino, Ancona, Atalanta, Reggiana, Sampdoria
Argentina Gabriel Batistuta Fiorentina, Roma

Most titles[edit]

Gianluigi Buffon and Roberto Mancini (6)[5]

Broadcasting[edit]

This is a list of television broadcasters and streaming television providers which provide coverage of the Coppa Italia, as well as the Supercoppa Italiana and maybe exclude the Serie A matches (depending on broadcasting rights in selected regions).

2021–2024[edit]

Italy[edit]

The Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana has been broadcast by Mediaset since the 2021–22 season. Previously, the tournament was aired by the national public broadcaster RAI up until the 2020–21 edition.[6]

International[edit]

For countries without broadcasting rights, both Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana also available via Serie A YouTube channel.

Countries Broadcaster Ref
 Albania SuperSport
 Andorra DAZN [7]
 Austria
 Germany
 Japan
 Spain
 Azerbaijan CBC Sport
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Arena Sport [8]
 Croatia
 Montenegro
 North Macedonia
 Serbia
 Slovenia
 Brazil ESPN
 Bulgaria Max Sport
 Canada fuboTV
  Caribbean ESPN
 China Migu and Zhibo
 Cyprus Cytavision Sports
 Czech Republic Sport1
 Denmark Ekstra Bladet
 France L'Equipe [9]
 Georgia Setanta Sports
 Greece Nova Sports
 Hong Kong
 Hungary Sport1
 Indonesia Telkom Indonesia
Televisi Republik Indonesia [10]
 Ireland Premier Sports
 Israel Sport 1 [11]
 Kazakhstan Qazsport
 Kosovo ArtSport [12]
  Latin America ESPN
 Liechtenstein Sky Sport
 Macau Macau Cable TV
 Middle East and North Africa AD Sports [9]
 Malta TSN [11]
 Netherlands Ziggo Sport [11]
 Norway VG+
 Poland Polsat Sport
 Portugal Sport TV
 Romania Prima Sport
 Russia Okko Sport [11]
 Slovakia Sport1
  Sub-Saharan Africa StarTimes Sports
 Sweden Aftonbladet
 Switzerland Sky Sport
 Thailand True Sport
 Turkey TRT Spor
 Ukraine MEGOGO [11]
 United Kingdom Viaplay Sports
 United States CBS [13]
 Uzbekistan Sport
 Vietnam HTV [14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Coppa Italia: statistiche record curiosità del torneo – Drogbaster". Drogbaster (in Italian). September 4, 2018. Archived from the original on April 18, 2021. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  3. ^ "TIM Cup – Sede di Gara Finale 2007/2008" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Nazionale Professionisti. December 6, 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 28, 2008.
  4. ^ "Top Performances Throughout History In The Coppa Italia | Forza Italian Football". Forza Italian Football. September 9, 2021. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  5. ^ "Buffon wins Coppa with Chiesa Senior and Junior". Football Italia. May 19, 2021. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  6. ^ "Coppa Italia: diritti tv in esclusiva a Mediaset – Sportmediaset". Sport MediaSet by Mediaset (in Italian). Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  7. ^ "Dazn will broadcast the Coppa Italia in Spain and Germany". Italy24 News English. May 12, 2021. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "Dazn will broadcast the Coppa Italia in Spain and Germany". Italy24 News English. May 12, 2021. Retrieved July 18, 2021.
  9. ^ a b "Abu Dhabi Sports and L'Equipe land Coppa Italia rights". February 25, 2022. Retrieved February 25, 2022.
  10. ^ "Coppa Italia". Twitter. Retrieved June 17, 2023.
  11. ^ a b c d e "COMUNICAZIONE DIRITTI AUDIOVISIVI INTERNAZIONALI STAGIONI SPORTIVE 2021/22, 2022/23, 2023/24" (PDF). Lega Serie A. May 10, 2021. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 16, 2021. Retrieved July 31, 2021.
  12. ^ "Copa di Italia ekskluzivisht në ArtMotion dhe Kujtesa". Klan Kosova. Klan Kosova. June 18, 2021. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
  13. ^ "Serie A is coming to Paramount+: CBS Sports acquires exclusive rights for Italian soccer beginning this summer". CBS Sports. Retrieved July 18, 2021.
  14. ^ "Đài truyền hình HTV sẽ tổ chức truyền hình trực tiếp "Giải Bóng đá Cúp Quốc gia Italia và Siêu cúp Italia 2021–2022" trên kênh HTV9 & HTV Thể thao". HTV. Retrieved January 13, 2022.

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