History and palmares of Recopa of Europe
The Cup Winners Cup It was an ancient tournament organized by the UEFA facing each season Champions Cup each of the European countries.
In total they were held 39 editions of this competition since the first edition won by Fiorentina In the season 1960-1961 until the last one, curiously, He also won an Italian team as Lazio in the campaign 1998-1999.
Four Spanish teams have been able to lift this prestigious trophy: FC Barcelona (which it is the club that has won more times to get four times the), Atletico Madrid, Valencia Y Real Zaragoza, get last.
But nevertheless, the country most times has won the title is England, who has obtained 8 occasions (Chelsea 2, Manchester United, Manchester City, West Ham, Tottenham, Arsenal Y Everton).
Spain and Italy closely follow the English in that classification by countries. Both Spanish and Italians have succeeded 7 titles each. Followed by German clubs who have won the Recopa in 5 occasions.
Big European teams remained winless this competition. Real Madrid, Benfica O Inter de Milan are some examples. For the meringues it is quite striking as they played two finals and lost both in overtime. Especially surprising was the defeat against Aberdeen Scottish final 1983.
WINNERS OF THE Cup Winners Cup
4 Titles: FC Barcelona.
2 Titles: Anderlecht, Milan, Dynamo Kiev and Chelsea.
1 Title: Atletico Madrid, Rangers, Fiorentina, Arsenal, West Ham, Hamburg, Ajax, Sampdoria, Parma, Paris Saint Germain, Tottenham, Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Slovan de Bratislava, Manchester City, Valencia, Dinamo Tbilisi, Aberdeen, Magdeburg, Juventus, Everton, Mechelen, Manchester United, Werder Bremen, Real Zaragoza and Lazio.
THE OLDER STORY thrashings of Recopa
Anecdotally it is noteworthy that produced the biggest win in the history of the competition was a 16-1 that he Sporting Club of Portugal She endorsed him to the Apoel Nicosia Cypriot season 1963-1964.
Meanwhile, the largest global rout (taking into account the return leg) the he obtained Chelsea who managed a scandalous 21-0 against the weak Jeunesse Hautcharage Luxembourg to which won by 8-0 Y 0-13 respectively in the campaign 1971-1972.