Challenge Cup

Short History

     The Challenge Cup was invented in 1897 in Vienna by John Gramlick, a co-founder of the Vienna Cricket and Football-Club. It was the first international competition for football clubs. The competition was open for all clubs in the Austro-Hungarian Empire that normally would not meet could take part, but practically all the participating teams came from the three major cities Vienna, Budapest and Prague. It was played in a knockout format. The Challenge Cup was carried out until the year 1911 and is today seen as the predecessor to the Mitropa Cup.

Tournaments

Editions

Edition Year Host Date Teams Matches
1. 1897/98 ? ? 1897 - ? 1898 ? teams ? matches
2. 1898/99 ? ? 1898 - ? 1899 ? teams ? matches
3. 1899/00 ? ? 1899 - ? 1900 ? teams ? matches
4. 1900/01 ? ? 1900 - ? 1901 ? teams ? matches
5. 1901/02 ? ? 1901 - ? 1902 ? teams ? matches
6. 1902/03 ? ? 1902 - ? 1903 ? teams ? matches
7. 1903/04 ? ? 1903 - ? 1904 ? teams ? matches
8. 1904/05 ? ? 1904 - ? 1905 ? teams ? matches
9. 1908/09 ? ? 1908 - ? 1909 ? teams ? matches
10. 1910/11 ? ? 1910 - ? 1911 ? teams ? matches

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Results
1. 1897/98 ? VIENNA CRICKET FC
(Austria)
Wiener FC
(Austria)
7-0
2. 1898/99 ? FIRST VIENNA FC
(Austria)
Viktoria Wien
(Austria)
4-1
3. 1899/00 ? FIRST VIENNA FC
(Austria)
Vienna Cricket FC
(Austria)
2-0
4. 1900/01 ? WIENER AC
(Austria)
Slavia Prague
(Bohemia)
1-0
5. 1901/02 ? VIENNA CRICKET FC
(Austria)
Budapesti TC
(Hungary)
2-1
6. 1902/03 ? WIENER AC
(Austria)
ČAFC Královské Vinohrady
(Bohemia)
?-?
7. 1903/04 ? WIENER AC
(Austria)
Vienna Cricket FC
(Austria)
7-0
8. 1904/05 ? WIENER SPORT-CLUB
(Austria)
Magyar AC
(Hungary)
2-1
9. 1908/09 ? FERENCVAROS
(Hungary)
Wiener Sport-Club
(Austria)
2-1
10. 1910/11 ? WIENER SPORT-CLUB
(Austria)
Ferencváros
(Hungary)
3-0

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