UEFA Intertoto Cup

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The UEFA Intertoto Cup is a summer football competition for European clubs that have not qualified for one of the main UEFA competitions (the Champions League and the UEFA Cup).

The Intertoto Cup replaced the International Football Cup (IFC), which was a competition organised by the football pools companies of central Europe to provide matches for their coupons during the summer months. In 1995 it was taken over by UEFA and opened up to clubs from across Europe. The cup does not have a single winner; instead there are three "finals", the winners of each of which are given entry to the following season's UEFA Cup. This makes the competition attractive to many clubs who see it as their only chance of qualifying for Europe.

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Structure

The competition has a total of five rounds. The first two rounds take place in mid June to early July, and feature teams from the smaller countires in Europe. From Round 3, which is in mid July, onwards, the teams from the larger nations enter. This leads to the semi-finals and finals. There are three 'finals', with the winner of each being given a small 'Intertoto Cup' trophy and, more importantly, entry into the UEFA Cup.

Criticisms

Because of the fact it is a competitive competition which takes place in July, many managers have criticised the competition because of it does not allow pre-season training, and clubs such as West Ham and Aston Villa have repeatedly claimed that entering the competition makes the players more fatigued by the end of the season. In England certainly, this can be seen by the fact that those teams who have entered the competition often have very good starts to the domestic season, but then tail off towards the end. However, this can be countered by the fact that Bordeaux won the Intertoto in 1995, and made it all the way to the UEFA Cup final in 1996.

Some countries do not take up their full allocation of Intertoto Cup places every year, as for many clubs the competition conflicts with their planned summer break and/or pre-season friendlies. Some clubs have claimed that the reduced summer break leaves their players more fatigued by the end of the following season. The cup is particularly unpopular in England, where it is sometimes referred to by derogatory names such as the "Intertwobob Cup" or "Intertinpot Cup".

Previous winners

International Football Cup

Season Winner Score Runner-up
1961/62 AFC Ajax
4-2 Feyenoord
1962/63 SK Slovan Bratislava
0-0 Padova
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Padova
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0-0 SK Slovan Bratislava
SK Slovan Bratislava won 1-0 on aggregate
1963/64 SK Slovan Bratislava
1-0 Polonia Bytom
1964/65 Polonia Bytom
5-1 SC Leipzig
SC Leipzig
3-0 Polonia Bytom
Polonia Bytom won 5-4 on aggregate
1965/66 Lokomotiv Leipzig
4-0 IFK Norrkping
IFK Norrkping
1-0 Lokomotiv Leipzig
Lokomotiv Leipzig won 4-1 on aggregate
1966/67 Eintracht Frankfurt
1-1 Inter Bratislava
Inter Bratislava
2-3 Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt won 4-3 on aggregate
1968-1994 No Overall Winner

UEFA Intertoto Cup

Season HomeScoreAway HomeScoreAway HomeScoreAway
1995 FC Tirol
1-1RC Strasbourg
Karlsruher SC
0-2Bordeaux
RC Strasbourg
6-1FC Tirol
Bordeaux
2-2Karlsruher SC
colspan=3RC Strasbourg won 7-2 on aggregate Bordeaux won 4-2 on aggregate
1996 Standard Lige
1-0Karlsruher SC
SC Rotor Volgograd
2-1Guingamp
Segasta Sisak
1-2Silkeborg IF
Karlsruher SC
3-1Standard Lige
Guingamp
1-0SC Rotor Volgograd
Silkeborg IF
0-1Segasta Sisak
colspan=3Karlsruher SC won 3-2 on aggregate Aggregate 2-2
Guingamp won on away goals
Aggregate 2-2
Silkeborg IF won on away goals
1997 Halmstads BK
0-1SC Bastia
Montpellier
0-1Olympique Lyonnais
MSV Duisburg
0-0AJ Auxerre
SC Bastia
1-1Halmstads BK
Olympique Lyonnais
3-2Montpellier
AJ Auxerre
2-0MSV Duisburg
colspan=3SC Bastia won 2-1 on aggregate Olympique Lyonnais won 4-2 on aggregate AJ Auxerre won 2-0 on aggregate
1998 SV Austria Salzburg
0-2Valencia CF
Werder Bremen
1-0Vojvodina Novi Sad
Bologna
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1-0Ruch Chorzow
Valencia CF
2-1SV Austria Salzburg
Vojvodina Novi Sad
1-1Werder Bremen
Ruch Chorzow
0-2Bologna
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colspan=3Valencia CF won 4-1 on aggregate Werder Bremen won 2-1 on aggregate Bologna won 3-0 on aggregate
1999 Montpellier
1-1Hamburger SV
Juventus
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2-0Rennes
West Ham United
0-1FC Metz
Hamburger SV
1-1Montpellier
Rennes
2-2Juventus
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FC Metz
1-3West Ham United
colspan=3Aggregate 2-2
Montpellier won 3-0 on penalties
Juventus won 4-2 on aggregate West Ham United won 3-2 on aggregate
2000 Sigma Olomouc
2-2Udinese
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Celta Vigo
2-1Zenit St Petersburg
AJ Auxerre
0-2VfB Stuttgart
Udinese
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4-2Sigma Olomouc
Zenit St Petersburg
2-2Celta Vigo
VfB Stuttgart
1-1AJ Auxerre
colspan=3Udinese won 6-4 on aggregate Celta Vigo won 4-3 on aggregate VfB Stuttgart won 3-1 on aggregate
2001 FC Basel
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1-1Aston Villa
Paris Saint Germain
0-0Brescia
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Troyes AC
0-0Newcastle United
Aston Villa
4-1FC Basel
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Brescia
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1-1Paris Saint Germain
Newcastle United
4-4Troyes AC
colspan=3Aston Villa won 5-2 on aggregate Aggregate 1-1
Paris Saint Germain won on away goals
Aggregate 4-4
Troyes AC won on away goals
2002 Villarreal CF
0-1Mlaga CF
Bologna
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2-2Fulham
Lille OSC
1-0VfB Stuttgart
Mlaga CF
1-1Villarreal CF
Fulham
3-1Bologna
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VfB Stuttgart
2-0Lille OSC
colspan=3Mlaga CF won 2-1 on aggregate Fulham won 5-3 on aggregate VfB Stuttgart won 2-1 on aggregate
2003 SV Pasching
0-2Schalke 04
SC Heerenveen
1-2Villarreal CF
AC Perugia
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1-0VfL Wolfsburg
Schalke 04
0-0SV Pasching
Villarreal CF
0-0SC Heerenveen
VfL Wolfsburg
0-2AC Perugia
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colspan=3Schalke 04 won 2-0 on aggregate Villarreal CF won 2-1 on aggregate AC Perugia won 3-0 on aggregate
2004 Lille OSC
0-0UD Leiria
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Schalke 04
2-1Slovan Liberec
Villarreal CF
2-0Atletico Madrid
UD Leiria
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0-2Lille OSC
Slovan Liberec
0-1Schalke 04
Atletico Madrid
2-0Villarreal CF
colspan=3Lille OSC won 2-0 on aggregate Schalke 04 won 3-1 on aggregate Aggregate 2-2
Villarreal CF won 3-1 on penalties
2005

Winners of competition by nation

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Nation Winners Losing Finalists Winning Clubs
France France 10 5 Strasbourg(1), Bordeaux(1), Guingamp(1), Bastia(1), Lyon(1), Auxerre(1), Montpellier(1), Paris Saint Germain(1), Troyes(1), Lille(1)
Germany Germany 8 (Incl 1 GDR & 1 FRG) 5 FC Schalke(2), VfB Stuttgart(2), Lokomotiv Leipzig(1), Eintracht Frankfurt(1), Karlsruhe(1), Werder Bremen(1)
SpainSpain 5 2 Villarreal(2), Valencia(1), Celta Vigo(1), Malaga(1)
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4 3 Bologna(1), Juventus(1), Udinese(1), Perugia(1)
England England 3 1 West Ham United(1), Aston Villa(1), Fulham(1)
Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic Slovakia 2 3 Slovan Bratislava(2)
Denmark Denmark 1 - Silkeborg(1)
Netherlands Netherlands 1 2 Ajax Amsterdam(1)
Poland Poland 1 2 Polonia Bytom(1)
Austria Austria - 3 -
Russia Russia - 2 -
Sweden Sweden - 2 -
Belgium Belgium - 1 -
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Portugal

- 1 -
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Switzerland

- 1 -
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Yugoslavia

- 1 -

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es:Intertoto fr:Coupe Intertoto nl:UEFA Intertoto Cup ja:UEFAインタートトカップ

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