Belfast Charity Cup

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Belfast Charity Cup
Organising body Irish Football Association
Founded1883
Abolished1941
Region Ulster Banner.svg Northern Ireland
Most successful club(s) Linfield (24 titles)

The Belfast Charity Cup was a football competition which ran from 1883 to 1941, and was based on a similar tournament in Scotland, the Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup. The competition was open to senior sides from Belfast and invited intermediate teams. [1]

Contents

List of champions

Performance by club

TeamNo. of winsWinning years
Linfield241890–91, 1891–92, 1892–93, 1893–94, 1894–95, 1898–99, 1900–01, 1902–03, 1904–05, 1912–13, 1913–14, 1914–15, 1916–17, 1917–18, 1918–19, 1921–22, 1926–27, 1927–28, 1929–30, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1935–36 (shared), 1937–38
Belfast Celtic111903–04, 1909–10, 1911–12, 1919–20, 1925–26 (shared), 1931–32, 1935–36 (shared), 1936–37, 1938–39, 1939–40, 1940–41
Cliftonville101883–84, 1885–86, 1886–87, 1887–88, 1888–89, 1896–97, 1905–06, 1907–08, 1908–09, 1923–24
Glentoran81895–96, 1901–02, 1906–07, 1910–11, 1922–23, 1924–25, 1925–26 (shared), 1928–29 (shared)
Distillery51899–00, 1915–16, 1920–21, 1928–29, 1930–31
Black Watch11889–90
North Staffordshire Regiment11897–98
Oldpark11884–85

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1901–02 Irish League

The Irish League in season 1901–02 comprised 8 teams, and Linfield won the championship.

1902–03 Irish League

The Irish League in season 1902–03 comprised 8 teams, and Distillery won the championship.

1904–05 Irish League

The Irish League in season 1904–05 comprised 8 teams, and Glentoran won the championship after a play-off with Belfast Celtic.

1905–06 Irish League

The Irish League in season 1905–06 comprised 8 teams, and Cliftonville and Distillery shared the championship after two drawn play-off matches.

1907–08 Irish League

The Irish League in season 1907–08 comprised 8 teams, and Linfield won the championship.

1909–10 Irish League

The Irish League in season 1909–10 comprised 8 teams, and Cliftonville won the championship.

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The Irish League in season 1910–11 comprised 8 teams, and Linfield won the championship after a play-off with Glentoran.

1911–12 Irish League

The Irish League in season 1911–12 comprised 8 teams, and Glentoran won the championship.

1912–13 Irish League

The Irish League in season 1912–13 comprised 10 teams, and Glentoran won the championship.

1913–14 Irish League

The Irish League in season 1913–14 comprised 8 teams, and Linfield won the championship.

1919–20 Irish League

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1930–31 Irish League

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References

  1. "Belfast Charity Cup". Irish Football Club Project. Archived from the original on 2015-10-31. Retrieved 2 September 2019.