Copa FGF

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Copa FGF
2014 Copa FGF logo.png
2014 logo, in posthumous tribute to Fernandão.
Founded2004
Region Bandeira do Rio Grande do Sul.svg Rio Grande do Sul
Number of teams22
Current champions Glória (1st title)
Most successful club(s) Internacional
Juventude
Lajeadense
Novo Hamburgo
Pelotas
(2 titles each)
Website Official website

The Copa Federação Gaúcha de Futebol, commonly known as the Copa FGF, is an annual cup competition organized by the Rio Grande do Sul state football federation for clubs that are in the first, second and third divisions of the Campeonato Gaúcho. It is held in the second half of the year and usually clubs participating in the higher levels of the Campeonato Brasileiro do not participate with the first team squad, using his academy.

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The competition was founded in 2004, being the most important knockout cup competition in Rio Grande do Sul football. The most important league is the Campeonato Gaúcho, played in the first half of the year. It is known to be a competition that values Gaúcho football, because the greatest clubs in the state, Grêmio and Internacional, usually play the cup with their academy teams, opening up the possibility of other clubs win the title.

The Copa FGF usually receive a different name in each edition, honoring important people related to football in Rio Grande do Sul. The 2014 edition is called Copa Fernandão , in posthumous tribute to former Internacional footballer who died in June of the same year.

The current holders are Glória, having beaten Novo Hamburgo in the 2021 finals.

Format

Competition

The competition is a knockout tournament with pairings for first round (round of 22) drawn at random, being the best placed club in the FGF Club Ranking plays the first leg at away. If that club wins by a difference of two or more goals, it will be automatically qualified for the next round. The same rules serves to Round of 12. From the quarter-finals, the order of matches is decided by lot and the second leg is required.

Twenty-two clubs beginning in the round of 22, being the winners and the best loser advancing to the second round. In the round of 12, the winners and the two best losers qualify for the quarter-finals. Thereafter, only the winners advance to the semifinals and the finals.

Qualification for competitions

The Copa FGF winners qualify for the following season's Copa do Brasil. Currently, the competition does not grant more qualifying for the Campeonato Brasileiro Série D, because since the creation of the Super Copa Gaúcha, this new competition received that right for the champion. However, the Copa FGF winner also qualifies for this cup, having the opportunity to qualify for the Campeonato Brasileiro Série D.

Clubs

Having been established in 2004, the Copa FGF has been played by dozens of different clubs in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The following 22 clubs will compete in the Copa FGF during the 2014 edition.

ClubCityStadiumCapacityDivision in 2014First appNumber of appsTitlesLast title
Aimoré São Leopoldo Cristo Rei10,000 Série A1 20065
Bagé Bagé Pedra Moura12,000 Série B 20083
Brasil (PE) Pelotas Bento Freitas 18,000 Série A1 20048
Cerâmica Gravataí Vieirão8,000 Série A1 20077
Esportivo Bento Gonçalves Montanha dos Vinhedos 15,269 Série A1 2004512004
Estância Velha Canoas Estádio das Cabriúvas5,000 Série B 20141
Farroupilha Pelotas Nicolau Fico8,000 Série B 20044
Garibaldi Garibaldi Alcides Santa Rosa4,000 Série B 20071
Guarani (VA) Venâncio Aires Edmundo Feix4,000 Série B 20052
Guarany (BG) Bagé Estrela D'Alva10,000 Série B 20064
Internacional Porto Alegre Morada dos Quero-Queros2,000 Série A1 20041022010
Juventude Caxias do Sul Alfredo Jaconi 23,726 Série A1 2004922012
Lajeadense Lajeado Arena Alviazul7,000 Série A1 20057
Marau Marau Carlos Renato Bebber2,000 Série A2 20141
Novo Hamburgo Novo Hamburgo Estádio do Vale6,500 Série A1 2004922013
Panambi Panambi João Marimon Júnior3,000 Série A2 20141
Pelotas Pelotas Boca do Lobo 18,000 Serie A1 2004812008
Santa Cruz-RS Santa Cruz do Sul Estádio dos Plátanos7,000 Série A2 2014212020
São José-RS Porto Alegre Passo D'Areia8,000 Série A1 20049
São Paulo-RS Rio Grande Aldo Dapuzzo11,500 Série A1 20047
Veranópolis Veranópolis Antônio David Farina4,000 Série A1 20041
Ypiranga-RS Erechim Colosso da Lagoa 30,000 Série A2 A20064

Champions

SeasonChampionsRunners-up
2004 Esportivo Gaúcho
2005 Novo Hamburgo Ulbra
2006 Grêmio Ulbra
2007 Caxias Brasil de Pelotas
2008 Pelotas Cerâmica
2009 Internacional Ypiranga
2010 Internacional Cerâmica
2011 Juventude Lajeadense
2012 Juventude Brasil de Pelotas
2013 Novo Hamburgo São José
2014 Lajeadense Guarani-VA
2015 Lajeadense Pelotas
2017 São José Aimoré
2018 Avenida Gaúcho
2019 Pelotas São José
2020 Santa Cruz São José
2021 Glória Novo Hamburgo

Records and statistics

List of champions

Seven clubs are officially recognized to have been the Copa FGF champions, of which four teams have two titles each: Internacional, Juventude, Lajeadense and Novo Hamburgo. Below is the complete list of winners and runners-up of the competition.

ClubWonRunner-upYears wonYears runner-up
Lajeadense 212014, 2015 2011
Pelotas 212008, 20192015
Novo Hamburgo 212005, 20132021
Juventude 20 2011, 2012
Internacional 202009, 2010
São José 1320172013, 2019, 2020
Santa Cruz 102020
Avenida 102018
Caxias 102007
Grêmio 102006
Esportivo 102004
Glória 102021
Gaúcho 022004, 2018
Brasil de Pelotas 022007, 2012
Cerâmica 022008, 2010
Canoas 022005, 2006
Aimoré 012017
Ypiranga 012009
Guarani-VA 012014

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