|Founded||1938 (1922, as Campeonato de Portugal)|
|Number of teams||155 (current season)|
|Qualifier for||UEFA Europa League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira|
|Current champions||Porto (17th title)|
|Most successful club(s)||Benfica (26 titles)|
|Television broadcasters|| TVI |
The Taça de Portugal (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈtasɐ dɨ puɾtuˈɡaɫ] ; Cup of Portugal) is an annual association football competition and the premier knockout tournament in Portuguese football. For sponsorship reasons, it has been known as Taça de Portugal Placard as of the 2015–16 season. Organised by the Portuguese Football Federation since it was first held in 1938, the competition is open to professional and amateur clubs from the top-four league divisions. Matches are played from August–September to May–June, and the final is traditionally held at the Estádio Nacional in Oeiras, near Lisbon. The winners qualify for the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira (or the runners-up, in case the winners are also the league champions) and the UEFA Europa League (unless they already qualify for the UEFA Champions League through league placing).
Before 1938, a similar competition was held since 1922 under the name Campeonato de Portugal (English: Championship of Portugal), which determined the national champions from among the different regional championship winners. The establishment of the Primeira Liga, a nationwide league-based competition, as the official domestic championship in 1938, led to the conversion of the Campeonato de Portugal into the main domestic cup competition, under its current designation. In fact, the trophy awarded to the Portuguese Cup winners is the same that was awarded to the Campeonato de Portugal winners, although titles in each competition are counted separately.
The first winners of the Taça de Portugal were Académica, who defeated Benfica 4–3 in the 1939 final. Benfica are the most successful team in the competition, with 26 trophies in 36 final appearances. Porto are the current holders, who beat Benfica in the 2020 final.
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The first incarnation of a Portuguese Cup began in 1912, as an invitational tournament organized by SC Império; it was named after the organizing club, as "Taça do Império" (not to be confused with a similarly named, but unrelated, Taça Império - the one-off trophy for the inaugural match at the National Stadium on 10 June 1944). Because of its closed format, with very few clubs taking part, the Portuguese Federation does not recognise it as a true "national cup"; it ended in 1918.
The inaugural season of the "Campeonato de Portugal" (Championship of Portugal) took place in 1921–22, and this competition was played every season until 1937–38. The original format had all the clubs participating in regional leagues, with the regional winners progressing to knock-out rounds, and the ultimate victors named Champions of Portugal. This was the primary tournament in Portugal, until the creation of the round-robin competition in 1934-35 - in fact, the Champions moniker of this early period can be misleading, as the modern concept of "champion" applies to the league champion (i.e., for statistical purposes, the winners of this Campeonato de Portugal are no longer counted among Portuguese League champions). The short period of coexistence between two championships meant considerable confusion, and was pointed as a reason for lack of competitiveness in contemporary international matches - therefore, a revamp was bound to happen.
The success of the older competition meant it was carried over after the reorganization of Football competitions in 1938–39, albeit losing its top status: the (round-robin) league carried the name Campeonato (or, in its longform, "Campeonato Nacional da Primeira Divisão"), and the old Campeonato de Portugal was renamed "Taça de Portugal" (Portuguese Cup) for the 1938–39 season. The Cup soon became the second-most important trophy in Portuguese football.
The Cup is organised by the Portuguese Football Federation (Federação Portuguesa de Futebol) and is played by all teams in the Primeira Liga, Segunda Liga (excluding the B teams), Campeonato Nacional de Seniores (excluding reserve teams), 22 District Championships runners-up and by 18 District Cups winners.
As of the 2008–09 season, the cup is composed of 8 rounds (final included), with 1st level clubs joining at the 3rd round, the 2nd level clubs joining at the 2nd round and the 3rd and lower-level clubs competing from the beginning. All rounds are played in a single game, except for the semifinals.
The final match has been played at the Estádio Nacional near Lisbon in Jamor every season since 1946, except in 1961 (in a rare occurrence, Estádio das Antas was chosen as a more convenient venue for both Leixões and FC Porto, despite being the home of the latter; an agreement was reached by both teams due to geographical proximity and capacity); in the three years following the Carnation Revolution; in the 1982–83 season, due to FC Porto's pressure. In the years following the Carnation Revolution, the venue for the final match would be the home ground of the team that had won the Portuguese Cup the previous year; however, when Boavista won the Cup twice in a row, its home ground (Estádio do Bessa) was deemed too small and the matches were instead played in Estádio das Antas (FC Porto's home ground at the time).[ citation needed ]
|Campeonato de Portugal Finals|
|1922||Porto||2–1||Sporting CP||4 June 1922||Campo da Constituição, Porto|
|0–2||11 June 1922||Campo Grande, Lisbon|
|3–1 ( a.e.t. )||18 June 1922||Campo do Bessa, Porto|
|1922–23||Sporting CP||3–0||Académica||24 June 1923||Santo Estádio, Faro|
|1923–24||Olhanense||4–2||Porto||8 June 1924||Campo Grande, Lisbon|
|1924–25||Porto (2)||2–1||Sporting CP||28 June 1925||Campo de Monserrate, Viana do Castelo|
|1925–26||Marítimo||2–0||Belenenses||6 June 1926||Campo do Ameal, Porto|
|1926–27||Belenenses||3–0||Vitória de Setúbal||12 June 1927||Estádio do Lumiar, Lisbon|
|1927–28||Carcavelinhos||3–1||Sporting CP||30 June 1928||Campo de Palhavã, Lisbon|
|1928–29||Belenenses (2)||3–1||União de Lisboa||16 June 1929|
|1929–30||Benfica||3–1 ( a.e.t. )||Barreirense||1 June 1930||Campo Grande, Lisbon|
|1930–31||Benfica (2)||3–0||Porto||28 June 1931||Campo do Arnado, Coimbra|
|1931–32||Porto (3)||4–4 ( a.e.t. )||Belenenses||30 June 1932|
|2–1||17 July 1932|
|1932–33||Belenenses (3)||3–1||Sporting CP||2 July 1933||Estádio do Lumiar, Lisbon|
|1933–34||Sporting CP (2)||4–3 ( a.e.t. )||Barreirense||8 July 1934|
|1934–35||Benfica (3)||2–1||Sporting CP||30 June 1935|
|1935–36||Sporting CP (3)||3–1||Belenenses||7 July 1936|
|1936–37||Porto (4)||3–2||Sporting CP||4 July 1937||Campo do Arnado, Coimbra|
|1937–38||Sporting CP (4)||3–1||Benfica||26 June 1938||Estádio do Lumiar, Lisbon|
|Club||Winners||Runners-up||Winning years||Runner-up years|
|Sporting CP||4||6||1923, 1934, 1936, 1938||1922, 1925, 1928, 1933, 1935, 1937|
|Porto||4||2||1922, 1925, 1932, 1937||1924, 1931|
|Belenenses||3||3||1927, 1929, 1933||1926, 1932, 1936|
|Benfica||3||1||1930, 1931, 1935||1938|
|Vitória de Setúbal||0||1||–||1927|
|União de Lisboa||0||1||–||1929|
|Taça de Portugal Finals|
|1938–39||Académica||4–3||Benfica||25 June 1939||Campo das Salésias, Lisbon|
|1939–40||Benfica||3–1||Belenenses||7 July 1940||Estádio do Lumiar, Lisbon|
|1940–41||Sporting CP||4–1||Belenenses||22 June 1941||Campo das Salésias, Lisbon|
|1941–42||Belenenses||2–0||Vitória de Guimarães||12 June 1942||Estádio do Lumiar, Lisbon|
|1942–43||Benfica (2)||5–1||Vitória de Setúbal||20 June 1943||Campo das Salésias, Lisbon|
|1943–44||Benfica (3)||8–0||Estoril Praia||28 May 1944|
|1944–45||Sporting CP (2)||1–0||Olhanense||1 July 1945|
|1945–46||Sporting CP (3)||4–2||Atlético CP||30 June 1946||Estádio Nacional, Jamor|
|1946–47||Not held due to overscheduling|
|1947–48||Sporting CP (4)||3–1||Belenenses||4 July 1948|
|1948–49||Benfica (4)||2–1||Atlético CP||12 June 1949|
|1949–50||Not held due to Latin Cup being held|
|1950–51||Benfica (5)||5–1||Académica||10 June 1951|
|1951–52||Benfica (6)||5–4||Sporting CP||15 June 1952|
|1952–53||Benfica (7)||5–0||Porto||28 June 1953|
|1953–54||Sporting CP (5)||3–2||Vitória de Setúbal||27 June 1954|
|1954–55||Benfica (8)||2–1||Sporting CP||12 June 1955|
|1955–56||Porto||2–0||Torreense||27 May 1956|
|1956–57||Benfica (9)||3–1||Sporting da Covilhã||2 June 1957|
|1957–58||Porto (2)||1–0||Benfica||15 June 1958|
|1958–59||Benfica (10)||1–0||Porto||19 July 1959|
|1959–60||Belenenses (2)||2–1||Sporting CP||3 July 1960|
|1960–61||Leixões||2–0||Porto||9 July 1961||Estádio das Antas, Porto|
|1961–62||Benfica (11)||3–0||Vitória de Setúbal||1 July 1962||Estádio Nacional, Jamor|
|1962–63||Sporting CP (6)||4–0||Vitória de Guimarães||30 June 1963|
|1963–64||Benfica (12)||6–2||Porto||5 July 1964|
|1964–65||Vitória de Setúbal||3–1||Benfica||4 July 1965|
|1965–66||Braga||1–0||Vitória de Setúbal||22 May 1966|
|1966–67||Vitória de Setúbal (2)||3–2 ( a.e.t. )||Académica||9 July 1967|
|1967–68||Porto (3)||2–1||Vitória de Setúbal||16 June 1968|
|1968–69||Benfica (13)||2–1 ( a.e.t. )||Académica||22 June 1969|
|1969–70||Benfica (14)||3–1||Sporting CP||14 June 1970|
|1970–71||Sporting CP (7)||4–1||Benfica||27 June 1971|
|1971–72||Benfica (15)||3–2 ( a.e.t. )||Sporting CP||4 June 1972|
|1972–73||Sporting CP (8)||3–2||Vitória de Setúbal||17 June 1973|
|1973–74||Sporting CP (9)||2–1 ( a.e.t. )||Benfica||9 June 1974|
|1974–75||Boavista||2–1||Benfica||14 June 1975||Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon|
|1975–76||Boavista (2)||2–1||Vitória de Guimarães||12 June 1976||Estádio das Antas, Porto|
|1976–77||Porto (4)||1–0||Braga||18 May 1977|
|1977–78||Sporting CP (10)||1–1 ( a.e.t. )||Porto||18 June 1978||Estádio Nacional, Jamor|
|2–1||24 June 1978|
|1978–79||Boavista (3)||1–1 ( a.e.t. )||Sporting CP||30 June 1979|
|1–0||1 July 1979|
|1979–80||Benfica (16)||1–0||Porto||7 June 1980|
|1980–81||Benfica (17)||3–1||Porto||6 June 1981|
|1981–82||Sporting CP (11)||4–0||Braga||29 May 1982|
|1982–83||Benfica (18)||1–0||Porto||21 August 1983||Estádio das Antas, Porto|
|1983–84||Porto (5)||4–1||Rio Ave||1 May 1984||Estádio Nacional, Jamor|
|1984–85||Benfica (19)||3–1||Porto||10 June 1985|
|1985–86||Benfica (20)||2–0||Belenenses||27 April 1986|
|1986–87||Benfica (21)||2–1||Sporting CP||7 June 1987|
|1987–88||Porto (6)||1–0||Vitória de Guimarães||19 June 1988|
|1988–89||Belenenses (3)||2–1||Benfica||28 May 1989|
|1989–90||Estrela da Amadora||1–1 ( a.e.t. )||Farense||27 May 1990|
|2–0||3 June 1990|
|1990–91||Porto (7)||3–1 ( a.e.t. )||Beira-Mar||2 June 1991|
|1991–92||Boavista (4)||2–1||Porto||24 May 1992|
|1992–93||Benfica (22)||5–2||Boavista||10 June 1993|
|1993–94||Porto (8)||0–0 ( a.e.t. )||Sporting CP||5 June 1994|
|2–1 ( a.e.t. )||10 June 1994|
|1994–95||Sporting CP (12)||2–0||Marítimo||10 June 1995|
|1995–96||Benfica (23)||3–1||Sporting CP||18 May 1996|
|1996–97||Boavista (5)||3–2||Benfica||10 June 1997|
|1997–98||Porto (9)||3–1||Braga||14 June 1998|
|1998–99||Beira-Mar||1–0||Campomaiorense||16 June 1999|
|1999–00||Porto (10)||1–1 ( a.e.t. )||Sporting CP||21 May 2000|
|2–0||25 May 2000|
|2000–01||Porto (11)||2–0||Marítimo||10 June 2001|
|Replay matches abolished|
|2001–02||Sporting CP (13)||1–0||Leixões||12 May 2002|
|2002–03||Porto (12)||1–0||União de Leiria||15 June 2003|
|2003–04||Benfica (24)||2–1 ( a.e.t. )||Porto||16 May 2004|
|2004–05||Vitória de Setúbal (3)||2–1||Benfica||29 May 2005|
|2005–06||Porto (13)||1–0||Vitória de Setúbal||14 May 2006|
|2006–07||Sporting CP (14)||1–0||Belenenses||27 May 2007|
|2007–08||Sporting CP (15)||2–0 ( a.e.t. )||Porto||18 May 2008|
|2008–09||Porto (14)||1–0||Paços de Ferreira||31 May 2009|
|2009–10||Porto (15)||2–1||Chaves||16 May 2010|
|2010–11||Porto (16)||6–2||Vitória de Guimarães||22 May 2011|
|2011–12||Académica (2)||1–0||Sporting CP||20 May 2012|
|2012–13||Vitória de Guimarães||2–1||Benfica||26 May 2013|
|2013–14||Benfica (25)||1–0||Rio Ave||18 May 2014|
|2014–15||Sporting CP (16)||2–2 (3–1 p )||Braga||31 May 2015|
|2015–16||Braga (2)||2–2 (4–2 p )||Porto||22 May 2016|
|2016–17||Benfica (26)||2–1||Vitória de Guimarães||28 May 2017|
|2017–18||Desportivo das Aves||2–1||Sporting CP||20 May 2018|
|2018–19||Sporting CP (17)||2–2 (5–4 p )||Porto||25 May 2019|
|2019–20||Porto (17)||2–1||Benfica||1 August 2020||Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra|
|Club||Winners||Runners-up||Winning years||Runner-up years|
|Benfica||26||11||1940, 1943, 1944, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1962, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1996, 2004, 2014, 2017||1939, 1958, 1965, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1989, 1997, 2005, 2013, 2020|
|Porto||17||14||1956, 1958, 1968, 1977, 1984, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2020||1953, 1959, 1961, 1964, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1992, 2004, 2008, 2016, 2019|
|Sporting CP||17||12||1941, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1954, 1963, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1995, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2015, 2019||1952, 1955, 1960, 1970, 1972, 1979, 1987, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2012, 2018|
|Boavista||5||1||1975, 1976, 1979, 1992, 1997||1993|
|Vitória de Setúbal||3||7||1965, 1967, 2005||1943, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1973, 2006|
|Belenenses||3||5||1942, 1960, 1989||1940, 1941, 1948, 1986, 2007|
|Braga||2||4||1966, 2016||1977, 1982, 1998, 2015|
|Académica||2||3||1939, 2012||1951, 1967, 1969|
|Vitória de Guimarães||1||6||2013||1942, 1963, 1976, 1988, 2011, 2017|
|Estrela da Amadora||1||0||1990||–|
|Desportivo das Aves||1||0||2018||–|
|Atlético CP||0||2||–||1946, 1949|
|Rio Ave||0||2||–||1984, 2014|
|Sporting da Covilhã||0||1||–||1957|
|União de Leiria||0||1||–||2003|
|Paços de Ferreira||0||1||–||2009|
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