Name
Coupe de France

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Established
1917 (102 years old)

First Recorded Event
2019-01-04

Sport
Soccer

Location
France

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
French Cup

Last Edit
Ovokx: 18 Apr 2019
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Latest Results
13 Feb 20 Epinal 1 - 2  St Etienne
12 Feb 20 Dijon 1 - 5  Paris SG
12 Feb 20 Lyon 1 - 0  Marseille
11 Feb 20 ASM Belfort 0 - 3  Rennes
30 Jan 20 Nice 1 - 2  Lyon
29 Jan 20 Marseille 2 - 1  Strasbourg
29 Jan 20 Epinal 2 - 1  Lille
29 Jan 20 Pau FC 0 - 2  Paris SG
28 Jan 20 Angers 4 - 5  Rennes
28 Jan 20 Monaco 0 - 1  St Etienne

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The Coupe Charles Simon, commonly known as the Coupe de France (French pronunciation: ​), is the premier knockout cup competition in French football organized by the French Football Federation. The cup competition is named after Charles Simon, a French sportsman who died while serving in World War I, and is open to all amateur and professional football clubs in France, including clubs based in the overseas departments and territories. The final is played at the Stade de France and the winner of the Coupe de France qualifies for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League. The reigning champions are Paris Saint-Germain who defeated Les Herbiers VF in the final of the 2017–18 competition.

The Coupe de France was first held in 1917–18 and, during the 2016–17 season, celebrated its 100th season. Combined with random draws and one-off matches (no replays), the Coupe de France can be difficult for the bigger clubs to win. The competition is usually beneficial to the amateur clubs as it forces higher-ranked clubs, usually professional clubs, to play as the away team when drawn against lower-league opposition if they are competing two levels below them. Despite the advantages, only two amateur clubs have reached the final since professionalism was introduced in French football in 1932: Calais RUFC in 2000 and Les Herbiers VF in 2018. Two clubs from outside Ligue 1 have won the competition, Le Havre in 1959 and Guingamp in 2009. The Coupe de France is managed and run by the Coupe de France Commission, whose president is former French international Willy Sagnol.

8,506 clubs competed in the 2017-18 edition.

Seasons

1819 Season

1920 Season

Teams

Athlético Mars
-11

Epinal
-11

FC Rouen
-11

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