Cassar Cup

 

This knock-out competition, named after Chev. Cassar Torregiani, was played between the League Champions, the winners of the Knock Out Competition, the winners of the United Services League and the winners of the United Services Knock-Out.

 

Sliema Wanderers 12 *
Floriana 9
Valletta 4
Hamrun Spartans 2
Hibernians 2
Worcester Regiment 2 **
The Army 2 ***
Dorset Regiment 1
HMS Queen Elizabeth 1
HMS Barham 1
Queen’s Regiment 1
HMS Revenge 1
1st Coast Royal Malta Artillery 1
4th Destroyer Flottila 1 **
Royal Air Force 1 ***


* Once as Sliema Athletic
** Once shared since final was not played
*** Once as a combined team

 

1920/21 Floriana 1945/46 Sliema Athletic
1922/23 Floriana 1946/47 Hamrun Spartans
1923/24 Sliema Wanderers 1947/48 1st Coast RMA
1924/25 Sliema Wanderers 1948/49 Hamrun Spartans
1925/26 Dorset Regiment 1949/50 Floriana
1926/27 Royal Artillery 1950/51 Army/RAF
1927/28 HMS Queen Elizabeth 1951/52 Floriana
1928/29 HMS Barham 1952/53 Floriana
1929/30 Queen’s Regt. 1953/54 Floriana
1930/31 HMS Revenge 1955/56 Sliema Wanderers
1931/32 Worcester Regt. 1956/57 Sliema Wanderers
1932/33 Worcester Regt./4th Dest. Flottila * 1957/58 Floriana
1933/34 Sliema Wanderers 1958/59 Valletta
1934/35 Sliema Wanderers 1959/60 Sliema Wanderers
1935/36 Sliema Wanderers 1960/61 Floriana
1936/37 Floriana 1961/62 Hibernians
1937/38 Sliema Wanderers 1962/63 Hibernians
1938/39 Sliema Wanderers 1965/66 Valletta
1939/40 The Army 1966/67 Sliema Wanderers
1944/45 Valletta 1967/68 Valletta

 

Centenary Cup

 

The Centenary Cup was played during the calendar year 2000 as part of the celebrations of the hundredth anniversary of the Malta Football Association. All member clubs were invited to take part together with representatives of the member associations. Almost all member clubs took part but only one member association was represented, the Gozo FA.

 

2000 Valletta vs Floriana 3-1

 

Christmas Cup

 

The Christmas Cup was an attempt by the MFA to revive the popular Christmas Tournament. However due to lack of interest the competition was discontinued after 5 years.

 

Sliema Wanderers 3
Floriana 2

 

1965/66 Sliema W.
1966/67 Sliema W.
1967/68 Floriana
1968/69 Floriana
1969/70 Sliema W.

 

Cousis Shield

 

The Cousis Shield was one of the first Knock Out competitions played on the island. It was first played in season 1913-14 but the competition was not completed because of several disputes between clubs.

 

Sliema Wanderers 4
Floriana 3
Valletta United 2
St. George’s 2

 

1914/15 Valletta United vs Sliema W. 1-0 *
1916/17 St. George’s vs Valletta U. 1-0
1917/18 Sliema W. vs Paola R. 3-2
1914/15 Sliema W. vs Valletta U. 2-0
1916/17 Valletta U. vs Marsa U. 2-0
1920/21 Floriana vs Sliema W. w/o
1921/22 Floriana vs Sliema W. 1-0
1923/24 Sliema W. vs Vittoriosa S. 3-1
1925/26 Sliema W. vs Floriana 1-0
1926/27 St. George’s vs Valletta 1-0
1930/31 Floriana vs Sliema W. 4-2

* Won after a replay

 

Euro Cup

 

The Euro Cup – a pre-season tournament for the teams competing in UEFA competitions – was first contested in 1982. This competition replaced the Independence Cup which was transformed from a clash between the champions and FA Trophy winners to a tournament between the teams taking part in UEFA competitions in 1969. In 1993, the Euro Cup was replaced by the Lowenbrau Cup. However with the Lowenbrau sponsorship coming to an end, the competition will be known once again as Euro Challenge Cup as from 2004.

As from 2013, the tournament is no longer considered as an official competition.

  Euro Cup Lowenbrau Cup
   Valletta 4 * 6 *
   Sliema Wanderers 5 * 3   
   Hamrun Spartans 4  
   Hibernians 4    
   Birkirkara 1 2   
   Rabat Ajax 2  
   Floriana   1 *

* Joint winners

 

1982 Sliema W.
1983 Valletta
1984 Rabat Ajax
1985 Hamrun S.
1986 Rabat Ajax
1987 Valletta/Sliema W. *
1988 Hamrun S.
1989 Valletta
1990 Sliema W.
1991 Hamrun S.
1992 Hamrun S.
1993 Valletta/Floriana *
1994 Valletta
1995 Valletta
1996 Valletta
1997 Valletta
1998 Birkirkara
1999 Sliema W.
2000 Valletta
2001 Sliema W.
2002 Sliema W.
2003 Birkirkara
2004 Sliema W.
2005 Sliema W.
2006 Hibernians
2007 Hibernians
2008 Birkirkara
2009 Hibernians
2010 Sliema W.
2011 Valletta
2012 Hibernians

     * Joint winners

Independence Cup

 

This competition was first played between the League Champions and the FA Trophy Winners, therefore replacing the Scicluna Cup. However when in season 1969-70, Maltese clubs started participating in the UEFA competitions, the Independence Cup was transformed into a competition played on a one round-league basis. This competition was replaced by the Euro Cup in 1982-83.

 

Floriana 7
Sliema W. 5
Hibernians 3*
Valletta 3*


* Joint winners

 

1964/65 Sliema W.
1965/66 Not Played
1966/67 Floriana
1967/68 Hibernians
1968/69 Floriana
1969/70 Sliema W.
1970/71 Hibernians
1971/72 Sliema W.
1972/73 Floriana
1973/74 Sliema W.
1974/75 Valletta
1975/76 Floriana
1976/77 Floriana
1977/78 Floriana
1978/79 Floriana
1979/80 Valletta
1980/81 Valletta/Hibernians
1981/82 Sliema W.

 

Lowenbrau Cup

 

The Lowenbrau Cup was first held in 1993-94 to be played between the teams competing in the UEFA club competitions. This sort of competition saw its birth in the 1960’s as the Independence Cup. This was replaced by the Euro Cup in 1982, as a pre-season tournament for the three European competitors. Following the termination of the sponsorship by Lowenbrau, the tournament was once again known as Euro Cup.

 

Valletta 6 *
Sliema Wanderers 3
Birkirkara 2
Floriana 1 *

 

1993 Valletta/Floriana *
1994 Valletta
1995 Valletta
1996 Valletta
1997 Valletta
1998 Birkirkara
1999 Sliema W.
2000 Valletta
2001 Sliema W.
2002 Sliema W.
2003 Birkirkara

* Joint winners

 

National League 100 Anniversary Cup

 

The National League 100 Anniversary Cup was played during season 2009/10 as part of the celebrations marking the hundredth anniversary since the first ever league organised by the Malta Football Association.

 

2010 Valletta vs Floriana 3-1

 

Scicluna Cup

 

The Scicluna Cup, named after the owner of the Empire Stadium in Gzira, Mr Carmelo ‘Meme’ Scicluna, was played between the League Champions and the FA Trophy Winners. Something curious is the fact that out of 14 editions, Sliema emerged as winners on 10 occasions. This competiton was replaced by the Independence Cup.

 

Sliema Wanderers 10 *
Floriana 3 *
Valletta 2

 

1949/50 Sliema W.
1950/51 Sliema W.
1951/52 Not played
1952/53 Not played
1953/54 Sliema W.
1954/55 Sliema W.
1955/56 Sliema W.
1956/57 Sliema W.
1957/58 Sliema W.
1958/59 Sliema W./Floriana
1959/60 Sliema W.
1960/61 Valletta
1961/62 Floriana
1962/63 Floriana
1963/64 Valletta
1964/65 Not played
1965/66 Sliema W.

 

Sons of Malta Cup

 

The Sons of Malta Cup was played for a trophy which was donated by Maltese emigrants in Australia to the Malta Football Association. It was played between the Champions and the FA Trophy Winners. There were versions of this competition for the Second and Third Division.

 

Floriana 1 *
Hibernians 5 *
Sliema Wanderers 1 *
Valletta 2 *
Gzira United 1 *

 

1967/68 Floriana
1968/69 Floriana
1969/70 Hibernians
1970/71 Hibernians
1971/72 Hibernians
1972/73 Sliema W.
1973/74 Floriana
1974/75 Valletta
1975/76 Floriana
1976/77 Floriana
1977/78 Floriana
1978/79 Valletta
1979/80 Sliema W.

 

Super 5 Tournament

 

The Quadrangular Tournament for Top Clubs was a tournament played between the clubs which finish in the top 4 positions in the previous championship. For fifteen years, the tournament carried the name of the sponsors and was called the Super 5 Tournament as the Malta Government Department of Public Lotto sponsored the competition through the ‘Super 5 Lottery’.

It started as a pre-season competition but due to the several commitments in European competitions as from season 1999-2000 it was played in December/January.

 

Floriana 4
Valletta 4
Sliema Wanderers 3
Birkirkara 3
Hamrun Spartans 1
Hibernians 1

 

1990/91 Sliema Wanderers vs Valletta 3-0
1991/92 Hamrun Spartans vs Valletta 1-0
1992/93 Valletta vs Hamrun S. 3-0
1993/94 Floriana vs Valletta 1-1 (4-3 pen)
1994/95 Floriana vs Valletta 2-1
1995/96 Floriana vs Valletta 2-1
1996/97 Valletta vs Floriana 2-1
1997/98 Floriana vs Birkirkara 1-0
1998/99 Birkirkara vs Sliema W. 4-0
1999/2000 Valletta vs Sliema W. 3-1
2000/01 Valletta vs Sliema W. 4-1
2001/02 Sliema Wanderers vs Valletta 4-1
2002/03 Birkirkara vs Hibernians 4-1
2003/04 Sliema Wanderers vs Valletta 0-0 (4-2 pen)
2004/05 Birkirkara vs Sliema W. 2-0
2005/06 Hibernians vs Birkirkara 1-1 (4-3 pen)

 

Testaferrata Cup

 

The Testaferrata Cup was named after the owners of the Stadium in that period, that is the Testaferrata Moroni Viani brothers (who are still the owners of the ill-fated Gzira Stadium). It was first held in 1964-65 as a knock-out between the four leading clubs. After a dispute between the Stadium owners and the MFA, after which the latter transferred football to the Manoel Island Stadium, the competition was not held for 10 years.

 

Floriana 3 *
Hibernians 3 *
Sliema W. 2
Valletta 1

 

1964/65 Sliema W.
1974/75 Sliema W.
1975/76 Floriana
1976/77 Floriana/Hibernians
1977/78 Floriana
1978/79 Hibernians
1979/80 Valletta
1980/81 Hibernians