Joan Gamper Trophy

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Joan Gamper Trophy
Trofeu Joan Gamper
Founded 1966
Region Catalonia
Number of teams 2 (1997–)
4 (1966–96)
Current champions Barcelona
Most successful club(s) Barcelona (39 titles)
Television broadcasters TV3 Televisió de Catalunya
Website FC Barcelona
2016 Joan Gamper Trophy

The Joan Gamper Trophy (Catalan: Trofeu Joan Gamper) or Joan Gamper Cup is an annual friendly football competition held in August, before the start of FC Barcelona's La Liga season.[1] The competition is hosted by FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou stadium and is named in honour of Joan Gamper, a founding member, player, and later president of the club. The competition was inaugurated in 1966 by Enric Llaudet, one of Gamper's successors as club president.[2] The trophy itself is an 800 grams (1.8 lb) silver cup with five micrometres of gold finishing, on top of a 10 kilograms (22 lb) marble plinth base.[3]

Initially, four teams participated in the competition, which featured two semi-finals, a third-place play-off, and a final. For the first competition in 1966, Barcelona were joined by Belgium's R.S.C. Anderlecht, France's FC Nantes, and Germany's FC Köln. Barcelona beat the German team 3–1 in the final. Köln subsequently won the competition in 1978 and 1981 and were runners-up in 1979, making them the only team, other than the hosts, to win the competition more than once. The next edition saw the first appearance of another Spanish team, Atlético Madrid, who along with the hosts, were joined by German side Bayern Munich, and Argentina's Boca Juniors. The latter two clubs are among the most regular guests. Bayern were runners-up in 1984, 1987 and 2006, while Boca became the first of several South American guests to be invited and have since returned in 1977, 1984, 2003 and 2008. The only non-European team to win the tournament was Brazil's Internacional, in 1982.

Subsequent competitions have included teams from Italy's Serie A, Germany's Bundesliga. Other top-flight Spanish clubs have also occasionally been invited, including Tenerife and Valencia, who were winners in 1993 and 1994, respectively. Since 1997, the competition has only featured a one-off game, the tournament being shortened due to an increased fixture list and a shorter close season.[1] If the match is tied after 90 minutes, no extra-time is played and the winner is decided by a penalty shoot-out.

Lionel Messi holds a number of records in the history of Joan Gamper Trophy.
Lionel Messi holds a number of records in the history of Joan Gamper Trophy.

Winners and finals

A (p) marks the winner was determined after a penalty shootout

Edition Year Winner Score Runner-up Third Score Fourth
1 1966 Spain Barcelona 3–1 West Germany Köln Belgium Anderlecht 7–0 France Nantes
2 1967 Spain Barcelona 2–1 Spain Atlético Madrid Argentina Boca Juniors 1–0 West Germany Bayern Munich
3 1968 Spain Barcelona 5–4 Brazil Flamengo Spain Athletic Bilbao 3–1 West Germany Werder Bremen
4 1969 Spain Barcelona 2–1 Spain Real Zaragoza Czechoslovakia Slovan Bratislava 2–1 Argentina Estudiantes
5 1970 Hungary Újpest 3–1 Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow Spain Barcelona 1–0 West Germany Schalke 04
6 1971 Spain Barcelona 1–0 Argentina Chacarita Juniors Hungary Budapest Honvéd 2–0 West Germany Bayern Munich
7 1972 West Germany Borussia M'gladbach 3–2 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia Spain Barcelona 0–0 (p) Brazil Vasco da Gama
8 1973 Spain Barcelona 2–2 (p) West Germany Borussia M'gladbach Argentina San Lorenzo 1–1 (p) Peru Deportivo Municipal
9 1974 Spain Barcelona 4–1 Scotland Rangers Spain Athletic Bilbao 1–0 Netherlands Ajax
10 1975 Spain Barcelona 2–1 Netherlands Feyenoord Czechoslovakia Spartak Trnava 1–1 (p) Hungary Újpest
11 1976 Spain Barcelona 2–0 West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 1–1 (p) Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
12 1977 Spain Barcelona 4–1 West Germany Schalke 04 Argentina Boca Juniors 2–1 Czechoslovakia Slovan Bratislava
13 1978 West Germany Köln 5–0 Austria Rapid Vienna Spain Barcelona 3–2 Brazil Botafogo
14 1979 Spain Barcelona 3–2 (aet) West Germany Köln Belgium Anderlecht 2–2 (p) Switzerland FC Zürich
15 1980 Spain Barcelona 2–1 Brazil Vasco da Gama Argentina River Plate 0–0 (p) Netherlands PSV
16 1981 West Germany Köln 4–0 Spain Barcelona Brazil Vasco da Gama 2–1 England Ipswich Town
17 1982 Brazil Internacional 3–1 England Manchester City Spain Barcelona 1–1 (p) West Germany Köln
18 1983 Spain Barcelona 2–1 West Germany Borussia Dortmund Belgium Anderlecht 4–2 England Nottingham Forest
19 1984 Spain Barcelona 3–1 West Germany Bayern Munich Argentina Boca Juniors 3–1 England Aston Villa
20 1985 Spain Barcelona 3–1 West Germany Hamburg Netherlands Ajax 4–2 Austria Rapid Vienna
21 1986 Spain Barcelona 1–0 Netherlands PSV England Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 Italy AC Milan
22 1987 Portugal Porto 2–0 West Germany Bayern Munich Spain Barcelona 3–2 Netherlands Ajax
23 1988 Spain Barcelona 3–1 Romania Steaua Bucharest Uruguay Peñarol 3–3 (p) Netherlands PSV
24 1989 Belgium KV Mechelen 2–0 France Sochaux Spain Barcelona 1–0 Brazil Internacional
25 1990 Spain Barcelona 3–1 Belgium Anderlecht Netherlands PSV 2–1 Soviet Union Spartak Moscow
26 1991 Spain Barcelona 3–0 France Marseille Brazil Internacional 2–0 Austria Rapid Vienna
27 1992 Spain Barcelona 2–0 Netherlands Feyenoord Belgium Club Brugge 3–3 (p) Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
28 1993 Spain Tenerife 3–1 Spain Barcelona France Bordeaux 2–0 Croatia Hajduk Split
29 1994 Spain Valencia 4–1 Spain Barcelona Netherlands PSV 2–1 Italy Brescia
30 1995 Spain Barcelona 5–1 Argentina San Lorenzo Netherlands Feyenoord 3–2 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
31 1996 Spain Barcelona 2–1 Italy Internazionale Belgium Anderlecht 3–2 Argentina San Lorenzo
32 1997 Spain Barcelona 2–2 (p) Italy Sampdoria 2 Teams
33 1998 Spain Barcelona 2–2 (p) Brazil Santos
34 1999 Spain Barcelona 2–1 Portugal Sporting CP
35 2000 Spain Barcelona 2–1 Netherlands PSV
36 2001 Spain Barcelona 3–2 Italy Parma
37 2002 Spain Barcelona 1–0 Serbia and Montenegro Red Star Belgrade
38 2003 Spain Barcelona 1–1 (p) Argentina Boca Juniors
39 2004 Spain Barcelona 2–1 Italy AC Milan
40 2005 Italy Juventus 2–2 (p) Spain Barcelona
41 2006 Spain Barcelona 4–0 Germany Bayern Munich
42 2007 Spain Barcelona 5–0 Italy Internazionale
43 2008 Spain Barcelona 2–1 Argentina Boca Juniors
44[4] 2009 England Manchester City 1–0 Spain Barcelona
45[5] 2010 Spain Barcelona 1–1 (p) Italy AC Milan
46[6] 2011 Spain Barcelona 5–0 Italy Napoli
47[7] 2012 Italy Sampdoria 1–0 Spain Barcelona
48[8] 2013 Spain Barcelona 8–0 Brazil Santos
49[9] 2014 Spain Barcelona 6–0 Mexico Club León
50 2015 Spain Barcelona 3–0 Italy Roma
51 [10] 2016 Spain Barcelona 3–2 Italy Sampdoria
52 [11] 2017 Spain Barcelona Brazil Chapecoense

Titles by club

Team Titles
Spain Barcelona 39
Germany Köln 2
Hungary Újpest 1
Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
Brazil Internacional
Portugal Porto
Belgium Mechelen
Spain Tenerife
Spain Valencia
Italy Juventus
England Manchester City
Italy Sampdoria

Participation by club

Below is the participation by club listed, grouped by country.

Participation(s) Team(s)
51 Barcelona
6 PSV Eindhoven
5 Anderlecht, Bayern Munich, Boca Juniors, Köln
3 AC Milan, Ajax, CSKA Sofia, Feyenoord, Internacional, Rapid Vienna, Sampdoria, San Lorenzo, Vasco da Gama
2 Athletic Bilbao, Borussia M'gladbach, Internazionale, Manchester City, Santos, Schalke 04, Slovan Bratislava, Újpest
1 Aston Villa, Atlético Madrid, Bordeaux, Borussia Dortmund, Botafogo, Brescia, Budapest Honvéd, Chacarita Juniors, Club Brugge, Club León, CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Eintracht Frankfurt, Estudiantes, Flamengo, Hajduk Split, Hamburg, Ipswich Town, Juventus, Marseille, Mechelen, Municipal Lima, Nantes, Napoli, Nottingham Forest, Parma, Peñarol, Porto, Rangers, Real Zaragoza, Red Star Belgrade, River Plate, Roma, Sochaux, Sparta Prague, Spartak Moscow, Spartak Trnava, Sporting CP, Steaua Bucharest, Tenerife, Tottenham Hotspur, Valencia, Werder Bremen, FC Zürich

Top goalscorers

Position Player Club Goals
1 Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Futbol Club Barcelona 21
Spain Juan Manuel Asensi Spain Futbol Club Barcelona
Spain Txiki Beguiristain Spain Futbol Club Barcelona
Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov Spain Futbol Club Barcelona
2 Spain Josep Maria Fusté Spain Futbol Club Barcelona 6
Spain Marcial Pina Spain Futbol Club Barcelona


Man of the Match Award (Most Valuable Player)

  • Lionel Messi is the only player in the history of Joan Gamper Trophy who has won the man of the match award (MVP) three times. First in 2013 against Santos, then in 2014 against Club León and most recently in 2016 against Sampdoria.[12][13][14][15]

Consecutive Goalscoring

  • Lionel Messi is the only player in the history of Joan Gamper Trophy who has scored in four consecutive editions (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016).

See also


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  2. ^ "Enric Llaudet". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Miguel, J.; Giménez, S. (16 August 2008). "La gran fiesta culé". (in Spanish). Grupo Zeta. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ibrahimovic makes Barcelona debut in Man City loss". USA Today. 19 August 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Conquista Barcelona el Trofeo Joan Gamper". La Cronica de Hoy (in Spanish). 25 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Fabregas scores for Barca". ESPN Soccernet. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sampdoria to face Barça in the Gamper on August 20". 25 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "FC Barcelona v Santos: Gamper of goals and high hopes (8-0)". 2 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "FC Barcelona – Club León: NIght full of promise (6-0)". 18 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Barcelona 3-2 Sampdoria: Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi brace help Spanish giants clinch Gamper Trophy triumph". Daily Mail. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "FC Barcelona invites Chapecoense to the 2017 Joan Gamper Trophy". FCBarcelona. 8 December 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "Messi, MVP del Joan Gamper". (in Spanish). 3 August 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "Messi sí quiere". (in Spanish). Grupo Zeta. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "FC Barcelona v UC Sampdoria: Gamp-iones! (3-2) | FC Barcelona". Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  15. ^ "Leo Messi, MVP and top scorer in the Gamper | FC Barcelona". Retrieved 2016-08-11. 
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