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The Cupa României (English: Romanian Cup) is an association football club tournament for Romanian teams. It has been held annually since 1933–34, except during World War II. All teams connected to the Romanian Football Federation can perform in the tournament. The winner of the cup is granted a place in the play-off round of the UEFA Europa League.

The most successful teams have been mainly from Bucharest, with Steaua București winning 22 titles, followed by Rapid București and Dinamo București with thirteen each.

Format

Since the 2009–10 season, the format has been as such:

The county phase begins the tournament and is organized by the county football associations. Forty-two teams (one from each county) advance to the next phase.

  • First round – 140 teams (42 teams qualified from the county phase and 98 Liga III teams)
  • Second round – 80 teams (70 winners from the first round and the remaining 10 Liga III teams)
  • Third round – 40 teams (winners from the second round)
  • Fourth round – 56 teams (20 winners from the third round and all 36 Liga II teams)
  • Round of 32 – (14 winners from the fifth round and all 18 Liga I teams)
  • Round of 16 (winners from the Round of 32)
  • Quarter-finals
  • Semi-finals
  • Final

Performances

Club Winners Runners-up Winning years
Steaua București 22 8 1948–49, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1961–62, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1975–76, 1978–79, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1991–92, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 2010–11, 2014–15
Dinamo București 13 9 1958–59, 1963–64, 1967–68, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1989–90, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2011–12
Rapid București 13 6 1934–35, 1936–37, 1937–38, 1938–39, 1939–40, 1940–41, 1941–42, 1971–72, 1974–75, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2005–06, 2006–07
Universitatea Craiova 6 5 1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1990–91, 1992–93
CFR Cluj 4 1 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2015–16
Petrolul Ploiești 3 1 1962–63, 1994–95, 2012–13
Politehnica Timișoara 2 6 1957–58, 1979–80
Ripensia Timișoara 2 2 1933–34, 1935–36
UTA Arad 2 2 1947–48, 1953
Progresul București 1 4 1959–60
Universitatea Cluj 1 4 1964–65
Progresul Oradea 1 1 1956
Jiul Petroșani 1 1 1973–74
Gloria Bistrița 1 1 1993–94
CFR Turnu Severin 1 1942–43
Metalul Reșița 1 1954
Arieșul Turda 1 1960–61
Chimia Râmnicu Vâlcea 1 1972–73
Astra Giurgiu 1 2013–14
Sportul Studențesc București 3
Unirea Tricolor București 2
FC Baia Mare 2
CAM Timișoara 1
Venus București 1
CFR Timișoara 1
Flacăra Mediaș 1
Energia Câmpia Turzii 1
Dinamo Obor București 1
Siderurgistul Galați 1
Dinamo Pitești 1
Foresta Fălticeni 1
Constructorul Galați 1
CSU Galați 1
Olimpia Satu Mare 1
FC Bacău 1
Dacia Unirea Brăila 1
Rocar București 1
Oțelul Galați 1
Farul Constanța 1
Unirea Urziceni 1
FC Vaslui 1

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