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This weekend could see a Welsh team win the English FA cup if Cardiff can upset the odds and beat Portsmouth.

I know a Welsh team has won it before, and that a Scottish team has previously reached the final but I'm interested in the general principle of (however technically) 'foreign' teams winning domestic cup competitions.

Can anyone enlighten me as to other examples of this? Would there be a website that lists the most famous instances?

Thanks in advance.
 

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The best example is AS Monaco. As a foreign club, they've won the French top-flight league title 7 times and the cup title 5 times. Monaco is probably the most successful foreign club in a major domestic league.
 

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Ahh.. I'm strolling around in the World Football forum and then I have to see Adnan's avatar. ;) Hopefully he hasn't already closed the chapter FCN in his mind completely.

Rapid Wien has won the German Cup once, which falls under a pretty dark history chapter.
 

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I believe Glasgow Rangers won the English FA Cup in the 19th century, when Scottish participants were quite common.

Derry City from Northern Ireland has won the Irish Cup only a couple of seasons ago. Of course they are in the Irish competitions purely for political reasons but still...

AS Monaco won the French cup several times.

And I believe in Asia it is more common to see foreign teams participate in competitions of all sorts. I do know two Australian teams (Perth Glory and I am not sure of the other one) both won a Singapore Cup before the new Australian professional league was introduced.

Maybe, if FC Toronto can get succesful, we'll see a Canadian side winning trophies in the USA soon.
 

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Nope, he definitely won't stay. The negotiations with Wolfsburg look pretty serious. Wolfsburg!? :eek: He's after the money... :rolleyes: I really thought he'll stay here in case we don't get relegated.
I only meant that he hopefully is so loyal to give everything in his last game on Saturday.
 

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Crewe Alexandra have won the Welsh Cup in the 1960s
Shrewsbury Town have also won welsh cup
as have Chester and Tranmere and Bristol City and a team known as South Liverpool FC

Vaduz dunno if they won anything in swiss , but i think they get uefa cup from leichstien cup (lieichinstien dont have any team go in the CL though...)

Cardiff did win fa cup in 1927.
 

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Rapid Wien has won the German Cup once, which falls under a pretty dark history chapter.
German Championship: Rapid Wien won the Championship in 1941, and DFC Praha and Admira Wien were runners up once.

1903 - VfB Leipzig 7:2 DFC Prag
1939 - FC Schalke 04 9:0 VfB Admira Wien
1941 - SK Rapid Wien 4:3 FC Schalke 04


Catalan Cup (Modern Era):

1990 - FC Andorra 0:0 RCD Espanyol (Andorra on penalties)


Irish (FAI) Cup:

1989 - Derry City FC 0:0; 1:0 Cork City
1995 - Derry City FC 2:1 Shelbourne FC
02-II - Derry City FC 1:0 Shamrock Rovers FC
2006 - Derry City FC 4:3 St Patrick's Athletic FC


Mexican Championship:

1939 - Euzkadi (Basqueland NT) finished in 2nd position.


And former Soviet, Yugoslavian cups...
 

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FC Vaduz was just promoted into the Swiss Super League on Monday, and the city of Vaduz will be one of the smallest locales in Europe with a top flight football team (5,000 population). So now there is a Liechtenstein team competing in the Swiss top flight, though they could be pretty out of their depth there and it is unlikely they will win anything. They cannot qualify for European competition via league placement and they compete in the Liechtenstein Cup instead of the Swiss Cup, which gives one UEFA Cup spot. Also an interesting part of their agreement to play in the Swiss leagues is that if they do indeed win the Swiss league they will not be recognized as champions of Switzerland.
 

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FC Barcelona from the nation of Catalunya has won 18 Spanish Championships and 24 Spanish Cups. On top of that 7 Supercopa's de España and 2 Spanish Copa de la Liga's.

I think its the most succesful foreign team playing in another country!
 

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Crewe Alexandra have won the Welsh Cup in the 1960s
Shrewsbury Town have also won welsh cup
as have Chester and Tranmere and Bristol City and a team known as South Liverpool FC

Vaduz dunno if they won anything in swiss , but i think they get uefa cup from leichstien cup (lieichinstien dont have any team go in the CL though...)

Cardiff did win fa cup in 1927.
I was aware of Chester winning the Welsh cup once, but what the heck is South Liverpool FC? Are you sure of that? I never ever heard or read about a club with that name, if they were anything remotely succesful they'd probably be well documented.
 

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Crewe Alexandra have won the Welsh Cup in the 1960s
Shrewsbury Town have also won welsh cup
as have Chester and Tranmere and Bristol City and a team known as South Liverpool FC

Vaduz dunno if they won anything in swiss , but i think they get uefa cup from leichstien cup (lieichinstien dont have any team go in the CL though...)

Cardiff did win fa cup in 1927.
I was aware of Chester winning the Welsh cup once, but what the heck is South Liverpool FC? Are you sure of that? I never ever heard or read about a club with that name, if they were anything remotely succesful they'd probably be well documented.
 

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Nope, he definitely won't stay. The negotiations with Wolfsburg look pretty serious. Wolfsburg!? :eek: He's after the money... :rolleyes: I really thought he'll stay here in case we don't get relegated.
I only meant that he hopefully is so loyal to give everything in his last game on Saturday.
Well the odds of you guys getting relegated are still bigger than you staying up, no? And you have to admit that Wolfsburg has the better team now and they're looking to invest even more next season. I can fully understand his decision.
 

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FC Barcelona from the nation of Catalunya has won 18 Spanish Championships and 24 Spanish Cups. On top of that 7 Supercopa's de España and 2 Spanish Copa de la Liga's.

I think its the most succesful foreign team playing in another country!
:pp:thumbsup:
 
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