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Jordan Cup kicks off

By Aline Bannayan - Sep 24,2017 - Last updated at Sep 24,2017

AMMAN — The third major competition on the 2017/18 football calendar — the Jordan Cup — gets under way on Monday with teams trying to make up for defeats in the Jordan Professional Football League.

So far this season, Jazira lost two finals as reigning League and Jordan Cup champs Faisali beat Jazira 2-1 to win the 35th Jordan Super Cup, while Wihdat beat Jazira lost 2-0 to win the Jordan Football Association (JFA) Shield final.

As the Jordan Cup gets under way, First Division champs Aqaba, who together with Yarmouk were promoted to the league join league, teams in four groups playing in the first round. 

Group A: Aqaba, Jazira and Ramtha. Group B: Hussein, Yarmouk and Wihdat. Group C: Baqa’a, Faisali and Ahli. Group D: That Ras, Shabab Urdun and Manshieh.

Week 1 will see That Ras play Shabab Urdun, Aqaba take on Jazira, Baqa’a face Faisali and Hussein play Yarmouk.

Since the cup started in 1980 there have been 37 editions with Faisali being record 19-time champions. Wihdat won 10 times, Ramtha and Shabab Urdun twice each, while Jazira, Arabi, That Ras and Ahli won once each.

Last year, Faisali combined the Jordan Cup title with their 33rd league title. Ahli won the 34th Super Cup while Shabab Urdun won their second Shield title after they first won it in 2007.

 

Jordan Cup record 

(Runner-up in parenthesis)

1980Faisali (Baqa’a)

1981Faisali (Ramtha)

1982Wihdat (Ahli)

1983Faisali (Ramtha)

1984Jazira (Ahli)

1985Wihdat (Faisali)

1986Arabi (Jazira)

1987Faisali (Hussein)

1988Wihdat (Faisali)

1989Faisali (Ramtha)

1990Ramtha (Hussein)

1991Ramtha (Wihdat)

1992Faisali (Wihdat)

1993Faisali (Ramtha)

1994Faisali (Ramtha)

1995Faisali (Ramtha)

1996Wihdat (Ramtha)

1997Wihdat (Ramtha)

1998Faisali (Wihdat)

1999Faisali (Wihdat)

2000Wihdat (Faisali)

2001Faisali (Hussein)

2002Faisali (Hussein)

2003 Faisali (Hussein)

2004 Faisali (Sh. Hussein)

2005 Shabab Urdun (Faisali)

2006 Shabab Urdun (Faisali)

2007Faisali (Shabab Urdun)

2008 Wihdat (Shabab Urdun)

2009Wihdat (Arabi)

2010Wihdat (Manshieh)

2011Faisali (Manshieh)

2012That Ras (Ramtha)

2013Wihdat (Baqa’a)

2014Faisali (That Ras)

2015Ahli (Shabab Urdun)

2016Faisali (Jazira)

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