List Of UEFA Intertoto Cup Winners
The UEFA Intertoto Cup was a European association football competition, held during the summer for European clubs that have failed to qualify for either the UEFA Champions League or the UEFA Cup. It provided "an alternative qualifying route into the UEFA Cup". The tournament did not come under official UEFA sanction until 1995, and was abolished in 2009.
The first tournament provided two winners, both of whom therefore qualified for the UEFA Cup in the 1995–96 season, with Strasbourg and Bordeaux as the winning teams. From the following season to the 2005 contest, three teams were awarded Intertoto Cups, with French teams being the most successful. In 2006, the format was modified to allow eleven clubs to qualify for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Cup, with the Intertoto Cup being awarded to the team that progressed the farthest in the competition. The competition was originally played over two legs, one at each participating club's stadium.
Hamburg, Villarreal, Schalke 04 and Stuttgart hold the record for the most victories, with each team winning the competition twice. The only teams to retain the UEFA Intertoto Cup are Villarreal and Schalke 04, who both retained the cup in 2004 after winning the previous year. Teams from France have won the competition on the most occasions, with 12 winners coming from the country.
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