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Copa El Salvador

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Copa El Salvador
RegionEl Salvador
Number of teams32
Current championsSanta Tecla (2nd title)
Most successful club(s)Águila (2 titles)
Santa Tecla (2 titles)
2018–19 Copa El Salvador

The Copa El Salvador is the top knock-out football tournament in El Salvador. The first edition was played in 1999, resulting champion C.D. Águila of El Salvador. From 2000 to 2006, the competition was played two more times with Atlético Balboa and Once Municipal winning the cup. After a lengthy hiatus that began in 2006, was restored in 2016 The cup is currently sponsored by Claro and thus officially known as the Copa Claro. The Cup tournament is played as a separate tournament from the league (played between First, Second and Third Division).

Format Change

In 2014, the tournament was briefly brought back played between Águila and FAS. However, the cup turned out to be a one-off event.


On June 16, 2016 it was announced that a new cup competition would be played during Apertura 2016 and Clausura 2017. The tournament will involve 12 teams from the First Division, plus 10 of the Second Division and 10 of the Third Division for a total of 32 participants. The teams will be placed into 8 groups of 4. The 8 group winners, plus the 8 group runners-up, move on to the new round (round of 16).

The cup will be called Copa Claro for sponsorship reason and the winner will receive 15,000 dollars.[1]

List of finals

Copa Presidente (1999–2006)

Year Champion Score Runner-up Goalscorers for the Champion Goalscorers for the runner up Manager
1999-2000 Águila
Luis Ángel Firpo Argentina Adrián Mahía (2) Peru Paul Cominges Brazil Celio Rodríguez (2) Argentina Hugo Coria
2005-2006 Atlético Balboa
Independiente Nacional 1906 El Salvador Nelson Reyes (2) None Argentina Jorge García
2006-2007 Once Municipal
Águila El Salvador Mario Deras None El Salvador Nelson Ancheta

Copa Presidente/Independencia (2014–15)

Year Champion Score Runner-up Goalscorers for the Champion Goalscorers for the runner up Manager
2014–15 Águila
FAS Jamaica Sean Fraser Brazil Ronaille Calheira None Argentina Daniel Messina

Copa Claro (2016–present)

Year Champion Score Runner-up Manager
2016–17 Santa Tecla
FAS Argentina Ernesto Corti
2018–19 Santa Tecla
Audaz Uruguay Sebastian Abreu

List of winners

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
Santa Tecla 2 0 2016–17, 2018–19
Águila 2 1 1999–2000, 2014–15
Atlético Balboa 1 0 2005–06
Once Municipal 1 0 2006–07


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