Challenge Kentish 1919-2014


FIFA and UEFA apparently recognise the competition as the "oldest cup competition in Europe" (that would at least require the qualifications "international" and "still in existence").
It was played as a triangular tournament between Belgian, French and UK Army selections, first in 1919. France withdrew after the 1986 tournament and were replaced by the Netherlands. France rejoined in 2006, when the tournament involved four teams for the first time ever.

  BE : Belgian Army 
  FR : French Army  (1919-1986) and (2006-)
  ND : Dutch Army   (1987-)
  UK : British Army

Final Rankings


Year    First   Second  Third
1919	BE	UK	FR
1921	UK	BE	FR
1922	UK	BE	FR
1923	BE   =  UK   =  FR
1924	BE	UK	FR
1925	BE	UK	FR
1926	BE	UK	FR
1927	UK	BE	FR
1928	UK	FR	BE
1929     no standing 
1930	BE	FR	UK
1931	UK	FR	BE
1932	BE	FR	UK
1933	BE	FR	UK
1934	FR	BE	UK
1935	UK	FR	BE
1936	FR	BE	UK
1937	FR	BE	UK
1938	FR	BE	UK
1939	BE	FR	UK
1940 to 46 not held
1947	BE   =  UK   =  FR
1948	UK	FR	BE
1949	FR	UK	BE
1950	FR	BE	UK
1951	BE	FR	UK
1952	UK	FR	BE
1953	UK	FR	BE
1954	FR	BE	UK
1955	UK	BE	FR
1956	FR	BE	UK
1957	BE	FR	UK
1958	FR	UK	BE
1959	FR	UK	BE
1960	FR	UK	BE
1961	FR	UK	BE
1962	UK	FR	BE
1963	FR	BE	UK
1964	UK	FR	BE
1965	FR	BE	UK
1966	FR	BE	UK
1967	BE	FR	UK
1968	BE	FR	UK
1969	UK	BE	FR
1970	UK	FR	BE
1971	FR	BE	UK
1972	FR	BE	UK
1973	BE	FR	UK
1974	BE	FR	UK
1975	BE	FR	UK
1976	BE	UK	FR
1977	BE	FR	UK
1978	BE	UK	FR
1979	BE   =  FR	UK
1980	BE	UK	FR
1981	FR	UK   =	BE
1982	FR	BE	UK
1983	FR	BE	UK
1984	UK	FR	BE
1985	FR	BE	UK
1986	BE	UK	FR
1987    BE
1988    ND
1989    UK
1990    BE
1991    BE
1992    BE
1993    BE
1994    ND
1995    ND
1996    UK
1997    ND
1998    UK
1999    BE
2000    ND
2001    ND
2002    ND
2003    UK
2004    UK
2005    ND	BE	UK
2006    FR	UK	BE	ND	[in Dijon]
2007	FR				[in Eupen]
2008    FR      UK      ND
2009    FR
2010    UK
2011    FR
2012    FR
2013    ND
2014    UK


Tables



1919
1.Belgium	2  1 1 0  2-1  3
2.England	2  1 0 1  3-2  2
3.France	2  0 1 1  1-3  1

1921
1.England	2  1 1 0  7-3  3
2.Belgium	2  1 0 1  4-4  2
3.France	2  0 1 1  3-7  1

1922
1.England	2  1 1 0  2-1  3
2.Belgium	2  1 0 1  5-3  2
3.France	2  0 1 1  3-6  1

1923
1.England	2  1 0 1  2-2  2 =
1.Belgium	2  1 0 1  2-2  2 =
1.France	2  1 0 1  2-2  2 =

1924
1.Belgium	2  2 0 0  9-1  4
2.England	2  1 0 1  4-4  2
3.France	2  0 0 2  1-9  0

1925
1.Belgium	2  2 0 0  7-2  4
2.England	2  1 0 1  5-4  2
3.France	2  0 0 2  0-6  0

1926
1.Belgium	2  1 1 0  8-3  3
2.England	2  1 1 0  4-2  3
3.France	2  0 0 2  1-8  0

1927
1.England	2  1 0 1  5-4  2
2.Belgium	2  1 0 1  4-4  2
3.France	2  1 0 1  6-7  2

1928
1.England	2  2 0 0  10- 5  4
2.France	2  1 0 1   7- 6  2
3.Belgium	2  0 0 2   4-10  0

1929
no standing (Belgium - England not played)

1930
1.Belgium	2  1 1 0  6-4  3
2.France	2  1 1 0  4-3  3
3.England	2  0 0 2  3-6  0

1931
1.England	2  1 1 0  4-3  3
2.France	2  1 0 1  4-3  2
3.Belgium	2  0 1 1  3-5  1

1932
1.Belgium	2  2 0 0  4-2  4
2.France	2  1 0 1  4-3  2
3.England	2  0 0 2  0-3  0

1933
18.02.33 London		England		1-4 France
23.03.33 Buffalo	France		0-5 Belgium
     .33 Brussels	Belgium		1-1 England

1.Belgium	2  1 1 0  6-1  3
2.France	2  1 0 1  4-6  2
3.England	2  0 1 1  2-5  1

1934
08.02.34 Brussels	Belgium		4-4 France
08.03.34 Buffalo	France		2-1 England
     .34 London		England		2-3 Belgium

1.France	2  1 1 0  6-5  3
2.Belgium	2  1 1 0  7-4  3
3.England	2  0 0 2  3-5  0

1935
23.02.35 London		England		5-0 France
05.03.35 Paris		France		5-3 Belgium
     .35 Brussels	Belgium		0-3 England

1.England	2  2 0 0  8-0  4
2.France	2  1 0 1  5-8  2
3.Belgium	2  0 0 2  3-8  0

1936
24.02.36 Paris		France		2-2 England
08.03.36 Brussels	Belgium		1-2 France
     .36 London		England		0-5 Belgium

1.France	2  1 1 0  4-3  3
2.Belgium	2  1 0 1  6-2  2
3.England	2  0 1 1  2-7  1

1937
13.02.37 London		England		0-6 France
04.03.37 Paris		France		1-1 Belgium
     .37 Brussels	Belgium		4-2 England

1.France	2  1 1 0  7-1  3
2.Belgium	2  1 1 0  5-3  3
3.England	2  0 0 2  2-10 0

1938
03.03.38 Paris		France		5-0 England
13.03.38 Brussels	Belgium		1-2 France
     .38 London		England		1-6 Belgium

1.France	2  2 0 0  7-1  4
2.Belgium	2  1 0 1  7-3  2
3.England	2  0 0 2  1-11 0

1939
23.02.39 London		England		0-5 France
09.03.39 Paris		France		0-0 Belgium
     .39 Brussels	Belgium		6-0 England

1.Belgium	2  1 1 0  6-0  3
2.France	2  1 1 0  5-0  3
3.England	2  0 0 2  0-11 0

1947
13.03.47 Paris		France		2-2 England
29.03.47 Brussels	Belgium		1-1 France
     .47 London		England		1-1 Belgium

1.France	2  0 2 0  3-3  2 =
1.England	2  0 2 0  3-3  2 =
1.Belgium	2  0 2 0  2-2  2 =

1948
04.03.48 Paris		France		1-1 Belgium
07.04.48 London		England		1-0 France
     .48 Brussels	Belgium		0-1 England

1.England	2  2 0 0  2-0  4
2.France	2  0 1 1  1-2  1
2.Belgium	2  0 1 1  1-2  1

1949
24.03.49 Paris		France		3-1 England
24.04.49 Brussels	Belgium		2-2 France
     .49 London		England		5-0 Belgium

1.France	2  1 1 0  6-3  3
2.England	2  1 0 1  6-3  2
3.Belgium	2  0 1 1  2-7  1

1950
16.03.50 Paris		France		4-1 Belgium
01.04.50 London		England		2-2 France
     .50 Brussels	Belgium		3-0 England

1.France	2  1 1 0  6-3  3
2.Belgium	2  1 0 1  4-4  2
3.England	2  0 1 1  2-5  1

1951
18.02.51 Le Havre	France		2-0 England
15.04.51 Brussels	Belgium		3-1 France
     .51 London		England		2-2 Belgium

1.Belgium	2  1 1 0  5-3  3
2.France	2  1 0 1  3-3  2
3.England	2  0 1 1  2-4  1

1952
16.03.52 Cherbourg	France		2-1 Belgium
01.04.52 Dieppe		France		0-1 England
     .52 Brussels	Belgium		0-3 England

1.England	2  2 0 0  4-0  4
2.France	2  1 0 1  2-2  2
3.Belgium	2  0 0 2  1-5  0

1953
01.01.53 Caen		France		1-2 England
15.02.53 Brussels	Belgium		0-1 France
     .53 London		England		2-1 Belgium

1.England	2  2 0 0  4-2  4
2.France	2  1 0 1  2-2  2
3.Belgium	2  0 0 2  1-3  0

1954
03.04.54 London		England		2-3 France 
05.05.54 Paris		France		3-0 Belgium
     .54 Brussels	Belgium		3-1 England

1.France	2  2 0 0  6-2  4
2.Belgium	2  1 0 1  3-4  2
3.England	2  0 0 2  3-6  0

1955
13.11.54 Dulwich	England		3-1 Belgium
27.01.55 Paris		France		3-3 England
13.02.55 Brussels	Belgium		4-2 France

1.England	2  1 1 0  6-4  3
2.Belgium	2  1 0 1  5-5  2
3.France	2  0 1 1  5-7  1

1956
23.02.56 Paris		France		1-0 Belgium
28.04.56 London		England		1-3 France 
     .56 Brussels	Belgium		2-0 England

1.France	2  2 0 0  4-1  4
2.Belgium	2  1 0 1  2-1  2
3.England	2  0 0 2  1-5  0

1957
10.03.57 Brussels	Belgium		2-2 France
27.03.57 London		England		1-2 Belgium
24.04.57 Paris		France		1-1 England

1.Belgium	2  1 1 0  4-3  3
2.France	2  0 2 0  3-3  2
3.England	2  0 1 1  2-3  1

1958
19.02.58 London		England		0-2 France
02.03.58 Oran		France		4-0 Belgium 
     .58 Brussels	Belgium		1-2 England

1.France	2  2 0 0  6-0  4
2.England	2  1 0 1  2-3  2
3.Belgium	2  0 0 2  1-6  0

1959
14.12.58 Paris		France		2-1 England
18.03.59 London		England		3-2 Belgium
19.04.59 Brussels	Belgium		1-3 France

1.France	2  2 0 0  5-2  4
2.England	2  1 0 1  4-4  2
3.Belgium	2  0 0 2  3-6  0

1960
24.03.60 Paris		France		5-0 Belgium 
06.04.60 London		England		1-2 France
     .60 Brussels	Belgium		1-2 England

1.France	2  2 0 0  7-1  4
2.England	2  1 0 1  3-3  2
3.Belgium	2  0 0 2  1-7  0

1961
14.12.60 London		England		3-0 Belgium
21.03.61 Brussels	Belgium		0-1 France
10.04.61 Oran		France		2-1 England

1.France	2  2 0 0  3-1  4
2.England	2  1 0 1  4-2  2
3.Belgium	2  0 0 2  0-4  0

1962
25.02.62 London		England		4-0 France
14.03.62 Paris		France		5-1 Belgium 
     .62 Brussels	Belgium		2-5 England

1.England	2  2 0 0  9-2  4
2.France	2  1 0 1  5-5  2
3.Belgium	2  0 0 2  3-10 0

1963
      	 London		England		0-5 Belgium
         Cherbourg	France		8-0 England
         Brussels	Belgium		 -  France

1. France

1964
Results unknown

1965
Results unknown

1966
?
?
27.04.66 Paris		France		5-1 Belgium

1. France

1967
?
?
  .04.67 Brussels	Belgium		4-0 France

1. ?

1968
Results unknown

1969
?
?
?        ?		France		1-3 England

1. ?

1970
?
?
04.02.70 Aldershot	England		4-3 France

1. ?



1981
21.01.81 Melun		France		1-1 England
04.02.81 Aldershot	England		0-0 Belgium
25.02.81 Verviers       Belgium         1-1 France
	
France		2  0 2 0  2-2  2
England		2  0 2 0  1-1  2
Belgium		2  0 2 0  1-1  2

1982
27.01.82 Cherbourg	France		1-1 Belgium
10.02.82 Aldershot	England		0-2 France
24.02.82 Sint Truiden	Belgium		2-2 England

France		2  1 1 0  3-1  3
Belgium		2  1 0 1  1-1  2
England		2  0 1 1  2-4  1

1983
09.02.83 Seraing	Belgium         1-1 France
23.02.83 LucÚ		France		3-0 England
26.02.83 Aldershot	England		0-0 Belgium

France		2  1 1 0  4-1  3
Belgium		2  1 0 1  1-1  2
England		2  0 1 1  0-3  1

1984
25.01.84 Aldershot	England		1-0 France
08.02.84 Seraing	Belgium		1-2 England 
15.02.84 Lorient	France		5-2 Belgium 

England		2  2 0 0  3-1  4
France		2  1 0 1  5-3  2
Belgium		2  0 0 2  3-7  0

1985
23.01.85 Gent		 Belgium        0-3 France
06.02.85 Cherbourg	 France		2-1 England
20.02.85 (England)	 England	0-1 Belgium

France		2  2 0 0  5-1  4
Belgium		2  1 0 1  1-3  2
England		2  0 0 2  1-3  0

1986
     .86 (Belgium)       Belgium	1-1 England
05.02.86 Charleville	 France		1-3 Belgium
05.04.86 Aldershot	 England	2-2 France

Belgium		2  1 1 0  4-2  3
England		2  0 2 0  3-3  2
France		2  0 1 1  3-5  1



2004
24.03.04 Den Haag	Netherlands	 -  Belgium
?        (Belgium)      Belgium		0-3 England
?        Uxbridge	England		4-1 Netherlands

1. England

2005
01.02.05 (England)	England		1-1 Belgium
28.04.05 Den Haag	Netherlands	4-0 England
11.05.05 Eupen		Belgium		1-2 Netherlands

1. Netherlands


2006
May 13 and 15 in Dijon (France)
Semifinals
England		4-0 Netherlands
France		3-0 Belgium

Third place match
Belgium		4-3 Netherlands		[aet]

Final
France		2-1 England


About this document

Prepared and maintained by Erik Garin for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Erik Garin (garinerik@hispeed.ch)
Last updated: 20 Nov 2014

(C) Copyright Erik Garin and RSSSF 2000/14
You are free to copy this document in whole or part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the author. All rights reserved.