CONIFA European Football Cup 2017

CONIFA Euro 2017 North Cyprus Logo [Reference: 1]

Knockout Stages

DateHome TeamAway Team
7th Place
09.06.2017Felvidek2South Ossetia0
5th Place
09.06.2017Ellan Vannin3 (4p)Karaptalja3 (5p)
09.06.2017Northern Cyprus2Szekely Land1
09.06.2017Padania0 (6p)Abkhazia0 (5p)
3rd Place
09.06.2017Abkhazia1Szekely Land3
09.06.2017Northern Cyprus1 (3p)Padania1 (5p)
CONIFA European Football Cup Knockout Results 2017 [Reference: 2]

Final Group Tables

Group A
Northern Cyprus (Q)3210907
Abkhazia (Q)3120435
South Ossetia30032130
Group B
Padania (Q)3210417
Szekely Land (Q)3111544
Ellan Vannin3102353
CONIFA European Football Cup Final Group Tables 2017 [Reference: 2]

Group Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Group A
05.06.2017Abkhazia2South Ossetia1
04.06.2017Northern Cyprus1Karpatalja0
06.06.2017South Ossetia0Northern Cyprus8
07.06.2017South Ossetia1Karpatalja4
07.06.2017Northern Cyprus0Abkhazia0
Group B
05.06.2017Padania1Ellan Vannin0
05.06.2017Felvidek1Szekely Land0
06.06.2017Szekely Land1Padania1
06.06.2017Ellan Vannin1Felvidek0
07.06.2017Ellan Vannin2Szekely Land4
CONIFA European Football Cup Group Results 2017 [Reference: 2]


Padania won the CONIFA European Football Cup in 2017, defeating the hosts Northern Cyprus on penalties after a 0-0 draw. Irish interest in the competition came in the form of Ellan Vannin, the Manx name for the Isle of Man, and one of six Celtic Nations in Europe.

Padania is an alternative name for the once-Celtic region of Northern Italy around the Pado Valley, including Veneto, Trentino, Lombardia, Emilia Romagna, Vallee d’Aoste, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Piedmont, all f whom have significant Friulian, German, or French-speaking minorities.

Szekely Land, Karpatalya, and Felvidek are the Hungarian names for the Hungarian-speaking minority areas of Romania, Ukraine, and Slovakia respectively.

Northern Cyprus is an Independent Turkish-speaking country recognised only by Turkey. South Ossetia and Abkhazia are independent, once minority-areas of Georgia, that are recognised only by Rissia and its allies such as Venezuela and Nicaragua.



[1] CONIFA Euro 2017 (2020) logo-CONIFA-Euro-2017-sm [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 August 2020]


[2] CONIFA Euro 2017 (2020) European Football Cup 2017 Results [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 August 2020]

[3] CONIFA (2020) About Us [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 August 2020]

[4] CONIFA (2020) Abkhazia [Internet] Available from:  [Accessed 13 August 2020]

[5] CONIFA (2020) Felvidek [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 August 2020]

[5] CONIFA (2020) Ellan Vannin [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 August 2020]

[5] CONIFA (2020) Karpatalya[Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 August 2020]

[5] CONIFA (2020) Northern Cyprus [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 August 2020]

[5] CONIFA (2020) Padania [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 August 2020]

[5] CONIFA (2020) South Ossetia [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 August 2020]

[5] CONIFA (2020) Szekely Land [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 August 2020]


Thanks to Emmanuel, Francesco & Caroline Mitchell.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 13 August 2020

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