The ACDV (Attivitą Calcistica dei Dipendenti Vaticani) started organising football matches in 1966 when a first team, Societą Sportiva Hermes (of the Vatican Museums) was created; soon after three other teams (Gendarmeria, Amministrazione del Patrimonio della Sede Apostolica (APSA) and Sampietrini (guardians of the Saint Peter)) were founded and clubs played unofficial matches among each other. After more clubs were founded, a first official league (called Coppa Amicizia) commenced on 2 April 1973 with 7 clubs.
The Clericus Cup is a tournament between colleges and religious institutions in and around Rome, not directly connected to the Vatican City, with teams composed primarily of priests and seminarians from around the world; it is organised by the Italian CSI (Centro Sportivo Italiano). The Catholicus Cup is an end of season tournament following the Clericus Cup, to which an ACDV representative XI is invited, which won the tournament in 2007.
Coppa Amicizia 1973 Osservatore Romano [*1] 1974 Governatorato [*2] 1975-78 no competition 1979 Astor Osservatore Romano 1980 no competition Campeonato della Citta Vaticano 1981 Malepeggio Edilizia 1982 Hercules Biblioteca 1983 SS Hermes (Musei Vaticani) 1984 Virtus Vigilanza 1985 Teleposte 1986 Teleposte 1987 Tipografia Osservatore Romano 1988 Servici Tecnici 1989 Ariete APSA (Associazione S.S. Pietro e Paolo) 1990 Dirseco 1991 Dirseco 1992 Associazione S.S. Pietro e Paolo 1993 Dirseco 1994 Dirseco 1995 Dirseco 1996-00 not played 2001 Associazione S.S. Pietro e Paolo (5-a-side) 2002-04 not played 2005 F.C. Edilizia 2006 AS Cirioni (8-a-side) 2007 AS Cirioni (8-a-side) 2008 Associazione S.S. Pietro e Paolo 2009 Gendarmeria 2010 Dirseco 2011 Dirseco 2012 Dirseco 2013 San Pietro Team 2014 San Pietro Team (8-a-side) 2015 Musei Vaticani (9-a-side) 2016 Musei Vaticani (8-a-side) 2017 Santos (9-a-side) 2018 Rappresentativa Ospedale Pediatrico Bambin Gesł 2019 Rappresentativa Ospedale Pediatrico Bambin Gesł 2020 abandoned 2021 not held 2022 Rappresentativa Ospedale Pediatrico Bambin Gesł [*1] Osservatore Romano were later renamed Astor [*2] Governatorato were later renamed Fortitudo NB: although founded in 1934 FC Guardia never won the Vatican championship; Musei Vaticani's championship in 2015 was their second ever, after that in 1983 (as Hermes); Santos' title in 2017 was their first ever Number of Known Titles (35; includes 8-a-side and 9-a-side titles) 8 Dirseco 4 Associazione S.S. Pietro e Paolo [1 as Ariete APSA] 3 Musei Vaticani [1 as SS Hermes] Rappresentativa Ospedale Pediatrico Bambin Gesł 2 AS Cirioni Astor Osservatore Romano [1 as Osservatore Romano] San Pietro Team Teleposte 1 F.C. Edilizia Fortitudo [as Governatorato] Gendarmeria Hercules Biblioteca Malepeggio Edilizia Santos Servici Tecnici Tipografia Osservatore Romano Virtus Vigilanza
Sources: [Grü 00], [gue], L.Zinelli, https://www.sportinvaticano.com/la-nostra-storia, https://storiedicalcio.altervista.org/blog/il-calcio-di-san-pietro.html, http://patmcguinness.blogspot.co.at/, http://www.bibliomax.it/files/San-Pietro.pdf
With thanks to Neil Morrison
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