2010 in association football

List of years in association football

The following are the association football events of the year 2010 throughout the world.


In 2010, the two top-level leagues in the United States both added at least one new team:

However, during the 2010 WPS season, another charter team, Saint Louis Athletica, folded, bringing WPS back to the same number of teams it had in the 2009 season. The league also lost its season champions, FC Gold Pride, and the Chicago Red Stars, although it will add an expansion team in Western New York for 2011.

Following the 2010 MLS regular season, the Kansas City Wizards announced a name change to Sporting Kansas City.


International champions


1st, gold medalist(s) Winners:  Malaysia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runners-up:  Indonesia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Third place:  Philippines,  Vietnam


Club football

Region Tournament Champion Title Last Honor
AFC (Asia) 2011 AFC Champions League South Korea Seongnam 2nd 1995
2010 AFC Cup Syria Aleppo 1st N/A
2010 AFC President's Cup Myanmar Yadarnarbon 1st N/A
CAF (Africa) 2010 CAF Champions League Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 4th 2009
2010 CAF Confederation Cup Morocco FUS Rabat 1st N/A
2010 CAF Super Cup Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 1st N/A
(North and Central America, Caribbean)
2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League Mexico Pachuca 4th 2008
2010 North American SuperLiga Mexico Morelia 1st N/A
2010 CFU Club Championship Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Islanders 1st N/A
CONMEBOL (South America) 2010 Copa Libertadores Brazil Internacional 2nd 2006
2010 Copa Sudamericana Argentina Independiente 1st N/A
2010 Recopa Sudamericana Ecuador LDU Quito 2nd 2009
OFC (Oceania) 2009–10 OFC Champions League Papua New Guinea PRK Hekari United 1st N/A
UEFA (Europe) 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Italy Inter Milan 3rd 1964–65
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Spain Atlético Madrid 1st N/A
2010 UEFA Super Cup Spain Atlético Madrid 1st N/A
FIFA (Worldwide) 2010 FIFA Club World Cup Italy Inter Milan 1st N/A


Region Tournament Champion Title Last honor
CONMEBOL (South America) 2010 Copa Libertadores Femenina Brazil Santos FC (women) 2nd 2009 Copa Libertadores Femenina
UEFA (Europe) 2009–10 UEFA Women's Champions League Germany 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 2nd 2004–05 UEFA Women's Cup

National champions




Nation League Champions
Anguilla Anguilla Anguillan League Roaring Lions
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Premier Division Bassa
Aruba Aruba Campeonato AVB Britannia
The Bahamas Bahamas BFA Senior League IM Bears
New Providence Football League Cavalier FC
Grand Bahama Football League Playtime Tigers
Barbados Barbados Barbados Premiere League Notre Dame
Belize Belize Belize Premier Football League Defense Force
Bermuda Bermuda Bermudian Premier Division Dandy Town Hornets
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Championship Islanders FC
Canada Canada Canadian Soccer League Brantford Galaxy (P)
York Region Shooters (R)
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Cayman Islands League Scholars International
Costa Rica Costa Rica Primera División de Costa Rica Saprissa (C) / (A)
Segunda División de Costa Rica Barrio México (C)
Limón (A)
Cuba Cuba Campeonato Nacional de Fútbol de Cuba Ciego de Ávila
Curaçao Curaçao Curaçao League Hubentut Fortuna
Dominica Dominica Dominica Championship Centre Bath Estate
El Salvador El Salvador Primera División de Fútbol Profesional Isidro Metapán (C) / (A)
Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño UES (C)
Once Municipal (A)
French Guiana French Guiana Championnat National Le Geldar
Grenada Grenada Grenada League Carib Hurricane
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Division d'Honneur Vieux-Habitants
Guatemala Guatemala Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala Municipal (C)
Comunicaciones (A)
Primera División de Ascenso Mictlán (C)
Malacateco (A)
Guyana Guyana Guyanese Super League Alpha United
Haiti Haiti Ligue Haïtienne Tempête (O)
Victory SC (F)
Honduras Honduras Honduran Liga Nacional Olimpia (C)
Real España (A)
Honduran Liga Ascenso Necaxa (C)
Atlético Independiente (A)
Jamaica Jamaica National Premier League Harbour View
KSAFA Super League Cavaliers
South Central Super League Naggo Head
Eastern Confederation Super League Benfica
Western Confederation Super League Reno
Martinique Martinique Martinique Championnat National RC Rivière-Pilote
Mexico Mexico Primera División de México Toluca (C)
Santos Laguna (A)
Liga de Ascenso Necaxa (B)
Tijuana (A)
Segunda Division Universidad (B)
Celaya (A)
Montserrat Montserrat competition cancelled
Nevis Nevis Nevis Premier Division Stoney Grove Strikers
Panama Panama Liga Panameña de Fútbol Árabe Unido (C)
Tauro (A)
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Soccer League River Plate Puerto Rico
Liga Nacional Maunabo Leones
Saint Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts and Nevis SKNFA Premier League Newtown United
Suriname Suriname Hoofdklasse Inter Moengotapoe
Eerste Klasse Kamal Dewaker
Randdistrictentoernooi Boma Star
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago TT Pro League Defence Force
National Super League T&TEC
United States United States Major League Soccer Colorado Rapids (P)
Los Angeles Galaxy (R)
USSF D2 Pro League Puerto Rico Islanders (P)
Rochester Rhinos (R)
USL Second Division Charleston Battery
 U.S. Virgin Islands USVI Championship New Vibes

Note: "(A)" means Apertura champion; (B) means Bicentenario champion; "(C)" means Clausura champion.
Note: "(P)" designates the league champion, by winning the playoffs; "(R)" designates the regular season champion.


Note: "(A)" means Apertura champion; "(C)" mean Clausura champion.



Domestic cup winners


Emir of Qatar Cup: Al-Rayyan
Singapore Cup: Thailand Bangkok Glass
Thai FA Cup: Chonburi FC


Wits University - South African Cup


Canadian Championship: Toronto FC
Beker van Suriname: Excelsior
President's Cup: Inter Moengotapoe
U.S. Open Cup: Seattle Sounders FC


FA Cup: Chelsea
League Cup: Manchester United
FA Trophy: Barrow
Coupe de France: Paris Saint-Germain
Coupe de la Ligue: Marseille
DFB-Pokal: Bayern Munich
Greek Cup: Panathinaikos
Coppa Italia: Internazionale
KNVB Cup: Ajax
Taça de Portugal: Porto
Russian Cup: Zenit St. Petersburg
Scottish Cup: Dundee United
Scottish League Cup: Rangers
Copa del Rey: Sevilla
Turkish Cup: Trabzonspor














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