2022/23 Futsal Champions League at a glance: Palma's debut triumph
Sunday, May 7, 2023
Mallorca Palma Futsal qualified for the finals on debut, were picked as hosts, and lifted the trophy after beating Sporting CP on penalties.
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There is a new name on the UEFA Futsal Champions League trophy after debutants Mallorca Palma Futsal beat Sporting CP on penalties in the final.
Palma defeated Benfica 4-3 in a tense semi-final, after Sporting had overcome Sporting Anderlecht Futsal, the first Belgian side to reach the last four since 2007. Benfica eventually took bronze, and then Palma edged Sporting on spot kicks at a sold-out Velòdrom Illes Balears to inflict their opponents' fifth defeat in seven finals. The win represented a first major sporting title at club level for the island of Mallorca.
Sunday 7 May
Mallorca Palma Futsal 1-1 Sorting CP (aet, 5-3 pens)
Benfica 4-3 Sporting Anderlecht Futsal
Friday 5 May
Sporting CP 7-1 Sporting Anderlecht Futsal
Mallorca Palma Futsal 4-3 Benfica
Mallorca Palma Futsal goalkeeper Luan Muller was named UEFA Futsal Champions League Player of the Tournament by the UEFA technical observer panel.
Top scorers (finals)
3 Ivan Chishkala (Benfica)
2 Gréllo (Sporting Anderlecht Futsal)
2 Neves (Sporting CP)
2 Hossein Tayebi (Mallorca Palma Futsal)
Top scorers (season)
11 Vinicius Lazzaretti (Piast Gliwice)
9 Jere Intala (Kampuksen Dynamo)
9 Mladen Kocić (Loznica-Grad 2018)
7 Miguel Ângelo (Piast Gliwice)
7 Denerson (London Helvécia)
7 Dudu (Loznica-Grad 2018)
7 Italo (Kampuksen Dynamo)
7 Artjoms Kozlovskis (Petro-w)
7 Neves (Sporting CP)
7 Newton (Kampuksen Dynamo)
7 Richard Rejala (Differdange)
7 Vinicius Rocha (Benfica)
7 Hossein Tayebi (Mallorca Palma Futsal)
- Palma's win means that all five debutants who have managed to reach the final (not counting the inaugural edition) have triumphed.
- Spanish clubs have won 12 of the 22 competition editions, and now boast a record four different champions (Playas de Castellón, Inter FS, Barça and now Palma).
- Sporting are the first team to reach six finals in seven years. Since the tournament became the Futsal Champions League in 2018/19, they have missed only one final. However, they have now equalled FC Dynamo's record of five final defeats.
- Sporting were contesting their third straight final, matching the record they previously equalled between 2017 and 2019, and share with FC Dynamo (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2012, 2013, 2014), Inter (2016, 2017, 2018) and Barça (2020, 2021, 2022).
- Sporting coach Nuno Dias coached his 15th finals game in his seventh final tournament and his sixth final, all outright records.
- Sporting captain João Matos played his 19th finals game and seventh separate final (some players have played eight final matches, including both legs under the pre-2007 format). Matos became the first player to reach 75 competition appearances in the semi-finals.
Roll of honour
UEFA Futsal Champions League
2023 (Palma de Mallorca): Mallorca Palma Futsal (ESP) 1-1aet, 5-3pens Sporting CP (POR)
2022 (Riga): Barça (ESP) 4-0 Sporting CP (POR)
2021 (Zadar): Sporting CP (POR) 4-3 Barça (ESP)
2020 (Barcelona): Barça (ESP) 2-1 Murcia FS (ESP)
2019 (Almaty): Sporting CP (POR) 2-1 Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
UEFA Futsal Cup
Four team finals:
2018 (Zaragoza): Inter FS (ESP) 5-2 Sporting CP (POR)
2017 (Almaty): Inter FS (ESP) 7-0 Sporting CP (POR)
2016 (Guadalajara): Ugra Yugorsk (RUS) 4-3 Inter FS (ESP)
2015 (Lisbon): Kairat Almaty (KAZ) 3-2 Barça (ESP)
2014 (Baku): Barça (ESP) 5-2aet FC Dynamo (RUS)
2013 (Tbilisi): Kairat Almaty (KAZ) 4-3 FC Dynamo (RUS)
2012 (Lleida): Barça (ESP) 3-1 FC Dynamo (RUS)
2011 (Almaty): Montesilvano (ITA) 5-2 Sporting CP (POR)
2010 (Lisbon): Benfica (POR) 3-2aet Inter FS (ESP)
2009 (Ekaterinburg): Inter FS (ESP) 5-1 Sinara Ekaterinburg (RUS)
2008 (Moscow): Sinara Ekaterinburg (RUS) 4-4aet, 3-2pens Murcia FS (ESP)
2007 (Murcia): FC Dynamo (RUS) 2-1 Inter FS (ESP)
2006: Inter FS (ESP) 6-3/3-4: 9-7agg FC Dynamo (RUS)
2005: Action 21 Charleroi (BEL) 4-3, 6-6aet: 10-9agg FC Dynamo (RUS)
2004: Inter FS (ESP) 4-1/3-4: 7-5agg Benfica (POR)
2003: Playas de Castellón (ESP) 1-1/6-4: 7-5agg Action 21 Charleroi (BEL)
2002 (Lisbon): Playas de Castellón (ESP) 5-1 Action 21 Charleroi (BEL)
Inter FS 5
Kairat Almaty, Playas de Castellón, Sporting CP 2
Inter FS 8
Sporting CP 7
Barça, FC Dynamo 6
Action 21 Charleroi, Kairat Almaty 3
Most finals appearances (since 2007)
Barça, Kairat Almaty, Sporting CP 9
Inter FS 8
Benfica, FC Dynamo 6