Meaning of cup-winning in English:



  • Gaining, resulting in, or relating to victory in the final of a competition.

    ‘he scored the cup-winning goal’
    • ‘captain of the cup-winning team’
    • ‘His uncle is none other than Barry Johnson, a member of the Cup-winning Castleford side of 1986.’
    • ‘Burly actor Brendan Gleeson has called on his coaching skills in the new soccer film Studs to kick a team of no-hopers into cup-winning heroes.’
    • ‘Photographs from yesteryear, many sepia, others long faded, show championship and cup-winning teams and scenes of the ground dating back to the turn of the 20th century.’
    • ‘Galvan was an integral part of last year's Cup-winning team and set up the try for Gary Boland that ultimately decided the game.’
    • ‘I was very much a cup-winning coach.’
    • ‘2004 marks the 21st anniversary of the 1983 Cup-winning team and the 10th anniversary of the treble winning team of 1994.’
    • ‘That was arguably the best-ever final performance from a cup-winning team, and one which would not have been off the pace in senior competition at the time.’
    • ‘McDermott is the only survivor from the Rhinos' last Cup-winning team of 1999 and is one of five players either bowing out or moving on from Headingley in two months' time.’
    • ‘So why would he have denied himself the pleasure - a denial even more perplexing than, say, David Beckham electing to score a cup-winning goal behind closed doors?’
    • ‘Now they are out of the cup, and have little left to savour in the league, but this was never going to be an easy season for Hawick, who having lost so many of their cup-winning side have been forced to rebuild, as Hay acknowledged.’