WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Europe Records Institute (EURI) – Norway Cup: World's largest youth football tournament

02-12-2020

(Worldkings.org) The tournament is organized by Bækkelagets Sportsklub with Tony Isaksen as its general secretary. Amazon Grimstad won the first Norway Cup tournament for women, winning 2–1 over Vestar, after a penalty shoot-out.

The Norway Cup is an international youth football tournament in Oslo, Norway. It has been held annually since 1972, with the exception of 1976 (due to a conflicting arrangement) and 2020 (due to the COVID-19 Pandemic). 

It is the world's largest football tournament and sees a typical 1400 to 1700 participating teams per year - in 2016 Norway Cup hit an all-time record with 2199 teams, of which 450 teams played the new 3v3 tournament for 6-10 year olds.

The Norway Cup consists of tournaments for ages 10 through 19 for both genders, with over 53,049 teams having participated during its history. The tournament takes place at Ekebergsletta.

The tournament is organized by Bækkelagets Sportsklub with Tony Isaksen as its general secretary. Amazon Grimstad won the first Norway Cup tournament for women, winning 2–1 over Vestar, after a penalty shoot-out.

From 1972 to 2016, 53,049 teams have participated in the tournament. In recent years around 1600-2200 teams participated each year and the tournament is therefore referred to often as "the world's biggest football tournament." The participants in the tournament come from around 50-60 different nations.

According to en.wikipedia


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