Otten Cup U19
Since quite some time, the tournament is widely appreciated as an event in which future stars show themselves. This is the reason lot’s of national and international scouts visit the tournament each year. Many players, who became top-players later on in their career, competed as youth players in the Otten Cup tournament. Dutch internationals like Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Robin van Persie, Ryan Babel, Wilfred Bouma and Wesley Sneijder are just a few of them. Also some players from PSV’s current first team roster, like Dirk Marcellis, Otman Bakkal and Ibrahim Afellay, competed in the tournament.
The first Otten Cup gots it’s permanent owner in V.V. Blauw Wit from Amsterdam. In this era it was still the rule that a three time winner became the owner of the trophy. Afterwards it was decided that a club had to win the trophy three times running or five times in total in order to become the owner of the Otten Cup.
The second Otten Cup was won by V.V. Sunderland in 1963, who won the tournament for a third time in a row. Hosts PSV won the third and fourth Otten Cup, with tournament victories in 1965-1967 and 1976-1978.
Between 1980 and 1993 the tournament was only won by Dutch teams (Ajax, Sparta or PSV). Thanks to victories in 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987 and the 1988 thriller against Arsenal (1-0), the fifth Otten Cup was also in PSV’s trophy cabinet.
So far PSV has won the tournament 19 times. In 2003 by beating arch-rivals Ajax 6-0. This was the fith victory since 1988, resulting in the sixth Otten Cup being for PSV. In 2006 EC Vitoria beat PSV in the final, winning their third consecutive title, bringing the 7th Otten Cup to Brazil. Three years ago Sport Club Internacional from Brazil won the tournament after a shoot out against PSV. With the 2-1 victory of FC Twente/Heracles over Cruzeiro the Otten Cup stayed on Dutch soil two year ago. In 2009 PSV won the tournament for the nineteenth time by beating defending champions FC Twente/Heracles with 1-0. Last year Borussia Mönchengladbach defeated Anderlecht in the final after penaltykicks.
|Date||Friday, 03 August 2012 to Sunday, 05 August 2012|
|Competition Type||11 a side|
|Zenit St. Petersburg||U19|
Venue and Location
Application and Admission
|Apply Before||Friday, 03 August 2012|
|Application Fee||Invitation only|