• Dubai Sports City’s Spanish Soccer Schools win 2-1 against Dubai Club and take home the Plate Cup
  • Hundreds of talented youth footballers from around the world took part on 21st & 22nd April

Hundreds of youth footballers took to the pitches of Dubai Sports City last weekend as part of the Dubai Intercontinental Football Cup for Under 13’s.

The competition, which took place on 21st & 22nd April, saw some of the world’s biggest clubs, including Real Madrid and AC Milan, travel to Dubai and compete in the inaugural tournament.

The tournament, which is in partnership with Dubai Sports Council and La Liga, took place across Dubai Sports City’s world-class facilities and saw local and regional clubs – including Al Nasr and Dubai Club – mix with teams from Australia, Japan, Spain, Italy and the rest of the Middle East.

Despite an early defeat to AFA Angola, Celta Vigo emerged as the champions of the tournament, crowning their victory with a thrilling 1-0 win over Real Madrid in the final.  On Saturday afternoon home side, Spanish Soccer Schools managed to beat Dubai Club, 2-1, which saw them take home the Plate Cup.

Michel Salgado, ambassador for the Spanish Soccer School and Real Madrid legend, said: “It has been a fantastic weekend of football here at Dubai Sports City, you can see all the teams have really enjoyed themselves and learnt a lot along the way.”

“Over the past two days everyone has played really well and I was delighted to see Spanish Soccer Schools win 2-1 against Dubai Club and take home the Plate Cup!”

The top goal scorer award went to Yeray Lancha Perez from Real Madrid, who scored 8 goals.  The best goalkeeper award went to Cristovao Catungue from AFA Angola and Most Valuable Player (MVP) went to Robert Carril from Celta Vigo.

Dubai Sports City President, Khalid Al Zarooni said: “We are delighted to have hosted the inaugural Under 13 Dubai Intercontinental Cup here at Dubai Sports City. We are really seeing the quality of football in this country increase and I have no doubt that has been aided by having world-class facilities, coaching staff and by hosting world-class event like the Dubai Intercontinental Cup. Events like this allow our youth players to gain valuable experience and play against teams from across the globe.”

The level of youth football in Dubai has risen in recent years due to the increasing competition and development of the Dubai Sports Council Championship, which merged the top private academies and some of the local professional clubs. The growth period has been overseen by Salgado, an ex-professional who played in 343 La Liga games over a 15-year period.

Ali Omar, Director of the Sports Development Department in Dubai Sports Council said: “We are happy to cooperate with Dubai Sports City in organising this unique football event; it is in line with the strategic plan of DSC aiming to give the junior players the chance to play more matches in order to improve their skills, and prepare them to lead our clubs and national teams in the future”.

As well as action on the pitch, off-pitch fans and spectators were able to enjoy entertainment will be available for the whole family to enjoy with the exciting Intercontinental Cup Fan Zone. The Fan Zone included live entertainment, a variety of food and beverage options and fun interactive activities throughout both days of the tournament for all the family.


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تهنئة خاصة 

  • مجلس دبي للرياضة
    اتحاد الامارات العربيه المتحدة لكرة القدم
    لجنة دوري المحترفين
    مدينة دبي الرياضية
    شرطة دبي
    تلفزيون دبي

  •  بيغ فوتي تنهي تعاونها مع ميشال سالغادو

  • تعلن شركة بيغ فوتي انها قد انهت تعاونها مع ميشال سلغادو وتتمنى له التوفيق والنجاح في الاعوام القادمة

  • سيلتا فيغو يحقق كأس دبي للقارات تحت 13 سنة الأهلي المصري يفوز بالكاس الفضيه

  • نجح نادي سيلتا فيغو الإسباني بتحقيق الكأس الذهبية لبطولة دبي للقارات في نسختها الثالثة وذلك بعد فوزه في المبارة النهائية على نادي يوفنتوس الإيطالي وذلك يوم السبت الماضي٬ كما استطاع نادي الأهلي المصري الظفر بالكأس الفضيه للبطولة بعد انتصاره على نادي ليفنتي أزورو الايطالي.

    20 فريقا من 10 دول مختلفه شاركت في النسخة الثالثة من البطولة حيث نالت الإمارات حصة الأسد بمشاركه 5 أنديه أضافه إلى الأكاديميه الإسبانية لكره القدم في دبي. البطولة شهدت مشاركه فرق عالميه يتصدرها ريال مدريد، برشلونة من اسبانيا وتشلسي الإنكليزي.

    وفي ختام البطولة تسلمت الفرق الفائزة الجوائز من أمين عام مجلس دبي للرياضة صاحب المعالي سعيد حارب يشاركه رئيس مجلس ادارة مدينة دبي الرياضية الأستاذ خالد الزرعوني.

    وقد صرح الأستاذ علي عمر مدير ادارة التطوير الرياضي في مجلس دبي للرياضة “أن كأس دبي للقارات تحت 13 عام تمثل محطة مهمة من استراتيجية مجلس دبي للرياضه للتطوير المواهب الامارتية الشابة، حيث تمثل البطولة فرصة مهمة للاحتكاك مع افضل نوادي كرة القدم العالميه.”

    كما اضاف “لقد شهدت النسخة الثالثة مشاركة 5 فرق امارتية: النصر والشباب والاهلي دبي والعين والوحده مما يؤكد على اهتمام النوادي الامارتية بقطاع الفئات العمرية مما ينعكس على تطوير المنتخبات الوطنية”.

  • Special Thanks

  • Dubai Sports Council
    UAE Football Association
    Pro League Committee
    Dubai Sports City
    Dubai Police
    Dubai TV

  • Bigfooti Terminates its collaboration with Michel Salgado

  • Bigfooti announces the termination of its collaboration with Michel Salgado. It has been a great experience to work on Dubai U13 Intercontinental Cup, and we wish best of luck and success for Dubai U13 Intercontinental Cup for years to come.

  • Celta Vigo won Dubai U13 Intercontinental Cup Al Ahly from Egypt won the Silver Cup

  • Celta de Vigo, winners of the first edition, won the 3rd edition of Dubai U13 Intercontinental Cup for a second time on Saturday night, defeating Juventus 1-0 in the final. while Al Ahly of Egypt edged Italy’s Levante Azzuro on penalties in the Silver Cup final following a 1-1 draw.

    20 teams from 10 different countries participated in the tournament including 5 football clubs from United Arab of Emirates and Spanish Soccer Academy in Dubai. The tournament also witnessed the participation of heavyweight European teams such as FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and FC Chelsea.

    The winners received the trophy from HE. Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), in presence of Khalid Al Zarooni, Chairman of Dubai Sports City.

    Ali Omar, Director of the Sports Development Department in Dubai Sports Council, said to present Media: “This is a unique football tournament and in line with the strategic plan of Dubai Sports Council, aiming to give our young Emirati players a chance to compete against top talents from around the world. “This year we saw five local UAE teams –Al Nasr, Al Wasl and Shabab Al Ahli Dubai, Al Wahda and Al Ain – participate in the tournament and I am sure all of them will take a lot of positives from their participation over the past three days.

    “I am sure many of the players we saw in action here will go on to represent their clubs and their countries and win many titles with them.”

  • U13 Intercontinental Cup