Dallas Cup

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Dallas Cup
Founded 1980
Region International
Number of teams 12
Current champions Argentina River Plate (2014)
Most successful club(s) Bolivia Tahuichi Academy (4 times)
2014 Dallas Cup

The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, commonly known as the Dallas Cup, is an annual international football tournament for invited youth teams. The tournament was established in 1980[1] and is held in Dallas, Texas, with FC Dallas serving as its host club. Gordon Jago, an unofficial ambassador for USA soccer, is considered the "father" of the Dallas Cup. River Plate is the current champion.

List of Supergroup champions[edit]

Year Champion Country
1980 Texas Longhorns United States United States
1981 Royal Navy England England
1982 Lagos Stars Nigeria Nigeria
1983 NSL Select Canada Canada
1984 NSL Select Canada Canada
1985 Trebor Lions Nigeria Nigeria
1986 Comets United States United States
1987 Tahuichi Bolivia Bolivia
1988 Tahuichi Bolivia Bolivia
1989 Tahuichi Bolivia Bolivia
1990 Tahuichi Bolivia Bolivia
1991 Dynamo Moscow Russia Russia
1992 West Ham England England
1993 Real Madrid Spain Spain
1994 Real Madrid Spain Spain
1995 São Paulo Brazil Brazil
1996 Vitória Brazil Brazil
1997 Vitória Brazil Brazil
1998 San Lorenzo Argentina Argentina
1999 Corinthians Brazil Brazil
2000 Corinthians Brazil Brazil
2001 UNAM Pumas Mexico Mexico
2002 Nottingham Forest England England
2003 Tigres Mexico Mexico
2004 Atlético Paranaense Brazil Brazil
2005 Atlético Paranaense Brazil Brazil
2006 Dallas Texans United States United States
2007 São Paulo Brazil Brazil
2008 Liverpool England England
2009 São Paulo Brazil Brazil
2010 Cruzeiro Brazil Brazil
2011
Eintracht Frankfurt Germany Germany
Tigres Mexico Mexico
2012 Coritiba Brazil Brazil
2013 Fulham England England
2014 River Plate Argentina Argentina

Titles by team[edit]

Team Country
4 titles
Tahuichi Bolivia Bolivia
3 titles
São Paulo Brazil Brazil
2 titles
Atlético Paranaense Brazil Brazil
Corinthians Brazil Brazil
NSL Select Canada Canada
Real Madrid Spain Spain
Vitória Brazil Brazil
Tigres Mexico Mexico
1 title
River Plate Argentina Argentina
Comets United States United States
Coritiba FC Brazil Brazil
Cruzeiro Brazil Brazil
Dallas Texans United States United States
Dynamo Moscow Russia Russia
Eintracht Frankfurt Germany Germany
Fulham F.C. England England
Lagos Stars Nigeria Nigeria
Liverpool England England
Nottingham Forest England England
Royal Navy England England
San Lorenzo Argentina Argentina
Texas Longhorns United States United States
Trebor Lions Nigeria Nigeria
UNAM Pumas Mexico Mexico
West Ham England England

Titles by country[edit]

Country
11 titles
Brazil Brazil
5 titles
England England
4 titles
Bolivia Bolivia
3 titles
Mexico Mexico
United States United States
2 titles
Germany Germany
Canada Canada
Nigeria Nigeria
Spain Spain
Argentina Argentina
1 title
Russia Russia

Notable players[edit]

Professional players that played in Dallas Cup who are now on professional teams and World Cup teams are:

Alumni Player Professional Team National Team
Freddy Adu Jagodina USA
Jeff Agoos MetroStars USA
Adolfo Bautista Tepic Mexico
DaMarcus Beasley Houston Dynamo USA
David Beckham Paris Saint-Germain England
Vincenzo Bernardo Miami United FC USA
Michael Bradley LA Galaxy USA
John O'Brien Chivas USA USA
Salvador Carmona Cruz Azul Mexico
Michael Carrick Manchester United England
Caesar Cervin FC Dallas USA
José de Jesús Corona Cruz Azul Mexico
Bobby Convey New York Red Bulls USA
Fábio Costa Santos FC Brazil
Peter Crouch Tottenham Hotspur England
Duilio Davino Tecos UAG Mexico
Jermain Defoe Tottenham Hotspur England
Allan Dellon Brasiliense
Clint Dempsey Seattle Sounders USA
Landon Donovan LA Galaxy USA
Edmílson Ceará Brazil
Edu Corinthians Brazil
Nick Efthimiou Dallas Sidekicks USA
Ewerthon Atlético Sorocaba Brazil
Gerardo Galindo Estudiantes de Altamira Mexico
Gil Corinthians Brazil
Ian Harte Leeds United Ireland
Pierre Ibarra C.F. Monterrey
Martin Kelly Liverpool England
Harry Kewell Galatasaray Australia
Ledley King Tottenham Hotspur England
Kléber Grêmio Brazil
Israel López Toluca Mexico
Jaime Lozano Morelia Mexico
Luisão Benfica Brazil
Braulio Luna Atlético San Luis Mexico
Maicon Roma Brazil
Rafael Márquez New York Red Bulls Mexico
Brian McBride Wembley USA
Alberto Medina Puebla Mexico
Hakeem Olajuwon Lagos Stars
Oguchi Onyewu Charlton Athletic USA
Diego Ordaz C.F. Monterrey
Michael Owen Manchester United England
Luis Perez C.F. Monterrey Mexico
Gonzalo Pineda Seattle Sounders Mexico
Ramon Ramírez Chivas USA Mexico
Raul Real Madrid Spain
Francisco Rodríguez Stuttgart (Germany) Mexico
Óscar Rojas Club América Mexico
Wayne Rooney Manchester United England
Rubinho Corinthians Brazil
Schumache Académica
Jonathan Spector Birmingham City USA
Gerardo Torrado Cruz Azul Mexico
Gary Young Dallas Sidekicks USA
Xavier Gama

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