Euro Beach Soccer League

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Euro Beach Soccer League
EBSL.png
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1998
Divisions EBSL Division A
EBSL Division B
Number of teams 24 (12 in Division A, 12 in Division B)
International cup(s) Intercontinental Cup
Current champions  Russia (3rd title)
(2013)
Most championships  Spain (5 titles)
TV partners Eurosport[1]
2014 Euro Beach Soccer League

The Euro Beach Soccer League (Euro BS League or EBSL) is an annual European competition in beach soccer.

History[edit]

Started in 1998 as the European Pro Beach Soccer League, the competitions allow national teams to compete in beach soccer in a league format over the summer months. Each season ends with a superfinal in Marseille deciding the competition winner. In 2006 and 2007, the five top teams of this superfinal qualified for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup later that year. Spain is the most successful nation, winning the league five times.

Results[edit]

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Year Winners Runner-up Third place Fourth place Best player Top scorer Best goalkeeper Fair Play Award
1998
Germany

Italy

Portugal

Spain
Spain Ramiro Amarelle Spain Ramiro Amarelle Not awarded Not awarded
1999
Spain

France

Portugal

Italy
Portugal Madjer Spain Setién Portugal José Miguel Mateus Not awarded
2000
Spain

Portugal

France

Italy
Spain Ramiro Amarelle Spain Ramiro Amarelle Spain Abel France Eric Cantona
2001
Spain

Portugal

Italy

France
Spain Ramiro Amarelle Portugal Madjer Spain Roberto Valeiro Spain Jiménez
2002
Portugal

Spain

France

Turkey
Italy Gianni Fruzzetti and
Turkey Tamer Ay
Portugal Alan and
Switzerland Angelo Schirinzi
Spain Roberto and
Germany Serr
England Pointon
2003
Spain

France

Portugal

Switzerland
Spain Ramiro Amarelle Portugal Madjer Switzerland Lingenhag England Scales and
Norway Larsen
2004
France

Portugal

Ukraine

Italy
Spain David Portugal Madjer Spain Roberto Valeiro Norway Larsen and
Turkey Fuat
2005
Italy

Portugal

France

Switzerland
Italy Cristiano Scalabrelli Spain Ramiro Amarelle Portugal Bruno Alves Portugal Madjer
2006
Spain

Portugal

Poland

Italy
Portugal Madjer Portugal Madjer Spain Roberto Valeiro Not awarded
2007
Portugal

France

Russia

Spain
Switzerland Dejan Stankovic Switzerland Dejan Stankovic and
Spain Ramiro Amarelle
Russia Andrey Bukhlitskiy Russia Russia
2008
Portugal

Netherlands

Russia

Italy
Portugal Madjer Portugal Madjer Netherlands Ran Turkey Adil Muftuoglu
2009
Russia

Portugal

Italy

Spain
Portugal Madjer Italy Paolo Palmacci and
Portugal Madjer
Russia Andrey Bukhlitskiy Not awarded
2010
Portugal

Italy

Russia

Switzerland
Portugal Madjer Switzerland Dejan Stankovic Russia Andrey Bukhlitskiy Not awarded
2011
Russia

Switzerland

Portugal

Romania
Switzerland Dejan Stankovic Russia Dmitry Shishin Switzerland Valentin Jäggy Not awarded
2012
Switzerland

Russia

Italy

Romania
Russia Dmitry Shishin Switzerland Dejan Stankovic Switzerland Valentin Jäggy Not awarded
2013
Russia

Portugal

Switzerland

Spain
Russia Ilya Leonov Switzerland Dejan Stankovic Spain Dona Not awarded
2014 Not awarded

Performance by team[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
 Spain 5 (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006) 1 (2002) 4 (1998, 2007, 2009, 2013)
 Portugal 4 (2002, 2007, 2008, 2010) 7 (2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2013) 4 (1998, 1999, 2003, 2011)
 Russia 3 (2009, 2011, 2013) 1 (2012) 3 (2007, 2008, 2010)
 France 1 (2004) 3 (1999, 2003, 2007) 3 (2000, 2002, 2005) 1 (2001)
 Italy 1 (2005) 2 (1998, 2010) 3 (2001, 2009, 2012) 5 (1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008)
  Switzerland 1 (2012) 1 (2011) 1 (2013) 3 (2003, 2005, 2010)
 Germany 1 (1998)
 Netherlands 1 (2008)
 Poland 1 (2006)
 Ukraine 1 (2004)
 Romania 2 (2011, 2012)
 Turkey 1 (2002)

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