Eurovoetbal

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Eurovoetbal is an international football (soccer) tournament for players under 21, held annually in the city of Groningen around Pentecost.

The tournament started in 1977, when local football clubs Be Quick 1887, Velocitas and GRC, and the district Groningen of the Royal Dutch Football Association celebrated their 90th, 80th, 75th and 70th anniversaries respectively. 5,500 Spectators saw the youth players of Crystal Palace F.C. win the first tournament.

Finals and Most Valuable Players[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Result Most Valuable Players Most Valuable
Goalkeeper
Top scorers
1977 Crystal Palace Werder Bremen 1-0
1978 Blackburn Rovers Feyenoord 2-1 after extra time Paul Leeming
1979 Ajax AC Milan 3-0
1980 Everton PSV 2-1
1981 NAC Czechoslovakia U-21 1-1
(4-3p)
Luboš Kubík (Czechoslovakia U-21) Theo Snelders
1982 Everton FC Groningen 3-1
1983 Czechoslovakia U-21 Netherlands U-21 2-0
1984 Ajax Czechoslovakia U-21 1-0 Edwin Godee (Ajax) Jan Jaap Kooistra (FC Groningen)
1985 Czechoslovakia U-21 East Germany U-21 1-0 Ulf Kirsten (East Germany U-21) Ed Roos (Feyenoord)
1986 FC Groningen East Germany U-21 2-0 Vodička (Czechoslovakia) Tom Krommendijk (Netherlands U-21)
1987 Nottingham Forest Ajax 3-2
1988 Nottingham Forest PSV 2-1
1989 PSV Malmö FF 1-0 aet
1990 Soviet Union U-21 Ajax 1-0aet Edwin van der Sar (Ajax) Yevgeni Kashentsev (Soviet Union U-21)
1991 PSV Galatasaray 4-0 Bert Zuurman
1992 FC Barcelona PSV 3-1
1993 Feyenoord Ajax 2-0 Clarence Seedorf (Ajax) Sander Westerveld (FC Twente) Boudewijn Zenden (PSV)
1994 Ajax FC Groningen 4-0 Patrick Kluivert (Ajax) Sander Westerveld (FC Twente)
1995 Sporting CP Universidad Catolica 1-0 Nelson Garrido (Sporting CP)
Sander van Gessel (FC Groningen)
1996 Feyenoord Sporting Clube de Portugal 2-1 None awarded Matthew Amoah (Vitesse)
1997 Benfica Feyenoord 2-1
1998 CR Flamengo
1999 Ajax SC Heerenveen 3-1 Daniel Jensen (SC Heerenveen) Serge van den Ban (Ajax)
2000 Feyenoord PSV 3-1 Pius Ikedia Jelle ten Rouwelaar Mawete Junior (Benfica)
2001 Red Star Belgrade FC Twente 1-0 Aleksander Lukovic (Red Star Belgrade) Vladimir Stojković (Red Star Belgrade)
2002 Newcastle United FC Twente 4-0 Michael Chopra (Newcastle United) Yaser Fawzi
2003 Boca Juniors Partizan Belgrade 2-2
(4-3p)
Fernando Gago (Boca Juniors) Nemanja Jovšić (Partizan Belgrade) Juan Fischer (Boca Juniors)
2004 Boca Juniors Feyenoord 1-0 Gaston Sangoy (Boca Juniors) Mike Römer (FC Groningen) Felino Jardim (Feyenoord)
Haris Medunjanin (AZ)
Gaston Sangoy (Boca Juniors)
2005 CD Guadalajara Boca Juniors 2-1 Christian Armas (CD Guadalajara)
Rogier Krohne (FC Groningen)
Gijs Koopmans (FC Groningen) Renato Rivera
2006 Internacional AZ 2-0 Taison (Internacional)
Ruud Vormer (AZ)
2007 FC Groningen Slavia Praha 2-0 Stefan Nijland (FC Groningen)
Taison (Internacional)
2008 Bayern Munich Fenerbahçe 3-1 Isa Tastemir (Fenerbahçe)
Nicola Sansone (Bayern Munich)
Steffen Bakker (FC Groningen) Joel Matip (Schalke 04)
2009 Valencia SC Heerenveen 2-1 Filip Djuricic (SC Heerenveen) Jurjan Wouda (SC Heerenveen) Filip Djuricic (SC Heerenveen)

Notable players[edit]