|Number of teams||8|
|Current champions||Ajax (3rd title)|
|Most successful club(s)||Ajax (3 titles)|
|Television broadcasters||Eredivisie Live
|2014 Future Cup|
The Future Cup (officially known as the AEGON Future Cup) is an annual friendly international youth tournament which is organized by the Dutch football club AFC Ajax. The tournament is created for under-17 youth teams, and is held at the Amsterdam ArenA, every year during the Easter weekend. The tournament has been contested by some of the strongest under-17 teams in football, with FC Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern München amongst the participating clubs. The tournament is named after its main sponsor, the insurance company AEGON, and is broadcast on television in over 59 countries via Eredivisie Live, Eurosport and Fox Sports.
8 teams participate in the AEGON Future Cup ever year. Since Ajax are the tournament hosts, they are automatically entered, leaving 7 additional places available in the tournament. Six of the spots can be filled with a simple registration of an under-17 team from any club, while national teams are also able to register, such as the China U-17 team did when it competed in the first edition of the competition. The eighth and final position is filled by the winners of the Brazilian 'Craques Mongeral AEGON Future Cup - Um Torneio do Ajax' a parallel running competition for under-17 youth teams in South America which shares the same sponsor. The winner of that tournament is automatically seeded for the AEGON Future Cup in Amsterdam the next year, completing the 8 participants in the Cup challenge.
The draw takes place ahead of the last home match of the Ajax first team ahead of the AEGON Future Cup. The 8 teams are then divided up into two groups during halftime of this match. The opening ceremony of the tournament takes place on the Friday evening before Easter, while the first matches are played on Holy Saturday. The first two group stage matches are played for each team on this day, while the last two group stage matches are then contested on Easter Sunday. The finals are played on Monday, the second Easter day. The day starts with the matches for the 7th and 8th place, which are contested by the two teams who finished bottom of their groups. Afterwards the two semi-finals are played. The group winners of each group compete against the second place team of the other group, and after the two semi-finals the matches for 5th and 6th place are contested against the third place team from each group. The matches for 3rd and 4th place are then contested amongst the losers of the Semi-finals, which is concluded by the Cup final, deciding the 1st and 2nd place. The awards and trophies are awarded directly after the Final, at which all teams and coaches are present.
Statistics accurate as of AEGON Future Cup 2014. 
|2014||21 April 2014||Ajax||2–1||Liverpool|
|2013||1 April 2013||Anderlecht||2–0||Ajax|
|2012||9 April 2012||Ajax||2–2 (5–3 pen.)||Manchester United|
|2011||25 April 2011||Anderlecht||1–0||Ajax|
|2010||5 April 2010||Ajax||1–0||China U-17|
The winner of the AEGON Future Cup are obvious winners of the tournament. For this information please see the next segment below. Other prizes are however awarded in conclusion, which are handed out by prominent former and current Ajax members, with Frank de Boer, Martin Jol and Luis Suárez amongst those who have awarded the trophies. The man of the tournament is selected and awarded the adidas Best player of AEGON Future Cup award. Below is a list of the prize winners over the years:
Every year the prize adidas Top Scorer of AEGON Future Cup is awarded to the top-scorer of the tournament. Below is a list of the top-scorers for each year:
|2014|| Sheyi Ojo
|2013|| Václav Černý
Aron Leya Iseka
|2012|| Elton Acolatse
|2011|| Nicholas Pasifakis
| Ajax Cape Town
|2010||Dominik Goßner||Bayern München||6|
Appearances and best results
Statistics accurate as of AEGON Future Cup 2014.
|Nr.||Club||Apps||First App.||Best result|
|3.||Bayern München||4||2010||Third place|
|5.||Ajax Cape Town||2||2011||Fifth place|
|6.||D.C. United||1||2011||Sixth place|
|7.||Beşiktaş JK||1||2012||Seventh place|
|8.||FC Dallas||1||2010||Eighth place|
All-time cup winners
|3||Ajax||2010, 2012, 2014|
Statistics accurate as of AEGON Future Cup 2014.
|2.||Nicholas Pasifakis||South Africa||4||Ajax Cape Town|
|Patrick Foss||United States||4||D.C. United|
|6.||Václav Černý||Czech Republic||3||Ajax|
|Aron Leya Iseka||Democratic Republic of the Congo||3||Anderlecht|
|Alperen Doğan||Turkey||3||Beşiktaş JK|
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