Otten Cup

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Otten Cup
Founded 1947
Region Worldwide
Number of teams 8
Current champions Real Madrid (1st title)
Most successful club(s) PSV (19 titles)
Television broadcasters Eredivisie Live
Eurosport
Fox Sports
2013 Otten Cup
PSV - Pão de Açúcar during the Otten Cup on 31 May 2008.

The Otten Cup is an annual friendly international youth tournament which is organized by the Dutch football club PSV Eindhoven for under-19 youth teams, and is held at De Herdgang.[1]


History[edit]

Founded in 1947, the tournament was named after Frans Otten the former president of Philips. His name remains engraved in the trophy to this day. In the beginning years, the tournament was a regional cup, which quickly evolved into a national tournament with clubs from all over the country sending their under-19 youth teams for a chance at the trophy. It became an international tournament in 1957, and an intercontinental one since the end of the 20th Century. Several youth players who have participated in the competition have since made it to the highest level of professional football, such as Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, John Heitinga and Ibrahim Afellay.[2]

Cup winners[edit]

The first tournament was won by BVV from 's-Hertogenbosch, while Blauw-Wit from Amsterdam were the first club who were allowed to keep the trophy after winning it for the third time in 1954. Afterwards the rules were changed where a team would only be able to keep the trophy after winning it a total of five times or by winning the competition three times in a row. The second trophy was then retained by Sunderland AFC in 1963 following the clubs third consecutive win of the Otten Cup. In 1967, 1978, 1988 and 2003, the third, fourth fifth and sixth edition of the trophy were retained by the hosts PSV themselves. While three years later Esporte Clube Vitória from Brazil retained the seventh edition of the trophy in 2006.[3][4]

Club Winner Year
Netherlands PSV 19 1955, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2002, 2003, 2009
Netherlands Ajax 7 1957, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1997, 1999
Brazil Vitória 6 1995, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006
Netherlands Blauw-Wit 6 1949, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1959, 1973
England Sunderland 4 1961, 1962, 1963, 1970
Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam 3 1972, 1980, 1982
Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 2 1969, 2010
Belgium Cercle Brugge 2 1975, 1979
Netherlands Feyenoord 2 1951, 1974
Netherlands Vitesse 2 1952, 1956
Spain FC Barcelona 2 2011, 2012
Spain Real Madrid 1 2013
Netherlands FC Twente/Heracles 1 2008
Brazil Internacional 1 2007
Germany VfB Stuttgart 1 2001
Japan Ichiritsu Funabashi 1 2000
Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1 1993
Netherlands Willem II 1 1968
Netherlands FC Volendam 1 1964
Belgium Patro Eisden Maasmechelen 1 1960
Netherlands ADO Den Haag 1 1950
Netherlands De Valk 1 1948
Netherlands BVV 1 1947

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