Robert Louis-Dreyfus Trophy

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Robert Louis-Dreyfus trophy
Founded 2010
Region Europe
Number of teams 2
Current champions Olympique de Marseille
Most successful club(s) Olympique de Marseille (2 titles)

The Robert Louis-Dreyfus Trophy (French: Trophée Robert Louis-Dreyfus) is an annual summer tournament hosted by Olympique de Marseille in dedication to Robert Louis-Dreyfus, a majority shareholder of the French football team, who died on July 4, 2009, following a long battle with leukemia.[1][2]

The inaugural competition took place in 2010 where Marseille were joined by Valencia CF. The second edition was played on August 1, 2015 against Juventus. The competition did not take place between 2011 and 2014 because of the ongoing renovations to the Stade Vélodrome.

2010 edition[edit]

The inaugural edition of the Robert Louis-Dreyfus Trophy was played on August 1, 2010 between hosts Marseille and Valencia who had ended third in the 2009–10 La Liga season. A solitary goal from Hatem Ben Arfa saw Marseille triumph 1-0.[3]


2015 edition[edit]

The second edition of the tournament was played on August 1 2015, a week before the 2015-16 Ligue 1 season began. Marseille hosted reigning Serie A champions and UEFA Champions League runners-up Juventus and won the match 2-0 thanks to goals by Romain Alessandrini and Abdelaziz Barrada.[4]


Titles by team[edit]

Team Appearances Titles
France Olympique de Marseille 2 (2010, 2015) 2
Italy Juventus 1 (2015) 0
Spain Valencia CF 1 (2010) 0

Goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals Edition in
which scored
1. France Hatem Ben Arfa France Olympique de Marseille 1 2010
1. France Romain Alessandrini France Olympique de Marseille 1 2015
1. Morocco Abdelaziz Barrada France Olympique de Marseille 1 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ RLD one year already
  2. ^ Report: Marseille owner Robert Louis-Dreyfus dies, Associated Press, 5 July 2009.
  3. ^ "1-0 loss in Sunday preseason friendly at Stade Velodrome". Valencia. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Digby, Adam (1 August 2015). "Sami Khedira Injury vs. Marseille Sets Stage for Juventus' Stefano Sturaro". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 9 May 2016.