Torneo Internazionale Stampa Sportiva
The Torneo Internazionale Stampa Sportiva (English: The Sport Press International Tournament) was one of the very first international football (soccer) competitions. Held in 1908, it predated the more famous Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy by a year. However, there had been football competitions, involving amateur sides, held at the Summer Olympic Games as far back as the 1900 games in Paris, though these were initially termed exhibition games and no medals were awarded until 1908.
Organised by Italian sports magazine La Stampa Sportiva, the Torneo Internazionale featured teams from Italy, France, Switzerland and Germany. All the games were played in Turin, Italy. Swiss team Servette FC were eventual winners, beating Torino of Italy 3-1.
Pre-Qualifying ( Italy only)
March 22, 1908
|Piemonte Calcio or Piemonte F.C.|
April 19, 1908
- Third Place playoff