Young Slavia players got the cup for the third time (before also 2015 and 2016) and became the most successful club of the tournament history, together with Sporting CP. Managed by Karel Piták, former Czech top level player, they were acting strongly and self-confidently. Their performances were crowned by final-match win 1:0 against Paris Saint-Germain thanks to Jakub Vorel´s beautiful long-range shot. Congratulations!
The All Stars Cup, a three-day international junior tournament, is becoming an established brand in the Czech football calendar – this will be the 11th edition of the tournament!
We are once again organizing the tournament together with the Football Association of the Czech Republic, in cooperation with clubs SK Slavia Praha and Bohemians Praha 1905, supported by the FACR, the Prague City Hall, Prague 10 and Prague 20. Patronage will be taken over by the FACR and the Mayor of Prague.
As usual, the All Stars Cup will take place on the third weekend of June, i.e. 14-16 June 2019. Seventy matches (always 2 x 15 minutes) will be played in the Horní Počernice sports center in Prague 20, and the last two (for 3rd place and the final) will be played at the Bohemians Praha 1905 stadium in Ďolíček.
The tournament is traditionally intended for the U16 category, i.e. young footballers born in 2003.
What teams will we see this year?
Top European clubs headed by Paris Saint-Germain, Atlético Madrid or FC Porto, overseas perennials CD Guadalajara and Avispa Fukuoka, Turkish and Slovak youth pride in the form of Altinordu Izmir and FC Nitra, as well as the Chinese newcomer Beijing FC, one of the oldest Chinese professional clubs.
The Czech clubs are represented by a complete Prague four-leaf clover, and after a break of several years Dynamo České Budějovice, Vysočina Jihlava, as well as Moravian neighbours and rivals Fastav Zlín and 1. FC Slovácko, whose cities are less than 30 kilometres apart.
This year’s All Stars Cup will not be colliding with final tournaments of European Championship or World Cup, and the tournament can therefore be what we all want it to be – an elite meeting of football hopefuls who are the focus of attention. With great matches and exceptional individual performances and with the appropriate audience backdrop and media interest - and, of course, with pleasant sunny weather.
Hopefully we are not asking for too much.
We will be beginning on Friday 14 June with the first matches starting at 9:00, and opening ceremony with all of the participants will take place at 13:00. If you are interested and have the time, come and take a look. There is no admission fee.