Gothia Cup is the world's largest and most international youth football tournament since 1975. Live the World Youth Cup!
For football lovers, Sweden means Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Sweden has always given value to sports, from football to athletics: in the 50s and the 60s, Hamrin, Nordhal and Liedholm have shaped Italian football History in Fiorentina and Milan. In 1958, Sweden played the final of the World Cup and lost against the Brazilian team guided by Pelé. In the1994 World Cup in the USA, Sweden reached the third place. In the same decade, the country raised two incredible talents as Henrik Larsson and Freddy Ljungberg. Nowadays Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the icon of a nation with bright and international football future.
The tournament is organised by GOTHIA CUP, Gothemburg, SWEDEN and promoted by PLAY SPORT.
Over the years, 770.000 players from 127 countries have participated in the Gothia Cup, the World Youth Cup.
Every year, around 1700 teams from 80 nations play 4500 games on 110 pitches. Friendship, fun and joy
Take part in the wolderful Opening Ceremony with an audience of 45.000 people at ULLEVI STADIUM: a 2 hours show full of fun and emotion, friendship, fun and joy! Football is the commone denominator for the word's youth, irrespective of religion, skin color or nationality.
Every club needs to pay a registration fee per team and a participation fee per person that includes the accommodation; the amount is the same for athletes, coaches, managers, supporters (families) etc.
Registration fee per team: € 220
Registration deadline: April 10th
Accomodation in SCHOOL
Everyone staying at the school, players and leaders, has to pay the accommodation cost (€ 270). This cost is inclusive of Gothia Card and 18 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) starting with dinner on the day of arrival and ending with lunch on the day of departure. A minimum of two and maximum four leaders per team may stay at the school. You can rent mattresses and bedding from us to an additional cost. If you bring your own mattress it can not be wider than 75 cm. We urge all participants and leaders never to leave valuables or money unattended at the school. Read more about staying at a school.
Accomodation in HOTELS:
Hotel booked through Gothia Cup. The cost is inclusive of Gothia Card and breakfast. Lunch and dinner vouchers for meals at a nearby school can be purchased. Transport from and to airport is included.
Cat. B18, B16, B15 - Group stage and Play Off B: 2x25 min; Play Off A 2x30 min.
Cat. G18, G16, G15 - Group stage and Play Off B: 2x25 min; Play Off A 2x30 min.
Other categories: Group stage and Play Off B 2x20 min; Play Off A 2 x 25 min.
Players per team
There is no limit to the number of players in each team. However only seven (7) substitutes are allowed in each match of 11-a-side and 9-a-side. Teams may use a maximum of 18 players in a 11-a-side match, 11 players on the field and seven substitutes, and a maximum of 16 players in a 9-a-side match, 9 players on the field and seven substitutes. All players must be able to identify themselves and to certify their age with a valid passport.
In the 11-a-side categories, two dispensations is by default given for overaged players, who can be at most one year over the age limit.
In 9-a-side, one dispensation is by default given for one overaged player, who can be at most one year over the age limit.
For 7-a-side, no dispensation will automatically be accepted. Dispensations must be applied for prior to July 1st. Dispensations may be applied for a maximum of one player who already has a dispensation issued by its regional association or where there are special reasons.
Girls may play in boys' classes as long as the regulations for age categories are followed.
All the playing fields are grass or artificial turf.
In case of bad weather conditions, games may be changed to gravel fields or decided by penalty kicks or drawing of lots.
Gothia Card includes: free transport (with Göteborg’s public transport, trams, buses and Gothia Line), Gothia Opening Ceremony at Ullevi Stadium and Gothia Finals at Gamla Ullevi and SKF Arena.
Contact us 0547-61.33.47/ 340-8502685
|Abb.||Category||Born after||Numbers of players|
|U18||U18||01 January 2005||11 players|
|G18||U18 Femm.||01 January 2005||11 players|
|U17||U17||01 January 2006||11 players|
|G17||Allieve Femm. a 11||01 January 2006||11 players|
|U16||Allievi Sper.||01 January 2007||11 players|
|G16||Allieve Sp. Femm. a 11||01 January 2007||11 players|
|U15||Giovanissimi||01 January 2008||11 players|
|G15||Giovani Calciatrici Femm. a 11||01 January 2008||11 players|
|U14||Giovanissimi Sper.||01 January 2009||11 players|
|G14||Giovani Calciatrici Sp. Femm. a 11||01 January 2009||11 players|
|U13||Esordienti Misti a 9||01 January 2010||9 players|
|G13||Giovani Calciatrici Femm. a 9||01 January 2010||9 players|
|U12||Esordienti Sp. a 7||01 January 2011||7 players|
|G12||Esordienti Sp. Femm.a 7||01 January 2011||7 players|
|U11||Pulcini secondo anno a 7||01 January 2012||7 players|
|G11||Femminile Pulcini a 7||01 January 2012||7 players|
|U10||Mini Pulcini primo anno a 7||01 January 2013||7 players|
|Double room||€ 250|
|3 beds||€ 355|
|Double room||€ 450|
|Single room (One room every 20 people)||€ 695|
|3 beds||€ 430|
|Double room||€ 500|
|Single room (One room every 20 people)||€ 720|
|3 beds||€ 450|
|Double room||€ 515|
|Single room (One room every 20 people)||€ 765|
Participation in the 46th Gothia Cup (exlcuding the participation fee per team);
A Tournament brochure for every participant;
Free entrance to the opening ceremony, all the matches and the award ceremonies (The entrances to pitches, the opening ceremony and the award ceremonies are always included in the individual participation fee; you may have to pay if you do not book through the organisation);
Six nights stay: accomodation in School, Hostel or 4**** star Hotel;
Tournament staff assistance during the stay: at the Hotels and on the pitches.
Participation fee per team: € 220;
Travel insurance (injury and medical expenses, luggage theft);
MEAL CARD (included in School Accomodation): € 50 (6 meals) or € 80 (12 meals);
School Accomodation: bed linen and mattresses € 45 per person;
Extras and everything not expressly stated.
Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden (the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries) on the beautiful west coast of the country. Gothenburg is located at the mouth of the Göta älv, which feeds into Kattegatt, an arm of the North Sea, creating an archipelago that consists of rough, barren rocks and cliffs.
Enjoy the green and leafy parks in the city centre, explore the myriads of islands in the archipelago or visit historic forts and castles. Do not miss the Port of Gothenburgt, accessible by the sea and by the river, the largest port in the Nordic countries.
In the 18th century, fishing was the most important industry but with the 19th century, Gothenburg evolved into a modern industrial city that continued on into the 20th century. Gothenburg hosts many international events , especially in summer: the most famous one is the Göteborgskalaset, a music festival with a calendar full of outdoor performances and concerts.
Gothenburg is home to four universities and has a rich cultural life.
Gothenburg is an open and accessible city: everything you would expect from a cosmopolitan city is within walking distance. Also, the Gothenburg tram and bus network covers most of the city and is the largest network in Scandinavia.
In the central part of the city you will find Liseberg, the greatest amusement park in Scandinavia. You’ll find everything from dizzying rides to music and dance, scary celebrations at Halloween and millions of Christmas lights and a festive atmosphere during Christmas.
Visit the Slottsskogen, Gothenburg’s main park that hosts a zoo, discover the wonderful musemus of the city, such as the Gothenburg Museum of Art ant the Museum of World Culture, and taste the flavours of the sea at Feskekörka, the indoor fish market.
1.686 squadre / teams, 75 nazioni /countries
1.731 squadre / teams, 78 nazioni / countries