The Gothia Cup is the largest and most international youth soccer tournament in the world. Every year, around 1700 teams from 80 countries participate and over 4500 games are played on 110 courses.
It was held for the first time in 1975 and in the first year, the girls were welcome to participate in the Gothia Cup, something unusual for the time, but which became a great success.
Over the years, more than one million players from a total of 149 countries have participated in this tournament.
It is the teams and participants from around the world that make the Gothia Cup a unique tournament. A meeting place for young people from all over the world, regardless of religion, skin color or nationality and gender, with football as a common denominator.
"Armando Lopes has been a dear guest at the Gothia Cup for more than 10 years. From the beginning Armando came with his own Portuguese team but then he started to work for us as the Gothia Cup representative in Portugal.
It was a huge success and Armando became one of our most trustful agent. He was the one who actually introduced the Gothia Cup to the Portuguese market.
We can strongly recommend to use Armando Lopes and AL Sport Events if you consider to attend the Gothia Cup. During the years Armando has arranged this trip for thousands of young people from Portugal and we have never had any complains. Armando and his teams have always acted as the perfect ambassadors for Portugal, both off and on the fields. "
Dennis Andersson - Founder and general secretary of the Gothia Cup
"In 2013 I had a fantastic experience that was participation in the Gothia Cup with the Lobatos Foot team, I was impressed with the amount of games and training teams from all over the world that participated in the tournament, with space for everyone to compete, it was without a doubt a week that was worth it. The group spirit experienced as well as the organization of the entire tournament are spectacular. My greatest joy was to realize that everyone is together for a great reason, the passion for playing football. "
João Meireles - Physical Trainer SC Braga - Gothia Cup 2013
"There are many stages where football shines. After all, it is the most popular sport in the world, with millions of fans from all continents. However, the beauty of football is not only in the glamor of a Champions League or a Championship of the World There are stages in formation football, where the game is played with a totally pure passion, which are an authentic hymn to the modality and the values that the sport carries.
The Gothia Cup, which takes place in Sweden every year, is not just the biggest youth tournament in the world. It is much more than that. It is a competition where everyone plays with passion, ambition, respect for colleagues and with total FairPlay. In the Gothia Cup, which receives more than 1700 teams every year, from over 80 countries, it is an example where multiculturalism and equality go hand in hand, without prejudice.
This tournament, where there are no losers, and which I had the pleasure of watching once, for everything it means in the lives of its participants and for all the majestic organization that allows nothing to fail, is undoubtedly one of the stages that whoever likes football, in its true essence, should participate or follow at least once in his life. "
Nuno Piteira - Councilor Cascais City Council
"As a coach and coordinator of football training, participation in the Gothia Cup was undoubtedly an exciting moment. I often say that the Gothia Cup is much more than a youth soccer tournament, it is a passionate intercultural event in which I had the privilege and the honor of participating and that will remain in our memories forever. It is an experience that I want and I will repeat again! The professionalism and transparency that Armando demonstrated in all the circumstances of the process, has allowed us to have a relationship today of great friendship and trust. "
Gonçalo Cruz - Gothia Cup 2019 - UF Comércio e Indústria
"Armando Lopes, is an extremely professional and honest person in the performance of what his duties are and is extremely committed to the projects in which he is involved, sparing no effort to provide those who work with him the best possible experience."
Xano Silva - Gothia Cup 2018