The first edition of the Gothia Cup China was held from 13 to 19 August 2016 in Shenyang, China. This tournament was made possible thanks to the large facilities and the tremendous support and efforts of the municipal government and the citizens of Shenyang.
The next edition of the Gothia Cup China is scheduled to take place from August 12th to 18th, 2021 in Chengyang Qingdao district, China.
The Gothia Cup aims to bring to China its more than 40 years of experience, know-how and brand in the tournament, to share the joy of football with even more people.
“Armando Lopes has been a trustworthy representative of Gothia Cup and Gothia Cup China for years. Taking more than a hundred of teams by his dedication, diligence, passion. It's been a pleasure working with him and hope it lasts.
Wish him a bright future with great success ”
Jeff Wu - Gothia Cup China
“ Longtime friend, Prof. Armando Lopes, one day, asked me the following question: - "How about going to China with one of your teams?" ... I accepted, of course!
This trip to China with a team, which would become the first to represent Portugal in this tournament, would become the GREATEST SPORT ADVENTURE of my life. Preparing a trip with a team of athletes, then 14 and 15 years old, to the other side of the world is not easy and the responsibility is enormous. But when you have a person called Armando Lopes by your side, everything, but everything, becomes easier. Rigor, resolution, organization and honesty are always present and this makes everything develop in a professional, clear and objective way. You cannot ask an official representative in Portugal of the biggest youth football tournaments in the world anymore ... an excellent professional and a friend for life! "
Pedro Assunção - Sporting Director AD Almada 2015