Antonio Puerta Trophy

The Antonio Puerta Trophy is an annual summer tournament hosted by Sevilla FC since 2008. The tournament is dedicated to Antonio Puerta, who died on August 28, 2007 (at the age of 22) after suffering a heart injury during the inaugural match of the 2007-08 La Liga season against Getafe.

Antonio Puerta Trophy
Founded2008
RegionEurope UEFA
(Friendly tournament)
Number of teams2
Current championsSpain Sevilla (7th title)
Most successful club(s)Spain Sevilla (7 titles)
Television broadcastersCanal Sur, SFC Televisión, Arena Sport, TV3 (in 2011 edition)

EditionsEdit

2008Edit

Played on 23 August 2008 against Málaga CF, the team promoted to La Liga that year. It served for remember Antonio Puerta and all the victims of the Spanair Flight 5022, the aerean accident occurred three days before.

Sevilla2–0Málaga
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2009Edit

Played on 21 August 2009 against Xerez, team also promoted to Liga BBVA that year as occurred in 2008 with Málaga.

Sevilla  2–1  Xerez
Report Míchel   87'

2010Edit

It was played on November, during a Liga BBVA break because of UEFA Champions League Group Stage (matchday 5). The rival this time was Granada, team promoted that season to Liga Adelante. It has been the first time since this tournament exists that Sevilla lost the final match.

Sevilla  1–1  Granada
José Carlos   58' Report Calvo   9'
Penalties
2–4

2011Edit

The fourth edition of the tournament was celebrated in summer again, during the pre-season. The guest for the first time wasn't Andalusian; it was RCD Espanyol, Sevilla twinned team after suffering a similar tragedy as happened to the organizing club in 2007 (Daniel Jarque's death).[1]

Sevilla  5–0  Espanyol
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2012Edit

Played on 8 August 2012 due to the early start of 2012–13 La Liga, against Deportivo La Coruña, a traditional Sevilla "friend" team.

Sevilla  2–0  Deportivo La Coruña
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2013Edit

Sevilla  1–1  Almería
Perotti   81' (pen.) Report Christian   90+2'
Penalties
4–2
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: López Amaya

2014Edit

Sevilla  2–0  Córdoba
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2016Edit

Sevilla  3–4  Boca Juniors
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2017Edit

Sevilla  2–1  Roma
Džeko   90+1'

2019Edit

Sevilla  2–0  Schalke 04
Mesa   35'
Munir   72' (pen.)
Report

Titles by teamEdit

Team Appearances Titles
  Sevilla 2008
2009
2011
2012
2013
2014
2017
2019
8
  Granada 2010 1
  Boca Juniors 2016 1

GoalscorersEdit

Goals Player Team Edition in
which scored
2   José Carlos   Sevilla FC 2009, 2010
2   Rodri Ríos   Sevilla FC 2011
2   Frédéric Kanouté   Sevilla FC 2011
2   Diego Perotti   Sevilla FC 2009, 2013
2   Carlos Tevez   Boca Juniors 2016
1   Luís Fabiano   Sevilla FC 2008
1   Renato   Sevilla FC 2008
1   Míchel   Xerez 2009
1   Carlos Calvo   Granada 2010
1   Manu del Moral   Sevilla FC 2011
1   Álvaro Negredo   Sevilla FC 2012
1   Piotr Trochowski   Sevilla FC 2012
1   Christian   Almería 2013
1   Denis Suárez   Sevilla FC 2014
1   Carlos Bacca   Sevilla FC 2014
1   Darío Benedetto   Boca Juniors 2016
1   Cristian Pavón   Boca Juniors 2016
1   Steven Nzonzi   Sevilla FC 2016
1   Timothée Kolodziejczak   Sevilla FC 2016
1   Luciano Vietto   Sevilla FC 2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ El Sevilla-Espanyol recupera el realce del Trofeo Antonio Puerta Archived March 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish), SevillismoYMas.com, July 6, 2011.