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The Torneo di Viareggio (English: Viareggio Tournament), officially named the Viareggio Cup World Football Tournament Coppa Carnevale, is a youth association football tournament held annually in the commune of Viareggio, Italy and its surrounding areas. Established in 1949, the Torneo di Viareggio is considered one of the most important youth football tournaments in the world.[1]

Viareggio Cup World Football Tournament Coppa Carnevale
Viareggio cup logo.jpg
Organising bodyC.G.C. Viareggio
Founded1949
RegionItaly
Number of teams48
Current championsItaly Bologna
Most successful club(s)Italy Milan, Juventus, (9 titles each)
Television broadcastersRAI
WebsiteOfficial Website (italian)
2019 Torneo di Viareggio

It coincides with the Carnival of Viareggio, starting on the third Monday of Carneval. The tournament runs for a fortnight, and finishes on the last Monday of Carnival. For this reason, it is also known as Coppa Carnevale (English: Carnival Cup).

Contents

WinnersEdit

By yearEdit

Year Winner Runner-up
1949   A.C. Milan   Lazio
1950   Sampdoria   A.S. Roma
1951   Partizan Belgrade   Sampdoria
1952   A.C. Milan   Partizan Belgrade
1953   A.C. Milan   Juventus
1954   Lanerossi Vicenza   Juventus
1955   Lanerossi Vicenza   Sampdoria
1956   Spartak Prague   A.C. Milan
1957   A.C. Milan   A.S. Roma
1958   Sampdoria   Fiorentina
1959   A.C. Milan   Partizan Belgrade
1960   A.C. Milan   Dukla Prague
1961   Juventus   Lanerossi Vicenza
1962   Internazionale   Fiorentina
1963   Sampdoria   Bologna
1964   Dukla Prague   Bologna
1965   Genoa   Juventus
1966   Fiorentina   Dukla Prague
1967   Bologna   Fiorentina
1968   Dukla Prague   Juventus
1969   Atalanta   Napoli
1970   Dukla Prague   A.C. Milan
1971   Internazionale   A.C. Milan
1972   Dukla Prague   Internazionale
1973   Fiorentina   Bologna
1974   Fiorentina   Lazio
1975   Napoli   Lazio
1976   Dukla Prague   A.C. Milan
1977   Sampdoria   A.C. Milan
1978   Fiorentina   A.S. Roma
1979   Fiorentina   Perugia
1980   Dukla Prague   Lazio
1981   A.S. Roma   Ipswich Town
1982   Fiorentina   Ipswich Town
1983   A.S. Roma   Internazionale
1984   Torino   Napoli
1985   Torino   A.S. Roma
1986   Internazionale   Sampdoria
1987   Torino   Fiorentina
1988   Fiorentina   Torino
1989   Torino   A.S. Roma
1990   Cesena   Napoli
1991   A.S. Roma   Napoli
1992   Fiorentina   A.S. Roma
1993   Atalanta   A.C. Milan
1994   Juventus   Fiorentina
1995   Torino   Fiorentina
1996   Brescia   Parma
1997   Bari   Torino
1998   Torino   Irineu
1999   A.C. Milan   Varteks
2000   Empoli   Fiorentina
2001   A.C. Milan   Vitória
2002   Internazionale   Torino
2003   Juventus   Slavia Prague
2004   Juventus   Empoli
2005   Juventus   Genoa
2006   Juventud   Juventus
2007   Genoa   A.S. Roma
2008   Internazionale   Empoli
2009   Juventus   Sampdoria
2010   Juventus   Empoli
2011   Internazionale   Fiorentina
2012   Juventus   A.S. Roma
2013   Anderlecht   A.C. Milan
2014   A.C. Milan   Anderlecht
2015   Internazionale   Hellas Verona
2016   Juventus   Palermo
2017   Sassuolo   Empoli
2018   Internazionale   Fiorentina
2019   Bologna   Genoa

By clubEdit

Club Winners Runners-up Winning years
  AC Milan 9 7 1949, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1999, 2001, 2014
  Juventus 9 5 1961, 1994, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016
  Fiorentina 8 9 1966, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1988, 1992
  Internazionale 8 2 1962, 1971, 1986, 2002, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2018
  Torino 6 3 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1995, 1998
  Dukla Prague 6 2 1964, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1976, 1980
  Sampdoria 4 4 1950, 1958, 1963, 1977
  AS Roma 3 8 1981, 1983, 1991
  Bologna 2 3 1967, 2019
  Genoa 2 2 1965, 2007
  Vicenza 2 1 1954, 1955
  Atalanta 2 1969, 1993
  Napoli 1 4 1975
  Empoli 1 4 2000
  Partizan Belgrade 1 2 1951
  Anderlecht 1 1 2013
  Bari 1 1997
  Brescia 1 1996
  Cesena 1 1990
  Juventud 1 2006
  Sassuolo 1 2017
  Sparta Prague 1 1956
  Lazio 4
  Ipswich Town 2
  Irineu 1
  Parma 1
  Perugia 1
  Slavia Prague 1
  Varteks 1
  Vitória 1
  Hellas Verona 1
  Palermo 1

Golden Boy AwardEdit

Since 2009, the Torneo di Viareggio Golden Boy award is given to the best talent in the tournament (including goalkeepers). The player who collects the most votes by a jury composed of sports journalists accompanying the event is the winner.

The jury will be composed of:

WinnersEdit

Year Player Country Club
2009 Guido Marilungo   Italy   Sampdoria
2010 Ciro Immobile   Italy   Juventus
2011 Simone Dell'Agnello   Italy   Internazionale
2012 Leonardo Spinazzola   Italy   Juventus
2013 Bryan Cristante   Italy   A.C. Milan
2014 Alberto Cerri   Italy   Parma
2015 Federico Bonazzoli   Italy   Internazionale
2016 Antonino La Gumina   Italy   Palermo
2017 Carlo Manicone   Italy   Empoli
2018 Gabriele Gori   Italy   Fiorentina
2019 Flavio Bianchi   Italy   Genoa

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Viareggio tournament - The first step to greatness". Retrieved February 20, 2012.