Toulon Tournament

The Toulon Tournament (officially the Festival International "Espoirs" – Tournoi Maurice Revello) is a football (training match) tournament, which traditionally features invited national teams composed of youth players from U-17 to U-23 level. The tournament is named after Maurice Revello, who started the tournament in 1967 and died in 2016. Although the first tournament in 1967 featured club teams, it has been limited to national teams since 1975 (except in 1986 and 1989 when INF Vichy was invited).[1] The tournament is held around Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, with the final usually being held in Toulon.

Toulon Tournament
Toulon tournament logo.jpg
Founded1967
Region France
Number of teams12
Current champions France (13th title)
Most successful team(s) France (13 titles)
WebsiteOfficial website
2022 Maurice Revello Tournament

HistoryEdit

Toulon Tournament is a (training match) tournament not run under the supervision of FIFA or an individual national association. Therefore, it is deemed as the most prestigious of all friendly tournaments involving youth teams, and considered an unofficial world championship before FIFA introduced the official World Youth Cup in 1977.[1] Despite the establishment of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and later, FIFA U-17 World Cup however, the Toulon Tournament remains an important (training match) tournament for youth football teams.

RulesEdit

The Toulon Tournament usually was played with two 40-minute halves. In 2019 every match consisted of two periods of 45 minutes each. In a match, every team has eleven named substitutes and the maximum number of substitutions permitted is four.

In the knockout stage, if a game tied at the end of regulation time, extra time is not played and the penalty shoot-out is used to determine the winner.

ResultsEdit

Edition Year Teams Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1
1967[2] 6   Anderlecht 1–0   Slovan Bratislava No third place match
2
1974 8   Poland 1–1*   Hungary   Czechoslovakia 3–2*   Brazil
3
1975[3] 8   Argentina 1–0   France   Italy 2–0   Mexico
4
1976 8   Bulgaria 3–2   France   Mexico 2–1   Portugal
5
1977 8   France 1–0   Bulgaria   Netherlands 3–1   Hungary
6
1978 8   Hungary 4–3   France   Netherlands 2–1   Mexico
7
1979 8   Soviet Union 2–0   Netherlands   Hungary 2–0   France
8
1980 8   Brazil 2–1   France   Czechoslovakia 1–1   Soviet Union
9
1981 8   Brazil 2–0   Czechoslovakia   Soviet Union 0–0   France
10
1982 8   Yugoslavia 2–2   Czechoslovakia   Netherlands 1–1   East Germany
11
1983 8   Brazil 1–1   Argentina   France 0–0 (a.e.t.) 4–3 (p)   Germany
12
1984 8   France 1–1   Soviet Union   Czechoslovakia 2–0   Netherlands
13
1985 8   France 3–1   England   Spain 1–0   Cameroon
14
1986 8   Bulgaria 1–0   France   Soviet Union 2–1   Portugal
15
1987 8   France 1–1   Bulgaria   Brazil 1–0   Soviet Union
16
1988 8   France 4–2   England   Bulgaria 1–1 (a.e.t.) 5–4 (p)   Soviet Union
17
1989 8   France 3–0   Bulgaria   United States 2–0   England
18
1990 8   England 2–1   Czechoslovakia   Brazil 2–1   Portugal
19
1991 8   England 1–0   France No third place match
20
1992 8   Portugal 2–1   Yugoslavia
21
1993 8   England 1–0   France
22
1994 8   England 2–0   Portugal
23
1995 8   Brazil 1–0   France
24
1996 10   Brazil 1–1   France
25
1997 10   France 2–1   Portugal
26
1998 8   Argentina 2–0   France   Portugal 2–0   China
27
1999 8   Colombia 1–1 (a.e.t.) 6–5 (p)   Argentina   France 3–2   Mexico
28
2000 8   Colombia 1–1 (asdet) 3–1 (p)   Portugal   Italy 1–0   Ivory Coast
29
2001 8   Portugal 2–1   Colombia   France 2–0   Netherlands
30
2002 10   Brazil 2–0   Italy   Japan 0–0 (a.e.t.) 5–4 (p)   England
31
2003 10   Portugal 3–1   Italy   Argentina 1–0   Mexico
32
2004 8   France 1–0   Sweden   China 1–0   Brazil
33
2005 8   France 4–1   Portugal   England 1–1 (a.e.t.) 3–2 (p)   Mexico
34
2006 8   France 0–0 (a.e.t.) 5–3 (p)   Netherlands   Portugal 1–0   China
35
2007 8   France 3–1   China   Ivory Coast 0–0 (a.e.t.) 5–4 (p)   Portugal
36
2008 8   Italy 1–0   Chile   Ivory Coast 2–2 (a.e.t.) 4–3 (p)   Japan
37
2009 8   Chile 1–0   France   Argentina 1–0   Netherlands
38
2010 8   Ivory Coast 3–2   Denmark   France 2–1   Chile
39
2011 8   Colombia 1–1 (a.e.t.) 3–1 (p)   France   Italy 1–1 (a.e.t.) 5–4 (p)   Mexico
40
2012 8   Mexico 3–0   Turkey   Netherlands 3–2   France
41
2013 10   Brazil 1–0   Colombia   France 2–1   Portugal
42
2014 10   Brazil 5–2   France   Portugal 1–0   England
43
2015 10   France 3–1   Morocco   United States 2–1   England
44
2016 10   England 2–1   France   Portugal 1–1 (a.e.t.) 4–2 (p)   Czech Republic
45
2017 12   England 1–1 (a.e.t.) 5–3 (p)   Ivory Coast   Scotland 3–0   Czech Republic
46
2018 12   England 2–1   Mexico   Turkey 0–0 (a.e.t.) 5–3 (p)   Scotland
47
2019 12   Brazil 1–1 (a.e.t.) 5–4 (p)   Japan   Mexico 0–0 (a.e.t.) 4–3 (p)   Republic of Ireland
2020 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in France.[note 1]
2021
48
2022 12   France 2–1   Venezuela   Mexico 2–0   Colombia
Notes
  1. ^ The 2020 tournament was scheduled to be held from 1 to 14 June 2020 but it was indefinitely postponed in April and cancelled on 24 October 2020.[4] The 2021 tournament was scheduled to be held from 30 May to 13 June 2021 but it was indefinitely postponed in April and cancelled in November.

StatisticsEdit

Performances by countriesEdit

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place
  France 13 (1977, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2015, 2022) 14 (1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016) 5 (1983, 1999, 2001, 2010, 2013) 3 (1979, 1981, 2012)
  Brazil 9 (1980, 1981, 1983, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2013, 2014, 2019) 2 (1987, 1990) 2 (1974, 2004)
  England 7 (1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2016, 2017, 2018) 2 (1985, 1988) 1 (2005) 4 (1989, 2002, 2014, 2015)
  Portugal 3 (1992, 2001, 2003) 4 (1994, 1997, 2000, 2005) 4 (1998, 2006, 2014, 2016) 5 (1976, 1986, 1990, 2007, 2013)
  Colombia 3 (1999, 2000, 2011) 2 (2001, 2013) 1 (2022)
  Bulgaria 2 (1976, 1986) 3 (1977, 1987, 1989) 1 (1988)
  Argentina 2 (1975, 1998) 2 (1983, 1999) 2 (2003, 2009)
  Hungary 2 (1974*, 1978) 1 (1979) 1 (1977)
  Italy 1 (2008) 2 (2002, 2003) 3 (1975, 2000, 2011)
  Mexico 1 (2012) 1 (2018) 3 (1976, 2019, 2022) 6 (1975, 1978, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2011)
  Russia[a] 1 (1979) 1 (1984) 2 (1981, 1986) 3 (1980, 1987, 1988)
  Ivory Coast 1 (2010) 1 (2017) 2 (2007, 2008) 1 (2000)
  Chile 1 (2009) 1 (2008) 1 (2010)
  Serbia[b] 1 (1982) 1 (1992)
  Poland 1 (1974*)
  Belgium 1 (1967)
  Czech Republic[c] 4 (1967, 1981, 1982, 1990) 3 (1974, 1980, 1984) 2 (2016, 2017)
  Netherlands 2 (1979, 2006) 4 (1977, 1978, 1982, 2012) 3 (1984, 2001, 2009)
  China 1 (2007) 1 (2004) 2 (1998, 2006)
  Japan 1 (2019) 1 (2002) 1 (2008)
  Turkey 1 (2012) 1 (2018)
  Sweden 1 (2004)
  Denmark 1 (2010)
  Morocco 1 (2015)
  Venezuela 1 (2022)
  United States 2 (1989, 2015)
  Scotland 1 (2017) 1 (2018)
  Spain 1 (1985)
  Germany[d] 2 (1982, 1983)
  Cameroon 1 (1985)
  Republic of Ireland 1 (2019)

Performances by confederationsEdit

Confederation Titles Runners-up
UEFA 29 (1974, 1976–1979, 1982, 1984–1994, 1997, 2001, 2003–2008, 2015–2018, 2022) 36 (1967, 1975–1982, 1984–1998, 2000, 2002–2006, 2009–2012, 2014, 2016)
CONMEBOL 15 (1975, 1980–1981, 1983, 1995–1996, 1998–2000, 2002, 2009, 2011, 2013–2014, 2019) 6 (1983, 1999, 2001, 2008, 2013, 2022)
CAF 1 (2010) 2 (2015, 2017)
CONCACAF 1 (2012) 1 (2018)
AFC 2 (2007, 2019)

AwardsEdit

Year Top Goalscorer Player of the Tournament Best Goalkeeper
1967   Jozef Čapkovič[a]   Jacques Teugels[b]   Augustín Ivančík[a]
1974   József Sipőcz (4)   Tibor Nyilasi   John Turner[c]
1975   András Törőcsik (2)   Roberto Antonelli   József Kollár
1976   Radoslav Zdravkov (4)   Krasimir Manolov   Boris Manolkov
1977   Gérard Soler (4)   Gérard Soler   Boris Manolkov
1978   László P. Nagy (4)   Henri Zambelli   Alberto Aguilar
1979   Sergio Fortunato
  Roger Schouwenaar (3)
  László Gyimesi   Valeri Novikov
1980   Lubomír Pokluda (4)   José Touré   Luděk Mikloško
1981   Sauro Fattori (3)   Vazha Zhvania   Marolla
1982   Stanislav Griga
  Laurent Paganelli (4)
  Rainer Ernst   Luděk Mikloško
1983   Eamonn O'Keefe (4)   Luvanor   Stanislav Rudenko
1984   Meziane Zaghzi (5)   Mikhail Rusiaev   Aleksandr Zhidkov
1985   Jean-Pierre Papin (3)   François Omam-Biyik   Jean-Claude Nadon
1986   József Zvara (3)   Jean-Luc Ribar   Ivko Ganchev
1987   Lyuboslav Penev (3)   David Ginola   Taffarel
1988   David Zitelli (6)   Michael Thomas   Nigel Martyn
1989   Petar Mihtarski (5)   Radko Kalaydzhiev   Franck Chaumin[d]
1990   Mark Robins (6)   Radim Nečas   Tomáš Bernady
1991   Alan Shearer (7)   Alan Shearer   David James
1992   Rui Costa (4)   Rui Costa   Željko Cicović
1993   Florian Maurice (4)   Florian Maurice   Paul Gerrard
1994   Bob Peeters (3)   Régis Genaux   Grégory Coupet
1995   Franck Histilloles (5)   Vikash Dhorasoo   Fábio Noronha
1996   Adaílton
  Nuno Gomes (5)
  Adaílton   Fábio Noronha
1997   Gustavo Victoria
  Thierry Henry
  Carlitos
  Josh Wolff (3)
  Thierry Henry   Nuno Santos
1998   Francisco Guerrero
  Emile Heskey (3)
  Juan Román Riquelme   Nuno Santos
1999   Peguy Luyindula (5)   Guillermo Pereyra   Sebastián Saja
2000   Tressor Moreno (5)   Tressor Moreno   Sérgio Leite
2001   Djibril Cissé
  Lourenço (3)
  Felipe Chará   Neco Martínez
2002   Alessandro Pellicori
  Satoshi Nakayama (3)
  Pinga   Rubinho
2003   Germán Herrera
  Francesco Ruopolo
  Lourenço (3)
  Javier Mascherano   Bruno Vale
2004   Bryan Bergougnoux (4)   Rio Mavuba   Jérémy Gavanon
2005   Vaz Tê (3)   Arnold Mvuemba   Steve Mandanda
2006   David Gigliotti (3)   Ricardo Faty   Hugo Lloris
2007   Kevin Gameiro (5)   Kevin Gameiro   Ibrahim Koné
2008   Sekou Cissé (4)   Sebastian Giovinco   Davide Bassi
2009   Diego Buonanotte
  Gerson Martínez (4)
  Diego Buonanotte   Agustín Marchesín
  Cristopher Toselli
2010   Nicki Bille Nielsen (5)   Serges Déblé   Mikkel Andersen
2011   Steeven Joseph-Monrose (5)   James Rodríguez   Franck L'Hostis
2012   Marco Fabián (7)   Héctor Herrera   Nick Marsman
  Ertuğrul Taşkıran
2013   Vinícius Araújo
  José Abella
  Aladje (3)
  Yuri Mamute   Zacharie Boucher
2014   Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (4)   Rodrigo Caio   Paul Nardi
2015   Enzo Crivelli
  Achraf Bencharki (4)
  Walid El Karti   Badreddine Benachour
2016   Lewis Baker (4)   Ruben Loftus-Cheek   Joel Pereira
2017   Chico Banza
  Harvey Barnes
  George Hirst (4)
  David Brooks   Luke Pilling
2018   Eduardo Aguirre (7)   Diego Lainez   Freddie Woodman
2019   Matheus Cunha (4)   Douglas Luiz   Chen Wei
2022   Sékou Mara (5)   Telasco Segovia   Ryoya Kimura
a Playing for Slovan Bratislava.
b Playing for Anderlecht.
c Playing for Derby County.
d Playing for INF Vichy.

See alsoEdit

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ a b Garin, Erik; Pierrend, José Luis (9 June 2016). "Tournoi Espoirs de Toulon". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 21 January 2017. A tournament for U-21 players, usually played in several cities in the Region du Var (southern France), with the final in Toulon. Participation is by invitation. Has been disputed yearly since 1974 with national teams, but the first (1967) edition featured clubs. The most prestigious of all friendly tournaments involving U-21 teams, and considered an unofficial world championship before FIFA introduced the official World Youth Cup in 1977.
  2. ^ The 1967 edition was the first, and only, tournament not to feature national sides
  3. ^ The 1975 edition was the first tournament to feature only national sides; this tradition has remained ever since
  4. ^ "Announcement : the Maurice Revello Tournament 2020 is cancelled". Toulon Tournament. 24 October 2020.
  1. ^ Includes the Soviet Union
  2. ^ Includes Yugoslavia
  3. ^ Includes Czechoslovakia
  4. ^ Includes West and East Germany

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