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The World
Youth Club

Gothia Cup is the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament. Each year, around 1700 teams from 80 nations take part and they play 4500 games on 110 pitches.

Since 1975

Gothia Cup

Since 1975

Gothia Cup was first held in 1975. The tournament was started by the football clubs BK Häcken and GAIS and a local newspaper, since the early 80’s the tournament is own entirely and solely by BK Häcken.


Our organization consists of eight full-time employed staff and during the tournament more than 2500 people work.

Over one million players

More than a football tournament

Through the years, over a million players from a total of 147 countries have participated in the tournament.

Getting involved in children’s conditions other than on the football pitch and outside Sweden has always been an important part in Gothia Cup. Our schools in Congo, Gothia Special Olympics Trophy and SKF’s Meet the World are an example of that. 

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