The first International Swiss U16 Cup was hold in 2001 in Bad Ragaz. For the organization of the tournament the Association International Swiss U16 Cup was founded. Aim of the foundation was to make possible to the Team St. Galler Oberland (community for promotion of young football players) to compete against international top clubs. From the beginning it was an important aspect that the teenagers can interact and make friends. According to this, the social background of this tournament has been generated. Teams from less privileged regions of the world are given the chance to compete against the best of their age and gain positive impressions.
VFB STUTTGART AT THE TOURNAMENT IN 2002
Since the first edition, the tournament grew permanently and nowadays it’s one of the most important and best staffed youth tournaments worldwide. The social engagement makes the International Swiss U16 Cup unique. The organization of this big tournament is only possible thanks to many volunteers, parents, sport fanatics and sponsors. Therefore we would like to thank all for the big support. The whole profit of the International Swiss U16 Cup benefits the promotion of young regional football players.
TEAM ST. GALLER OBERLAND AT THE 5th INTERNATIONAL SWISS U16 CUP 2009
Winners of the past tournaments
2001 Manchester City
2002 Newcastle United
2004 VfB Stuttgart
2006 RSC Anderlecht
2009 VfB Stuttgart
2011 Special Guest Team Sierra Leone
2013 SK Rapid Wien
2015 FC Zürich
2017 Benfica Lissabon