The first INTERNATIONAL HELVETIA U17 CUP was held in 2001 in Bad Ragaz. For the organization of the tournament, the Association INTERNATIONAL HELVETIA U17 CUP was founded. The aim of the foundation was to make it possible for the Team St. Galler Oberland (a community for the promotion of young football players) to compete against international top clubs. From the beginning, it was an important aspect that teenagers can interact with and make friends with. 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 HELVETIA U17 CUP unique. The organization of this big tournament is only possible thanks to many volunteers, parents, sports fanatics and sponsors. Therefore we would like to thank you all for the big support. The whole profit of the International Swiss U17 Cup benefits the promotion of young regional football players.
TEAM ST. GALLER OBERLAND AT THE 5th INTERNATIONAL HELVETIA U17 CUP
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
2019 Bologna FC
2022 SV Werder Bremen