23. - 28. JULY 2018 - HJØRRING - DENMARK
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Play PES 2019. Learn from the pros. Win prizes!

Be one of the first in the world to play PES 2019 at the Dana Cup!

Additionally, meet and learn from the best PES players in the world for a chance to win some amazing prizes throughout the week.

Signed football shirts, games, footballs and more. You can even be on your own custom PES 2019 cover. For free!

Make sure you visit the PES area at the Dana Cup and follow @officialpes on Twitter/Instagram for the latest.

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Dana Cup kampene 2018 er klar

The time has come! Around 1.000 are now published in their groups. There is 45 nations represented this year. 

Who you will play against, where they come from and where you will play can be seen here

We are super excited and are looking forward to Monday the 23rd of July when the Dana Cup will kick off for the 37th time. 

We are working extremely hard at this time to get the final touches done within all areas of the organization, so we are 100% ready to welcome everyone to this summers hottest youth soccer tournament. 

Welcome to the Dana Cup Hjørring 2018.

See you soon!


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Dana Cup buses ready to go

Dana Cup Hjørring from the 23rd to the 28th of July has now made an agreement with a new transport company. 

In the last week of July, there are around 40 buses transporting around 20.000 participants between the schools, the playing fields, the dining halls and event area, within the center area of the Dana Cup - Park Vendia.  

We have made an agreement with Jørns Busrejser A/S in Brønderslev. This company will cover these transports and also the pick up and drop off transports of all our guests at the ferry terminals and airports - says Dana Cup's Director Jette Andersen.

- We look forward to the new agreement and from our point of view, an agreement that will be a guarantee for punctual transport in save vehicles. It is an exciting project for us - says Jørn Pedersen from Jørns Busrejser A/S.

- We have previously been a part of the Dana Cup as a sub-contractor, so it will be good to have the total responsibility for the transport at this huge event. Jørns Busrejser A/S have on their own 20 tourist buses that will be placed in route. The company from Brønderslev also has exclusive rights to other companies to bring another 20 buses. 

In 2017 there was a lot of focus placed on the bus transport at the Dana Cup. The traffic police conducted a major security raid, which showed that several buses had problems with their brakes. Some buses had their plates removed and others were sent in to have a new check.

The company that the Dana Cup had an agreement with in 2017, Hjørring Turistbusser is currently closed and there is a brand new agreement in place with Jørns Busrejser A/S.

- We look forward to a more relaxed transport experience at this years Dana Cup. We wasted so much time with bus problems last year - says Jette Andersen.

- It will be good for us to be able to keep a higher quality within the transport area this year, as quality is one of our major goals and focus at the Dana Cup.

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KONAMI, PES 2019 & Dana Cup Hjørring

Participants at the Dana Cup will again this year have the opportunity to play PES 2019 before the official release date

KONAMI Continues Sponsorship of the Dana Cup

PES 2019 publisher extends commitment to grass-roots football with continued sponsorship of international tournament.  

Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has today announced it is to return as a key sponsor of the Dana Cup, one of the world’s largest youth soccer tournaments. KONAMI sponsored the event for the first-time last year and has committed to the 2018 competition.

The Dana Cup was established in 1982 and is renowned for being the world’s most international youth soccer tournament with 90% of the competing teams coming from outside of Denmark. The 2018 event will see 25,000 young players aged 11-19 congregate in Denmark on July 23rd for a week-long series of hotly-contested tournaments. Over 1,100 teams from 45 different countries around the globe will be taking part. Alongside the Dana Cup competition, KONAMI will have a series of entertainment areas including a space that will play host to an official PES LEAGUE eSports tournament that will feature loads of cool prizes to win, and an area wherein resting players will be welcome to try their hand at the publisher’s forthcoming PES 2019 title – one month before its official launch! – and will also get a chance to meet Eldridge O’Neil and Alex Alguacil, two of the world’s best PES LEAGUE players as well. 

Livestreaming of the events will be happening throughout the competition, details will be announced shortly. 

“We loved being part of such a fantastic example of grass-roots football last year, and are very delighted to continue as a key sponsor for what is one of the biggest youth football events in the world,” said Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director Brand & Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “KONAMI has a deep-rooted love of football and is keen to champion the next generation of stars. With 25,000 players set to attend, PES 2019 will offer a welcome respite between the hard-fought rounds.” 

“KONAMI was an enthusiastic and supportive partner of last year’s tournament, so we are extremely pleased that they are onboard for this year’s Dana Cup event,” said Jette Andersen, Director of the Dana Cup. “We both aim to unite the youth of the world through football, and we know that the players will welcome the chance to go hands-on with PES 2019 ahead of launch.” 

PES 2019 will be available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, and PC STEAM, on August 30th. PES 2019 will be available in two physical editions, with new global ambassador Phillippe Coutinho on the front cover of the standard edition and David Beckham on a special edition which gives fans the opportunity to unlock myClub bonuses. Also available at launch will be a digital-only Legend edition that will include even more content for myClub!

To pre-order PES 2019, please visit: https://www.konami.com/wepes/2019/ 

For all the latest news on PES 2019 and for further information, please follow:





Full details and schedules of KONAMI’s exciting plans for future PES LEAGUE tournaments can be found via:





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About Konami Group 

Konami Group was founded in 1973, starting as an amusement machine manufacturer for arcades. Over the years, the company has grown to include different business units across various markets. Currently, KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION includes the Digital Entertainment, Amusement, Gaming & Systems, and Health & Fitness Businesses. The company went public on the Osaka Securities Exchange in 1984, the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, and the London Stock Exchange in 1999. For more information, visit: www.konami.com/en.

About Konami Digital Entertainment

Konami Digital Entertainment, which is the core company of Konami Group, develops entertaining content for mobile, console and card games. The company is known for global franchises such as Pro Evolution Soccer, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, and Contra, as well as the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game series. www.konami.com/games/corporate/en/ 




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Thanks Flemming

Dana Cup and Fortuna Hjørring have lost one of its highly recognized and well respected employees. 

Coach - Flemming Nielsen passed away on Saturday the 23rd of June - 63 years of age.  

After a fantastic international playing career, Flemming decided to became a coach and that is what lead him to Fortuna Hjørring.

Flemming came to Hjørring in 2007 after many years within men's football, he was ready to try women's football. It ended up being a successful move.  

After just 6 months work in Fortuna, the club started to see and feel Flemmings efforts. First he lead the women to be Cup Champions and then he set course after the Danish Championship, the clubs 6th Championship. 

He brought it home in 2009 and his coaching strengths also ensured a second Danish Championship in 2010.

In 2011 he became the clubs U18 DM coach and talent manager.  

Apart from doing his coaching job in the utmost professional manner, Flemming Nielsen also became a true club member - as they say in Fortuna - he had a "Green Fortuna Heart". 

Flemming's experience from his professional football career in Germany also became a bonus for the club and the Dana Cup Hjørring. He joined the Dana Cup team and some of his tasks were to promote the Dana Cup and bring German teams to the tournament in Hjørring. 

For many visiting guests, it was always a smiling reunion with the earlier German League player from Fortuna Køln when they came to Hjørring. Flemming also understood how to use his extreme football knowledge and experience when organizing training camps at the Dana Cup SportsCenter.

He was a true club member when he made himself available for the Dana Cup Hjørring. Among other things, it was Flemming's voice that supplemented the live-streaming from the final games and opening ceremony at the Dana Cup.

Before Flemming Nielsen came to Fortuna, he was a Danish National Team player in the 1970's and 1980's.

He was a former defensive player for OKS, Odense Boldklub, Fortuna Köln, South China FC in Hong Kong, AaB and Aalborg Freja.

He was also, among other things a coach for B1909 and FC Nordjylland and assistant coach and sports manager at Viborg FF.

And he coached at Nordjyllands Sports College.

In Fortuna and Dana Cup, Flemming Nielsen will be remembered with the greatest respect and gratitude. 

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Great experience for Copenhagen children!

Denmark's former Prime Minister - Helle Thorning-Schmidt and former Liverpool player - Daniel Agger will be sending two teams, a boys and a girls team from Copenhagen's west side to the Dana Cup in Hjørring.  

As a part of the Save the Children project ”A Place for All" The Agger Foundation has secured that the two teams from Rosenhøj Boldklub will go to the Dana Cup in July. 

The teams have just recently attended an official kick-off training session with Daniel Agger and Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Rosenhøj's playing fields in Hvidovre.  

Dana Cup is Denmark's largest sporting event, attracting more than 20.000 participants each year from all around the World.

Daniel Agger secured that "A Place for All" came to Brøndby and Hvidovre and with open arms from the Dana Cup, he has made it possible for the two teams to come to the tournament in Hjørring between the 23rd and the 28th of July, 2018. 

Not only with the children attend free of charge, they will be fully equipped with football clothes - proudly sponsored by New Balance Danmark.

Daniel Agger, who is also from the west side has collected funds to ensure that the Save the Children project "A Place for All" could exist within the Brøndby and Hvidovre Community. This has been achieved in partnership with Denmark's former Prime Minister - Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who today is the CEO for ”Save the Children International”. Their partnership is assisting the children in the community to be integrated in local leisure activities which can enhance their well-being in their growth. 

”A Place for All” is for children aged between 5 and 12 years of age. A partnership between local football clubs, Save the Children local offices and more than 20 of the countries communities are supporting children with different social, cultural and health reasons who struggle to be included witin their local community. 

The kick-off training is the kick-off signal to the Dana Cup, with just over a month to go before it all starts happening in Northern Denmark. 

With the experience of taking part in the Dana Cup close at hand and a very special training with Helle and Daniel, the children were full of smiles and hapiness.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt is CEO for Save the Children International and Daniel Agger's reputation is undisputed, so the experience from the training session and the time spent together after training with autograph signing etc. was a huge experience for both the children and their parents.


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Menu 2018

Healthy food for strong players.
A whole week of football calls for a lot of energy and you get that from your food.

Dana Cup menu for 2018 is ready, see here 

We have made a few adjustments this year! The salad is new and improved and we will serve bread and butter at all meals. 

In the dining hall at every meal time, you can eat as much as you like. You can take a first portion and then a second portion etc. as long as you like. No one has to leave the dining hall hungry! 

All participants with A-bands eat breakfast at their school, while lunch and dinner are eaten in the FiberHallen or the HALLEN Park Vendia in the Dana Cup center area.

A-band = Full board: 3 meals a day from dinner on Monday evening to lunch on Saturday.

Extra meals: Teams arriving early or departing late, who order extra meals, will generally eat the extra meals on the school they are accommodated on.

Extra meals can be ordered after you are registered via your login page.

Dana Cup can also offer special meals for players, coaches and leaders who have allergies, read more here

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Tell us your story - C.F Internacional Monterrey - Mexico - B16

Tell us briefly the history of your club / team?

C.F INTERNACIONAL MONTERREY was established in July 2015 as a football club. The actual club is 16 years and has worked with sporting issues, promoting personal habits and values in order to have a high level in sport and personal issues.

Is it your first time in the Dana Cup if not how many times has your club participated? What are your goals and expectations for the Dana Cup 2018?

C.F Internacional Monterrey (INTER) has participated in many international tournaments and has won several championships in Mexico and in the USA and now we are ready to participate and win another cup in Europe.



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New initiatives and events in 2018

Games are played on more than 60 beautiful green-grassed fields, on one of Northern Europe's finest arenas. There are short distances between the different arenas and fields and football is the major focus. That is the Dana Cup, known all around the World for putting on an international youth football tournament that runs like clockwork.

Young football players from more than 1.000 teams and 45 nations come from all over the world to play the amazing game of FOOTBALL! At the Dana Cup Hjørring, we offer a platform where young players get experience when they unite their passion for football with respect, togetherness, equality, friendship and much more.

Two top class Liverpool FC coaches will join us this summer, doing inspirational training sessions for our players and coaches. The sessions will focus on giving inspiration to players and coaches in their daily training. More information will be available soon, so keep posted, as your team can be a lucky winner of one of these inspirational sessions.

This summer we will have two Center Courts up and running, after the success in 2017. Last year we ran an 11-a-side center court on HI’s arena, which was a huge success. Now together with New Balance we will open up a new 7-a-side center court on Fortuna’s arena. It is here that Liverpool FC will do their sessions and there will be tournament games throughout the week. 

The Dana Cup will also be prioritizing live streaming here in 2018. Over the latest years, we have sent live from the opening ceremony, from some single matches during the week and from all of the finals on Friday and Saturday. This summer we will also send live from the two center courts throughout the week, along with 7 to 8 other fields within the Dana Cup center area.  This will give people from all around the World the opportunity to follow more games on the sideline when we kick off in July. You will also be able to watch all the games and live streaming after the tournament from our channels.   

The Dana Cup will once again make it possible for you to have some exciting experiences when there is a break between the matches. Our Event area in the center of Dana Cup will sum up a World Cup atmosphere with countless new activities.

Welcome to the Dana Cup 2018! - Registration for the Dana Cup 2018

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Photo: Tom Penny, Robbie Fowler and Daniel Reece.


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Tell us your story - FK Vidar - Norway - 13 teams


Tell us briefly the history of your club / team?

FK Vidar is a traditional youth soccer club in Norway. We provide good experiences and a good training culture every day.

Is it your first time in the Dana Cup if not how many times has your club participated?

We are the only club in the World who has participated in every tournament since the Dana Cup started in 1982.

What are your goals and expectations for the Dana Cup 2018?

We had a fantastic tournament in 2017. The most important thing for us is to maintain the good meeting point that the tournament gives our club every summer. 

"The Dana Cups is the highlight of the year for all of our youth players. A fantastic arena for that good club feeling. We look forward to this event each year". Gaute Meling - FK Vidar

FK Vidar Homepage and Facebook 


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Tell us your story - Chadwick International School Songdo - Korea Republic - B11



Tell us briefly the history of your club / team?

Chadwick International is looking forward to its inaugural adventure to Europe this summer, culminating in the Dana Cup 2018. Our team of 2007 birth year boys has been playing together for close to 3 years now.  They have played mainly in the international school competitions in Korea and have also represented Chadwick School as far away as Singapore.  This talented group of friends comes from many parts of the world.  Amongst our team, we have boys from Korea, Canada, Venezuela, Peru, Australia and the USA. As our team is made up of many international parts we were seeking a tournament that can provide quality in terms of the teams, organization, weather, pitches and a truly international experience.  All of that was easily found in Hjorring at the Dana Cup 2018.

Is it your first time in the Dana Cup if not how many times has your club participated?

Having played in the Dana Cup myself, I knew that late July in and around Hjorring would be the ideal trip for our families. As a 16 year old I got to experience my first taste of European soccer in the summer of 1988, watching Holland lift the European Championship and ending our trip at the Dana Cup.  Even as a teenager, I was aware of what a special tournament the Dana Cup is.  As kids we were able to meet other players from all over the world while staying at schools with many other teams, between the matches we were constantly mingling and making friends and the activities for the older players during the evenings were a blast.  Now 30 years later I cannot wait to see our youngsters getting to know other people, cultures, and customs while expanding their own soccer IQ.

What are your goals and expectations for the Dana Cup 2018?

I keep telling these boys they are amongst the most fortunate kids on earth to have supportive parents and communities that provide these types of opportunities, and I am sure once they experience their first Dana Cup they will all consider themselves very very lucky.

See you this July - Kely Jacobson - Chadwick International School Songdo

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