11th youth international tournament LJUBLJANA OPEN 2018
(for players, born in 2006 and younger)
Ljubljana, Slovenia 9th June 2018
In 2008 FC Bravo started the “Ljubljana Open” youth football tournament with intention of creating a strong international tournament offering a top level competition to U12 teams and players from Slovenia and abroad. Through years the “Ljubljana Open” has become the biggest international U12 football tournament in this part of Europe.
John F. Kennedy said: ''Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future''. In this spirit we are proud to offer kids an experience of international football competition on the model of Euro cup which will together with famous opponents and eleven-a-side on the whole football field game style bring them an experience they will never forget.
We enable young footballers and their coaches to:
• socialise with peers from other European countries,
• meet new friends and make new business partners,
• gain competitive experience in playing high-level games with well-known clubs from around Europe
The ''LJUBLJANA OPEN'' tournament hosted many well known European teams
• FK Austria Vienna (AUT)
•SK Rapid Vienna (AUT)
•FC Groningen (NL)
• AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
• MŠK Žilina (SVK)
• HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)
• NK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
•HNK Rijeka (CRO)
• MTK Budapest (HUN)
• AIK Stockholm (SWE)
• Bolton Wanderers (ENG)
• SK Sturm Graz (AUT)
• Udinese Calcio (ITA)
• NEC Nijmegen (NED)
• FK Partizan (SRB)
• Crvena zvezda (SRB)
• NK Maribor (SLO)
• NK Olimpija (SLO)
- Red Bull Salzburg (AUT)
- RNK Split (CRO)
The city of Ljubljana
From beginning, the tournament is patronized by the Municipality of Ljubljana and it’s mayor Mr. Zoran Janković. Mr. Janković is always present at the opening ceremony. The tournament is a great chance to promote Ljubljana and Slovenia among the participating teams. We take all our guests on a tour around our beautiful city.
Stožice national stadium (capacity: 16.800)
The final games of the 2014 Ljubljana Open tournament will be played on Stožice stadium which is the biggest stadium in Slovenia. In 2012 it hosted the UEFA U-17 European Championships and Slovenian national team matches.
The motto of the tournament – FAIR PLAY
Fair play has a special place in the Ljubljana Open tournament. The ambassador of fair play in Slovenia, Mr. Stanislav Pinter, is one of the biggest supporter of the tournament. He will also present the “fair play trophy” to the team which will stand out with its “fair play” behaviour.
Meeting new friends is always possible at Ljubljana Open! So we will be glad, if you come and visit us on 9th June 2018.
Foto: Martin Rigler