Academy30 June 2024

Escoles VCF beat VCF Academy Canada in the III VCF Academy World Cup final 

 The knockout rounds and the awards ceremony rounded off a Sunday full of emotions.

Tears of joy and tears of sadness, smiles, euphoria and many collective hugs, combined with hugs of commiserations and encouragement from teammates and family members. The third day of the III VCF Academy World Cup was a rollercoaster of emotions, bringing to a close this U12 tournament that has brought together teams from America, Asia and Europe at the Valencia CF Ciutat Esportiva.


The biggest emotions came in the final that pitted VCF Academy Canada against Escoles VCF. These two teams had already shown their potential in the group stage by finishing first and second respectively. They showed it again in the quarter and semi-finals where Escoles VCF beat VCF Academy Cyprus in a very close match that was decided by a single goal when it seemed to go to penalties. At the same time, VCF Academy Canada won 3-1 against VCF Camps Benelux showing a great solidity.

In the final, the Escoles VCF team beat VCF Academy Canada, the only team in the tournament that had managed to score a goal against them and who again showed a great performance in this VCF Academy World Cup in which they reached the semi-finals last season.

Two goals gave the victory to Escoles VCF, a mixture of players selected from the 46 schools associated with Valencia CF, and who showed the VCF Academy's core values and the team's commitment to the game at the fourth-best football academy player development to reach the top flight.  


And after the final, the awards ceremony in which Escoles VCF received the champions trophy, with VCF Academy Canada in second place and VCF Camps Benelux in third place after beating VCF Academy Cyprus in a thrilling penalty shootout.

También recibieron su reconocimiento The Bridge SC Jordan que se impuso en la final plata y celebró efusivamente este triunfo y el resto de equipos participantes que vuelven a sus respectivos países con un trofeo y una medalla de recuerdo de esta III VCF Academy World Cup.  


 .Former player and Club ambassador Miguel Tendillo, was responsible for handing out the collective awards and medals to each of the players, as well as the individual awards:

MVP: Effrem (VCF Academy Greece)
Top Scorer: Sarim (VCF Camps Benelux)
Best Goalkeeper: Pau (Escoles VCF)

A ball was also presented to Brody Barillaro (VCF Academy Canada) as the winner of the Hugo Guillamón Challenge for being the one who had best reproduced in RRSS the goal scored by the midfielder from l'Eliana against FC Barcelona last season.


The awards ceremony brought to a close the III VCF Academy World Cup which has been consolidated as a sporting and multicultural meeting point, as a great experience for the young players and also for their families who have completed a week of fun, learning, deepening in the values and methodology of the VCF Academy as well as enjoying the city of Valencia, its gastronomy, its weather and its beach.

vcf academy programs

The 2024 edition was the third edition of the VCF Academy World Cup, which is consolidating itself as a benchmark tournament for the different U12 teams from around the world, most of which are linked to the different international projects that Valencia CF carries out through the VCF Academy Programs, which help to expand the Valencia CF brand and what its colours symbolise worldwide. This Internationalisation Strategy has been a finalist in the World Football Summit Awards 2023.

In 2023, more than 5000 players and 400 coaches from more than 50 countries around the world participated in the different VCF Academy Programs to learn more about the playing methodology of the VCF Academy, the fourth-best in Europe in player development to compete at the top flight


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