- Year Founded
- Number of Teams Competing
- Over 9,000
- Number of Countries
- 43 countries
The Manchester United Premier Cup
Imagine travelling around the world whilst playing footie. It sounds alright doesn’t it? But the Manchester United Premier Cup is no kick about. This is where some of the finest U-15s football is played as talented youngsters come up against the best of the best from around the world.
MUPC started out as a regional tournament in 1993 and has grown into one of the largest and best known football events of its kind. Over one million players have taken part, with over 9,000 teams from more than 43 countries competing this year. That’s some serious football.
Manchester United and Nike are passionate about the beautiful game so they decided to partner up and get involved with the MUPC in 2003. Since then the Manchester United Premier Cup World Finals have been held in the United States, Manchester and Hong Kong.
In July 2012 the World Finals of the Manchester United Premier Cup will be staged in Shanghai, China where 20 of the best U-15s teams from around the world will compete.