Torneo Internacional Juvenil "Copa del Atlantico" (Gran Canaria)


In 1962, Las Palmas U-18 won the Spanish Cup tournament in its age class. On that occasion, the F.L.P.F. (Football Federation of the Canary Islands) organized an international tournament in Las Palmas. It consisted of just one match, Las Palmas beating Lisboa 6-1. After a similar tournament in 1963, it was organized in 1964 by Jesús Gómez Rodríguez, president of the F.L.P.F., who gave it the name Torneo Internacional Juvenil Copa del Atlántico. Since then, it takes place in the winter, usually in January or February. All matches are played in the Old Insular Stadium in Las Palmas.

No tournament was organized between 1979 and 1989. Since 1989 only national teams play, and instead of Las Palmas, Spain U-18 represent the locals. The tournament is now played in the stadiums of Maspalomas, Vecindario, Gáldar and Las Palmas.


Palmares

1962 Las Palmas        [not for the Copa del Atlantico]
1963 Las Palmas        [not for the Copa del Atlantico]
1964 Las Palmas
1965     not played
1966 Italy
1967 Germany
1968 France
1969     not played
1970 Austria           [after a draw]
1971 Germany 
1972 France
1973 Las Palmas
1974 Yugoslavia
1975 England
1976 Bulgaria
1977 Las Palmas
1978 England
1979 Scotland

1980-88  not played

1989 Spain
1990 Germany
1991 Spain
1992 Spain
1993 Netherlands
1994 Spain
1995 Spain
1996 France
1997 Spain
1998 Portugal 
1999 Spain 
2000 Yugoslavia   
2001 Spain
2002 Spain
2003 Spain
2004 Spain
2005 Czech Rep.
2006 Canary Islands
2007 Spain
2008 Spain
2009 Spain
2010 Spain
2011 Spain
2012 Spain
2013 Spain
2014 Argentina

Number of titles [runners-up finishes between brackets]

Spain           18   [5]

Las Palmas       5   [2]  

Germany          3   [4]
France           3   [2]

England          2   [2]
Yugoslavia       2

Canary Islands   1   [6]
Netherlands      1   [3]
Portugal         1   [2]
Italy            1   [1]
Scotland         1   [1]
Argentina        1
Austria          1
Bulgaria         1
Czech Republic   1

Belgium              [1]
Brazil               [1]
Castilla             [1]
Denmark              [1]
Finland              [1]
Lisboa               [1]
Madeira              [1]
Mexico               [1]
Russia               [1]
Slovakia             [1]
Soviet Union         [1]
Sweden               [1]
Tenerife             [1]
Ukraine              [1]

Results

1962 Las Palmas-Sel.Lisboa   6-1

1963 Las Palmas-England      2-1

1964 Las Palmas-Sweden       4-0
     Las Palmas-Tenerife     2-1 2-1(**)
     Tenerife-Sweden         0-2

1966 Italy-Madeira           2-1
     Las Palmas-Madeira      2-1
     Las Palmas-Italy        0-1

1967 Germany-Tenerife        5-1
     Castilla-Las Palmas     2-1
     Las Palmas-Tenerife     4-4 [third place match, Tenerife on pen]
     Germany-Castilla        4-0 [final]

1968 Las Palmas-France       0-1
     Tenerife-Catalunya      1-1 [Tenerife on pen]
     Las Palmas-Catalunya    3-3 [third place match, Las Palmas on pen]
     Tenerife-France         0-6 [final]

1970 Las Palmas-Austria      1-1
     Austria-Germany         1-1
     Las Palmas-Germany      3-3 [Austria won on draw]

1971 Germany-France          3-2 [aet]
     Las Palmas-Netherlands  0-1
     Las Palmas-France       2-5 [third place match]
     Germany-Netherland      1-0 [final]

1972 Netherlands-France      1-0
     Spain-Austria           3-1
     Austria-Netherlands     1-2
     Spain-France            0-2
     Spain-Netherlands       0-0
     France-Austria          0-0

1973 Germany-Scotland        1-1 [Germany on pen]
     Las Palmas-Netherlands  2-1
     Scotland-Netherlands    1-0 [third place match]
     Las Palmas-Germany      2-0 [final]

1974 Yugoslavia-Austria      4-0
     Las Palmas-Scotland     0-0
     Scotland-Yugoslavia     2-2 
     Las Palmas-Austria      0-2
     Las Palmas-Yugoslavia   1-1
     Scotland-Austria        0-0

1975 England-Poland          1-1
     Las Palmas-Germany      1-0
     Germany-Poland          2-1
     Las Palmas-England      0-4
     Las Palmas-Poland       1-0
     England-Germany         4-2

1976 Las Palmas-Finland      3-2
     Belgium-Bulgaria        1-2
     Las Palmas-Bulgaria     2-5
     Finland-Belgium         1-1 
     Bulgaria-Finland        1-1
     Las Palmas-Belgium      1-2

1977 Uruguay-England         1-1
     Las Palmas-Hungary      6-2
     Las Palmas-Uruguay      3-0
     England-Hungary         3-0
     Las Palmas-England      2-1
     Hungary-Uruguay         1-0

1978 Las Palmas-Soviet Union 1-5 
     Soviet Union-England    0-1
     Las Palmas-England      0-3

1979 Las Palmas-Sweden       4-4
     Scotland-Germany        1-1
     Las Palmas-Scotland     0-7
     Germany-Sweden          1-0
     Las Palmas-Germany      0-7
     Sweden-Scotland         0-3

1989 Finland-Norway          2-2
     Spain-Denmark           4-0
     Finland-Denmark         2-1
     Spain-Norway            2-1
     Finland-Spain           1-1
     Norway-Denmark          1-0

1990 Germany-Brazil          2-0
     Spain-France            1-2
     Brazil-France           2-1
     Spain-Germany           1-1
     Germany-France          2-2
     Brazil-Spain            1-0

1991 Spain-Sweden            2-1
     Germany-Portugal        3-0
     Portugal-Sweden         1-1 [third place match, Portugal on pen]
     Germany-Spain           1-2 [final]

1992 Spain-Italy             3-0     
     Germany-Portugal        2-2
     Spain-Portugal          0-0
     Germany-Italy           1-0
     Italy-Portugal          0-1
     Spain-Germany           3-1

1993 Spain-Canary Islands    1-1
     Netherlands-Denmark     3-2
     Canary Islands-Denmark  2-2
     Spain-Netherlands       0-0
     Spain-Denmark           4-0
     Canary Isl.-Netherlands 1-3 

1994 Spain-Canary Islands    2-2
     Netherlands-Germany     2-0
     Spain-Netherlands       2-0
     Canary Islands-Germany  1-0
     Spain-Germany           2-1
     Canary Isl.-Netherlands 0-1

1995 Spain-Canary Islands    3-0
     Germany-Portugal        1-3
     Spain-Germany           4-1
     Canary Islands-Portugal 1-3
     Canary Islands-Germany  0-1 
     Spain-Portugal          1-1

1996 Spain-Canary Islands    2-0
     Denmark-France          2-3
     Spain-Denmark           1-0
     Canary Islands-France   2-4
     Canary Islands-Denmark  1-3
     Spain-France            1-1

1997 Canary Islands-France   2-1
     Spain-Belgium           3-0
     France-Belgium          3-0 [third place match]		
     Canary Islands-Spain    1-4 [final]

1998 Spain-Denmark           2-3
     Canary Islands-Portugal 0-1
     Canary Islands-Spain    2-1 [third place match]
     Portugal-Denmark        2-1 [final]

1999 Canary Islands-Spain    1-2
     Germany-Portugal        0-0 [5-3 pen]			
     Canary Islands-Portugal 0-0 [third place match]
     Spain-Germany           2-1 [final]			

2000 Canary Isl.-Yugoslavia  1-2
     Spain-Canary Islands    0-2
     Spain-Yugoslavia        2-2

2001 Spain-Denmark           2-0
     Canary Islands-Germany  1-3
     Canary Islands-Denmark  2-0 [third place match]
     Spain-Germany           2-1 [final]

2002 [U-17]
     France-Denmark	     2-1
     Canary Islands-Spain    1-5
     Canary Islands-France   1-1
     Spain-Denmark           3-0
     Spain-France            2-0
     Canary Islands-Denmark  1-3

2003 [U-20]
     Slovakia-Gabon	     2-1
     Canary Islands-Spain    0-3
     Canary Islands-Gabon    1-1 [third place match : 1-4 pen] 
     Spain-Slovakia          3-2 [final]

2004 [U-17] [Feb 3-6]
     Italy-Rep.of Ireland    1-1
     Canary Islands-Spain    1-3
     Canary Islands-Italy    0-5
     Spain-Rep.of Ireland    1-1
     Spain-Italy             4-2
     Canary Isl.-Ireland     1-0

2005 [U-17] [Jan 25-28]
     Canary Isl.-Czech Rep.  1-3
     Spain-Greece            3-1
     Greece-Czech Rep.       0-3
     Canary Islands-Spain    0-0
     Canary Islands-Greece   3-2
     Spain-Czech Rep.        1-1

2006 [U-19] [Feb]
     Canary Islands-Austria  2-0
     Spain-Northern Ireland  2-0
     Nthn. Ireland–Austria   1-0
     Canary Islands-Spain    1-0     
     Canary Isl.-N. Ireland  1-1  
     Spain-Austria           3-1

2007 [U-19] [Feb]
     Canary Islands-Czech R. 0-2
     Spain-Denmark           2-0
     Czech Republic-Denmark  2-3
     Canary Islands-Spain    1-1    
     Canary Islands-Denmark  2-1  
     Spain-Czech Republic    4-0
 
2008 [Feb 12-15]
     Canary Islands-France   1-1 [Feb 12, Estadio Municipal de Maspalomas-San Bartolomé (Gran Canaria)]
     Spain-Ukraine           1-0 [Feb 12, Estadio Municipal de Maspalomas-San Bartolomé (Gran Canaria)]
     Ukraine-France          1-0 [Feb 13, Estadio Municipal de Vecindario-Santa Lucía (Gran Canaria)]
     Canary Islands-Spain    0-1 [Feb 13, Estadio Municipal de Vecindario-Santa Lucía (Gran Canaria)]
     Canary Islands-Ukraine  0-4 [Feb 15, Estadio de Gran Canaria- Las Palmas]
     Spain-France            3-0 [Feb 15, Estadio de Gran Canaria- Las Palmas]
 
2009 [Feb 3-6]
     Rep. of Ireland withdraw
     Canary Islands-Germany  2-1 [Feb 3, Estadio Municipal de Vecindario] 
     Canary Islands-Spain    0-5 [Feb 4, Estadio Municipal de Maspalomas]
     Spain-Germany           4-1 [Feb 6, Estadio de Gran Canaria in Las palmas]

2010 Spain-France-Canary Islands

2011 Spain-Canary Islands-Mexico

2012 Spain-Russia-Canary Islands

2013 Spain-Mexico-Portugal-Canary Islands

2014 Argentina-Spain-Canary Islands-USA
     Canary Isl.-Argentina   0-4 [Feb 4, at Municipal Maspalomas]
     Spain-USA               1-0 [Feb 4, at Municipal Maspalomas]
     Argentina-USA           1-0 [Feb 5, at Alfonso Silva]
     Canary Islands-Spain    0-3 [Feb 5, at Alfonso Silva]
     Canary Islands-USA      3-2 [Feb 7, at Alfonso Silva]
     Spain-Argentina         1-1 [Feb 7, at Alfonso Silva]



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With thanks to Erik Garin for data 2002-2009 and Osvaldo Gorgazzi for data 2010-2014

Prepared and maintained by Javier Domínguez García for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Javier Domínguez García (jdg@colegioheidelberg.es)
Last updated: 20 Feb 2013

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