Coritiba FC Fluminense FC
DALLAS, Texas - An unmistakable joy of Dallas Cup year in and year out is the flair that Brazilians bring to the tournament, having won seven of the last 12 Gordon Jago Super Group championships. Dr Pepper Dallas Cup is pleased to announce the addition of two Brazilian clubs Coritiba FC and Fluminense FC to the U19 Gordon Jago Super Group at Dallas Cup XXXIV.
Coritiba returns to Dr Pepper Dallas Cup as the defending Super Group champions having defeated Manchester United in a thrilling final after a Cinderella run to the championship game.
Three-time Brasileiro champions Fluminense FC have a rich history of success. Based in Rio de Janeiro, they boast a fan base in the millions with their senior squad currently sitting atop the Brazilian 2012 first division standings.
Dallas Cup Executive Director Gordon Jago: “To have two top Brazilian teams in Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIV attempting to add a 12th Championship since the Super Group inception in 1990, it will be a great attraction for the Dallas soccer fans next March. With last year’s Super Group Champions Coritiba FC and 1st time visitor Fluminense FC, both teams look to join such an outstanding list of Brazilian Teams in winning our Top Boot & Ball Trophy. We are certain of many exciting games in Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIV.”
2012 - Coritiba FC, Brazil
2010 - Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Brazi
2009 - Sao Paulo FC, Brazil
2007 - Sao Paulo FC, Brazil
2005 - Clube Atletico Paranaense, Brazil
2004 - Clube Atletico Paranaense, Brazil
2000 - SC Corinthians, Brazil
1997 - EC Vitoria, Brazil
1996 - EC Vitoria, Brazil
1995 - Sao Paulo FC, Brazil
About Coritiba FC: The 103 year old Brazilian Club is based in the city of Curitiba, Paraná. This will be the third consecutive year for Coritiba FC to compete in the Dallas Cup. The reigning Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIII Gordon Jago Champions, members of last year’s U19 Championship team are enjoying success in the 2012 Copa do Brasil Sub-20. Visit www.coritiba.com.br for the latest news
About Fluminense FC: Founded in 1902, Fluminense FC is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Fluminense Football Club has contributed the fifth most players to Brazil’s National Football Team. Current Brazilian National Team Starter’s Marcelo of Real Madrid and Thiago Silva of PSG both came through the Fluminense youth system. Visit www.fluminense.com.br for the latest news
Dr Pepper Dallas Cup is the oldest international youth soccer tournament in the United States, celebrating its 34th year in 2013. Dallas Cup contains seven age groups from U13 to U19 level and entertains on average more than 160,000 spectators during the week. Since its inception in 1980, Dallas Cup has played host to teams and referees from over 45 states, 100 countries and 6 continents. Visit www.dallascup.com for the latest news
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