• Information and tournament history.

30 years Mercedes-Benz JuniorCup.

The Mercedes-Benz JuniorCup is held since 1991 and estabblished itself as one of the most prestigious youth tournaments in football which is broadcasted live on TV. Every year, the future stars of the game measure themselfes in Sindelfingen. Famous clubs like FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Paris St. Germain or Liverpool FC took part. Out of the last 20 editions, the international teams sealed the coveted trophy on only four occasions. This year on paper, the German teams are the favourites, too. The successful story of the JuniorCup is shaped by former participants. Around 100 talents which showed up in Sindelfingen became national players and together made it more than 3,000 international matches.

Mercedes-Benz JuniorCup Players on the field
Mercedes-Benz JuniorCup Atlanta United celebrating

Tournament mode.

The under-19 tournament:

Again, eight teams distributed on two groups enter the JuniorCup. The first match day, every team plays three group matches. The second day, each team has two second round matches where the participants qualify themselfes for the final or the other ranking matches, respectively. Each match consists of two half-times of nine minutes each with a break of two minutes. Between matches, there is a delay of three minutes.

The trainee tournament:

Like in the under-19 tournament, the field is split into two groups containing five teams each. This sums up to 20 preliminary round matches and seven final and ranking matches with no second round. 


Make it eight. Every day, we announce a further participant on social media.

Trainee tournament.

The trainee tournament is an integral part of the JuniorCup where different german production sites compete against each other. This amateur tournament offers exciting football and is also partly showen on TV. The factory of Sindelfingen enters as a favourite by having already won the tournament twelve times. Traditionally, the factory of Untert├╝rkheim is the biggest challenger of Sindelfingen and was successful at the JuniorCup on six occasions. After a final dramatic penalty shoot-out last year, Untert├╝rkheim will be keen to take revenge on Sindelfingen. Players and spectators can look forward to some prestigious and exciting matches.

Mercedes-Benz JuniorCup 2019 trainiee award ceremony

JuniorCup on Social Media.