Nana Budds join a select band of teams with multiple
title wins to their name:
– Olympic Phil Babb (Eng): Amsterdam Fives (2008),
Algarve Open (2009), Prague Masters (2010) and
Budapest Fives (2011)
– CIS Committee (Blr): Budapest Fives (2014),
Bratislava Fives (2014), Prague Tournament (2016),
Vilnius Tournament (2017).
– Athletico Do Hollande (Hol): Algarve Open (2010
and 2011), Amsterdam Fives (2014)
– FC Radbroke/FC Mahou (Eng): Prague Masters (2011),
Algarve Open (2013) and Mallorca Veterans Tournament
– L'Albliceleste/Grant Thornton (Fra): Mallorca
Fives (2013), Riga Tournament (2016), Barcelona
– ABC United (Rom): Budapest Fives (2012) and
Berlin Fives (2013)
– Goldsmith Williams (Eng): Prague Masters (2008)
and Amsterdam Fives (2010)
– Lozenetz City (Bul): Prague Masters (2009) and
Manchester Fives (2010)
– Rigford Seahawks (Eng): Krakow Trophy (2009)
and Berlin Fives (2012)
– Skidmarks (Eng): Valencia Fives (2011) and Krakow
– JNJ Russia (Rus): JNJ Soccer Tournament Budapest
(2013) and Krakow (2016)
– Budapest Celtic (Hun): Krakow Trophy (2013),
Budapest Fives (2017)
– Saipan FC (Ire): Mallorca Tournament (2015),
Lisbon Tournament (2018).
- 9 Nana Budds (Eng): Valencia Fives (2009), Algarve
– Mini FC (Por): Algarve Veterans (2015), Algarve
Nana Budds win was also notable as 9 years was
the largest gap of any team between their first
title success and their second title success.
It was also the lowest number of goals scored
by a title winning team – 4 (the others were in
walkover wins). In another record, they become
the first team to finish fourth in the group phase
and go on to win one of our tournaments. It was
a mature and experienced performance.
offer our consolations to Cruz Del Sur who were
absolutely superb on the day and a top quality
side. Their combined teams only conceded 3 goals
in 19 games today – they will be scratching their
heads as to how they don't have the trophy in
their possession. They could not have come much
closer to glory and we are sure there is a future
tournament success waiting for them. It feels
like it is getting closer year on year. They collected
runners-up medals in the presentation.
the top goal-scorer stakes it was Liam Kenney
of Cruz Del Sur and Cedric Castarede of L'Albiceleste
(his third golden boot) who claimed the golden
boot award. Both scored 6 goals to claim the trophy.
the main event, our congratulations go to 9 Nana
Budds – 2018 Algarve Open champions and a stunning
you to all the teams who competed. We hope to
see you all again at a tournament very soon.