2019 Algarve Open was a historic tournament
for Mini FC. They became only the 6th team in
eurofootballfives.com history to claim 3 or
more titles. CIS Committee (Blr) lead the way
with 5. Then comes Olympic Phil Babb (Eng) with
4 title. We now have 4 teams who have 3 titles
each to their name - Athletico Do Hollande (Hol),
FC Mahou (Eng), L'Albiceleste (Fra) and Mini
had a tough run to glory in this year's event
as they finished second in their group before
a hugely impressive win in the Quarter-Finals
over Hellgarve Kraken's (who had a 100% record
at the time). An epic battle against Parkwood
B saw them win 2-0 but it was closer than the
score suggests. In the Cup Final thhey saw off
the challenge of compatriots Red Star to win
Plate competition, Belgium's ZVC Indoor Gent
won their first trophy in our tournaments. David
Van Der Borght was the hero with 2 saves in
the penalty shoot-out. It was his last ever
game before retiring and a fitting finale to
a great goalkeeper.
Trophy Final saw success for Tysers. At the
2018 Lisbon Tournament they collected runners-up
medals after a penalty shoot-out defeat. They
made no mistake this year as 3 successive wins
and 5 games unbeaten meant they ended the day
on a high!
Personal honours went to Mini FC's Joao Simoes
who scored a stunning 12 goals on the day. Very
well done to him.
big thank you to all 23 teams for what was a
superb weekend. See you all soon.