Hat-trick of titles for Mini FC in Portugal

The 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 FC (Por).

They 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 4-2.

In the 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.

The 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.

A big thank you to all 23 teams for what was a superb weekend. See you all soon.


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