Dalmatinko Cup

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Dalmatinko Cup was founded 2016. with the clear mission of enabling children from the Republic of Croatia and a large number of foreign countries, regardless of nationality, religion, race or gender, to play football with their peers in a professionally organized competition. Get to know our mission as well as the people responsible for the story of the Dalmatian in the link below.

Dalmatinko Cup 2024

The Dalmatinko Cup, an international football tournament for boys and girls aged 8 to 14, will take place in Zadar and the Zadar County from May 30.05th to June 02.06nd.

In it's ninth edition, the tournament in Zadar will gather some impressive names from European and globally recognized football clubs, participants of UEFA competitions such as the Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League, as well as clubs from the top five leagues and numerous others. They will be fielding their younger selections and academies, hailing from 22 countries across 3 continents.

Fenerbahce, Shakthar Donetsk, Sunderland, Inter Milan, Monza, Southampton, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Heidenheim, TSV Grunwald, Zaglebie Zagrzje, Slask Wroclaw, Gornik, Astana, Bunyodkor, Genk, Antwerpen, Beerchot, Brasov, Timisoara, Dumbravita, Ferencvaros, MTK, Aktobe, Sarajevo, Radomlje, Olimpija, Celje, Domžale, Radomlje, Koper, Brinje Grosuplje, Vojvodina, Hajduk, Dinamo, Lokomotiva, Istra, Rijeka, Prishtina, are just some of the names among the 220 clubs, including those from Croatia, Zadar, and Zadar County.

All matches will be played on a total of 9 football fields throughout Zadar County.

This impressive list of competitors, along with their coaching staff, amounts to around 3500 participants.

The quality and significance of the project are best evidenced by the fact that big names such as Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Leipzig, Red Bull Salzburg, and one team from Australia, and the MLS, have already announced their participation for the 2025 edition.

The Dalmatinko Cup, one of the largest tournaments in Europe, makes a significant contribution to the development of the local and national football community due to the presence of numerous top clubs, industry professionals, coaches, and scouts attending the tournament.

The project is also under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the City of Zadar, the Tourist Board of the City of Zadar, the Tourist Board of Zadar County, and is of exceptional importance for the tourism sector of Zadar and Zadar County, as well as Croatia, as around 5.5 parents and family members from abroad and all parts of Croatia accompany the participants to Zadar.

Clubs participating in the tournament also greatly contribute to the promotion of the destination and the tournament by sharing digital content.

Football has traditionally been one of the strongest assets in promoting Zadar and Croatia worldwide, and the Dalmatinko Cup will position Zadar on the European and global map as an essential destination for youth competitions.

During the tournament, additional activities will be held, including appearances by some of the big names in European and world football. The names will be announced soon, and they are expected to generate excitement among sports fans.

Additional Programs and Activities:

Panels:

"Not Just A Goal Keeper" 

"Football before FOOTBALL"

Fan Corner:

Fan & Entertainment Zone on May 31.05st and June 01.06st – Forum

Champions League final

Tournament highlights

Pop Up Design and Creativity Fair - "Old City of New Ideas"

The host clubs of the venues where matches are held will organize fan and fresh zones for visitors. 

Dalmatian Cup – #morethanfootball #justplay

Dalmatinko Cup 2023 Video

Dalmatinko Cup 2023 photo gallery

Zaton Holiday Resort

Dalmatinko Cup moved to Zadar. Visit us in Zaton and meet our new partner for the accommodation of athletes.

Sports center Višnjik

Our new central stadium is part of a large sports center on Višnjik in Zadar. See how it looks in the link below.

Meet our partners

Dalmatinko and Ultrax

In cooperation with the company ULTRAX, we designed an innovative way of monitoring the diagnostics of athletes. We will monitor body composition, endurance, and many other factors to help athletes improve their performance and predict and prevent possible injuries.

Contact Us

The Dalmatinko Cup is being recorded

At The locations where th Dalmatinko Cup tournament take place, numerous television crews and photographers will be filming at the Weekend Media Festival location.

By entering the location where the Dalmatino Cup Tournament is held, you agree that you may be filmed and photographed.

 Also, you agree that all material from the Dalmatinko Cup may be used globally for promotional purposes of the Dalmatinko Cup If you have additional questions about filming at the Weekend, we are certainly at your disposal.

Organizer

Association "Dalmatinko"

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