The Spax Cup

Future football stars, top class football and up to 15,000 spectators – the Spax Cup organized by TuS Ennepetal is more than just a big football stage.

When the U19 players from the top clubs from around the world play at Ennepetal there is an atmosphere in the stadium that is normally only experienced in the big Bundesliga stadiums. And its exactly this atmosphere that makes the Ennepetal tournament different to all other European U19 tournaments…

Lajos Detari, Juergen Klinsmann, Dennis Bergkamp, Andrei Schevtschenko and David Beckham – all highly talented football players who have dominated European football in the last decades, both with their clubs and their national teams, have played in the Whitsun tournament at Ennepetal.

When Guenter Kierstan, the former head of the Ennepetal youth department, restarted an international U19 football tournament in Ennepetal, he continued the successful international tournaments from the years 1965 – 1968 and created a tournament that attracts scouts and clubs from around the world....