The history of the Thessaloniki Youth Cup begins in the summer of 2016 with the first discussions between Kostas Lolas and Thanasis Stylianou. Three successful events of the Vermio Soccer Festival had already passed and the idea of ​​organizing a tournament in Thessaloniki at the quality facilities of the Lolas Multiaction Center was slowly maturing. George Gkourtsas, a coach with many tournament experiences in central Europe, added to the group later. Followed many meetings, debates, discussions until we ended up in an organization with a modern football philosophy.

Our Team:

  • Thanassis Stylianou: Co-founder, Event manager
  • George Gkourtsas: Co-founder, Event manager
  • Costas Lolas: Co-founder, Facilities manager
Our target is to establish of "Thessaloniki Youth Cup" among the major European football development events.

Thanasis Stylianou

  • Developer aged coach
  • Founder and Owner of Pro Soccer Academy

George Gkourtsas

  • Owner and Administrator of Lolas Multiaction Center
  • Developer aged coach

Costas Lolas


First year of Thessaloniki Youth Cup

The first Thessaloniki Youth Cup tournament was held in June 2019 with great success. The quality of the facilities and the integrity of the event left the best impressions and created high expectations for the future!

Twenty (20) teams from Greece and Cyprus participated in the U12 & U14 age categories.

Cancelled due to covid-19

The events, scheduled for May 2020 & 2021, has been canceled due to preventive measures to combat the covid-19 pandemic.

TYC canceled 2020_2021

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