25 years U13 Cup in Bassevelde bundled in a beautiful book!
You can already purchase the book through pre-registration, at the price of €25.00. Don’t hesitate because the edition is limited! The book is available through the website of the publisher Rman. Click on the link and register your purchase!
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We are writing the year 2019. Twenty-five-year-old Memphis Depay is publishing a biography. In it, he candidly tells about his childhood, with the ball as a life preserver. His breakthrough at PSV, the fiasco in Manchester, his revival in Lyon and his comeback as a celebrated striker with the national team. FC Barcelona still has to knock on his door then. On the middle page of the book is a photo of a thirteen-year-old Memphis with the trophy of best player at the U13Cup in Bassevelde. A pivotal moment. On the green grass of Houtland in Meetjesland, little Memphis realizes, even then with a bleached head, that he might have to do something with that football after all. The cub becomes a lion.
The story of Memphis is just one of the tales of twenty-five years of U13Cup. Each player cherishes his own memory. Vincent Kompany, Dries Mertens, Axel Witsel, Youri Tielemans, Kevin De Bruyne, Mathijs De Ligt, Charles De Ketelaere. They each wrote their own personal page in the golden book of a quarter of a century of top football in Bassevelde. A village of barely 3,000 inhabitants.
One weekend a year, the village is the center of the football world. Young football talents are pouring in from all corners of Europe. But also from Africa, the United States and Asia. Language is never a problem. That weekend everyone speaks ‘football’. The population quadruples. Along the line 10,000 football crazy supporters, on the field footballgold.
View the poules of this edition.
View the program on friday.
An overview of the matches on Saturday.
An overview of the matches and the closing ceremony on Sunday.