The Cup is run for the fourth tear in a row in honour of legendary forwarder of FC “Zenit” who started his football career in the team of Sport club “Bolshevik” (now FC “Almaz-Antey”). Purpose of the Cup is to craft positive image of Russia, to strengthen the international sport relations, propaganda and popularization of football among the younger generation.

As per decision of Saint-Petersburg Football Federation the Cup is included in official Saint-Petersburg Football competition plan for 2019.

The first Lev Burchalkin Cup was won by the Spanish team “Villarreal”. Eight teams from the famous Russian and European clubs took part in it: Zenit (St. Petersburg), CSKA (Moscow), Villarreal (Spain), Lokomotiv (Moscow), Brodartz (Serbia), HIK (Finland), Dynamo (Moscow) and Almaz-Antey (St. Petersburg). The first tournament had a warm welcome by the participants and St. Petersburg’s residents and caused a big stir in the mass media so that the authorities decided to hold the tournament in 2017.

The second Lev Burchalkin Cup again was won by the Spanish team “Villarreal”. Eight teams from the famous Russian and European clubs took part in it: Zenit (St. Petersburg), CSKA (Moscow), Villarreal (Spain), Lokomotiv (Moscow), Partizan (Serbia), MTK (Hungary), Vitoria (Portugal) and Almaz-Antey (St. Petersburg).

The fhird  Lev Burchalkin Cup already by tradition was won by the Spanish team “Villarreal”. Eight teams from the famous Russian and European clubs took part in it: Zenit (St. Petersburg), CSKA (Moscow), Villarreal (Spain), Krasnodar (Krasnodar), MTK (Hungary), Poma (Italy), Boca Juniors (Argentina)  and Almaz-Antey (St. Petersburg).

Place and date of the Cup:

The Cup will take place in Saint-Petersburg at the premises of FC “Almaz-Antey” (Prospect Obuhovskoy oborony, 130) from 17 to 19 May 2019.

The Cup will be held by JSC “Almaz-Antey” with support of Saint-Petersburg Football Federation.

 

Entry list and age of participants:

Russian teams: CSKA (Moscow), Krasnodar (Krasnodar), Zenit (Saint-Petersburg), FC “Almaz-Antey” (Saint-Petersburg).

Foreign teams: Villarreal (Spain), MTK (Hungary), Boca Juniors (Argentina), Atalanta (Italy)

 

Age of participants:

Among football players not older than 13 years old (year of birth 2006).

 

Media representatives to attend the Cup

TV station “Saint-Petersburg” Russia-1, “Sport daily”, “Sport Express”, “Sovetsky Sport”, R-Sport, Sports.ru, Radio Zenit, AvtoRadio, Sport Weekend, TRC Saint-Petersburg, Lifenews.

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