Fair Play Trophy - an honorary award
The Fair Play project Celebrate the Game, which Gothia Cup runs together with our partner Länsförsäkringar, ensures that everyone involved feels good during the tournament. The teams that behave in terms of fair play also have a chance to win a nice prize.
Fair Play Trophy is awarded to teams that have shown fair play in true Celebrate the Game spirit. Fair Play Trophy is a truly honorable award that you should be proud to win.
Anyone who has acted in accordance with the spirit of Celebrate the Game has the chance to be nominated for Fair Play Trophy, which is an award that goes to those who have most distinguished themselves in accordance with what Celebrate the Game stands for.
– It's an award that symbolizes the good in football. We want to be able to show that football is something broader than just the minutes on the pitch, it goes beyond that into society. It's an honor to receive the prize, says the competition general Niclas Andersson Freiholtz.
To be nominated, the team must have shown evidence of good behavior during the tournament. During the entire tournament, players and coaches must have acted in an exemplary manner towards opponents as well as referees and other Crew Members. It's also a plus if the team's supporters stand out in a positive way.
– During the week, our referees and match delegates nominate teams for this award. Then a jury selects the teams that will receive Fair Play Trophy. This is a prize that has no limit on the number of winners. It's usually between three and six teams that get it, says Niclas Andersson Freiholtz.
Last year Fylkir 1 B15 (Iceland), Skillingaryds IS B16 (Sweden) and Mexico United G16 (Mexico) were awarded Fair Play Trophy.