Video: Team that travelled furthest wins Youdan Trophy in Sheffield

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USA’s Seattle Sounders U16s, the team that travelled the furthest to the Youdan Trophy in Sheffield, won a thrilling final 1-0 against FC Basel

Their striker Azriel Gonzalas was also awarded top goal scorer whilst Daniel Robles was announced player of the tournament.

Former Sports Minister Richard Caborn joined the Lord Mayor of Sheffield to present the silverware to the winners.

Sheffield Wednesday lost 3-0 to Charlton Athletic in the earlier U14s final.

The teams were joined at the event by some of the biggest names in football including former Chelsea/Arsenal/Stoke star Alan Hudson,former Sheffield Wednesday and England striker David Hirst and former Owl and England

international and Nottingham Forest star Des Walker.

Jock Waugh, director of Youdan Trophy tournament organisers You-Are-The-Ref.com, said: “We really couldn’t have wished for a better week and the feedback from visiting clubs has been fantastic.

“It has been hugely satisfying to see some of the biggest names in football coming to our city to celebrate one of the oldest stories in football.

“Seattle Sounders’ dominance of the tournament was quite fitting – the Youdan Trophy is launched in New York in 2017.”

Some of the world’s top clubs have been competing in Sheffield for the second year of the Youdan Trophy.

* Nearly 800 players played in the tournament that has brought international football of the very highest standard to the city.

Teams from Rosenborg to Everton, Seattle Sounders to FC Basel and Newcastle United to Royal Antwerp have been competing against top-flight teams from the UK and Europe.

UK Premiership and Championship clubs include Watford, Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest Stoke City, Charlton Athletic, QPR and Middlesbrough with Scotland represented by Glasgow Celtic and

Glasgow Rangers, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday have also taken part.

All scores and league tables can be viewed here: http://youdantrophy.com/fixtures-groups/

* A decision is pending from a legal hearing, held to resolve a dispute over the Youdan Trophy tournament. Sandygate club Hallam FC opposed a bid by You Are The Ref to trademark the name ‘Youdan Trophy Est 1867 Sheffield’, claiming the name infringes its intellectual property rights.