The Maslak site at the FCBEscola Instanbul hosted the first edition of the FCBEscola Beko International Tournament, a competition that brought together the best school U10 teams from all over Turkey and that has been a great success. During the three hour tournament, more than 150 players took part in atmosphere that was entertaining and very sporting.
The competition coincided with the Day of the Child in Turkey and was won by Altinordu who beat pre-tournament favourites Galatasaray in the final. FCBEScola Istanbul finished in a creditable fifth place, losing just one of their four matches, 1-0 to Fenerbahce.
The director of the Local Project of the FCBEscola Istanbul and director of the Tournament, Jesús Almansa, has assured that it “had been a complete success, above all as a brand and as football; the truth is to be able to organize a tournament like this at our facilities is the best way possible to celebrate the Day of the Child in Turkey.” Almansa also admitted that “it’s a tournament that helps position the FCBEscola inside the Turkish market, transmitting the FC Barcelona values and methodology.”