About

The Championship

du Football Champions, featuring the UAE Schools Cup and Streets Cups, is the home of youth football in the UAE, offering a professional scouting platform to develop the male and female football champions of tomorrow.

The UAE’s ultimate youth football championship is open to boys and girls aged 11 - 18 from across the UAE.

The Championship will be played to world-class standards, attracting the largest number of football enthusiasts in the UAE by enabling them to participate either through their school, or together with their friends.

Get discovered

If you dream of becoming a professional football player, du Football Champions will maximise your chances of being discovered! Partnering with LaLiga the championship offers the first international scouting platform in the UAE.

Championship Director, Michel Salgado, a former Real Madrid player, winner of two European Cups and four LaLiga titles, and newly appointed as the LaLiga Global Ambassador, along with LaLiga coaches will be scouting for top talents throughout the Championship.

The Championship will offer participants a unique opportunity to pursue their dreams.

Scouted boys will be trained by coaches from LaLiga in Dubai, with the opportunity to be selected to go on an all expenses paid trip to train, play competitive matches with LaLiga's best youth football clubs, and enjoy football tourism in Spain. Players who demonstrate further potential may earn a football trial with one of the top clubs in LaLiga.

Schools Cup

The UAE Schools Cup, in partnership with LaLiga, is the nation’s official school tournament for boys aged 11 to 16.

Open to all public and private schools in the UAE, and with free participation, the event brings together over 5,000 youth from across the nation, providing them with a unique opportunity to nurture their passion for football and reward their playing skills. They’ll also get the amazing opportunity to be discovered by football legend and ex-Real Madrid player, Michel Salgado, and win unforgettable prizes.

Winners will travel to Spain to watch a Real Madrid match live at Saint Bernebeau Stadium and train with Real Madrid coaches.

Friends and families are encouraged to support the youth, cheer for their favourite teams, and become part of the growing School Cup community.

Street Cup

The UAE Streets Football Cup, in partnership with LaLiga, is an exciting national tournament open to U16 boys and girls who are committed to football and play for a club, academy or with friends. The Streets Cup will bring together over 3,000 youth from across the UAE to engage in their love of football and win fantastic prizes, with an opportunity to be discovered.

Boys from the Streets Cup will travel to Spain to watch a Real Madrid match live at Saint Bernebeau Stadium and train with Real Madrid coaches.

Friends and families are encouraged to support the youth, cheer for their favourite teams, and become part of the growing Streets Cup community.

UAE Girls Challenge

The UAE Girls Challenge, is the nation’s official school tournament for girls and open to all girls upto the age of 18.

Open to all public and private schools in the UAE, and with free participation, the event brings together over 500 girls from across the nation, providing them with a unique opportunity to nurture their passion for football and reward their playing skills.

Girls will win a trip to England to watch a Manchester United match live at Old Trafford and receive a day training clinic with Manchester United coaches.

Friends and families are encouraged to support the youth, cheer for their favourite teams, and become part of the growing School Cup community.