The world’s biggest football tournament
for children aged 10 to 12



Winners of the boys’ teams

The ranking of the U12s boys’ football tournament from all the editions of the Danone Nations Cup is available on this page. The best teams, the best scorers, the best players and also the best goalkeepers of the competition await you! You will also learn which teams are finalists, as well as who won the DNC, the Fair Play trophy and the Change the Game Challenge.

How is the best scorer chosen?

The player chosen as the DNC best scorer is the one who has scored the most goals throughout the competition. In the case of a tie it’s the player on the team that has scored the most goals who wins the prize.


How is the best player chosen?

The best player is chosen by technical specialists, who are part of the Organising Committee of the competition, for the playing quality demonstrated during the tournament.


How is the best goalkeeper chosen?

Just as the best player, the best goalkeeper is chosen by technical specialists who are part of the Organising Committee of the competition for their performance during the competition.


What is the Fair Play Trophy?

The Danone Nations Cup is above all an U12s international football tournament based on strong values: Openness, Respect and Fair Play. Therefore, every person who takes part in this competition (players, coaches, accompanying adults etc.) undertakes, during the opening ceremony, to respect these values by signing the Fair Play charter of the Danone Nations Cup.

The aim of the Fair Play trophy is to recognize the boys’ team who demonstrated the best sportsmanship. The conduct of the teams is evaluated according to 3 criteria:

  • Sanctions given by the match central referee.
  • Sanctions not given by the match central referee.
  • Assessment of the general attitude of the team.


The “Change the Game” Challenge

The “Change to Game” Challenge is an inter-countries tournament in which the DNC children face each other through different activities: sporting challenges (precision shots, footballing duel etc.) or citizen activities (plant your Count’tree, awareness of UN Goals etc.)

Through this innovative and entertaining parallel competition, the boys’ teams of the championship also act on the causes supported by the DNC. Indeed, each point scored during the “Change the Game” Challenge is converted to a €1 donation to the cause of safe water access.

In Barcelona, the children raised €2,400, which represents 1 year of safe water access for 800 children.