DALLAS, Texas (Wednesday, Nov. 23) – Dallas Cup, the oldest and most prestigious international youth soccer tournament in North America, has announced that Brazilian side Botafogo will compete in the 2023 Gordon Jago Super Group.
The 2023 edition of the tournament will mark the first Dallas Cup appearance for the historic club from Rio de Janeiro. Historically, clubs from Brazil have enjoyed a great deal of success at Dallas Cup, winning a record 12 Super Group “Boot & Ball” trophies since the elite bracket was formed in 1990. Botafogo, who competes in Brazil’s top-flight Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, hopes to become the first Brazilian champion since 2015 when Coritiba FC hoisted the iconic trophy.
Botafogo is the fourth team announced for the 2023 Gordon Jago Super Group. England’s Arsenal FC and the Liga MX duo of Tigres and CF Monterrey were previously announced for the 19U Super Group, which now features elite teams from three continents. In total, 12 elite teams hailing from top pro clubs and national federations around the world will vie for the iconic Super Group “Boot & Ball” trophy.
The 2023 Dallas Cup presented by Coca-Cola will be played April 2 through April 9. The boys’ tournament component will once again be played concurrently with the Dallas Cup Girls’ Invitational presented by Mary Kay (Girls 15U-18/19U) which runs April 1 through April 7. Fans and teams alike can learn more about the tournament by visiting www.DallasCup.org or following us on social media @dallascup.
About Botafogo: Founded in 1904, Botafogo is a Brazilian sports club based in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Botafogo plays in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top tier of the Brazilian football league system, and won the league title in 1968 and 1995. Botafogo holds several Brazilian records such as having the country’s longest unbeaten run, which is 52 games between the 1977-78 season. Additionally, the club holds the record for most caps for the Brazil National Team and the most players assigned to the Brazil National Team for World Cup.