The Maurice Revello Tournament, formerly called Toulon Tournament, is a football competition featuring annually under 21 national teams. Since 2017, the tournament gather twelve nations. The selected teams are invited by the organizer according to their recent performances or their sporting goals.
Created by Maurice Revello, the tournament was composed of six teams for the first edition held in Toulon in 1967. After seven years of inactivity, the Toulon Tournament came back in 1974 with club teams (Derby County, Anderlecht, Nîmes and Borussia Mönchengladbach) but also nations (Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Brazil). The year after, the Tournament was only composed of nations. This formula with eight teams that will become a standard for the the thirty-eight next editions. In 2013, two teams were added to the tournament formula. In 2017, the tournament opens up a bit more with twelve teams in total.
Born in the south of France in the departement of « Var », the tournament has been relocated in 2017 in the entire region of « Bouches-du-Rhône ».
Around 2000 Maurice Revello Tournament graduates became internationals with their senior national teams, some of them are Ballon d’Or, others champions of Europe, South America, Africa and Asia.
At the European level, here are some of the players that participated in their time to the tournament : Jean-Pierre Papin (1985), David Ginola (best player in1987), Hristo Stoichkov (1987), Zinédine Zidane (1991), Alan Shearer (best player and top scorer in1991), Rui Costa (best player in 1992), David Beckham (1995), Thierry Henry (best player and top scorer in 1997), Frank Lampard (1998), Cristiano Ronaldo (2003) or afterwards French world champions like Hugo Lloris (2006), Thomas Lemar and Presnel Kimpembe (2015).
Well-known South American players also participated to the Maurice Revello Tournament, such as Daniel Passarella (1975), Cafu (1990), Juan Roman Riquelme (best player in 1998), Daniel Alves (2002), Javier Mascherano (best player in 2003), Radamel Falcao (2004), James Rodriguez (best player in 2011), Alisson Becker (2013) ou Marquinhos (2014).
All along its history, the Festival also permited to discover new talents. Some of them were even totally unknown when they took part to the tournament like Hugo Sanchez in 1975 and 1976 with Mexico, François Omam-Biyik with Cameroon in 1985 and 1986, Kolo Touré with Ivory Coast in 2000, Shinji Kagawa with Japan in 2007 or Franck Kessié in 2015 with Ivory Coast.
In 2018, we have decided to apply our concept to the women’s football by creating the Sud Ladies’ Cup. With the same desire : featuring each year national teams from all around the world. The first edition featured four nations. The number of participants increased the next year as six nations played the second edition in 2019.
Alain Revello – President of Maurice Revello Tournament
Elsa Laurent – Marketing and communication project manager
Amayes Brahmi – Communication officer
Mathieu Lauricella - Communication manager
François Lecorps - Marketing and Communication manager
Thibaut Pignol - Marketing and Communication assistant
Eric Turcan – Organisation of pitches and Sud Ladies' Cup
Armand Fenouillet – Logistic manager
Gilbert Varagnol - Responsible for TLO and Transports
Hervé Gilles - Responsible for Referees
Our official photographers :
Hélène Dos Santos
Team responsible for Hospoitality:
Stéphane Abreu – General Director
Ludivine Guével – Project officer
Alexandra Martinoli - Project officer
Céline Hégu - Project manager