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PRESS RELEASE: Guinness International Champions Cup Teams Fielding Full Squad Of International Stars

By on July 25, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Tournament Rosters Announced and Include Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Mario Balotelli, Andrea Pirlo, Carlos Tevez, Esteban Cambiasso, David Luiz, , Ever Banega and Tim Howard

Eight Teams Vying for First Ever Prestigious Guinness International Champions Cup Trophy Created by Tiffany & Co.

NEW YORK, NY (July 25, 2013) – The world’s top soccer teams and their best players are set to descend on the United States over the next to week as the inaugural Guinness International Champions Cup kicks-off in the world’s most iconic venues.  The tournament, which begins this Saturday in Valencia, Spain will take place in six cities across the United States from July 31-August 7.

The tournament, which features Real Madrid, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Juventus, A.C. Milan, Everton, Valencia and the LA Galaxy, will feature their most recognizable international stars including Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Mario Balotelli (A.C. Milan), Juan Mata (Chelsea), Carlos Tevez (Juventus), Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Ever Banega (Valencia), Andres Guardado (Valencia) and Marouane Fellaini (Everton).

The announced rosters confirm the intent of participating clubs to win the inaugural tournament.  The Guinness International Champions Cup is 2013’s premier summer soccer competition by the numbers, featuring 12 World Cup winners, 27 players who played in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 28 of the world’s top 100 players according to the Guardian newspaper in England.

“Today’s roster announcements further validate the tremendous competition fans will witness over the next two weeks,” said Charlie Stillitano, Relevent Sports CEO.  “It is rare to see such star power in the United States let alone in one city as we will on August 6th and 7th in Miami.”

The action begins this Saturday in Spain as Valencia hosts A.C. Milan in its famed Estadio Mestalla before coming to the United States beginning with a match on July 31 in San Francisco between Juventus and Everton at AT&T Park.  The action will continue on August 1 with matches in Phoenix and Indianapolis with Real Madrid taking on the LA Galaxy and Chelsea facing off against Inter Milan respectively.  The semifinals will be played on August 3 in Los Angeles and August 4 in New York.  The tournament will conclude with two days of finals on August 6 and 7 at Miami’s Sun-Life Stadium.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.internationalchampionscup.com

OFFICIAL 2013 GUINNESS INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP ROSTERS

 ***Please note that players are subject to change

Real Madrid

Goalkeepers: Antonio Adan, Iker Casillas, Diego Lopez

Defenders: Alvaro Arbeloa, Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Marcelo, Fabio Coentrao, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Nacho

Midfielders: Angel Di Maria, Casemiro, Isco, Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira, Kaka, Luka Modric, Mesut Ozil, Asier Illarramendi

Forwards: Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jese Rodriguez

Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

 

A.C. Milan

Goalkeepers: Christian Abbiati, Marco Amelia, Gabriel

Defenders: Luca Antonini, Daniele Bonera, Kevin Constant, Phillipe Mexes, Bartosz Salomon, Didac Vila, Cristian Zaccardo, Cristian Zapata, Mattia De Sciglio

Midfielders: Kevin-Prince Boateng, Bryan Cristante, Nigel De Jong, Urby Emanuelson, Sulley Ali Muntari, Ricardo Montolivo, Antonio Nocerino, Riccardo Saponara, Rodney Strasser, Bakaye Traore

Forwards: Mario Balotelli, Giacomo Beretta, Robinho, Stephan El Shaarawy, M’Baye Niang, Nmandi Oduamadi, Andrea Petagna

Manager: Massimiliano Allegri

 

Valencia

Goalkeepers: Diego Alves, Vicente Guaita, Yeray Lopez

Defenders: Adil Rami, Victor Ruiz, Joao Pereira, Antonio Barragan, Ricardo Costa, Jeremy Mathieu, Aly Cissokho

Midfielders: Oriol Romeu, Sofiane Feghouli, Ever Banega, Juan Bernat, Javier Fuego, Michel, Andres Guardado, Dani Parejo

Forwards: Jonas Goncalves, Roberto Soldado, Pablo Piatti, Jonathan Viera, Paco Alcacer, Roberto Ibanez, Fede Cartabia

Manager: Miroslav Djukic

 

LA Galaxy

Goalkeepers: Carlo Cudicini, Brian Rowe, Brian Perk

Defenders: Todd Dunivant, Omar Gonzalez, Sean Franklin, Bryan Gaul, A.J. DeLaGarza, Tommy Meyer, Leonardo, Kofi Opare, Greg Cochrane

Midfielders: Pablo Mastroeni, Marcelo Sarvas, Landon Donovan, Colin Clark, Robbie Rogers, Hector Jimenez, Juninho, Rafael Garcia, Michael Stephens, Kenney Walker, Oscar Sorto

Robbie Keane, Charlie Rugg, Gyasi Zardes, Chandler Hoffman, Jack McBean, Jose Villarreal

Manager: Bruce Arena

 

Chelsea

Goalkeepers: Petr Cech, Mark Schwarzer, Jamal Blackman

Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Cesar Azpilicueta, Thomas Kalas, Ryan Bertrand

Midfielders: Michael Essien, Ramires, Frank Lampard, Juan Mata, Oscar, John Obi Mikel, Kevin De Bruyne, Mako van Ginkel, Eden Hazard

Forwards: Fernando Torres, Victor Moses, Andre Schurrle, Romelu Lukaku, Demba Ba

Manager: Jose Mourinho

 

Inter Milan

Goalkeepers: Samir Handanovic, Juan Pablo Carrizo, Luca Castellazzi

Defenders: Hugo Campagnaro, Marco Andreolli, Walter Samuel, Andrea Ranocchia, Christian Chivu, Juan

Midfielders: Ibrahima, Mbaye, Jonathan, Yuto Nagatomo, Alvaro Pereira, Esteban Cambiasso, Fredy Guarin, Ricardo Alvarez, Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Patrick Olsen, Gabi Mudingayi, Diego Laxalt, Joel Obi

Forwards: Alessandro Capello, Ishak Belfodil, Rodrigo Palacio, Mauro Icardi

Manager: Walter Mazzarri

 

Juventus

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon, Marco Storari, Rubinho, Leonardo Citti

Defenders: Giorgio Chiellini, Martin Caceres, Angelo Ogbonna, Paolo De Ceglie, Federico Peluso, Andrea Barzagli, Marco Motta, Leonardo Bonucci, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Pol Garcia, Filippo Penna

Midfielders: Claudio Marchisio,  Paul Pogba, Luca Marrone, Fausto Rossi, Simone Padoin, Andrea Pirlo, Kwadwo Asamoah, Arturo Vidal, Mauricio Isla, Marcel Buchel

Forwards: Mirko Vucinic, Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente, Fabio Quagliarella, Alessandro Matri, Sebastian Giovinco

Manager: Antonio Conte

 

Everton

Goalkeepers: Joel Robles, Tim Howard

Defenders: Leighton Baines, John Heitinga, Phil Jagielka, Antolin Alcaraz, John Stones

Midfielders: Darren Gibson, Gerard Deulofeu, Kevin Mirallas, Ross Barkley, Leon Osman, Steven Pienaar, Seamus Coleman, Marouane Fellaini, John Lundstram

Forwards: Nikica Jelavic, Arouna Kone, Steven Naismith, Apostolos Vellios, Victor Anichebe

Manager: Roberto Martinez

 

About Relevent Sports

Relevent Sports brings the excitement and intensity of international soccer to the United States by showcasing the best clubs in the world through premier tournaments and events.  Going beyond the game, Relevent provides an innovative approach to building international soccer presence by utilizing brand development, grassroots planning, corporate sponsors, international touring and philanthropic initiatives for the soccer organizations.

About RSE Ventures

Founded in 2012 by Stephen M. Ross and Matt Higgins, RSE Ventures operates in four interrelated verticals: Sports, Entertainment, Digital, and New Ventures. The company’s growing roster of companies, venues and events includes the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium, Relevent Sports and Insignia Sports & Entertainment

 

 

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