Dayton World Soccer

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2019 Dayton World Soccer

Congratulations, 2019 Winners!

Adult Division:

  • 1st place – Congo
  • 2nd place – Honduras
  • Tie for 3rd place – Guatemala and Mexico

9-10 Year-Old Division

  • Co-champions-USA and Pakistan


Soccer Players in Game at 2018 Dayton World Soccer Games
Flags of Countries on Field Sideline at 2018 Dayton World Soccer Games
Audience with Country Flags at 2018 Dayton World Soccer Games

2018 Winners!

Photo of 2018 Dayton World Soccer Game Winners

First and second place teams New Americans and Congo (19+).

  • 3-4 Brazil
  • 5-6 Italy
  • 7-8 Mexico
  • 9-10 Wakanda
  • 11-14 France
  • 19+ New Americans

The games celebrate the spirit of Dayton and our immigrant communities. Congratulations Team Saudi Arabia (19 years+ champions); Team South Korea (14-18 years champions); and Team Mexico (12-13 years champions). Thanks to all participants, volunteers and sponsors.

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ABOUT THE GAMES

Since its inception in 2012, the Dayton World Soccer Games tournament has sought to unite Dayton’s diverse immigrant and native-born communities in the name of inclusiveness, good sportsmanship and “the beautiful game” itself.

Youth and adult teams represent immigrant nationalities or communities, and at least one member of the team is from that nationality or community. Teams are co-ed, and each team must represent one country with at least one member of the team being a native from that country.

Youth: 4 teams per age group

7-8 years old | 9-10 | 11-12 | 13-14 | 15-18

Adult: 8 teams per age group

19 years or older

The tournament takes place annually at Action Sports Center, 1103 Gateway Drive, just minutes from any Dayton neighborhood, I-75, Rt. 4 or Rt. 35.


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The event is inspired by the Welcome Dayton immigrant friendly city initiative and produced by the City of Dayton Department of Recreation and Youth Services, in cooperation with community volunteers and partners.