Right to Dream have won the 2017 Gothia B17 Tipselit Trophy for the third time after a thrilling final against Nigerian side Tiki Taka in Gothenburg.

In a tightly contested match up, Right to Dream  got the only goal of the game on 14 minutes before holding on against another very talented West African academy.

Gothia is the largest and most international youth tournament in the world with 1700 teams from 80 nations playing 4500 games on 110 fields. The boys side previously won the tournament in 2014 and 2015. The final was played at the Ullevi Stadium and was watched by over 20,000 fans from around the world. 

The boys were unbeaten throughout the entire tournament, finishing as the highest ranked team in the group stage, conceding only one goal. In the knockout stages, they beat AIK (Sweden) and then ASEC (Ivory Coast) in two nail-biting penalty shoot-outs - a phenomenal showing of grit and determination. Goalkeeper Stephen Sarkodie was the standout performer, making a total of 5 penalty saves on the way to the final. 

As the boys were playing in the final, the Right to Dream girls also won their game against Umeå IK FF at Gothia's Heden stadium to lift the G17 Tipselit B Play-Off trophy, just one week after they lifted the Cup No. 1 in Denmark.

Technical Director, Gareth Henderby hailed both team's Gothia performance as a continuation of the academy's excellent European tournament record: "This is now our 4th tournament victory of the year and is a great reward for all the hard work from the players and staff. Gothia is a special tournament for us and for the girls to do so well on their first ever tour is fantastic."

After an open-top bus tour through the streets of Gothenburg, the boys travelled to Northern Ireland to compete in the SuperCup NI (formerly the Milk Cup).