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Botafogo centre back Doria was voted as defender of the tournament, as he captained a selection of Brazil under 20 players to victory in the 2013 Toulon Tournament held in France.

Doria (far left), and Yuri Mamute (no. 20, centre) scooped individual awards as Brazil won the 2013 Toulon Tournament.

Doria (far left), and Yuri Mamute (no. 20, centre) scooped individual awards as Brazil won the 2013 Toulon Tournament.

Brazil went through the tournament unbeaten with their only dropped points coming in the group stage as they drew 1-1 against Nigeria.

Yuri Mamute of Gremio was Brazil’s stand-out player, scoring two goals and emerging from the tournament with the best player award for his impressive performances throughout.

Vinicius Araujo finished as the tournament’s top scorer with three goals, and the Cruzeiro striker scored the goal against Columbia in the final to crown Brazil champions.  Brazil’s other goals in the competition coming from Erik Lima of Goias, and Vasco prospect Danilo Barbosa da Silva who also won the award for being the youngest player in the final.

As usual, the Toulon Tournament attracts scouts from clubs around the world, and Callum Fox of Brazilian football news website Sambafoot reported that Liverpool FC were eyeing up Gremio midfielder Matheus Biteco.

However, it was another Gremio player who set the tournament alight, and it’s unlikely to be the last we hear of the “Mammoth”, Yuri Mamute.

Yuri Mamute collects his best player award.

Yuri Mamute collects his best player award.

  4 Responses to “Selecao U20 Stars Shine as Brazil Win Toulon Tournament”

  1. […] youngster from Simões Filho, Bahia, impressed Liverpool’s scouts during the 2013 Toulon Tournament, where he was part of the Brazil side which won the competition. The Anfield scouts were at the […]

  2. […] Young Vasco da Gama midfielder Danilo Barbosa da Silva recently attracted the interest of two European football powerhouses, Liverpool and Inter Milan, after scouts spotted him playing for Brazil U20 at the 2013 Toulon Tournament. […]

  3. […] his squad of U21 players for the 2014 Toulon Tournament. Brazil will defend the title they won in 2013 after stand-out performances from players such as Grêmio’s Yuri Mamute and Vinicius Araujo […]

  4. […] youth side claimed the Toulon Tournament title for the second year in a row, after a string of impressive displays culminated in a 5-2 win against France in the final. The […]

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