Partizan youths traditionally attend Nereo Rocco tournament staged in Florence and this year they participated in 38th edition of this prestigious event. In the past, Partizan youths won Nereo Rocco tournament on five occasions – in 1990, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2013.
This year saw participation of 16 teams split into four group. Partizan was paired with Spezia, Prato and Empoli in group C.
Partizan kids beat Empoli 2-0, Spezia 2-1 and manage a 2-2 draw against Prato.
As group C winner, Partizan played a semi-final against Austrians Sturm and won it 1-0 with a goal from Balaz.
On Saturday evening, 20.15 kick-off, Partizan met S.P.A.L Ferrara at Ferrucio Valcareggi stadium for a tournament`s final game. One of the oldest Italian clubs, founded in 1907, was beaten 3-1 with goals from Tejic, Glisic and Jovkovic to win another of many trophies for Partizan youths abroad.
Lazar Pavlovic was awarded Man of the Match accolade as well as being announced tournament`s best player, while coach Sladjan Scepovic received best coach of the tournament award.