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Largest football trials score over 5,000 players in Brazil

 
 
 
 
 
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The largest football trials was achieved recently by Peneirinha Gillette (Brazil) with 5,119 participants in various locations across Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, from 8 September to 18 November 2012.

The trials were for children aged 8-9 and 10-12 in two states, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul; however for the purposes of the record only the children aged 10-12 in Rio Grande do Sul were counted. 

The largest participation in a single city was 1,988 children in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul's state capital. 

At each city, a handful of children were selected for the finals with one winner from each category chosen.

The winners were awarded a place at the 'Football School' of their choice and a trip to Europe to train with a world famous football club.

At each city, a handful of children were selected for the finals which took place in Porto Alegre on 18 November. One winner from each category was chosen.

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