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.