Premier League International Cup
|Number of teams||16|
|Most successful club(s)||
(1 title each)
|2016–17 Premier League International Cup|
The Premier League International Cup is an English football competition for U23 players from across Europe. It was designed to provide players in English Category One academies with the opportunity to match themselves against other elite European footballers from their age group in a competitive environment. The competition was created by the Premier League as part of the organisations Elite Player Performance Plan and is not sanctioned by UEFA.
The competition featured U21 sides from 8 English clubs and 8 other top European clubs. English teams qualify via their standing in the U21 Premier League and entry by European clubs is by invitation from the Premier League. For the 2014-15 tournament the 16 teams were split into four groups of four. Upon completion of the group stages the winners and runners-up from each group will progress to the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, all to be played as single-leg ties. UEFA tried to block the creation of the tournament and refused to sanction its creation, to circumvent this all games will be hosted in England with games involving two foreign teams being held in neutral venues. English clubs will play a minimum of two of their fixtures at the main stadium of their senior side. To ensure the focus is on development the Premier League made no prize money available for the competition.
As in the Professional U21 Development League teams are allowed to field three overage outfield players and one overage goalkeeper per match.
|Season||Winners||Score||Runners-up||Losing semi-finalists||Final stage host|
|2014–15||Manchester City||1–0||Porto||Leicester City and Fulham||Academy Stadium, Manchester|
|2015–16||Villarreal||4–2||PSV||Chelsea and Porto||The Den, South Bermondsey|
- "'Playing best Premier League teams is amazing'". Premier League. 13 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.