The Fenix Trophy is an annual European football tournament contested by semi-professional and amateur football clubs. 

It was created by the Italian club, Brera Calcio in 2021 with the competition being officially organised by UEFA. 

The word Fenix is an acronym for; Friendly, European, Non-Professional, Innovative and Xenial – the key pillars the competition is trying to represent. 

FC United of Manchester are currently the most successful club participating in the competition having won two of the last three tournaments. 

In all of the tournaments so far Prague Raptors from the Czech Republic have been runners up, missing out on the trophy each time. 

The 2022/23 tournament final was played in the San Siro in Milan, home to both Inter and AC Milan. 

At the end of the 2023/24 season, FC United of Manchester, Lewes FC, Prague Raptors and Enfield Town FC played in the last round. These were played on 10-12 May, in Desenzano del Garda. FC United of Manchester beat Lewes FC 1-0 in one semi-final, whilst Prague Raptors beat Enfield Town FC on penalties in the other. FC United of Manchester won the final 4-0. 

Listen below to Ramadan Ismail and Gabriel Meytanis, two of the directors of Enfield Town – the country’s first fan owned club, talk about how the club fared in the competition and what it meant to be competing internationally.