In 1984, Cup No.1 was held for the first time. At that time, no one knew if it was going to be a success or not. Fortunately, Cup No.1 was a success, and today steadily attracts lots of young football-loving boys and girls.  In the early 90s, our mayor at that time, Ove Christensen got the idea that Frederikshavn Municipality should support Cup No.1.The idea was, every year, to let one of the visiting leaders plant a tree from their  home country. The idea with the tree was to show that Frederikshavn was an international city that had guests from all over the world. In the first years, the trees were planted on Rådhuspladsen, they have subsequently been moved to Fodboldvej, as the square should be used to other activities.  Every Thursday in week 28, a tree is planted by a selected leader - together with Frederikshavn's mayor and one of Cup No.1 founders Pauli Jørgensen. A small ceremony that is much appreciated and honored, especially by the leaders who are allowed to plant a tree. The World Plantation, as the area has been named, is often visited by the leaders who during the years have planted a tree when they come to Frederikshavn year after year in week 28 to participate in Cup No.1.

The following have planted a tree since 1991: 

 

 

YearNameCountryName of treeLatin name
1991Carlos CerdaUSASølvlønAcer Saccharinum
1992Carlo WallerNew ZealandAlm. RobineaRobinia Pseudoacacia
1993Elmars BegmanisLatviaAlm. BøgFaugs Sylvatica
1994Elsabet BeyeneEritreaPilebladet PærePyrus Salicifolia "Pendula"
1995Bruce BenzonUSAAntarktisk SydbøgNothofagus Antarctia
1996Jozef HamoriHungaryEngarsk EgQuercus frainetto
1997Jan KorzitskaPolandSpidslønAcer Plantanoides
1998Leif Åke FröjelinSverigeVortebirkBetula Pendula
1999Stuart PowlEnglandStilkegQuercus Robur
2000Mamuka KvaratskhelliaGeorgianArmensk EgQuercus Pontica
2001Ashok BalgovindFijiAmbratræLiquedmbar Styraciflua
2002Alphonse MakkaMadagascar  Gulbladet BøgGaus Sylvatica 
2003Miquel A. VenturaDom. republic'sValnødJuglans Regia
2004Aksel NodlandNorgeHængebirkBetupapendula "Tristis"
2005Minerup BalanRumaniaManna AskFraxinus Ornus
2006Raymond RodinJohannesburgÆgte KastanieCastanea Sativa
2007Julie BrantAustraliaFligetbladet RønSorbus "Chinese Lac"
2008Louis NunesPortugalFligetbladet HestekastanieAesculus Hippocastanum
2009Nadev ShirgaonkarIndiaSøjleformet TulipantræLiriodendron Tulipifera "Fastigiata"
2010Stig HenriksenNorwayRødbladet BirkBetula Pendula Purpurea
2011Svend Ivarsson
Pauli Jørgensen
Sweden
Denmark
ParadisæbletræMalus baccata braenkjaer.
2012Ibrahim SabbahPalestineFigentræFicus CariaSorbus Scalaris
2014George Jarman
Gery McEwan
AustraliaKirsebærkornelCornus Mas
2015Tommy NilsenBrazilAmur-MaackiaMaackia Amurensis
2016Tom CuishawEnglandPlatanPlatanus acerifolia
2017Tomas LozanoPhilippines VandgranMetasequoia Glyptostroboides
2018Fabio RochaBrazilParadisæble JapanMalus Tschonoskii
2019Mattias KodzomanUSABærmispelAmelanchier Laevis snowflakes
2020FFI U18 Drenge
Vinder i 1984
DenmarkSelje-RønSorbus intermedia