BEGINNING OF PANNA K.O
Inspired by technical professional footballers, the contemporary artistic form of street football was created in the mid 90’s on the squares of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Led by Edgar Davids and Nike, the game NIKE Panna K.O. was conceived together with street soccer players from Amsterdam!
NIKE PANNA K.O
The first Panna Knock Out tournament took place in 2001 and, except as a publicity stunt for Nike, was intended to provide street soccer players with a serious platform. A number of legendary Nike Panna K.O. tournaments follow until 2006.
Check out one of the tournaments here.
FIRST SOCIAL PANNA KNOCK OUT TOURNAMENT
On the 29th of May a Panna Knock Out tournament will be organized for the first time in Obdam (North Holland). After this, other tournaments will follow soon through the rest of the country. Partly because of these two initiatives, the fame of Panna Knock Out is growing rapidly both nationally and internationally. Many famous names from the street soccer scene like Soufiane Touzani, Jeand Doest, Sean Garnier, Jack Downer, Kristoffer Liicht, Jermaine Vanenburg and Edward van Gils become involved in Panna Knock Out.
THE FIRST DUTCH CHAMPIONSHIP PANNA KNOCK OUT
The many tournaments resulted in many winners. The idea the hatched to have these winners play against each other. As a result, the Panna KO Dutch Championships was born. On the Grote Markt in Haarlem, Hoessain Kamal from Alkmaar won the title.
FIRST PERFORMANCE ABROAD
The success of Panna Knock Out was noticed in our neighbour country Belgium. After a freestyle show in the TV program HoezO!? of Nelson Van de Kok, a panna tournament followed in Antwerp. The winner qualified for the Open Dutch Championships Panna 2006.
PANNA KNOCK OUT & PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL CLUBS
Professional football became charmed by Panna Knock Out. Since 2006, Panna Knock Out have been organized tournaments for Dutch clubs such as, ADO Den Haag, Ajax, AZ, Feyenoord, NEC, Heerenveen and Willem II. Later foreign clubs as Arsenal, Celtic, Galatasaray, Liverpool and Real Madrid became partners for the tournaments.
THE FIRTS UK TOUR: BERN TURNS ORANGE
During the 2008 FIFA European Championship in Switzerland, the overwhelming number of Dutch fans literally turned Bern orange. A month before the tournament, Panna Knock Out visited the city. In collaboration with the Dutch embassy, they organised tournaments in order to raise the profile of the Dutch team. Switzerland was only the second foreign country to be visited by Panna Knock Out, after Belgium. Many other countries would follow….
THE FIRST UK TOUR
The success in Switzerland was repeated in the United Kingdom. Upon request of the embassy there, tournaments in Scotland and England were visited. The clubs Celtic, Liverpool and Arsenal worked together with Panna Knock Out to make the tour a succes.One year later, a second tour was organised. And Arsenal wanted even more! (see 2009)
During the UK Tour 2008, Panna KO visited the Arsenal Cruyff Court Bergkamp in London to put on a tournament and freestyle shows. The trainers of Arsenal FC were deeply impressed by the game and the skills of the Dutch players. After visiting the 2008 Panna Dutch Championships, they kwew that they had to bring Panna to London. In 2009, we became partners, which resulted in Panna Knock Out tournaments organized by Arsenal for the community.
Watch the Panna Knock Out UK Tour here
WELCOME PARTY RIJKAARD
The new trainers of Galatasaray, Frank Rijkaard and Johan Neeskens were welcomed with a party in Istanbul. At the request of the Dutch consulate, Panna Knock Out was introduced the Sport from Streets of Holland to the Turkish club.
MAROCCO AND MACEDONIA
New countries were discovered. Panna Knock Out tournaments were organized in the capital of Macedonia, Skopje. In Morocco, the crew toured around the cities of Casablanca, Tanger, Al Hoceima and Nador. Both tours were offered by the Dutch embassy of the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Panna Brasil was launched in São Paulo on 8 April 2010 in the presence of Dutch ministers Eurlings and Verhagen. Together with partners Plataforma Brasil Holanda and the Consulate General in São Paulo, a Brazilian Panna Knock Out team was set up and trained to offer Panna Knock Out in Brazil.
PANNA KNOCK OUT TURKEY
In October 2011, Onur Cevik won the Panna Knock Out tournament in the Turkish city, Iskenderun. He was congratulated by the mayor and received a ticket for the Panna Knock Out European Championship. After returning to Iskenderun, he received a badge of honour from the local authorities and was given a great deal of media attention.
On 22 November, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander kicked off the Panna Knock Out tournament in the Maracanazinho stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He played with Clarence Seedorf, Aron Winter and Pierre van Hooijdonk,
FIRST EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP PANNA KNOCK OUT
The first European championship Panna Knock Out took place on May 27 2012, in Beverwijk. In the final, Dutchman Mo Boutaka defeated the Italian Yassine ‘Coyote’ Abderrahim.
RECORD FOREIGN TRIPS
In 2012, Panna Knock Out organisad a record number of tournaments abroad. Panna travelled to Brazil, Ukraine, Austria, Poland, Qatar and Spain ( in collaboration with the embassies and consulates of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the countries in question.
WORLD OF STREETFOOTBALL
Laurus and Panna Knock Out started the collaboration to make use of the social impact of Panna Knock Out. Legend Edwin van de Sar, ambassador of Laureus Nederland, signed the co-operation agreement with Panna Knock Out.
On September 20, the first Panna Knock Out tournament was held in Copenhagen. The winner of the tournament became Amin Benmoumo. Because of this, Amin qualified for the World Championship Panna Knock Out. Number two of the tournament became Kristoffer Liicht.
WORLD OF STREETFOOTBALL
In 2013, the World of Streetfootball tournament took place for the first time in Rotterdam. A lot of famous street football players from the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Denmark came together to compete with each other. Easy Man became the overall winner of the tournament.
Watch the Pannahouse video about the WSF here
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PANNA KNOCK OUT
On 21 September, the Panna Knock Out World Championship took place in Paradiso, Amsterdam. There were players from 31 countries! Winner: The Belgian Ilyas Toubz.
Watch the World Championship Panna Knock Out aftermovie here
KNVB STREET FOOTBALL
With various performances, the four KNVB street football ambassadors Jeand Doest, Nasser El Jackson, Tom Vegter and Rocky gave kids an unforgettable day. The visitors enjoyed the Urban Sports shows such as freestyle football, ground moves, street dance, breakdance and freerunning. The promotion video is viewed more than 4 million times on Youtube!
Watch here the promotion video of the KNVB Streetfootball
KNVB STREET FOOTBALL GAMES
All facets of street football in one day! From panna football to freestyle competitions. From 5 versus 5 to football bowling games. This all tookplace on June 26, 2016 in Rotterdam. A unique event with more than 5000 visitors and 1000 participants.
Watch here the aftermovie of the KNVB Street Football Games
SECOND EDITION STREET FOOTBALL GAMES
The big success in 2016 were followed up by a second edition of the KNVB Street football games in 2017. This time, the location was the Jaarbeurs Utrecht. Various street football challenges took place with a number of popular innovations, such as Football Darts and Skills Spot. At the same time, the open Dutch Championship Panna and the Dutch Championship Freestyle took place. With more than 1200 participans, the event became again a very big and great success.
Watch the aftermovie of the second edition KNVB Street Football Games here
FOXSPORTS & EREDIVISIE FOOTBALL FESTIVAL
On Saturday 7 July, the FOX Sports & Eredivisie Football Festival took place in Utrecht. Here, the Dutch Open Championship Panna took place. For the first time the Elite Panna Tournament was organized with top panna players from Denmark, France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
Watch here the video of the FOX Sports and Eredivisie Football
OPEN NK PANNA KNOCK OUT & ALL STYLES KNOCK OUT CHAMPIONSHIPS & BENELUX CUP
The Open NK Panna Knock Out took place for the second time while the FOX Sports & Eredivisie Voetbalfestival in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht on 6 July. In the U15 final Saajan el Jackson beats Mehmet Ezer with a sick panna. Adi won the 16+ title. At the All Styles Knock Out Championships and the Benelux cup, the 16 best Freestylers and street football players from the Benelux battled against each other. Mart Pool was chosen by the jury as winner of the Freestyle championships. Evrim Nallar won by panna from Abdullah Combito!
Click here to watch the after movie from voetbalfestival in the Jaarbeurs
NEW CONCEPT: PRO CUPS!
A new concept is launched! Pro football players gave something back to the neighborhood where the grow up in collaboration with Panna Knock Out and Daily Eventz. We organized a tournament on the square where it all began for the players. The first PRO cups where organized with players Georginio Wijnaldum, Jetro Willems, Nasser el Khayati en Royston Drenthe from Rotterdam. Click on the names to see the after movie’s of that specific day.
PANNA KNOCK OUT ANTHEM KILOMETERS WENT GOLD!
Rappers Kevin and Lijpe brings an ode to street football in collaboration with Panna Knock Out & Dr. WOOOW! the Panna Knock Out Anthem – Kilometers. The track went viral and went gold in two months. The track already got 8.000.000 streams on Spotify and 2.000.000 views on YouTube!
Click here to watch the videoclip
LAUNCH OFFICIAL PANNA KNOCK OUT BAL!
In collaboration with our partner Monta Street the official Panna Knock Out x Monta Street Streetmatch ball was released. This collaboration is made to give something back to the street football community. All sales will be donated to organize world wide panna events.
Click here to order the ball
THE LEGENDARY WSF RETURNS
The legendary World of Streetfootball competition with all facts of street football returned in the weekend from 14 & 15 September to his place where it belongs. With attendees from more than 20 countries, 15.000 visitors and more than 1000 attendees the event was a big succes. Takuto Kogoru from Japan won the WC Panna Knock Out and is the new world champion. Jassim Mazouz from Belgium is the new Youth World champion.
Click here to see the after movie from WSF