History

Highlights

  • 2003

    THE FIRST PANNA KNOCK OUT TOURNAMENT

    On May 29, 2003, the first Panna Knock Out tournament was held in Obdam, Noord-Holland. This was followed by many other tournaments through the rest of the country.

    1e PKO toernooi

  • 2004

    VANENBURG PANNA KNOCK OUT TOURNAMENT

    Street-football legend Jermaine Vanenburg – known as Vaantje – was hugely impressed and offered his services as ambassador. The ‘Jermaine Vanenburg Panna Knock Out tournament’ was born. Many tournaments followed with the presence of the famous street-and indoor footballer. ‘Vaantje’ has given thousands of panna’s, but never received one in a match!

    Vanenburg

    2004

  • 2005

    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.

    NK PANNA KNOCK OUT

    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.

    Eerste buitenlandse optreden

  • 2006

    PANNA PENOTTI

    Panna Knock Out and Duo Penotti presented eleven movies with street football tricks of Calvin Blankendal in short. When buying Duo Penotti chocolate spread you got a CD-R with the movies. Also on the Internet the tricks were a phenomenon. A movie battle ensued. The film by Rachid Imhaouran was winning.

    Panna penotti

    PANNA IN THE MEDIA

    The Dutch TV program Klokhuis worked with Panna Knock Out for a special broadcasted several times. Panna Knock Out has over the years achieved many media results. National news programs ( NOS-journaal, Jeugdjournaal, RTL-Nieuws & Hart van Nederland) and newspapers (front page Telegraaf). In the other countries reports are broadcasted by ESPN, BBC, Staryava & Globo Esporte.

    Panna in de media

    2006

  • 2007

    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.

    Panna Knock out & BVO's

  • 2008

    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….

    Bern kleurt oranje 

    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)

    Eerste UK tour

    2008

  • 2009

    PARTNERSHIP ARSENAL

    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.

    Partnership Arsenal

    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.

    Welkomsfeest Rijkaard

  • 2010

    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.

    Marokko en Macedonie

    PANNA BRASIL

    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 Brasil

    2010

  • 2011

    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.

    Panna Knock Out Turkije

  • 2012

    PRINCE PANNA

    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,

    Prins panna

    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.

    Eerste EK Panna Knock Out

    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.

    Record buitenlandse trips

    2012

  • 2013

    PARTNER: LAUREUS NETHERLANDS

    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.

    Partner: Laures Nederland

    TOURNAMENT DENMARK

    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.

    Toernooi Denemarken

    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.

    WSF Rotterdam

    Watch the Pannahouse video about the WSF here

  • 2014

    START LAUREUS PANNACADEMY

    The football school of the Laureus PannAcademy offers boys and girls a fantastic opportunity. The kids learned the coolest tricks and received street football training from the Panna Knock Out legends. In addition, they participate in large street football tournaments organized by Panna Knock Out.
    Start Laureus PannAcademy
    Watch the video of Edwin van der Sar who visited the PannAcademy 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.

    WK Panna Knock Out

    Watch the World Championship Panna Knock Out aftermovie here

    2014

  • 2015

    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!

    KNVB straatvoetbal

    Watch here the promotion video of the KNVB Streetfootball

  • 2016

    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.

    KNVB straatvoetbalgames
    Watch here the aftermovie of the KNVB Street Football Games

    2016

  • 2017

    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.

    Tweede editie KNVB straatvoetbal games

    Watch the aftermovie of the second edition KNVB Street Football Games here

  • 2018

    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.

    Voetbal jaarbeurs

    Watch here the video of the FOX Sports and Eredivisie Football

    CITYTOUR PUMA
    The crew went in 2018, under the name ‘PUMA Brand Ambassadors’, along more than twenty locations in the Netherlands and Belgium. They went with a fully branded PUMA bus including the latest shoes such as PUMA One and PUMA Future. There was also a built-in playstation were the visitors could play their favorite game. In a panna field, the youth was introduced to the latest football shoes of PUMA. They could try them and play against panna legend Easy Man to win a pair of shoes.

    CITYTOUR PUMA

    2018

  • 2019

    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 Ever 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!

    NK PANNA KNOCK OUT

    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.

    Wijnaldum Cruyff Court - Champions League Cup

    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!

    Kevin ft Lijpe Kilometers - Panna KO Anthem

    Click here to watch the videoclip

    Launch official Panna Knock Out ball! 

    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.

    PKO x MS ball

    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.

    World of Street Football

    Click here to see the after movie from WSF

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