A FIFA 20 tournament run by a pair of football fans from York has surpassed its target of £10,000 which will be given to the NHS.

The ‘Stay Intertoto Cup’ was set up last month and quickly gained traction, with England internationals James Maddison and Andros Townsend among those to sign up for the tournament which exclusively featured professional footballers.

The tournament came to an end on Sunday, April 26 when France’s Umut Bozok led his actual club Lorient to a 6-3 aggregate victory over Bournemouth’s Philip Billing.

Run by York City fan Chris Chelin and Aston Villa-supporting friend Dave Adie, both of whom live in York, the initiative has raised £10,742, at the time of print, for NHS Charities Together.

"The tournament was great," said Chelin.

"We put in a lot of work and there ended up being more teams and games, but seeing the donations coming in and people's messages coming in made it all worthwhile."

"I actually increased the target four times during the tournament because I wasn't sure how popular it would be.

"It went from £1,000 to £2,5000 to £5,000 and then to £10,000.

"I'm also aware it's a difficult time financially for a lot of people so to raise £10,000 was fantastic."

"There are a lot of tournaments around at present but I'm hoping to do a Euros tournament in June to fill the void of that not going ahead this summer.

"It will be called 'Eur-No 2020' and work on recruiting players for that will be starting very soon.

"As for other fundraisers, if anyone wants to work on anything then please do get in touch via Twitter (@LockdownFIFA)."

To support the 'Stay Intertoto Cup, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stayintertotocup