Helsinki Cup is a soccer tournament for children and youth organized every July in Helsinki, the beautiful capital city of Finland. The first Helsinki Cup was organized in 1976, and with roots dating back over 40 years, the tournament has established its place as a significant part of summer in Helsinki. The city comes alive during the tournament, which is held during the Finnish holiday season. Helsinki Cup is an international tournament with over 15 different nationalities participating each year. It is also a large tournament with over 1200 teams and 20 000 participants each year. There are around 100 high quality natural and artificial grass fields being used during the tournament week all around Helsinki. Along the years Helsinki Cup has also been a part of childhood for many national and international stars. In 2016 Helsinki Cup was also voted as one of the best sport events in Finland – including all international and professional sports events in Finland!