HELSINKI CUP: Helsinki Cup has been organised since 1976 and the tournament has established its place as a significant part of summer in Helsinki. Helsinki Cup is an international tournament and we have around 20 different nationalities participating in the tournament each year. Helsinki Cup also wants to highlight tolerance within the football community and thus all participants are equal and important to us. Together we are better!
Boys: U17 - U15 - U14 - U13 - U12 - U11 - U10 - U9 - U8 - U7
Girls: U18 - U15 - U14 - U13 - U12 - U11
Teams can field two players who are born a year before the age group of the series in question. These players cannot play in any other teams. A tournament-specific permit for overaged players can be requested.
Each team must register at the tournament office before the first match and preferably on the previous day. A representative of the team (the person may also be other than the specified contact person) must visit the office in person and will be handed out a tournament briefcase and wristbands. Please note, unlike in the previous years, this procedure also applies to teams with accommodation packages.
When a team registers, the player list is locked and can no longer be changed.
The teams are divided into 3 different division levels (elite/general/entry-level). The teams will play 6 games between the teams in their respective division/level, 2 games per day.
The teams are initially divided into groups of six (6) or possibly five (5) teams.
The preliminary rounds are played in a round-robin format, and the teams placed first and second in the general groups will continue on to the A finals, teams placed third and fourth will go on to the B finals, and teams placed fifth and sixth will continue on to the C finals. In the elite groups, the teams placed from first to the fourth will continue on to the A finals, while the teams placed fifth and sixth will go on to the B finals. The A, B and C finals are played in knock-out mode until the finals. The losing team is always knocked out from the tournament.
Games apre played on natural grass and atrificial turf pitches in Helsinki and the surrounding area.
Four games are guaranteed for all categories.
|Abb.||Category||Born after||Numbers of players|
|U17||U17||01 January 2005||11 players|
|U15||Giovanissimi||01 January 2007||11 players|
|U14||Giovanissimi Sper.||01 January 2008||11 players|
|U13||Esordienti Misti a 9||01 January 2009||9 players|
|U12||Esordienti Sp. a 7||01 January 2010||7 players|
|U11||Pulcini secondo anno a 7||01 January 2011||7 players|
|U10||Mini Pulcini primo anno a 7||01 January 2012||7 players|
|U9||Primi Calci a 7||01 January 2013||7 players|
|U8||Primi Calci a 5||01 January 2014||5 players|
|U7||Primi Calci a 5||01 January 2015||5 players|
|G18||U18 Femm.||01 January 2004||11 players|
|G15||Giovani Calciatrici Femm. a 11||01 January 2007||11 players|
|G14||Giovani Calciatrici Sp. Femm. a 11||01 January 2008||11 players|
|G13||Femminile Esordienti||01 January 2009||11 players|
|G12||Esordienti Sp. Femm. a 8||01 January 2010||8 players|
|G11||Femminile Pulcini a 7||01 January 2011||7 players|
|With mattresses||€ 240|
|With mattresses and sheets||€ 260|
|3 beds||€ 381|
|Double/twin room||€ 452|
|Single room||€ 725|
|3 beds||€ 387|
|Double/twin room||€ 478|
|Single room||€ 778|
|3 beds||€ 323|
|Double/twin room||€ 382|
|Single room||€ 610|
|3 beds||€ 329|
|Double/twin room||€ 404|
|Single room||€ 654|
Participation in the Helsinki Cup;
TOURNAMENT CARD: the access to the pitches, the opening ceremony and the award ceremony are included in the participation fee; they are not included for those who have not booked with the organisation;
Six night stay in School/Five or six night stay in 3*** Star or 4**** Star Hotels (all the rooms have private bathrooms);
Water for the athletes on the pitch and during meals (other beverages are not included, except for breakfast);
Support at the hotels and on the pitches will be provided by tournament staff.
Registration fee per team: Boys € 375; Girls € 340; 5-a-side € 325;
Beverages during meals (except for breakfast and water);
Travel insurance (accident, medical costs, theft of luggage);
Additional charges and anything not specified.
Helsinki is one of the few capital cities in the world where nature is so close, even in the heart of the city!
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a compact and lively city that offers visitors an endless number of possibilities. The modern city has over half a million residents and is situated on the Baltic Sea.
In September 2018, Helsinki took the first place in the European Commission’s new Capital of Smart Tourism 2019 competition. In 2014 Helsinki was awarded City of Design status as part of the Creative Cities Network established by UNESCO. Helsinki has also been the World Design Capital in 2012 when the city also celebrated its 200th anniversary as the capital of Finland.
In Helsinki, you can sense the proximity of the sea everywhere, as the city has over a hundred kilometres of shoreline and around 300 islands in its archipelago. Maritime attractions are a must in the summertime. The majestic shoreline, archipelago, parks, forests…and much more.
Being the capital of Finland, it should be no surprise that Helsinki has some great public saunas – both traditional neighbourhood saunas and brand new design saunas. There’s no better way to get to the heart of the Finnish identity!
In addition to the tournament, you can get to know, for example, the bustle of the Market Square, experience the summer days in Esplanadi Park and shop for souvenirs for your loved ones back home. In your cultural tour of the city, you should at least include the Ateneum Art Museum, the Helsinki Cathedral and a short ferry ride over to Suomenlinna which lets you flawlessly combine history with an enjoyable picnic lunch. You can visit places in the city like the Hietaniemi beach, a popular young people’s destination.
Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari) is home to 150 animal species and almost 1000 plant species that show the diversity of nature. It’s also one of the few zoos located on an island. Helsinki Zoo the perfect place to visit due to its natural environment, animals and history.
With the HSL travel card, you can easily get all around the city.
Helsinki’s locals are extremely open and hospitable, and most speak English fluently. Visiting Helsinki is always a pleasure. There are no great traffic jams, the public transport system is amazing, cycling is easy, and the locals are only too happy to help you make the most of your visit!
1400 squadre / teams, 21 nazioni / countries
1296 squadre / teams, 14 nazioni / countries