International İzmir U12 Cup has organized by Altınordu Football Club continously since 2013 which becomes one of the biggest international youth football tournaments of Europe.
Starting with 8 participant teams in 2013, the tournament gathered 72 teams at İzmir in 2019. 8 teams in 2013, 12 teams in 2014, 48 teams in 2015, 2016, 2017, 56 teams in 2018 and in 2019, 72 teams participated to the tournament which has organized under the motto ‘‘The World Gathers At İzmir’’. The last champion of the tournament is Manchester City that beat PSV in the final after penalties.
292 different teams had participated to International İzmir U12 Cup until today such as AC Milan, Ajax, Anderlecht, Athletic Bilbao, AZ Alkmaar, Benfica, Celtic, Chelsea, Hamburg, Lazio, Leicester City, Manchester City, O. Marseille, PSG, Parma, Porto, PSV, Rangers, Valencia, Werder Bremen, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Twente, Zenit.
Naci Ünüvar who played in the tournament with Ajax in 2015 edition, signed a professional contract with his club. In the same tournament; the MVP, Dillon Hoogewerf transferred to Manchester United.