1930 Mestaruussarja – Finnish League Championship

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Mestaruussarja
Season 1930
Champions HIFK Helsinki (1st Finnish Championship)
Relegated Stjärnan Helsinki
ÅIFK Turku
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Matches played 56
Goals scored 151 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorer Holger Salin, HIFK Helsinki
Olof Strömsten, KIF Helsinki (9)
1931

The 1930 Mestaruussarja season was the first completed season of Finnish Football Championship played in a league format, known locally as the Mestaruussarja, ‘Championship Series’. Prior to this, from 1908 to 1929, the championship had been decided in a cup competition, which was NOT called the Finnish Cup.

Overview[edit]

The 1930 Mestaruussarja was contested by 8 teams, with HIFK Helsinki claiming the inaugural championship, which was also known as the A-sarja, by winning a tiebreaker match with the scoreline of 4–1 over TPS Turku. Stjärnan Helsinki and ÅIFK Turku were relegated to the second tier, which was known as the B-sarja.[1]

Participating clubs[edit]

In 1930, there were 8 participants in the Mestaruussarja:[1]

League table[1][edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1 HIFK Helsinki (O) (C) 7 5 2 0 22 7 12
2 TPS Turku (O) 7 5 2 0 25 12 12*
3 HPS Helsinki 7 4 1 2 26 17 9
4 ViPS Viipuri 7 3 1 3 20 16 7
5 VPS Vaasa 7 2 3 2 23 27 7
6 KIF Helsinki 7 2 2 3 17 18 6
7 Stjärnan Helsinki (R) 7 0 2 5 9 35 2
8 ÅIFK Turku (R) 7 0 1 6 9 19 1
  • Because of the tie between two top teams, a replay match was played between HIFK Helsinki and TPS Turku. HIFK Helsinki won the match 4–1.
Key
Finnish Champions
Participated in championship replay
Relegated to Suomensarja

Members of the HIFK champions’ team[edit]

References[edit]

  • Jalkapallon pikkujättiläinen (‘The Little Giant Book of Finnish Football’).
  1. ^ a b c "Finland - List of League First Level Tables - rsssf.com". Heikki Pietarinen - RSSSF. Retrieved 2012-07-05.