|Full name||Käpylän Pallo|
|Ground||Max Westerberg Areena
|Head coach||Ari Asukka|
|2012||Kolmonen (Helsinki & Uusimaa, Section 1), 1st|
Käpylän Pallo or KäPa for short, is a football (soccer) club from the Käpylä district of Helsinki. The club is currently playing in the Kakkonen, the third tier of the Finnish league system. KäPa play their home matches at the Max Westerberg Areena, situated in Käpylän liikuntapuisto. The Club Chairman is Max Westerberg.
KäPa has played one season in the Ykkönen (First Division), the second tier of Finnish football in 2008. The club has played 21 seasons in the Kakkonen (Second Division), the third tier of Finnish football in 1979, 1983–89, 1997–2007 and 2009 to the present day.
KäPa was the first club in Finland to organise football leagues for youth players. The teams in these league's were named after English League clubs and some teams even got their shirts as presents from the English clubs that they were named after.
Season to season
KäPa currently has 2 men's team, 1 veteran's team, 1 ladies teams, 24 boys teams and 7 girls team. The club operates a huge junior section and is able to take full advantage of the tremendous training facilities at the indoor Käpylän Juniorihalli (Käpylä Junior Hall). The club provides a number of additional initiatives including sports camps and events.
KäPa Men's Team are competing in Group A (Lohko A) of the Kakkonen administered by the Football Association of Finland (Suomen Palloliitto) . This is the third highest tier in the Finnish football system. In 2009 Käpylän Pallo finished in third position in their Kakkonen section.
KäPa / Putoava Lehti are participating in Section 1 (Lohko 1) of the Nelonen administered by the Helsinki SPL.
Current Squad for the 2010 Season
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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Former Käpylän Pallo players with Wikipedia articles are listed below together with details of their nationality:
- Bror-Erik Wallenius, Finnish sports commentator
References and sources
- "Finland - Divisional Movements 1930-2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 05.06.2010.
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