MYPA

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MyPa
Logo of MYPA
Full name Myllykosken Pallo −47
Short name MYPA (formerly MyPa)
Founded 1947
Ground Kymenlaakson Sähkö Stadion
Kouvola
Ground Capacity 4,167
Chairman Seppo Mäkinen
Manager Antti Muurinen
League Veikkausliiga
2013 Veikkausliiga, 6th
Home colours
Away colours

Myllykosken Pallo −47 (or MYPA, formerly MyPa) is a Finnish football club, based in the industrial village of Myllykoski, part of the city of Kouvola since January 2009. They currently play in the Finnish Premier Division (Veikkausliiga).[1] The club's manager is Antti Muurinen, and they play their home matches at Kymenlaakson Sähkö Stadion.

History[edit]

MyPa was founded in December 1947 in the village of Myllykoski in the then municipality of Sippola, which in 1975 became part of the town of Anjalankoski and since 2009 is part of Kouvola. Before that there had been some small-scale football culture in Myllykoski, so forming a football club was a natural step. The final move came from the local paper industry, which built a football pitch with spectator stands. MyPa was promoted to the highest tier in 1975, but the season ended in relegation.[2]

Veikkausliiga[edit]

MyPa have played continuously in the Veikkausliiga since 1992. From 1993 to 1996 they were second four times in a row under the control of Harri Kampman. They won a first Finnish Cup in 1992, and a second in 1995. In 1997 Timo Liekoski was named as the manager of the club, but his employment lasted only one season. He was replaced by Juha Malinen. From 1999 to 2001 under the control of Malinen MyPa were third three times in a row, and finished second in 2002. After the 2003 season Malinen was replaced by Ilkka Mäkelä. Though dropping to 8th in the league, in 2004 MyPa won a third Finnish Cup, and the next season won their first Finnish championship. Mäkelä resigned during the 2007 season and the former assistant coach Janne Hyppönen became the new manager. Hyppönen was sacked in September 2008 and assistant Janne Lindberg took over in a caretaker capacity for the rest of the season.

International achievements[edit]

MyPa has participated in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Cup and Intertoto Cup. It has faced many big clubs like Boavista, PSV Eindhoven, Dundee United, Rapid Bucureşti, Liverpool and Blackburn. In 2005 they reached the first round of UEFA Cup but lost the decisive match against Swiss side Grasshoppers 1–4 on aggregate.

UEFA club competition record[edit]

Updated 27 July 2012.

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
ECCC 4 2 1 1 4 4
ECWC 6 1 1 4 4 9
UCUP / UEL 38 11 11 16 50 54
UI 4 0 2 2 7 9
Total 52 14 15 23 65 76

Honours[edit]

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1992 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
1993 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Upper Group – 2nd
1994 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1995 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1996 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th Upper Group – 2nd
1997 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th Third Round – 5th
1998 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th Third Round – 7th
1999 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th Upper Group – 3rd
2000 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
2001 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
2002 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Upper Group – 2nd
2003 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
2004 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2005 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Champions
2006 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
2007 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
2008 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
2009 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2010 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2011 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2012 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
2013 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th

Squad[edit]

As of 14 April 2014.

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Finland GK Ville Iiskola
2 Finland DF Atte Hoivala
3 Finland DF Tommi Vesala
4 Brazil MF William de Mattia
5 Finland DF Toni Lindberg
6 Finland MF Denis Abdulahi
7 Finland FW Ville Salmikivi
8 Finland DF Juha Pirinen
9 Finland FW Pekka Sihvola
10 The Gambia MF Dawda Bah
11 Finland FW Pyry Soiri
12 Finland GK Jere Pyhäranta
No. Position Player
14 Brazil MF Kassiano Soares
15 Finland FW Aleksi Ristola
16 Finland DF Antti Koskinen
17 Brazil MF Leandro Motta
18 Finland DF Tuomas Aho (captain)
19 Finland DF Nosh A Lody
20 Finland MF Valeri Minkenen
21 Finland GK Niko Huusko
22 Brazil FW Stefano Pinho
23 Puerto Rico MF Alex Oikkonen
30 Finland FW Sasha Anttilainen

Managers[edit]

UEFA club ranking[edit]

This is the current UEFA club ranking, including season 2013–14.[3]

Last update: 1 January 2014

Rank Team Points
344 Republic of Macedonia FK Vardar 3.050
345 Republic of Macedonia FK Renova 3.050
346 Finland KuPS 2.935
347 Finland MYPA 2.935
283 Kazakhstan FC Irtysh Pavlodar 2.900
286 Slovenia NK Domžale 2.900

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Veikkausliiga Seurat" (in Finnish). Veikkausliiga. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Historia - MyPa" (in Finnish). MyPa. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "UEFA Team Ranking 2011". www.xs4all.nl. 7 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 

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