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MyPa
Logo of MYPA
Full name Myllykosken Pallo -47
Short name MYPA (formerly MyPa)
Founded 1947; 71 years ago (1947)
Ground Kymenlaakson Sähkö Stadion
Kouvola
Ground Capacity 4,167
Chairman Pekka Kolehmainen
Manager Jukka Karjalainen
League Kakkonen
2014 Veikkausliiga, 8th

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. The club temporarily shut down after having ceased operations in 2015 due to financial difficulties, but returned in 2017 earning a place in the fourth tier.

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.[1]

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. MYPA was denied league licence for the 2015 season due to financial troubles, and after having at first accepted a place in the second tier Ykkönen, finally withdrew from all professional football on February 13, 2015. MYPA made a return on the 2017 season earning a place from Inkeroisten Purha in the fourth tier due to Purha having difficulties gathering a team for the upcoming 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 București, Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers. In 2005 they reached the first round of UEFA Cup but lost the decisive match against Swiss side Grasshoppers 1–4 on aggregate.

Players[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Finland GK Petri Metsälä
2 Finland DF Benjamin Niveri
3 Finland DF Tuukka Saari
4 Finland DF Toni Lehtonen
5 Finland MF Joona Alenius
6 Finland MF Joonas Tiihonen
7 Finland MF Jimi Kyytsönen
8 Finland MF Heikki Pulkkinen
9 Finland MF Samuel Lindeman
10 Finland FW Tomi Räikkönen
11 Finland MF Miro Paajanen
No. Position Player
12 Finland GK Miika Korpela
13 Finland DF Olli Kähkönen
14 Finland FW Ville Rautakorpi
16 Finland FW Jussi-Pekka Rämä
17 Finland DF Joonas Vainio
18 Finland FW Eevert Hellsten
19 Finland FW Arttu Huovila
20 Finland DF Samuel Arponen
21 Finland DF Paavo Kujala
22 Finland MF Niko Roitto
28 Finland DF Veeti Tuomala

UEFA club competition record[edit]

Updated 14 February 2015.

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 4 2 1 1 4 4
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 6 1 1 4 4 9
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 42 12 13 17 52 57
UEFA Intertoto Cup 4 0 2 2 7 9
Total 56 15 17 24 67 79

Honours[edit]

  • Veikkausliiga
    • Winners (1): 2005
    • Runners up (5): 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002
    • Third place (3): 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Ykkönen, I divisioona
    • Winners (2): 1974, 1991
  • Kakkonen, II divisioona
    • Winners (1): 1984
  • Kolmonen
    • Winners (1): 2017
  • Finnish Cup
    • Winners (3): 1992, 1995, 2004

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1947 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) Häme-East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1948 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1949 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1950 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1951 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1952 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1953 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1970 Tier 2 II divisioona (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
1971 Tier 2 II divisioona (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1972 Tier 2 II divisioona (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd moved to a new, First Division
1973 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
1974 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1975 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 12th Relegated
1976 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
1977 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th
1978 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
1979 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
1980 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1981 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th Relegated
1982 Tier 3 II divisioona (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)
1983 Tier 3 II divisioona (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)
1984 Tier 3 II divisioona (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) Promoted
1985 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1986 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th
1987 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1988 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd Promotion play-offs
1989 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1990 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1991 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
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
2014 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th Bankruptcy
2017 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Fourth Division) South-East Finland Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
2018 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historia - MyPa" (in Finnish). MyPa. Archived from the original on 18 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 

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