Malmin Palloseura

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Malmin Palloseura
Malmin Palloseura.png
Full name Malmin Palloseura
Nickname(s) mapsi or ämpsi
Founded 1948
Ground Tapanila, Helsinki, Finland
Chairman Finland Jyrki Saulo
Manager Finland Sami Koskinen
League Kolmonen

Malmin Palloseura (abbreviated as MPS) is a Helsinki-based football club that was formed in 1948. The club's first team has been playing mostly in the Second and Third Divisions. Currently the team plays in the Kakkonen which is the third tier of the Finnish football system. MPS plays its home games at Siltamäki, Tapuli, Tapanila and Pukinmäki sports parks.

Background[edit]

MPS (often known as "mapsi" or "ämpsi") is widely appreciated for their good work in developing junior football. Currently, the best known youngsters that have come through the club's ranks are Vesa Vasara (FC Honka), John Kangas (FC Honka), Roope Heilala (FC Honka) and Mika Kottila (MPS).

MPS are one of Helsinki's biggest football clubs and the junior section has enjoyed great prestige. Each year new teams are formed and the membership is constantly growing. A key priority for MPS is the development of youth and junior football education . Youngsters are then able to progress to the adult male and female teams.

An interesting development has been the progress of Atletico Malmi who since 2007 have achieved 3 consecutive promotions moving from the Kutonen (Sixth Division) to the Kolmonen (Third Division) to now play at the same level as the club's first team.

MPS is affiliated to the Helsinki District Association of the Football Association of Finland. In 2003 it was the District Association's Club of the Year and in 1998 won the Fair Play Award.

Season to season[edit]

First team[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1998 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1999 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 11th Relegated
2000 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promoted
2001 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 11th Relegated
2002 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 8th
2003 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 5th
2004 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 3rd
2005 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 1st Play-Off Group A – Promoted
2006 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 10th
2007 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 13th Relegated
2008 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 3rd
2009 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 2nd
2010 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promoted
2011 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 13th Relegated
2012 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 3rd
2013 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) '5th
2014 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 3rd

Atletico Malmi[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
2003 Tier 8 Seiska (Seventh Division) Section 2 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 11th
2004 Tier 8 Seiska (Seventh Division) Section 2 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 2nd Promoted
2005 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Section 4 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 9th
2006 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Section 1 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 10th
2007 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Section 2 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promoted
2008 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Section 3 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 2nd Promoted
2009 Tier 5 Nelonen (Fourth Division) Section 2 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 2nd Promoted
2010 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 11th Relegated

Club Structure[edit]

MPS currently has 6 men's team, 2 ladies teams, 3 veteran's teams, 13 boys teams and 7 girls team.

2010 season[edit]

For the current season MPS are running 6 Men's teams;

MPS's First Team are competing in Section 2 (Lohko 2) of the Kolmonen administered by the Helsinki SPL.

MPS /Atletico Malmi are competing in Section 1 (Lohko 1) of the Kolmonen administered by the Uusimaa SPL.

MPS/2 and MPS/Old Stars are participating in the Nelonen, MPS 4 in the Kutonen and MPS / Atletico Akatemia in the Seiska – all administered by the Helsinki SPL.

Squad for the 2016 Season[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 OlToni Korkiakoski
2 Finland DF Olavi Koli
3 Scotland DF Mark Soutar
4 Finland DF Sami Kyyrä
5 Finland DF Peetu Lepistö
6 Finland MF Tomi Häihänen
7 Finland FW Robin Julin
8 Finland MF Aleksis Ulander
9 Finland MF Niko Haiko
10 Finland FW Niko Leppikorpi
11 Finland MF Mikko Vesterinen
12 Finland GK Kristian Viitanen
15 Finland MF Johannes Axerud
No. Position Player
16 Finland FW Joni Wallenius
17 Finland MF Jasse Kivinen
18 Finland MF Tomi Kurvinen
19 Somalia DF Mohamed Jama
20 Finland FW Max Mäkelä
21 Finland DF Patrick O'Shaugnessy
22 Finland MF Gullit Zolameso
23 Finland MF Tony Haapanen
24 Finland MF Daniel Hiilosvuo
33 Finland MF Kaapo Sinervo
TBA Finland DF Mikko Halme
TBA Finland DF Riku Pyhälä

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