1930 Mestaruussarja – Finnish League Championship
|Champions||HIFK Helsinki (1st Finnish Championship)|
|Goals scored||151 (2.7 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Holger Salin, HIFK Helsinki
Olof Strömsten, KIF Helsinki (9)
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.
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.
In 1930, there were 8 participants in the Mestaruussarja:
|1||HIFK Helsinki (O) (C)||7||5||2||0||22||7||12|
|2||TPS Turku (O)||7||5||2||0||25||12||12*|
|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.
|Participated in championship replay|
|Relegated to Suomensarja|
Members of the HIFK champions’ team
- Charles Holmberg; Frans Karjagin, Gösta Lesch; Alfons Nylund, Torsten Lindholm, Axel Lindbäck; Gunnar Åström, Jarl Malmgren, Torsten Svanström, Holger Salin, Ragnar Lindbäck.
- Jalkapallon pikkujättiläinen (‘The Little Giant Book of Finnish Football’).
- "Finland - List of League First Level Tables - rsssf.com". Heikki Pietarinen - RSSSF. Retrieved 2012-07-05.