Mikkelin Palloilijat

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Mikkelin Palloilijat
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Full name Mikkelin Palloilijat
Nickname(s) Siniset (The Blues)
Founded 1929
Ground Mikkelin Urheilupuisto, Mikkeli, Finland
Ground Capacity 7,000
Chairman FinlandJarmo Vuorinen
Manager FinlandIlkka Mäkelä
League Ykkönen

Mikkelin Palloilijat (or MP) is a Finnish football club, based in Mikkeli. The club was formed in 1929 and has also had teams in volleyball, ice hockey and bandy. It played in the Finnish First Division (Ykkönen) from 2004 to 2006 but was relegated to Kakkonen at the end of the season. The club gained promotion to Ykkönen by winning the Group A of Kakkonen 2009 but was immediately relegated back to Kakkonen in 2010. The club's manager is Ilkka Mäkelä, and it plays its home matches at Mikkelin Urheilupuisto. In 2015 they got promoted to the Ykkönen again.

Ice hockey departments of MP and local rivals MiPK merged in 1970, creating new club Jukurit. Jukurit has then been quite successful in Finnish amateur levels of ice hockey. However the only medal on Finnish championship level is still won by MP, a bronze in A-juniors year 1961.

Bandy department of MP was disbanded in 1977. After that colours of Mikkeli on bandy fields have been represented by Mikkelin Kampparit. Kampparit was formed in 1972.

MP was a pioneer of women's football in Finland, forming one of the first ladies team. The spot in Naisten Liiga was moved from MP to Porrassalmen Urheilijat-62 in 1992.

Season to Season[edit]

Season to Season
Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1930 Tier 3 Piirisarja (Second Division) Savo (SPL Savo) ?
1931 Tier 3 Piirisarja (Second Division) Savo (SPL Savo) 2nd
1932 Tier 3 Piirisarja (Second Division) Savo (SPL Savo) 4th
1933 Tier 3 Piirisarja (Second Division) Savo (SPL Savo) 2nd
1934 Tier 3 Piirisarja (Second Division) Savo (SPL Savo) 3rd
1935 Tier 3 Piirisarja (Second Division) Savo (SPL Savo) 5th
1936 Tier 4 Piirisarja (Third Division) ? Savo (SPL Savo) ?
1937 Tier 4 Piirisarja (Third Division) ? Savo (SPL Savo) ?
1938 Tier 4 Piirisarja (Third Division) ? Savo (SPL Savo) ? Play-offs
1939 Tier 2 Itä-Länsi Sarja (First Division) East series north group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1940–41 Did not participate
1943–44 Did not participate
1945–46 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) Kymenlaakso North Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1946–47 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) Kymenlaakso North Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1947–48 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) Kymenlaakso North Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Play-offs
1948 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1949 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th Relegated
1950 Tier 4 Piirisarja (Third Division) ? Savo (SPL Savo) ? Play-offs, promoted
1951 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1952 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1953 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th Relegated
1954 Tier 4 Piirisarja (Third Division) ? Saimaa (SPL Saimaa) ?
1955 Tier 4 Piirisarja (Third Division) ? Saimaa (SPL Saimaa) ? Play-offs, promoted
1956 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East group II Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1957 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East group I Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1958 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) Group 6 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1959 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) Group 4 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1960 Tier 2 Suomensarja (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1961 Tier 2 Suomensarja (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1962 Tier 2 Suomensarja (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1963 Tier 2 Suomensarja (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1964 Tier 2 Suomensarja (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1965 Tier 2 Suomensarja (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1966 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 4th
1967 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 10th
1968 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 8th
1969 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 5th
1970 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 2nd
1971 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 5th
1972 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 2nd
1973 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 7th
1974 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 10th
1975 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 9th
1976 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 6th
1977 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 11th Relegated
1978 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1979 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promotion Group 6th
1980 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promotion Group 3rd, promoted
1981 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 11th Relegation Group 6th, relegated
1982 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd Promotion Group 5th
1983 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promotion Group 2nd, promoted
1984 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 12th Relegated
1985 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1986 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 7th
1987 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 7th
1988 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 9th Relegation Group 3rd
1989 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 9th Relegation Group 4th
1990 Tier 1 Futisliiga Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 3rd Play-offs
1991 Tier 1 Futisliiga Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 2nd
1992 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 10th
1993 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 9th Relegation Group 1st
1994 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 11th
1995 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 11th Relegation play-off
1996 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 12th Relegated
1997 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th Promotion Group 7th
1998 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th Relegation Group 1st
1999 did not participate
2000 did not participate
2001 did not participate
2002 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
2003 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd Play-offs, promoted
2004 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
2005 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th
2006 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 13th Relegated
2007 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
2008 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
2009 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
2010 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 14th Relegated
2011 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
2012 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
2013 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
2014 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd Promoted
2015 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)

Current Squad 2017[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 Joose Koskiranta
2 Finland DF Sami Ekmark
3 Brazil DF Ozeias Graciano
4 Finland DF Iiro Äijö
5 Finland DF Jere Hasanen
6 Finland MF Mikko Hiltunen
7 Finland DF Vili Nyström
8 Finland MF Antti-Pekka Kesonen
9 Finland MF Juuso Liukkonen
10 Ukraine FW Vadym Petrov
11 Finland DF Tomi Janhunen
No. Position Player
13 Finland DF Jiri Haikonen
14 Finland FW Joonas Kimari
15 Finland MF Markus Brusila
16 Finland MF Sami Kariniitty
17 Finland MF Matias Kyttä
18 Finland FW Iikka Häkkinen
19 Finland DF Olli Numminen
23 Finland MF Joona Mäenpää
24 Finland GK Samuli Posti
24 Finland GK Lassi Rahikainen
30 Finland GK Jonne Uronen

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