Elo Kuopio


Kuopion Elo (originally Männistön Elo) is a football club from Kuopio, Finland. They currently play in Nelonen, fifth tier of Finnish football. Elo is the oldest existing football club in Kuopio

Kuopion Elo
Full nameKuopion Elo
Founded1919
ChairmanJani Pursiainen
ManagerNiki Berg

HistoryEdit

Kuopion Elo was founded as Männistön Elo by local working class youth in 1919. In past club has also played other sports. From early on their home area have been Männistö and Itkonniemi districts north of Kuopio city center. At the beginning they played only against Kuopion Riento. They played their first match in 1919. In 1929 club possessions where ceased by court as a leftist organization and some members founded a new club called Männistön Urheilijat, some joined Kuopion Kisa-Veikot. In 1946 Männistön Urheilijat continued as Männistön Elo. They have played 3 seasons in Finnish top tier mestaruussarja.[1] In late 1980s club had financial difficulties and they eventually merged with other financially troubled club Koparit to form FC Kuopio. Elo continued football in 2012 season from sixth tier vitonen.[2]

Season to seasonEdit

Season to Season
Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1948 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 14th Relegated
1949 Tier 3 Suomensarjan karsinnat Cup format Finnish FA & TUL(Suomen Pallolitto & Työväen Urheiluliitto) 2nd round Qualifier for Suomensarja, qualified from TUL leagues
1950 Tier 3 Suomensarjan karsinnat East Group Finnish FA & TUL(Suomen Pallolitto & Työväen Urheiluliitto) 2nd Qualification for Suomensarja, qualified from TUL leagues, Promoted
1951 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th Relegated
1952 Tier 3 Suomensarjan karsinnat East Group Finnish FA & TUL(Suomen Pallolitto & Työväen Urheiluliitto) 8th Qualification for Suomensarja, qualified from TUL leagues
1953 Tier 3 Suomensarjan karsinnat East Group Finnish FA & TUL(Suomen Pallolitto & Työväen Urheiluliitto) 3rd Qualification for Suomensarja, qualified from TUL leagues
1954 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) East Group I Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
1955 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) East Group I Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promotion Playoff
1956 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) East Group I Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1957 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) East Group II Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
1958 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 7 Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
1959 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
1960 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th Relegated
1961 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 7 Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
1962 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th Relegated
1963 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 7 Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1964 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 7 Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1965 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 7 Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
1966 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
1967 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1968 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promotion Group 1st – Promoted
1969 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
1970 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 12th Relegated
1970 Tier 2 II Divisioona (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
1971 Tier 2 II Divisioona (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
1972 Tier 2 II Divisioona (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
1973 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1974 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
1975 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
1976 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
1977 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th Relegated
1978 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 7 Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Promoted
1979 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
1980 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promotion Playoff – Promoted
1981 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd Promotion Group 2nd – Promoted
1982 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 12th Relegation Group 7th – Relegated
1983 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th Relegation Group 4th
1984 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Promotion Playoff
1985 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
1986 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
1987 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
1988 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
1989 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
1990 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1991 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) Withdrew
1992–2011 No football team
2012 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Group D Eastern District (SPL Itä-Suomi) 3rd Promotion Group 6th
2013 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Group D Eastern District (SPL Itä-Suomi) 4th Promotion Group 4th
2014 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Group C Eastern District (SPL Itä-Suomi) 2nd Promotion Group 6th
2015 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Group B Eastern District (SPL Itä-Suomi) 1st Promotion Group 1st – Promoted
2016 Tier 5 Nelonen (Fourth Division) Eastern District (SPL Itä-Suomi) 2nd
2017 Tier 5 Nelonen (Fourth Division) Eastern District (SPL Itä-Suomi) 3rd
2018 Tier 5 Nelonen (Fourth Division) Eastern District (SPL Itä-Suomi) 4th
2019 Tier 5 Nelonen (Fourth Division) Eastern District (SPL Itä-Suomi) 2nd
  • 3 seasons in Mestaruussarja
  • 20 seasons in I Divisioona
  • 16 seasons in II Divisioona
  • 1 season in Kolmonen
  • 4 seasons in Nelonen
  • 4 seasons in Vitonen

References and sourcesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KuPS". www.jukkajoutsi.com.
  2. ^ "Seura – Kuopion Elo 1919".