Euran Pallo

Euran Pallo (abbreviated EuPa) is a football club from Eura, Finland. The club was formed in 1954 and their home ground is at the Euran Wembley. The men's first team currently plays in the Kolmonen (Third Division).

Euran Pallo
Euran Pallo logo.png
Full nameEuran Pallo
Nickname(s)EuPa
Founded1954; 67 years ago (1954)
GroundEuran Wembley,
Eura,
Finland
ChairmanJaana Kuusilehto
CoachMikko Kärki
Finland Sam Fagerlund
LeagueKolmonen

BackgroundEdit

Euran Pallo was established in 1954 by taking over the football section of the existing Euran Raiku sports club.

 
EuPa vs Ilves-Kissat, 2012.

EuPa spent many seasons in the lower divisions of the Finnish football league in their early history. However the club's fortunes changed dramatically at the end of the 1990 season when EuPa gained promotion to the Kakkonen (Second Division) for the first time. There followed the best period in the club's history with 10 consecutive seasons in the third tier of Finnish football, the Kakkonen (Second Division) from 1991 to 2000.[1] The club then dropped back into the Kolmonen (Third Division) in 2001 where they have stayed for the last decade with the exception of a short-lived season in the Kakkonen in 2004. It is not proving easy for EuPa to regain their previous status as they have finished in second place in 4 of the last 5 seasons.

EuPa play their home matches at the "Euran Wembley" adjacent to the artificial turf pitch at the OP-Areena. The home attendance record for a EuPa match is 1,452 spectators who attended a Round 7 Finnish Cup match against RoPS in 1990.[2]

The most famous players to have turned out in EuPa's colours are Ari Valvee, the former Finnish international and Micah Hyde.

 
Previous logo

Season to seasonEdit

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1994 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
1995 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1996 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1997 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1998 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1999 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
2000 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 12th Relegated
2001 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Satakunta District (SPL Satakunta) 6th
2002 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Satakunta District (SPL Satakunta) 1st Play-offs
2003 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Satakunta District (SPL Satakunta) 1st Promoted
2004 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 11th Relegated
2005 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Satakunta District (SPL Satakunta) 2nd
2006 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Satakunta District (SPL Satakunta) 2nd
2007 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Satakunta District (SPL Satakunta) 2nd
2008 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Satakunta District (SPL Satakunta) 3rd
2009 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Satakunta District (SPL Satakunta) 2nd
2010 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Satakunta District (SPL Satakunta) 3rd
2011 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Satakunta District/Tampere District (SPL Satakunta/SPL Tampere) 4th
2012 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Satakunta District/Tampere District (SPL Satakunta/SPL Tampere) 8th

Club StructureEdit

Euran Pallo run a large number of teams including 2 men's team, 1 ladies team, 2 men's veterans team, 5 boys teams and 4 girls teams. A popular event run by the club each summer is the Nordea Liiga, a league competition for young boys and girls.

2010 seasonEdit

EuPa Men's Team are competing in the Kolmonen (Third Division) section administered by the Satakunta SPL and Tampere SPL. This is the fourth highest tier in the Finnish football system. In 2010 EuPa finished in 3rd place in the Kolmonen.

EuPa /2 are participating in the Nelonen (Fourth Division) section administered by the Satakunta SPL.

References and sourcesEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 04.07.2010. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Jalkapallokirja 1991. Suomen Palloliitto. 1991. ISSN 0787-7188.