FinnPa

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Finnairin Palloilijat, or FinnPa as the club is more commonly known as, was a Finnish association football club established in 1965. The club was based in Helsinki and it operated from 1965 to 1998. FinnPa was founded by staff of the Finnish national airline Aero as "Aeron Pallo". When the company changed its name to Finnair, the club was also renamed Finnairin Palloilijat (Ball players of Finnair).

FinnPa

In 1976 the club's men's team was promoted to the Second Division, the third highest level of football in Finland. It remained at the three highest levels for the rest of the club's existence with the absolute peak being the club's promotion to the Premier Division in 1993. In 1997 the club finished at third place in the league table.

1998 became the club's last season of existence when FinnPa was relegated to the First Division after losing to Tampereen Pallo-Veikot in the relegation play offs. Finnair wasn't willing to support the club financially anymore, so it folded.

FinnPa played a total of six seasons at the highest level of football in Finland.

Season to seasonEdit

Season to season
Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1966 Tier 5 Piirinsarja (District League) Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) Aeron Pallo Promoted
1967 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 2 Helsinki Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Aeron Pallo Promoted
1968 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1969 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1970 Tier 3 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
1971 Tier 3 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 11th Relegated
1972 Tier 4 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1973 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1974 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1975 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1976 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1977 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th Relegated
1978 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1979 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
1980 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promotion Playoffs - Promoted
1981 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 11th Relegation Group 4th
1982 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th Promotion Group 8th
1983 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th Relegation Group 3rd
1984 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
1985 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
1986 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
1987 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
1988 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 11th Relegated
1989 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1990 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1991 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Promotion Playoff
1992 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Promotion Playoff - Promoted
1993 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th Championship Group 5th
1994 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th
1995 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
1996 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th Championship Group 4th
1997 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
1998 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th Relegation Playoff - Relegated,

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