Helsingin Palloseura

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Helsingin Palloseura (HPS) (English: Helsinki Ball Game Club) is a sports club from Helsinki, Finland established in 1917. HPS has been active in several sports including bandy, ice hockey, football, handball and basketball.

Helsingin Palloseura
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Full nameHelsingin Palloseura
Nickname(s)HPS, Vihreät Jääkärit (Green Rangers)
Founded1917
GroundJYA AREENA
Helsinki
Finland
Capacity2000
ChairmanKurt Grönlund
ManagerJanne Viljamaa,
Ramiro Muñoz

Historically, HPS men's team is one of the most successful football teams in Finland, winning nine national championships during the 1920s and 1930s. The team is currently playing in the fourth highest league, however. In bandy, the club was the runner-up for the Finnish championship in 1920.

Famous HPS footballers have included William Kanerva, Aulis Koponen, Max Viinioksa, Kai Pahlman, Jyrki Heliskoski and Pertti Alaja.

FootballEdit

AchievementsEdit

HPS Helsinki's men's team won the Finnish football championship (Mestaruussarja) 9 times and they also played in the European Cup, against Stade de Reims in 1958–59. Their one success in the Men's Finnish Cup (Miesten Suomen Cup) was in 1962.

  • Men's Finnish Champions (Mestaruussarja Winners): 1921, 1922, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1957[1]
  • Men's Finnish Cup (Miesten Suomen Cup): 1962

Brief history of men's teamEdit

 
HPS team that won Finnish championship in 1927.

The first football match played by HPS men's team in September 1918 against HIFK. The club won their first Finnish championship three years later in 1921. It also won the Mestaruussarja championship in 1922, 1926, 1927 and 1929. However, the club's golden age was in the 1930s, when the HPS men won three championships over a four-year period (1932, 1934, 1935).[2] Success at this time was also recognised by the large number of players receiving national recognition by representing the Finnish national side. In the 1940s success was in turn mixed with Finnish football having been disrupted by the war years. In 1940/41 HPS finished bottom of the Mestaruussarja and were relegated but were promoted back to the championship level in 1943/44.

They were relegated again in 1949 and did not compete in the Mestaruussarja again until 1956. They won the championship for the last time in 1957 and were most unfortunate a year later in 1958 when they finished equal on points with KuPS Kuopio to whom they then lost 1–0 in a championship play-off final. They maintained their place in the championship until 1964 when they were relegated and sadly that was the last time that this famous club competed at the highest level.[3]

There then followed a gradual downward spiral with HPS fluctuating between Miesten Ykkönen (Men's First Division), Miesten Kakkonen (Men's Second Division) and Miesten Kolmonen (Men's Third Division). In 1997 HPS returned to the Kakkonen which culminated in them reaching the play-offs at the end of 1998 season when they drew 0–0 and 1–1 against FC HIFK. However they missed out on promotion on away goals. Disaster was soon to follow as in 1999 HPS abandoned their place in the Kakkonen because of economic difficulties and had no option but to reform in 2000 at the lowest level in the Seiska (Seventh Division). However, in the last 10 years the club have seen 5 promotions and 1 relegation and they are now competing again in the Kolmonen.

European campaignsEdit

HPS men have played in Europe on two occasions, the first time being in the European Cup in the 1958–59 season and the second time being in the Cup Winners' Cup in the 1963–64 season.

Season Competition Round Country Club Score Agg.
1958–59 European Cup Second round   Stade Reims 0–4, v 0–3 0–7
1963–64 European Cup Winners' Cup Preliminary round   ŠK Slovan Bratislava 1–4, v 1–8 2–12

Divisional movements since 1930Edit

Top Level (26 seasons): 1930–40/41, 1945–49, 1956–64
Second Level (18 seasons): 1943/44, 1950–55, 1965–70, 1972, 1974–76, 1983
Third Level (12 seasons): 1973, 1977–82, 1984, 1988–89, 1997–98[4]

Season to seasonEdit

Season to Season
Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1930 Tier 1 A-Sarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
1931 Tier 1 A-Sarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1932 Tier 1 A-Sarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Champions
1933 Tier 1 A-Sarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
1934 Tier 1 A-Sarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Champions
1935 Tier 1 A-Sarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Champions
1936 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1937 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
1938 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1939 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1940 Cup Format Cup-kilpailu (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) Round of 16
1940-41 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th Relegated
1942 Cup Format Cup-kilpailu (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) Semifinals Withdraw at semifinals
1943-44 Tier 2 'Suomensarja (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
1945 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
1945-46 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
1946-47 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1947-48 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
1948 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
1949 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 11th Relegated
1950 Tier 2 'Suomensarja (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
1951 Tier 2 'Suomensarja (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1952 Tier 2 'Suomensarja (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1953 Tier 2 'Suomensarja (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1954 Tier 2 'Suomensarja (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
1955 Tier 2 'Suomensarja (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
1956 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
1957 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Champions
1958 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1959 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1960 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
1961 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
1962 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
1963 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
1964 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th Relegated
1965 Tier 2 'Suomensarja (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1966 Tier 2 'Suomensarja (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
1967 Tier 2 'Suomensarja (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
1968 Tier 2 'Suomensarja (First Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
1969 Tier 2 'Suomensarja (First Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
1970 Tier 2 II Divisioona (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 13th Relegated
1971 Tier 3 III Divisioona (Second Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1972 Tier 2 II Divisioona (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1973 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1974 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1975 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
1976 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 11th Relegated
1977 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1978 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1979 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd Promotion Playoff
1980 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1981 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd Promotion Playoff
1982 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promotion Playoff - Promoted
1983 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 12th Relegation Group 7th - Relegated
1984 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 10th Relegated
1985 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 7th
1986 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 3rd
1987 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 1st Promoted
1988 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th
1989 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 12th Relegated
1990 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 11th Relegated
1991 Tier 5 Nelonen (Fourth Division) Group 1 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 2nd Promotion Playoff - Promoted
1992 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 9th
1993 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 11th Relegated
1994 Tier 5 Nelonen (Fourth Division) Group 2 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promoted
1995 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 7th
1996 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 1st Promoted
1997 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th
1998 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd Play-offs
1999 Withdrew from Kakkonen
2000 Tier 8 Seiska (Seventh Division) Section 1 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 9th
2001 Tier 8 Seiska (Seventh Division) Section 4 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 14th
2002 Tier 8 Seiska (Seventh Division) Section 5 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 2nd Promoted
2003 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Section 2 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promoted
2004 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Helsinki Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 3rd Promoted
2005 Tier 5 Nelonen (Fourth Division) Section 2 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 11th Relegated
2006 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Section 1 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promoted
2007 Tier 5 Nelonen (Fourth Division) Section 1 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 3rd
2008 Tier 5 Nelonen (Fourth Division) Section 2 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promoted
2009 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 9th
2010 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 6th
2011 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 6th
2012 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 7th
2013 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 6th
2014 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 12th
2015 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 5th
2016 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 5th
2017 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 5th
2018 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 8th
2019 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 3rd

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Junior FootballEdit

The club has a thriving youth section running a large number of teams with around 700 players. Junior coaching is seen as the key to creating a sound foundation for the development of the club in the future. HPS's mission is to be a local club serving the Pakila-Paloheinä-Torpparimäki and Oulunkylä-Maunula areas by offering soccer as a hobby for children and youngsters. Educational values, teamwork and consideration of others are key aspects that are delivered.

Current season WomenEdit

For the season 2018 the representative team of HPS, HPS women's I, competes in the Naisten Ykkönen, in the second highest national level.

Current women's SquadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 {{{pos}}}   FIN Ida-Sofia Helppikangas
3 {{{pos}}}   FIN Ella Haaksluoto
4 {{{pos}}}   FIN Hanna Posa
6 {{{pos}}}   FIN Ella Andberg
7 {{{pos}}}   FIN Emilia Pessi
9 {{{pos}}}   FIN Julianna Jatkola
10 {{{pos}}}   FIN Alina Kosunen
12 {{{pos}}}   FIN Piipa Kämppi
13 {{{pos}}}   FIN Jessica Kiviaho
14 {{{pos}}}   FIN Aino-Marja Lehtinen
17 {{{pos}}}   FIN Ada Torala
19 {{{pos}}}   FIN Tessa Auvinen
20 {{{pos}}}   FIN Nina Eid
21 {{{pos}}}   FIN Minna Pelkonen
22 {{{pos}}}   FIN Oona Antola
23 {{{pos}}}   FIN Anna Eld
24 {{{pos}}}   FIN Emilia Ukkonen
51 {{{pos}}}   FIN Julia Säppi
52 {{{pos}}}   FIN Maiju Hirvonen
70 {{{pos}}}   FIN Taru Kalliovaara
91 {{{pos}}}   FIN Dali Meller
92 {{{pos}}}   FIN Hanna Onufriew

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Current season menEdit

For the 2014 season HPS men compete in Section 1 (Lohko 1) of the Kolmonen administered by the Helsinki SPL and Uusimaa SPL. This is the fourth highest tier in the Finnish football system.

HPS/2 men are participating in Section 1 (Lohko 1) of the Nelonen administered by the Helsinki SPL.

HPS/Jägers are participating in Section 3 (Lohko 3) of the Kutonen administered by the Helsinki SPL.

Current men's SquadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
4   FIN Juho Silvola
6   FIN Janne Sihvonen
10   FIN Antti Hakala
11   FIN Janne Löfberg
12   FIN Jere Paavilainen
14   FIN Emil Asp
16   FIN Tatu Virtanen
17   FIN Tomas O'Shaugnessy
18   FIN Sami Hellström
19   FIN Pasi Paakki
22   FIN Janne Herranen
23   FIN Henrik Peltoniemi
25   FIN Sami Salmi
28   FIN Juho Iso-Kuusela
29   FIN Tim Basili
31   FIN Timo Aalto
No. Pos. Nation Player
36   FIN Valtteri Frantsi
37   FIN Joni Knuutinen
42   FIN Aleksi Honkonen

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Ice hockeyEdit

HPS played in SM-sarja for five seasons (1928, 1929, 1932, 1933 and 1934)

References and sourcesEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Finland – List of league First Level Tables". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Finland – List of league First Level Tables". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Finland – List of league First Level Tables". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  5. ^ http://www.finlandfootball.net/
  6. ^ "Helsingin Palloseura Naiset". Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Helsingin Palloseura Miehet". Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2014.