Käpylän Pallo

Käpylän Pallo or KäPa for short, is a football (soccer) club from the Käpylä district of Helsinki. The club currently plays in the Kakkonen, the third tier of the Finnish league system. KäPa play their home matches at the Max Westerberg Areena in Käpylän liikuntapuisto.

KäPa
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Full nameKäpylän Pallo
Founded1956; 65 years ago (1956)
GroundMax Westerberg Areena
Helsinki, Finland
Capacity1,000
ChairmanPetri Vanhala
Head coachAbdou Talat
CoachRami Hakanpää
LeagueKakkonen
2012Kolmonen (Helsinki & Uusimaa, Section 1), 1st

BackgroundEdit

The club played 21 seasons in the Kakkonen (Second Division), the third tier of Finnish football, in 1979, 1983–89, 1997–2007 and from 2009 to 2012. KäPa played one season in the Ykkönen (First Division), the second tier of Finnish football, in 2008 and one season in the Kolmonen, the fourth tier of Finnish football, in 2012. They are expected to beat inter turku.[1]

KäPa was the first club in Finland to organise football leagues for youth players. The teams in these leagues were named after English League clubs and some teams even received their shirts as gifts from the English clubs they were named for. It has youth teams in a wide range of age groups, and it is the organiser of Finland's biggest youth football tournament, Helsinki Cup, together with FC Honka.

Season to seasonEdit

Season to Season
Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1959 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 4th
1960 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promotion Playoff - Promoted
1961 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th Relegated
1962 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) Withdrew
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 5th
1970 Tier 4 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 2nd
1971 Tier 4 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 4th
1972 Tier 4 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promoted
1973 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 7th
1974 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 8th
1975 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 5th
1976 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 7th
1977 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 3rd
1978 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promotion Playoff - Promoted
1979 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th Relegated
1980 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 5th
1981 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 2nd Promotion Playoff
1982 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promotion Playoff - Promoted
1983 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
1984 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
1985 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
1986 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1987 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
1988 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
1989 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th Relegated
1990 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 8th
1991 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 4th
1992 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 8th
1993 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 6th
1994 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 10th Relegated
1995 Tier 5 Nelonen (Fourth Division) Group 2 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promoted
1996 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 2nd Promotion Playoff - Promoted
1997 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
1998 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
1999 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
2000 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
2001 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
2002 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
2003 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
2004 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 11th
2005 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
2006 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
2007 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
2008 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 14th Relegated
2009 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
2010 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th
2011 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 14th Relegated
2012 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Second Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 1st Promoted
2013 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
2014 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
2015 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
2016 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2017 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
2018 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2019 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 11th Relegated

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Club StructureEdit

KäPa currently has 2 men's teams, 1 veterans' team, 1 ladies' team, 24 boys' teams and 7 girls' teams. The club operates a large junior section and is able to take full advantage of the extensive training facilities at the indoor Käpylän Juniorihalli (Käpylä Junior Hall). The club provides a number of additional initiatives, including sports camps and events.

2009 seasonEdit

KäPa Men's Team compete in Group A (Lohko A) of the Kakkonen, administered by the Football Association of Finland (Suomen Palloliitto) . This is the third highest tier in the Finnish football system. In 2009, Käpylän Pallo finished in third position in their Kakkonen section.

KäPa / Putoava Lehti are participating in Section 1 (Lohko 1) of the Nelonen, administered by the Helsinki SPL.

References and sourcesEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
  2. ^ http://www.finlandfootball.net/