Kullervo Helsinki

Helsingin Kullervo (abbreviated Kullervo) is a football club from Helsinki, Finland. The club was formed in 1919. It used to participate in number of sports including Bandy, Ice Hockey, Pesäpallo and Athletics but now concentrates only in Football. The club is a member of the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation,[2] abbreviated as TUL. In its early days, Club was a powerhouse in TUL Sports, they won several TUL championships in Football, Pesäpallo, Bandy and Athletics.

Helsingin Kullervo
Full nameHelsingin Kullervo
Nickname(s)Kultsi[1]
Founded1919
GroundBrahen Kenttä,
Helsinki,
Finland
LeagueKutonen

History in footballEdit

Kullervo was founded on February 7, 1919, after members who participated in Finnish Civil War as a red guards were expelled from Hermannin Kiista. Football was added to clubs program in 1919, football at that time had been largely middle and upper class sport, working class kids played often on the street but their teams were short lived and most players found it hard to enter clubs run by higher social classes, although KIF had several working class players. In April 1919, Kullervo kept their first football practice in Haapaniemen kenttä. In 1919, they participated in SPL Helsinki District competitions. They were only TUL club that had a football team and needed games to play. A member of Kullervo had been friends with members of SPL Helsinki district, and they were accepted to participate by special permit. Their first match was supposed to be against third team of HIFK, but their opponents were too scared to play and did not show up, apparently fearing retaliation from Finnish Civil War, Kullervo was declared winners by walkover, They finally got to play against third team of KIF, they also faced second team of HJK and Jewish club Stjärnan. In summer of 1919, they were forbidden to continue playing in SPL competitions by TUL. As a result, TUL Clubs from Helsinki District were obligated to form football teams, and soon Ponnistus, Jyry and Visa also had a number of teams. They quickly became a leading football club winning 6 first national TUL Cup. Finnish sports at the time were divided between Finnish Workers' Sports Federation and Finnish National Sports Association, they did not compete against each other and TUL members weren't allowed to represent Finland in national teams. In 1942 and 1945, they participated in Finnish Championship that was played in cup format. In 1943-44 season, they participated in first tier qualifiers but did not qualify and participated second tier instead. In 1948, TUL and Finnish FA leagues were merged and Kullervo qualified to Mestaruussarja.[3]

Season to SeasonEdit

Season to Season
Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1943-44 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
1945-48 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) TUL (Työväen Urheiluliitto)
1948 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 13th Relegated
1949 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1950 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th Relegated
1951 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1952 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
1953 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1954 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th
1955 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) South Group I Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1956 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) South Group I Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1957 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) South Group I Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
1958 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1959 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promotion Playoff -
1960 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1961 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1962 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1963 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1964 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1965 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1966 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th Relegated
1967 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1968 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1969 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 2 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1970 Tier 4 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1971 Tier 4 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1972 Tier 4 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd Promotion Playoff
1973 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 3 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1974 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 3 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1975 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 4 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1976 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1977 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1978 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 3 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1979 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 4 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd Promotion playoff
1980 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 3 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1981 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 2 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
1982 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1983 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 3 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1984 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1985 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 3 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1986 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 1 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 10th
1987 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 1 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 2nd
1988-89 Unknown
1990 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 2 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 4th
1991 Tier 5 IV Divisioona (Fourth Division) Group 1 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 11th Relegated
1992-97 Unknown
1998 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Group 4 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki)
1999-2003 Unknown
2004 Tier 8 Seiska (Seventh Division) Group 4 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 6th
2005 Tier 8 Seiska (Seventh Division) Group 1 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 5th
2006 Tier 8 Seiska (Seventh Division) Group 1 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 4th Promoted
2007 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Group 2 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 9th
2008 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Group 3 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 7th
2009 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Group 3 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 11th
2010 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Group 3 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 7th
2011 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Group 3 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 13th
2012 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Group 1 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 14th
2013 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Group 4 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 12th
2014 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Group 2 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 16th
2015 Tier 8 Seiska (Seventh Division) Group 1 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 8th
2016 Tier 8 Seiska (Seventh Division) Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 9th
2017 Tier 8 Seiska (Seventh Division) Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 4th
2018 Tier 8 Seiska (Seventh Division) Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 17th
2019 Tier 8 Seiska (Seventh Division) Group 1 Helsinki District (SPL Helsinki) 7th

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Helsingin Kullervolla 90 toiminnan vuotta". Kansan Uutiset. December 2, 2009.
  2. ^ "Seurahaku – Suomen Työväen Urheiluliitto" (in Finnish). Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  3. ^ "Data" (PDF). www.helsinginkullervo.fi. Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  4. ^ "Index of SPL Finnish League Suomen Cup Seasons". Football Archive.

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