Mikkelin Pallo-Kissat (or MiPK) is a Finnish football club, based in Mikkeli.

Mikkelin Pallo-Kissat
Full nameMikkelin Pallo-Kissat
Nickname(s)Kissat (The Cats)
Founded1929
GroundMikkelin Urheilupuisto, Mikkeli, Finland
Capacity7,000
ChairmanJyri Paasonen
ManagerOsseias Graciano

Background edit

MiPK was founded in 1946, after footballers from local sports club Vauhti, wanted their own club specialized in ball games. MiPK is a member of Finnish Workers' Sports Federation.[1] In early 1980s club was driven into financial difficulties and their final season was in 1983, new club called Mikkelin Kissat was formed to continue clubs operations. MiPK was able to avoid bankruptcy and in 1997 they re-joined Finnish FA. Since 2016 Mikkelin Kissat has used Mikkelin Pallo-Kissat as their men's name as a homage to original MiPK. In 2020 Mikkelin Kissat continued as a Mikkelin Pallo-Kissat.[2] MiPK shares a local rivalry with MP, in the past MiPK was considered as a working class club while MP was more middle class.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1959 colours

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Season to season edit

Season to Season
Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1954 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Central Group I Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promotion Group East 5th
1955 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) East Group II Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1956 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) East Group II Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1957 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) East Group I Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1958 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 6 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1959 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1960 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
1961 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1962 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 4th
1963 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 7th
1964 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 11th Relegated
1965 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1966 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1967 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1968 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
1969 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1970 Tier 2 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1971 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 13th Relegated
1972 Tier 2 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd Qualified to new I Divisioona
1973 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1974 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 4th
1975 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 4th
1976 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 5th
1977 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 9th
1978 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 6th
1979 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 12th Relegation Group 7th - Relegated
1980 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd Promotion Group 4th - Promoted
1981 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto 12th Relegation Group 8th - Relegated
1982 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 10th Relegation Group 7th - Relegated
1983 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 10th Relegated - Operations ceased.

References edit

  1. ^ "Mikkelifutis".
  2. ^ "Historia".
  3. ^ "Mikkelifutis".

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