Myllykosken Pallo −47

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Myllykosken Pallo -47 (or MYPA, formerly MyPa) is a Finnish football club, based in the industrial village of Myllykoski, part of the city of Kouvola. The club temporarily shut down after having ceased operations in 2015 due to financial difficulties, but returned in 2017 earning a place in the fourth tier and won back-to-back promotions to reach the second division in 2019.

MyPa
Logo of MYPA
Full nameMyllykosken Pallo -47
Short nameMYPA (formerly MyPa)
Founded1947; 73 years ago (1947)
GroundKymenlaakson Sähkö Stadion
Kouvola
Capacity4,167
ChairmanPekka Kolehmainen
ManagerIlkka Mäkelä
LeagueYkkönen
20199th

HistoryEdit

MyPa was founded in December 1947 in the village of Myllykoski in the then municipality of Sippola, which in 1975 became part of the town of Anjalankoski and since 2009 is part of Kouvola. Before that there had been some small-scale football culture in Myllykoski, so forming a football club was a natural step. The final move came from the local paper industry, which built a football pitch with spectator stands. MyPa was promoted to the highest tier in 1975, but the season ended in relegation.[1]

VeikkausliigaEdit

MyPa have played continuously in the Veikkausliiga since 1992. From 1993 to 1996 they were second four times in a row under the control of Harri Kampman. They won a first Finnish Cup in 1992, and a second in 1995. In 1997 Timo Liekoski was named as the manager of the club, but his employment lasted only one season. He was replaced by Juha Malinen. From 1999 to 2001 under the control of Malinen MyPa were third three times in a row, and finished second in 2002. After the 2003 season Malinen was replaced by Ilkka Mäkelä. Though dropping to 8th in the league, in 2004 MyPa won a third Finnish Cup, and the next season won their first Finnish championship. Mäkelä resigned during the 2007 season and the former assistant coach Janne Hyppönen became the new manager. Hyppönen was sacked in September 2008 and assistant Janne Lindberg took over in a caretaker capacity for the rest of the season. MYPA was denied league licence for the 2015 season due to financial troubles, and after having at first accepted a place in the second tier Ykkönen, finally withdrew from all professional football on February 13, 2015. MYPA made a return on the 2017 season earning a place from Inkeroisten Purha in the fourth tier due to Purha having difficulties gathering a team for the upcoming season.

International achievementsEdit

MyPa has participated in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Cup and Intertoto Cup. It has faced many big clubs like Boavista, PSV Eindhoven, Rapid București, Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers, as well as smaller clubs such as Dundee United. In 2005 they reached the first round of UEFA Cup but lost the decisive match against Swiss side Grasshoppers 1–4 on aggregate.

UEFA club competition recordEdit

Updated 14 February 2015.

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 4 2 1 1 4 4
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 6 1 1 4 4 9
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 42 12 13 17 52 57
UEFA Intertoto Cup 4 0 2 2 7 9
Total 56 15 17 24 67 79

HonoursEdit

Season to seasonEdit

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1929-1947 Myllykosken Kilpa-Veikot (MyKV)
1947 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) Häme-East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1948 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1949 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1950 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1951 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1952 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1953 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1954 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Second Division) East Group IV Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th Relegated
1955 Tier 4 Piirinsarja (District League) Kotka (SPL Kymenlaakso)
1956 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 16 Kotka (SPL Kymenlaakso) 2nd
1957 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 10 Kymenlaakso & Lahti Kotka (SPL Kymenlaakso) 1st Promoted
1958 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 2 South-East Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th Relegated
1959 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 10 Kymenlaakso Kotka (SPL Kymenlaakso) 2nd
1960 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 10 Kotka (SPL Kymenlaakso) 1st Promoted
1961 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 4 South-East Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1962 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 4 South-East Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1963 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 5 South-East Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1964 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 5 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1965 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 5 South-East Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1966 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 6 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1967 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 6 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1968 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 5 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1969 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 5 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1970 Tier 2 II divisioona (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
1971 Tier 2 II divisioona (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1972 Tier 2 II divisioona (First Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd moved to a new, First Division
1973 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
1974 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1975 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 12th Relegated
1976 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
1977 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th
1978 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
1979 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
1980 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1981 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th Relegated
1982 Tier 3 II divisioona (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)
1983 Tier 3 II divisioona (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)
1984 Tier 3 II divisioona (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) Promoted
1985 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1986 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th
1987 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1988 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd Promotion play-offs
1989 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1990 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1991 Tier 2 I divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1992 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
1993 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Upper Group – 2nd
1994 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1995 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1996 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th Upper Group – 2nd
1997 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th Third Round – 5th
1998 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th Third Round – 7th
1999 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th Upper Group – 3rd
2000 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
2001 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
2002 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Upper Group – 2nd
2003 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
2004 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2005 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Champions
2006 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
2007 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
2008 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
2009 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2010 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2011 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2012 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
2013 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
2014 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th Bankruptcy
2015 Closed
2016
2017 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) South-East Finland Group Southeast Finland (SPL Kaakkois-Suomi) 1st Promoted
2018 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
2019 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2020 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)

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PlayersEdit

As of 28 February 2020[3]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Tomas Turunen
2   DF Benjamin Niveri
5   DF Kasperi Kinnunen
6   MF Samuel Lindeman
7   DF Rico Ryöpäs
8   FW Arjan Goljahanpoor
9   FW Edmundo Robinson
11   MF Anttoni Huttunen
12   GK Eetu Peltola
13   DF Olli Kähkönen
15   MF Niklas Rautomäki
No. Position Player
16   FW Jussi-Pekka Rämä
17   MF Jari Hassel
20   FW Nathael Ishii
21   DF Stephen Obeng
23   DF Nuutti Laaksonen
24   DF Valtteri Kangasniemi
25   DF Ahmed Said Ahmed
27   FW Tommi Roponen
31   MF Joakim Lindberg
62   DF Juuso Laitinen

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historia - MyPa" (in Finnish). MyPa. Archived from the original on 18 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.finlandfootball.net/
  3. ^ "Joukkue" (in Finnish). Myllykosken Pallo. Retrieved 28 February 2020.

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