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.
|Full name||Myllykosken Pallo -47|
|Short name||MYPA (formerly MyPa)|
|Ground||Kymenlaakson Sähkö Stadion|
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.
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.
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.
|1993–94||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||Qualifying round||Valur||1–3, 0–1||1–4|
|1994–95||UEFA Cup||Qualifying round||Inter Bratislava||3–0, 0–1||3–1|
|First round||Boavista||1–2, 1–1||2–3|
|1995–96||UEFA Cup||Qualifying round||Motherwell||3–1, 0–2||3–3|
|First round||PSV Eindhoven||1–1, 1–7||2–8|
|1996–97||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||Qualifying round||Qarabağ||1–0, 1–1||2–1|
|First round||Liverpool||0–1, 1–3||1–4|
|1997–98||UEFA Cup||Prel. round||Apollon Limassol||1–1, 0–3||1–4|
|2000||UEFA Intertoto Cup||First round||Neuchâtel Xamax||1–2, 3–3||4–5|
|2001–02||UEFA Cup||Qualifying round||Helsingborgs IF||1–3, 1–2||2–5|
|2002–03||UEFA Cup||First qualifying round||OB Odense||1–0, 0–2||1–2|
|2003–04||UEFA Cup||Qualifying round||Young Boys||3–2, 2–2||5–4|
|First round||Sochaux||0–1, 0–2||0–3|
|2004||UEFA Intertoto Cup||First round||Tescoma Zlín||1–1, 2–3||3–4|
|2005–06||UEFA Cup||First qualifying round||FC TVMK||1–1, 1–0||2–1|
|Second qualifying round||Dundee United||0–0, 2–2||2–2|
|First round||Grasshopper||1–1, 0–3||1–4|
|2006–07||UEFA Champions League||First qualifying round||The New Saints||1–0, 1–0||2–0|
|Second qualifying round||Copenhagen||2–2, 0–2||2–4|
|2007–08||UEFA Cup||First qualifying round||EB/Streymur||1–0, 1–1||2–1|
|Second qualifying round||Blackburn Rovers||0–1, 0–2||0–3|
|2010–11||UEFA Europa League||First qualifying round||Narva Trans||2–0, 5–0||7–0|
|Second qualifying round||UE Sant Julià||3–0, 5–0||8–0|
|Third qualifying round||Politehnica Timișoara||1–2, 3–3||4–5|
|2012–13||UEFA Europa League||First qualifying round||Cefn Druids||0–0, 5–0||5–0|
|Second qualifying round||Rapid București||1–3, 0–2||1–5|
|2014–15||UEFA Europa League||First qualifying round||ÍF Fuglafjørður||1–0, 0–0||1–0|
|Second qualifying round||Dinamo Minsk||0–3, 0–0||0–3|
UEFA club competition recordEdit
Updated 14 February 2015.
|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|
Season to seasonEdit
- As of 28 February 2020
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- (in Finnish) Official website