Tampereen Palloilijat or TaPa is a Finnish football club, based in Tampere. In the past club also played ice hockey, they participated to first ever finnish championship in 1928. In 1931 they won finnish ice hockey championship.

Tampereen Palloilijat
Full nameTampereen Palloilijat
Nickname(s)TaPa
Founded1921
LeagueNelonen

FootballEdit

TaPa was founded in 1921. They have played five seasons in the Finnish top tier. Tampereen Palloilijat were founding member of Finnish FA Häme district. In 1924 club members build the first grass pitch of inner Finland to Kaleva district in Tampere, in opening match they won HIFK 3-2.[1] In 1969 it merged with Tampellan Pallo and changed club name to Tampellan Palloilijat, Tampellan Pallo was founded only year before as a merger of Tampellan Terä and Tampereen Kalevan Pallo-Pojat. In 1974 they combined with Ilves Tampere together with Ilves-Kissat and Ilves continued as a leading club of Tampere. Ilves was founded in 1931 but played most of its history in the district level.[2] Tampereen Palloilijat continued later on from lower levels.

Season to seasonEdit

Season to Season
Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1930 Tier 2 B-Sarja (Second Division) Cup format Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) Semi-finals
1931-34 Häme District competitions
1935 Tier 2 B-Sarja (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
1936 Tier 2 Itä-Länsi-sarja (Second Division) West League Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1937 Tier 2 Itä-Länsi-sarja (Second Division) West League Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1938 Tier 2 Itä-Länsi-sarja (Second Division) West League, North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
1939 Tier 2 Itä-Länsi-sarja (Second Division) West League, Group 3 Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promotion Group West 4th
1940-41 Tier 2 B-Sarja (Second Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
1945-46 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Satakunta Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promotion Playoff
1946-47 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Tampere Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1947-48 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Satakunta Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1948 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) West Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promotion Playoff
1949 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) West Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th Relegated
1950 Tier 4 Piirisarja (District League) West Tampere District (SPL Tampere) Promotion Playoff
1951 Tier 4 Piirisarja (District League) West Tampere District (SPL Tampere) Promotion Playoff
1952 Tier 4 Piirisarja (District League) Tampere District (SPL Tampere) Promotion Playoff
1953-54 Piirisarja (District League) Tampere District (SPL Tampere)
1955 Tier 4 Piirisarja (District League) Tampere District (SPL Tampere) Promotion Playoff - Promoted
1956 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) West Group I Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1957 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) West Group II Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1958 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 5 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1959 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 6 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1960 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
1961 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
1962 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
1963 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 11th Relegated
1964 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
1965 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 12th Relegated
1966 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
1967 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
1968 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1969 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th Tampellan Palloilijat
1970 Tier 2 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th Tampellan Palloilijat
1971 Tier 2 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promotion Group 2nd - Promoted,Tampellan Palloilijat
1972 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th Tampellan Palloilijat
1973 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 12th Relegated Tampellan Palloilijat
1974 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th Relegated, merged with Ilves-Kissat to join Ilves
1975-97 No team
1998 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 6th
1999 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Tampere District (SPL Tampere)
2000 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) South Tampere District (SPL Tampere)
2001 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) North Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 2nd
2002 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) South Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 2nd
2003 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) North Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 2nd Promoted
2004 Tier 5 Nelonen (Fourth Division) North Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 9th
2005 Tier 5 Nelonen (Fourth Division) North Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 11th
2006 Tier 5 Nelonen (Fourth Division) North Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 9th Relegated
2007 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Group 1 Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 11th Relegation Playoff
2008 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Group 3 Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 6th
2009 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Group 2 Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 5th
2010 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Group 2 Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 7th
2011 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Group 1 Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 9th
2012 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Group 2 Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 4th
2013 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Group 1 Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 11th Relegated
2014 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Group 3 Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 2nd Promotion Playoff - Promoted
2015 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Group 1 Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 2nd
2016 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Group 2 Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 3rd
2017 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 3rd
2018 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 6th
2019 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Tampere District (SPL Tampere) 2nd Promoted

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Ice HockeyEdit

TaPa played in the first SM-sarja season. TaPa played a total of 4 seasons in the SM-sarja (1928, 1929, 1931 and 1932).

The best result for TaPa was the winning of SM-sarja in 1931

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TaPa 95v Historiaa :: Tampereen Palloilijat".
  2. ^ "Tamperefutis".
  3. ^ "Home". finlandfootball.net.

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