|Legal status||Registered association|
|Headquarters||Döbelnsgatan 2 B|
|Fields||Athletics, bandy and rink bandy, bowling, floorball, football, handball, ice hockey|
| Swedish (official)|
HIFK, the Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna, Helsingfors (IFK, Helsingfors) rf(officially abbreviated IFK Helsingfors, colloquially often Helsingfors IFK or Helsingin IFK ) is a multi-sport association based in Helsinki, Finland. Formed in 1897 on the initiative of Georges Doubitsky and fellow students of the Svenska Reallyceum, the Swedish lyceum in Helsinki, it is the oldest continuously-operating Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna (IFK) organization in Finland. HIFK has sections in many sports, including athletics, bandy, bowling, football, ice hockey, and handball.
HIFK Bandy ry oversees the men's and women's representative teams, junior teams and bandy school, and recreational bandy programs. Kauko Rautiainen is chairman of HIFK Bandy ry.
The men's bandy section of HIFK was created in 1907 and the representative team has won the Finnish Championship seventeen times, more than any other club, and the Finnish Cup twice.The team plays in the Bandyliiga and their home arena is Brahenkenttä in the Alppiharju district.
HIFK women's team plays in the Jääpallon naisten SM-sarja (Women's Bandy Finnish Championship Series) and have won the Finnish Championship three times, in 1986, 1987, and 2011.
Oy HIFK Hockey Ab is the largest business within the HIFK association, comprising the men’s representative team in the Liiga, the women’s representative team in the Naisten Liiga, an expansive junior organization, and the hREDS eSports team.
In November 2016 an esports project was started under the name Helsinki REDS (hREDS).
The Athletics section of HIFK is one of Finland's oldest and most successful athletics clubs.
The Handball section of HIFK is one of the pioneers of the sport in Finland. The men's section has won 10 national championships and the women's section 41 national championships. Both teams play their home games at the Helsinki Urheilutalo in the Kallio district of the city.
The football section of HIFK was established in 1907, and its first team earned promotion to Veikkausliiga for the 2015 season.
Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi, commonly known as HJK Helsinki, or simply as HJK, is a professional football club based in Helsinki, Finland. The club competes in the Finnish Veikkausliiga. Founded in 1907, the club has spent most of its history in the top tier of Finnish football. The club's home ground is the 10,770-seat Bolt Arena, where they have played since 2000.
Kiekko-Espoo is an ice hockey club in Espoo, Finland. Its representative team, Kiekko-Espoo Naiset, plays in the Naisten Liiga, the premier women's ice hockey league in Finland. The team was founded as Espoon Kiekkoseura (EKS) in 1989 and has also been known as Espoo Blues Naiset and Espoo United Naiset during its tenure in the Naisten Liiga and its predecessor, the Naisten SM-sarja. Kiekko-Espoo have won the Aurora Borealis Cup as the Finnish Champions in women's ice hockey fifteen times, five more wins than any other team in league history; at least one Finnish Championship medal was won under each of the four names.
Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna, usually abbreviated IFK, is a central organisation for many sports clubs in Sweden. There are also eight IFK clubs in Finland but they are organised separately. The Swedish IFK was founded 1 February 1895 and has 164 member clubs with around 100,000 members as of 2004. The best known IFK club in football is probably the one in Gothenburg, IFK Göteborg, which won the UEFA Cup twice in the 1980s. In ice hockey, the most successful IFK club is IFK Helsingfors from Helsinki, which have won the Finnish championship seven times.
Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna Göteborg, commonly known as IFK Göteborg, is a Swedish multisports club located in Gothenburg. It was established on 4 October 1904, and today functions as an alliance association for seven separate clubs competing in different sports. The club is best known for its professional football team, one of the most successful in the Nordic countries.
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The Bandyliiga is the top level of men's bandy in Finland. The league was founded in 1908 as the Jääpallon SM-sarja and the present name has been used since the 1991–92 season. Bandyliiga is organized by the Finnish Bandy Association and the current chairman is Mika Mutikainen.
Finland's Bandy Association is the governing body for the sport of bandy in Finland. Bandy was one of the sports for which the Ball Association of Finland, founded in 1907, was created. The present Finnish Bandy Association was founded on 18 March 1972, to take over bandy from the Ball Association of Finland, which from then on concentrated on association football only.
HIFK Bandy are a bandy club from Helsinki, Finland. HIFK Bandy was founded in 1907 and it is one of the oldest bandy clubs in Finland. HIFK are also the most successful bandy club with 17 championship titles. In 1988 they were European Cup runners-up. HIFK Bandy currently plays in Bandyliiga, the premier bandy league in Finland.
HIFK Fotboll or IFK Helsingfors is an association football section of HIFK, a sports club based in Helsinki, Finland. The men's football team competes in the the highest tier of Finnish football, Veikkausliiga. Their home ground is the Telia 5G -areena.
Naisten Liiga, also called the Naisten SM-liiga (NSML) and Jääkiekon naisten SM-liiga, is the elite league for women's ice hockey in Finland. Until 2017, it was called the Naisten SM-sarja. The league has 12 total teams between two divisions and is organized by the Finnish Ice Hockey Association.
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Oulun Kärpät Naiset are an ice hockey team in the Naisten Liiga. They are the women's representative ice hockey team of the Finnish sports club Oulun Kärpät 46, based in Oulu, North Ostrobothnia, and their home venue is Oulun Energia Areena. Ilves has won the Aurora Borealis Cup three times, in 2012, 2017, and 2018.
Naisten Mestis is the second-highest women’s ice hockey league in Finland. The league was founded as Naisten I-divisioona in 1985 by the Finnish Ice Hockey Association when the number of teams playing in the Naisten SM-sarja was limited. It was renamed Naisten Mestis prior to the 2012-13 season.
Alavuden Peli-Veikotry or APV is a sports club in Alavus, Finland. APV was founded in 1953 as a speciality football club – tradition holds that it was the first specialty football club to be founded in rural Finland – but expanded to include other sports over time. The club now offers programs in football, futsal, ice hockey, and pesäpallo and is best known for its youth and junior teams. APV’s representative ice hockey teams play in the men’s fourth-tier II-divisioona and in the women’s second-tier Naisten Mestis. The club’s representative men’s pesäpallo team plays in the Suomensarja, the third-tier league below the Superpesis and Ykköspesis.
PK-35 Vantaa is a football club based in Vantaa, Finland. The club is "dedicated to women's football" and its representative team plays in the Kansallinen Liiga, the top-tier women's league in Finland. PK-35 Vantaa has won the Finnish Championship six times and the Finnish Women's Cup four times. The club's home ground is the Myyrmäen jalkapallostadion in the Myyrmäki district of Vantaa.
Significant content in this article was translated from the existing Finnish Wikipedia article at fi:HIFK and the existing Swedish Wikipedia article at sv:HIFK; see their histories for attribution.