TaPa

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

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Football

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 season

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

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Ice Hockey

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

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