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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.
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.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. Tampereen Palloilijat continued later on from lower levels.
Season to Season
TaPa played in the first SM-sarja season. TaPa played a total of 4 seasons in the SM-sarja (1928, 1929, 1931 and 1932).
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