MP Mikkeli

Mikkelin Palloilijat
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Full name Mikkelin Palloilijat
Nickname(s) Siniset (The Blues)
Founded 1929
Ground Mikkelin Urheilupuisto, Mikkeli, Finland
Ground Capacity 7,000
Chairman FinlandHarri Kivinen
Manager HungaryTibor Gruborovics
League Kakkonen
Home colours
Away colours

Mikkelin Palloilijat (or MP) is a Finnish football club, based in Mikkeli. The club was formed in 1929 and has also had teams in volleyball, ice hockey and bandy. It played in the Finnish First Division (Ykkönen) from 2004 to 2006 but was relegated to Kakkonen at the end of the season. The club gained promotion to Ykkönen by winning the Group A of Kakkonen 2009 but was immediately relegated back to Kakkonen in 2010. The club's manager is Janne Wilkman, and it plays its home matches at Mikkelin Urheilupuisto.

Ice hockey departments of MP and local rivals MiPK merged in 1970, creating new club Jukurit. Jukurit has then been quite successful in Finnish amateur levels of ice hockey. However the only medal on Finnish championship level is still won by MP, a bronze in A-juniors year 1961.

Bandy department of MP was disbanded in 1977. After that colours of Mikkeli on bandy fields have been represented by Mikkelin Kampparit. Kampparit was formed in 1972, same year when Finnish Bandy Federation separated from Finnish FA. MP was a pioneer of women's football in Finland, forming one of the first ladies team. The spot in Naisten Liiga was moved from MP to Porrassalmen Urheilijat-62 in 1992.

Current Squad 2013

As of 24 July 2013.

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Finland GK Antti Kuismala
2 Finland DF Miika Suhonen
3 Finland DF Arttu Uotila
4 Finland DF Ilari Kuitunen
5 Finland DF Jere Hasanen
6 Finland MF Tomi Janhunen
7 Finland MF Mikko Hiltunen
8 Finland MF Tommi Lifländer
9 Brazil FW Denis Lima de Assis
10 Finland DF Jerry Särkkä
11 Finland MF Mika Roivas
13 Finland DF Jiri Haikonen
14 Brazil FW Francisco Torres
No. Position Player
15 Finland MF Olli Annala
16 Finland FW Oliver Asikainen
17 South Sudan MF Akeg Deng
18 Finland DF Akim Sairinen
19 Finland DF Juuso Kuronen
20 Finland MF Dimitri Klimov
21 Finland DF Mikko Iivanainen
22 Finland FW Sami Kontulainen
23 Finland MF Joona Mäenpää
24 Finland GK Juho Piispanen
25 Finland FW Timo Mattila
27 Finland DF Antto Tapaninen
30 Finland GK Tuomo Hiltunen

Notable players

External links

  • Official website
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