Finland - Foundation Dates of Clubs

This document contains only those clubs which (or their successors) have played at least one season in the Finnish Premier Division or in the nation-wide second level (Division One).


1880  OLS Oulu
1887  Ponnistus Helsinki
1891  Reipas Viipuri
1897  HIFK Helsinki
1900  VIFK Vaasa
1901  UL Turku
1903  HIK Hanko
1904  Huima Äänekoski
1904  Kiisto Vaasa
1905  EIF Tammisaari
1905  Pyry Nokia
1906  Pyrkivä Turku
1906  Stjärnan Helsinki
1907  HJK Helsinki
1907  Into Kemi
1908  KIF Helsinki
1908  ÅIFK Turku
1910  Tenho Kemi *
1912  Sudet Viipuri
1912  TuWe Turku
1914  JoKu Joutseno
1914  PIF Parainen
1916  HT Helsinki
1917  HPS Helsinki
1919  Elo Kuopio
1919  Kullervo Helsinki
1919  MIFK Maarianhamina
1920  TKT Tampere
1921  TaPa Tampere
1922  Drott Pietarsaari
1922  TPS Turku
1923  JyP Jyväskylä *
1923  KuPS Kuopio
1924  GBK Kokkola
1924  Gnistan Helsinki
1924  KaPa Kajaani
1924  VPS Vaasa
1925  GrIFK Kauniainen
1925  OPS Oulu
1925  PoPa Pori
1927  KTP Kotka
1928  RiPS Riihimäki
1928  ViPS Viipuri
1929  HPK Hämeenlinna *
1929  MP Mikkeli
1929  RTU Rauma
1929  TuTo Turku
1929  VaKP Valkeakoski
1930  Iirot Rauma *
1930  KPV Kokkola
1930  MKV Turku
1930  SePS Seinäjoki
1930  TPV Tampere
1931  KPT Kuopio
1931  Kraft Närpiö
1931  VPV Vaasa
1932  Ilves Viipuri *
1932  KePS Kemi
1934  Haka Valkeakoski
1934  LPM Lahti *
1934  PPT Pori
1935  Kiri Kotka
1935  PPojat Helsinki
1935  TPK Turku
1935  ViPK Viipuri *
1936  Lukko Rauma *
1937  PK-37 Iisalmi
1938  KoRe Kotka
1938  RU-38 Pori
1939  Sport Vaasa
1939  Tarmo Kajaani *
1939  VarTP Varkaus
1940  Jäntevä Kotka
1945  IKissat Tampere            [formerly Ilves Viipuri]
1945  LaPa Lappeenranta *
1945  PK-35 Helsinki             [formerly ViPK Viipuri]
1945  Reipas Lahti               [formerly Reipas Viipuri]
1945  Sudet Helsinki             [formerly Sudet Viipuri]
1945  TuKV Turku                 [formerly MKV Turku]
1946  LappBK Kristiinankaupunki
1946  LauTP Lappeenranta
1946  MiPK Mikkeli
1946  OTP Oulu
1946  PaPe Kuusankoski *
1947  Hoppet Mustasaari *
1947  MyPa Anjalankoski
1947  PaKä Hämeenlinna *
1947  TP-47 Tornio
1948  BK-48 Vaasa *
1949  RPallo Rauma
1950  RoPS Rovaniemi
1951  TuPa Turku
1952  JyPK Jyväskylä *
1953  KajHa Kajaani
1955  TP-55 Seinäjoki
1956  KäPa Helsinki
1956  SalPa Salo
1957  Honka Espoo
1958  TiPS Vantaa
1959  Karhut Pori *
1960  MuSa Pori
1962  KPS Kokkola
1962  LaPS Lahti
1962  VG-62 Naantali
1964  Kumu Kuusankoski
1964  UponP Lahti                [formerly LPM Lahti]
1965  AeronP Helsinki *
1965  Jaro Pietarsaari           [formerly Drott Pietarsaari]
1965  Viikingit Helsinki
1967  KontU Helsinki
1967  PoPS Pori
1967  Ässät Pori                 [merger of RU-38 and Karhut Pori]
1969  FinnPa Helsinki            [formerly AeronP Helsinki]
1969  Hakrit Rauma *             [merger of Iirot and Lukko Rauma]
1969  Kuusysi Lahti              [formerly UponP Lahti]
1970  PP-70 Tampere
1970  VanPa Vantaa
1973  Karpalo Joensuu
1974  Ilves Tampere              [merger of IKissat # and TaPa Tampere]
1977  JyP-77 Jyväskylä           [formerly JyP Jyväskylä]
1977  Kiffen Helsinki            [formerly KIF Helsinki]
1978  Sepsi-78 Seinäjoki         [formerly SePS Seinäjoki]
1980  Norssi Helsinki *
1980  Ratanat Joensuu *
1981  RPT Joensuu *
1982  Koparit Kuopio             [formerly KPT Kuopio]
1982  P-Iirot Rauma              [formerly Hakrit Rauma]
1984  ABK-48 Vaasa *             [formerly BK-48 Vaasa]
1984  MiKi Mikkeli *             [formerly MiPK Mikkeli]
1985  JDynamo Helsinki *
1985  KPT-85 Kemi                [merger of Into and Tenho Kemi]
1988  BK-IFK Vaasa               [merger of VIFK # and ABK-48 Vaasa, back to VIFK Vaasa in 2002]
1989  FC Espoo
1989  VJS Vantaa *
1990  Inter Turku
1991  1991 Oulu                  [formerly OLS Oulu #, back to OLS Oulu in 1995]
1991  FC Lappeenranta *          [merger of LaPa and LauTP Lappeenranta]
1991  FC Oulu                    [merger of OTP # and OLS # Oulu]
1991  K-Team Hämeenlinna         [merger of HPK and PaKä Hämeenlinna]
1992  Jazz Pori                  [formerly PPT Pori]
1992  JiiPee Joensuu *           [formerly RPT Joensuu]
1992  JJK Jyväskylä              [merger of JyP-77 and JyPK Jyväskylä]
1993  Kultsu Joutseno            [formerly JoKu Joutseno]
1994  PV Kokkola                 [formerly KPV Kokkola #]
1994  Rakuunat Lappeenranta      [formerly FC Lappeenranta]
1994  Tervarit Oulu
1994  TP Seinäjoki               [formerly TP-55 Seinäjoki]
1995  Atlantis Helsinki          [merger of Norssi and JDynamo Helsinki]
1996  FC Kuusankoski             [merger of PaPe # and Kumu # Kuusankoski]
1996  FC Lahti                   [merger of Kuusysi # and Reipas # Lahti]
1996  KPV-J Kokkola              [formerly PV Kokkola, back to KPV Kokkola in 2004]
1997  FC Hämeenlinna             [formerly K-Team Hämeenlinna]
1998  AC Vantaa                  [merger of TiPS # and VJS # Vantaa]
1998  FC Mikkeli                 [merger of MP # and MiKi # Mikkeli, back to MP Mikkeli in 2002]
1998  Korsholm Mustasaari        [formerly Hoppet Mustasaari]
1998  United Tampere             [formerly Ilves Tampere #]
1999  Jokerit Helsinki           [formerly PK-35 Helsinki #]
1999  PS Kemi                    [merger of KPT-85 and KePS Kemi]
2000  Jokrut Helsinki            [formerly FinnPa Helsinki]
2000  KooTeePee Kotka            [formerly KTP Kotka #, back to KTP Kotka in 2014]
2001  JIPPO Joensuu              [merger of JiiPee and Ratanat Joensuu]
2002  AC Oulu                    [formerly Tervarit Oulu #]
2002  Allianssi Vantaa           [formerly Atlantis Helsinki #]
2004  Klubi-04 Helsinki
2006  AC Kajaani                 [formerly Tarmo Kajaani]
2007  SJK Seinäjoki              [merger of Sepsi-78 and TP Seinäjoki]
2009  PK-35 Vantaa               [formerly PK-35 Helsinki]

* The club has not played in the Premier Division or in the nation-wide
  second level, but its successor club has.

# The club was later re-founded.


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