Founded In
Kouvola, Finland

About MYPA

Myllykosken Pallo −47, usually known more simply as MYPA and formerly known as MyPa, was first established in December 1947. Based in the village of Myllykoski, the team first appeared in Finland's top flight, the Veikkausliiga, in 1975 and have been ever-present in the division since returning in 1992. Over the last few decades, they have emerged as one of the country's most successful teams, regularly competing for major honours.

The club enjoyed its first period of success in the 1990s, under the management of Harri Kampman. After gaining promotion to the top tier, Kampman guided his side to a Finnish Cup win in 1992. The win served as a foundation for the team to build upon and in 1993, 1994 and 1995, they finished as league runners up. Their 1995 campaign also saw them lift the Finnish Cup for the second time.

In 2004, MYPA lifted the Finnish Cup for the third time in their history, but could only manage an 8th place finish in the league. However, the following year marked their greatest ever achievement, as they topped the table and won their first ever league title in the process. As a result of their domestic achievements, the team have played in a number of European tournaments, including the European Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Europa League, as well as the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League. In the process, they have played against some of the continent's biggest teams, including Liverpool and PSV Eindhoven.

Saku Puhakainen is arguably the club's most notable ex-player and the former Finland international represented the side from 2000 until 2009. He was the league's top scorer in 2003.

MYPA's home matches are played at Kymenlaakson Sähkö Stadion, which was previously called Saviniemen Jalkapallostadion. The venue first opened to the public in 1995 and is currently able to hold a maximum of 4,167 supporters.

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