Finland - TUL Champions


The TUL (Työväen Urheiluliitto) is the Labour Sports Association in Finland. Its competition lost its importance in 1948 when the TUL clubs joined the competitions of the SPL (Suomen Palloliitto, the Finnish FA).

Nowadays the TUL championship is a winter/spring competition which is mainly played indoors (normal 11-a-side football on full-sized ground). The participation rate is usually very low, and most of the top TUL clubs do not participate at all.

Only from 1945 to 1948, when the Finnish championship was decided in a final tournament entered by the best teams of the SPL and TUL internal championships, the TUL championship was incorporated in the official Finnish championship.


Also see comparable organizations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.



1920     Kullervo Helsinki
1921     Kullervo Helsinki
1922     Kullervo Helsinki
1923     Kullervo Helsinki
1924     Kullervo Helsinki
1925     Kullervo Helsinki
1926     Vesa Helsinki
1927     Jyry Helsinki
1928     Kullervo Helsinki
1929     TuWe Turku
1930     Vesa Helsinki
1931     VT Viipuri
1932     TPV Tampere
1933     VT Viipuri
1934     TPV Tampere
1935     Vesa Helsinki
1936     Vesa Helsinki
1937     KTP Kotka
1938     TPV Tampere
1939     KTP Kotka
1940     TPV Tampere
1941-42  - not played -
1943     TPV Tampere
1944     - not played -
1945     Kullervo Helsinki
1946     TPV Tampere
1947     KTP Kotka
1948     RTU Rauma
1949     KTP Kotka
1950     KTP Kotka
1951     KTP Kotka
1952     KTP Kotka
1953     Pyrkivä Turku
1954     Pyrkivä Turku
1955     Tenho Kemi
1956-72  - not played -
1973     Into Kemi
1974     Pyrkivä Turku
1975     Pyrkivä Turku
1976     Into Kemi
1977     MiPK Mikkeli
1978     Pyrkivä Turku
1979     JyPK Jyväskylä
1980     OTP Oulu
1981     KTP Kotka
1982     PPT Pori
1983     KTP Kotka
1984     Elo Kuopio
1985     PPT Pori
1986     OTP Oulu
1987     PPT Pori
1988     Elo Kuopio
1989     OTP Oulu
1990     PPT Pori
1991     OTP Oulu
1992     VanPa Vantaa
1993     Jazz Pori
1994     TPV Tampere
1995     Ponnistus Helsinki
1996     Jazz Pori
1997     TPV Tampere
1998     Jazz Pori
1999     KajHa Kajaani
2000     PP-70 Tampere
2001     PP-70 Tampere
2002     Jazz Pori
2003     PP-70 Tampere
2004     KooTeePee Kotka
2005     KooTeePee Kotka
2006     Kiisto Vaasa
2007     TPV Tampere
2008     KTP Kotka (#2)
2009     WJK Varkaus
2010     KooTeePee Kotka
2011     JPS Jyväskylä
2012     KooTeePee Kotka
2013     - not played -
2014     SisuP Seinäjoki

The TUL clubs have won the Finnish championship six times:

1951     KTP Kotka
1952     KTP Kotka
1954     Pyrkivä Turku
1993     Jazz Pori
1994     TPV Tampere
1996     Jazz Pori

Top Champions (74)

13  KTP/KooTeePee Kotka     1937, 1939, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952,
                            1981, 1983, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012
 9  TPV Tampere             1932, 1934, 1938, 1940, 1943, 1946, 1994,
                            1997, 2007
 8  Kullervo Helsinki       1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1928,
                            1945
    PPT/Jazz Pori           1982, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1998,
                            2002
 5  Pyrkivä Turku           1953, 1954, 1974, 1975, 1978
 4  OTP Oulu                1980, 1986, 1989, 1991
    Vesa Helsinki           1926, 1930, 1935, 1936
 3  PP-70 Tampere           2000, 2001, 2003
 2  Elo Kuopio              1984, 1988
    Into Kemi               1973, 1976
    VT Viipuri              1931, 1933
 1  JPS Jyväskylä           2011
    JyPK Jyväskylä          1979
    Jyry Helsinki           1927
    KajHa Kajaani           1999
    Kiisto Vaasa            2006
    KTP Kotka (#2)          2008
    MiPK Mikkeli            1977
    Ponnistus Helsinki      1995
    RTU Rauma               1948
    SisuP Seinäjoki         2014
    Tenho Kemi              1955
    TuWe Turku              1929
    VanPa Vantaa            1992
    WJK Varkaus             2009

Name changes:
- KTP Kotka to KooTeePee Kotka in 2001. KTP Kotka later re-founded
  (denoted here by #2).
- PPT Pori to Jazz Pori in 1992.


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