Helsingfors IFK or Helsingin IFK (short HIFK, originally Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna i Helsingfors ) is a sports club from Helsinki ( Helsingfors schwed. ), Finland, founded in 1897. The association covers the sports of ice hockey, football, bandy, floorball, handball, athletics and bowling.
HIFK is very well known for its hockey team. She plays in Finland's first ice hockey league, the Liiga. The Bandy team of the club with 17 league titles one of the most successful clubs in the Bandyliiga. In football and handball HIFK won seven national championships. The floorball players of the club won the Finnish championship in 2000.
- 2.1 Achievements
- 2.2 Known players and coaches
- 3.1 Achievements
- 4.1 Achievements
- 6.1 Achievements
- Finnish Champion 1969, 1970, 1974, 1980, 1983, 1998, 2011
Since 1927, Hockey is operated in HIFK, an independent section Hockey was founded in 1945. The Hockey department was mainly influenced by the former NHL player and Stanley Cup winner Carl Brewer, who was hired in 1968 as player-coach. Brewer led the HIFK a North American style of play, which has since been maintained in the club. Brewers influence on the development of the Finnish ice hockey was honored in 2003 when he was inducted into the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame.
Since the formation of Hockey Division team, the Finnish Ice Hockey Championship has won a total of seven times (1969, 1970, 1974, 1980, 1983, 1998, 2011). HIFK plays its home games in the Helsingin Jäähalli.
Locked jersey numbers
- # 1 Stig Wetzell, 1972-1983
- # 5 Heikki Riihiranta, 1967-1983
- # 7 Simo Saarinen, 1980-1996
- # 17 Matti Murto, 1964-1983
- # 20 Matti Hagman, 1972-1992
- # 22 Mika Kortelainen, 1987-2002
- # 23 Pertti Lehtonen, 1976-1998
- # 35 Sakari Lindfors, 1985-2002
Goalkeepers: Hannu Riihimäki, Stig Wetzell
Defender: Raimo Hirvonen, Jorma Immonen, Pertti Lehtonen, Frank Neal, Seppo Pakola, Heikki Riihiranta, Timo Ukkola, Jarmo Vuorinen
Attacker: Matti Forss, Matti Hagman, Arto Jokinen, Hannu Kapanen, Ari Lähteenmäki, Harri Linnonmaa, Matti Murto, Eso Peltonen, Rainer Risku, Tommi Salmelainen, Ilkka Sinisalo, Arto Sirviö
Head Coach: Jorma Rikala
Goalkeepers: Hannu Lassila, Stig Wetzell
Defender: Raimo Hirvonen, Jorma Immonen, Aarre - Kari Kourula, Pertti Lehtonen, Seppo Pakola, Pekka Rautakallio, Heikki Riihiranta, Simo Saarinen
Attacker: Tony Arima, Matti Forss, Matti Hagman, Mika Helkearo, Paul Högbacka, Olli Ignatius, Arto Jokinen, Jari Kapanen, Ari Lähteenmäki, Anssi Melametsä, Matti Murto, Esa Peltonen Esa Tikkanen, Harri Tuohimaa, Carey Wilson, Geoff Wilson
Head Coach: Jorma Rikala
Goalkeepers: Sakari Lindfors, Tim Thomas
Defender: Bob Halkidis, Santeri Heiskanen Mikko Jokela, Jere Karalahti, Jarno Kultanen, Pertti Lehtonen, Kaj Linna, Jani Nikko, Lauri Puolanne, Brian Rafalski, Kari Rajala, Kimmo Timonen
Attacker: Olli Ahonen Jan Čaloun, Johan Davidsson, Miika Elomo, Niklas Hagman, Markku Hurme, Olli Jokinen, Kari Kalto, Mika Kortelainen, Kimmo Kuhta, Tom Laaksonen, Christian Ruuttu, Jarkko Ruutu, Toni Sihvonen, Marko Tuomainen, Mikko Vesterinen
Goalkeeper: Jan Lundell, Juuso Riksman
Defender: Martti Järventie, Toni Söderholm A, Mikko Kousa, Mikko Kousa, Ari Vallin, Mikko Kurvinen, Tommi Kovanen, Ilari Melart, Rony Ahonen, Markus Kankaanperä
Attacker: Ville Peltonen C, Kimmo Kuhta, Juha -Pekka Haataja, Petteri Wirtanen, Mikael Granlund, Lennart Petrell, Jeff Hamilton, Teemu Ramstedt, Jerry Ahtola Siim Liivik, Max Wärn, Eetu Pöysti, Joni Töykkälä, Robert Nyholm, Turo Järvinen
Coaching staff: Kari Jalonen, Kai Rautio, Sakari Lindfors
Helsingfors IFK is one of the most successful football clubs in Finland, who in his history seven times Finnish champion - 1930, 1931, 1933, 1937, 1947, 1959 and 1961 - and at the European Champions Cup in 1960 and 1962 participated. However, the club disappeared after his descent in 1972 in the lower leagues. With the rise in 2010 to return to the second- highest division of the Finnish football ( Ykkönen ), and change the home ground of Töölön Pallokenttä to Brahenkenttä in Alppiharju district took place. After descending 2012 in the third-class Kakkonen was 2013, the resurgence in the Ykkönen.
- Finnish Champion: 1930, 1931, 1933, 1937, 1947, 1959, 1961 ( 7)
- Finnish runner-up: 1909, 1912, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1935, 1971 ( 7)
- Finnish Cup Third: 1932, 1936, 1958, 1970 ( 4)
Well-known players and coaches
- Sweden Erik Almgren (1908-1989), in 1945 coach of the football team
- Finland Eklöf Verner (1897-1955), from 1913 to 1920 in the club
- Åke Lindman Finland (1928-2009), Olympic athlete, as an actor and director known
- Finland Holger Salin (1911-1943 or 1944),
- Finland Olof Strömsten (1909-1959), from 1933 to 1939 in the club
- Finnish Champion 2000
- Finnish Cup third parties in 1998 and 2003
- European Cup winner in 2001
- European Cup Third 2002
- Finnish Vice Cup Winners 1998
- Finnish Champion 2001 and 2002
- Finnish runner-up in 2000
- Finnish Championship 1999 Third
- European Cup Third 2002
The Handball Teams HIFK of belonging to the dominant teams of the Finnish handball and have been alone with adults of 48 national titles won. While the most successful period of the men's team is over since the 1980s, with his wife team HIFK is the most important women's handball team in the country, which is also record champion with 27 titles. Across Europe, only four teams boast more national titles than the HIFK Ladies (HF Neistin / Faroe 39, Hypo Lower Austria / Austria 37, HBC Bascharage / Luxembourg and LC Brühl / Switzerland with 29, Booth 2013).
- 7 x Finnish champion (1945, 1951, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1973, 1974)
- 4 x Finnish Cup Winners (1975, 1981, 1984, 1988)
- 27 x Finnish champion ( first time in 1946, most recently in 2013 )
- 10 x Finnish Cup Winners' Cup ( in 1983, most recently in 2014 )
- National record title holder in both competitions
The athletes of the club won in 1918, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924 and 1933, the Kalevan Malja, the award for the best team in the Finnish Athletics Championships.
Well-known athletes of the association are the Olympic silver medalist in the 400 - meter hurdles Erik Wilén ( 1898-1982 ), the 400 - meter hurdles European champion Bertel Storskrubb ( 1917-1996 ) and the medium-and long -distance runner Nina Holmén (* 1951).
Since 1907, there is a Bandyabteilung of the association. In the first winter, the club took part in the Finnish Championship finals and reached the final here in which one but the Helsinki local rivals Polyteknikkojen Urheiluseura defeated with 3:8. Between 1910 and 1913 HIFK won the first of 17 so far Bandymeisterschaften (as of 2013). The women's team won three times the Finnish championship.
Home Venue is the Brahenkenttä in Alppiharju district.
- Finnish Champion: 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1934, 1935, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1944, 1978, 1987, 1988, 1998, 2010, 2011, 2013 ( 17)
- Finnish runner-up: 1908, 1909, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1919, 1929, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1943, 1965, 1973, 1975, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 2007, 2009 (20 )
- Finnish Cup third parties: 1945, 1946, 1947, 1966, 1972, 1979, 1986, 1989, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2012 ( 12)
- European Cup Finalist 1988
- Finnish Champion (Women): 1986, 1987, 2011 (3 )