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HIFK (Helsingfors IFK or Helsingin IFK, originally Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna i Helsingfors) is a sports association from Helsinki, Finland. HIFK has activities in many sports, including football, ice hockey, bandy, floorball, handball, athletics and bowling. It is the oldest IFK club in Finland, established in 1897.


HIFK (ice hockey)

HFIK also runs an ice hockey club in the SM-liiga league. The team is based in Helsinki.

Helsingfors IFK (football)

HIFK-n logo.svg clubname = Helsingfors IFK
Full name Idrotts Föreningen Kamraterna i Helsingfors
Nickname(s) Tähtirinnat (The Star Chested)
De Stjärnprydda
Short name HIFK
Founded 1897
1907 (football department)
Ground Töölön Pallokenttä, Helsinki
(Capacity: 4000)
Chairman Finland Kimmo Niemistö
Manager Finland Jani Honkavaara
League Kakkonen
Home colours
Away colours

Idrotts Föreningen Kamraterna i Helsingfors was formed on the 15 of October in 1897 by Georges Doubitsky, a 15-year old student at Svenska Reallyceum in Helsinki. The football department was formed in 1907, the same year that the Football Association of Finland was founded. HIFK was one of the most successful football sides in Finland until the early 1970s when the team was relegated from the Finnish premier league. After 1972 the team hasn't managed to return to the Finnish top flight, and currently plays in Kakkonen - the third tier of the Finnish football league system.

HIFK has played in the UEFA cup in 1971-1972, and participated in the European Cup in the 1960-1961 and 1962-1963 seasons.



  • Finnish Championship:
    • Winners (7): 1930, 1931, 1933, 1937, 1947, 1959, 1961
    • Runners-up (7): 1909, 1912, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1935, 1971
    • Third Place (4): 1932, 1936, 1958, 1970

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