2006 Veikkausliiga

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Veikkausliiga
Season2006
Champions Tampere United
2nd Finnish title
Relegated KuPS
Champions League Tampere United
UEFA Cup HJK, MyPa, FC Haka
Matches played156
Goals scored410 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorer Flag of Finland.svg Hermanni Vuorinen (16)
Biggest home win TPS 7 - 0 FC KooTeePee
Biggest away win KuPS 0 - 5 TPS
Highest scoring TPS 7 - 0 FC KooTeePee
FF Jaro 2 - 5 FC Honka
2005
2007

The 2006 season of the Veikkausliiga the 17th season in the league's history, began on April 19 and ended on October 29.
The league was originally supposed to have 14 teams, but AC Allianssi was refused a license, and the league was subsequently played with only 13 teams.

Veikkausliiga association football league

Veikkausliiga is the premier division of Finnish football, comprising the top 12 clubs of the country. Its main sponsor is the Finnish national betting agency Veikkaus, hence the league's name. Veikkausliiga was founded in 1990; before that the top division was called Mestaruussarja since 1930 which was an amateur or semi-professional league. Between 1908 and 1930 the championship was decided in a cup competition.

AC Allianssi association football club

AC Vantaan Allianssi was a Finnish football club, based in the town of Vantaa.

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Location of teams in 2006 Veikkausliiga

Table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Tampere United 2416353918+2151 UEFA Champions League First Qualifying Round
2 HJK 2413654518+2745 UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round
3 FC Haka 2413563724+1344 UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round [lower-alpha 1]
4 FC Honka 2413385032+1842 UEFA Intertoto Cup
5 IFK Mariehamn 2410773122+937
6 MyPa 24104102526134 UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round [lower-alpha 2]
7 TPS 2494113538331
8 FC Lahti 2494112634831
9 VPS 24851126361029
10 FC Inter 24771025351028
11 FC KooTeePee 24831326441827
12 FF Jaro 24471327421519
13 KuPS 24541518412319Relegation to Ykkönen
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. FC Haka gained HJK's UEFA Cup place as HJK won the Finnish Cup. The Intertoto Cup place was given to FC Honka.
  2. MyPa were awarded a place in the UEFA Cup as Fair Play Award winners.

European results

Champions League:

The New Saints F.C. association football club

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UEFA Cup:

Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi association football club in Helsinki, Finland

Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi, commonly known as HJK Helsinki, or simply as HJK, is a professional football club based in Helsinki, Finland. The club competes in the Finnish Veikkausliiga, of which they are the reigning champions. Founded in 1907, the club has spent most of its history in the top tier of Finnish football. The club's home ground is the 10,770-seat Telia 5G -areena, where they have played since 2000.

FC Haka Finnish association football team

FC Haka is a Finnish football club based in the industry town of Valkeakoski, and currently competing in Finland's second division, Ykkönen. It is one of the most successful clubs in Finland, with nine Finnish championships and 12 Finnish Cup wins.

Intertoto Cup:

Tampere United association football club in Finland

Tampere United is a Finnish football club from the city of Tampere. The club plays in Kakkonen, the third highest level of football in Finland. The club had a team in Veikkausliiga, the premier football league in Finland, until the end of the 2010 season. It was excluded from participating in Finnish football during the 2011 season amidst suspicions of money laundering. The club was kept alive by its supporters, who entered a team called TamU-K in Kutonen, the lowest level of football in Finland, in 2012. The club earned three promotions in four years, and all its teams were taken over by Tampere United in the lead up to the 2016 season. Tampere United is now a fan-owned club and controlled by the same supporters who ran TamU-K.

Kalmar FF association football club in Kalmar, Sweden

Kalmar Fotbollsförening, more commonly known as Kalmar FF, Kalmar or KFF, is a Swedish professional football club based in Kalmar. The club is affiliated to Smålands Fotbollförbund and play their home games at Guldfågeln Arena. Formed on 10 January 1910 as IF Göta, the club have won one national championship title (2008) and three national cup titles. Kalmar FF's local rivals are Kalmar AIK and Östers IF.

Promotions and relegations

Kuopion Palloseura association football club in Finland

Kuopion Palloseura is a Finnish football club, based in the 9th most populated city of Finland, Kuopio. KuPS plays in Finland's Premier League, Veikkausliiga. The team plays its home matches at Savon Sanomat Areena. Until June 2005, KuPS used to play at an aged track and field stadium in Väinölänniemi, which is said to be one of the most beautiful sporting places in Finland. Väinölänniemi is a cape surrounded by a local lake, Kallavesi.

Ykkönen is the second highest level of the Finnish football league system, although it is the highest league managed by the Football Association of Finland.

FC Viikingit association football club

FC Viikingit is a Finnish football club based in Vuosaari, East Helsinki, and currently playing in the Kakkonen, the third tier of Finnish football. They play their home matches at Vuosaaren urheilukenttä, also called Heteniitty. The club's name and crest refer to Vikings, and they are known for their red colour.

Top goal scorers

PositionPlayerCountryTeamGoals
1 Hermanni Vuorinen Flag of Finland.svg FC Honka 16
2 Rafael Flag of Brazil.svg FC Lahti 13
3 Farid Ghazi Flag of Algeria.svg HJK 12
4 Ville Lehtinen Flag of Finland.svg Tampere Utd 11
- Mikko Paatelainen Flag of Finland.svg FF Jaro 11
- Antti Pohja Flag of Finland.svg HJK 11
7 Ady Flag of Brazil.svg / Flag of Tunisia.svg TPS 10
- Valtter Laaksonen Flag of Finland.svg FC Inter 10

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