2009 Veikkausliiga

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Veikkausliiga
Season2009
Champions HJK
22nd league title
Relegated RoPS
Champions League HJK
Europa League Honka
TPS
Inter Turku (via dom. cup)
Matches played182
Goals scored498 (2.74 per match)
Top goalscorer Hermanni Vuorinen (16)
Biggest home win Honka 9-0 RoPS
Biggest away win RoPS 1-5 TamU
KuPS 0-4 Honka
RoPS 0-4 TPS
Highest scoring Honka 9-0 RoPS
2008
2010

The 2009 Veikkausliiga was the seventy-ninth season of top-tier football in Finland. It began on 18 April 2009 and ended on 17 October 2009. Inter Turku were the defending champions.

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The championship was won by HJK Helsinki, who came out on top of a three-team race which also involved Honka Espoo and TPS Turku. On the bottom end of the table, RoPS were relegated to the Ykkönen while JJK will have to compete in a two-legged relegation play-off.

Promotion and relegation

KooTeePee finished at the bottom of the 2008 season and were relegated to Ykkönen. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions JJK. 13th placed Veikkausliiga team KuPS and Ykkönen runners-up competed in a two-legged relegation play-offs for one spot in 2009 Veikkausliiga. KuPS won 2–1 on aggregate and thereby retained their league position.

Overview

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HJK
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JJK
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VPS
Location of teams in Veikkausliiga 2009
ClubLocationStadiumCapacityManager
FC Haka Valkeakoski Tehtaan kenttä 3,516 Flag of Finland.svg Olli Huttunen
HJK Helsinki Finnair Stadium 10,770 Flag of Finland.svg Antti Muurinen
FC Honka Espoo Tapiolan Urheilupuisto 6,000 Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lehkosuo
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion 9,372 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Job Dragtsma
FF Jaro Jakobstad Jakobstads Centralplan 5,000 Flag of Finland.svg Mika Laurikainen
JJK Jyväskylä Harjun stadion 3,000 Flag of Finland.svg Ville Priha
KuPS Kuopio Magnum Areena 3,500 Flag of Finland.svg Kai Nyyssönen
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden Stadion 14,465 Flag of Finland.svg Ilkka Mäkelä
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena 1,600 Flag of Finland.svg Pekka Lyyski
MYPA Anjalankoski Saviniemi 4,167 Flag of Finland.svg Janne Lindberg
RoPS Rovaniemi Keskuskenttä 3,400 Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lumijärvi
Tampere United Tampere Ratina Stadion 17,000 Flag of Finland.svg Ari Hjelm
TPS TurkuVeritas Stadion9,372 Flag of Finland.svg Pasi Rautiainen
VPS Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600 Flag of Finland.svg Petri Vuorinen

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyReplaced byDate of appointmentPosition in table
VPS Flag of Finland.svg Tomi Kärkkäinen Resigned15 May 2009 [1] Flag of Finland.svg Petri Vuorinen 15 May 2009 [1] 14th
RoPS Flag of Russia.svg Valeri Bondarenko Sacked27 May 2009 [2] Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lumijärvi
Flag of Zambia.svg Zeddy Saileti
27 May 2009 [2] 14th
FF Jaro Flag of Finland.svg Mika Laurikainen Sacked18 August 2009 Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Eremenko Sr.
18 August 2009
Haka Flag of Finland.svg Olli Huttunen Sacked7 September 2009 Flag of Finland.svg Sami Ristilä
7 September 20095th
RoPS Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lumijärvi Sacked7 October 2009 Flag of Zambia.svg Zeddy Saileti
Flag of Finland.svg Jorma Turpeenniemi
7 October 200914th

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 HJK (C)26141024521+2452Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 FC Honka 26131036529+3649Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round
3 TPS 26131034620+2649Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
4 IFK Mariehamn 26101333021+943
5 FC Inter 2611783830+840Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round [lower-alpha 1]
6 Haka 2610794035+537
7 Tampere United 26114113131037
8 VPS 26105113036635
9 MYPA 2697103230+234Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round [lower-alpha 2]
10 FF Jaro 2688103334132
11 FC Lahti 2687113340731
12 KuPS 26651529532423
13 JJK (O)26371625522716Qualification to relegation play-offs
14 RoPS (R)26441821664516Relegation to Ykkönen
Source: veikkausliiga.com (in Finnish)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. Inter Turku qualified for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League by winning the 2009 Finnish Cup.
  2. Finland was among the best three associations in the UEFA Fair Play ranking and thus received an additional spot in the first qualifying round of the Europa League. [3]

Relegation play-offs

JJK as 13th placed team of 2009 Veikkausliiga and KPV as runners-up of the 2009 Ykkönen competed in a two-legged play-offs for one spot in the 2010 Veikkausliiga. JJK won the play-offs by 5–3 and remained in Veikkausliiga.

KPV 2 – 3 JJK
Itälä Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Linjala Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Kari Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Lahtinen Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Nam Soccerball shade.svg 69'

JJK 2 – 1 KPV
Lahtinen Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Nam Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Kalliokoski Soccerball shade.svg 87'

Results

Home \ Away HAK HJK HON INT JAR JJK KPS LAH MAR MYP RPS TAM TPS VPS
Haka 1–21–12–20–02–43–03–05–12–33–11–00–30–1
HJK 3–31–12–01–11–15–11–02–01–04–01–02–22–0
FC Honka 2–01–12–35–15–24–12–21–10–09–03–10–03–0
FC Inter 0–21–12–11–03–02–31–11–12–14–02–22–00–1
FF Jaro 1–00–23–50–15–11–10–10–03–02–00–01–01–3
JJK 0–01–12–31–00–21–22–10–20–11–12–21–11–2
KuPS 5–10–30–40–22–22–01–12–20–23–01–20–33–3
FC Lahti 2–41–21–11–32–13–11–01–10–14–12–12–40–0
IFK Mariehamn 2–10–02–22–02–13–13–02–00–02–11–01–10–0
MYPA 0–21–01–30–00–04–01–22–21–24–04–12–20–2
RoPS 0–01–01–20–25–32–11–00–10–01–11–50–42–3
Tampere United 1–11–21–03–20–21–02–00–21–02–03–10–21–0
TPS 1–21–10–02–01–10–03–05–20–03–13–21–02–0
VPS 0–13–42–52–21–23–21–01–00–00–22–00–10–2
Source: veikkausliiga.com (in Finnish)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Statistics

Monthly awards

MonthCoach of the MonthPlayer of the Month
April [4] Flag of Finland.svg Pekka Lyyski (IFK Mariehamn) Flag of Finland.svg Hermanni Vuorinen (Honka)
May [5] Flag of Finland.svg Olli Huttunen (Haka) Flag of Finland.svg Sebastian Strandvall (Haka)
June [6] Flag of Finland.svg Mika Laurikainen (Jaro) Flag of Finland.svg Jens Nygård (VPS)
July [7] Flag of Finland.svg Pasi Rautiainen (TPS) Flag of Finland.svg Jukka Lehtovaara (TPS)

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