|Champions|| HJK |
22nd league title
|Europa League|| Honka |
Inter Turku (via dom. cup)
|Goals scored||498 (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|
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.
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.
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.
|FC Haka||Valkeakoski||Tehtaan kenttä||3,516|
|FC Honka||Espoo||Tapiolan Urheilupuisto||6,000|
|FC Inter||Turku||Veritas Stadion||9,372|
|FF Jaro||Jakobstad||Jakobstads Centralplan||5,000|
|FC Lahti||Lahti||Lahden Stadion||14,465|
|IFK Mariehamn||Mariehamn||Wiklöf Holding Arena||1,600|
|Tampere United||Tampere||Ratina Stadion||17,000|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Replaced by||Date of appointment||Position in table|
|VPS||Resigned||15 May 2009||15 May 2009||14th|
|RoPS||Sacked||27 May 2009||27 May 2009||14th|
|FF Jaro||Sacked||18 August 2009||18 August 2009|
|Haka||Sacked||7 September 2009||7 September 2009||5th|
|RoPS||Sacked||7 October 2009||7 October 2009||14th|
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|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||HJK (C)||26||14||10||2||45||21||+24||52||Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round|
|2||FC Honka||26||13||10||3||65||29||+36||49||Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round|
|3||TPS||26||13||10||3||46||20||+26||49||Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round|
|5||FC Inter||26||11||7||8||38||30||+8||40||Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round|
|9||MYPA||26||9||7||10||32||30||+2||34||Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round|
|13||JJK (O)||26||3||7||16||25||52||−27||16||Qualification to relegation play-offs|
|14||RoPS (R)||26||4||4||18||21||66||−45||16||Relegation to Ykkönen|
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.
Source: veikkausliiga.com (in Finnish)
Source: veikkausliiga.com (in Finnish)
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The 2008 season of Veikkausliiga was the seventy-eighth season of top-tier football in Finland. It started on 27 April 2008 and ended on 26 October 2008. The defending champions were Tampere United.
The 2003 season was the 73rd completed season of Finnish Football League Championship, known as the Veikkausliiga. At the same time it was the 14th season of the Veikkausliiga.
The 2010 Veikkausliiga was the eightieth season of top-tier football in Finland. It began on 16 April 2010 and ended on 23 October 2010.
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The 2012 Veikkausliiga is the eighty-second season of top-tier football in Finland. It began on 15 April 2012 and ended on 27 October 2012. HJK Helsinki were the defending champions and successfully defended their title.
The 2013 Veikkausliiga was the eighty-third season of top-tier football in Finland. The season began on 13 April 2013 and is scheduled to end on 26 October 2013. HJK Helsinki are the defending champions.
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