2010 Veikkausliiga

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Veikkausliiga
Season2010
Champions HJK
7th Veikkausliiga title
23rd Finnish title
Relegated Lahti
Champions League HJK
Europa League KuPS
TPS (via dom. cup)
Honka
Matches played182
Goals scored513 (2.82 per match)
Top goalscorer Juho Mäkelä
(16 goals)
Biggest home win JJK 6–1 Oulu
(5 July)
Jaro 5-0 Haka
(2 August)
TPS 5-0 Oulu
(22 September)
Biggest away win KuPS 0–5 HJK
(16 April)
Highest scoring KuPS 6–2 TamU
(30 June)
Longest winning run TPS (5 games)
(1 August–28 August)
Longest unbeaten run8 games by 2 teams
HJK
(24 May–10 July)
Tampere United
(3 May–20 June)
Longest winless run FC Lahti (11 games)
(10 May–16 July)
Longest losing run AC Oulu (6 games)
(19 June–30 July)
2009
2011

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.

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.

Finland Republic in Northern Europe

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.

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Teams

RoPS finished at the bottom of the 2009 season and were relegated to Ykkönen. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions AC Oulu. 13th-placed Veikkausliiga team JJK and Ykkönen runners-up KPV competed in a two-legged relegation play-offs for one spot in this season. JJK won 5–3 on aggregate and thereby retained their league position.

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.

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.

AC Oulu association football club

AC Oulu (ACO) is a Finnish football club based in Oulu. Formed in 2002, the club have played two seasons in Finland's highest football league Veikkausliiga and seven seasons in the second highest league Ykkönen. The club are currently playing in Ykkönen. They play their home games at Raatti Stadium, and the club colours are navy blue and white.

Team summaries

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HJK
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JJK
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Location of teams in 2010 Veikkausliiga
ClubLocationStadiumCapacityManagerKitmaker
AC Oulu Oulu Castrén 4,000 Flag of Finland.svg Juha Malinen Umbro
FC Honka Espoo Tapiolan Urheilupuisto 6,000 Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lehkosuo Kappa
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion 9,372 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Job Dragtsma Nike
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden Stadion 15,000 Flag of Finland.svg Ilkka Mäkelä Umbro
FF Jaro Jakobstad Jakobstads Centralplan 5,000 Flag of Finland.svg / Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Eremenko Sr. Errea
Haka Valkeakoski Tehtaan kenttä 3,516 Flag of Finland.svg Sami Ristilä Umbro
HJK Helsinki Sonera Stadium 10,770 Flag of Finland.svg Antti Muurinen Adidas
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena 4,000 Flag of Finland.svg Pekka Lyyski Puma
JJK Jyväskylä Harjun stadion 3,000 Flag of Finland.svg Kari Martonen Legea
KuPS Kuopio Kuopion keskuskenttä 5,000 Flag of Finland.svg Esa Pekonen Puma
MYPA Anjalankoski Saviniemi 4,167 Flag of Finland.svg Janne Lindberg Puma
Tampere United Tampere Ratina Stadion 17,000 Flag of Finland.svg Ari Hjelm Puma
TPS Turku Veritas Stadion 9,372 Flag of Finland.svg Marko Rajamäki Puma
VPS Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600 Flag of Finland.svg Tommi Pikkarainen Umbro

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 HJK (C)2615744319+2452 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 KuPS 2615384536+948 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 TPS 2613674630+1645 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round [lower-alpha 1]
4 FC Honka 2612594234+841 2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
5 FF Jaro 26115104234+838
6 FC Inter 2610793432+237
7 Tampere United 26104123746934
8 Haka 2696113038833
9 MYPA 2671183639332
10 VPS 26871129401131
11 AC Oulu 26861231441330
12 IFK Mariehamn 2677123843528
13 JJK (O)2683153441727Veikkausliiga relegation play-offs
14 FC Lahti (R)265111026371126Relegation to Ykkönen
Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. TPS were the winners of the 2010 Finnish Cup competition and qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.

Relegation play-offs

The 13th placed team of 2010 Veikkausliiga and the runners-up of the 2010 Ykkönen will compete in a two-legged play-offs for one spot in the 2011 Veikkausliiga. [1] JJK won the playoffs by 3-1 and remained again in Veikkausliiga.

The 2011 Veikkausliiga was the eighty-first season of top-tier football in Finland. It began on 2 May 2011 and ended on 29 October 2011. HJK were the defending champions and successfully defended their title.

FC Viikingit 1 – 1 JJK
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JJK 2 – 0 FC Viikingit
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Linjala Soccerball shade.svg 31'
Harjun Stadion, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3232

Results

Home \ Away HAK HJK HON INT JAR JJK KPS LAH MAR MYP ACO TAM TPS VPS
Haka 0–32–01–34–31–22–10–02–10–12–01–00–01–1
HJK 1–10–12–22–11–01–20–03–12–02–03–12–03–0
FC Honka 4–23–11–13–12–32–11–23–03–13–40–21–00–0
FC Inter 1–00–02–02–03–21–31–31–11–10–20–21–21–0
FF Jaro 5–01–10–00–11–30–12–02–03–21–22–21–33–2
JJK 1–21–20–10–31–21–32–20–21–16–10–10–20–1
KuPS 1–00–50–22–12–12–01–10–02–13–16–22–11–2
FC Lahti 0–10–12–41–11–30–02–11–10–20–30–11–32–1
IFK Mariehamn 2–31–22–23–00–03–21–22–21–20–22–32–10–3
MYPA 2–11–12–23–20–12–41–11–12–11–13–02–22–2
AC Oulu 1–11–12–01–00–11–22–51–20–01–13–00–21–1
Tampere United 2–12–02–10–11–40–21–30–03–41–13–11–13–0
TPS 1–10–11–02–20–32–03–03–21–43–05–04–31–1
VPS 2–10–31–30–31–10–12–01–11–42–12–03–10–3
Source: Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Statistics

Monthly awards

MonthCoach of the MonthPlayer of the Month
April [2] Flag of Finland.svg Kari Martonen (JJK) Flag of Finland.svg Janne Korhonen (Haka)
May Flag of Finland.svg Esa Pekonen (KuPS) Flag of Finland.svg Miikka Ilo (KuPS)
June [3] Flag of the Netherlands.svg Job Dragtsma (FC Inter) Flag of Finland.svg Henri Lehtonen (FC Inter)
July [4] Flag of Finland.svg Pekka Lyyski (IFK Mariehamn) Flag of Finland.svg Tamás Gruborovics (IFK Mariehamn)
August [5] Flag of Finland.svg Marko Rajamäki (TPS) Flag of Finland.svg Roope Riski (TPS)
September [6] Flag of Finland.svg / Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Eremenko Sr. (FF Jaro) Flag of Finland.svg Toni Kolehmainen (TPS)
October [7] Flag of Finland.svg Sami Ristilä (Haka) Flag of Nigeria.svg Dudu (KuPS)

Players of the year

Source: veikkausliiga.com (in Finnish)

PositionPlayer
Goalkeeper Flag of Finland.svg Jukka Lehtovaara (TPS)
Defender Flag of Finland.svg Juhani Ojala (HJK)
Midfielder Flag of Finland.svg Miikka Ilo (KuPS)
Striker Flag of Finland.svg Juho Mäkelä (HJK)
Player Flag of Finland.svg Medo (HJK)

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