2011 Veikkausliiga

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Veikkausliiga
Season2011
Champions HJK
8th Veikkausliiga title
24th Finnish title
Relegated RoPS
Champions League HJK
Europa League Inter Turku
JJK
KuPS
MYPA
Matches played198
Goals scored599 (3.03 per match)
Top goalscorer Timo Furuholm (22 goals)
Biggest home win HJK 6–0 TPS
(22 June)
FF Jaro 8–2 RoPS
(29 June)
HJK 6–0 FF Jaro
(28 September)
Biggest away win Haka 0–5 HJK
(18 June)
Highest scoring FF Jaro 8–2 RoPS
(29 June)
Longest winning run HJK
(10 games) [1]
Longest unbeaten run FC Honka
(14 games) [1]
Longest winless run RoPS
(21 games) [1]
Longest losing run RoPS
(6 games) [1]
2010
2012

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. [2] HJK were the defending champions and successfully defended their title.

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The pre-season was severely affected by license revocations to two teams, which eventually resulted in a later than originally scheduled begin date and an increase of scheduled matches from 26 to 33 per team.

Teams

The league was originally supposed to have 14 teams, but AC Oulu was refused a license due to club's bad economic situation and Tampere United was excluded from every official competition of Football Association of Finland due to breaking the rules of the association, and the league will therefore be played with only 12 teams. [3] [4] AC Oulu was, however, obtained a license for Ykkönen, where it will play this season.

FC Lahti were relegated to Ykkönen after finishing at the bottom of the 2010 season. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions RoPS. 13th-placed Veikkausliiga team JJK and Ykkönen runners-up FC Viikingit competed in a two-legged relegation play-offs for one spot in this season. JJK won 3–1 on aggregate and thereby retained their league position once again.

Team summaries

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HJK
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JJK
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VPS
Location of teams in 2011 Veikkausliiga
ClubLocationStadiumCapacityManagerCaptain
FC Honka Espoo Tapiolan Urheilupuisto 6,000 Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lehkosuo Flag of Finland.svg Tomi Maanoja
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion 10,000 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Job Dragtsma Flag of Finland.svg Henri Lehtonen
FF Jaro Jakobstad Jakobstads Centralplan 5,000 Flag of Finland.svg / Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Eremenko Sr. Flag of Finland.svg Heikki Aho
Haka Valkeakoski Tehtaan kenttä 3,516 Flag of Finland.svg Sami Ristilä Flag of Haiti.svg Regillio Nooitmeer
HJK Helsinki Sonera Stadium 10,770 Flag of Finland.svg Antti Muurinen Flag of Finland.svg Ville Wallén
JJK Jyväskylä Harjun stadion 3,000 Flag of Finland.svg Kari Martonen Flag of Finland.svg Mikko Hyyrynen
KuPS Kuopio Kuopion keskuskenttä 5,000 Flag of Finland.svg Esa Pekonen Flag of Finland.svg Pietari Holopainen
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena 4,000 Flag of Finland.svg Pekka Lyyski Flag of Denmark.svg Allan Olesen
MYPA Kouvola Saviniemi 4,167 Flag of Finland.svg Toni Korkeakunnas [5] Flag of Finland.svg Tuomas Aho
RoPS Rovaniemi Rovaniemen keskuskenttä 4,000 Flag of Finland.svg Matti Hiukka Flag of Finland.svg Tuomo Könönen
TPS Turku Veritas Stadion 10,000 Flag of Finland.svg Marko Rajamäki Flag of Finland.svg Jarno Heinikangas
VPS Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600 Flag of Finland.svg Petri Vuorinen Flag of Finland.svg Tero Koskela

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyIncoming managerDate of appointmentTable
VPS Flag of Finland.svg Tommi Pikkarainen Resigned28 July 2011 [6] Flag of Finland.svg Petri Vuorinen 28 July 201111th
RoPS Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg John Allen Sacked8 August 2011 [7] Flag of Finland.svg Matti Hiukka 8 August 201112th

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 HJK (C)3326348623+6381Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 FC Inter 3316987044+2657Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round [lower-alpha 1]
3 JJK 33141276048+1254Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
4 FC Honka 33131465740+1753
5 TPS 33131194844+450
6 KuPS 3310101344551140Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round [lower-alpha 1]
7 IFK Mariehamn 33108153947838
8 MYPA 331151739521338Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round [lower-alpha 2]
9 VPS 338131232441237
10 Haka 331071636602437
11 FF Jaro 337101649641531
12 RoPS (R)33582039783923Relegation to Ykkönen
Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. 1 2 HJK won the 2011 Finnish Cup competition. Because they won the league, they will enter the second qualifying round of UEFA Champions League and their cup winner spot in UEFA Europa League will be given to the league runners-up. KuPS qualify for the first qualifying round of UEFA Europa League as cup runners-up.
  2. MYPA qualify for the first qualifying round of UEFA Europa League via Fair Play ranking. [8] [9]

Results

As a consequence of the decreased number of teams immediately prior to the start of the season, the schedule for this season had to be significantly altered. Teams will now play each other a third time after a regular double-round robin schedule; each team will hence play a total of 33 matches. The schedule for the additional round of matches was determined by the final positions of the 2010 season, with the best six teams being assigned an extra home match in the process.

Statistics

Updated to games played on 29 October 2011.

Monthly awards

MonthCoach of the MonthPlayer of the Month
May [10] Flag of the Netherlands.svg Job Dragtsma (FC Inter) Flag of Finland.svg Timo Furuholm (FC Inter)
June [11] Flag of Finland.svg Antti Muurinen (HJK) Flag of Finland.svg Mika Ojala (FC Inter)
July [12] Flag of Finland.svg Toni Korkeakunnas (MYPA) Flag of Finland.svg Mika Ojala (FC Inter)
August [13] Flag of Finland.svg Sami Ristilä (Haka) Flag of Finland.svg Sampsa Timoska (MYPA)
September [14] Flag of Finland.svg Kari Martonen (JJK) Flag of Finland.svg Alexander Ring (HJK)
October [15] Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lehkosuo (FC Honka) Flag of Finland.svg Akseli Pelvas (HJK)

Players of the year

Source: veikkausliiga.com (in Finnish)

PositionPlayer
Goalkeeper Flag of Finland.svg Ville Wallén (HJK)
Defender Flag of Finland.svg Mathias Lindström (HJK)
Midfielder Flag of Finland.svg Mika Ojala (FC Inter)
Striker Flag of Finland.svg Timo Furuholm (FC Inter)

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