2012 Veikkausliiga

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Veikkausliiga
Season2012
Champions HJK
9th Veikkausliiga title
25th Finnish title
Relegated Haka
Champions League HJK
Europa League FC Honka
Inter Turku
TPS
Matches played198
Goals scored535 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorer Irakli Sirbiladze
(17 goals)
Biggest home win TPS 9–2 Haka
(22 August)
Biggest away win KuPS 0–6 FC Inter
(22 July)
Highest scoring TPS 9–2 Haka
(22 August)
2011
2013

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

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Teams

RoPS were relegated to Ykkönen after finishing at the bottom of the 2011 season. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions FC Lahti.

Team summaries

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HJK
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JJK
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VPS
Location of teams in 2012 Veikkausliiga
ClubLocationStadiumCapacityManagerCaptain
FC Honka Espoo Tapiolan Urheilupuisto 6,000 Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lehkosuo Flag of Finland.svg Tapio Heikkilä
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion 110,000 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Job Dragtsma Flag of Finland.svg Henri Lehtonen
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden Stadion 15,000 Flag of Finland.svg Tommi Kautonen Flag of Finland.svg Mikko Hauhia
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 Juha Malinen Flag of Ireland.svg Shane Robinson
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 Janne Korhonen
KuPS Kuopio Savon Sanomat Areena 5,000 Flag of Finland.svg Esa Pekonen Flag of Finland.svg Pyry Kärkkäinen
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena 4,000 Flag of Finland.svg Pekka Lyyski Flag of Finland.svg Jani Lyyski
MYPA Kouvola Saviniemi 4,167 Flag of Finland.svg Toni Korkeakunnas Flag of Finland.svg Tuomas Aho
TPS Turku Veritas Stadion 110,000 Flag of Finland.svg Marko Rajamäki Flag of Finland.svg Toni Kolehmainen
VPS Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600 Flag of Finland.svg Olli Huttunen Flag of Finland.svg Sebastian Strandvall

1 Paavo Nurmi Stadion until June 2012. [2] [3]

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyIncoming managerDate of appointmentTable
VPS Flag of Finland.svg Petri Vuorinen End of contractn/a Flag of Finland.svg Olli Huttunen 1 December 2011 [4] Pre-season
Haka Flag of Finland.svg Sami Ristilä Sacked23 August 2012 [5] Flag of Finland.svg Asko Jussila 23 August 201211th
Haka Flag of Finland.svg Asko Jussila Resigned10 September 2012 [6] Flag of Finland.svg Juha Malinen 10 September 201211th

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 HJK (C)3319776333+3064Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 FC Inter 3317795742+1558Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 TPS 33166115533+2254
4 IFK Mariehamn 33131285043+751Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round [lower-alpha 1]
5 FC Lahti 33162154549450
6 MYPA 331310103933+649
7 FC Honka 33127143738143Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round [lower-alpha 2]
8 VPS 33127143638243
9 JJK 331241754651140
10 KuPS 331061739531436
11 FF Jaro 33891628512333
12 Haka (R)33951932572532Relegation to Ykkönen
Source: veikkausliiga.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. IFK Mariehamn qualified for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League via Fair Play rankings. [7]
  2. FC Honka qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League by winning the 2012 Finnish Cup.

Results

Statistics

Updated to games played on 27 October 2012.

Monthly awards

MonthCoach of the MonthPlayer of the Month
April [8] Flag of Finland.svg Toni Korkeakunnas (MYPA) Flag of Finland.svg Magnus Bahne (FC Inter)
May [9] Flag of Finland.svg Pekka Lyyski (IFK Mariehamn) Flag of Hungary.svg Tamás Gruborovics (JJK)
June [10] Flag of Finland.svg Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Eremenko Sr. (FF Jaro) Flag of Finland.svg Sampo Koskinen (FC Honka)
July [11] Flag of Finland.svg Marko Rajamäki (TPS) Flag of Finland.svg Petteri Forsell (IFK Mariehamn)
August [12] Flag of Finland.svg Toni Korkeakunnas (MYPA) Flag of Finland.svg Pekka Sihvola (MYPA)
September [13] Flag of Finland.svg Tommi Kautonen (FC Lahti) Flag of Georgia.svg Irakli Sirbiladze (FC Inter)
October [14] Flag of Finland.svg Antti Muurinen (HJK) Flag of Finland.svg Rasmus Schüller (HJK)

Annual awards

Source: Pelipaikkojen parhaat 2012 nimetty (in Finnish)

PositionPlayer
Goalkeeper Flag of Finland.svg Henrik Moisander (TPS)
Defender Flag of Finland.svg Jarkko Hurme (TPS)
Midfielder Flag of Finland.svg Mika Ojala (FC Inter)
Striker Flag of Georgia.svg Irakli Sirbiladze (FC Inter)
Manager Flag of Finland.svg Toni Korkeakunnas (MYPA)

See also

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