2014 Veikkausliiga

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Veikkausliiga
Season2014
Champions HJK
11th Veikkausliiga title
27th Finnish title
Relegated TPS
FC Honka
MYPA
Champions League HJK
Europa League SJK
FC Lahti
VPS
Matches played198
Goals scored511 (2.58 per match)
Top goalscorer Jonas Emet,
Luis Solignac
(14 goals)
Biggest home win HJK 5–0 TPS
(23 June)
Biggest away win FC Honka 0–5 FF Jaro
(20 July)
TPS 1–6 FC Inter
(17 September)
Highest scoring MYPA 5–3 KuPS
(27 July)
Average attendance2,046
2013
2015

The 2014 Veikkausliiga was the eighty-fourth season of top-tier football in Finland. The league started on 6 April 2014 and ended on 25 October 2014. [1] HJK Helsinki are the defending champions.

Contents

Teams

JJK were relegated to Ykkönen after finishing at the bottom of the 2013 season. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions SJK.

Team summaries

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HJK
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SJK
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VPS
Location of teams in 2014 Veikkausliiga
ClubLocationStadiumCapacityManagerCaptain
FC Honka Espoo Tapiolan Urheilupuisto 6,000 Flag of Finland.svg Shefki Kuqi Flag of Finland.svg Jussi Vasara
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion 10,000 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Job Dragtsma Flag of Finland.svg Henri Lehtonen
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden Stadion 15,000 Flag of Finland.svg Toni Korkeakunnas 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 Jonas Emet
HJK Helsinki Sonera Stadium 10,770 Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lehkosuo Flag of Finland.svg Teemu Tainio
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena 4,000 Flag of Finland.svg Pekka Lyyski Flag of Finland.svg Jani Lyyski
KuPS Kuopio Savon Sanomat Areena 5,000 Flag of Finland.svg Marko Rajamäki Flag of Finland.svg Miikka Ilo
MYPA Kouvola Kymenlaakson Sähkö Stadion 4,167 Flag of Finland.svg Antti Muurinen Flag of Finland.svg Tuomas Aho
RoPS Rovaniemi Rovaniemen keskuskenttä 4,000 Flag of Finland.svg Juha Malinen Flag of Finland.svg Antti Okkonen
SJK Seinäjoki Seinäjoen keskuskenttä 3,500 Flag of Finland.svg Simo Valakari Flag of Serbia.svg Pavle Milosavljević
TPS Turku Veritas Stadion 10,000 Flag of Finland.svg Mika Laurikainen Flag of Finland.svg Jukka Lehtovaara
VPS Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600 Flag of Finland.svg Olli Huttunen Flag of Finland.svg Sebastian Strandvall

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyIncoming managerDate of appointmentTable
RoPS Flag of Finland.svg Kari Virtanen End of contractn/a Flag of Finland.svg Juha Malinen [2] Pre-season
FC Lahti Flag of Finland.svg Juha Malinen End of contractn/a Flag of Finland.svg Toni Korkeakunnas [3] Pre-season
MYPA Flag of Finland.svg Toni Korkeakunnas End of contractn/a Flag of Finland.svg Antti Muurinen [4] Pre-season
FC Honka Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lehkosuo Sacked7 February 2014 [5] Flag of Finland.svg Shefki Kuqi 15 February 2014 [6] Pre-season
TPS Flag of Finland.svg Marko Rajamäki Mutual termination14 February 2014 [7] Flag of Finland.svg Mika Laurikainen 17 February 2014 [8] Pre-season
KuPS Flag of Finland.svg Esa Pekonen Mutual termination24 April 2014 [9] Flag of Finland.svg Marko Rajamäki 2 May 2014 [10] 12th
HJK Flag of Finland.svg Sixten Boström Sacked29 April 2014 Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lehkosuo 29 April 2014 [11] 6th

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 HJK (C)3320946225+3769Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 SJK 33161164026+1459Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 FC Lahti 33151354523+2258
4 VPS 33139113934+548
5 IFK Mariehamn 33146134955648
6 FF Jaro 33128134747044
7 KuPS 331111114444044
8 MYPA [lower-alpha 1] (R)331091441541339Relegation to Ykkönen
9 RoPS 33115173741438
10 FC Inter 33812134247536
11 FC Honka [lower-alpha 2] (R)336131438571931Relegation to Kakkonen
12 TPS (R)33662129603124Relegation to Ykkönen
Source: veikkausliiga.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. MYPA were denied a licence for the 2015 season and were relegated to 2015 Ykkönen, however the team later decided to cease their operations
  2. FC Honka were denied a licence and they continue in the 2015 Kakkonen with a reserve team

Results

Statistics

Monthly awards

MonthCoach of the MonthPlayer of the Month
April [14] Flag of Finland.svg Antti Muurinen (MYPA) Flag of Germany.svg Hendrik Helmke (FF Jaro)
May [15] Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lehkosuo (HJK) Flag of Finland.svg Rasmus Schüller (HJK)
June [16] Flag of Finland.svg Simo Valakari (SJK) Flag of Sweden.svg Admir Ćatović (KuPS)
July [17] Flag of Finland.svg Toni Korkeakunnas (FC Lahti) Flag of Finland.svg Henrik Moisander (FC Lahti)
August [18] Flag of Finland.svg Pekka Lyyski (IFK Mariehamn) Flag of Finland.svg Petteri Forsell (IFK Mariehamn)
September [19] Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lehkosuo (HJK) Flag of Finland.svg Erfan Zeneli (HJK)
October [20] Flag of Finland.svg Olli Huttunen (VPS) Flag of Finland.svg Sebastian Standvall (VPS)

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