2015 Veikkausliiga

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Veikkausliiga
Season2015
Champions SJK
1st Veikkausliiga title
Relegated FF Jaro
KTP
Champions League SJK
Europa League RoPS
HJK
IFK Mariehamn
Matches played198
Goals scored448 (2.26 per match)
Top goalscorer Aleksandr Kokko (17 goals)
Biggest home win SJK 5–0 KuPS
(11 May)
Biggest away win RoPS 0–4 FC Inter
(23 April)
Highest scoring IFK Mariehamn 4–3 FF Jaro
(19 July)
Highest attendance10,521
HJK Helsinki 1-1 HIFK (6 July)
Average attendance2,574
2014
2016

The 2015 Veikkausliiga was the eighty-fifth season of top-tier football in Finland. HJK Helsinki were the defending champions. The season was won by SJK, ending HJK's record streak of six straight titles.

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Teams

TPS were relegated to Ykkönen after finishing at the bottom of the 2014 season. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions HIFK.

FC Honka and MYPA were not given a license due to the clubs' bad economic situation. The two places were given for KTP, the runner-up of 2014 Ykkönen, and Ilves, which finished third in Ykkönen. [1]

Stadia and location

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KTP
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SJK
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VPS
Location of teams in 2015 Veikkausliiga
ClubLocationStadiumCapacity
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion 10,000
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden kisapuisto 4,000
FF Jaro Jakobstad Jakobstads Centralplan 5,000
HIFK Helsinki Sonera Stadium 10,770
HJK Helsinki Sonera Stadium 10,770
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena 4,000
Ilves Tampere Tammela Stadion 5,040
KTP Kotka Arto Tolsa Areena 4,780
KuPS Kuopio Savon Sanomat Areena 5,000
RoPS Rovaniemi Rovaniemen keskuskenttä 4,000
SJK Seinäjoki Seinäjoen keskuskenttä 3,500
VPS Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600

Personnel and kits

ClubManagerCaptainKit manufacturerSponsors
FC Inter Flag of the Netherlands.svg Job Dragtsma Flag of Finland.svg Henri Lehtonen Nike Alfons Håkans
FC Lahti Flag of Finland.svg Toni Korkeakunnas Flag of Finland.svg Mikko Hauhia Umbro BE Group
Lahti Energia
Halton
FF Jaro Flag of Finland.svg Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Eremenko Sr. Flag of Finland.svg Jonas Emet Macron Stadshotellet Kaupunginhotelli
Halpa-Halli
Sagafurs
HIFK Flag of Finland.svg Jani Honkavaara Flag of Finland.svg Esa Terävä Kappa Aktia Bank
HJK Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lehkosuo Flag of Finland.svg Markus Heikkinen Adidas Apu
IFK Mariehamn Flag of Finland.svg Pekka Lyyski Flag of Finland.svg Jani Lyyski Puma Hotell Arkipelag
Ilves Flag of Italy.svg Marco Baruffato Flag of Finland.svg Antti Hynynen Adidas LähiTapiola
Dextra
KTP Flag of Finland.svg Sami Ristilä Flag of Finland.svg Valeri Minkenen PumaSteveco
Data Group
Port of Haminakotka
KuPS Flag of Finland.svg Marko Rajamäki Flag of Finland.svg Miikka Ilo Puma LähiTapiola
Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas
RoPS Flag of Finland.svg Juha Malinen Flag of Finland.svg Antti Okkonen PumaSaraware
SJK Flag of Finland.svg Simo Valakari Flag of Serbia.svg Pavle Milosavljević AdidasGapCon
VPS Flag of Finland.svg Petri Vuorinen Flag of Finland.svg Ville Koskimaa PumaVarious

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyIncoming managerDate of appointmentTable
Ilves Flag of Finland.svg Mika Malinen End of contractn/a Flag of Finland.svg Flag of England.svg Keith Armstrong 24 October 2014 [2] Pre-season
VPS Flag of Finland.svg Olli Huttunen Sacked29 June 2015 Flag of Finland.svg Petri Vuorinen 29 June 2015 [3] 12th
Ilves Flag of Finland.svg Flag of England.svg Keith Armstrong Sacked7 October 2015 [4] Flag of Italy.svg Marco Baruffato 14 October 2015 [5] 8th

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 SJK (C)3318695022+2860Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 RoPS 3317884429+1559Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 HJK 33161074530+1558
4 Inter Turku 331310104534+1149
5 Lahti 33121293836+248
6 IFK Mariehamn 331112103036645Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round [lower-alpha 1]
7 HIFK 331013104242043
8 Ilves 331171532481640
9 KuPS 33911133240838
10 VPS 3389163643733
11 KTP (R)337111527441732Qualification for the relegation play-offs
12 Jaro (R)336111627431629Relegation to the Ykkönen
Source: Veikkausliiga, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head goals scored; 7) Fewer away goals allowed; 8) Home goals scored; 9) Fewer home goals allowed; 10) Play-off. (Note: Criteria 7–10 is only used if deciding Champion, teams to UEFA competitions or teams for relegation). [6]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

Results

Relegation play-offs


PK-35 Vantaa 0–0 KTP
Report
Myyrmäen jalkapallostadion, Vantaa
Attendance: 2,050
Referee: Mikko Mörö

KTP 2–3 PK-35 Vantaa
Äijälä Soccerball shade.svg 72' (pen.)
Kaivonurmi Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Report García Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Ositashvili Soccerball shade.svg 39' (o.g.)
Couñago Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Arto Tolsa Areena, Kotka
Attendance: 3,470
Referee: Ville Nevalainen

PK-35 Vantaa won 3–2 on aggregate.

Statistics

Monthly awards

MonthCoach of the MonthPlayer of the Month
April [7] Flag of the Netherlands.svg Job Dragtsma (FC Inter) Flag of Finland.svg Vahid Hambo (FC Inter)
May [8] Flag of Finland.svg Juha Malinen (RoPS) Flag of Estonia.svg Mihkel Aksalu (SJK)
June [9] Flag of Finland.svg Juha Malinen (RoPS) Flag of Finland.svg Aleksandr Kokko (RoPS)
July [10] Flag of Finland.svg Toni Korkeakunnas (FC Lahti) Flag of Finland.svg Mika Hilander (Ilves)
August [11] Flag of England.svg Keith Armstrong (Ilves) Flag of Finland.svg Mika Hilander (Ilves)
September [12] Flag of the Netherlands.svg Job Dragtsma (FC Inter) Flag of Finland.svg Antti Okkonen (RoPS)
October [13] Flag of Finland.svg Simo Valakari (SJK) Flag of Finland.svg Aleksandr Kokko (RoPS)

See also

Related Research Articles

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