2016 Veikkausliiga

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Veikkausliiga
Season2016
Champions IFK Mariehamn
1st Veikkausliiga title
Relegated PK-35 Vantaa
Champions League IFK Mariehamn
Europa League HJK
SJK
VPS
Matches played198
Goals scored459 (2.32 per match)
Top goalscorer Roope Riski
(17 goals)
Biggest home win RoPS 5–0 PS Kemi (10 August)
SJK 5–0 PK-35 Vantaa (17 October)
Biggest away win IFK Mariehamn 2–5 HIFK (7 August)
HJK 1–4 FC Lahti (12 September)
Highest scoring PK-35 Vantaa 3–4 RoPS (2 April)
IFK Mariehamn 2–5 HIFK (7 August)
2015
2017

The 2016 Veikkausliiga is the eighty-sixth season of top-tier football in Finland. The season started on 2 April 2016; the regular season ended on 23 October 2016, with a promotion/relegation playoff continuing until 29 October. [1] SJK were the defending champions.

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Teams

FF Jaro were relegated to Ykkönen after finishing at the bottom of the 2015 season. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions PS Kemi.

KTP as 11th-placed team lost their Veikkausliiga spot after losing to second-placed Ykkönen team PK-35 Vantaa 3–2 on aggregate in a relegation/promotion playoff.

Stadia and locations

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SJK
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VPS
Location of teams in 2016 Veikkausliiga
ClubLocationStadiumCapacity
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion 10,000
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden kisapuisto 4,000
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
KuPS Kuopio Savon Sanomat Areena 5,000
PK-35 Vantaa Vantaa Myyrmäen jalkapallostadion 4,500
PS Kemi Kemi Sauvosaaren Urheilupuisto 4,500
RoPS Rovaniemi Rovaniemen keskuskenttä 4,000
SJK Seinäjoki OmaSP Stadion 6,000
VPS Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600

Personnel and kits

ClubManagerCaptainKit manufacturerSponsors
FC Inter Flag of Finland.svg Shefki Kuqi 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
HIFK Flag of Finland.svg Antti Muurinen Flag of Finland.svg Esa Terävä Kappa/Puma [nb 1] Aktia Bank
HJK Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lehkosuo Flag of Finland.svg Sebastian Sorsa Adidas Apu
IFK Mariehamn Flag of Finland.svg Kari Virtanen
Flag of Finland.svg Peter Lundberg
Flag of Finland.svg Jani Lyyski Puma Hotell Arkipelag
Ilves Flag of Finland.svg Jarkko Wiss Flag of Finland.svg Antti Hynynen Adidas Various
KuPS Flag of Finland.svg Marko Rajamäki Flag of Finland.svg Petteri Pennanen Puma Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas
PK-35 Vantaa Flag of Finland.svg Pasi Pihamaa Flag of Finland.svg Kim Raimi Nike Vantaan Energia
PS Kemi Flag of Finland.svg Jari Åhman Flag of England.svg Billy Ions Stanno Various
RoPS Flag of Finland.svg Juha Malinen Flag of Finland.svg Antti Okkonen Puma Saraware
SJK Flag of Finland.svg Simo Valakari Flag of Estonia.svg Mihkel Aksalu Adidas LähiTapiola
EPKK
Prima Power
VPS Flag of Finland.svg Petri Vuorinen Flag of Finland.svg Ville Koskimaa Puma Various
  1. HIFK switched from Kappa to Puma kits mid-season. [4]

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyIncoming managerDate of appointmentTable
Ilves Flag of Italy.svg Marco Baruffato End of contractn/a Flag of Finland.svg Jarkko Wiss 6 November 2015 [5] Pre-season
IFK Mariehamn Flag of Finland.svg Pekka Lyyski End of contractn/a Flag of Finland.svg Kari Virtanen
Flag of Finland.svg Peter Lundberg
19 November 2015 [6] Pre-season
FC Inter Flag of the Netherlands.svg Job Dragtsma Mutual termination26 May 2016 Flag of Finland.svg Jami Wallenius (as caretaker)26 May 2016 [7] 7th
PK-35 Vantaa Flag of Finland.svg Shefki Kuqi Mutual termination27 July 2016 Flag of Finland.svg Pasi Pihamaa 27 July 2016 [8] 12th
HIFK Flag of Finland.svg Jani Honkavaara Sacked27 July 2016 [9] Flag of Finland.svg Antti Muurinen 28 July 2016 [10] 11th
FC Inter Flag of Finland.svg Jami Wallenius (as caretaker)Mutual termination3 August 2016 Flag of Finland.svg Shefki Kuqi 3 August 2016 [11] 10th

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 IFK Mariehamn (C)33171064025+1561Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 HJK 33161075236+1658Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round [lower-alpha 1]
3 SJK 33176104936+1357
4 VPS 33158103627+953
5 Ilves 33157113635+152
6 RoPS 33131194333+1050
7 KuPS 33147123731+649
8 Lahti 331012114243142
9 PS Kemi Kings 331051829481935
10 HIFK 33810153539434
11 Inter Turku (O)337111528411332Qualification for the relegation play-offs
12 PK-35 Vantaa [lower-alpha 2] (R)33472232653313Relegation to the Ykkönen
Source: Veikkausliiga (in Finnish), 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 away goals scored; 7) Play-off
(Note: Play-off is only played if need to decide champion, teams for relegation or UEFA competition and will be played on a neutral ground).
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. SJK qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2016 Finnish Cup.
  2. PK-35 Vantaa were deducted 6 points for overdue debts. [12]

Results

Relegation play-offs


TPS 0–0 Inter Turku
Report
Paavo Nurmi Stadium
Attendance: 4,216

Inter Turku 2–0 TPS
Manev Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Nebihi Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Report
Veritas Stadion
Attendance: 6,855

Statistics

Monthly awards

MonthCoach of the MonthPlayer of the Month
April [14] Flag of Finland.svg Peter Lundberg (IFK Mariehamn)
Flag of Finland.svg Kari Virtanen (IFK Mariehamn)
Flag of Finland.svg Walter Viitala (IFK Mariehamn)
May [15] Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lehkosuo (HJK) Flag of Nigeria.svg Taye Taiwo (HJK)
June [16] Flag of Finland.svg Juha Malinen (RoPS) Flag of Finland.svg Roope Riski (SJK)
July [17] Flag of Finland.svg Petri Vuorinen (VPS) Flag of Finland.svg Pyry Soiri (VPS)
August [18] Flag of Finland.svg Jari Åhman (PS Kemi) Flag of Sweden.svg Erik Törnros (PS Kemi)
September [19] Flag of Finland.svg Jarkko Wiss (Ilves) Flag of Colombia.svg Alfredo Morelos (HJK)
October [20] Flag of Finland.svg Peter Lundberg (IFK Mariehamn)
Flag of Finland.svg Kari Virtanen (IFK Mariehamn)
Flag of Finland.svg Jani Lyyski (IFK Mariehamn)

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