AC Oulu

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AC Oulu
AC Oulu.svg
Full nameAC Oulu
Founded2002
Ground Raatti Stadium, Oulu
Capacity5,000
ChairmanVille Puukka
ManagerJyrki Ahola
League Veikkausliiga
2020 Ykkönen, 1st (promotion)
Website Club website

AC Oulu (ACO) is a Finnish football club based in Oulu. Formed in 2002, the club have played two seasons in Finland's highest football league Veikkausliiga and seven seasons in the second highest league Ykkönen. The club are currently playing in Veikkausliiga. They currently play their home games at Raatti Stadium, and the club colours are navy blue, and white.

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History

AC Oulu was founded in 2002 as a joint initiative of the OLS, OPS, OTP and Tervarit clubs with the aim of bringing top level football back to Oulu. FC Oulu played in the Veikkausliiga in the early '90s as the most recent team from Oulu to play top-tier Finnish football. After four seasons in the Ykkönen, AC Oulu reached the Finlands highest football league Veikkausliiga in 2007. However, they were relegated back to the Ykkönen at the end of their first season in the top division. After two seasons in the second tier AC Oulu won promotion again to the Veikkausliiga at the end of the 2009 season after finishing top of the Ykkönen.

Having finished 11th in 2010 season the club were initially going to continue in the Veikkausliiga for the 2011 season. However, they were denied a league licence for financial reasons and therefore dropped down to the Ykkönen.

Current squad

As of 19 March, 2021 [1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Juhani Pennanen
2 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Aapo Kuivila
3 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Miika Koskela
4 DF Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Ruxi
5 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Lassi Nurmos
6 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Anselmi Nurmela
7 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Samu Alanko
8 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Obed Malolo
9 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Severi Kähkönen
10 FW Flag of Afghanistan.svg  AFG Fareed Sadat
11 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Rafinha
12 GK Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Juuso Särkelä
13 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Joona Lohela
No.Pos.NationPlayer
14 MF Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Diego Diz
15 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Jere Kallinen
16 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Henrik Ölander
17 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Niklas Jokelainen
18 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Jarkko Hurme
19 FW Flag of Romania.svg  ROU David Popa
20 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Otso Liimatta
21 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Aapo Heikkilä
22 GK Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  CAN Yann-Alexandre Fillion
23 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Nikolas Saira
26 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Lasse Ikonen
28 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Nestori Kekonen

Out on loan

As of 17 January 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer

Management and boardroom

Management

As of 15 September 2020 [2]

NameRole
Flag of Finland.svg Jyrki AholaHead Coach
Flag of Finland.svg Teemu TavikainenAssistant Coach
Flag of Finland.svg Jani LuukkonenGoalkeeping Coach
Flag of Finland.svg Pasi MoilanenTeam Manager
Flag of Finland.svg Lasse PohjolaKit Manager
Flag of Finland.svg Arttu SiiraMasseur
Flag of Finland.svg Ari KorkalaPhysiotherapist
Flag of Finland.svg Ville PuukkaDoctor

Boardroom

As of 15 September 2020 [3]

NameRole
Flag of Finland.svg Ville PuukkaChairman
Flag of Finland.svg Timo KalermoVice Chairman
Flag of Finland.svg Juho MeriläinenCEO
Flag of Finland.svg Markus Heikkinen Director of Football

Statistics

Season to season

GWDLGF - GAP
2003 Ykkönen 8.2698937 - 3735
2004 Ykkönen 5.26109739 - 3339
2005 Ykkönen 10.26871132 - 3331
2006 Ykkönen 2.26157453 - 2552
2007 Veikkausliiga 14.26571428 - 4922
2008 Ykkönen 4.261011540 - 2641
2009 Ykkönen 1.26165557 - 2453
2010 Veikkausliiga 11.26861231 - 4430
2011 Ykkönen 3.24146451 - 2248
2012 Ykkönen 6.27910838 - 3537
2013 Ykkönen 5.27117936 - 3840
2014 Ykkönen 4.27138646 - 3247
2015 Ykkönen 5.27128731 - 2844
2016 Ykkönen 4.27127850 - 3143

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References

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  2. "Joukkue 2020" (in Finnish). AC Oulu. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  3. "Yhteystiedot" (in Finnish). AC Oulu. Retrieved 15 September 2020.