FC City Stars

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City Stars
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Full nameCity Stars
Founded1982
Ground Kisapuiston kenttä,
Lahti
Finland
Capacity4,000
ManagerPetri Järvinen
CoachPetri Haapsaari (GK)
League Kakkonen
2009 1st – Kolmonen (Helsinki and Uusimaa)

City Stars was a football club from Lahti in Finland. The club was formed in 1982 and their home ground is at the Kisapuiston kenttä. The team last plays in the Kakkonen (Second Division). The Head coach was to this time Petri Järvinen.

Lahti City in Päijänne Tavastia, Finland

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.

Finland Republic in Northern Europe

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.

Lahden kisapuisto

The Lahden kisapuisto is a multi-use stadium in Lahti, Finland. It is used mostly for football and hosts the home matches of FC Lahti. The stadium holds 4,000 people and is all-seater. It also hosted some football matches during the 1952 Summer Olympics.

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History

City Stars spent many seasons in the lower divisions of the Finnish football league following their formation in 1982. The year 2006 saw a huge change in fortunes when they won Section 2 of the Kolmonen (Helsinki and Uusimaa). The team then won the promotion play-off group to seal promotion. [1]

The Finnish football league system is a series of interconnected leagues for club football in Finland. The three highest levels are managed by the Finnish FA while the other leagues are managed by the regional departments of the FA.

Kolmonen or III divisioona is the fourth level in the league system of Finnish football and comprises 104 Finnish football teams. The III divisioona was introduced in 1973 and in the mid-1990s became known as the Kolmonen.

In early 2007 City Stars became part of the Lahti club, FC Kuusysi, and established their own business unit within the organisation. At the same time City Stars received support from Petri Pasanen, the Finnish international, and Kari Kangasaho, the Kuusysi coach. In 2007–2008 seasons the club also formed a cooperative link with FC Lahti.

FC Kuusysi association football club

FC Kuusysi (‘sixty-nine’) is a football club in Lahti, Finland. Its men's team is currently playing in the third tier of Finnish football (Kakkonen) under the name FC Lahti Akatemia, and its women's team is playing in Women's Ykkönen. The homeground of FC Kuusysi is Lahden kisapuisto.

Petri Pasanen Finnish footballer

Petri Pasanen is a Finnish former professional football defender. He was most comfortable in central defense, but also played right back and left back as well. Pasanen began his senior career in his native Finland before moving to Ajax. He spent most of his career at Bundesliga club Werder Bremen which he represented in the UEFA Champions League in multiple seasons, and in the 2009 UEFA Cup Final.

FC Lahti association football club in Finland

FC Lahti is a Finnish football club based in the city of Lahti. It currently plays in the Finnish Premier League (Veikkausliiga) after placing first in the Finnish First Division (Ykkönen) during season 2011. The homeground of FC Lahti is Lahden Stadion. FC Lahti is famous of being the local team of the most successful Finnish player, Jari Litmanen. Litmanen played in FC Lahti two times, 2004 and 2009-2010. In his youth years and the start of his career, he played in Reipas Lahti.

City Stars played two seasons in the Kakkonen (Second Division), the third tier of Finnish football from 2007 to 2008 before relegation back to the Kolmonen (Third Division). Their stay at the lower level was short-lived as another promotion in 2009 saw them back in the Kakkonen for 2010 after narrowly beating local rivals Salpausselän Reipas by 2 points. [2]

Kakkonen or II divisioona is the third level in the league system of Finnish football and comprises 36 Finnish football teams. The II divisioona was introduced in 1973 and in the mid-1990s became known as the Kakkonen.. Sakari Tukiainen finished the season 2014 as the top goal scorer and setting a new league record with 40 goals for the Kakkonen. Petter Meyer finished the 2015 as the top goal scorer for GrIFK with 23 goals.

Salpausselän Reipas football club from Lahti, Finland

Salpausselän Reipas is a football club from Lahti in Finland. The club was formed in 2004 and their home ground is at the Mukkulan kenttä. The first team currently plays in the Kolmonen, the fourth tier of Finnish football. The Chairman of SalReipas is Tero Rantala.

City Stars have fine reputation as a good cup team, especially in the Finnish Cup (Suomen Cup). In the 2009 competition they battled their way through to quarter finals before losing 0–3 to FC Honka.

The Finnish Cup is Finland's main national cup competition in football. This yearly competition is open for all member clubs of the FA of Finland and has been played since 1955.

Finnish Cup 2009 was the 55th season of the main annual football (soccer) cup competition in Finland. It is organized as a single-elimination knock–out tournament.

FC Honka association football club

FC Honka is a Finnish football club, based in Espoo. It was promoted into the Finnish premier division (Veikkausliiga), for the first time in its history, at the end of the 2005 season. The club's manager is Vesa Vasara and it plays its home matches at Tapiolan urheilupuisto. It was founded in 1957 as Tapion Honka, and changed its name to FC Honka in 1975.

City Stars are proud to take part in the Uusi Lahti Cup tournament. In 2007 they beat Estonian first division club FC Levadia Tallinn and were ranked in positions 5–6. In 2008, the team reached a similar position by winning a penalty shoot-out against JJK Jyväskylä from the (First Division). In 2010 the team lost 3–0 to HJK Helsinki in the quarter-finals but beat PoPa Pori 2–1 in the ranking match.

JJK Jyväskylä association football club in Finland

JJK Jyväskylä is a Finnish football club, based in Jyväskylä. It currently plays in the Finnish second highest league Ykkönen. The club has two managers, Mikko Manninen and Janne Korhonen. JJK plays its home matches at Harjun Stadion.

Porin Palloilijat

Porin Palloilijat or FC PoPa is a Finnish football club, based in the city of Pori in Finland. The club currently plays in the Ykkönen, the second highest level of Finnish football. The club was established in 1925 but did not operate between 1960 and 1981. It has been the leading football team in Pori since FC Jazz went bankrupt in early 2005.

FC Kuusysi

Season to season

SeasonLevelDivisionSectionAdministrationPositionMovements
2000Tier 5Nelonen(Fourth Division)Section 2Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa)1stPromoted
2001Tier 4Kolmonen(Third Division)Section 3Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki)
2002Tier 4Kolmonen(Third Division)Section 3Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki)3rd
2003Tier 4Kolmonen(Third Division)Section 2Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa)3rd
2004Tier 4Kolmonen(Third Division)Section 2Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa)2nd
2005Tier 4Kolmonen(Third Division)Section 2Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa)1stPlay-offs
2006Tier 4Kolmonen(Third Division)Section 2Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa)1stPromoted
2007Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)Group AFinnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)5th
2008Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)Group AFinnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)12thRelegated
2009Tier 4Kolmonen(Third Division)Section 3Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa)1stPromoted
2010Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)Group AFinnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)

Club Structure

City Stars is part of the FC Kuusysi structure which has 1 men's team, 1 veteran's team, 1 ladies team, 1 disability team, 15 boys teams and 9 girls teams.

2010 season

City Stars are competing in Group A (Lohko A) of the Kakkonen administered by the Football Association of Finland (Suomen Palloliitto) . This is the third highest tier in the Finnish football system. In 2009 City Stars finished in first position in their Kolmonen (Third Division) section and were promoted to the Kakkonen..

References and sources

Footnotes

  1. "Finland 2006". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  2. "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-20.

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