FC Espoo

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FC Espoo
FC Espoo badge.jpg
Full nameFootball Club Espoo
Founded1989
GroundLeppävaaran stadion
Espoo
Finland
Capacity5,000
ChairmanJarkko Laaksonen
Head Coach Jussi Nuorela
CoachPetri "Huso" Godenhjelm
Flag of Finland.svg Petri Ojanperä (GK)
League Kakkonen Second division

FC Espoo is a Finnish football club based in the city of Espoo, Finland. Founded in 1989, the first team plays in the Finnish Second Division (Kakkonen), the third tier of the Finnish football pyramid.

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The first team of FC Espoo plays its home games at Leppävaaran stadion in the district Leppävaara in the Greater Helsinki region. [1]

Background

FC Espoo was founded in 1989 by the Leppävaaran Pallo and FC Kasiysi football clubs based in Espoo who now act as feeder clubs.

The club has played 9 seasons in the Kakkonen (Second Division), the first spell being in 1993 when they were relegated back to the Kolmonen (Third Division) after just one season and the second period being from 2002 until 2009 which culminated with promotion to the Ykkönen (First Division) for the first time. [2]

Season to season

SeasonLevelDivisionSectionAdministrationPositionMovements
2000Tier 4Kolmonen(Third Division)Section 2Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa)3rd
2001Tier 4Kolmonen(Third Division)Section 2Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa)4thPromoted
2002Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)South GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)1stPlay-offs
2003Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)South GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
2004Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)South GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
2005Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)South GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)3rd
2006Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)Group BFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
2007Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)Group BFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)6th
2008Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)Group BFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)9th
2009Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)Group BFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)1stPromoted
2010Tier 2 Ykkönen(First Division)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)6th
2011Tier 2 Ykkönen(First Division)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)13thRelegated
2012Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)South GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)10thRelegated
2013Tier 4Kolmonen(Third Division)Section 2Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa)1stPromoted
2014Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)South GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)10thRelegated
2015Tier 4Kolmonen(Third Division)Helsinki/Uusimaa 1Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa)1stPromoted
2016Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)Group BFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
2017Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)Group BFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)

Club Structure

The club runs a number of teams including 2 men's teams, 2 ladies' teams, FCE Akatemia and 3 other boys' teams and finally 2 girls' teams. A key mission of the club is to "work with Espoo football clubs to provide a first team for them and make it possible for footballers in Espoo to make progress in the sport."

A key operational objective is to provide the local clubs with talented and motivated young players that have had the best possible development opportunities. This is achieved by a high quality coaching, good training conditions and the empowerment of young players. A first team with a young age profile is the key way to support this objective. [3]

Facilities used by the club include:

References and sources

Footnotes

  1. "Kotikenttä" (in Finnish). Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  2. "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
  3. "Seuran esittely" (in Finnish). Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2009-07-01.

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