FC Hämeenlinna

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FC Hämeenlinna
FC Hameenlinna 2011 new logo.png
Full nameFC Hämeenlinna
Nickname(s)Valkoiset (Whites)
Founded1991
Ground Kauriala,
Hämeenlinna
Capacity4000
ChairmanTapio Virtanen
ManagerTomi Uusitorppa
League Kakkonen
Kaurialan kentta Kaurialan kentta.jpg
Kaurialan kenttä

FC Hämeenlinna is a Finnish football club, based in Hämeenlinna. It currently plays in the Finnish Second Division ( Kakkonen ). The club's manager is Tomi Uusitorppa, and it plays its home matches at Kauriala.

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The team was formed in 1991.

Club's history

Initial years

FC Hämeenlinna was founded in autumn 1991, when the town's two football teams HPK and Pallo-Kärpät decided to merge. In the spring of 1992, K-Team took the place of HPK in the Kolmonen. The team were coached by Seppo Pyykkö and Teuvo Palkki.

FC Hämeenlinna in the autumn of 1993 gained promotion to the Kakkonen, where their stay was short-lived, as they gained promotion this time to the Ykkönen. The club played at this level until 1998, when they were relegated back to the Kakkonen. The first team won the Ykkönen Cup in the summer of 1996.

In the autumn of 1998, the club launched a project with the objective of achieving to top-level football for Hämeenlinna. Jari-Pekka Keurulainen was hired as coach, and one of his signings was Ismo Lius. The following season Lius took on additional training responsibilities, and he coached the team during the 2000 season. Then Hannu Touru was hired as coach, and season 2001 ended with celebrations, with the team winning the play-off against in Jaro (from Pietarsaari) by 4–2 on aggregate.

Current squad

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 Jukka Järvinen
3 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Esa Mattila
4 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Jussi Heikkinen
6 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Lauri Hakanen
7 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Jussi Ojala
8 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Jere Saarinen
9 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Jere Suomalainen
11 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Mikko Matinaro
14 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Aleksi Nieminen
17 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Harri Suhonen
18 GK Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Jaakko Puronaho
19 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Mikko Kalervo
No.Pos.NationPlayer
21 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Omid Musawi
23 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Joni Lindroos
24 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Aleksi Topinoja
45 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Aleksi Latvanen
69 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Jarkko Saarman
71 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Miro Purosto
74 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Kaarle Keskitalo
90 GK Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Ville Kalervo
TBA MF Flag of Nigeria.svg  NGA Lyam Friday
TBA MF Flag of Cameroon.svg  CMR Chijioke Ibekwe
TBA GK Flag of Estonia.svg  EST Sergei Lepmets

Coaches

1991–1995 Seppo Pyykkö
1996–1998 Jorma Kangasmäki
1998 Seppo Pyykkö
1999 Jari-Pekka Keurulainen
2000 Ismo Lius
2001–2002 Hannu Touru
2003–2004 Ville Lyytikäinen
2004 Toni Korkeakunnas
2005 Danny Hoekman
2005 Geert Meijer
2006 Jussi Laihanen
2007–2010 Teuvo Palkki
2011–2012 Jussi Lempinen
2013– Tomi Uusitorppa


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