FC Jazz

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FC Jazz Pori
FC Jazz logo.png
Full nameFootball Club Jazz Pori
Founded22 September 1934;86 years ago (22 September 1934)
Ground Pori Stadium, Pori
Capacity12,600
Manager Seth Ablade
League Kakkonen
2018 7th (Group B)

FC Jazz is a football club from Pori, Finland. It plays in the Finnish third tier Kakkonen.

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History

2013 promotion playoffs FC Jazz vs. Ekenas IF at Pori Stadium. FC Jazz vs. EIF.JPG
2013 promotion playoffs FC Jazz vs. Ekenäs IF at Pori Stadium.

PPT 1934–1991

FC Jazz was established in 1934 as Porin Pallo-Toverit (PPT for short) by 18 young men who had previously played football in the local sports club Pyrintö. The founders had strong labour movement background and PPT immediately joined the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation (TUL). PPT had also a section for bandy. [1]

PPT played its first years in TUL regional series and after the second world war in TUL national divisions. The club made its debut in Finnish Football Association's national divisions in 1948 Suomensarja which was the second tier of Finnish football. After six more seasons in TUL series PPT joined the FA's divisions permanently in 1955 playing third or fourth tiers up to the 1980s. In 1982 PPT was promoted to 1. division and year later to the premier division Mestaruussarja. [1]

FC Jazz

In 1992 PPT changed its name for FC Jazz. The name was inspired by Pori Jazz festival, which is one of the most popular jazz festivals in Europe. FC Jazz won two Finnish championship titles in 1993 and 1996. The club was relegated to second tier in 2004, but the first team was dissolved 2005 as a result of financial problems.

FC Jazz youth section had been separated from the league organisation in 2002 and was known as FC Jazz-juniorit (FC Jazz Juniors). In 2006 club started in FA Satakunta district 5. division. Two years later FC Jazz-juniorit was promoted to third tier Kakkonen, which is the lowest national level in Finnish football. Since 2010 FC Jazz-juniorit has been again known as FC Jazz. In 2013 FC Jazz was promoted to Ykkönen after beating Ekenäs IF 4–2 on aggregate in the promotion playoffs. [2]

Name changes

Honours

PPT 1940 squad. PPT1940.jpeg
PPT 1940 squad.

Domestic competition record

European competitions

UEFA Champions League:

SeasonRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
1997–1998 1st qualifying round Flag of Estonia.svg FC Lantana 2–01–03–0
2nd qualifying round Flag of the Netherlands.svg Feyenoord 1–22–63–8

UEFA Cup:

SeasonRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
1994–95 Preliminary round Flag of Denmark.svg FC Copenhagen 0–41–01–4
1996–97 Preliminary round Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg GÍ Gøta 3–11–04–1
Qualifying round Flag of Russia.svg Dynamo Moscow 1–31–12–4
1997–98 1st round Flag of Germany.svg 1860 Munich 0–11–61–7

UEFA Intertoto Cup:

SeasonRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
2001 1st round Flag of Romania.svg Gloria Bistrița 1–01–22–2
2nd round Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain 1–40–31–7

Current squad

As of 22 April 2019 [3]

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 Tuukka Nurmi
2 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Oliver Nabb
3 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Joonas Meura
4 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Juho Kemppinen
5 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Joose Mäkinen
6 DF Flag of Niger.svg  NIG Kourouma Fatoukouma
7 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Roope Huhtanen
8 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Eero Lehtinen
9 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Juho Lehtonen
10 MF Flag of Nigeria.svg  NGA Iyam Friday
No.Pos.NationPlayer
11 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Nicolas Gomes Ramos
12 GK Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Eetu Lindfors
15 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Christian Harjanne
16 MF Flag of Afghanistan.svg  AFG Mostafa Mohammadi
17 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Rasmus Laaksonen
18 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Aleksanteri Tomberg
19 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Joona Visavuori
22 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Jussi Lemiö
23 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Tobias Laaksonen
27 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Eetu Vahekoski

Former players

Two-time Veikkausliiga top scorer Luiz Antonio in 1996. FC Jazz vs TPS 1996.JPG
Two-time Veikkausliiga top scorer Luiz Antônio in 1996.

All following players who have represented FC Jazz have been capped at least once by their respective national team's first squad.

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References

  1. 1 2 PPT 1934–1984 50th Anniversary book.
  2. "Europa League football for Vaasa in 2014". Yle News. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  3. Joukkue FC Jazz. Retrieved 3 April 2016.