Finnish League Cup

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Finnish League Cup
Founded 1994
Abolished 2016
RegionFlag of Finland.svg  Finland
Last champions FC Lahti (3rd title)
Most successful club(s) HJK (5 titles)
Soccerball current event.svg 2016 Finnish League Cup

The Finnish League Cup was a knock-out football competition contested annually during the pre-season in winter by teams from Veikkausliiga. [1] The league cup was abolished after the 2016 tournament and replaced with the Finnish Cup group stage starting from the 2017 season. [2]

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Veikkausliiga association football league

Veikkausliiga is the premier division of Finnish football, comprising the top 12 clubs of the country. Its main sponsor is the Finnish national betting agency Veikkaus, hence the league's name. Veikkausliiga was founded in 1990; before that the top division was called Mestaruussarja since 1930 which was an amateur or semi-professional league. Between 1908 and 1930 the championship was decided in a cup competition.

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Finnish League Cup Finals

YearWinnerScoreRunner-upVenue
1994 HJK 2–0 FC Jazz Helsinki
1995 FC Haka 4–2 HJK Helsinki
1996 HJK 3–2 RoPS Helsinki
1997 HJK 2–0 VPS Helsinki
1998 HJK 1–1 (aet) (8–7 p) FF Jaro Helsinki
1999 VPS 3–0 Kotkan TP Lahti
2000 VPS 2–1 FC Jokerit Hanko
2001–03Not Played
2004 AC Allianssi 2–2 (aet) (5–3 p) FC Lahti Helsinki
2005 AC Allianssi 3–1 FC Lahti Helsinki
2006 KuPS 2–1 FC KooTeePee Helsinki
2007 FC Lahti 0–0 (4–3 p) FC Inter Turku Helsinki
2008 FC Inter Turku 1–0 TPS Helsinki
2009 Tampere United 2–0 HJK Vantaa
2010 FC Honka 0–0 (4–3 p) JJK Helsinki
2011 FC Honka 3–0 Tampere United Espoo
2012 TPS 1–1 (4–2 p) HJK Helsinki
2013 FC Lahti 2–1 JJK Lahti
2014 SJK 1–0 VPS Seinäjoki
2015 HJK 2–0 RoPS Rovaniemi
2016 FC Lahti 0–0 (aet) (4–3 p) SJK Seinäjoki

Performance by club

ClubWinnersRunners-upWinning Years
HJK 531994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2015
FC Lahti 322007, 2013, 2016
VPS 221999, 2000
AC Allianssi 22004, 2005
FC Honka 2 2010, 2011
FC Inter Turku 11 2008
Tampere United 11 2009
TPS 11 2012
SJK 11 2014
FC Haka 11995
KuPS 12006
JJK 2
RoPS 2
FC Jazz 1
FF Jaro 1
Kotkan TP 1
FC Jokerit 1
FC KooTeePee 1

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See also

Finnish Cup

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