Finnish football league system

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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.

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System

As of the 2017 season. 7th level (Kutonen) is played 2x35 minutes in Helsinki, 8th level (Seiska) 2x30 minutes in Helsinki and 2x40 minutes in Tampere.

Level
Clubs
League(s)/Division(s)
1
12
Veikkausliiga
12 clubs
2
10
Ykkönen
12 clubs
3
36
Kakkonen Lohko A
Group A
12 clubs
Kakkonen Lohko B
Group B
12 clubs
Kakkonen Lohko C
Group C
12 clubs
4
104
Kolmonen
Pohjois-Suomi
Northern Finland
9 clubs
Kolmonen
Itä- & Keski-Suomi
Eastern & Central Finland
11 clubs
Kolmonen
Keski-Pohjanmaa & Vaasa
Central Ostrobothnia & Vaasa
12 clubs
Kolmonen
Tampere
12 clubs
Kolmonen
Länsi-Suomi
Western Finland
14 clubs
Kolmonen
Uusimaa & Helsinki
Group 1 - 12 clubs
Group 2 - 12 clubs
Group 3 - 12 clubs
Kolmonen
Kaakkois-Suomi
South-East Finland
12 clubs
5
150
Nelonen

Lappi - 6 clubs
Oulu - 9 clubs
Nelonen
Eastern
10 clubs
Nelonen
Central
10 clubs
Nelonen
Central Ostrobothnia
12 clubs
Nelonen
Vaasa
12 clubs
Nelonen
Tampere
11 clubs
Nelonen

Group 1 - 8 clubs
Group 2 - 8 clubs
Group 3 - 8 clubs
Nelonen
Uusimaa
Group 1 - 12 clubs
Group 2 - 12 clubs
Nelonen
Helsinki
Group 1 - 12 clubs
Group 2 - 12 clubs
Nelonen

8 clubs
6
210
Vitonen
Oulu - 11 clubs
Vitonen
Group A - 13 clubs
Group B - 12 clubs
Vitonen
10 clubs
Vitonen
11 clubs
Vitonen
12 clubs
Vitonen
12 clubs
Vitonen
Group 1 - 10 clubs
Group 2 - 10 clubs
Group 3 - 10 clubs
Vitonen
Group 1 - 10 clubs
Group 2 - 10 clubs
Group 3 - 10 clubs
Group 4 - 10 clubs
Vitonen
Group 1 - 10 clubs
Group 2 - 10 clubs
Group 3 - 10 clubs
Group 4 - 10 clubs
Vitonen
East - 9 clubs
West - 10 clubs
7
197
-- Kutonen
12 clubs
Kutonen
9 clubs
Kutonen
Group 1 - 11 clubs
Group 2 - 11 clubs
Kutonen
Group 1 - 12 clubs
Group 2 - 12 clubs
Kutonen
Group 1 - 11 clubs
Group 2 - 11 clubs
Kutonen
Group 1 - 10 clubs
Group 2 - 10 clubs
Group 3 - 10 clubs
Group 4 - 10 clubs
Kutonen
Group 1 - 18 clubs
Group 2 - 17 clubs
Group 3 - 16 clubs
Group 4 - 10 clubs
Kutonen
South - 9 clubs
North - 9 clubs
8
47
--- Seiska
9 clubs
---- Seiska
Group 1 - 11 clubs
Group 2 - 11 clubs
Seiska
Group 1 - 9 clubs
Group 2 - 9 clubs
Group 3 - 9 clubs

Cup competitions

Clubs at all levels are eligible for Finnish Cup. Clubs of Kolmonen and below are eligible to compete in Regions' Cup.

Finnish League Cup was a cup competition for top tier clubs played during winter months before the start of the league season. It was replaced in 2017 by Finnish Cup group stage.

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