IFK Mariehamn

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IFK Mariehamn
IFK Mariehamnin logo.svg
Full nameIdrottsföreningen Kamraterna
Mariehamn
Nickname(s)Grönvitt (Green White)
Saarelaiset (The Islanders).
Founded1919;102 years ago (1919)
Ground Wiklöf Holding Arena,
Mariehamn.
Capacity1,650
ChairmanDan Mikkola
Manager Lukas Syberyjski
League Veikkausliiga
2020 9th
Website Club website
Wiklof Holding Arena Wiklof Holding Arena Mariehamn.jpg
Wiklof Holding Arena
Wiklof Holding Arena Mariehamn-idrottsparken.jpg
Wiklöf Holding Arena

IFK Mariehamn is an Ålandic football club based in Mariehamn, the capital of the Åland Islands. It plays in the Finnish Premier Division ( Veikkausliiga ). The club is managed by Lukas Syberjyski, and it plays its home matches at Wiklöf Holding Arena.

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History

While IFK Mariehamn was formed in 1919, the sports club did not have a football department until the mid-1930s. Initially the team participated primarily in local tournaments on Åland, only sporadically playing other Finnish or Swedish teams. The team has participated in the Finnish football leagues since 1945.

Until the 1970s, IFK Mariehamn played primarily in the Finnish football divisions 3 and 4. The club reached a peak in 1975 and 1976, when the club first advanced to division 2 and then reached division 1 ( Ykkönen ) the following year. After two seasons in division 1, IFK Mariehamn was relegated to division 2, where it would remain up until the 2000s, except for a few seasons in division 3 during the early 1990s.

In 2003, IFK Mariehamn returned to division 1. After only one season in division 1, the club advanced, for the first time in its history to the premier division of Finnish football, the Veikkausliiga, for the 2005 season following qualyfing the October 2004 games against FC Jazz. [1] In its first season in the Veikkausliiga, IFK Mariehamn finished 12th out of 14 teams. In 2006, the club finished in 5th place and the year after 6th after an impressive run of unbeaten matches during the autumn of 2007.

In addition to playing in the Veikkausliiga, IFK Mariehamn participates in local Åland tournaments, having won the Åland cup 40 times and the Åland football championships 42 times. In recent years, the club has been the most dominant football team on Åland, having in 2008 won its 11th and 15th straight titles in these two events, respectively.

In 2009, IFK Mariehamn started its first season as a fully professional football club. In 2015, the team won the Finnish Cup for the first time.

On 23 October 2016, IFK Mariehamn defeated FC Ilves 2-1 to secure the first ever Veikkausliiga Championship for the island club. [2]

Domestic history

Season to Season
SeasonLevelDivisionSectionAdministrationPositionMovements
1945Tier 1Cup-CompetitionCup formatFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)Round of 32
1945-46Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)South-West Finland GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
1946-47Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)South-West Finland GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)3rd
1947-48Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)South-West Finland GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)3rd
1948Tier 4Piirinsarja(District League)Åland IslandsPromotion Playoff
1949Tier 4Piirinsarja(District League)Åland IslandsPromotion Playoff - Promoted
1950Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)South Group BFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
1951Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)West Group AFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)6thRelegated
1952Tier 4Piirinsarja(District League)Åland IslandsPromotion Playoff - Promoted
1953Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)West Group AFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
1954Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)West Group IIFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)9thRelegated
1955-1958District leagues
1959Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)Group 3 Turku & Åland IslandsFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)7th
1958Tier 4Aluesarja(Fourth Division)Group 6 Turku & Åland IslandsFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)1stPromoted
1959Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)Group 3 Turku & Åland IslandsFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)7th
1960Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)Group 3 Turku & Åland IslandsFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)3rd
1961Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)Group 2 Turku & Åland IslandsFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
1962Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)Group 1 Turku & Åland IslandsFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)3rd
1963Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)Group 2 Turku & Åland IslandsFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
1964Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)Group 3 Turku & Åland IslandsFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)8thRelegated
1965Tier 4Aluesarja(Fourth Division)Group 5 Åland IslandsFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)1stPromoted
1966Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)Group 4 Turku & Åland IslandsFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
1967Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)Group 3 Turku & Åland IslandsFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)2nd
1968Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)Group 3 Turku & Åland IslandsFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
1969Tier 3Maakuntasarja(Third Division)Group 3 Satakunta, Turku & Åland IslandsFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
1970Tier 3III Divisioona(Third Division)Group 3 Satakunta, Turku & Åland IslandsFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)3rd
1971Tier 3III Divisioona(Third Division)Group 2 Turku & Åland IslandsFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)1stPromoted
1972Tier 2II Divisioona(Second Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)12thDue to new league system relegated 2 levels
1973Tier 4III Divisioona(Third Division)Group 3Turku & Åland Islands District (SPL Turku)3rd
1974Tier 4III Divisioona(Third Division)Group 3Turku & Åland Islands District (SPL Turku)2nd
1975Tier 4III Divisioona(Third Division)Group 3Turku & Åland Islands District (SPL Turku)1stPromoted
1976Tier 3II Divisioona(Second Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)1stPromoted
1977Tier 2I Divisioona(First Division)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)8th
1978Tier 2I Divisioona(First Division)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)10thRelegated
1979Tier 3II Divisioona(Second Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)3rd
1980Tier 3II Divisioona(Second Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
1981Tier 3II Divisioona(Second Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)7th
1982Tier 3II Divisioona(Second Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)8th
1983Tier 3II Divisioona(Second Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)12thRelegated
1984Tier 4III Divisioona(Third Division)Group 3Turku & Åland Islands District (SPL Turku)1stPromotion Playoff - Promoted
1985Tier 3II Divisioona(Second Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
1986Tier 3II Divisioona(Second Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)11thRelegated
1987Tier 4III Divisioona(Third Division)Group 3Turku & Åland Islands District (SPL Turku)2nd
1988Tier 4III Divisioona(Third Division)Group 3Turku & Åland Islands District (SPL Turku)1stPromotion rematch - Promoted
1989Tier 3II Divisioona(Second Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
1990Tier 3II Divisioona(Second Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)10thRelegated
1991Tier 4III Divisioona(Third Division)Group 3Turku & Åland Islands District (SPL Turku)2nd
1992Tier 4III Divisioona(Third Division)Group 3Turku & Åland Islands District (SPL Turku)1stPromoted
1993Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
1994Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
1995Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)South GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)9th
1996Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)South GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)7th
1997Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)South GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
1998Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)South GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)8th
1999Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)2nd
2000Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)6th
2001Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)South GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
2002Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)South GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
2003Tier 3Kakkonen(Second Division)South GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)2ndPlay-offs – Promoted
2004Tier 2 Ykkönen(First Division)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)2ndPlay-offs – Promoted
2005Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)12th
2006Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
2007Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)6th
2008Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)12th
2009Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
2010Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)12th
2011 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)7th
2012 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
2013 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
2014 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
2015 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)6th
2016 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)1stChampions
2017 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
2018 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)10th
2019 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)6th
2020 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)9th

[3]

European history

SeasonCompetitionRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1QR Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Inter Baku 0–21–11–3
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1QR Flag of Norway.svg Odds BK 1–10–21–3
2017–18 UEFA Champions League 2QR Flag of Poland.svg Legia Warsaw 0–30–60–9
Notes

Current squad

As of 4 May 2021 [4]

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 Marc Nordqvist
2 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Alan Henrique
3 DF Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED Robin Buwalda
5 DF Flag of Sweden.svg  SWE Calle Svensson
7 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Riku Sjöroos
8 MF Flag of Ghana.svg  GHA Mohammed Abubakari
9 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Vahid Hambo
10 MF Flag of Senegal.svg  SEN Emile Paul Tendeng
16 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Aapo Mäenpää
17 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Elias Mastokangas
18 FW Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  CIV Muhamed Olawale (on loan from Parma )
19 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Joel Karlström
No.Pos.NationPlayer
20 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Eero Tamminen
21 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Niilo Mäenpää
23 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Mikko Sumusalo
24 GK Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Johan Sundman
25 MF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Yanga Baliso
26 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Joel Mattsson (on loan from Vejle)
27 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Oscar Wiklöf
28 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Jiri Nissinen (on loan from KuPS)
30 GK Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Onni Sillanpää
44 DF Flag of Nigeria.svg  NGA Frankline Okoye
77 FW Flag of Nigeria.svg  NGA Kennedy Igboananike
88 GK Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Oskari Forsman

Youth players

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Morgan Sundborg

Management and boardroom

Management

As of 20 January 2021

NameRole
Flag of Sweden.svg Lukas SyberyjskiHead Coach
Flag of Finland.svg Daniel NorrménAssistant Coach, Team Manager
Flag of Finland.svg Johan SundmanGoalkeeping Coach
Flag of Sweden.svg Nils LindgrenFitness Coach
Flag of Sweden.svg Håkan von KrusenstiernaAssistant Team Manager
Flag of Finland.svg Malin RingbomDoctor

Boardroom

As of 11 April 2017 [5] [6]

NameRole
Flag of Finland.svg Dan MikkolaChairman
Flag of Finland.svg Peter MattssonClub Director

Honours

Veikkausliiga

Finnish Cup

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