Naisten Ykkönen

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Naisten Ykkönen
Founded 1984
Country Flag of Finland.svg Finland
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Naisten Liiga
Relegation to Naisten Kakkonen
Current champions Merilappi United

Naisten Ykkönen (Swedish : Damettan) is the second highest division of women's football in Finland. The league was established in 1984 as "Naisten I divisioona", the current name has been used since 1996. It is composed of two sections with 8 teams in each. The four best teams of each group will play a promotion group and the winner is promoted to Naisten Liiga for the 2015 season.

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Current clubs (2014 season)

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FC Kuusysi association football club

FC Kuusysi (‘sixty-nine’) is a football club in Lahti, Finland. Its men’s team is currently playing in the third tier of Finnish football (Kakkonen) under the name FC Lahti Akatemia, and its women's team is playing in Women's Ykkönen. The homeground of FC Kuusysi is Lahden kisapuisto.

Lahti City in Päijänne Tavastia, Finland

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.

FC Viikingit association football club

FC Viikingit is a Finnish football club based in Vuosaari, East Helsinki, and currently playing in the Kakkonen, the third tier of Finnish football. They play their home matches at Vuosaaren urheilukenttä, also called Heteniitty. The club's name and crest refer to Vikings, and they are known for their red colour.

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FC Rauma

FC Rauma is a football club from Rauma, Finland. The club was formed in 1996 and their home ground is at the Äijänsuon stadion. The men's first team currently plays in the Kolmonen.

Rauma, Finland Town in Satakunta, Finland

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. 39,400 inhabitants on the west coast of Finland, 92 kilometres (57 mi) north of Turku, and 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Pori. Granted town privileges on 17 April 1442, Rauma is known for its paper and maritime industry, high quality lace and the old wooden architecture of its centre, which is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Hämeenlinnan Härmä

Hämeenlinnan Härmä is a football club from Hämeenlinna, Finland. The club was formed in 1967 and their home ground is Kaurialan kenttä. The men's football first team currently plays in the Kakkonen. Härmä took the place of FC PoPa for season 2012 when the club went bankrupt after the 2011 season.


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