PK-35 Vantaa

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PK-35 Vantaa
Full namePK-35 Vantaa
Ground Myyrmäen jalkapallostadion,
ChairmanMarkku Hynninen
Manager Pasi Pihamaa
League Veikkausliiga
2016 Veikkausliiga 12th

PK-35 Vantaa (formerly Pallokerho-35 or PK-35) was a Finnish football club, based in Vantaa. It last played in the Finnish League ( Veikkausliiga ). As of the 2016 season the club was based at the Myyrmäen jalkapallostadion, Myyrmäki, Vantaa.


PK-35 was founded in Vyborg in 1935. After the Finnish Winter War and Second World War, PK-35 was refounded in Helsinki in 1948. When PK-35 was coached by Pasi Rautiainen in the mid-1990s they were promoted to Finland's top division, the Veikkausliiga. After some economical troubles the first team was acquired by Hjallis Harkimo and renamed FC Jokerit. The PK-35 club, however, continued with the other teams in lower divisions using its original name. PK-35 was promoted to Kakkonen in 2001 and to Ykkönen in 2005.

Move to Vantaa

Myyrmäen jalkapallostadion

After the 2008 season Pallokerho-35 decided to move its men's and women's first teams to the commuter town of Vantaa, where they will play at ISS Stadion in Myyrmäki. [1] Those teams will be run by a new association and compete with the name PK-35 Vantaa. [2] Pallokerho-35 and its other teams (juniors) will stay in Helsinki under PK-35 ry (main club). [3]


The club suffered serious financial problems in its final years. Sitting bottom of the 2016 Veikkausliiga, the club were docked 6 points and manager Shefki Kuqi left to join Inter Turku. [4] The club were relegated at the end of the season but did not apply for a licence to play in the 2017 Ykkönen and ceased operations. The club's name continues however as the club which split from the PK-35 organisation when it was renamed FC Jokerit still play in the Helsinki area Kolmonen division (4th tier). The club's women's team also continues to use the name and still plays in Myyrmäki - they finished top of the Naisten Liiga in 2018. [5]

Season to season

SeasonLevelDivisionSectionAdministrationPositionFinnish CupMovements
2002Tier 3KakkonenSouthern Finnish FA 9th4th Round
2003Tier 3KakkonenSouthern Finnish FA 1st1st RoundLost in Promotion Playoffs
2004Tier 3KakkonenSouthern Finnish FA 2nd1st RoundPromoted to 2005 Ykkönen
2005Tier 2Ykkönen Finnish FA 3rdQuarterfinals
2006Tier 2Ykkönen Finnish FA 10th5th Round
2007Tier 2Ykkönen Finnish FA 8th5th Round
2008Tier 2Ykkönen Finnish FA 7th6th Round
2009Tier 2Ykkönen Finnish FA 9th6th Round
2010Tier 2Ykkönen Finnish FA 8th5th Round
2011Tier 2Ykkönen Finnish FA 4th4th Round
2012Tier 2Ykkönen Finnish FA 4th4th Round
2013Tier 2Ykkönen Finnish FA 6th5th Round
2014Tier 2Ykkönen Finnish FA 6th3rd Round
2015Tier 2Ykkönen Finnish FA 2nd6th RoundPromoted to 2016 Veikkausliiga
2016Tier 1Veikkausliiga Finnish FA 12thRelegated/Dissolved

Final squad

As of 5 September 2016.

PK-35 (in red and black) in action against KuPS

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

1 Finland GK Daniel Kollar
2 Finland DF Altim Ademaj
4 Finland DF Kim Raimi
5 Finland MF Riku Heinonen
6 Nigeria DF Ojembe Olatuga
8 Finland MF Mnwas Awari
9 Finland FW Masar Ömer
10 Kosovo MF Ymer Xhaferi
11 Algeria MF Omar Adlani
12 Finland GK Jalmari Karvinen
13 Finland GK Samu Volotinen
14 Finland DF Bob Diasonama
16 Finland MF Konsta Rasimus
17 Finland MF Kevin Mombilo
18 Finland MF Omar Khary
55 Finland MF Marcus Heimonen
80 Finland DF Ahmed Said Ahmed
69 Finland DF Aldis Polis


As of 2 August 2016.

Finland Pasi Pihamaa Head Coach
Finland Juha JussilaCoach
Finland Ville VepsäläinenKit Manager, Physiotherapist
Finland Teemu SavukoskiKit Manager
Finland Boris WistubaTeam Manager

Women's team

The women's football section was founded in 1982. [6] The team won the Naisten Liiga for the first time in 2010 in their debut in the championship; they had been promoted after winning the second-tier Naisten Ykkönen in 2009. They thus made their UEFA Champions League debut in the 2011–12 season, where they were knocked out by Rayo Vallecano in the Round of 32.

PK-35 subsequently consolidated itself as the new leading Finnish team, winning both the Naisten Liiga and the national cup in 2011 and 2012. [7] [8]



UEFA competition record

2011–12 Champions League Qualifying round Albania Ada Velipojë 10–0
Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 1–0
Poland Unia Racibórz 1–1
Round of 32 Spain Rayo Vallecano 1–4, 0–3
2012–13 Champions League Qualifying round Moldova Noroc Nimoreni 6–0
Croatia ŽNK Osijek 3–1
Scotland Glasgow City 1–1
Round of 32 France Olympique Lyon 0–7, 0–5
2013–14 Champions League Qualifying round Republic of Macedonia Biljanini Izvori 13–1
Estonia Pärnu JK 0–0
Greece PAOK 2–1
Round of 32 England Birmingham City 0–3, 0–1
2015–16 Champions League Qualifying round Slovakia Nové Zámky 9–0
Latvia Rīgas FS 9–0
Ukraine Zhytlobud Kharkiv 2–1
Round of 32 Sweden FC Rosengård 0–2, 0–7

2018 squad

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

1 Nigeria GK Rachael Ayegba
2 Finland DF Pirjo Leppikangas
3 Finland DF Dali Meller
4 Finland DF Sanna Porali
5 Finland FW Heidi Kivelä
6 Finland MF Jenna Korhonen
8 Finland DF Laura Kivistö
9 Australia MF Jennifer Bisset
11 Finland MF Eveliina Parikka
13 Finland MF Sanna Saarinen
15 Finland FW Hanne Ojanperä
16 Finland DF Maiju Hirvonen
20 Finland Vilma Hakala
21 Finland MF Tia-Maria Jaakonsaari
28 United States MF Lydia Hastings
35 Finland GK Paula Myllyoja
0 Albania MF Furtuna Velaj

Former internationals

See also


  1. "Jalkapallostadionista ISS Stadion – PK-35:n edustusjoukkueet Vantaalle". Energia-Areena. 17 December 2008. Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  2. "PK-35 vaihtaa Vantaalle". Iltalehti. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  3. "PK-35 Vantaa – uusi jalkapalloseura" (PDF). Pallokerho-35. 17 December 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
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  6. Club history Archived 2010-08-23 at the Wayback Machine . on official site
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  8. "PK 35 wins first Swedish cup" (in Finnish). 24 September 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
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