Suomensarja

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Suomensarja (sometimes also Suomi-sarja) (‘Finland Series’) was the second highest level of league format association football in Finland from 1936 to 1972.

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Before the inauguration of the Suomensarja, there had been, in 1930–1935, special qualification matches for the right to play in the Mestaruussarja, ‘Championship series’. A proper league format competition on this level began in 1936 with the 1936 Suomensarja. [1]

Mestaruussarja was the top division of Finnish football from 1930 to 1989. It was replaced by Veikkausliiga in 1990.

In the autumn of 1969, the Finnish football underwent a league system reform, and the Suomensarja was renamed II divisioona, or 2nd Division, with regional sections. [2]

Kakkonen or II divisioona is the third level in the league system of Finnish football and comprises 36 Finnish football teams. The II divisioona was introduced in 1973 and in the mid-1990s became known as the Kakkonen.. Sakari Tukiainen finished the season 2014 as the top goal scorer and setting a new league record with 40 goals for the Kakkonen. Petter Meyer finished the 2015 as the top goal scorer for GrIFK with 23 goals.

In 1973, this level of football in Finland became nationwide, and the new name was 1. divisioona, present-day Ykkönen. [1]

Ykkönen is the second highest level of the Finnish football league system, although it is the highest league managed by the Football Association of Finland.

The format of the competition on the second level of league format football in Finland changed several times over the years. Suomensarja had regional sections, with the best teams in each section finally competing against each other for promotion into the Mestaruussarja. The number of regional sections would vary from two to six. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Pietarinen, Heikki. "Finland - List of League Second Level Tables". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  2. Lautela, Yrjö & Wallén, Göran (2007). Rakas jalkapallo. Hämeenlinna: Teos. p. 61. ISBN   978-951-851-068-3.