Vaasan Palloseura

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VPS
Vaasan Palloseura logo.svg
Full nameVaasan Palloseura
Nickname(s)Vepsu, Raita (the Stripe)
Founded1924;97 years ago (1924)
Ground Hietalahti,
Vaasa
Capacity6,005
ChairmanTimo Harri
ManagerJukka Karjalainen
League Ykkönen
20206th
Website Club website
Hietalahden Jalkapallostadion Elisa stadion 2016.jpg
Hietalahden Jalkapallostadion

Vaasan Palloseura (or VPS) is a Finnish football club, based in Vaasa. It currently plays in the second tier of Finnish football ( Ykkönen ). The club's current manager is Petri Vuorinen. The club plays its home matches at Hietalahti. VPS played twice in the UEFA Cup in 1998–99 and in 1999–00, but were knocked out in the 2nd Qualifying Round by Grazer AK of Austria and in the 1st Qualifying Round by St Johnstone of Scotland.

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In spring of 2015 it was announced that the construction of VPS's new stadium would start soon. The construction of the new stadium began in the summer of 2015 and was completed in August 2016. [1]

Achievements

Winners (2): 1945, 1948
Runners-up (5): 1932, 1940–41, 1949, 1997, 1998
3rd placed (2): 1938, 2013
Runners-up (1): 1972
Winners (2): 1999, 2000
Runners-up (2): 1997, 2014

European Campaigns

SeasonCompetitionRoundClub1st Leg2nd LegAggregate
1998–99 UEFA Cup 1Q Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg HB Tórshavn 0–24–04–2
2Q Flag of Austria.svg Grazer AK 0–00–30–3
1999–00 UEFA Cup QR Flag of Scotland.svg St Johnstone 1–10–21–3
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Flag of Sweden.svg IF Brommapojkarna 2–10–22–3
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Flag of Sweden.svg AIK Fotboll 2–20–42–6
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q Flag of Slovenia.svg Olimpija Ljubljana 1-01-02–0
2Q Flag of Denmark.svg Brøndby IF 0–22-12–3

Season to season

Season to Season
SeasonLevelDivisionSectionAdministrationPositionMovements
1930Tier 1A-sarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
1931Tier 1A-sarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
1932Tier 1A-sarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)2nd
1933Tier 1A-sarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)7thRelegated
1934Tier 2Itä-Länsi-sarja(First Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)1stPromotion Group 1st, Promoted
1935Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
1936Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)7thRelegated
1937Tier 2Itä-Länsi-sarja(First Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)1stPromotion Play-Off, Promoted
1938Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)3rd
1939Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)6th
1940-41Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)2nd
1943-44Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)6th
1945Tier 1Mestaruussarja Karsinta(Premier League Qualification)Group 1Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)3rdQualification to 1945-46 Mestaruussarja, Official Champions via cup-competition
1945-46Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)3rd
1946-47Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)3rd
1947-48Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)6th
1948Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)1stChampionship Rematch, Champions
1949Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)2nd
1950Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
1951Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)8th
1952Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)6th
1953Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)9thRelegated
1954Tier 2Suomensarja(First Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)1stPromoted
1955Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
1956Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)6th
1957Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)7th
1958Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)9thRelegated
1959Tier 2Suomensarja(First Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
1960Tier 2Suomensarja(First Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
1961Tier 2Suomensarja(First Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)1stPromotion Play-Off, Promoted
1962Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)10thRelegated
1963Tier 2Suomensarja(First Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)2nd
1964Tier 2Suomensarja(First Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)1stPromoted
1965Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)9th
1966Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)9th
1967Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)9th
1968Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)12thRelegated
1969Tier 2II divisioona(First Division)West GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4th
1970Tier 2II divisioona(First Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)1stPromoted
1971Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)10th
1972Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)11thRelegated
1973Tier 2I divisioona(First Division)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)3rd
1974Tier 2I divisioona(First Division)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)2ndPromoted
1975Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)7th
1976Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)7th
1977Tier 1Mestaruussarja(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)12thRelegated
1978Tier 2I divisioona(First Division)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)11thRelegated
1979Tier 3II divisioona(Second Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)7th
1980Tier 3II divisioona(Second Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)11thRelegated
1981Tier 4III divisioona(Third Division)Section 81stPromotion play-offs, Promoted
1982Tier 3II divisioona(Second Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)3rd
1983Tier 3II divisioona(Second Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)3rd
1984Tier 3II divisioona(Second Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)5th
1985Tier 3II divisioona(Second Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)5th
1986Tier 3II divisioona(Second Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)2nd
1987Tier 3II divisioona(Second Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)4th
1988Tier 3II divisioona(Second Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)9th
1989Tier 3II divisioona(Second Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)5th
1990Tier 3II divisioona(Second Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)4th
1991Tier 3II divisioona(Second Division)North GroupFinnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)1stPromoted
1992Tier 2I divisioona(First Division)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
1993Tier 2I divisioona(First Division)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)10th
1994Tier 2Ykkönen(First Division)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)2ndPromoted
1995Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)10th
1996Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)7thRelegation Group 7th
1997Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)2ndUEFA Cup First qualifying round
1998Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)2ndUEFA Cup Qualifying round
1999Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)11thRelegation Group – Play-offs
2000Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)10th
2001Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)6th
2002Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)11thRelegation Group 7th – Relegated
2003Tier 2Ykkönen(First Division)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)5th
2004Tier 2Ykkönen(First Division)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)6th
2005Tier 2Ykkönen(First Division)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)2ndPlay-offs – Promoted
2006Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)9th
2007Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)10th
2008Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)11th
2009Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)8th
2010Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)10th
2011Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)9th
2012Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)8th
2013Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)3rdUEFA Europa League First qualifying round
2014 Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4thUEFA Europa League First qualifying round
2015 Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)10th
2016 Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)4thUEFA Europa League First qualifying round
2017 Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)8th
2018 Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)6th
2019 Tier 1Veikkausliiga(Premier League)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)12thRelegated
2020 Tier 2Ykkönen(First Division)Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto)

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Current squad

As of 19 March, 2021. [5]

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 Tuomas Pöyhönen
2 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Giuseppe Lo Giudice
3 DF Flag of The Gambia.svg  GAM Alieu Ceesay
5 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Mikko Pitkänen
6 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Arttu Nuutinen
7 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Aleksi Pahkasalo
8 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Sebastian Strandvall (captain)
9 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Riku Jääskä
10 FW Flag of Jamaica.svg  JAM Steven Morrissey
11 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Samba Sillah
12 DF Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  TRI Kareem Moses
13 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Jesper Suokko
14 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Luqman Kassim
15 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Akseli Lehtimäki
No.Pos.NationPlayer
16 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Aatu Laatikainen
17 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Kalle Multanen
18 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Honar Abdi
20 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Kasper Polvilampi
21 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Fabrice Gatambiye
22 GK Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Teppo Marttinen
23 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Miika Niemi
25 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Samuel Lindeman
26 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Antonio Almen
27 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Gabriel Sillanpää
28 FW Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Roni Hudd
29 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Lauri Ketola
30 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Joonas Vahtera

Management and boardroom

Management

As of 9 November 2020 [6]

NameRole
Flag of Finland.svg Jukka KarjalainenHead Coach
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Nijaz SarajlijaCoach
Flag of Finland.svg Henri Sillanpää Goalkeeper Coach
Flag of Finland.svg Tommi HelminenVideo Analyst
Flag of Finland.svg Jouko JokinenTeam Manager
Flag of Finland.svg Rauno VahteraKit Manager

Boardroom

As of 24 September 2020 [7]

NameRole
Flag of Finland.svg Timo HarriChairman
Flag of Finland.svg Riku AsukasVice Chairman

Managers

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