2016 Veikkausliiga

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Veikkausliiga
Season 2016
Champions IFK Mariehamn
1st Veikkausliiga title
Relegated PK-35 Vantaa
Champions League IFK Mariehamn
Europa League HJK
SJK
VPS
Matches played 198
Goals scored 459 (2.32 per match)
Top goalscorer Roope Riski
(17 goals)
Biggest home win RoPS 5–0 PS Kemi (10 August)
SJK 5–0 PK-35 Vantaa (17 October)
Biggest away win IFK Mariehamn 2–5 HIFK (7 August)
HJK 1–4 FC Lahti (12 September)
Highest scoring PK-35 Vantaa 3–4 RoPS (2 April)
IFK Mariehamn 2–5 HIFK (7 August)
2015
2017

The 2016 Veikkausliiga is the eighty-sixth season of top-tier football in Finland. The season started on 2 April 2016; the regular season ended on 23 October 2016, with a promotion/relegation playoff continuing until 29 October.[1] SJK were the defending champions.

Teams[edit]

FF Jaro were relegated to Ykkönen after finishing at the bottom of the 2015 season. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions PS Kemi.

KTP as 11th-placed team lost their Veikkausliiga spot after losing to second-placed Ykkönen team PK-35 Vantaa 3–2 on aggregate in a relegation/promotion playoff.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Location Stadium Capacity
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion 10,000
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden kisapuisto 4,000
HIFK Helsinki Sonera Stadium 10,770
HJK Helsinki Sonera Stadium 10,770
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena 4,000
Ilves Tampere Tammela Stadion 5,040
KuPS Kuopio Savon Sanomat Areena 5,000
PK-35 Vantaa Vantaa Myyrmäen jalkapallostadion 4,500
PS Kemi Kemi Sauvosaaren Urheilupuisto 4,500
RoPS Rovaniemi Rovaniemen keskuskenttä 4,000
SJK Seinäjoki OmaSP Stadion 6,000
VPS Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600

Personnel and kits[edit]

Club Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsors
FC Inter Finland Shefki Kuqi Finland Henri Lehtonen Nike Alfons Håkans
FC Lahti Finland Toni Korkeakunnas Finland Mikko Hauhia Umbro BE Group
Lahti Energia
Halton
HIFK Finland Antti Muurinen Finland Esa Terävä Kappa/Puma [nb 1] Aktia Bank
HJK Finland Mika Lehkosuo Finland Sebastian Sorsa Adidas Apu
IFK Mariehamn Finland Kari Virtanen
Finland Peter Lundberg
Finland Jani Lyyski Puma Hotell Arkipelag
Ilves Finland Jarkko Wiss Finland Antti Hynynen Adidas Various
KuPS Finland Marko Rajamäki Finland Petteri Pennanen Puma Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas
PK-35 Vantaa Finland Pasi Pihamaa Finland Kim Raimi Nike Vantaan Energia
PS Kemi Finland Jari Åhman England Billy Ions Stanno Various
RoPS Finland Juha Malinen Finland Antti Okkonen Puma Saraware
SJK Finland Simo Valakari Estonia Mihkel Aksalu Adidas LähiTapiola
EPKK
Prima Power
VPS Finland Petri Vuorinen Finland Ville Koskimaa Puma Various
  1. ^ HIFK switched from Kappa to Puma kits mid-season.[4]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
Ilves Italy Marco Baruffato End of contract n/a Finland Jarkko Wiss 6 November 2015[5] Pre-season
IFK Mariehamn Finland Pekka Lyyski End of contract n/a Finland Kari Virtanen
Finland Peter Lundberg
19 November 2015[6] Pre-season
FC Inter Netherlands Job Dragtsma Mutual termination 26 May 2016 Finland Jami Wallenius (as caretaker) 26 May 2016[7] 7th
PK-35 Vantaa Finland Shefki Kuqi Mutual termination 27 July 2016 Finland Pasi Pihamaa 27 July 2016[8] 12th
HIFK Finland Jani Honkavaara Sacked 27 July 2016[9] Finland Antti Muurinen 28 July 2016[10] 11th
FC Inter Finland Jami Wallenius (as caretaker) Mutual termination 3 August 2016 Finland Shefki Kuqi 3 August 2016[11] 10th

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 IFK Mariehamn (C) 33 17 10 6 40 25 +15 61 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 HJK 33 16 10 7 52 36 +16 58 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 SJK 33 17 6 10 49 36 +13 57
4 VPS 33 15 8 10 36 27 +9 53
5 Ilves 33 15 7 11 36 35 +1 52
6 RoPS 33 13 11 9 43 33 +10 50
7 KuPS 33 14 7 12 37 31 +6 49
8 Lahti 33 10 12 11 42 43 −1 42
9 PS Kemi Kings 33 10 5 18 29 48 −19 35
10 HIFK 33 8 10 15 35 39 −4 34
11 Inter Turku (O) 33 7 11 15 28 41 −13 32 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
12 PK-35 Vantaa[b] (R) 33 4 7 22 32 65 −33 13 Relegation to the Ykkönen
Source: Veikkausliiga (in Finnish), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored; 7) Play-off
(Note: Play-off is only played if need to decide champion, teams for relegation or UEFA competition and will be played on a neutral ground).
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ SJK qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2016 Finnish Cup.
  2. ^ PK-35 Vantaa were deducted 6 points for overdue debts.[12]

Results[edit]

Matches 1–22[edit]

Home \ Away[1] INT LAH HIFK HJK MAR ILV KPS PKV PSK RPS SJK VPS
FC Inter 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 3–1 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–3 0–2
FC Lahti 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 3–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 4–0
HIFK 1–2 2–2 0–0 0–1 0–1 3–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1
HJK 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 5–1 2–3 4–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1
IFK Mariehamn 0–0 3–0 2–5 0–0 3–1 0–3 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–2
Ilves 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0
KuPS 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–0
PK-35 Vantaa 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–4 0–0 0–2
PS Kemi 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–2 3–01 0–0
RoPS 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 5–0 2–3 2–0
SJK 1–0 4–1 2–1 2–3 0–1 0–2 1–0 3–2 1–0 3–1 1–0
VPS 0–0 1–0 3–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–1

Updated to games played on 24 August 2016.
Source: veikkausliiga.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

1.^ The match originally finished 0–2, but the result was changed to 3–0, as SJK fielded ineligible players.[13]

Matches 23–33[edit]

Home \ Away[1] INT LAH HIFK HJK MAR ILV KPS PKV PSK RPS SJK VPS
FC Inter 0–0 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1
FC Lahti 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–0
HIFK 2–1 0–2 3–1 3–1 0–1
HJK 1–4 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–0
IFK Mariehamn 1–1 1–0 2–1 4–2 1–0 0–0
Ilves 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–1 0–0
KuPS 0–2 2–1 1–2 3–0 1–0
PK-35 Vantaa 2–1 0–2 1–3 0–1 1–2
PS Kemi 2–4 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–4
RoPS 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1
SJK 1–0 2–2 1–0 4–0 1–0 5–0
VPS 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–2

Updated to games played on 23 October 2016.
Source: veikkausliiga.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs[edit]


TPS0–0Inter Turku
Report
Attendance: 4,216

Inter Turku2–0TPS
Manev Goal 49'
Nebihi Goal 89'
Report
Attendance: 6,855

Statistics[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Coach of the Month Player of the Month
April[14] Finland Peter Lundberg (IFK Mariehamn)
Finland Kari Virtanen (IFK Mariehamn)
Finland Walter Viitala (IFK Mariehamn)
May[15] Finland Mika Lehkosuo (HJK) Nigeria Taye Taiwo (HJK)
June[16] Finland Juha Malinen (RoPS) Finland Roope Riski (SJK)
July[17] Finland Petri Vuorinen (VPS) Finland Pyry Soiri (VPS)
August[18] Finland Jari Åhman (PS Kemi) Sweden Erik Törnros (PS Kemi)
September[19] Finland Jarkko Wiss (Ilves) Colombia Alfredo Morelos (HJK)
October[20] Finland Peter Lundberg (IFK Mariehamn)
Finland Kari Virtanen (IFK Mariehamn)
Finland Jani Lyyski (IFK Mariehamn)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Otteluohjelma | Veikkausliiga
  2. ^ Seinäjoen stadion nousee ensi kevääksi
  3. ^ Seinäjoen stadionille nimi - OmaSp Stadion
  4. ^ http://www.veikkausliiga.com/uutiset/2016/08/09/puma-ja-hifk-yhteistyohon
  5. ^ "Jarkko Wiss on Ilveksen uusi päävalmentaja". Ilves (in Finnish). Ilves. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Tränartrio klar för Grönvitt". IFK Mariehamn (in Swedish). IFK Mariehamn. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Tiedote: Job Dragtsma jättää päävalmentajan tehtävät". FC Inter (in Finnish). FC Inter. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Shefki Kuqi jättää päävalmentajan tehtävät". PK-35 Vantaa (in Finnish). PK-35 Vantaa. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  9. ^ "HIFK Fotboll vaihtaa päävalmentajaa – lehdistötilaisuus huomenna kello 13.00". HIFK (in Finnish). HIFK. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Antti Muurinen HIFK:n päävalmentajaksi". HIFK (in Finnish). HIFK. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Shefki ja Njazi Kuqi FC Interiin". FC Inter (in Finnish). FC Inter. 3 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  12. ^ "PK-35 Vantaalle pisterangaistus ja pelaajasiirtorajoitus" (in Finnish). Veikkausliiga. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  13. ^ Päätös koskien SJK:n pelioikeudettomia pelaajia
  14. ^ Walter Viitala huhtikuun kuukauden pelaaja (in Finnish)
  15. ^ Taye Taiwo valittiin kuukauden pelaajaksi (in Finnish)
  16. ^ Roope Riski kuukauden pelaajaksi (in Finnish)
  17. ^ Pyry Soiri kuukauden pelaajaksi (in Finnish)
  18. ^ Erik Törnros kuukauden pelaajaksi (in Finnish)
  19. ^ HJK:n Morelos kuukauden pelaajaksi (in Finnish)
  20. ^ Jani Lyyski kuukauden pelaajaksi (in Finnish)