Pallokerho Keski-Uusimaa is a football club serving the sub-region of Keski-Uusimaa in Finland and is centred on the towns of Järvenpää, Kerava and Tuusula. The club was formed in 2005 and the mens first team plays in the Kakkonen. The Chairman of PK Keski-Uusimaa is Mikko Bergman, the club was founded on 30 November 2005 as a flagship club for the Keski-Uusimaa area with Järvenpään Palloseura, Keravan Pallo-75 and Tuusulan Palloseura as the feeder clubs. Founder club members included Jussi Hautamäki, Mikko Honkanen, Miika Tiira, Lassi Kunttu, Markku Pyykkölä, Raine Nieminen, Tero Valtonen, Pekka Ekegren, the project had been considered as early as 1988 but the time was not right. On 15 December 2005 the clubs gave their approval to the project. The PK Keski-Uusimaa club does not compete with the clubs with. PK Keski-Uusimaa has been playing in the Kakkonen, the tier of Finnish football since 2008. PK Keski-Uusimaa runs 1 mens team,7 boys teams and 3 girls teams in a junior section. This is the third highest tier in the Finnish football system, in 2009 Pallokerho Keski-Uusimaa finished in fifth position in their Kakkonen section.
Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Official Website Finnish Wikipedia Suomen Cup Pallokerho Keski-Uusimaa Facebook
SPL Helsingin piiri
The SPL Helsingin piiri is one of the 12 district organisations of the Football Association of Finland. It administers lower tier football in Helsinki, suomen Palloliitto Helsingin piiri, commonly referred to as SPL Helsingin piiri or SPL Helsinki, is the governing body for football in Helsinki. Based in Helsinki, the Associations General Secretary is Kimmo J. Lipponen, the association was founded on 9 January 1924 and is the oldest District Football Association in Finland. SPL Vaasa was established 6 days and SPL Turku on the 5 May 1924, since 1970 the organsisation has only covered the city of Helsinki when the 13 surrounding municipalities formed the new SPL Keski-Uusimaa. On 31 December 2009 SPL Helsinki had 137 member clubs and 14,034 registered players, the Districts mission statement seeks to enable all to enjoy soccer at their respective ability levels and in a variety of roles. The District supports its members needs and demand for football on both a competitive and recreational basis as well as providing supporting services for its membership
FC Rauma is a football club from Rauma, Finland. The club was formed in 1996 and their ground is at the Äijänsuon stadion. The mens first team plays in the Kolmonen. FCR was established on 26 November 1996 as a result of the merger of the Rauman NMKY, Rauman Kisa-Veljet, the biggest problem in establishing the new club was that the existing clubs had to abandon their constitutions along with their history and activities. Uotilan Työväen Urheilijat had the longest history of almost 50 years while the clubs were each over 30 years old. FCR began their life in 1997 by taking the place of UTU in the Kolmonen. Following their early years in the Kolmonen, the club have spent four seasons in the tier of Finnish football. At the end of the 2004 season FCR were relegated back to the Kolmonen where the club have resided ever since, a notable achievement took place in 2002 when FC Rauma finished third in the West Group of the Kakkonen which represents their highest ever position. They were five higher than local rivals Pallo-Iirot.
FC Rauma run a number of teams including 1 mens team,1 ladies team,1 mens veterans team,7 boys teams and 5 girls teams. At the beginning of January 2010 the club had 245 registered players, every team trains all the year round. In Summer the younger players train at the Monna field and the older youngsters, during Winter the club use the excellent indoor facilities in the Äijänsuo area and the premises at local school buildings. Besides the work with the teams the club have a group for goalkeepers. In total the club has 25 junior coaches, FC Rauma are competing in the Kolmonen section administered by the Satakunta SPL. This is the fourth highest tier in the Finnish football system, in 2009 FCR finished in 4th place in the Kolmonen. Official Website Finnish Wikipedia Suomen Cup FC Rauma Facebook
Vantaa is a city and municipality in Finland. It is part of the core of the Finnish Capital Region along with Helsinki, Espoo. With a population of 215,813, Vantaa is the fourth most populated city of Finland. Vantaa is bordered by Helsinki, the Finnish capital, to the south, Espoo to the southwest, Nurmijärvi to the northwest and Tuusula to the north, the city encompasses 238.36 square kilometres, of which 1.97 km2 is water. The largest airport in Finland, and the airport and airline hub of Greater Helsinki. Companies with headquarters in Vantaa include Finnair, Air Finland, Blue1, R-kioski, Tikkurila Oyj, Veikkaus Oy, the city hosts a science center, Heureka. The city of Vantaa is bilingual, both Finnish and Swedish being official languages,88. 6% of the population are Finnish speakers, while 3% speak Swedish as their first language. 8. 4% of the population speak a language other than Finnish or Swedish. Prior to the name Vantaa being taken into use in 1974, the earliest record of the area is as Helsinge in 1351 when king Magnus II of Sweden granted salmon fishing rights on the river Vantaa to the Estonian Padise monastery.
The rapids of river Vantaa were known as Helsingfors, from which the current Swedish name of Helsinki derives, early settlement in Vantaa was centered around the river, and from it the citys current coat of arms derived its imagery. Since the 14th century, the road between Turku and Vyborg, Kings Road, has run through Vantaa, the road brought significant attention to the city, and its location on the salmon rich river led to a permanent population. Ore deposits in Helsingin Pitäjä had been discovered in the 1700s, ore extraction and processing lead to rapid industrialization in the area, with communities forming around locations like Tikkurila and Kerava. The industrial community in Tikkurila included an expeller pressing plant, which operates in the area as the paint manufacturer Tikkurila Oyj. In 1862, the railway between Helsinki and Hämeenlinna was constructed, and one of its seven stations was built in Tikkurila, the railway brought industry and induced population growth. Helsingin Pitäjä gained municipality rights in 1865, after which it was named Helsingin maalaiskunta, in 1952, the new international airport of Helsinki opened in Vantaa for the 1952 summer olympics.
In 1972, the municipality was renamed Vantaa and promoted to a köping, in 1974, the town got full city rights as Vantaan kaupunki/Vanda stad or City of Vantaa. The city grew rapidly starting from 1960s and a line was built to the western side of the city in 1970s. On October 112002, a bomb exploded in the mall of Myyrmanni in Myyrmäki district, killing 7, in 2015, an extension to the existing railway line, the Ring Rail Line opened, providing service to the airport and new residential and working districts
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca.39,700 inhabitants on the west coast of Finland,92 kilometres north of Turku, and 50 kilometres 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 architecture of its centre. In the 14th century, before being declared as a town, Rauma had a Franciscan monastery, in 1550, the townsmen of Rauma were ordered to relocate to Helsinki, but this was successfully countered and Rauma could continue its growth. Practically the whole town of Rauma was devastated in the fires of 1640 and 1682. The wooden city centre, which is how large the town was until 1809, has approximately 600 wooden buildings, the neo-renaissance style of many of the houses is a result of prosperity brought on by seafaring. In 1897 Rauma had the largest fleet of sailing boats in Finland, goods were mainly exported to Germany and the Baltic states. In the 1890s, Rauma got a college, which was annexed to the University of Turku.
A part of the department of education still exists in Rauma, the name Rauma comes from the Germanic word strauma, meaning stream. After World War II, Rauma developed into a city, the main industries being shipbuilding and pulp mills. Rauma is the fifth largest port in Finland with almost six million tonnes of shipping per year, olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant is located next to Rauma, in Eurajoki. Near Rauma, there is the plant of Fenno-Skan. Rauma is located between Turku and Pori by the national road 8, Finnish national road 12 starts from Rauma and it was extended to the port of Rauma in 2008. A railway connection from Kokemäki is in active use, as there is a straight connection to the heavy industry areas. The rail passenger traffic ended in 1988, satakunnan Liikenne Oy runs the local bus traffic and it has 3 lines in Rauma. The hub for the buses is located in Savila while the Long distance buses operate from Rauma bus station. The long distance buses take passengers directly to Pori and Turku and to Tampere, the nearest airport is located in Pori.
The port of Rauma serves only freight ships on frequent basis, Rauma has its own dialect of Finnish, Rauman giäl. The dialect inherits words from languages such as Swedish, the dialect has been diluted into mainstream Finnish in day-to-day use, but it is fairly well studied and practiced as a hobby
Ilves Tampere is a Finnish football club, based in Tampere. As of 2015 they play in the Veikkausliiga, the highest level in Finland, in 1974 Ilves-Kissat Tampere and TaPa Tampere merged with Ilves, and the club took Ilves-Kissats place in the Mestaruussarja. Ilves won the Finnish league championship in 1983 and the Finnish Cup in 1979 and 1990, in the late-1990s, Ilves suffered financial trouble and its professional team was reformed into Tampere United before the 1999 season. The initial plan was to join Ilves with TPV, but TPV decided to continue as its own team. As a result, Tampere United inherited Ilves place in the second highest division, Ilves has since recovered and was promoted to Ykkönen for the 2013 season. Two years later, they got promoted to the highest league after MyPa lost their place, Finnish champion,1983 Finnish Cup winner,1979,1990
Tuusula is a municipality of Finland. It belongs to the Helsinki sub-region of the Uusimaa region, the municipality has a population of 38,564. Tuusula, lying on the shores of Tuusulanjärvi lake, is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region and it covers an area of 219.50 square kilometres of which 5.95 km2 is water. The population density is 175.68 inhabitants per square kilometre, the administrative centre is Hyrylä, other two are Jokela and Kellokoski. The remaining 4,400 residents are distributed to the areas outside of municipal centres. The neighbouring communes are Vantaa to the south, Nurmijärvi to the west, Hyvinkää to the north, Mäntsälä and Järvenpää to the north east, the area in what is now Tuusula was located in the larger municipality of Sipoo. In 1643, it became a parish in the municipality. During the Crimean War, a Russian garrison was stationed in what is now Hyrylä, the modern parish mostly developed around it. The area had always been a fertile area, thus encouraging farming.
The development of industries began in 1795, when an ironworks was created in Kellokoski that functioned until the 1980s. The establishment of a railway in Jokela furthered the growth, soon after this industrial time another aspect of Tuusulan history was realised. The Tuusulanjärvi lake attracted many artists who wanted to paint the beautiful landscape, recently these houses have become tourist sites, especially Sibelius house Ainola. Also, Tuusula Lake Road on the shore of the lake is an outside museum. The Jokela rail crash was a crash which occurred on 21 April 1996 here. Jokela High School was the site of the Jokela school shooting, Tuusula, in the Helsinki suburbs, has been in a positive balance of population, with it more than doubling in size since 1970. Swedish was the official language until 1943. Tuusula itself has around 10,000 jobs, 66% of the jobs are in the service sector, 31% in the workforce, and 1. 5% are farmers. The unemployment rate amounted to 3%, far below the national average, from the centre of Tuusula, Hyrylä, there are good bus connections to Helsinki, via the Tuusula motorway
FC Viikingit is a Finnish football club based in Vuosaari, East Helsinki, and currently playing in the Kakkonen, the second tier of Finnish football. They play their matches at Vuosaaren urheilukenttä, called Heteniitty. The clubs name and crest refer to Vikings, and they are known for their red colour, FC Viikingit played the 2007 season in the Finnish premier division, but were relegated to the Ykkönen and competed there until 2014, when they were relegated to Kakkonen. The clubs reserve team, FC Viikkarit, were promoted to the Kakkonen for the 2014 season but they had to give it up, the club was first founded as Vuosaaren Viikingit in 1965. The new club started at the bottom of the Finnish football pyramid. For the 1973 season, they were promoted to the IV division, in 1983, the team were promoted to the III division, but this visit was cut short, as they were relegated again the following season. They were promoted again for the 1993 season, and this managed to stay up. They even made a visit to the Kakkonen in 1996.
In 1997, the section of the club was split into its own organisation with the name FC Viikingit. With the new organisation in place, the club started to enjoy some success in the third division. The newly promoted team did well in the division, finishing at first place in their group. In their first season in the first division, FC Viikingit finished second to last and had to compete in a play-off against WJK from Varkaus, the Reds won the play-off and remained in the first division. For the 2003 season, Markku Kanerva was appointed the clubs manager and he led the club to a successful season, finishing third in a 14-team league, only one point from a promotion play-off spot. In 2004, the club were managed by Steven Polack and finished fourth, jari Europaeus was appointed manager of the Reds in 2005. In the following season, he led the club to first place in the Ykkönen, winning promotion to the Veikkausliiga, in the first ever premier division match played at Heteniitty, Viikingit beat FC Honka with a 3–2 scoreline and an attendance of over 3,000.
The aim for the 2007 Veikkausliiga season was to stay up in the top flight, and with the performances the team gave in the first half of the season, this looked likely. The attendance record, which is still in force, was created in the derby against HJK Helsinki. In the second half of the season, the teams began to drop
Kerava is a town and municipality in Finland. It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region, the town has a population of 35,251 and covers an area of 30.63 square kilometres of which 0.17 km2 is water. The population density is 1,151.24 inhabitants per square kilometre, Kerava railway station is an interchange station, with connections from the main track from Helsinki to Riihimäki to the tracks to Lahti and Sköldvik/Porvoo. Helsinki Airport is located about 12 km to the southwest of the city, stone Finnish heavy metal band Hanna-Maria Seppälä, Finnish freestyle swimmer Eero Hämeenniemi, Finnish composer Marco Hietala was born in Tervo, but currently lives in Kerava. Teppo Felin, Professor at the University of Oxford Emppu Vuorinen was born in Kitee, pekka Ansio Heino, singer of Leverage and Brother Firetribe Tero Kinnunen currently resides in Kerava. Joona Puhakka President Juho Kusti Paasikivi Olympic medal winner Volmari Iso-Hollo Sasha Mäkilä, Finnish orchestra conductor Renny Harlin, media related to Kerava at Wikimedia Commons Town of Kerava – Official website Satellite photo of Kerava
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 scorer for GrIFK with 23 goals. For the 2012 season the format of the Kakkonen has been changed with the league divided in 4 groups of 10 teams, every club plays each of the others in the same group three times. Clubs gain three points for a win, one for a draw, and none for a loss, the group winners may win promotion to Ykkönen while two bottom clubs of each group and weakest 8th ranked club will be relegated to Kolmonen. For the 2016 season the format of the Kakkonen has been changed with the league divided into 3 groups of 12 teams, each club plays the others in its group twice. The group winners and the best second team have a chance of winning one of two promotion places to Ykkönen after a four team playoff.
The bottom three teams in each group 10,11 and 12 will be relegated to Kolmonen, the Football Association of Finland administers the Kakkonen. All details taken from Finnish FA website, Finnish FA Kakkonen - Finnish Wikipedia
The Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for association football in Europe, although several member states are primarily or entirely located in Asia. It is one of six continental confederations of world footballs governing body FIFA, UEFA consists of 55 national association members. Until 1959 the main headquarters were located in Paris, and in Bern, in 1995, UEFA headquarters were transferred to Nyon, Switzerland. Henri Delaunay was the first general secretary and Ebbe Schwartz the first president, UEFA was founded on 15 June 1954 in Basel, Switzerland after consultation between the Italian and Belgian associations. The European football union began with 25 members, that number doubled by the early 1990s, UEFA membership coincides for the most part with recognition as a sovereign country in Europe, although there are some exceptions. Some UEFA members are not sovereign states, but form part of a recognized sovereign state in the context of international law. Some UEFA members are transcontinental states, countries which had been members of the Asian Football Confederation were admitted to the European football association, particularly Israel and Kazakhstan.
Additionally some UEFA member associations allow teams from outside their associations main territory to take part in their domestic competition, saarland Football Union 1954–1956 German football association of the German Democratic Republic 1954–1990 Football Federation of the Soviet Union 1954–1991, in 1992 became Russian Football Union. The newly independent 14 Soviet Republics created their own football associations, Football Association of Yugoslavia 1954–1992, became Football Association of Serbia and Montenegro. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia became independent, Football Association of Serbia and Montenegro 1992–2006, became Football Association of Serbia. Montenegro, which became independent, created its own football association, the main competition for mens national teams is the UEFA European Football Championship, started in 1958, with the first finals in 1960, and known as the European Nations Cup until 1964. It is called UEFA or the EURO, UEFA runs national competitions at Under-21, Under-19 and Under-17 levels.
For womens national teams, UEFA operates the UEFA Womens Championship for senior sides as well as Womens Under-19. UEFA organized the UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup with CAF for youth teams in an effort to boost youth football, UEFA launched the UEFA Regions Cup, for semi-professional teams representing their local region, in 1999. In futsal there is the UEFA Futsal Championship and UEFA Futsal Under-21 Championship, the Italian, German and French mens national teams are the sole teams to have won the European football championship in all categories. A second, lower-ranked competition is the UEFA Europa League and this competition, for national knockout cup winners and high-placed league teams, was launched by UEFA in 1971 as a successor of both the former UEFA Cup and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. A third competition, the UEFA Cup Winners Cup, which had started in 1960, was absorbed into the UEFA Cup in 1999, in womens football UEFA conducts the UEFA Womens Champions League for club teams. The competition was first held in 2001, and known as the UEFA Womens Cup until 2009, the UEFA Super Cup pits the winners of the Champions League against the winners of the Europa League, and came into being in 1973