2016 Veikkausliiga

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Veikkausliiga
Season 2016
Matches played 67
Goals scored 151 (2.25 per match)
Top goalscorer Dever Orgill (6 goals)
Biggest home win FC Lahti 4–0 VPS (28 April)
HJK 5–1 Ilves (4 May)
Biggest away win PK-35 Vantaa 0–2 HIFK (9 April)
PS Kemi 0–2 SJK (9 April)
PK-35 Vantaa 0–2 VPS (17 April)
SJK 0–2 Ilves (24 April)
FC Inter 0–2 IFK Mariehamn (9 May)
FC Inter 0–2 PS Kemi (28 May)
Highest scoring PK-35 Vantaa 3–4 RoPS (2 April)
2015
2017

The 2016 Veikkausliiga will be the eighty-sixth season of top-tier football in Finland. The season started on 2 April 2016 and will end on 23 October 2016.[1] SJK are the defending champions.

Teams

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 location

Location of teams in 2016 Veikkausliiga
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 Seinäjoen keskuskenttä 3,500
VPS Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600
  • SJK will move to their new stadium OmaSp Stadion in June 2016 (capacity 6,000).[2][3]

Personnel and kits

Club Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsors
FC Inter Finland Jami Wallenius (as caretaker) Finland Lehtonen, HenriHenri Lehtonen Nike Alfons Håkans
FC Lahti Finland Korkeakunnas, ToniToni Korkeakunnas Finland Hauhia, MikkoMikko Hauhia Umbro BE Group
Lahti Energia
Halton
HIFK Finland Honkavaara, JaniJani Honkavaara Finland Terävä, EsaEsa Terävä Kappa Aktia Bank
HJK Finland Lehkosuo, MikaMika Lehkosuo Finland Sorsa, SebastianSebastian Sorsa Adidas Apu
IFK Mariehamn Finland Kari Virtanen
Finland Peter Lundberg
Finland Lyyski, JaniJani Lyyski Puma Hotell Arkipelag
Ilves Finland Jarkko Wiss Finland Hynynen, AnttiAntti Hynynen Adidas TBA
KuPS Finland Rajamäki, MarkoMarko Rajamäki Finland Pennanen, PetteriPetteri Pennanen Puma Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas
PK-35 Vantaa Finland Kuqi, ShefkiShefki Kuqi Finland Raimi, KimKim Raimi Nike Vantaan Energia
PS Kemi Finland Åhman, JariJari Åhman England Ions, BillyBilly Ions Stanno Various
RoPS Finland Malinen, JuhaJuha Malinen Finland Okkonen, AnttiAntti Okkonen Puma Saraware
SJK Finland Valakari, SimoSimo Valakari Estonia Aksalu, MihkelMihkel Aksalu Adidas LähiTapiola
EPKK
Prima Power
VPS Finland Vuorinen, PetriPetri Vuorinen Finland Koskimaa, VilleVille Koskimaa Puma Various

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
Ilves Italy Mauro Baruffato End of contract n/a Finland Jarkko Wiss 6 November 2015[4] Pre-season
IFK Mariehamn Finland Pekka Lyyski End of contract n/a Finland Kari Virtanen
Finland Peter Lundberg
19 November 2015[5] Pre-season
FC Inter Netherlands Job Dragtsma Mutual termination 26 May 2016 Finland Jami Wallenius (as caretaker) 26 May 2016[6] 7th

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 HJK 12 8 3 1 23 10 +13 27 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 IFK Mariehamn 12 7 3 2 13 8 +5 24 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 PS Kemi Kings 9 5 2 2 11 6 +5 17
4 KuPS 11 5 2 4 14 10 +4 17
5 Ilves 9 5 0 4 9 8 +1 15
6 SJK 11 4 2 5 8 14 −6 14
7 Lahti 10 3 3 4 13 13 0 12
8 RoPS 10 3 3 4 12 13 −1 12
9 VPS 10 3 2 5 9 13 −4 11
10 Inter Turku 11 3 2 6 10 16 −6 11
11 HIFK 11 2 3 6 12 16 −4 9 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
12 PK-35 Vantaa 12 2 3 7 13 20 −7 9 Relegation to Ykkönen
Updated to match(es) played on 29 May 2016. Source: Veikkausliiga (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).

Results

Matches 1–22

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

Updated to games played on 29 May 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.[7]

Statistics

Monthly awards

Month Coach of the Month Player of the Month
April[8] Finland Peter Lundberg (IFK Mariehamn)
Finland Kari Virtanen (IFK Mariehamn)
Finland Walter Viitala (IFK Mariehamn)
May[9] Finland Mika Lehkosuo (HJK) Nigeria Taye Taiwo (HJK)

References

  1. Otteluohjelma | Veikkausliiga
  2. Seinäjoen stadion nousee ensi kevääksi
  3. Seinäjoen stadionille nimi - OmaSp Stadion
  4. "Jarkko Wiss on Ilveksen uusi päävalmentaja". Ilves (in Finnish). Ilves. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Tränartrio klar för Grönvitt". IFK Mariehamn (in Swedish). IFK Mariehamn. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Tiedote: Job Dragtsma jättää päävalmentajan tehtävät". FC Inter (in Finnish). FC Inter. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Päätös koskien SJK:n pelioikeudettomia pelaajia
  8. Walter Viitala huhtikuun kuukauden pelaaja (Finnish)
  9. Taye Taiwo valittiin kuukauden pelaajaksi (Finnish)