Oulun Palloseura (football)

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OPS
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Full name Oulun Palloseura
Founded 2006
Ground Raatin stadion, Oulu
Ground Capacity 5 000
Chairman Hannu Takkula
Manager Erkki Paananen
League Kakkonen
2014 Kakkonen (Northern Group), 5th

Oulun Palloseura (OPS) is a Finnish football club based in Oulu. The team is currently playing in the Finnish third tier Kakkonen.

History

The original Oulun Palloseura (Oulu Ball Club) was founded in 1925.

Contemporary club which is now called Oulun Palloseura dates back to 2006, when a third-tier club called FC Dreeverit was cleared to use the name OPS-jp. Next year the competition spot went to a registered association called Oulun Palloseura - jalkapallo ry. and then in 2008 to Oulun jalkapallon tuki ry. which is founded by businessman Miika Juntunen.

In 2009 OPS-jp won the Group C of Kakkonen (the 3rd tier) and was promoted to Ykkönen. Since 2011 the club has been allowed to use the original name of Oulun Palloseura.

Season to season

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
2006 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 11th OPS
2007 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd OPS
2008 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd OPS
2009 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
2010 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
2011 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
2012 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
2013 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th Relegated
2014 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Northern Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th


Current Squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Finland GK Lauri Rönkkö
3 Finland MF Joni Leskelä
4 Nigeria DF Nathan Ibe
5 Sierra Leone MF Abdul Sesay
6 Finland MF Juha-Matti Huovinen
7 Finland MF Matias Juntunen
10 Finland MF Joni Lämsä
No. Position Player
13 Finland FW Joonas Sohlo
14 Finland FW Konstantin Belov
18 Finland MF Eelis Koskinen
19 Finland FW Juho Toivonen
20 Finland MF Aleksi Autti
23 Finland DF Jan Kesti
25 Finland DF Pekka Räisänen

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