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Vaasan Palloseura

 

Vaasan Palloseura

VPS
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Full name Vaasan Palloseura
Nickname(s) Vepsu, "Vepsi"
Founded 1924
Ground Hietalahti,
Vaasa
Ground Capacity 4,600
Chairman Riku Asukas
Manager Olli Huttunen
League Veikkausliiga
2012 Veikkausliiga, 8th
Home colours
Away colours

Vaasan Palloseura (or VPS) is a Finnish football club, based in Vaasa. It currently plays in the Finnish Premier Division (Veikkausliiga). The club's manager is Olli Huttunen and assistant manager is Petri Vuorinen. The club plays its home matches at Hietalahti. VPS played twice in the UEFA Cup in 1998/1999 and in 1999/2000, 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.

Achievements

European Campaigns

Season Competition Round Country Club Score Agg.
1998–99 UEFA Cup First Qualifying round Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn 0–2, v 4–0 4–2
Second Qualifying round Austria Grazer AK 0–0, v 0–3 0–3
1999–00 UEFA Cup Qualifying round Scotland St Johnstone F.C. 1–1, v 0–2 1–3

Season to season

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1994 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Promoted
1995 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th
1996 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th Relegation Group – 7th
1997 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1998 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1999 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 11th Relegation Group – Playoffs
2000 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th
2001 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
2002 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 11th Relegation Group – 7th – Relegated
2003 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
2004 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
2005 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Playoffs – Promoted
2006 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2007 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th
2008 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 11th
2009 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2010 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th
2011 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2012 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2013 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd UEFA Europa League First qualifying round

Current squad

As of 20 September 2013 Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Finland DF Atte Hoivala
3 Finland DF Ville Koskimaa
4 Finland DF Jesper Engström
5 Finland DF Antti Uimaniemi
6 Finland MF Cheyne Fowler
7 Finland FW Bamo Alfat
8 Finland MF Sebastian Strandvall (captain)
9 Finland FW Jarno Parikka
10 Finland MF Tony Björk
11 Finland FW Niki Lammi
12 Finland GK Karl-Filip Eriksson
No. Position Player
13 Scotland MF Grant Kerr
14 Finland MF Patrik Lomski
18 Kenya MF Anthony Dafaa
19 United States FW Jordan Seabrook
20 Finland MF Ville Luokkala
21 Finland DF Tomi Paananen
23 Finland DF Miika Niemi
25 England FW Tomi Ameobi
26 Jamaica FW Steven Morrissey
32 Finland GK Henri Sillanpää
TBA Finland DF Timi Lahti

Notable players

Managers

External links

  • (Finnish) Official Site

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