2010 Veikkausliiga

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Veikkausliiga
Season 2010
Champions HJK
23rd title
Relegated Lahti
Champions League HJK
Europa League KuPS
TPS (via dom. cup)
Honka
Matches played 182
Goals scored 513 (2.82 per match)
Top goalscorer Juho Mäkelä
(16 goals)
Biggest home win JJK 6–1 Oulu
(5 July)
Jaro 5-0 Haka
(2 August)
TPS 5-0 Oulu
(22 September)
Biggest away win KuPS 0–5 HJK
(16 April)
Highest scoring KuPS 6–2 TamU
(30 June)
Longest winning run TPS (5 games)
(1 August–28 August)
Longest unbeaten run 8 games by 2 teams
HJK
(24 May–10 July)
Tampere United
(3 May–20 June)
Longest winless run FC Lahti (11 games)
(10 May–16 July)
Longest losing run AC Oulu (6 games)
(19 June–30 July)
2009
2011

The 2010 Veikkausliiga was the eightieth season of top-tier football in Finland. It began on 16 April 2010 and ended on 23 October 2010.

Teams[edit]

RoPS finished at the bottom of the 2009 season and were relegated to Ykkönen. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions AC Oulu. 13th-placed Veikkausliiga team JJK and Ykkönen runners-up KPV competed in a two-legged relegation play-offs for one spot in this season. JJK won 5–3 on aggregate and thereby retained their league position.

Team summaries[edit]

Location of teams in 2010 Veikkausliiga
Club Location Stadium Capacity Manager Kitmaker
AC Oulu Oulu Castrén 4,000 Finland Juha Malinen Umbro
FC Honka Espoo Tapiolan Urheilupuisto 6,000 Finland Mika Lehkosuo Kappa
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion 9,372 Netherlands Job Dragtsma Nike
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden Stadion 15,000 Finland Ilkka Mäkelä Umbro
FF Jaro Jakobstad Jakobstads Centralplan 5,000 Finland/Russia Alexei Eremenko Sr. Errea
Haka Valkeakoski Tehtaan kenttä 3,516 Finland Sami Ristilä Umbro
HJK Helsinki Sonera Stadium 10,770 Finland Antti Muurinen Adidas
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena 4,000 Finland Pekka Lyyski Puma
JJK Jyväskylä Harjun stadion 3,000 Finland Kari Martonen Legea
KuPS Kuopio Kuopion keskuskenttä 5,000 Finland Esa Pekonen Puma
MYPA Anjalankoski Saviniemi 4,167 Finland Janne Lindberg Puma
Tampere United Tampere Ratina Stadion 17,000 Finland Ari Hjelm Puma
TPS Turku Veritas Stadion 9,372 Finland Marko Rajamäki Puma
VPS Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600 Finland Tommi Pikkarainen Umbro

League table[edit]

Finnish football
2010

Veikkausliiga (Tier 1)
Ykkönen (Tier 2)
Kakkonen (Tier 3)
Kolmonen (Tier 4)
Nelonen (Tier 5)
Vitonen (Tier 6)
Suomen Cup 2010

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 HJK (C) 26 15 7 4 43 19 +24 52 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 KuPS 26 15 3 8 45 36 +9 48 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 TPS 26 13 6 7 46 30 +16 45 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
4 FC Honka 26 12 5 9 42 34 +8 41 2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
5 FF Jaro 26 11 5 10 42 34 +8 38
6 FC Inter 26 10 7 9 34 32 +2 37
7 Tampere United 26 10 4 12 37 46 −9 34
8 Haka 26 9 6 11 30 38 −8 33
9 MYPA 26 7 11 8 36 39 −3 32
10 VPS 26 8 7 11 29 40 −11 31
11 AC Oulu 26 8 6 12 31 44 −13 30
12 IFK Mariehamn 26 7 7 12 38 43 −5 28
13 JJK (O) 26 8 3 15 34 41 −7 27 Veikkausliiga relegation play-offs
14 FC Lahti (R) 26 5 11 10 26 37 −11 26 Relegation to Ykkönen

Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1TPS were the winners of the 2010 Finnish Cup competition and qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

The 13th placed team of 2010 Veikkausliiga and the runners-up of the 2010 Ykkönen will compete in a two-legged play-offs for one spot in the 2011 Veikkausliiga.[1] JJK won the playoffs by 3-1 and remained again in Veikkausliiga.

27 October 2010
18:30 EEST
FC Viikingit 1 – 1 JJK
Sesay Goal 87' Hyyrynen Goal 62'

30 October 2010
14:00 EEST
JJK 2 – 0 FC Viikingit
Tuomanen Goal 9'
Linjala Goal 31'
Harjun Stadion, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3232

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] HAK HJK HON INT JAR JJK KPS LAH MAR MYP ACO TAM TPS VPS
Haka 0–3 2–0 1–3 4–3 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1
HJK 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–0
FC Honka 4–2 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–3 2–1 1–2 3–0 3–1 3–4 0–2 1–0 0–0
FC Inter 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–0
FF Jaro 5–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–2 2–2 1–3 3–2
JJK 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–3 1–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 6–1 0–1 0–2 0–1
KuPS 1–0 0–5 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 6–2 2–1 1–2
FC Lahti 0–1 0–1 2–4 1–1 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 0–1 1–3 2–1
IFK Mariehamn 2–3 1–2 2–2 3–0 0–0 3–2 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–2 2–3 2–1 0–3
MYPA 2–1 1–1 2–2 3–2 0–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–2
AC Oulu 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–5 1–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 1–1
Tampere United 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–4 0–2 1–3 0–0 3–4 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–0
TPS 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 0–3 2–0 3–0 3–2 1–4 3–0 5–0 4–3 1–1
VPS 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–4 2–1 2–0 3–1 0–3

Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Statistics[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Coach of the Month Player of the Month
April[2] Finland Kari Martonen (JJK) Finland Janne Korhonen (Haka)
May Finland Esa Pekonen (KuPS) Finland Miikka Ilo (KuPS)
June[3] Netherlands Job Dragtsma (FC Inter) Finland Henri Lehtonen (FC Inter)
July[4] Finland Pekka Lyyski (IFK Mariehamn) Finland Tamás Gruborovics (IFK Mariehamn)
August[5] Finland Marko Rajamäki (TPS) Finland Roope Riski (TPS)
September[6] Finland/Russia Alexei Eremenko Sr. (FF Jaro) Finland Toni Kolehmainen (TPS)
October[7] Finland Sami Ristilä (Haka) Nigeria Dudu (KuPS)

Players of the year[edit]

Source: veikkausliiga.com (Finnish)

Position Player
Goalkeeper Finland Jukka Lehtovaara (TPS)
Defender Finland Juhani Ojala (HJK)
Midfielder Finland Miikka Ilo (KuPS)
Striker Finland Juho Mäkelä (HJK)
Player Finland Medo (HJK)

External links[edit]

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