2012 Kakkonen

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Kakkonen
Season 2012
Champions ÅIFK
AC Kajaani
Ilves
JäPS
Promoted AC Kajaani
Ilves
2011
2013

The 2012 Kakkonen season began on 18 April and ended on 6 October 2012.[1]

Teams[edit]

A total of 40 teams contested the league divided into four groups, Eteläinen (Southern), Pohjoinen (Northern), Läntinen (Western) and Itäinen (Eastern). 30 returned from the 2011 season, three relegated from Ykkönen and seven promoted from Kolmonen. The champion of each group qualified to promotion matches to decide which two teams get promoted to the Ykkönen. The bottom two teams in each group and the worst eight-placed qualified directly for relegation to Kolmonen. Each team played a total of 27 matches, playing three times against each team of its group.

Stadia and Locations[edit]

Location of the 2012 Kakkonen teams. Eteläinen (Southern) are red dots, Pohjoinen (Northern) are green dots, Läntinen (Western) are blue dots while Itäinen (Eastern) are pink dots.
1Klubi 04 plays in Eteläinen (Southern).
Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity
ÅIFK Turku Urheilupuiston yläkenttä 1,500
AC Kajaani Kajaani Kajaanin Liikuntapuisto 800
Atlantis FC Helsinki Töölön Pallokentta 4,000
BK-46 Raseborg Karjaan urheilukenttä 1,000
EIF Raseborg Ekenäs Centrumplan 2,500
EsPa Espoo Matinkylän tekonurmi N/A
FC Santa Claus Rovaniemi Saarenkylän tekonurmi 2,000
FC Espoo Espoo Leppävaaran stadion 5,000
FC Futura Porvoo Porvoon keskuskenttä 500
FC Jazz Pori Porin Stadion 12,000
FC Kiffen Helsinki Töölön Pallokenttä N/A
FC Kiisto Vaasa Kaarlen kenttä 5,500
FC Kuusysi Lahti Kisapuisto 4,400
FC YPA Ylivieska Safari 600
GBK Kokkola Kokkolan keskuskenttä 3,000
Gnistan Helsinki Fair Pay Arena 2,000
GrIFK Kauniainen Kauniaisten Keskuskenttä 700
Härmä Hämeenlinna Kauriala 4,000
HauPa Haukipudas Haukiputaan keskuskenttä 2,000
Ilves Tampere Tammela Stadion 5,040
JäPS Järvenpää Järvenpään keskuskenttä 500
JIlves Jämsä Jämsänkosken Pallokenttä 2,500
Klubi-04 Helsinki Sonera Stadium 10,770
KPV Kokkola Kokkolan Keskuskenttä 2,000
KTP Kotka Arto Tolsa Areena 4,780
LoPa Lohja Harjun urheilukenttä 3,000
LPS Helsinki Laajasalon urheilupuisto N/A
MP Mikkeli Mikkelin Urheilupuisto 7,000
Närpes Kraft Närpes Mosedal 2,000
P-Iirot Rauma Äijänsuon stadion 2,000
Pallohonka Espoo Otaniemen urheilukeskus 500
PK-35/VJS Vantaa ISS Stadion 4,700
PK-37 Iisalmi Sankariniemi 5,000
PS Kemi Kemi Sauvosaari 1,500
SalPa Salo Salon Urheilupuisto 2,500
Sporting Kristinestad Kristinaplan 2,000
TP-47 Tornio Pohjan Stadion 4,000
TPV Tampere Tammela Stadion 5,040
VIFK Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600
Warkaus JK Varkaus Varkauden Keskuskenttä 2,000

League tables[edit]

Eteläinen (Southern)[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 ÅIFK 27 17 5 5 50 25 +25 56 Promotion Playoffs to the Ykkönen
2 BK-46 27 16 3 8 55 35 +20 51
3 SalPa 27 15 5 7 50 34 +16 50
4 EIF 27 14 6 7 75 34 +41 48
5 Klubi 04 27 13 6 8 64 36 +28 45
6 GrIFK 27 12 6 9 64 35 +29 42
7 Pallohonka 27 13 3 11 56 38 +18 42
8 EsPa 27 9 1 17 46 59 −13 28
9 FC Espoo (R) 27 7 2 18 48 61 −13 23 Relegation to the Kolmonen
10 LoPa (R) 27 0 1 26 14 165 −151 1

Updated to games played on 6 October 2012.
Source: palloverkko.palloliitto.fi
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.

Pohjoinen (Northern)[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 AC Kajaani (P) 24 15 4 5 53 33 +20 49 Promotion Playoffs to the Ykkönen
2 GBK 24 12 8 4 53 29 +24 44
3 PS Kemi 24 12 3 9 52 37 +15 39
4 PK-37 24 11 6 7 37 33 +4 39
5 TP-47 24 8 5 11 39 42 −3 29
6 FC YPA 24 9 2 13 41 45 −4 29
7 KPV 24 7 7 10 30 39 −9 28
8 FC Santa Claus 24 6 6 12 29 54 −25 24
9 HauPa (R) 24 6 3 15 27 47 −20 21 Relegation to the Kolmonen
10 Warkaus JK (R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0a

Updated to games played on 6 October 2012.
Source: palloverkko.palloliitto.fi
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.

a.^ Warkaus JK was excluded from the Kakkonen due to breaking the rules of the association.[2]
1. The match PS Kemi – TP-47 originally finished 1–0, but the result was changed to 0–3, as PS Kemi fielded an ineligible player.[3]

Läntinen (Western)[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Ilves (P) 27 22 4 1 84 21 +63 70 Promotion Playoffs to the Ykkönen
2 FC Jazz 27 17 6 4 58 23 +35 57
3 P-Iirot 27 18 1 8 67 40 +27 55
4 VIFK 27 14 10 3 46 25 +21 52
5 Närpes Kraft 27 12 5 10 56 57 −1 41
6 TPV 27 10 8 9 43 37 +6 38
7 Härmä 27 7 5 15 38 59 −21 26
8 Sporting (R) 27 6 3 18 33 58 −25 21
9 FC Kiisto (R) 27 3 4 20 20 68 −48 13 Relegation to the Kolmonen
10 JIlves (R) 27 2 2 23 21 81 −60 8

Updated to games played on 6 October 2012.
Source: palloverkko.palloliitto.fi
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.

2. The match TPV – JIlves originally finished 1–1, but the result was changed to 3–0, as JIlves fielded an ineligible player.[3]
3. The match JIlves – Ilves originally finished 3–5, but the result was changed to 0–3, as JIlves fielded an ineligible player.[3]

Itäinen (Eastern)[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 JäPS 27 16 5 6 59 33 +26 53 Promotion Playoffs to the Ykkönen
2 Gnistan 27 15 7 5 46 26 +20 52
3 MP 27 15 4 8 68 37 +31 49
4 FC Kuusysi 27 12 4 11 45 39 +6 40
5 Atlantis FC 27 11 6 10 54 43 +11 39
6 KTP 27 10 7 10 43 54 −11 37
7 FC Futura 27 9 6 12 48 58 −10 33
8 LPS 27 9 5 13 37 50 −13 32
9 FC Kiffen (R) 27 6 6 15 25 53 −28 24 Relegation to the Kolmonen
10 PK-35/VJS (R) 27 5 4 18 23 55 −32 19

Updated to games played on 6 October 2012.
Source: palloverkko.palloliitto.fi
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.

4. The match Gnistan – Atlantis FC originally finished 0–1, but the result was changed to 3–0, as Atlantis FC fielded an ineligible player.[4]

Promotion play-offs[edit]

Group winners will play two-legged ties. Team pairs will be drawn and the two winning teams will be promoted to the Ykkönen for season 2013.[5]

Group winners
Eteläinen (Southern): ÅIFK
Pohjoinen (Northern): AC Kajaani
Läntinen (Western): Ilves
Itäinen (Eastern): JäPS

First leg[edit]

13 October 2012
JäPS 0–0 AC Kajaani

Attendance: 753

13 October 2012
ÅIFK 0–1 Ilves
Multanen Goal 11'

Attendance: 902

Second leg[edit]

20 October 2012
AC Kajaani 1–0 JäPS
Nikkanen Goal 61'

Attendance: 980

AC Kajaani won 1–0 on aggregate.


20 October 2012
Ilves 4–1 ÅIFK
Vakkala Goal 3'
Scheweleff Goal 11'26'
Juuti Goal 51'
Okorie Goal 88'

Attendance: 3,841

Ilves won 5–1 on aggregate.

Eight-placed teams[edit]

At the end of the season, a comparison is made between the eight-placed teams. The worst eight-placed team will be directly relegated to the Kolmonen.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 LPS 27 9 5 13 37 50 −13 32
2 EsPa 27 9 1 17 46 59 −13 28
3 FC Santa Claus 24 6 6 12 29 54 −25 24
4 Sporting (R) 27 6 3 18 33 58 −25 21 Relegation to the Kolmonen

Updated to games played on 6 October 2012.
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.

See also[edit]

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