2014 Veikkausliiga

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Veikkausliiga
Season 2014
Matches played 125
Goals scored 305 (2.44 per match)
Top goalscorer Luis Solignac
(9 goals)
Biggest home win HJK 5–0 TPS
(23 June)
Biggest away win FC Honka 0–5 FF Jaro
(20 July)
Highest scoring MYPA 5–3 KuPS
(27 July)
2013

The 2014 Veikkausliiga is the eighty-fourth season of top-tier football in Finland. The started on 6 April 2014 and is scheduled to end on 25 October 2014.[1] HJK Helsinki are the defending champions.

Teams[edit]

JJK were relegated to Ykkönen after finishing at the bottom of the 2013 season. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions SJK.

Team summaries[edit]

Location of teams in 2014 Veikkausliiga
Club Location Stadium Capacity Manager Captain
FC Honka Espoo Tapiolan Urheilupuisto 6,000 Finland Kuqi, ShefkiShefki Kuqi Finland Vasara, JussiJussi Vasara
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion 10,000 Netherlands Dragtsma, JobJob Dragtsma Finland Lehtonen, HenriHenri Lehtonen
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden Stadion 15,000 Finland Korkeakunnas, ToniToni Korkeakunnas Finland Hauhia, MikkoMikko Hauhia
FF Jaro Jakobstad Jakobstads Centralplan 5,000 FinlandRussia Eremenko Sr., AlexeiAlexei Eremenko Sr. Finland Emet, JonasJonas Emet
HJK Helsinki Sonera Stadium 10,770 Finland Lehkosuo, MikaMika Lehkosuo Finland Tainio, TeemuTeemu Tainio
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena 4,000 Finland Lyyski, PekkaPekka Lyyski Finland Lyyski, JaniJani Lyyski
KuPS Kuopio Savon Sanomat Areena 5,000 Finland Rajamäki, MarkoMarko Rajamäki Finland Ilo, MiikkaMiikka Ilo
MYPA Kouvola Kymenlaakson Sähkö Stadion 4,167 Finland Muurinen, AnttiAntti Muurinen Finland Aho, TuomasTuomas Aho
RoPS Rovaniemi Rovaniemen keskuskenttä 4,000 Finland Malinen, JuhaJuha Malinen Finland Okkonen, AnttiAntti Okkonen
SJK Seinäjoki Seinäjoen keskuskenttä 3,500 Finland Valakari, SimoSimo Valakari Serbia Milosavljević, PavlePavle Milosavljević
TPS Turku Veritas Stadion 10,000 Finland Laurikainen, MikaMika Laurikainen Finland Lehtovaara, JukkaJukka Lehtovaara
VPS Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600 Finland Huttunen, OlliOlli Huttunen Finland Strandvall, SebastianSebastian Strandvall

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
RoPS Finland Kari Virtanen End of contract n/a Finland Juha Malinen [2] Pre-season
FC Lahti Finland Juha Malinen End of contract n/a Finland Toni Korkeakunnas [3] Pre-season
MYPA Finland Toni Korkeakunnas End of contract n/a Finland Antti Muurinen [4] Pre-season
FC Honka Finland Mika Lehkosuo Sacked 7 February 2014[5] Finland Shefki Kuqi 15 February 2014[6] Pre-season
TPS Finland Marko Rajamäki Mutual termination 14 February 2014[7] Finland Mika Laurikainen 17 February 2014[8] Pre-season
KuPS Finland Esa Pekonen Mutual termination 24 April 2014[9] Finland Marko Rajamäki 2 May 2014[10] 12th
HJK Finland Sixten Boström Sacked 29 April 2014 Finland Mika Lehkosuo 29 April 2014[11] 6th

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 HJK 21 13 6 2 38 13 +25 45 2015–16 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 FC Lahti 21 10 8 3 23 10 +13 38 2015–16 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 SJK 20 10 5 5 22 13 +9 35
4 KuPS 21 8 6 7 32 29 +3 30
5 VPS 20 8 5 7 24 20 +4 29
6 MYPA 21 8 5 8 31 36 −5 29
7 FF Jaro 21 8 4 9 30 25 +5 28
8 RoPS 21 7 4 10 20 19 +1 25
9 FC Inter 21 6 6 9 25 32 −7 24
10 IFK Mariehamn 21 7 3 11 25 40 −15 24
11 FC Honka 21 5 7 9 22 35 −13 22
12 TPS 21 4 3 14 15 35 −20 15 Relegation to the 2015 Ykkönen

Updated to games played on 27 July 2014.
Source: veikkausliiga.com
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.

Results[edit]

Matches 1–22[edit]

Home \ Away[1] HON INT LAH JAR HJK MAR KPS MYP RPS SJK TPS VPS
FC Honka 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–1
FC Inter 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0
FC Lahti 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1
FF Jaro 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0
HJK 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 4–0 1–0 0–1 3–0
IFK Mariehamn 2–2 0–0 1–3 0–2 2–1 2–0 0–31
KuPS 2–0 4–2 0–2 1–4 2–2 4–0 1–0
MYPA 4–3 1–1 1–1 3–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 4–1 1–1
RoPS 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–2
SJK 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–0
TPS 0–1 0–1 0–3 3–0 0–2 2–0 0–0
VPS 3–0 0–2 1–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–1 1–0

Updated to games played on 27 July 2014.
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 1–0, but the result was changed to 0–3, as IFK Mariehamn fielded ineligible players.[12]

Matches 23–33[edit]

Home \ Away[1] HON INT LAH JAR HJK MAR KPS MYP RPS SJK TPS VPS
FC Honka 2–1 1–1 0–5 0–2
FC Inter 3–3 3–2 3–0
FC Lahti 1–1 2–0
FF Jaro 2–0 1–2
HJK 2–0 5–0
IFK Mariehamn 3–1 0–1 4–2 2–4
KuPS 2–0 1–1 1–3
MYPA 5–3
RoPS 3–0 0–0
SJK 2–1 3–0 0–0
TPS 3–1 1–1 0–1
VPS 3–1 0–3

Updated to games played on 27 July 2014.
Source: veikkausliiga.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Statistics[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Coach of the Month Player of the Month
April[13] Finland Antti Muurinen (MYPA) Germany Hendrik Helmke (FF Jaro)
May[14] Finland Mika Lehkosuo (HJK) Finland Rasmus Schüller (HJK)
June[15] Finland Simo Valakari (SJK) Sweden Admir Ćatović (KuPS)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Veikkausliigakaudesta 2014 kaikkien aikojen pisin
  2. ^ "Juha Malinen RoPSin peräsimeen kauden päätyttyä". RoPS (in Finnish) (RoPS). 5 September 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Toni Korkeakunnas valmentaa FC Lahtea kaudesta 2014 lähtien". FC Lahti (in Finnish) (FC Lahti). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "ANTTI MUURINEN MYPAN PÄÄVALMENTAJAKSI". MYPA (in Finnish) (MYPA). 27 September 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "FC HONKA ON PURKANUT PÄÄVALMENTAJA MIKA LEHKOSUON SOPIMUKSEN". FC Honka (in Finnish) (FC Honka). 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "FC HONKA JA SHEFKI KUQI OVAT SOLMINEET PÄÄVALMENTAJASOPIMUKSEN". FC Honka (in Finnish) (FC Honka). 15 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "TPS ja Marko Rajamäki purkivat keskinäisen sopimuksensa". TPS (in Finnish) (TPS). 14 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Mika Laurikainen palaa TPS:n päävalmentajaksi". TPS (in Finnish) (TPS). 17 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "KuPS ja Pekonen purkivat sopimuksensa". KuPS (in Finnish) (KuPS). 24 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Marko Rajamäki on uusi päävalmentaja". KuPS (in Finnish) (KuPS). 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Mika Lehkosuo on HJK:n uusi päävalmentaja". HJK (in Finnish) (HJK). 29 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  12. ^ http://www.veikkausliiga.com/News.aspx?type=1&ID=54986 http://www.veikkausliiga.com/News.aspx?type=1&ID=54986
  13. ^ Jaron Helmke huhtikuun Kuukauden pelaaja (Finnish)
  14. ^ Rasmus Schüller Veikkausliigan toukokuun pelaaja (Finnish)
  15. ^ KuPSin Admir Catovic Veikkausliigan kesäkuun pelaaja (Finnish)