AC Allianssi

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AC Allianssi
Logo of AC Allianssi
Full name AC Vantaan Allianssi
Founded 2002
Dissolved 2006
Ground Pohjola Stadion
Vantaa
Ground Capacity 4,700
2005 Veikkausliiga, 7th

AC Vantaan Allianssi (or AC Allianssi) was a Finnish football club, based in the town of Vantaa.

Allianssi have been a club in decline since an 8-0 defeat at fellow Finnish club FC Haka. The match was believed to have been fixed by a Belgian-Chinese betting cartel, which took control of the club in summer 2005. A subsequent police investigation failed to find sufficient evidence of match fixing though.[1] In 2006, a former managing director Olivier Suray admitted that the notorious match was fixed. He however accused Chinese owner Zheyun Ye for fixing.[2]

On April 11, 2006, club chairman Erkki Salo announced that the club would be filing for bankruptcy with immediate effect.

Honours[edit]

AC Allianssi in Europe[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Score (home-away)
2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Malta Hibernians FC Paola 1–0, 1–1
2R Greece Akratitos Ano Liosia 0–0, 1–0
3R Italy Perugia Calcio 0–2, 0–2
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q Northern Ireland Glentoran F.C. 1–2, 2–2
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1Q Luxembourg CS Pétange 3–0, 1–1
2Q Norway SK Brann 0–2, 0–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Finnish police to investigate fixed match
  2. ^ Helsingin Sanomat - International Edition - Sport