AC Oulu

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AC Oulu
Logo of AC Oulu
Full name AC Oulu
Founded 2002
Ground Raatti Stadium, Oulu
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Arto Oja
Manager Rauno Ojanen
League Ykkönen
2013 Ykkönen, 5th

AC Oulu (ACO) is a Finnish football club based in Oulu. Formed on 2002, the club have played two seasons in Finlands highest football league Veikkausliiga and seven seasons in the second highest league Ykkönen. The club are currently playing in Ykkönen. They play their home games at Raatti Stadium and the club colours are navy blue and white.

History[edit]

AC Oulu was founded in 2002 as a joint initiative of the OLS, OPS, OTP and Tervarit clubs with the aim of bringing top level football back to Oulu. FC Oulu played in the Veikkausliiga in the early 90's as the most recent team from Oulu to play top tier Finnish football. After four seasons in the Ykkönen, AC Oulu reached the Finlands highest football league Veikkausliiga in 2007. However, they were relegated back to the Ykkönen at the end of their first season in the top division. After two seasons in the second tier AC Oulu won promotion again to the Veikkausliiga at the end of the 2009 season after finishing top of the Ykkönen. Having finished 11th in 2010 season the club were initially going to continue in the Veikkausliiga for the 2011 season. However they were denied a league licence for financial reasons and therefore dropped down to the Ykkönen.

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Canada GK David Monsalve
2 Finland DF Janne Hietanen
5 Finland DF Pekka Räisänen
6 Finland DF Juho-Matti Heikari
7 Finland MF Mika Nurmela
8 Canada MF Dominic Oppong
9 Finland MF Dritan Stafsula
10 Cameroon FW Titi Essomba
12 Finland GK Tommi Lindholm
No. Position Player
13 Finland FW Joonas Sohlo
14 Finland MF Tuure Siira
15 Finland FW Pekka Welling
16 Finland DF Aleksi Lappalainen
17 Finland MF Anselmi Nurmela
18 Denmark FW Morten Gerster-Peipinen
20 Finland MF Henry Mäkäräinen
21 Finland FW Aapo Heikkilä
23 Cameroon DF Patrice Ollo

On loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
10 Finland MF Matias Ojala (on loan at HSV II)

Statistics[edit]

Season to season[edit]

G W D L GF - GA P
2003 Ykkönen 8. 26 9 8 9 37 - 37 35
2004 Ykkönen 5. 26 10 9 7 39 - 33 39
2005 Ykkönen 10. 26 8 7 11 32 - 33 31
2006 Ykkönen 2. 26 15 7 4 53 - 25 52
2007 Veikkausliiga 14. 26 5 7 14 28 - 49 22
2008 Ykkönen 4. 26 10 11 5 40 - 26 41
2009 Ykkönen 1. 26 16 5 5 57 - 24 53
2010 Veikkausliiga 11. 26 8 6 12 31 - 44 30
2011 Ykkönen 3. 24 14 6 4 51 - 22 48
2012 Ykkönen 6. 27 9 10 8 38 - 35 37

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