Atlantis FC

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Atlantis FC
Atlantis FC logo.svg
Full name Atlantis Football Club
Founded 1995
Ground Töölön Pallokenttä,
Helsinki
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman Markku Ritala
Coach Alan Arruda
League Kakkonen
2013 Kakkonen Eastern Group, 3rd

Atlantis FC is a Finnish football club, based in Helsinki. It currently plays in the third tier of Finnish football (Kakkonen).

History[edit]

The club was founded in late 1995 when Johanneksen Dynamo (founded 1980) and FC Norssi (founded 1985) merged. The name "Atlantis FC" was created by Gösta Sundqvist, singer of Leevi and the Leavings.

The team began to play in the third tier of Finnish football (the Kakkonen) in 1996 and in 1997 they were promoted to the Ykkönen. In 1999 the club reached the playoffs for promotion to the first tier (Veikkausliiga, or betting league in English, named for its sponsor) but lost to Vaasan Palloseura. The following year they achieved promotion to the Veikkausliiga. In 2001 Atlantis finished seventh in the league and won the Finnish Cup.

The club fell into financial difficulties and went bankrupt 2002 and their place in the Premier League was given to AC Allianssi. The club's reserve team is Atlantis Akatemia (Atlantis Academy) still continued in second division. 2003 it changed its name to Atlantis FC and in 2004 the club was promoted to the Ykkönen.

Atlantis' current manager is Markku Ritala and they play their home matches at Helsingin Pallokenttä. er.

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 March 2014[1]

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

No. Position Player
2 Brazil DF André
3 Finland DF Ville Teelahti
5 Finland DF Jussi Äijälä
7 Nigeria FW Davids Uhmo
8 Brazil DF Alan Arruda
11 Sierra Leone DF Alimamy Jalloh
12 Finland GK Jiri Koski
13 Nigeria FW Samuel Chidi
14 Sierra Leone MF Lamin Suma
15 Brazil FW Marcello Ribeiro
16 Finland MF Lauri Bergström
17 Brazil MF Thiago Pinto
18 Sierra Leone MF Alpha Sama
19 Sierra Leone MF Abdul Sesay
20 The Gambia MF George Cole
21 Cameroon MF Francis Tatchim
22 Finland FW Sakari Tukiainen
23 Finland DF Jouni Peltola
No. Position Player
24 Nigeria DF Lawrence Simeon
25 Serbia MF Ehliman Šabić
26 Finland MF Jivenci Malolo-Mukuko
27 Finland DF Aziz Bhar
28 The Gambia MF Buba Gibba
29 Finland MF Albert Uljala
30 Brazil FW Adriano
31 Finland MF Alpo Sipilä
32 Finland MF Joakim Ärilä
34 Georgia (country) GK Levan Lomidze
35 Finland DF Sam Hämäläinen
36 Senegal GK Mamadou Diatta
37 Colombia FW Bryan Rua Zape
38 Senegal DF Seydina Karam
39 Finland MF Gustav Store
40 Spain MF Omar Moreno
41 Paraguay DF José Jaquet
42 Kenya MF Samuel Mbugua

Staff[edit]

Management[edit]

  • Chairman: Finland Markku Ritala
  • General Manager: Finland Aarne Tenkanen
  • Director of Academy: Finland Janne Wikman
  • Marketing director: Finland Tino Kinnunen

Sports[edit]

  • Head Coach:Brazil Alan Arruda
  • Goalkeeper Coach: Senegal Mamadou Vito Diatta
  • Technical Coach: Nigeria Sunny Akintmehin

Medical[edit]

  • Masseur: Finland Jukka Ala-Nikkola
  • Kit manager: Nigeria Christopher Aruna
  • Physio: Finland Filip Lunabba

Retired numbers[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 Finland GK Miki Lehtonen (posthumous honour)

Seasons[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

  • 1980–1983: Juha Leinonen
  • 1984–1986: Hannu Ylöstalo
  • 1987: Hannu Tuukkanen
  • 1988–1989: Mikko Viitamäki
  • 1990–1991: Jari Kurittu
  • 1992–1993: Mikko Viitamäki
  • 1994: Esko Kokkonen
  • 1995: Ari Tiittanen
  • 1996–2000: Jari Europaeus
  • 2000: Markku Palmroos
  • 2001: Ari Tiittanen
  • 2002: Timo Askolin
  • 2003–2007: Pasi Pihamaa
  • 2007: Ville Lyytikäinen
  • 2008: Egypt Abdou Talat
  • 2008: Pasi Pihamaa
  • 2009: Estonia Aavo Sarap

Player of the year[edit]

  • 1996: Marko Ignatius
  • 1997: Esa Pamppunen
  • 1998: Kimmo Tauriainen
  • 1999: Tero Pilvi
  • 2000: Pasi Solehmainen
  • 2001: Sami Ylä-Jussila
  • 2002: Mika Johansson
  • 2003: Henri Kokkonen
  • 2004: Juha Jussila
  • 2005: Risto Salmi
  • 2006: Adel Eid
  • 2007: Risto Salmi
  • 2008: Ernest Simon
  • 2009: Tomas Sirevicius
  • 2010: Alan Arruda
  • 2011: Alimamy Jalloh

Topscorer[edit]

  • 1980: Kari Nevala (9)
  • 1981: Kari Nevala (8)
  • 1982: Hannu Vallius (12)
  • 1983: Kari Nevala (12)
  • 1984: Kari Nevala (22)
  • 1985: Kari Nevala (14)
  • 1986: Kari Nevala (11)
  • 1987: Jukka Innanen (10)
  • 1988: Jorma Lempinen (12)
  • 1989: Jorma Lempinen (12)
  • 1990: Kari Nevala (10)
  • 1991: Jouko Mikkonen & Henri Taavitsainen (7)
  • 1992: Esa Pamppunen (28)
  • 1993: Esa Pamppunen (17)
  • 1994: Esa Pamppunen (17)
  • 1995: Esa Pamppunen (19)
  • 1996: Esa Pamppunen (12)
  • 1997: Jani Nieminen & Esa Pamppunen (10)
  • 1998: Kimmo Tauriainen (8)
  • 1999: Tero Pilvi (9)
  • 2000: Sukru Uzuner (19)
  • 2001: Sami Ylä-Jussila (12)
  • 2002: Eero Voipio (8)
  • 2003: Eero Voipio (7)
  • 2004: Eero Voipio (12)
  • 2005: Vesa Kosonen (13)
  • 2006: Feras Abid ja Petteri Paajanen(11)
  • 2007: Muwahid Sesay (9)
  • 2008: Kalle Vasse (7)
  • 2009: Zakaria Kibona (6)
  • 2010: Bobo Bola (11)
  • 2011: Victor Solomon (14)

Highest Attendances by season[edit]

  • 1996: 17 August 1996 Atlantis FC – PK-35 228
  • 1997: 13 September 1997 Atlantis FC – EIF 213
  • 1998: 16 June 1998 Atlantis FC – FC Lahti 427
  • 1999: 14 October 1999 Atlantis FC – Tampere United 1.243
  • 2000: 30 September 2000 Atlantis FC – KuPS 1.768
  • 2001: 4 May 2001 Atlantis FC – FC Haka 2.797
  • 2002: 11 July 2002 Atlantis FC – Exeter City 325
  • 2003: 1 July 2003 Atlantis FC – FCK Salamat 358
  • 2004: 26 September 2004 Atlantis FC – JIPPO 512
  • 2005: 2 August 2005 Atlantis FC – PK-35 746
  • 2006: 2 September 2006 Atlantis FC – TP-47 742
  • 2007: 23 September 2007 Atlantis FC – KuPS 722
  • 2008: 11 October 2008 Atlantis FC – JJK 835
  • 2009: 3 May 2009 Atlantis FC -PoPa 623
  • 2010: 23 July 2010 Atlantis FC -HIFK 289
  • 2011: 10 May 2011 Atlantis FC -Pallohonka 241

Former Chairmen[edit]

Erkki Alaja

References[edit]

External links[edit]